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Here are some pictures of what I've been doing under my fastback the last couple of weekends. The first two pictures show the subframe connectors with the final coat of chassis black. I will need to do some minor sanding and touchup, but they're 99 percent done.

The last three pictures are of the first two coats of primer that I shot yesterday. This weekend, I'll sand those coats and shoot a final primer coat, which also will be sanded. For the most part, the primer coats look pretty good. There are no major problems, and only a couple of runs where I got a little overly enthusiastic with the primer. :lol:


http://www.tucsonpony.com/subfr1.jpg

http://www.tucsonpony.com/subfr4.jpg

http://www.tucsonpony.com/tunder6.jpg

http://www.tucsonpony.com/tunder7.jpg

http://www.tucsonpony.com/tunder8.jpg
 

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Noooooooo, one is more than enough! :lol:
 

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Great job. Don't ya just taping? Right up there with sanding!
Stan
 

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That looks really nice. I especially like the way your subframe connectors look.

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JohnnyK said:
Is it just me or is your leaf spring bolt inside your frame rail.. And if so.. why isn't mine?

Yes, where is yours?
 

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aslan said:
Great job. Don't ya just taping? Right up there with sanding!
Stan
I really hate taping, and I have to redo the masking on the rear axle. I used a plastic mask and it moves around too much. Back to paper and tape. I also have to remove the plastic along the bottom of the pinchweld--it moves up against the floorpan as I spray.

The biggest problem was that as I hit a couple of the spots, pulverized walnut shells came shooting out at me! Fortunately, they didn't get on the paint.
 

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Working on the underside of mine as well.

Dang I love airtools. My angle die grinder with the paint stripper end on it makes pretty quick work of the gunk under there. But BOY do I end up looking dirty!

I've using the rollon bedliner as undercoating and it really looks pretty good so far.
 

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Laurie_S said:
JohnnyK said:
Is it just me or is your leaf spring bolt inside your frame rail.. And if so.. why isn't mine?
http://www.tucsonpony.com/tunder6.jpg


Yes, where is yours?

That's interesting... your leaf spring bolt doesn't go through both sides of the frame rail?

For a 68, is it factory correct to have a hole cut in the frame rail and only have the front leaf spring bolt go through one side?

Inquiring minds wanna know.
 

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Yes, both my cars are the same way. There's a rubber plug that goes over the hole.
 

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Wow that is a lot of work says another member of the "been there done that" club.

Hey, try using aluminum foil for masking some of those areas. It wraps around real well and holds by itself plus it is real easy to pull off.
 

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I've used foil in the past on small areas and wiring and it works well. I'll probably put some on before I shoot color to make sure there's no leakage on to the subframe connectors. I'm not that picky about the rear axle, because it's coming out later to be repainted. However, the rear pinion has been painted, so I have that well covered.
 

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Tis a pain. I shot the undercarriage of mine with DP50 and then a urethane metallic charcoal.. Looks so nice I don't want to drive it (If that ever happens). You'll feel the same way. Going to be a shame to shoot it with rubberized undercoating..

I also love the fact that I have a perfectly painted/expensive undercarriage, all new suspension, and an original, canadian winter rusty rear axle housing. :LOL:

So if anyone is REALLY bored......
 

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Laurie,

How are you going to get the buffer under there to buff out the clear coat?

;)

It looks GREAT!

Why didn't you temporarily remove the subframe connectors though?

Dave
 

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Jon Kehayias said:
That looks really nice. I especially like the way your subframe connectors look.

Jon
That's the WORST pickup line I've ever heard. ;)

Great job, Laurie! I've yet to see Trouble in person and can't wait to see it someday. You ever going to be finished with it? :p }:|
 

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I'll be using single stage so, if I do it right, I won't have to buff. The only clear will be the gold stripes and what I put over them to bury the stripes. I do have buffing pads that fit on my drill so that's probably what I would use. It's not easy holding that drill up, however.

I initially tried to unbolt the one set of subframes and the traction bars, but they wouldn't budge. Since the other set is welded to the car, I figured I might as well leave them and work around everything.
 
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