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    Thread: I flipped my car over !

    1. Member corrado1013's Avatar
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      10-28-2010 09:20 AM #101
      Glad to see someone doing it the right way..

      Did you shape this piece yourself from a flat piece of stock?

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      10-28-2010 10:25 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy View Post
      your girl looks like she was a natural red head
      WTF? hahaha..

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      10-28-2010 11:09 AM #103
      good work Lucid, saving instead of crushing.And whats with all the comments about your lady
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      10-28-2010 01:24 PM #104
      Nice tool. My dad was a cabinet maker and would make ingenious jigs such as this. Wish he was still alive, he would enjoy this.

      I also wish I could do this with my 65 Corvair convertible but I am destined to spent many hours on my back doing rust removal. They did not treat the underbody at all and it is bumper to bumper surface rust (at the least).

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      10-28-2010 02:52 PM #105
      your girl looks like she was a natural red head
      Quote Originally Posted by elicitvr6 View Post
      WTF? hahaha..




      corrado1013

      Glad to see someone doing it the right way..

      Did you shape this piece yourself from a flat piece of stock?
      Thanks! Yes I did shape it myself. I cut out the templates from the damaged hood. I used a vice for the initial bends and finished it off with a hammer and dolly set. I am happy with how it turned out.


      I also wish I could do this with my 65 Corvair convertible but I am destined to spent many hours on my back doing rust removal. They did not treat the underbody at all and it is bumper to bumper surface rust (at the least).
      Afraid that of twisting the chassis?
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      11-09-2010 01:15 AM #106
      How's that build coming along?

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      11-10-2010 11:13 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by R32enthusiast View Post
      How's that build coming along?
      it's getting there

      will try and post some pics or vid this weekend
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      11-16-2010 08:23 PM #108
      [SIZE=3]I finally painted a majority of the undercarriage. There is still a lot of prep work that needs to be done in order to paint the rest of it.

      The (proper) prep work for POR-15 is simple but very tedious and time consuming....

      -First I had to strip down to bare metal. This is the time consuming part... I tried to get the undercarriage as clean as I could. The majority of the paint removal was done with scotchbrite discs. I used a chemical stripper for the hard to reach areas. I had to apply the stripper more then once in some stubborn places.

      -After words I used a sponge and water to neutralize the stripper.

      -I then had to clean the metal in order to get rid of any grease which could lead to adhesion problems. Pretty simple, just spray the cleaner onto the metal and wipe off.

      -Por 15 requires a rough surface in order to bond properly. This is achieved by soaking the metal in "Metal Ready". I sprayed the chemical onto the underbody and ensured that the surface remained wet for about half an hour.

      -The metal is then suppose to be rinsed off with water in order to remove any loose pieces of surface rust and any excess zinc byproduct. I used a power washer to spray down the car. I noticed that the portion of the car which I took more time in prepping had a richer zinc coating. I decided to only paint this portion of the car and do a better job prepping the rest.

      -The undercarriage had to dry throughly. I let it dry for a couple days and then started masking off threads and anything that I did not want to paint just yet.

      -I used a coffee scope to transfer the paint from the can into a disposable plastic bowl. If you get paint on the rim of the can you will not be able to reopen it because it will create a permanent seal.

      -I applied the paint with some brushes I got from the dollar store. There going to get ruined anyway....



      I was informed that in order to apply a top coat to POR-15, you have to do so while the paint is slightly tacky and still curing. It you wait for it to cure then you have two options.

      1. Either scuff up the paint with 320 grit sandpaper. (yeah right)
      or
      2. Use the POR-15 self etching primer.

      I was ready to spray some rubber undercoat while the POR-15 was still drying but I decided to wait. I want to have all the body plugs on the car and there are spots that need special consideration.

      I'll paint the rest of the undercarriage with the POR-15 once it is prepped properly. I hate to do this but I will spray the POR-15 etching primer and throw a layer of rubber undercoat in the Spring. I don't want to mess with the adhesion properties which are temperature related.

      In the meantime there is still a lot to get taken care of that is not temperature dependent.
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      11-16-2010 09:20 PM #109
      lookin good man!, keep up the good work!

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      11-16-2010 09:28 PM #110
      Well hot damn Adam, you are doing this properly with a capital P. I love it.
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      11-16-2010 11:50 PM #111
      I'm over here clapping. Bravo my friend, this is coming along quite nicely. There's rumors that a few folks from WI are saying they're going to have the nicest MK3's in the midwest next year, but if you keep this up I think they may be a tad surprised.

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      11-16-2010 11:53 PM #112
      ^^^ haha

      Nicest in the midwest huh?
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    13. 11-17-2010 12:05 AM #113
      Woa, great work!
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      11-17-2010 10:11 AM #114
      por15

      I had some pin hole rust on my stang, used the tape on one side trick and smothered it in por15. that stuff is great

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      11-26-2010 07:56 PM #115
      Hey hows the stitching going?

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      11-26-2010 08:05 PM #116
      Nice work man, but after you finish your vw. You really need to consider replicating your car/flip rig you got goin on there. I bet they would sell like hot cakes!!

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      11-26-2010 08:47 PM #117
      solid work

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      11-26-2010 10:42 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by LucidDisarray View Post
      it's getting there

      will try and post some pics or vid this weekend
      One pic...
      Anyone know what por means?

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      11-26-2010 10:44 PM #119
      thanks^

      mmm hot cakes...


      Here's some of the stitching.








      I'm itching to get more done this weekend
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      11-26-2010 10:44 PM #120
      Gotta say, in lieu of having a lift, that's pretty inventive! I will admit I wouldn't have thought of it...ever!

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      11-26-2010 11:57 PM #121
      bump for a local mk3l! glad to see someone doing work the right way! cant wait to see it finished!
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      Dude.. its a mk3, they come from the factory with rust.

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      11-27-2010 12:09 AM #122
      im feenin for more updates

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      11-27-2010 03:58 AM #123
      paint over rust

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      11-30-2010 10:48 AM #124
      Update! We don't care if anything has been done let us know some plans!!!

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      11-30-2010 12:12 PM #125
      By Popular demand...

      Seats are getting reupholstered with Mulberry and Gray ultra suede.

      You get the idea...





      The stitching on the steering wheel is being redone to match. The shift boot will also have decorative stitching done to it.

      I am not sure what I will do with the headliner or the pillars. I might go with ultra suede.

      I will try and work some more on the actual body of the car and weld up the rocker panels and gas tank door before it really gets frigid out.
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