Author Topic: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman  (Read 72356 times)

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #615 on: 19 December 2018, 05:42 AM »
It's the wife who took the pics.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #616 on: 19 December 2018, 05:45 AM »
Some of them are a bit non-descript. It's a multitasking thing, photos and breathing..

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #617 on: 19 December 2018, 05:48 AM »
The last ones for now. It's clear that there's still muck on the rear floors, the arches and the boot.I don't have the eyes required to judge the work like a pro. Maybe anyone here can point things out, besides the issue with the drainage holes I need to ensure are open, or drilled new.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #618 on: 19 December 2018, 11:31 AM »
I'm surprised the body isn't stripped of all parts and on a rotisserie. It's good that you're getting pictures along the way so you can see exactly what's going on and stop what you don't like before they go too far.
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #619 on: 19 December 2018, 12:40 PM »
just a note on trunk color

000-986-67-33     Until 20.03.1982 tiefdunkelgrau matt 7164 rocker panels, trunk
000 986 86 33            from 20.03.1982 galinitgrau matt 7129 
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the bottom of car (driveline tunnel, etc) were gray, and the shultz should be tan colored - but note exactly where schultz (3M 08874) goes and doesnt go.


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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #620 on: 19 December 2018, 01:32 PM »
I second what SD said. At the level of pain and effort you've put into this project, I'd definitely want all the parts off of the body for paint, and the underside stripped to bare metal. That PVC underseal can hide some serious rust demons. It looks like they have left the old sound deadening in a couple places too, like rear edge of trunk floor, and rear floor pans. These are known to hide rust as well, especially if cracked.

Is that the daily driver, or the concourse one? If I recall right, you wanted one of each?
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #621 on: 19 December 2018, 05:11 PM »
Yay, progress!!!

I hope you will be happy with the end result, as I have a feeling the cost will be pretty hefty all said and done.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #622 on: 19 December 2018, 09:51 PM »
just a note on trunk color

000-986-67-33     Until 20.03.1982 tiefdunkelgrau matt 7164 rocker panels, trunk
000 986 86 33            from 20.03.1982 galinitgrau matt 7129 
and
inside of bumpers    RUSTOLEUM Painters Touch Ultra Cover 2x Almond Gloss

the bottom of car (driveline tunnel, etc) were gray, and the shultz should be tan colored - but note exactly where schultz (3M 08874) goes and doesnt go.


001-989-37-51-09    grease for window regulators

Sorry, but what about those 1982 dates? How does that relate to 77-79 cars?

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #623 on: 19 December 2018, 09:54 PM »
I second what SD said. At the level of pain and effort you've put into this project, I'd definitely want all the parts off of the body for paint, and the underside stripped to bare metal. That PVC underseal can hide some serious rust demons. It looks like they have left the old sound deadening in a couple places too, like rear edge of trunk floor, and rear floor pans. These are known to hide rust as well, especially if cracked.

Is that the daily driver, or the concourse one? If I recall right, you wanted one of each?

At this point, I should not even think about nr 2 This one needs to be as high a spec as possible, simple. It so seems a massive waste of effort and money to not do a 100% chassis fix.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #624 on: 19 December 2018, 09:58 PM »
Yay, progress!!!

I hope you will be happy with the end result, as I have a feeling the cost will be pretty hefty all said and done.

Yeah, costs would always have been high, but way lower than anywhere else, I presume.
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #625 on: 05 January 2019, 03:09 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2548970511784719&set=pcb.2548970595118044&type=3&theater

Couple of last-minute pics from the spray cabin. Now waiting for the call to come do a final inspection before spraying.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #626 on: 21 January 2019, 06:59 PM »
just a note on trunk color

000-986-67-33     Until 20.03.1982 tiefdunkelgrau matt 7164 rocker panels, trunk
000 986 86 33            from 20.03.1982 galinitgrau matt 7129 
and
inside of bumpers    RUSTOLEUM Painters Touch Ultra Cover 2x Almond Gloss

the bottom of car (driveline tunnel, etc) were gray, and the shultz should be tan colored - but note exactly where schultz (3M 08874) goes and doesnt go.


001-989-37-51-09    grease for window regulators

Might you remember how much of this stuff is needed per car? I need to start ordering soon.. Apparently, the car has been sprayed by now.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #627 on: 22 January 2019, 05:00 AM »
The tiefdunkelfrau a quart would be enough

The schultz is quite a bit  @16 cans

you also need seam sealer, I would just get 3M, the MB stuff is hard to apply and shrinks a lot.

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I have no idea how much of these

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #628 on: 22 January 2019, 08:48 AM »
Thanks a mille! Every bit of the puzzle helps.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #629 on: 22 January 2019, 03:26 PM »
My advice would be not to use the MB wax. There's much better stuff on the market.

- Normfest Bottom Guard Wax for the underside - sprayed liberally on *everything* (except exhaust, engine and tranny) underside (see all that brownish stuff in this pic). Water just bounces off of it, and when fully dried it also doesn't attract dirt.

- Mike Sander for all hollow sections - if done right, that stuff just creeps in everywhere. Not the easiest to apply though. It came second in a 5-year long test done in Germany.
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