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  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

    Jim - the car will be red oxide top and bottom?

    Are you going to use old school primer with a flat or satin clear over the top or???

    I know you're in a very dry climate - i'm not - just wondering how you're thinking about approaching the "permanent primer" job.
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      the floor and interior will be primer. The outside of the car, dash, etc will be painted. Not sure on the color, I may go with the original metallic blue, the Roman Red they had back then, or something else.
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        My very first car was a 64 Chevy II that I bought when I was 16 in 1976 . It was metallic blue and looked awesome , so my vote is for metallic blue . Not that it matters ....

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          You might look into a new paint called Hot Rod Flatz. My buddy Karl used it on his '62 Ford Unibody P/U. Has a great primer look but holds up like real paint. Three years on it still looks good and his material costs were under $200. They have different colors.
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            I've seen that paint...but it has no place on a 60s era build. I'm trying to restore the car to 4 year old condition....which is interesting.
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              I've seen that paint...but it has no place on a 60s era build. I'm trying to restore the car to 4 year old condition....which is interesting.
              so you are using lacquer? didn't mean to offend about the floors, but I thought with all the lb's you are removing because race car.. why you'd make pretty seams..

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                so you are using lacquer? didn't mean to offend about the floors, but I thought with all the lb's you are removing because race car.. why you'd make pretty seams..
                Pride in workmanship!

                Even our derby cars get pretty seams... Means differently here... Still pride in workmanship!
                I used to make beautiful welds then reweld them to make others think it was a weak sopt in my cage..

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                  Ahhhh...yeah, that's it. I want to build the car to my own level of imperfection. There seems to be a "missing" brace on these cars, from the rocker to the front subframe, so I'm adding them. They also tie into the front of the roll cage. I don't have a brake or anything fancy like that, so I improvise.
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                    Ahhhh...yeah, that's it. I want to build the car to my own level of imperfection.

                    There seems to be a "missing" brace on these cars, from the rocker to the front subframe, so I'm adding them. They also tie into the front of the roll cage.

                    I don't have a brake or anything fancy like that, so I improvise.
                    I'm so stealing this idea for my Riviera's corroded under floor ribs. With the X-Frame, the side protection is almost unibody like with reinforced rockers and floor braces (both rusted in my case).
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                      How many are goint to "catch" that brace not being stock?
                      Really looks like it belongs!

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                        How many are goint to "catch" that brace not being stock?
                        Really looks like it belongs!
                        I agree totally , the fact that you are fabricating this piece to look stock and no one will notice it because it looks totally stock just shows your pride in your work . Well done

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                          Nice work! Looks Great!
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                          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                            Most of these unibody type cars have almost nothing tying the rockers to the stamped steel floor supports. On my Falcon I found the same thing, but didn't do such a fancy hand made support. Just welded in box tube for mine.

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                              Ready for some primer. And then seam sealer, more sanding, and more primer.

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                                Ready for some primer. And then seam sealer, more sanding, and more primer.

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                                no subframe connectors?

                                or is that something that wouldnt be period correct?
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