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Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:33 pm
by Wabigoon
AMD does not have the tail panel ready yet so I had to do the best I could. Not to bad for a driver. Still have to make some pieces for the left tail light.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 am
by Wabigoon
My first try at putting on a panel patch. Turned out not to bad. This post should be second.
Can only put 5 pics.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:57 am
by Wabigoon
First two pics of my patch panel.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:26 pm
by Wabigoon
It's been a while since I have posted so for anyone interested, this a update. Brought the hood out of the shed and did the repairs to it. Also tried our first attempt at painting. I have become quit good at welding for a newbie. the repairs went very well and for a first paint job I was very happy.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:08 pm
by Wabigoon
Did the clear coat, to try that out, the hood scoop turned out very good but the hood ended up with orange peel in it. Don't know what we will do with that yet. Also redid the engine, and put that in today transmission tomorrow.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 am
by '68 Coronet R/T
Looks like you did a good job spraying the base coat. Clear is a different animal and isn't sprayed exactly like the base coat is.

How many coats of clear did you spray?

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 am
by Wabigoon
Ended up to be 5, the last coat made it not to bad, it looked a lot better after two days. People who see it say leave it like that and drive it. The hood scope has 4 coats.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 8:07 am
by '68 Coronet R/T
You have two options:
1. you sand the clear flat and shoot some more clear (a flow coat)
2. You Cut n Buff the clear you have. (we have a whole separate thread on that process)

Clear as sprayed:
Hood Clear as Sprayed.JPG


Cut n Buffed:
Hood Buffed 2.JPG

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:55 pm
by Wabigoon
A little update and story. Put the car together to see how things fit, came out ok and is good enough for me. Taped up the body and going to epoxy in the next few days. In the department of it's to good to be true. Last week was contacted by a guy who moved here from out west who managed a major shop and was also the cut and buff guy. He is retired and want's to cut and buff as a hobby and for some beer money. He would like to do my car to show his work. The price was VERY VERY VERY low. He has done some major car's for some major show's.

Re: Newbie 1969 torino gt Cobra Jet

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:44 pm
by '68 Coronet R/T
Wow. That will save you a bunch of work. :goodjob: