64 1/2 Coupe Project

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2Blue2

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We is all ready for some epoxy primer if you are.
 

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The doors just needed too much work so I picked up a set on sale from CJP. They are really nice and heavy. The sideview mirror mount holes are too far forward but I can deal with that.
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2Blue2

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New doors and front fenders always fit :poo:ty up top by A pillar/cowl.
Got to weld metal on to close the gap.
 

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I wired and installed my horns. They didn't work so I tore them apart and fixed them, sorta. They sound terrible. Have any of you tried to make a horn sound better? There is a little adjustment screw on the back but it doesn't want to move.
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The doors just needed too much work so I picked up a set on sale from CJP. They are really nice and heavy. The sideview mirror mount holes are too far forward but I can deal with that.
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Odd, my aftermarket door and fender are tight up top and looser down below...but then I also just have them sitting on there, nothing bolted down yet.
 

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Ideally I would wait until after paint to do the interior but I have months before I can get it in and I have time to work on it now so I have been finishing the interior.
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I installed the back window. Shockingly, it went in very easy. I used the string in the groove method and it worked just like it was supposed to which never happens. I also have been finishing up bodywork here and there.
 

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I installed an exhaust system from CJPony Parts. It fit really well and went in without any problems. The only issue I have is that they are too quiet. I may swap out the mufflers to get a little more rumble.
 
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wicked93gs

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I wired and installed my horns. They didn't work so I tore them apart and fixed them, sorta. They sound terrible. Have any of you tried to make a horn sound better? There is a little adjustment screw on the back but it doesn't want to move.
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You know you can use any horn you like right? Find a car with horns with a sound you like, then wire them up(I would suggest using a relay for best results)
 

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Ok, it’s about time for some color.
 

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2Blue2

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The only issue I have is that they are too quiet. I may swap out the mufflers to get a little more rumble.
Cut outs! or just drill some holes for death tone.



How cold is it in SLC today?

Home made explosion booth! Cool! I always worry about the solvent cloud not getting exhausted and having microscopic solvent rain killing the shine.
But I'm not a great painter.
Keep up the great progress!
Its fun to see some one moving forward.
 

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Cut outs! or just drill some holes for death tone.



How cold is it in SLC today?

Home made explosion booth! Cool! I always worry about the solvent cloud not getting exhausted and having microscopic solvent rain killing the shine.
But I'm not a great painter.
Keep up the great progress!
Its fun to see some one moving forward.
It’s right around freezing these days. The shop is 70.
I do have air flow through the booth and out the door. Just a box fan at one end and a filter at the other. The air exits out the side door of the shop. The heater is outside all of this of course and the lighting is a fluorescent overhead.
I am not an experienced painter by any means. Do you see any problems with this setup?
 

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I installed an exhaust system from CJPony Parts. It fit really well and went in without any problems. The only issue I have is that they are too quiet. I may swap out the mufflers to get a little more rumble.

Curiosity on this...do the downpipes from the manifolds sit below the frame rails? Just trying to compare how low my header collectors compared to other setups.
 

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For my first time using a spray gun at all, I am happy. I wound up with a lot of dust in my paint but I know how to avoid that when painting the car. I tried taping plastic to the floor and it came loose and flapped around sending all kinds of dirt into the air. I have to redo a couple pieces but I think I can fix the big parts. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the paint and clear laid down without running. I had a part of my booth plastic come loose and stick to some parts and I poured as much paint on my bench as I got into the mixing cup but it was a good start and I am glad I tried it out on a few pieces before attacking the car.

I am taking up the floor plastic and will wet the floor next time. I am going to buy a paint can pour spout and I will be much more diligent with the tack cloth between coats next time.
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