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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:06 pm 
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Thanks. I've been doing some stuff not worth posting pictures. I expect the seat back from the upholstery shop soon. Sandblasting seat frames and springs is the worst.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:26 am 
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GAmes wrote:
Sandblasting seat frames and springs is the worst.


To me the seat springs was a cake walk after sand blasting every piece of metal on the wagon, I went through 3,300 lbs of sand.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:39 am 
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At least with sheet metal you only have one plane to spray. The springs had to be hit from four directions. I think I've completed the sandblasting portion now though.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:16 pm 
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I also sandblasted the seat springs and it's a good thing, I also was able to repair a few broken springs.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:42 am 
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Spent the past few days painting the hubcaps. viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4748

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:55 am 
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The dash is finally painted. After a lot of research and spending too much money for a qt of "1954 Ford Highland Green" from a company in CA, that wasn't Highland Green at all I came to the conclusion that '68 Mustang Highland green (the Bullitt car) is a much better match. The trim piece pictured next to the bottom of the dash shows the green from CA. There is also a dot of my color on it we used for color comparison. I think it is as close as we can get without a lot of commercial custom paint equipment like they have on TV. Now to reassemble it and start wiring.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:06 pm 
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I think the Highland green you used looks better than the original color.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm 
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I like it, but not enough to paint the outside of the car that color.

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