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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:16 pm

thanks Phil, its just we keep getting put back at the panel beaters and have decided we may have a go ourselves.
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Post by stubbie on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Hi Wigg

Wasn't trying to put you off. It's always rewarding if you can say that I did it myself. It's been a while since I did any painting. I used acrylic paint which at the time I thought was easyier to work with. There are always new products that make the job easier. I would look into the types of paint available, what produces the best finish and the ease of use and of course preperation is always the key. The better you can get the body finish, undercoats etc the better the end product.

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Post by Wigg on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:25 pm

Thanks Phil
The reason I put the Question out there is because I am in 2 minds as to what to do. I was going to repair it in the first place then everyone said to have it repaired in metal and it would be finished by the end of March then the middle of April and now they are talking about end May or end of June if all the other jobs are finished by then. So what I am thinking of is cutting out the rusted piece and fiber glassing new pieces in and then painting it, we painted a plane so I am not worried about that it the repairs that I am a bit concerned about.
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Post by stubbie on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:46 pm

Id go the metal route Wigg. Youl'll probably only have to redo any fiberglass patches again further down the track. Tha fibreglass will come adrift eventually.

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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by DaveG on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:48 am

That's good advice from Stubbie, Dont use Glass to fill holes. Gio had Phil Mundays i think in Kilsyth paint the top panels of his car I think it was a fairly quick turnaround, Might be a little longer to do rust repairs. Maybe worth a try.
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Post by lowxr on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:11 pm

not sure if your still after 1 but i have a reco 64 booster i used for a few kms till i took my car off the road. may also have a master cylinder if your interested?

im only in boronia too so just a stones throw for you Smile

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Post by Wigg on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:39 pm

Thanks Dylan for thinking of me but I got a kit from the USA which was a booster and twin master cylinder, but if you know of anyone that has a dash plate that goes around an air conditioner vent could you let me know.
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Post by Giobus on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:01 pm

John,

What's the extent of the 'rust' repairs??

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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:26 am

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Post by Wigg on Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:48 am

hi Giovanni in the photo the white colour at the bottom of the door, just in front of the rear wheel, at the rear on the very end top and bottom where someone has tried to repair it, above the door. and the C pillar has to have something done to it, it has been repaired but who ever did it just welded a piece of steel in but did not shape it. If you can zoom in on the photo you will be able what has to be done all on one side.
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Post by Wigg on Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:16 pm

John has got sick of being put back with the body shop who were going to repair the bits that needed fixing & have gone from we will have you in at the end of March, to oh now the end of April, to end of June, then the straw that did him in was Oh not till late August. So rang them up a few weeks back & said forget it I will have a go at doing it myself. I am hoping I can remember how to get the pics back on here & will put some of his first attempt at doing his own repairs and painting.
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the first layers of paint

Post by Wigg on Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:40 pm

Not a perfect job. Has a few imperfections but we are not looking at a show car. just wish I could get the darned pics to work
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Post by lowxr on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:14 pm

not good guys! sucks that you have been stuffed around but at least you'll save some cash and learn alot doing it yourself. congrats on the good work!

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Post by DaveG on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:38 pm

Hi Sue/John Email me the pics and I'll put them in your post.
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:25 pm

Yes you are right John has learnt a lot by doing the car himself. He was on the verge of throwing in the towel but had a change of heart on Sunday after coming back from the Sunday breakfast and talking to some of the guys over there (thank you to all, great array of cars there to look at). We were quoted $1400 to do the 4 bits of rust & paint the car John has done it so far $800.00. Its not perfect but it is done to his ability it is the first attempt at restoring a car & he wants it just so as we can go on the day trips with the club. Not interested in a show car or being judged.
I am really proud of his efforts as it is a first time on most of what he has done.
Thank you Dave I will send the pics in am email to you. John used to have them in dropbox but it was causing hassles so he doesn't put them in there anymore.
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:30 pm

that should read $14000.00 not $1400.00
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:49 pm

Thankyou Dave I will try with the others as well. Cheers Sue
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Post by 1965bird on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:54 pm

Good on you John so what if your car isn't a show car at least you have the pleasure of telling people later that you did the work. My car isn't show quality either but I enjoy driving it when I can.
Cheers, Nick. cheers cheers cheers
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:20 pm

That is why John changed his mind about not finishing the car off Nick. It was talking to members on Sunday he came home with a whole new outlook for which I am very grateful for. Cheers Sue
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Post by Giobus on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:39 pm

Hi Sue,

It was good to catch up with John & yourself on Sunday at the Breakfast.

Sometimes you need a bit of kick-along  Very Happy 

It won't be long now that you have colour on the car!!

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Post by lowxr on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:46 pm

i was going to say $1400 is cheap for a repaint hahah. at least you will save some of your hard earned $$ and spend it on other parts of your car.
cant wait to see some pics of this in color!! good luck guys

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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by BulletBird on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:59 pm

Hi John and Sue, good to see you given it a go, with the money your going to save, you can
build a garage for your Thunderbird.
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Wigg on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:36 am

John is starting to put it back together leaving the final cut & polish the end. We are still waiting on the spare wheel rim to come in from China (August). Getting new roof lining put in & I think then its off to the road worthy & club rego. Probably have its debut (lol) in the Spring. I am still trying to talk him into taking the front bumper back to the platers (3rd time) to get them to do it properly
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Re: New to T-Bird forum

Post by Admin on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:40 pm

OK hopefully this works, It's been fun trying to upload these pics,

As the boys have said John, we are all keen to see her finished and you're so close now you just gotta keep going, I know I struggled and Gio and I have spoken several times about how hard it is to do a rebuild especially at home on your own but your almost there, Just keep at it, I guarantee 100% you'll be glad you pushed thru , regardless of whether it's a showcar or a driver you will get the same satisfaction knowing you did it.
















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