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My new 67 Econo Falcon Wagon

Bruce67Econoline
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Post by Bruce67Econoline Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:33 pm

Here is my daughter and our new 67 Econo wagon 240 with an automatic.
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Post by dix Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:14 pm

New truck looks real nice and the Daughter is all smiles as she looks for those keys..


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Bruce67Econoline
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Post by Bruce67Econoline Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:20 pm

Truck runs well, but the drip rails are a mess. Two owners ago did all of the work, but the drip rail repairs are failing and rusting. I don't thick they killed all of the underlying rust.
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Post by dix Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:22 pm

the ford gang will point you in the right direction, A knowageable bunch of them there
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Post by 66ThunderVan Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:50 pm

If you don't remove ALL of the old seam sealer and media blast ALL of the rust out, prep and reseal you WILL get rust through later. I've seen a lot of that. The only thing you can do, now is try to use a rust neutralizer of some form and spot treat the bad areas. But be careful not to get any on the good paint.
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Post by Bruce67Econoline Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:27 am

I have repair patches coming. Oh I'm going to remove all of the old seam sealer for sure.
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Post by 66ThunderVan Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:30 am

Your paint looks pretty good. I hope you don't have to screw it up repairing the rust. If you do mess it up you could, just, repaint the white area and save some $$$.
I usually remove seam sealer before primer and paint by heating the bottom of the drip rail with a propane torch using just enough heat to loosen the sealer, prying it up with a screwdriver and pulling it out in a string. If you use this method be careful to keep the heat as low as needed or you can warp your metal.
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Post by Bruce67Econoline Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:53 am

Thank you great idea, might try a heat gun on low, and hope I don't warp the metal. Paint is great but the shop t.wo owners back did some bondo rust repair on the back right corner. Time to order a new corner. They put a new nose, gotta check that out as well
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Post by 66ThunderVan Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:14 pm

Heat on the drip rail is not a problem. It is 3 layers. Keep as much heat as possible on the outer part of the rail. The roof and side panels will warp if they get too hot. I doubt a heat gun will work well as it will spread the heat over a larger area. I use the torch, heating from below, working a 3 or 4 inch length, back and forth and pulling up on the sealer. As you apply heat the sealer will become surprisingly soft and usually will stay in one piece.

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