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  • #46
    neat project, almost there.

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    • #47
      Thanks for the compliments.
      I got that Quincey from Northern Tool, It's a two stage 175psi one but for now I dialed it back to run up to 140. I have been looking for a regulator also. I bought a Northern Tool regulator but it is a Piece of crap so I am returning it.

      That putty I got just for the scratches in the Metal Glaze, I will check tomorrow and get something different. I haven't used much of it so it should be easy to get it out. I don't need problems..
      His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
      2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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      • #48
        I got my Quincy from Northern Tool as well. Had it for about 3 years now and love it. I had tried a couple of different regulators so far, and none hold up to the higher pressure. Like you I ended up dialing it back. It is the first compresser I have had that cycles off when I am painting with an HVLP gun. All the others seemed to need to run constantly.

        AJ Foyt or Davis Brothers in Rosenberg should both have quality polly putty on the shelf.

        -Dave
        Please Pray for our brothers and sisters in harms way!

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        • #49
          That's wasn't on the CarFax

          I knocked some paint off the rear 1/4. Seen some old bondo, Guess it had been sideswiped at one time.
          On Damon's suggestion I Ground it all off...







          That's how deep the bondo is...........








          His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
          2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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          • #50
            You can probably use a stud welder and pull most of that off to where you will need little or no filler. Fugly can tell you, it works!

            -Dave
            Please Pray for our brothers and sisters in harms way!

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            • #51
              I knocked some of it out and working on it now. I suck at body work, it always comes out okay, just takes me forever. I went yesterday and bought 40 sheets of sandpaper.
              Last edited by Trannyman; 09-05-2012, 10:21 AM.
              His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
              2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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              • #52
                I'm slow at body work too and think it's mainly because I want it to be perfect. Very thin filler is ok but I try to get to where I use none and end up over working the metal.

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                • #53
                  Actually I was kind of impressed with the last bondo job, That car had a 1970ish inspection sticker on it when I bought it, That repair, although not driven, has lasted over 30 years and probably closer to 40-50 years and they put the bondo over the old paint. When I ground it out it was paint, primer, bondo, paint, primer...
                  His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                  2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                  • #54
                    That does sound impressive!

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                    • #55
                      Cool car..!!

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                      • #56
                        Absolutely awesome car and build! I wish we saw more of the old 50's and older Mopars on the forums. One day I hope I can get myself one as well. My dream is a '57 Fury but that is a pipe dream right now.
                        Last edited by Furious65; 09-07-2012, 09:43 PM.

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                        • #57
                          What a pain in the arse......I hate body work.

                          Was going to try and prime the 1/4 panel this weekend but the weather was chit, to windy.

                          I decided to remove the door at repair it while off the car... This is either the smartest or dumbest thing I have done so far, It sure makes it easier than trying to fix all that bottom of the door.


                          I think I got the 1/4 close enough to prime...


                          looks funky without the door..
                          His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                          2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                          • #58
                            Looking better...You'll be happier knowing it is done correctly.
                            "You're only as old as the women you feel."
                            -Groucho Marx
                            Moparless for now

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                            • #59
                              I'm kinda used to mine not having doors on it lol

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                              • #60
                                Well That's different.......

                                Primed the 1/4, doors and trunk lid this morning. Wasn't anything like on TV......Wasn't anything like I expected. I put on three coats and used 3 pints... I can still see through the primer.. It has a LOT of orange peel


                                after it dries I am going to block sand it and see if I have any imperfections. I see one already after that I am going to scuff it up and reshoot some more.





                                His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                                2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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