Progress Thread The "grátis" 1966 Coupe project

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Davedacarpainter

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Look on the side of the nozzle(not the cap), there should be some numbers on them like 1.3, 1.4, maybe 1.5 or bigger as well.

The numbers are the size of the opening where the fluid flows through.

Bigger numbers are for thicker paint. Though at work I use a 1.3 to spray primer which most people would consider small for that task.
 

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Thanks to both of you! My RapidAir kit will be arriving early this week. Plan is to finish setting up the system before the weekend. Pictures will follow. I'll also do the lacquer thinner flush of the gun then.
 

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Now the only piece of the puzzle I lack is the welder. Air system is done. I went with the ½" RapidAir kit, I hope I don't regret that decision. This system won't be used to paint the car, only primer. I think I'll be fine.

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Feeling a bit defeated today. My goal for the day was the remove the trunk support, floor pan, and (time permitting) the cowl. However, because sheet metal always wins, I only managed to get the trunk support removed. I did manage to get the remnants of the extension brackets removed from the quarters. It may be for naught as there isn't really much left of the flanges on the quarters.

I also keep finding damage that looks like it came from a minor accident and a possible foray into off-roading. The driver's trunk floor has damaged I've mentioned before. Well, the passenger side has some damage on the drop off that looks like it bottomed out on something.

The kids were "helping".
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Oddly enough, none of the spot welds on the back end of the driver's rear frame rail took.
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What's left of the extension brackets.
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The tail panel was replaced at some point. The just cut the old one out and put the new one over the top of it.
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Damage to the passenger trunk drop off.
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And the worst part, I found this after removing some bondo from the passenger quarter.
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Looks like I won't be able to save this quarter after all. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just replace both quarters and trunk floors with all the damage back there. It's all solid, but I don't know if new sheet metal will line up correctly.
 

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I went through three cutoff wheels today.

Today went far better than yesterday. I made things much better for myself from the start by wearing some sunscreen and gloves. That little HF body saw is a joke. It got hot after about thirty seconds of cutting and began to run so slow that it wouldn't cut anymore. I broke out the reciprocating saw instead.

So I got back at it and removed the floor pan today. I didn't have time to cut out most of a remaining bits, however, I did manage to cut out the remnants from the rear frame rails. I figured that would be the hardest part, so I got to it first. The frame rails are squeaky clean inside. I decided to save the original seat risers. Not sure if I'll try to reuse them and sell off the ones that come with the floor pan kit.
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The weld-thru primer is probably premature since I plan to get a sand blaster for all these nooks and crannies.
Until I do, I found these neat little roloc flap discs that help with cleaning up tight areas.
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Next order of business will be to cut out the remaining bits of floor and then remove the cowl. I can probably reuse the cowl as long as I don't hack it up. It doesn't appear to be rusted through anywhere, but it needs a thorough cleaning out.
 

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@horse sence would these be a viable option to patch the areas that need it on my quarters? I don't want to cut corners, but I figure if I eliminate all the rust, a patch isn't really cutting corners, right?

I just really don't want to deal with trying to fit aftermarket quarters on my own.
 

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Some skins dont have the flange at the end caps ,i would ask first ,if they do that would be a fairly cheap fix . If you do a full quarter ,it will have the piece
 

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I'm thinking I could still use the skin to patch areas like the wheel well rust and just buy the extension pieces separately?

When you say they don't have the end flange, are you talking about the part that the extension attaches to?

Would a skin essentially be like this without the flange on the end?
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Technically I might not need it to? I'm only thinking of it as a way of patching the rear most end where the extension attaches. There is damage on the quarter panel side of the trunk drop offs on both sides along with the little bit that's left of the flanges the extension brackets attach to. Not to mention the rusted bit over the wheel well I discovered over the weekend.

I'm just trying to avoid replacing the whole quarter since I see what a pain fitment can be.