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    Thank you Len, I was hoping to not have to use a...

    Thank you Len,
    I was hoping to not have to use a primer but so it must be.
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    Aluminum Pontoons

    This will only be used in fresh water and will be on a trailer unless fishing, I have used an acid to clean the aluminum so they are nice and clean, I am not using a bottom paint as it is not...
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    All paint is original factory but the clear is...

    All paint is original factory but the clear is flaking off some areas it is a white powder look the rear gate was quite bad with the clear flaking and I used a 6" oscillating orbital sander with 220...
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    Dodge Mini Van (1987)

    I have a 1987 Caravan (I know nothing to write home about) that is in almost perfect condition (Dickenson, ND) except for small rust nicks on the tail gate and clear coat that is falling off. I wish...
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    Hello All Dry, What I am doing is to work at...

    Hello All Dry,
    What I am doing is to work at this little by little and what has happened this van has spent it's life in the Dickenson ND area so the paint especially around the window area is...
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    Thank you for the information must wait till the...

    Thank you for the information must wait till the third of the month for payday.
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    Will this remove the glue also? I have been using...

    Will this remove the glue also? I have been using a heat gun, putty knife, Goo Gone (spray) and Wal-Mart brake cleaner and cleaning up with Windex jeez what a job.
    Jim
    Cushing, WI
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    Accent Tape

    :proposeto 1987 Plymouth Voyager Mini-Van has this accent tape around the windows, is there a lazy mans way to remove the tape and glue or do I continue with the heat gun and Goo Gone or do you just...
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    That was so long ago and webshots be no more so...

    That was so long ago and webshots be no more so no pics.:steering:
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    I have your spot welder stud puller but I think...

    I have your spot welder stud puller but I think the metal is to heavy for the studs only thing I coud do is heat it a bit and then pull. I can get the back off without to much trouble just a bunch of...
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    Question on how to repair the front roll pan,...

    Question on how to repair the front roll pan, should I cut the back out which will let me get at the bent tin and pound it back straight?
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    Well I will leave out the clear and to be honest...

    Well I will leave out the clear and to be honest I am not sure if I want a metallic on the car, but the Mrs. said I can only spend this much and for the most part she is the one working and bringing...
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    My gun came with a 1.8-1.5-1.3 nozzle and tips,...

    My gun came with a 1.8-1.5-1.3 nozzle and tips, well I guess that I will use the ick sand block it and hope for the best what tip should I use for the finish coat as it is a metallic and the gun is...
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    Darn Peel ppg Omni Epoxy

    :?Try like I might I cannot get this darn paint to lay smooth, before I laid this coat on I did a major dis-assembly of the primer gun, I scrubbed and scrubbed used the Dremel and brought the gun...
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    Thank you, one more question I need to thin my...

    Thank you, one more question I need to thin my epoxy for a seal coat but for the amount of expensive reducer I need just is not feasable so what I am wondering if I can use plain laqeur thinner?
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    WHEEL OPENING FLARE

    I am trying to get the contour of the wheel opening flare as close to original as is humanly possible, sanding this is difficult at best due to the angle, I am now using a sheetrock sanding block...
  17. That is what I thought, what I am thinking is to...

    That is what I thought, what I am thinking is to epoxy the one more time then using seam sealer caulk the seam well and next appy my slick sand then the color. Does this sound OK?
  18. Will the filler crack if left in the seams? 11926

    Will the filler crack if left in the seams?
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  19. OK thank you so very much, I am hoping to put a...

    OK thank you so very much, I am hoping to put a color on next week, I will finish the filler and panel work prime one last time, then put the engine in less chance of messing the paint and I want to...
  20. Len, Point taken, how do I work the grits of...

    Len,
    Point taken, how do I work the grits of paper
  21. :yikes1185511856Up to this point I have stripped...

    :yikes1185511856Up to this point I have stripped the body down to the shiney tin then I sprayed PPG Omni 2K Epoxy Grey Color, Next I did my filler and here is a shot of the front of the truck, the...
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    I am using 80 g to cut the filler, so what I do...

    I am using 80 g to cut the filler, so what I do is apply the filler cut it fast apply more and continue until I am FLAT then step up the grit.
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    Here I have applied more filler and used 80g on a...

    Here I have applied more filler and used 80g on a long board I also have a air long board (IR)
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    Does the filler need to be sanded before more can...

    Does the filler need to be sanded before more can be added
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    So what you are saying is to apply the filler let...

    So what you are saying is to apply the filler let dry sand with long board just a couple of passes then fill the low spots sand just to the point of defining the lows and continue until the long...
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    Darn that is what scares me as I am working on an...

    Darn that is what scares me as I am working on an old Ford Econoline and I do not think new they had a straight panel, I had to replace both lower panels which were from some sheetmetal shop that...
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    How do I know when it is right

    I am putting the putty on now and am not sure how to tell if the patch is going to show, can I lightly mist the surface with water to see how it will look when shiny?
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  29. Photos of the front of wheel house metal I have...

    Photos of the front of wheel house metal
    I have been welding everything so far, not cheating with filler but did have to use some JB weld for the small pin holes. Sick and tired of welding almost...
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    Need some advice on filler

    Here are two pics of where I joined to panels and as usual the weld sunk, question is in photo one you see the application of filler and photo 2 you see where the actual dip is. Do I buld this a...
  31. the totals for 1961-67, not including Canada,...

    the totals for 1961-67, not including Canada, were:

    Vans - 492,214

    Pickups - 52,121

    Interesting that Ford originally expected the pickup to be the big seller, and
    the first few months'...
  32. The rot hole bought two fenders from a econoline...

    The rot hole bought two fenders from a econoline guy and when he cut them off said there were a couple holes from body work well what he failed to note is that the right fender had close to 10# of...
  33. Question on paint removal? This truck has so...

    Question on paint removal?
    This truck has so much paint on it that I had to use stripper to chemically get to the OEM finish once I get down to this layer I am going to remove the OEM color, as I...
  34. Today I plumbed the brake lines and installed a...

    Today I plumbed the brake lines and installed a dual master, I will admit plumbing is not my thing. Love to see the skirt.
  35. I know of a few who like these although the van...

    I know of a few who like these although the van goes over better then the Epup (Econoline Pickup). I picked this up for 1800 bucks and to be honest shoud have passed and just drove out to CA and...
  36. Just ordered some filler material and odd stuff,...

    Just ordered some filler material and odd stuff, been taking forever to get the panels welded and the multitude of rust pin holes welded, I have no idea why I am going through such an extreme effort...
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    I am afraid of cutting and trying to weld in new...

    I am afraid of cutting and trying to weld in new for fear of not getting it right, can the Fusor be sanded ?
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    Rust in a bad spot

    There are these rust pin holes along the entire front of the truck where the grille attaches to the body, I have placed a light in the cab so you can see the holes.
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    This photo is looking up...
  39. Sorry to say is that I had no choice, the long...

    Sorry to say is that I had no choice, the long panels are both L&R and have a lip on the front and rear, I had to cut the lip off the panel at the rear on both sides and on the wheel arches the same....
  40. Welding question? Will the spot welds show thru...

    Welding question?
    Will the spot welds show thru the paint as I can remember a 69 econoline I had that showed the spots on the wheel arch. Where I butt welded the long panels to the wheel arches even...
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    why this pickup? Jim

    why this pickup?
    Jim
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    The hardway is to get the form transfered to some...

    The hardway is to get the form transfered to some card stock then reverse the patteren and with a few hard maple bolcks glued up make a mold heat the metal and beat it into submission takes a bit of...
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    Wherever I have to weld two panels together (spot...

    Wherever I have to weld two panels together (spot weld) I first paint the entire seam, flange or lap, I will then drill a hole thru the first panel and let my drill bit linger on the bottom panel to...
  44. Another update on the resto, here I have replaces...

    Another update on the resto, here I have replaces the bad floor pan and it is almost totally welded just need to flip the truck over to weld and paint the bottom side.
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  45. I might have done six back and forths and each...

    I might have done six back and forths and each time tightening the pressure screw and I would like to say thank you as this was my first time doing this and I amazed myself. Due to the multiple bends...
  46. Some more photos of patching the floor...

    Some more photos of patching the floor pan.11252112531125411255
  47. Complete Restoration of 65 Econoline Pickup

    First off here is the page to all the photos and videos, this is a complete restoration using a Rotisserie bought from Northern Tool. I purchased this truck in St Paul, MN and from what I am led to...
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    I will most likely use PPG Omni Line as the...

    I will most likely use PPG Omni Line as the supplier is close 10 miles away.
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    Ok so what I will do is use seam sealer first,...

    Ok so what I will do is use seam sealer first, then shoot it with an epoxy then a color coat of plain enamel same color as topside but I will have to time everything right as I have the truck on a...
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    Question for First class bodymen

    As I have been blasting the underbody of my Econoline Pickup some questions have come to mind, after I am done with the underbody rust removal and am ready to paint the underbody how do I go about...
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