Category Archives: Restoration Projects

Old and New

It has been a busy couple weeks for me and I have not been able to get into my shop except for a few days. My father has a small insurance/collision shop and I have been writing some estimates and locating parts … Continue reading

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Ready to fill and prime

This is the point I have been waiting to get to. It’s the point where I know that I will be done within a week. The job will be going back to the customer for painting and the final assembly … Continue reading

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Be careful where you buy the rear fenders for a Ford Model A

The owner of the Model A coupe I’m working on only wanted me to only go as far as to put it in primer. His son owns a local body shop and is going to paint the car there. I certainly don’t want … Continue reading

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A quick article

So one of the neat things about setting up this blog site is that I get to see the search strings that lead people here. One of the strings that I’ve seen for two months now is a question about what the … Continue reading

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Repairing the rust

First, you all get the standard speech on rust repair. It’s the speech I give when any of my regular customers wants me to repair the rust on their modern car. Here goes… YOU CAN’T STOP IT. Once it is … Continue reading

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Preparing to fill the dents and weld seams – 1928 Model A Special Coupe

Now that the coupe is back from the stripper, there are 3 things that I want to accomplish before I start spreading the body filler in earnest. First I want to protect the metal by applying etch primer (also called e-coat … Continue reading

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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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