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    Thanks. I just noticed from the quote that I put in the wrong year, its a 47, whoops. I'm thinking of cleaning up the frame and painting it a satin black. I'm going to go down to the paint store tomorrow and see what they have, probably some kind of water based california junk. I miss those isocyanates.

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    IMG_1237.jpg Been cleaning the frame with a wire wheel on the angle grinder (be careful, it can be dangerous) next it's going out in the yard for some blasting of the hard to reach places and some semigloss black paint. I got the front a arm bushings and ball joints done (that was fun).
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    How come all of a sudden it won't let me post pictures, it says they are too big. I've been using the same phone camera I don't understand what is different.

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    Did your camera have some different settings?
    Compare the pic sizes in the cameras gallery, see if this attempt was with large(r) pics. This place does have a size limit.

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    I had to download a photo resizer to get the pictures in. The quick and easy rotisserie worked really well, just an old engine stand at one end and a piece of plywood with a hole in it at the other. Sandblasted and painted everything with summit urethane primer and hotrod black, wow that was a lot of work!
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    ".......wow that was a lot of work!......"

    Yup, been there done that. but when it's in the shop and you start bolting pieces on it it makes it all worth while.


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    I am looking forward to that!

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    Definitely looks great and for sure a lot of work. Been there too and will be back down that road again soon.
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    Thanks, it felt like I cleared a major hurdle on the project. Next hurdles will be building the bed and doing the body work (arrgg)

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    Nice work, body work is the worst for me, can't stand it. No mater what mask I use lately I can feel it in my lungs the next day after I paint. Good enough reason for me to hire it done now. PS. You guys that don't need a heated shed suck
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    I'm really considering getting the fiberglass fenders instead of straightening the beat old fenders. All the compound curves on the old vehicles makes for some very challenging body work. I agree with the breathing issue, I have a home made remote fresh air supply but it still is not perfect, I think it drys me out and maybe a little fumes still get in around the mask. When i used to use a filter mask the smell was really powerful, not good. Then there's all that bondo and primer dust too. How do people do it for a living?

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    So I have been reassembling the explorer chassis, its been slow and tedious but fun to be bolting on new parts that I've had for ever. When I installed the gas tank I went doh!, I made my cab mounts with the tank conveniently out of the way but with it back in there I can't mount the one side of the rear mount! I don't know what I was thinking leaving that out when I fabbed that stuff, I guess I was enjoying all the extra room, the tank is huge. So now I'm going to have to figure out a way to mount that side of the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    I'm really considering getting the fiberglass fenders instead of straightening the beat old fenders. All the compound curves on the old vehicles makes for some very challenging body work. I agree with the breathing issue, I have a home made remote fresh air supply but it still is not perfect, I think it drys me out and maybe a little fumes still get in around the mask. When i used to use a filter mask the smell was really powerful, not good. Then there's all that bondo and primer dust too. How do people do it for a living?
    I would double check on using fiberglass fenders. I bought some rears for my 53 and after talking to the body shop, they all but told be that I would regret using fiberglass due to stars developing in the glass coat due to flying rocks. They also were not happy with the glass coat on just about every glass fender they've ever ordered and spend a lot of time re doing the glass coat. I was lucky enough to sell my glass ones in a couple of days and got some new steel fenders and was very happy with the quality of them. I had my front fenders and hood repaired at the shop for the same cost as if I bought new, maybe a bit more but I wanted as much of the original steel on as I could. The rear fenders could have possibly been fixed but they were in pretty tough shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
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    So I have been reassembling the explorer chassis, its been slow and tedious but fun to be bolting on new parts that I've had for ever. When I installed the gas tank I went doh!, I made my cab mounts with the tank conveniently out of the way but with it back in there I can't mount the one side of the rear mount! I don't know what I was thinking leaving that out when I fabbed that stuff, I guess I was enjoying all the extra room, the tank is huge. So now I'm going to have to figure out a way to mount that side of the rear.
    A hammer to the tank sounds the easiest, maybe somebody else has a better idea I think I'd look for a different tank in reality, that looks like the easiest solution to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I would double check on using fiberglass fenders. I bought some rears for my 53 and after talking to the body shop, they all but told be that I would regret using fiberglass due to stars developing in the glass coat due to flying rocks. They also were not happy with the glass coat on just about every glass fender they've ever ordered and spend a lot of time re doing the glass coat. I was lucky enough to sell my glass ones in a couple of days and got some new steel fenders and was very happy with the quality of them. I had my front fenders and hood repaired at the shop for the same cost as if I bought new, maybe a bit more but I wanted as much of the original steel on as I could. The rear fenders could have possibly been fixed but they were in pretty tough shape.
    Hmm, that's good to know. I've had reservations about going with fiberglass because I can imagine them developing cracks. Two of my fenders are in really bad shape. Sadly there are no steel reproduction ones for my year stude. Finding decent old ones is almost impossible.

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