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Rod's AZ A-108

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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Thu May 05, 2011 9:54 pm

Behind the seats.
Ended up using a bunch of magnets and safety pins to keep them in place and not get blown around.
Don't mind the mess.....

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Guest on Thu May 05, 2011 10:08 pm

Nice.......I'll be going for a Pabst Blue Ribbon/Barbershop theme on the beast. I noticed a lot of you guys are fairly skilled autobody types, this is my 1st time around, so it will be a poor mans custom. PBR special....lol I csn see the imperfections now....lol !
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Fri May 06, 2011 10:20 am

Budda, I have a history of mechanical knowledge and action. The bodywork stuff is something I have witnessed but not done in any real amount.
My 100 is the first big project I have tackled, and I'm just using what I've read and seen along with the instruction I'm getting at the local college where I'm doing the work. It's going slowly, but I'm happy with my efforts for the most part. I will be handing over the finish work to a friend of mine who is a pro.
Check into your local college programs if you have the time to invest. It's the karmic thing of learning a new thing and being a part of the process.
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EconoCarl

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by EconoCarl on Fri May 06, 2011 4:19 pm

I like what you've done with the place! Smile
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:52 pm

First, let me repost the old pics I moved.



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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:56 pm

And I bought another van, a 2002 B2500.



I also found solid side doors and hung them on the 108.
I got the stereo wired, an overhead console made and everything mostly done, except I messed up and welded the radio backup bracket in backwards! Sad
I'll have to pull it back out, cut out the bracket and reweld it.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by EconoCarl on Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:19 pm

Congrats on the newest van! How about some pics of the overhead console you speak of? Smile
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:32 pm

It's not a full length console, just a piece of metal bent to a C shape tucked into the top of the roof and screwed into the rearview mirror holes. About an inch wider than the stereo on each side.
I'll take pictures when it's fixed.
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:41 pm

Put on the chrome grill from the RV and the chrome bumpers from the silver parts van.




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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by wylee on Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:23 am

Cool sweet........................
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:56 pm

Well, it got a quick scuff and shoot.
It's not white any more!!!
First, two coats of sealer primer this morning...












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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Then some color!

SCHOOL BUS YELLOW!!!
First coat



Second and final coat!!!








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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by G-Man on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:15 pm

Looks GREAT!!!!
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Thanks G-Man!
Even though I didn't do any body work, it's still a lot of work to paint one of these things! Lotsa surface area!
Will pull off the tape tomorrow and start cleaning and hanging the trim.
The booth is the one at the college where I'd doing the A-100. This is the first full car I've ever painted. Lots of mistakes, but it looks better than before and I gotta start somewhere!
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Vanish on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:34 pm

Rod Looks GREAT .. And Good Job ......


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kykayaker37

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by kykayaker37 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:21 pm

impressed> ure lucky to have a nice boothe ive never painted anything gotta find a body man or gonna have to paint mine outside that should suck but im years away from that,dave
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white-lightning

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by white-lightning on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:31 pm

I grinned at the color. Definitely looks better and a good learning experience I bet.
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kick_the_reverb

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by kick_the_reverb on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Nice Job! I salute you for the initiative to learn to do body and paint yourself.

Ran
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Big W

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Big W on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Looks great Rod. Are you going to add any pinstriping or keep one color? Again that looks awsome.
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pittsdriver

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by pittsdriver on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:01 pm

That's the same color as the original color on my 67 8 door. Kinda schoolbus yellow.
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Lazarusvan

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:41 am

Hell yea! Kids will be flagging you down for a ride to school...Anything shiny will pop with that color. Look out G-Man...
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:58 am

Thanks everyone!
Going in this morning to pull the tape and look it over dry. cheers
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jrinaman

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by jrinaman on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:50 am

how much paint/reducer did it take? i sprayed a car yestarday and used an entire gallon! i would need 3 for the van at that rate.
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:25 am

It took almost the entire gallon of paint, plus the quart of catalyst and a quart of reducer. If I was more versed in this, it would have taken less.
It's just a single stage, a base coat/clear coat would take less, but the clear would add.
Got it unmasked and most parts bolted on. Still have to black out the trailer hitch and behind the grille. Pics shortly after I upload to a hosting site.
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:14 pm

Still have to clean up and install the rear letters and hang the bumpers.
Thinking about either Red or the Yellow on the brake drums too.




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