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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:01 pm

I work on it and store it in various hangars, I work at the airport
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:49 pm

Painted up the cargo doors




Nice to have clean metal



The only problem I found was the side front door that takes the stress of deploying and retracting the step takes a real beating at its lower hinge. Especialy when the step is half seized. So I welded the cracks and added a thick doubler.




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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:08 pm

put em on





all new rubbers, the bumpers are from Lucky Chucky







Re Chromed as required.



CAD plated the rest




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vanny
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Re: body work and paint

Post by vanny on Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:19 pm

Coming along Very Nicely, M1!!! Everything looks Really Sharp, Spiffy, Cherry, Bitchin, Beautious! Love watching this build! Thanks and keep the pics coming...Please and Thank You! cheers Very Happy


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savage

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Re: body work and paint

Post by savage on Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:51 am

SWEET, Nice gap on all thr doors,
those hinge gasket are a Big pain to get on door & hinge,at same time.
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:22 am

Yes those gaskets are a pain. I clean the new rubber with isopropal alcohaul and put them on the sheet metal then I lightley lube the hinge with a silicone grease like Dow Corning "DC 4". That helps. Some of them will never fit perfect and thats fine because I am going for the factory look and well little to nothing was perfect when these vans came out of the factory.

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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:29 am

2nd color







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savage

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Re: body work and paint

Post by savage on Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:35 pm

Real Nice job.
You must be getting real close to glass & final assembly??
Did you get to drive it befor the Major transformation??Going to be Better than New?
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:33 pm

I have to get it drivable so I could get it safety checked and lisenced into my name before I started anything. Then I tor it all apart and started the body work.

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vanny
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Re: body work and paint

Post by vanny on Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:12 pm

That white really POPS on there! Looks Great M1!!! Very Happy


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Re: body work and paint

Post by Big W on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:16 pm

That's looking real nice M1.
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:48 pm

rustproof the vergin steel in the door bottoms, frame rails and rocker pannels.


the wet look is the Dinatrol AV-8 corrosion proofing I used. cleans off with varsol, drys to a waxy shellack like coat after 24 hours of flowing and penatraiting the seams.



as I recieved it, 47 years in the cold dry dessert. now thats as clean as one will ever find.





rocker pannels




around the roof joint/seams






did ther inside of the windshield frame and the front cowl too.


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samsvan

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Re: body work and paint

Post by samsvan on Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:24 am

O.K., now you're just showing off...
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:46 pm

HAHAHA!! LMAO ya your right Samsvan. I just soo happy that part is over, I can now get to building the vans drivetrain. My favorite part.
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67VanHelsing

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Re: body work and paint

Post by 67VanHelsing on Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:29 pm

Awesome work M1!
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suicideking

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Re: body work and paint

Post by suicideking on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:17 pm

This is one dialed ride
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ditdater

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butternut ...

Post by ditdater on Thu May 26, 2016 1:08 pm

I/m close to getting 65 sportvan paint job started ,main body work should be just few dents in doors , on memorial day .. butternut w/ window stripe as black .
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vanny
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Re: body work and paint

Post by vanny on Sat May 28, 2016 11:21 am

ditdater wrote:I/m close to getting 65 sportvan paint job started ,main body work should be just few dents in doors , on memorial day .. butternut w/ window stripe as black .

Can't wait to see it!!! bounce


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Re: body work and paint

Post by Chevboner on Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:44 pm

Bump for an update
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m1dadio
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Re: body work and paint

Post by m1dadio on Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:14 pm

Van been sitting, I have home renows as the priority the past 7 months.

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Xelmon

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Re: body work and paint

Post by Xelmon on Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:49 pm

Dooooooood... I didn't realize that you found a rig.

And that nice!? Holy crap man, way to go! =D

PS: Man, that setup.

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