Another 60 another project

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » March 15th, 2016, 7:55 am

Thanks for the advice Stock but that sounds a bit over the top for this freshen up ;)

I may just end up painting the sides and rear of the roof and blend it into the rest - roof rack is going on anyway so I should be able to hide it ok.

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » March 15th, 2016, 8:04 am

On another note I took a deposit for ol' faithful today. After taking what I wanted for red she is now a shadow of her former self

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I took my extended shackles out and put the standard ones back in. Check out the front shackle angle :crazy:

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 15th, 2016, 5:25 pm

So, out with the old in with the new

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by volksrod » March 16th, 2016, 6:26 pm

nice looking rig mate do you live in the gippsland area i think i saw this the other day

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » March 16th, 2016, 6:49 pm

At the end of Feb I was coming back from the High Country in the white one but red hasn't been out that way.......yet :D

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » March 19th, 2016, 6:48 pm

Made a bit of progress over the last week.
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Spray putty on the lower half of the rear 1/4 then primer and guide coat before the last rub down
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One side of decals are all off. Looks as though it will be one eraser wheel for each side :boggle:
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Went to start on the RHF guard already knowing there's a bodgy repair that I need to take care off but found a whole lot more once I pulled the snorkel off :eek: There's a good case as to why drilled holes in guards for snorkels should have all the bare metal painted over.
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Time for a new guard :whyme:
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » March 25th, 2016, 4:05 pm

100 bricks later and I have another guard
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New snorkel going on and old pillar mount holes blanked off with rubber grommets.
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Brackets on for wheel arch flare - measure and check 10 times and drill once
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by dousty » March 28th, 2016, 7:09 am

It great to see the effort you're putting in. Keep it up and she'll be a sweet rig.

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » April 3rd, 2016, 8:58 am

Now for some colour :D
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Still needs a cut as how it sits there is straight from the gun. I've decided to paint the roof too. I've scuffed it up with 220 in readiness for some hi-fill primer. Lower tailgate is also getting some love.
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I tell you what though, this bodywork caper isn't my idea of fun. All the prep work that goes into it is so time consuming :whyme: Starting to see the results though which is good :cool:
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by BigDutchy » April 3rd, 2016, 11:39 am

Good prep always pays of. It's a pisser of a job. I lack the patience to prep things well. So, I do a little bit of work and have to walk away. Do a bit more and walk away. Otherwise I just make a mess of things.

But your car looks awesome and you are doing a great job. Cheers

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » April 3rd, 2016, 12:02 pm

Cheers BD. I'm with you, I don't have the patience either hence why I also have to keep walking away from it.

Got a question for anyone regarding drip check sealer in the roof gutters. Some of it looks pretty ***** and now that I'm painting the roof I may as well dig all the old stuff out and redo it. Sikaflex 227 seems to pretty popular with a google search but the question is what to use and how does it stand up to roof rack legs?

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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » April 11th, 2016, 8:24 pm

Just in case I haven't put up enough pictures of Red's front gaurd, I'll put one more up - last one though I promise....
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » April 14th, 2016, 10:52 am

As mentioned earlier I knocked out all the old drip chek sealer. Very easy job with a screwdriver as wide as the drip rail and tapped it along with a hammer. So glad I did this as it was all so brittle with whole lot was out in 20 mins. I put a coat of rust convertor on the join then sealed it up with Sikaflex 227 whilst running across it with a wet finger.
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I didn't take a photo of it but when I hit the 1/4 with colour the thinners reacted with either the factory paint or something behind it so I've rubbed it back to the factory primer with 400 and I did the same with the roof to avoid the same problem.
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » April 22nd, 2016, 6:50 am

Now Red is all red :D
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Re: Another 60 another project

Unread post by Neat 60 » May 3rd, 2016, 7:42 pm

All finished. :D

Before and after
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Let the accessioning begin :D
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