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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I think you'll be happy with the outcome. If you search online for tips on how to use it you will come across some YouTube videos showing 3M Scotchbrite pads as a way to get back to shiny metal. It's in my regular rotation of restoring metal. Read the MSDS or at minimum the bottle. You are cognizant of your health... so do it outdoors, lots of fresh air. It has a strong odor. I would take the family out of the family project for this part if I were you. To my recollection the metal prep for POR 15 only gets rid of surface contamination / residue, but look it up yourself. I made the huge mistake of employing leather gloves when I did the inside of my doors on my Olds back in HS. My hands were stained black for at least one week. As a sixteen year-old it had some temporary effects on my dating... do not get POR 15 on your skin you will regret it.
Mike

Posted on: 6/25 12:31:55
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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One thing you may want to consider Kevin is how the windshield cracked. Is the root cause apparent? It ominously coincides with the very rotted center section of the header. If you don't repair that area properly you may just end up throwing good money after bad. The windshield frame needs to be sound as to not stress the glass.
Mike

Posted on: 6/22 19:37:54
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Doing those areas described does seem fair at $350. Soda blasting does have a number of advantages over sandblasting however, one of them is not superior removal of rust. Not sure the rig the gentleman is coming with but soda blasting generally has a tough time cutting through deeply rusted areas. Hopefully, you described the deep rust you have or took a picture and sent so there isn't a misalignment regarding expected results. You also have some blind spots that probably can't get hit with that header in the way.. may want to cut out the affected areas first or have your welder friend advise what needs cleaned and to what extent.
Mike

Posted on: 6/21 16:46:41
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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A product you may want to try on the rust is Ospho. Three years ago I had to paint the metal frame for my dock that had been painted once in 30 years.. very rusty. I couldn't blast or pressure wash it but was only able to wire brush by hand. A SW paint store manager told me to try it along with a oil based primer and industrial topcoat. Knock on wood no bleed through, it is all in the elements. I did remove all scaling though.. a tedious task by hand. What you might like better with this product is you can get a cheap plastic spray bottle and spray it vs the jelly like converters that would work well too but, I see it running down your glove and arm.
Mike

Posted on: 6/13 10:50:49
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Re: Scott's 1951 Packard Convertible build
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Unless you are at a far distance to the shop in question it may be best to meet face to face with the proprietor. For phase A you are only looking for media blasting and probably aren't too many unknowns there. Once you get involved in body work I would be particularly concerned with how the shop quotes the work. There is a big difference with T&M, T&M - Not to Exceed and Fixed Price estimates. Be concerned with anyone who quotes you a lumpsum or fixed price for bodywork and paint. There is a reason many contractors name their boat "Change Order" and their life raft "Original Contract" (Google it). The devil is in the details or in this case only as good as the scope of work. Get a very detailed line by line breakout of estimated materials and labor. Trust me when I say most times you can't get detailed enough. For the inside, I think you are missing a lot of original patterns (I am too), you'll need some help there if you want it done right. It will probably be one of the only things I farm out as I can't sew to save my life but I have no visions of grandeur and will be rubbing extra saddle soap in my wallet prior too, I'm thinking a lot more than what you had estimated for yours. I agree to with farming out the media blasting, I did my Cadillac and it was not fun. I may try Dustless Blasting with the Packard. Not sure if you considered them but they come to you, I like that model.

Posted on: 6/10 12:45:48
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Re: my mechanic wrecked my 54 Clipper I need some parts
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I agree, I definitely would have involved my insurance carrier. In fact, you probably should have filed a police report since another car was involved. Unless you have "Srg Slaughter" insurance or something.. any legit company would have advised on a path forward, most likely paid and then went after the mechanic themselves. Been eight months but I'd get them involved and state you weren't sure of the process or something. A mechanic jockeying your car around a lot is a legit claim.

Posted on: 5/25 14:34:12
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Re: My next taxi project
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It would be really neat to watch that come back to life..can't be many of them rolling around.

Posted on: 5/20 12:41:36
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Re: 37 cracked exhaust manifold
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If you do try it, use the right one. They have a extreme temperature version. I've seen it used in an industrial application by pipefitters and millwrights on ducting and piping for temporary repairs to get through to a shutdown or outage scenario. Take note it doesn't have the same mechanical properties of the regular JB Weld.

Posted on: 5/17 8:00:51
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Re: 1932 light eight, 900
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Yes, steel discs, yellow stripes and rear spare. Unsure if it had the vacuum clutch, didn't get that far into it mechanically. Very possible it was the one sold by Harwood, it would be a twin in appearance. The one I saw had delamination in the windows here and there. The paint would have polished out but perhaps not that nice. Chrome was about the level shown on the grille shell but not the bumpers. Love it with the black sidewalls.. it pained me to walk away and I tease my wife now and then when I see one and say: "See how much I love you."

Posted on: 5/15 11:02:52
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Re: 1932 light eight, 900
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There is another one on the PAC Facebook page from a few days ago. It's a two-door and should probably be saved but was for sale for parts or restoration.

Back in August of 2006 I had to chance to buy a sedan some five miles from my house in south Jersey. Reason I know the timing was I got married in September that year. I saw it on a Sunday morning in the Press of AC while my wife was probably sleeping off her bachelorette party in NYC. I looked around the room and thought: "Well no one is here to stop me." It was a very nice car, borderline HPOF I would say and misclassified as a 901. A couple sisters had it and stated it had been in the area since new and in the family many years. Very handsome black with yellow pinstriping and disc wheels. They wanted $15k but having just bought a house and paying for most of my wedding I offered what I could and got turned down. When leaving I begged them to not sell to a street rodder, don't think they would have. I often wonder where it went.

Posted on: 5/15 10:00:52
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