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  • #253980

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    First coat after sitting all night before sanding. It leveled pretty well.

    Wet sanded everything this evening. After a few more coats, this just might work. I had reservations.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253981

    royal
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    @royal

    And I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express.  

    The only marine topcoats that I am familiar with are Awlgrip and Imron.  What are you using?
    #253982

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Petit…picture of can in first post of this thread.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253983

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Second coat applied tonight. Looking much better I’m starting to think she’s going to look pretty good

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253984

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    It took very little effort to sand the second coat smooth. I had applied the paint with a cheap foam roller from Harbor Freight. This resulted in a lot of surface air bubbles which I eliminated with a soft stroke with a clean foam brush.

    Remember this panel from a previous post?

    Current condition

    Third coat tomorrow.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253985

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Wow. I gotta up my game.

    #253986

    royal
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    @royal

    Bill, sure looks great in the pics.  

    #253987

    schu
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    @schu

     Bill, Very cool – looking forward to seeing the results – you may have just turned me into a painter for my Speedster project.

    #253988

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I ran out of paint on the third coat. I had just enough to coat all the panels. With only a month to go, I think we’ll stop there and put it together for the run to Carlisle. We still have work to do on the fenders and running boards. They will definitely not be painted so for those who liked the “patina”  you can revel in it’s beauty. We’ll wait to polish and clear the main body until we’re home from Carlisle. There’s always 2014. And to think this started with a gas cap.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253989

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Go man, go!

    #253990

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Her ass now matches her main body…

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253991

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    A busy day…we’re showing some progress. both my wife and my son said that “…its looking like a car again…

    I had never ran welting between the front side panels and the main body tub. I tried it, I like it. I think it makes for a finished look. The original build instructions never called for it. At this point I only have the hood portion of the welting taped until the hood is in place. Where that closes will determine where the welting is finally placed.
    Those of you that have welting there, how do you have it fastened? I was considering small flat head screws. Any better suggestions?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253992

    Anonymous

      I don’t have welting there but a glue might work.

    #253993

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    On my Duchess, the welting that goes across the cowl is glued (3M’s Fastack), wraps around under the cowl and is sandwiched between the cowl and the body parts underneath it.

    It’s stayed in place for 31 years!

    PMOSSBERG2013-04-21 17:23:04

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253994

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Big rivets.

    #253995

    royal
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    @royal

    Most of mine is pop riveted.  

    #253996

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I would not drill all those rivet holes over your feet and over all the dash wiring. And the rivets in place would sort of undo the purpose, which is to cover another area of fiberglass to fiberglass contact.

    It seems Classic Roadsters is one of the few that called for welting around that area. Their solution works. And has for 32 years on at least one example. Ermm (see page 33 of the assembly manual, which is page 11 in Part 2 of the CR manuals on our download manuals page).

    Why not follow their lead?

    Just sayin…

    PMOSSBERG2013-04-21 23:14:04

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #253997

    gkesseru
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    @gkesseru

    In my 55 all steel pickup, the fender welt was to keep the muddy water from coming through the cracks between fender and body. I didn’t particularly like the hassle of putting them in place nor the finished look. You mention fiberglass to fiberglass contact. What does this cause? Squeaks, rubbing, powder, paint damage?  Or is it just cosmetic?

    #253998

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Squeaks, grinds fiberglass and/or paint away. The is especially true in places like the hood-to-cowl area, since the hood is on kinda “loose” with hinges and a latch or two. At the fender-to-body joint it’s probably fine, since they’re joined tight.

    The welting does look correct, though, as it matches what’s on TDs. Whether it looks good or not is a matter of personal taste.

    #253999

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    didnt  many of the  older production cars vintage ie 30’s 40’s , 50’setc have welting btween body  and fender parts?

    I thought i remembeerd welting on my uncles 51 chevy deluxeTonguejebarry2013-04-22 12:07:02

    #254000

    donsmg
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    @donsmg

    My ’40 Ford has welting between body and fender parts and we had a ’51 Chevy and as I recall it had welting at least on the rear fenders.

    Don Loveless
    Ford Pinto Fiberfab
    Rochester, MI

    #254001

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Man, did you ever have one of those days when everything you do turns to sh*t?
    I had to call it quits tonight. As everything escalated, I just became angry and nothing was accomplished. My garage was disorganized when I decided to rip the car apart and nothing has gotten any better with the car strewn all over the garage. I couldn’t seem to find anything tonight and it drove me nuts.At least I managed to some glass work done on the fenders and running boards before venturing out to the garage. Hope tomorrow goes better.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254002

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Been having that kinda day myself with mounting the grill. Nothing went right. So….you did the right thing. Which was to back off and rest for the night. Tomorrow everything will fall into place. Well if not everything it’ll at least go better. Hang in there Bill and you “get er done!”

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #254003

    royal
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    @royal

    Happened to me yesterday.  Got up early, as is my habit, dressed in the dark so as not to wake Julie. I should have known what kind of day it was going to be when I put my jockey shorts on backwards. ………should have gone back to bed.  The good news is:  today was pretty good.  

    #254004

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Ah yes. Many days like that. I’m still working on the skill of “leaving it be.” That is the key thing.

    Hoping to get back to work on the car in the coming week. Been doing the second tier of the terrace & it’s almost done. Got the caps glued on tonight; Saturday morning I’ll have a couple guys here to help dig and fill ‘er up with enriched soil. Then it’s down to cleanup and grass seed.

    This wall is 50 feet long and 33 inches high.

    One more tier to go….

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