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2fast242gt 09-30-2013 01:23 AM

Arnt you cutting that innerfender out so I can weld it???

2fast242gt 09-30-2013 01:24 AM

Swapping from the almost mint early dash :(?

Josh 09-30-2013 03:09 AM

I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.

NChoy 09-30-2013 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Josh (Post 4698937)
I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.

Josh,

Check out Industrial Finishes, or Bob's Paintland in Vancouver. Their prices on SEM trim paint are way better than IPD's. Also, Bob's Paintland can color match anything you bring them. I've had very good success with them.

Crazychopstick 09-30-2013 12:26 PM

Make sure you apply paint pretty quickly after the 2k primer. Otherwise you may lose adhesion qualities and may need to resand in order to get it to stick.

Hank Scorpio 09-30-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 4699233)
Make sure you apply paint pretty quickly after the 2k primer. Otherwise you may lose adhesion qualities and may need to resand in order to get it to stick.

Personally, with primer I'd scuff regardless.

The Full Banana 09-30-2013 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 2fast242gt (Post 4698863)
Arnt you cutting that innerfender out so I can weld it???

Swapping from the almost mint early dash :(?

I'll save the inner fender from the wagon in case I want to replace it, but for right now this is fine. It looks way better than I expected it would, and this isn't going to be a show car.

I prefer the later dash, and as an added bonus it already has an electric speedo.

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Originally Posted by Josh (Post 4698937)
I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to order some SEM paint.

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Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 4699233)
Make sure you apply paint pretty quickly after the 2k primer. Otherwise you may lose adhesion qualities and may need to resand in order to get it to stick.

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Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio (Post 4699339)
Personally, with primer I'd scuff regardless.

Thanks for the tip. The manufacturer recommended scuffing if you topcoat after 12 hours, so I will definitely be scuffing it tonight before I paint it.

The Full Banana 10-02-2013 10:52 PM

More progress in the engine bay. It's about half done now.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M...4/IMG_3861.JPG

fortbrick 10-02-2013 11:22 PM

Exceptional work. Keep it up. :)

2fast242gt 10-03-2013 02:05 AM

that looks white... lol sure looks nice. makes me want to stitch weld my new one's bay.

760T man 10-07-2013 12:51 PM

Tom, that 87 dash is in better shape than my 244's dash by a long shot. Mine easily has 10 more cracks above the instrumentation alone, not to mention the rest of the thing. I might be interested, if you're willing to hang on to it for a bit (nature of my job and all) and assuming you're not going to use it.

The 75-80 dash is better anyway. :nod:

The Full Banana 10-13-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 1989volvo740gl (Post 4702581)
Exceptional work. Keep it up. :)

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by 760T man (Post 4706524)
Tom, that 87 dash is in better shape than my 244's dash by a long shot. Mine easily has 10 more cracks above the instrumentation alone, not to mention the rest of the thing. I might be interested, if you're willing to hang on to it for a bit (nature of my job and all) and assuming you're not going to use it.

The 75-80 dash is better anyway. :nod:

The 87 dash is going in the car. I went ahead and spent quite a bit of time repairing all of the cracks in the dash with Bondo/3M flexible bumper repair kits. It took two kits to fix everything. If you are interested in the early dash, shoot me a PM.


Two quick pictures: (I will update this week as more significant things are completed)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a...4/IMG_3872.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z...4/IMG_3911.JPG

I've been spending a lot of time cleaning, prepping, and painting. I can't wait to be beyond this part of the project. Very rewarding, but very tedious.

The Full Banana 10-15-2013 12:57 AM

After the clearcoat fully cured, I took my harbor freight DA to it to clean it up some.

This is really hard to capture in pictures because the lighting is crap on this side of the garage, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w...4/IMG_3969.jpg

The Full Banana 10-18-2013 11:25 PM

crawling along...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y...4/IMG_3974.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...4/IMG_3995.JPG

Beachee 10-19-2013 06:30 AM

Looking good!!!

wisturbo 10-21-2013 09:10 AM

Excellent work , Tom. What garage are you working out of?

The Full Banana 10-21-2013 10:57 AM

Thanks!

Joel, my parents bought a new house with a sizeable detached workshop. That's where the car is. Heater goes in soon! :nod:

760T man 10-21-2013 11:27 AM

Are you flocking the whole upper dash like the glovebox is done? (At least the black *looks* flocked...)

The Full Banana 10-21-2013 11:31 AM

The upper half, yes.

760T man 10-21-2013 11:39 AM

Giving me ideas...

Also, I spy blue. Still got the front seats from the 245? My interior is blue cloth, but the front seats are tan vinyl... :grrr: Granted they're in amazing shape, but the color mismatch is a little more than I can handle.

The Full Banana 10-21-2013 05:55 PM

Front seats are long gone, and were vinyl not cloth.

The Full Banana 10-21-2013 09:20 PM

I never want to do this part again. It was so tempting to cut it, but I managed to resist.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v...4/IMG_3998.JPG

wisturbo 10-21-2013 09:25 PM

That would require an extra beer or two. Wooof!

The Full Banana 10-21-2013 09:39 PM

Maybe that's my problem... I need more garage beer.

wisturbo 10-21-2013 09:55 PM

How far away did the folks move? That's a stellar garage setup you're working in. Have em put compressed air and a lift in there, you know.... for good measure. ;)


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