#4, 60 series root beer brown, body work and paint (2 Viewers)

kelly saad

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This vehicle is having the motor rebuilt now, so they better not scratch the paint when they install it :D or should it be this :mad: ??

This will be the original color also, I am excited to spray this brown color in new modern paint, wet sand and polish it. I think it will be nice.

This thread will move slowly, as I must complete the gray #3 first. We will be working on this when we have some spare time.

The project:
1. Disassemble vehicle, remove doors, tailgate and hatch.
2. Prep jambs.
3. Replace passenger side fender.
4. Close all holes in rocker panels from trim.
5. Remove seam sealer in roof gutters, and windshield area, repair any rust, seal again.
6. New lower door skin replacement panels, Lower tailgate replacement panel. Sand blast remaining rust, seal bare metal with POR-15, new seam sealer.
7. New quarter panels and any rusted sections of inner fenders.
8. Paint jambs and install doors, hatch and tailgate.
9. Exterior paint, B/C, wet sand, and polish.

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kelly saad

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The replacement fender had rust on all the attachment points where it bolts on. I decided to sand blast the areas and treat it before it is bolted on. Also, I blasted the lower inside so that it can be sealed up and assure there will be no surprises in the future. Also, I will probably paint the inside before I install it, I wont sleep at night thinking about the inside of this fender being blue, even if you cannot see it.

Shown in this photo, after sand blasting.

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Seth S

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Looking forward to seeing the results. I'd really like to paint my root beer 84 in the next year or two...even though plenty of people tell me they love its patina.
 

Seth S

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This hood has some odd rust that developed underneath the paint. It was rusty everywhere. I had my helper use the 80 grit drum first to get most of the rust off, then throughly go over it with the 120 drum.

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Once you get these down to bare metal how much time can you let them sit before they start to rust in the air? Or is your humid so low that it’s not something you have to worry to much about? Also do you strip the inside of the hood down too and if so do you have to media blast to get in all the folds and structure under there?

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