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    What's the stripping wheel look like? What tool are you using to run it? That's some good progress for 45 minutes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    What's the stripping wheel look like? What tool are you using to run it? That's some good progress for 45 minutes!
    I corrected my last post to clarify that the 45 minutes was only on the passenger side of the roof, not the entire passenger side shown in the first picture.

    Google "Wagner paint eater" . The purple discs are supposed to be the best, but 3M offers some similar stripping wheels in black. I found that the 3M ones are working just fine for me on my 4" grinder. It's soft enough that it doesn't scar the metal any more than sand paper would, very minimal sparking once it's through the paint.

    Same as with any other grinding/sanding disc: if you resist the urge to tip the grinder the disc will last for quite a bit longer than you would expect, and the results are cleaner.
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    Please elaborate on tipping the grinder. Are you saying to maintain a 90* contact?

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    I looked at it, I understand. Keep the face down flat on the surface.
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    Very nice work. I wonder how well the discs that go on an angle grinder actually work?
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    Firebird- you got it. Keeping the cutting surface flush against the work, rather than tipping the tool so that only the outside edge is being used. It's something that's rarely ever mentioned in "how to" articles, but correcting the behavior in myself has probably saved me thousands of dollars over the years. I felt like I was making progress faster by tipping the grinder, and maybe I was in some type of way: but the damage I was causing in doing it that way negated any time I'd saved . Once I realized what I had been doing, I started not blowing through material quite as fast, and I used a lot less Bondo to hide my flaws!

    Ryan- I'm using the 3M wheels on my angle grinder with no issues. I'm not sure of their intended use, but I'm just throwing mine on the old DeWalt and watching paint disappear.
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    I'm going to get a little off subject here. I'm a little slow and I finally realized PNW meant your up in PNW the corner of this country. I need to give you a time line to finish your 37 cause if our plans hold out, my wife and I are hoping to be in your corner of the state with Rita in about 4-5 yrs. I'll be expecting a ride in the 37 and we need to do a little road tripping with your 37 and Rita while I'm there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I'm going to get a little off subject here. I'm a little slow and I finally realized PNW meant your up in PNW the corner of this country. I need to give you a time line to finish your 37 cause if our plans hold out, my wife and I are hoping to be in your corner of the state with Rita in about 4-5 yrs. I'll be expecting a ride in the 37 and we need to do a little road tripping with your 37 and Rita while I'm there.
    You better be careful Seth, if you keep putting on your thinking cap out in the open like this, everyone else might just realize you have one: then no excuse will ever be acceptable again.........

    But yes, you and the wife are welcome anytime time. Rita too, I guess. We're about 45 minutes north of Seattle, and I've got plenty of beautiful country right outside my front door I'd be happy to show you. The Deception Pass bridge is one of the first places I plan on cruising to in the sedan. It also happens to be where I asked the wife to marry me. Plan a couple extra days out here and I'll give you the real tour.
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    Sounds great, It's going to be our all the kids are out of the house honeymoon, I'm hoping to take 3 weeks off for sure. We hope travel down the west coast but I just as soon not go any further south in Cali than I need to.
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    Roof is fully stripped! Just have the driver's side doors left, then I don't have to put that damn respirator on again until it's time to paint!! We all have that one thing about this hobby that just makes us hate it a little bit: and, for me, that part is almost over. At least for this project.

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    Sanding... oooooo I hate sanding! LOL
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    So, I've been mulling over the drip rails on this thing for a while now. The passenger side was good, but the driver side was rotted through alone the tops of the doors. I looked at a bunch of pictures online and as many cars as I could in person, but I didn't see many modifications that really suited my tastes. Then I realized there's a stock '41 Willy's pickup in my barn that belongs to my neighbor Bill. It's his retirement project, but he's still a couple years away from retirement. Anyhow, if you've ever been up close and personal with a '41 Willys pickup, you're probably aware that they don't have the typical gutter type drip rails, they're more like an eyebrow that's formed into the roof panel and hangs over the door tops. This is something that I find to be both visually pleasing and functional. I stopped by the local steel supplier on my way home from work yesterday and bought two 10ft pieces of 5/16" round stock and tacked it on the roof. My plan is to fully weld it, then blend it into the roof with lead: just like a '41 Willys pickup.

    I had considered just shaving the drip rails, but then I realized it's not 1992 and that never looked good at any point in time. These cars need drip rails to look correct, otherwise it just seems like something is missing.

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    That seems like a simple solution to a head-scratching problem.
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    I agree, simple - clean - effective. Way to go!
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    A good, time honored solution. If you've got any '35/6 Fords in your area to look at you'll see another factory version, or here are some pics here on the site; 1936 ford roof fill - Club Hot Rod Photo Gallery

    You might look at the way Ford terminated the back end of it into the belt line instead of having it hang out "in space", just a thought. Done well, it should look good regardless.
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    Cool idea! Also works well if you want to peak a hood.
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