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Author Topic: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0  (Read 11685 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2019, 09:19:22 PM »
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Since that major work, all I've been doing is stripping and coating the shell, inside and out, patching up any small rust bits I find, which luckily hasn't been many. All that remains to be done is the rear beaver panel, and the rear quarter lowers (inside and out). Remarkably, all window and door channels are rust free. Even the cowl vent channel is rust free. Major bonus.












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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2019, 09:21:45 PM »
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So, after 18 months, 13 of which have been spent just on the shell, this is the latest pic of where it is at. After this, move on to the subframe, which needs a fair bit of work, but that's for another time.  I am on the lookout for some decent B Pillar bottoms.


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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2019, 09:45:45 PM »
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Looking good! What paint / rust product have you been using, I am looking at using kbs chassis paint on mine, just interested in what everyone else is using and their opinion on the product. Cheers Greg
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
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Looking good! What paint / rust product have you been using, I am looking at using kbs chassis paint on mine, just interested in what everyone else is using and their opinion on the product. Cheers Greg

Hi Greg, I'm using Dy-Mark rust reformer as a protectant. It has rust converter built in and acts as a grab coat. It can be bogged over and epoxied over without issue. I swear by it, I had a previous car coated in it for years. $12 a can at Bunnings
 Once done, I will put a quality epoxy primer on top.
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2019, 10:11:50 PM »
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Great write up Art. You really lucked out when you scored that floor pan. I use the Dymark rust reformer, good stuff for those hard to get at areas like inside a pillars. Keep the posts coming mate.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2019, 11:10:35 AM »
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Great photos mate keep them coming I love seeing all the work you are putting into your car.
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
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Looks like it was a pretty decent car when left to sit. The floors must have got water on them to be that bad, but sills and A pillars pretty good considering. I've seen cars with much worse sills and good floors.
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2019, 08:45:43 PM »
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What an amazing thread. I dips me lid to anyone who takes the Holden Hippocratic Oath and brings a car like that back from near-death.

Great work. Keep it up.

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2019, 03:06:36 PM »
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great work!
keep it up!
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2019, 05:32:51 PM »
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Thanks for the comments guys. Today I got in and finished stripping and coating the roof. Surprisingly for a paddock basher, the roof was not caved in like you normally see. In fact, it's very very straight, no dents and no rust whatsoever, even in the drip rails.  An hour with the poly disc, some rust converter, a clean up, then a coating of rust reformer.






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« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2019, 01:01:20 PM »
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Wow great post Art, You have inspired me more and I have tried to spend as much time in the shed this weekend as possible. Even brought some rust reformer.   Grin

Keep the pictures coming, just love to follow your progress.
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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2019, 03:00:26 PM »
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Looking good Art, you can be lucky, glad to see the body is in reasonable shape. Glad to see the floor worked out for you.
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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2019, 03:56:47 PM »
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Art,

Looking at the trees, the flat nature of the countryside and the colour of the soil, I'd guess you picked up the FC in the Central West of NSW - Forbes/Parkes/Dubbo?

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« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2019, 08:05:27 PM »
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Art,

Looking at the trees, the flat nature of the countryside and the colour of the soil, I'd guess you picked up the FC in the Central West of NSW - Forbes/Parkes/Dubbo?

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Close mate, near Tamworth.
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2019, 08:07:04 PM »
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Looking good Art, you can be lucky, glad to see the body is in reasonable shape. Glad to see the floor worked out for you.
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Yes mate, thanks for letting me have it!
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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2019, 11:36:12 AM »
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Hey Art, I've just read right through your thread after being away for a few days - what a transformation!  Great work mate, not many would tackle something like this.

How did you manage to keep everything square with the complete floor ripped out and then rewelding?

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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2019, 12:49:43 PM »
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Hey Art, I've just read right through your thread after being away for a few days - what a transformation!  Great work mate, not many would tackle something like this.

How did you manage to keep everything square with the complete floor ripped out and then rewelding?

Cheers,

John



Hi John. The car was on stands, not rotisserie. Sills were solid and left intact. Subframe remained bolted on. There was no movement of the shell at all. Had it been on a rotisserie, I would have braced the crap out of it.
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
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mate looks great am about to start the same job and have been looking at the best way to go about it.and came up with the same system as you.
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« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2019, 03:47:16 PM »
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mate looks great am about to start the same job and have been looking at the best way to go about it.and came up with the same system as you.
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Corey

Good luck Corey. Make sure you start a thread about your car
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2019, 03:50:59 PM »
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Longman ..what a great job you are doing ,I have been away and need to get inspired again ,your work looks excellent ..there are some really talented guys in this club...and your images are excellent ..Vern
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