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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #150 on: July 24, 2016, 01:55:32 PM »
OK. For those who wanted to know, which is probably very few of you.

The old flocking is hard to get off
I tried solvent. Did not work
Tried sanding. Difficult profile.

But sandblasting lightly does work. Very lightly
Once you break through the flock surface, what is underneath sands very easy.

I have both prepped and in my car. I will hand them off on Monday. But then I go on vacation so I won't get them back for two weeks.

We talked about the different pins. Original used a hole records the top with an offset pin.  The new version has a second set of holes an inch lower. This allows straight pins into guides.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #151 on: July 24, 2016, 06:31:11 PM »
I am still an impatient welder. But it is getting a lot better. A little grinding and body filler and this will be a good panel.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #152 on: August 06, 2016, 06:40:20 PM »
This is my 666th comment. Thought I would take this time to point out that when my car was parked in 1979 the trip odometer was on its 666th mile.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #153 on: August 09, 2016, 04:16:53 PM »
The flocking is done. They look great.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #154 on: August 09, 2016, 09:40:09 PM »
The flocking is done. They look great.

that looks flocking awesome!
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broken because it was driven(still)

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #155 on: August 14, 2016, 01:03:51 PM »
I am beginning to think that I take things to far.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #156 on: August 14, 2016, 06:58:39 PM »
No I don't thing so! 😎

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #157 on: August 16, 2016, 06:21:39 PM »
No matter how hard ya try, its hard to one up Einstein, i mean he had it all ya know.

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #158 on: August 22, 2016, 05:49:16 PM »
I do love my Fleetwood. But I would like a convertible some day.  As I look at them. I think I would like a 1960 convertible. 
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #159 on: September 11, 2016, 10:26:05 AM »
The right tools for the job.   I am at a mechanical stand still.  Next steps from any direction has a starting cost of $2000.  I cannot pull that out for several months.

So I am trying to decide what can be done before the end of the year. I think it is all cosmetic that can be done. So I am going to go through my boxes and find components that I can clean up for reinstall.  And I think I need to start the body work on the doors fenders trunk and hood. 
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Charles Kettering