Body and paint gray 62 (1 Viewer)

kelly saad

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62 converted to a 60 front end. This is a very clean vehicle and that is an understatement. This thing is AMAZING! The mechanical work and interior are just beautiful, much love has already been poured into this 62.

I did find rust hidden in the lower doors. I have separated all the skins, and now I can access all the rust that was pinched in there. It is an area that seems to rust on these vehicles often and is impossible to access unless the skin is separated.

The project:
1. Disassemble vehicle, remove doors, tailgate and hatch.
2. Prep jambs.
3. Repair rust in rocker/lower fender.
4. Weld closed all holes in rocker panels.
5. Remove seam sealer in roof gutters, and windshield area, repair any rust, seal again.
6. Remove seam sealer in lower doors, separate skin on the lower section of all 4 doors and tailgate. Remove and treat surface rust, paint with POR-15 all areas, crimp skins back into place, new seam sealer.
7. Filler on all dings/dents.
8. Paint jambs and install doors, hatch and tailgate.
9. Exterior paint, B/C, wet sand, and polish.

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4. Weld closed all holes in rocker panels.

I presume you mean the factory holes for the snake blinders (rocker trim), and not the drain holes along the bottom lip. Those should be left open....
 

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Clean gutters, not a spot of rust anywhere. The lower window has a small amount of rust, and one hole I will need to cut out and replace. The driver's side weep hole, underneath the seal likes to rust out on these. This one looks pretty nice though.

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How did you go about removing the sealant from the gutters? Seemed to work well
Actually, a cheap wire wheel, the small diameter one worked really well. It doesn't have to be at a high speed either, slower worked best. There are other abrasive wheels too but I liked that little one. It was thin enough that I could control it and not screw up the paint on the side. It helps to flip it to reverse and bend the wires back occasionally.
 

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