1958 Continental Claret -

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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Sun 28. Jun 2020, 21:00

Main beam patch fix
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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by Chris430 » Tue 30. Jun 2020, 06:23

Nice metal fabrication. Do you have your own English Wheel?

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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Tue 30. Jun 2020, 17:01

Hi Chris

I have only a few metal fab tools
-Shrink/Stretcher Dies
-Small and Cheaper Beadroller from Eastwood
-Cheap and nasty chinese pan brake

No English wheel yet. I might invest in one or make it from scratch if I find the need for one. I am by no means a master in this craft yet, but just shows a lot can be achieved if you are patient and willing to give it a go.

I do have another project (a Citroen HY van) with lots of rust that will require more than the tools I listed above, but I need to finish this Continental first before starting the other. For that one I will need to replace extensive sections of metal, I am thinking even to roll some of the corrugated panels from scratch...

Cheers

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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Wed 5. Aug 2020, 19:10

Undercarriage final Treatment of rear section post all metal fab and welds completed.
- Phosphoric Acid
- Primer
- Seam Seal
- Undercoating
- Paint
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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Wed 5. Aug 2020, 19:12

Paint
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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Wed 5. Aug 2020, 19:15

Body Prep - Sanding old coating with #80 / #120 / #180

A lick of body filler in some areas, and Primer applied with a roll. Block sanding and re-prime coming next.
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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Wed 5. Aug 2020, 19:19

Removing the base of the front seat, found some items hidden in the lower body cavities.

Old Eveready flashlight (made in USA), a small jar with gold paint pigment, a leaflet for a protable cooler and a very cool coloured Inflatable ball.

I guess those items must been there since the 60's....
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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by Chris430 » Thu 6. Aug 2020, 04:37

Like the postage find. I bet it was nice to have the dollar go further back then. I found a shop bill in an old Ford pickup. It was about $100 for parts and 12 hours labor. Were the Lincoln build sheets under the seat back then?

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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Thu 6. Aug 2020, 17:03

Hi Chris,

Haven't seen the bill sheet yet (if its still there). tonight I will take the seat base out and look for it properly.

Chipping some time on the car everyday (even if just 30 min after work during the week). I want it painted before end of September.

One repair is taking longer to fix is the buckling in the front Left fender due the previous collision. I need to push it in approx 10mm over a large area. Looks like it requires shrinkage etc. The Fender was previously replaced in the past and was poorly welded at the rear where it meets the door.

I Found the sheetmetal at this car is a bit more difficult to repair due the ample straight areas.

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Re: 1958 Continental Claret -

Post by novetti » Thu 6. Aug 2020, 17:49

Before when I got the car
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Now After I fixed most of the dents and distortion
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