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What do you do all day? I am lucky enough to do what I love an currently one of my projects is a 40 Oldsmobile it was a really rough coupe but is coming along nicely. The painting part is wearing me out that is why I took up machining to add to my skill set an relieve stress. So far so good. 20170221_131043.jpg 20170221_131030.jpg

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Looking good!
 

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Well, I'm theoretically retired, but I seem to be doing way too much building & remodeling work the last few yrs. I normally do a lot of automotive stuff along the lines of what your doing, all aspects. The Old's is looking really good, I know what a long road it can be getting to that point. I see we are both FB fans. Cheers, Mike
 

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Beautiful!
 
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Sweet, give us more!
 

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Love that shiny paint man! Great color too, very eye-catching
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Good looking ride in the making. Like the color, " if it ain't red, it ain't a hotrod "
 

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Well, I'm theoretically retired, but I seem to be doing way too much building & remodeling work the last few yrs. I normally do a lot of automotive stuff along the lines of what your doing, all aspects. The Old's is looking really good, I know what a long road it can be getting to that point. I see we are both FB fans. Cheers, Mike
Indeed I have a great 65 that I love and will never let go. On my passing it goes to my daughter.
 

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Good looking ride in the making. Like the color, " if it ain't red, it ain't a hotrod "
No kidding its my favorite.
 

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Thank you for the complements I appreciate them. I have worked a couple of months getting this turd ready for paint what a pain. chassis is mostly done it sits just right. I post up more pics.
 

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I'm currently working on a 1951 Ford F2... 3/4 ton long bed truck.

As I bought it...

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I am doing a frame- off restomod... installing a 302 v8, AOD transmission, power steering, and power disc/drum brakes.

I'm in the middle of doing the body work on the cab, I had to replace the passenger side cab corner and both rear corners...

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I've got the chassis mostly finished...

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And I'm installing a '69 Mustang gas tank under the bed...

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It's keeping me busy...

-Bear
 

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No kidding its my favorite.
Its not the painting that wears me out, its the prep work. Looks great! What type of paint did you use and whats the color?
 

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Its not the painting that wears me out, its the prep work. Looks great! What type of paint did you use and whats the color?
I have been down with the flu and have not been on in a bit..I use DuPont for the most part I get great pricing thru oreillys high solids 465 clear its 2 to 1 and very nice product for the price the color is my own house red really its the straight tint with only a few grams of maroon to lesson orange a bit.
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I have been down with the flu and have not been on in a bit..I use DuPont for the most part I get great pricing thru oreillys high solids 465 clear its 2 to 1 and very nice product for the price the color is my own house red really its the straight tint with only a few grams of maroon to lesson orange a bit.
Thanks DK
My truck is a single stage PPG "Cherry Red" and I know what you mean about the orange. Under artificial lighting mine can look pumpkin orange.
 

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Red is tough, this is 1985 Alfa Romeo code 530, on my 69 Bird. It was the least orange/red at the time. I painted with RM Alphacryl Lacquer and K2 Urethane clear, in 85. The image is from yesterday, it's held up well. Took it out for a spin. A 400 with a 400 Trans is a thing to behold when its intake roar matches the exhaust note.
 

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I'd love to do a complete body off on a Studebaker pickup. Your paint job s wonderful , looks like emron but I bet it isn't that stuff was great but pure murder if not correct. I like the thirties cars but trucks better. Thanks for sharing show more.
 

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I shot a lot of Imron in the 70s. I worked my way through school at a large body shop in Stanislaus County. The head painter spent a week in the hospital from shooting Imron without a respirator, we did not know any better. The polyisocynate hardener caused chemical phenomena. Imron was the first generation of its type and DuPont did not warn us of the possible side effects. We switched to RM products as their hardeners were not so aggressive. We used cartridge respirators that leaked like a screen door in those days. Then they came out with full hood respirators so we could use Imron and its prodigy safely. We also started wearing gloves as it turned out that stuff got into your system right though your skin. I love the 30s trucks too. My first frame off was a 34 Ford with a flat head V8. but I let I go during the great recession of 73-75 to make house payments. I do have a " late" model Ford that is due for a frame off. It is a 1973 F250 stock Highboy.
 

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