1964 Valiant "Get Runnin & Drivin"

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    Sorry for my absence on this for a bit. It's been hotter than hootchie coochie down here for a while. I see a break in the next week or so, so I'll be gettin back on it soon.
     
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      I need to see pictures of that coochie.
       
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      • dartfreak75

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        Yea I know the feeling I walked outside the other day to try and get some work done on mine I lasted about 10 mins and said the heck with this! It was 98 degrees no shade no breeze ! I went back in. Lol
         
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          I know the feelin', Rob. Can't wait for it to cool off some so I can at least get started on mine. Almost like Jerry said, I got a long way to go and a short time to get there. :D
           
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          • RustyRatRod

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            Got back on the little car today. Got the bottom corner of the back window a lot father along. It's a far cry from the rusted hole and incorrectly shaped corner it once was.

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            • 318willrun

              318willrun Stomper 4x4... we kept energizer in business

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              34* Saturday morning, 36* Sunday morning, but didn't rain... :)
              GET BUSY RRR..... :D
               
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              • RustyRatRod

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                Yeah ain't that cold here yet. I sure wish it was.
                 
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                • sireland67

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                  Be careful what you wish for.
                  I already want summer back.
                   
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                    Is that Braze I see on seem.... I thought I was the only one that still worked with fire and rod (occasionally)....LOL
                     
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                      The good part for s "Southern " types is the weather will be great all winter and no snow!!! I feel for you guys up in the cold Rust belt for more ways than one!
                      So RRR we want to see some extensive progress, ....we want to hold the baby and NOT her labor pains!!!!! Get 'er done. Mucho rapido!!
                       
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                        Thanks. I am workin on it. I got the windshield channel repaired and I have both the gasket and lock strip. SO hopefully, the windshield will be in before long. I do have a question there though. About the headliner. I know it can be done with the glass in, but I really want to get the glass back in so I can drive it. Is the headliner install that big a PITA with the glass in?
                         
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                          Not sure if one model is worst than another, but I have done most with glass in, the sail pain area boogers me unless it has the cardboard part, A low heat gun helps get out wrinkles , let the headliner sit on a warm hood, have good glue. It should have a couple of wire hooks at the top of rear window so pull from that.
                           
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                          That's encouraging. Thanks.
                           
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                          Got a little more done. Trying to do a little each day since it's finally cooled off some. Went ahead and shot some primer on it since there was so much bare metal. A bit more to go on this before it's a finished product, but I am happy with it so far. GAWD I cannot STAND body work.

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                          Got the windshield channel repaired and finished.

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                            Probably as far as I will go "for now" so I layed down some more primer to keep the rust away. I consider it a masterpiece compared to what I had before. lol

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                              Here's the before shot.

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                                Always nice to see some primer going on after shaping up the body work. Starts bringing out the personality, contours, and lines of the car, instead of looking down into the bodywork and repairs.
                                 
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                                  RRR if you have at least a small compressor that will run a cheap gravity gun, Southern Polyurethanes up N Ga has great products, service, and tech.
                                   
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                                    I do. It's just big enough that it can stand a paint gun. My blasting cabinet gives it trouble though. Thanks for that. I knew they were up there I was trying to remember their name. duhhhhhh lol
                                     
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                                      If you do treat some rust with Ospho and use their epoxy primer be sure to neutralize the Ospho or just don't use it. It can have a reaction and not necessarily immediate.
                                      I think their products are top notch and they have great service and tech support. I have used lot of TCP Global products but they have changed a lot of stuff. I pretty much use economical PPG Shopline acrylic urethane topcoats as I don't care for bc/c. I know I am just old and old fashioned!
                                       
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                                      I'm not a fan of bc/cc either. I am going to talk to them and see what they think about me using this Rustoleum red I already have. If they think it will work and last and can recommend something good to thin it with, I may still try to use it. I love the color and really didn't want to get away from that.
                                       
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                                        This ^^^^^ is exactly what I am going to do. Since Matt uses PPG products, I am going to prep a piece of metal, paint it with the Rustoleum spray safety red I have and send it to the paint store so they can match it with a high quality single stage enamel. Since I work for Matt now, I will get his discount on the paint. This way, I will have the right kind of paint that has all the UV protection in it and it will last. More progress forthcoming.
                                         
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                                          II would check with the paint experts and ask IF single stage ACRYLIC URETHANE is not better than single stage acrylic enamel? Close to same price I bet. I know the urethane uses a different hardner (activator). I just shot one car with e AU and another with AE both Shoplibe PPG products. I liked the results of the AU much better. I must have been tongue tied when I stood there and ordered it or the kid mixing misunderstood. I sure thought I said AU.
                                           
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                                          Just lurking and checking on the progress of red rocket here.
                                           
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