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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3210877
02/05/24 03:58 PM
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Looks great ..


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: bigdad] #3211007
02/05/24 10:08 PM
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Thx bigdad...

I'm bored so I installed the new studs in the heads for the headers...

Installed studs for the valve covers and put the new gaskets in...

Mocked the headers up to make sure I didn't have any issues...

Just trying to fill up time before Saturday...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212328
02/09/24 08:54 PM
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It's Friday!!!

The weekend is here again and more progress gets made on my car...

First it got taped up everywhere I don't want paint to migrate to...

Then it got wiped down with grease and wax remover...

Then a tak cloth and a good coat of sealer...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212329
02/09/24 08:56 PM
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Then it was time for some color for the stripe...

It will get taped up in the morning and the balance of the body painted white...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212331
02/09/24 09:00 PM
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One more...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212598
02/10/24 07:30 PM
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The morning started out about 8:00am with laying out the pinstripe tape for the stripes...

Tape everything up good...

Then wipe everything down with a tak cloth...

Then start spraying the 1st coat of white...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212601
02/10/24 07:33 PM
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The door latches and strikers are removed so they can be opened and moved to paint continuously through the jambs...

Then you spray more white...

Then more white till you have 3 coats...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212602
02/10/24 07:37 PM
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Crap is starting to get interesting...

Once the 3rd coat of white is dry you can remove all the tape...

Wipe everything down again with a tak cloth...

Then its on to spraying the semi-gloss clear...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212603
02/10/24 07:38 PM
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Last two...

Now you got to walk away and trust in the process...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212885
02/11/24 08:32 PM
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So while the front end is off I took the time to disassemble the suspension...

Springs and straight axle were removed and the frame was sanded and prepped for paint...

I also taped up the firewall and painted everything below the pinch weld black...

Paint on the front frame is now complete...

The centerline mark that has served me well was made in November of 2015...

Sadly...Happily...I don't know...But it is now gone...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212886
02/11/24 08:37 PM
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This was also a good time to finish the inside of the front fenders...

I got all of the bracing back on for the fiberglass hood to set on...

Fenders are painted with bed liner on the insides...

I couldn't stand one more day with the small back tires so the slots and slicks were reinstalled...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3212891
02/11/24 08:49 PM
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Just for reference...the first two pics were taken on December 2nd of 2023...

The second two pics were taken on February 11th 2024...

There is 71 days between those two dates...

71 days makes a world of difference...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3213009
02/12/24 12:17 PM
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This is a totally cool project. Are you going to add some decals and/or lettering so it looks like a vintage race car, or just leave it the two colors?

Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: Neil] #3213148
02/12/24 09:37 PM
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I want to do something but I haven't figured out yet what that something is...

I was able to get the front clip re-installed today...

Leaf springs and straight axle got painted and installed...

Put the polished slots on and this is what I have...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3213281
02/13/24 05:55 PM
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Won't be long now!


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: GODSCOUNTRY340] #3213380
02/13/24 10:10 PM
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Considering nearly everything was already mocked up your right...

Installed the headlight wiring harness...headlights and grill today...

None of it is especially nice but it will do for now...

Tail lights and door handles are also finished...

Tomorrow will be front and back bumpers...

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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3213461
02/14/24 10:45 AM
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Looking great. Nice progress.


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: ZIPPY] #3213464
02/14/24 10:51 AM
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Wow, nice progress on your really cool project!


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: Hemi_Joel] #3213586
02/14/24 07:17 PM
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Thx guys...

I forgot to add in the above post that most of my day was taping and painting and then un-taping the front clip prior to putting the grill in...

Car is on the lift for the first time since I owned it...

I have a few little areas that need attention prior to finishing the paint underneath...

Then the rear leaf springs and the balance of the suspension need painted and reinstalled...


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Re: 65 Coronet AWB build [Re: skicker] #3213846
02/15/24 11:13 PM
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Today was a long day...about 15 hrs...

Car was on the lift almost all day...

Wheel wells got taped up and bed liner shot in them...

Body was taped up and covered and everything underneath got painted black...

A little seam sealer added in a couple places...

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