Monthly Archives: January 2013

Painting the Roadster

Well I finally reached the point on the ’29 Ford Roadster where I originally thought I would begin – Just sanding and slinging the spray gun. Of course there is an order to the process. I always think that the … Continue reading

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A Quick Update – 1928 Model A Coupe

It’s Thursday today and last Monday I picked up the coupe from the chemical dipper. Unfortunately they were unable to give the car body an acid bath they had to sandblast instead. There is still wood bracing that the owner … Continue reading

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The Guide Coat

The right quarter panel took quite a bit more work than the left did. After block sanding, priming, and guide coating, the final sanding to make sure there are no sand scratches or waves in the panel is ready to begin. … Continue reading

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The Body Work – Continued

Body filler is designed to bond to bare, clean metal. I always feel more comfortable if the metal is scratched a bit;  at least as aggressive as 80 grit. Spreading filler is not an exact science so I’ve put masking … Continue reading

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1928 Model A Coupe

This is a Model A Special Coupe – or I’ve heard it called a business coupe. If you will notice, the right rear quarter panel is quite rusty. Actually the left quarter panel is too as well as the trunk floor and … Continue reading

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The Body Work

For completeness sake I am mentioning stripping and repainting the inside of the body. Stripping the floor pan was the same as the underside but the side walls required machine and manual sanding to avoid the warping sandblasting can cause. Another difference about painting the inside … Continue reading

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Discovering the Potential for ‘Primer Pop’

The first indication that I had a problem with the primer showed up when I started grinding the doors. Even though the doors were new, they had many dents along the edges. As I started grinding, the primer started coming … Continue reading

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1929 Model A Roadster Beginning

In June of 2012 I was hired to paint a remanufactured 1929 Ford Model A Roadster body for a customer who had spent the better part of 3 years trying to get 2 different body shops to complete just the … Continue reading

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