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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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11-28-19 05:21 PM - Post#2781217    
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1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


1971BB427 
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12-04-19 03:28 PM - Post#2781498    
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Got all my sound deadener/insulation laid down today.



I also got my fuse block mounted under the dash, and wired the steering column. Still a big rat's nest of wire to route to various parts of the car.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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12-05-19 05:15 PM - Post#2781558    
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Started back in on the wiring, and ran into trouble. First I decided to mount the headlight switch, and use the factory hole. I put the fuse block too close to the dash, and being pretty high up it interfered with the switch mounting. So had to move the fuse block back towards the firewall to make room. Then I got to routing wiring, and decided to make up the dash area. Got wires sorted out and hooked up all the gauges. Then went to mount the panel and my panel hit the headlight switch too!! So again I had to stop and trim the panel off as short as possible on the left end so it wouldn't hit the switch.
Finally I got the gauges and steering column all done, and tidied up the dash wiring. Then I laid out the rear harness and saw it had tons of length. So instead of running it on the floor, I snaked it up the A pillar and above the driver's door on that side. Then dropped it down the C pillar at the rear, and into the trunk area. Still lots leftover to make up the taillights, especially since they're up high on the sides about halfway down the 1/4 panels.
I pulled all the extra wiring out of the looms that is for items I don't have nor ever will have. Also have about 10 extra circuits I'll land on a terminal strip so if I want to ever add anything it will be easy to just land the power on the strip.
Masked off the dash, and engine bay also, so I can begin sanding the body down to prepare to shoot epoxy sealer. Next week looks like we will get into the 50's, and if I'm ready I can add a little heat to the shop and prime the whole body.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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12-05-19 06:26 PM - Post#2781560    
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You do great work. I used a Y N Z
on my 48. The harness does go up and over following the roof.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
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1971BB427 
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12-06-19 02:54 PM - Post#2781609    
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Thanks!!
This one is an Ebay harness that looks much like many other brands, but has the added feature of being universal. It comes with GM, FOrd, and Mopar instructions to tailor it and pin the steering column connector to whatever brand it's going in. Takes a little more time to install, but considering it was $85 shipped it's a great bargain.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


Edited by 1971BB427 on 12-06-19 02:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
1971BB427 
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12-06-19 02:57 PM - Post#2781610    
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My tail is dragging! 4 hours of non stop paint stripping with the paint stripper discs. But those "sponge" looking discs sure do a great job, and pretty fast. My little Harbor freight 4.5" angle grinder never shut off for more than a minute to move my step stool, or change locations.
Took another hour after I quit to finish vacuuming up dust! Didn't want to use air to blow it out as I figured it would end up settling back on the car again. I'll have multiple wipe downs before it's clean enough to shoot the epoxy primer.
The good news is I didn't find a single speck of body filler other than what I spread on the patch panels I put in. I did however find one more rust hole in the top of the cowl. Also found some dents above the rear window that appear to be from some kid climbing up on the roof. But the rest the roof is perfect, so guess they didn't get far. I think most will tap out with a hammer and dolly, and need almost no filler.
You can maybe see them in this image about 6" above the window. Just a few ripples.









Didn't strip the trunk lid or fenders as the lid is fiberglass, and fenders have been smoothed out already, and can just get primer now. I will eventually shoot the glass frontend, but not until it's test fitted and I know if it's ready to go on.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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12-08-19 01:26 PM - Post#2781717    
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Got out there this morning and put my portable heater inside the car as Lash suggested. Then ran to Home Depot for tack cloth and a bunny suit with a hood to keep the paint off me. When I got home I did a dry wipe down, and then a second. Then did a few wipe downs with the tack cloths, and mixed up some primer.
I got my big 40 gal. air compressor out of storage, and set it up outside the shop. Then ran the hose inside and hooked up my old spray gun. I did a test spray and the darn gun wouldn't work properly. Fortunately I had a second brand new gun in the sidelines, so I grabbed it quickly and assembled it. Poured the primer in and went to work spraying. Of course I shut the heater off first and took it out of the car.
It laid down really well, and I did as a friend suggested in a phone call, and added some "fast" reducer to make it dry quicker with low temps. I painted it in 4 sections starting with the roof, then the trunk area, and finally each side. I had an issues with the seal on the lid of my gravity feed gun, and it dripped occasionally which created some runs where it landed on wet primer. And of course I had some other runs from getting the coats too heavy. But all in all it went great, and it's done.
I now recall how much I dislike the smell of automotive paint too! Even with a good respirator on it just doesn't really stop all the smell. At least the respirator kept me from getting a headache from the fumes!














1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Bad56Sedan 
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12-08-19 04:40 PM - Post#2781737    
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I could sit there and look at that fine piece of machinery all day long,


VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years



 
1971BB427 
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12-08-19 05:46 PM - Post#2781746    
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  • Bad56Sedan Said:
I could sit there and look at that fine piece of machinery all day long,




Thanks! I went back out later this evening just to remove the masking, and see how it looked dry. It's not quite shiny, but a nice satin look to it.
I finally got my -10an to -6an reducers yesterday, so I can run the fuel line now. Running 3/8" hard line from tank to a filter just ahead of the fuel pump.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


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