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    Re: New Model A project

    looks great
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    Re: New Model A project

    I vote NO on the use of glazing putty. In my experience, that stuff SHRINKS like crazy and will come back to bite you.
    Thank goodness the MG is finally gone, replaced by another Corvette

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    Re: New Model A project

    The putty we are talking about is polyester, essentially bondo with super fine filler. You are dead right on the lacquer putty from years ago. I should have named it correctly.
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    Re: New Model A project

    There has been a lot of work over the last few weeks and the body with all its bits is now ready for top coat. that is all but the side cowl pieces below the gas tank. The bottoms of both pieces were badly rusted and we bought new replacement panels. When it came time to fit them up, they did not fit very well. I decided the best plan was to cut the rusty bottoms off the original parts and replace with the bottoms of the new ones. Fortunately the shop now has access to a MIG welder but yours truly has never used one. Over the next week or so I had to teach myself how to do it. I learned that grinding that stuff takes a whole lot more time than welding it. Anyway, this is how the left side looks, now ready for some epoxy primer. The other side is similar but I did show the better of the two.
    I tacked it in place while on the car then finished the weld from the back side.LeftCowl.jpg
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    Re: New Model A project

    Basil, I swear I did exactly what you told me but I still get the thumbnail in the post. I used the "insert image" icon and browsed for the photo. Then clicked "upload file(s)". It then went back to my post with "[some code]number[some code]". I never got a thumbnail to double click.
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    Re: New Model A project

    Looks like a photo is in your post now.

    If you want it larger, just choose Edit, then double click the image. You'll see some size choices.
    Let us know if this helps.
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    Re: New Model A project

    I tried Tom but still no luck. I selected "Edit Post" but didn't actually get the image, just LeftCowl.jpg. Clicking on that didn't do anything. I know I have mucked it up somehow. OK, putting that actual code in just shows the thumbnail so here it is with extra spaces [ a t t a c h = c o n f i g ]62285[ / a t t a c h ]. Anyway, I did get the primer on the parts today so may be able to get it assembled soon.
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    Re: New Model A project

    We finally got the firewall/gas tank/cowl sides assembled and attached to the body. This was necessary because the welting where it meats the body is supposed to be painted body color. I like it black but I understand. Assembling that thing after it is all painted would very likely result in some scratched paint. It was a fair challenge for two of us to get it together. With that done, the whole thing is now ready for final painting. Now if we can just get some proper single stage paint, mixed to the original color.
    CowlLeft.jpgCowlRight.jpg That's my Prefect with the missing boot lid on the left of the second photo.
    Last edited by Bayless; 03-12-2020 at 05:18 PM.
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