About to pull the car apart

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by SPG, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Jeep43

    Jeep43 Veteran Member

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    Good point. On my 74 when I installed a fender patch on the original fender I found rust staining on the steel when I stripped what looked like solid problem free paint over foot away of any other corrosion.
     
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    depends what you want as an end product, but you probably should take the car down to metal, I found some surprises when i blasted my 1970, which led to some metal replacement.

    there are a LOT of project builds here, good reading. Start by doing your homework on each part of the project, and keep moving forward. these projects have a tendency to stall a bit. Do something each day, no matter how small.
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    take your time and absorb the recommendations ,lot of good ones.i built a steel square tube dolly with steel casters and spent about a year getting to point of being able to start building the subframe and rear suspension.you really need to have a clear defined path towards the finish, and i mean that in a couple of ways just to help ,hopefullly not go backwards. you can check out my build in project progress its update on 71 progress. not done yet but i work on it when i have time(bought in 2008). good luck show more pics and dont hesitate to ask questions.
     
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  5. dave@ztech

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    The dustless blasting people came to where my car was and did it for $35 per hour , I put down a large tarp to catch the water and sand and then rolled it up and threw it away , I taped up car before they arrived to prevent sand from going into placed I wanted to prevent , and I pulled the hood, doors and fenders and let them blast them as separate pieces took 8 hours and it was done , then cleaned well and into the epoxy , it was a lot quicker then machine sanding and cleaner then paint spripper
     
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    wow! 35 an hour is awesome!!

    agree dustless blasting was best way to get down to metal!
     
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    Dave-

    Any other thoughts on the dustless blasting? Pros/cons?Found a guy locally who does the same thing (has a trailer with all the equipment on it and he comes to you). I heard second hand that it is about 600-800 bucks for him to come and blast a whole shell/car.
     
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    Interested as well.
     
  9. dave@ztech

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    I would suggest calling the guy, and agree on an hourly rate or an amount for the service, and then talk to them about what they want to see taped up, I would suggest that you be ready to get it into protective primer soon after blasting, I spent one day cleaning up the sand when the tape had failed and let sand into the car, doors were off , other then that it was sooooo much better then hand sanding or striping with chemicals , perhaps ask to watch them do a job to get a better idea.
     
  10. SPG

    SPG Bumblebee Builder

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    If I can get a guy to come to me I'll consider it, but so far I haven't had any luck. If I didn't move I would have had an easier time I'm sure.
     

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