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65 4 door Rat project

Postby 65_Rat_Merc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:17 am

Id love to show you guys my latest project but I keep getting a "board attachment quota has been reached" message. 65 4 door with the coolest patina ever!! 200 I6 auto car. All the trim is with the car, underneath has no rot whatsoever!! Plan is to fix the brakes, new wheels and tires, scotch pad the body and clear coat it, and drive it for the season. Next year, she gets a 5.0 :twisted:
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby Groover » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:39 am

Welcome aboard.

Try this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2448
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby 65_Rat_Merc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:54 am

It works!! Thank you Groover!

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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby Jims65cyclone » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:21 pm

Welcome aboard! Start you a build thread and just keep adding to it as the project progresses. That way we can all keep up with your progress.
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby Loner » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:22 pm

Cool car. I learned long ago rust is a type of patina. Guys would bring in cars and they only wanted the dents knocked out. At first I wasn't to fond of it and now I like it as long as the clear coat isn't a gloss finish.
Like Jim said start a build thread and ask around for parts you need. At times the parts can take a while to locate. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby 65_Rat_Merc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:17 pm

It will be a matte clear for sure! I will keep you guys updated on my progress :-)
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:59 pm

What is the process to clear over rust? do you sand down the roughest parts & just try not to hit bare metal or what? & while I'm askin,what is the paint code for that car 65 rat?

I have always liked getting cars that haven't been painted ,or aged, patina ,what ever you want to call it. & the look of one with a new set of wheels & tires,,,... that still on the first go-around but,, but,,but with recent TLC applied by a new lover, on its' way back look. if ya what I mean :wink: :P
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby Loner » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:18 pm

Johno I just ruff the car up with a scotch bright pad and spray it. Not really my style but I do like the on its way back look. Like you said, new wheels, shine up the chrome, find one of those new Caliente badges with the flag, for the back ect.ect.

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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:34 pm

Loner wrote:Johno I just ruff the car up with a scotch bright pad and spray it. Not really my style but I do like the on its way back look. Like you said, new wheels, shine up the chrome, find one of those new Caliente badges with the flag, for the back ect.ect.

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Those are hard to find!! :lol:
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Re: 65 4 door Rat project

Postby Loner » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:09 am

Tell me about it. I have only seen pictures :roll: :roll: :lol:
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