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42' Cadillac

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Brad J., Dec 11, 2016.

  1. crashtech

    crashtech Combo Man

    @Brad J.

    There is a little wrench in the top right corner of the text box when you are posting, this will show you all the BBCode tags and let you exert more control over the appearance of your post, but you'd have to familiarize yourself a bit with BBCode.
     
  2. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    So here it is. DSCF2087.JPG
     
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  3. crashtech

    crashtech Combo Man

  4. EddieF

    EddieF Top Banana

    Nice!!! I'd take that over a new buzzing paper thin airbag gps calculating "car" any day.
    Good job.
     
  5. El Toro

    El Toro Member

    What a car! Great job
     
  6. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    DSCF2088.JPG

    Well, I was seeing if anyone was paying attention. I had to replace the clutch in this 41' 75 series car. I'm just starting to work on the 42' again. Been a busy winter that didn't allow me to work on my crap.
     
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  7. Jim C

    Jim C Oldtimer

    super!
     
  8. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    Here are some parts that I painted a while ago. I've been moving forward slowly on the project. I had both from fenders dipped. I removed the inner fenders that were spot welded to clean up the seams. I split them in half, blasted, 2 coats epoxy, and then panel bonded the halves back together. I then sprayed 2 more coats epoxy on the inner fenders. I mated the fenders and inners back together last week.
     

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  9. Jim C

    Jim C Oldtimer

    lookin good brad. there are alot of parts in those cars.
     
  10. El Toro

    El Toro Member

    I will say it again WOW what a car and great job!
     
  11. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    Fenders were pretty nice. I had them dipped because of heavy scale rust on the backside. They sat around most of the winter as I had a couple patches to put on each. Once I did the patches then I blasted them to clean up a little rust that grew over the winter. Two coats of epoxy, then I blocked and picked the low spots and still had a little filler work in some areas. Worked the filler with 80/120 glazed over the filler with 3m flowable finish putty. Finished with 180 followed with a light 240 blocking. I put three coats epoxy over the entire fender. When the fenders were within one blocking round of paint I panel bonded the inner fenders to the main fenders. Spot welded in each of the three corners and the glue did the rest. I always leave the zip screws in place and slowly cut and grind the heads off keeping them cool. I hope to shoot final SS on the fenders this weekend. They are chassis black on the bottom and inner skirts so I just have to sand the outer fender, mask and spray.
     

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  12. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    More fender pictures. They were stuck on my camera. I have a lot of time into the fenders. Not rust work but addressing the inner fenders and just he shear size of them.
     

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  13. Brad J.

    Brad J. Oldtimer

    Painted the fenders a couple weeks ago and then off to the Hershey swap meet for a week. They took a half gallon of SS for 5 wet coats just on the exterior. I've had trouble this entire car of spraying the spi with little gassing bubbles. The first coat is visible but by the end they can barely be seen. The entire car has done it so far. Never had trouble with SS before this job. Still using the original 2 gallons that I started with. I should probably take a part and see if they sand and buff out. They are consistent throughout the entire surface of every panel. Changed nothing on my end and I always use the same procedure. The third picture shows the first coat with is always the worst. Even painted the backside of a model T fender this week and it did the same.
     

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  14. shine

    shine Member

    those old cads are like painting a barn . lot of real estate to work . looking good .
     

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