1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2023 10:37 pm
Found a bunch of screw holes on the passenger door where they added a mirror.

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After welding them closed:

Mirror Screw Holes Welded.JPG


Had to do some welding to reshape a damaged area and correct the door to quarter panel gap. Turns out this area was worked on before as I found brazing.

Driver Door Upper Rear Gap.JPG
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2023 10:34 pm
Installed the old tail panel and quarter extensions to check the fit. The newer panel and tail light housings are getting a professional re-chroming.

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I didn't bolt the panel in place so the right side is tipping back slightly at the top.

Spent a lot of time today messing with the trunk lid. Turned out the left side edge had a slight bow in it. The right side wouldn't quite seat all the way and when I pushed down on it, the left front corner would raise up slightly. Made a lot of progress but still not quite there yet.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2023 5:38 pm
Sprayed the interior metal today.
This is one coat of color and one coat of clear. Most of this will be covered with carpet, headliners and interior panels and equipment.

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Floor Pans Frost Blue.JPG


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 8:33 pm
Reduced white epoxy for sealer:
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One coat of base so far:
First Coat Color Sail Panel.JPG


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 9:12 pm
Nicy nice! :goodjob: :clap:
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 8:39 pm
Second coat of color sprayed today:
Second Coat Color Sail Panel.JPG


Second Coat Color Quarter Panel Left.JPG


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 9:27 pm
While waiting for supplies to get here, I started working on my steering wheel.
It is dry and cracked even after I sprayed it with two coats of epoxy and sanded it.

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I remembered that I had some E-Z Lam epoxy which is much thicker when mixed.
E-Z Lam Epoxy.JPG


Here it is after one coat:
E-Z Lam Epoxy  Top Side.JPG

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It takes at least 24 hours to cure.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2023 6:14 pm
Sprayed some clear coat today.
Third Coat of Euro Clear 2.JPG


Third Coat of Euro Clear 1.JPG


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2023 9:12 am
Wow that looks super nice!

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 10:44 pm
This is one round of buffing with Meguiars M-100 and a twisted wool pad.
I plan to do another round with Chemical Guys V36 and then one more with Menzerna 3800 Super Finish.
Left Quarter 2000 grit, M-100, Reflection.JPG

Left Quarter 2000 grit, M-100, Flash.JPG

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