Lavron's '64 Build Thread

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby popscomet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:21 am

every little bit helps,,,ROME wasn't built in aday ,,,just keep chippin at it......pop
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:14 am

I experienced a little project creep today :roll:

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I know the hood was black last week but I was really not happy with it so I sanded it back down, re-primed it , blocked it and primed it again, somehow in the whole process I decided to sand the cowl so I had to prime it as well. I know I will have to re-do the cowl after the windshield comes out, someday.

Not shure I will do it, but is there an easy way to paint over chrome (plasti-dip?)? I was thinking about painting the wiper mount plates satin black as well, but maybe I will leave them chrome :roll: Actually was considering the wiper arms black too, the stainless trim around the windshield would remain bright (chrome)

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 am

Probably a bit shiny for satin but I got carried away with the finer and finer sandpaper.

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I rubbed through in a couple of spots and the paint is way too thin, a few spots of orange peel still there. I think it will hold it for now and when I paint the rest of the car I will put a couple of good coats on with a gun and the hood hanging up so I can spray it level, or at least on some sawhorses so I can get the back edge better.

That is the most paint that my Comet has had on the hood since I have owned it :roll:

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Ok this time I think I am done, well at least until tomorrow when I decide it should be different.

Right now it has the sheen I want, it has good coverage but I did a lot of things wrong with the HVLP gun, it was my first time using one and I really didn't know how to set it, I also cannot get the gun fully disassembled, the internal nozzle will not come out, I even bent the little cheap wrench that came with the gun trying to un-screw it, I figure for $10 I will use it until it stops up and get a new one :roll: (HF Purple Gun) Anyway it spattered so much it is textured but I decided I kinda liked the effect, but we will see.

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I need to order the little barrels to attach the "Comet" badge and I need some clip/studs for the trim.

I think I am ready to tackle the grill next :P

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:46 pm

Looks good from here!!!! :D
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby Rocket989 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:21 pm

x2 & if you bent a wrench get a bigger one!! :lol: I’ve never used an HVLP gun either...still have the original ole sprayer & detail gun bought WAY back. They probably are a better mousetrap though!!
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:21 pm

It is really funny to see that trim back on the car, it has been off of there for 30+ years (that is so hard to believe) this picture is posted someplace on here but is the day my wife and I had our engagement pictures taken and we will celebrate 30 yrs next year (yes the Comet was in our engagement picture)

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Hopefully this time I will get the car the way I have wanted it for a very long time, I know I am probably doing things wrong and out of order, but just trying to get something accomplished. It may not be perfect when I am done but it never was intended to be a show car (well and I guess it won't be).

The roof is going to have to be addressed very soon, even if it is a temporary job, the trunk lid as well, but part of me wants to find a replacement trunk anyway and not repair the bad spot on the bottom of it.

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby popscomet » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:51 pm

the above pic is so neat....that's just super !!! sure wish I had the pretty white 55 ford I had when GLENDA and I got married over 50yrs ago.......(that 55 was on my mind when I built her the 56)
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:26 pm

lavron wrote:I need to order the little barrels to attach the "Comet" badge


I have a little treasure chest I have kept for the last 35-40 years (looks like a metal bandaid box a lot) all tiny bits of the Comet went in it, the barrel mount sleeves (or whatever they are called) were in it so now my script is attached properly, I had to drill my holes out the proper size because I had actually Bondo'd there a little bit, but it is firmly attached now.

I still need to get the trim clips there were only 5 out of 8 I am sure I broke some removing them 30 years ago, I really don't remember :roll:

I am not sure if I should buy this variety set (not sure I like the tin nuts) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-yellow-zinc-moulding-trim-clips-nuts-assortment/141260868121?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Or these NOS ones (still looks like tin nuts) https://www.ebay.com/itm/clips-nuts-both-with-mastic-sealer-for-1-1-4-to-1-1-2-wide-mouldings-Ford-NOS/142051104721?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Need to confirm the size, but the ones I have in there now are not too great and need replaced as well, they seem a bit pricey but the first set would be a better deal because I am sure I will find more of the same with other fasteners.

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby Jims65cyclone » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:10 pm

The stamped tin nuts is all I've ever seen on trim fasteners.
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:31 pm

Those stamped tin nuts are probably the best thing for the job, having a little flex will act like a lock washer.
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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby Lou's Comet » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:15 pm

If you don't like the tin nuts, you can buy them with the better(solid) nuts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Trim-Mould ... 2744735752

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_truc ... tripe.html

Pretty sure the supplier I get them from has the ones with the better nuts on them. Think the longer ones are like $1.69 ea and smaller ones may come 2 to a bag for the same price. I can check next week for ya if you give me the sizes.


Edit* just looked at your links again. The first one, the assortment box isn't a bad deal. About 88 cents a piece. You could just buy the solid nuts, 10-24 at a hardware store.

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby Lou's Comet » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:18 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:Those stamped tin nuts are probably the best thing for the job, having a little flex will act like a lock washer.


They work ok,, the ones with sealer work better. But they are only really catching like one thread. I do know they come off easier during disassembly. But think the solid nuts with the built in washer work better. A little body calk under the nut will seal them.

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Thanks guys, I may go with the big set I know I will need others because I have yet to remove trim to break more :lol:

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Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Postby lavron » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:43 am

Getting closer to being true to my Sig :roll: I got the grill painted today.

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I am waiting on the trim studs to arrive that ordered because I need to replace every one (4) of the middle trim mounts I broke two and the other 2 are missing the little spring arms, I also broke one of those clip on nuts that hold the grill in but I think they are pretty easy to come up with.

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