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    Resto work. Should I use clearcoat or just basecoat?

    yea. follow the TDS for the paint, most say 2-3 coats, I'm doing three. I'm painting the entire car, inside and out in dismantled pieces. (inc under it, where I put colour over rockprotection). I dont recommend doing it separated, so lesson learned. (the thing I would change is to do it...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    Some more learnings. For some damn reason, Sydney has been Wet for the entire duration of this work. I can only work on the car in patches (I have a day job), and I have limited space, so I have the Cab, on dollies, and I was storing some of the panels inside, covered in blankets so they dont...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So now I'm painting. and completely stuffed it up. I painted 3 doors. (used PA speaker stand to stand them up). I'm using PPG 625 solid paint (single stage, no clear). I'm using full PPE as well. I actually painted all the inside of the car in Shuberts solid. This was a lower cost paint...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    I also picked up a 1400CMF air filter. This was jsut a large box with a FAN, with a filter on one side. It pumps out a good bit of air. I used a air-con duct to pump the air into the TOP of the tent. This is pumping filtered air in (and the filter could be placed outside, to prevent any...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So, been spending time building a paint-booth inside my shed. Did a bit of re-search, and in the end it worked out well. Here's what I did. So you can see the basic idea. This is a 4 car standard sheet garage in Australia. It has several support beams going down the middle with a v...
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    Resto work. Should I use clearcoat or just basecoat?

    Wow, thanks for the inspiration, that 60 look lovely, and even the wheels are great.
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    Resto work. Should I use clearcoat or just basecoat?

    Its PPG. cant see any reference to single or 2stage. the tech document has no mention of later clear coats. Might need to talk to hi again. 625 Polythane. https://www.ppgcpc.com.au/images/uploads/tech_data_sheets/625_POLYTHANE_CPC_Colour_TDS_PR_29-09-2021.pdf
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    Resto work. Should I use clearcoat or just basecoat?

    So I'm doing frame-off resto of a white (033) FJ62. I'm using PPG 2K paint (car is in sanded primer at the moment). This is not aiming for concourse level, and the cruiser will get real-world use. The guy I got the paint from said I don't need to apply clear, as its a 4wd and solid colour...
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    AC Receiver/Evap unit replacement

    So this little black cylinder things with the two pipes at the top and the glass window thats part of the AC system (not exactly sure what its called). While restoring my FJ62, I disconnected the AC Pipes in various places and then left the chassis for a while (months). I was talking to a guy...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    Some more wiring loom. I pulled out all the wiring, and laid it out like it was on the car. I decided to make a couple of video's on this, as it may help someone in the future and it explains how the wiring in the FJ62 works. Firstly, the relay and fuse box. I've only had to replace one...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So in the hour long sessions while plating I decided get the wiring loom out and clean it up. I'm using an old table with no top, which is use-full as I can go around the loom and easily get under parts. Basically any tape wrap that is loose I'm removing and redoing and this occurs a lot. I...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So, all the 'inside' panels have been painted in colour. Inside doors, hatch, under bonnet, inside fenders etc. This was just done outside DIY. turned out great, but not shop quality, with a bit of dust. This cleaned up ok, but it tells me I cant paint the 'show' sides this way. So while I...
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    Intro to new Australian FJ62 owner/builder

    Hey, dont forget to re-apply seam-sealer. That edge part under the fender from the bottom of the windscreen is very common for water in the cab (Because it has no sealer on it). Good luck with rebuild, love seeing fellow 60's on Aussie roads.
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    Lesson #483 in dismantling a 60. You need to pair and label the door hinges. This is prob 8 months after I removed them. They are labled. "L" and "R" and "1" and "2". And also stamped with some additional numbers. The shapes appear to be in 3 styles. So I hope this is a match. Next step...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    Back to the body, while waiting for some parts. I'm applying seam-sealer. Many of the gutters were replaces, and welding of the roof parts on was messy in some parts. I wanted to use a self-levelling version. did some reading on it, and seems good. Had some problems procuring this in...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So done with painting for a while. Everything is sealed. Moving back to the chassis, finish off everything I need to do before the body goes back on. Cleaned up the fuel Tank. Removed the guage unit and fuel-send, and stuck a phone camera in to look around. Some very small bits of...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So I underestimate how difficult prepping panels is. Minor dings are straight forward, except if on and edge or something. Where I've done a weld-fix, particularly on a curved surface is so hard. You fill and sand, fill and sand. looks good, but then re-apply a primer, and suddenly its off...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    After stripping, I wanted to epoxy seal straight away ( if you dont, you will need to re-sand all again, as flash rust starts). I tool the 4 parts and completely sanded them back using 180grit DA, and 240grit hand. I had to dig into those rush blooms a bit. I'm starting to learn not to get...
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    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    So fender weekend. Pull them out from under the house. Remembered I still had some mending (Rust) to do, little on the top, near the side mirror, and lower panel. Only like 1 inch on each, and rest is fine. Strange both sides had same issue at the top. Under the very top part of the fender is...
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    Strip under wheel arches

    Ta, Think I fixed the problem. just needed a bigger hammer (or this wirewheel).
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