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Hey guys,
Well, I have the outer shock tower / engine compartment ready for seam sealer. As I mentioned in my original post, I am wondering what specific products I should use to replicate the original application, and what method (i.e. brush, tube) of application should be used where.

I have taken some specific pictures of the areas I am about to do. Note, the panels have been stripped, por 15'd, Primed with por 15 etching primer, Primed with sandable primer, sanded, any pitting etc has been filled with glazing putty and or high buil primer and finish sanded. I am just about finished with that porcess and am about to seal before final primer/sealer and paint.
 

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Ok so I haven' figured out how to add pictures yet. Can someone give me some tips?
 

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coda618 said:
Ok so I haven' figured out how to add pictures yet. Can someone give me some tips?
Upload them to an image host like Photobucket or Flick'r.

Copy the "img" link(s) and then paste the links in a post on here.

The pics will then appear in your post once you hit "Add Post".
 

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Let's try this again- Garage
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1328.jpg
 

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As you can see above, my garage is a mess. Here is my operating room:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1327.jpg

And the areas I am almost ready to seal.
Outer Cowl Hat Area:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1320.jpg
 

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Outer rear apron where it meets fire wall, Als owhere torque box meets the fire wall and frame:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1321.jpg

This is a close up of the torque box where it meets the frame, rear inner fender and fire wall. There is a sizable gap there that was filled with what appeared to me to be body filler when I stripped it. What do I fill this up with?
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1322.jpg
 

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Outer Shock Tower:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1323.jpg

Outer Frame rail:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1324.jpg
 

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Outer front fender apron to radiator support:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1325.jpg

Upper Spring Mount and the underside of the upper inner fender aprons where they overlap with the shock tower:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/coda618/100_1326.jpg

Thanks for your help folks!
 

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On a 67 Dearborn car only some of those seams received sealer/chalking originally. Often it was shot into the area then spread out with a brush dipped in thinner.

I would try 3M Firm and fast or one of the Wurth chaulking produces. Try and keep the application as minimum as possible since (depending on the weather conditions - hot and cold changes) the products can crack if applied too think.In this application the color does not matter much since the cowl and wheel well firewall and foot box (front edge) will receive a coat of body color over it.
 

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Thanks jeff!

Any one have a picture of the areas with seam sealer applied?
 

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No great pictures of a car built at the same time and plant but I thought this might help (sorry they are out of Oklahoma where the cars take a beating from the sun when exposed)

The patterns shown do not appear to have been the practice through the whole 67 Dearborn production. So (others) if your car is not built this same month the following information may not apply to your car.


You listed your car as 7F01c1642XX
These are from 7F01C163821. So both cars could have been built at about the same time or pretty close.

Drivers side arrows show where a sprayed on sealant was applied prior to exterior color or engine compartment black



The application in the horizontal at the top of the foot box appears heavier than the others. The other seams spray pattern appears to be about 3" in width
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Passenger side arrows show where a gun likely applied chalking/seam sealer to the seam and because of the products characteristics it spread or was spread out to fill the somewhat horizontal seam



Hope this helps
 

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Thanks jeff. I did notce when stripping that the side of the fire wall(?) where it meets the pillar for the door hinges had a spray type application. Any idea what product would best replicate this.

And yes, the pics help. Thanks again.
 
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