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Old 06-13-2018, 12:03 AM
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Thanks again everyone for the tips and suggestions. It helped a great deal. I took the tank back to the shop where 0327 is today. Below is a pic of it sitting on a stand behind 0327. Just need to glue the protective matting on the top and reinstall. I was hoping to do that today but we just didn't have the time.
My buddy who runs the shop has been super busy, so not much progress lately. But when I go back in to reinstall the tank I'll try to push him a little on the schedule.
I am in the SF Bay Area until Thursday; when I get home I'll post a pic of the primer/paint combo material brand I used.
When I think of how long these restorations take I remember a TV show where they had a yard full of rusting hulks and they'd go pick one out and restore it to sell. No matter what they picked it seemed like in two weeks they had it looking showroom new. And claimed they made a profit selling it...
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:01 AM
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That turned out great Steve!
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:29 AM
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Here's a pic of the paint I used to restore the fuel tank. Rustoleum Satin Nickel, got it at Home Depot. It is both primer and paint. As I posted earlier, I took care to get all the dirt and grime off, then hand-sanded and steel-wooled all the rust off. Finally, I used sandpaper to rough up the surface to get good adhesion. Gave it two coats. Even my friend at the body shop said it looked good.

I just got the door glass channel rubber, so I'll take that in next week and see if we have time to reinstall the fuel tank. I'm hoping we make some good progress now, but I doubt it will be ready for the Ripon show in October.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:30 PM
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The old adage of restorations taking twice as long and costing twice as much as expected still holds true. It was a minor miracle when I got mine through the body shop in the first six months of 2005 which left me three months to complete assembly before its debut at Ripon. I worked on it at max pace during all my free time and it still ended up still being at 95% done when the show rolled around but what the heck. I showed it anyway and then took my time with the remaining work over the winter. Have fun with yours and just do things right and don't worry too much about schedules.
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