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Finally started mild resto of my GT18


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#1 indslpwr04 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 01:27 PM

I had extra floorboards, Fenders, Wheels, and the nose cone i repaired.  Had to use my original hood because the parts tractor was an ss/16. But i got everything blasted and in primer this week.  Anyone know of a good looking silver to use.  Going back original.  

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 02:32 PM

I've got a nose like that I have to repair.

What did you use to glue on the washer and nut to the hinge?



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Posted May 02, 2017 - 11:42 AM

The qbond stuff in the box in teh one pic.  Stuff is amazing.  It will bond anything to anything.


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Posted May 26, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Anyone know of a good silver paint to use.  Nobody carry's Silver spray in a can,  Just Aluminum color.  



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Posted May 26, 2017 - 10:55 AM

While this may not be a GT paint match I bought DupliColor Silver Frost to touch up my Ford Taurus. It's a nice metallic silver color.


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Posted July 18, 2017 - 09:34 AM

UPDATE.  finally got some color down.  I just gave up the search and went with Rustoleum Aluminum color in the tall can.  Pretty happy with the finish.  Got to shiny.  If my memory serves i never remember it having a deep gloss.  So this looks about right.  Just have to sand out a few runs on the nose and start reassembly.  

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Posted July 24, 2017 - 01:36 PM

Got my new front tires mounted, new ball bearings installed, rear tires mounted, and started removing the original tins this weekend.  Spent 4 hours removing the brake peddle rod.  The roll pins holding the 2 levers would got give up their 35 year hold.  I had to remove the entire battery box area to get access.  Also got the new rear end cleaned up and painted. 

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:02 AM

Well my mild resto has gotten a little deeper than i planned.  As of last night everything has been primed and painted. Waiting on a new belt to come to start the assembly.  Spent 2 hours trying to remove the steering wheel so i could get the dash off.  It was severely gaulded and would not come off. After removing the C clip under the wheel and destroying the bushing we were able to beat the sheering shaft through the wheel. After removing the bolts i found that it was broke at each bolt hole and cracked all around the throttle lever. I had a nice white dash that had the leading edge on the let side broke off.  i cut the needed piece off the original dash and epoxied it to the white dash.  Just need to do some body work on it.  I got all the hardware soaking in Evaporust now.  

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 06:18 AM

How do you like the Evaporust?



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Posted August 04, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Every bolt nut and washer came out looking brand new.  I was amazed.  Even left over paint was dissolved.  


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