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Offline Peter.1961

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2016, 07:04:04 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. 

From the looks I fully agree.   1960 is gorgeous.  Keep in mind that Cadillac completely changed the suspension for 61 and the 61/62 cars handle much better than the 59/60, especially at higher speeds.  Curvy mountain roads are actually fun in my car, but would be a chore in a stock 60 or 59.   So if you plan on driving (lots, hard, fast), then consider the chassis as well as the looks :-)
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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #161 on: September 26, 2016, 06:14:52 PM »
More evidence of a past accident with my car. The hood support bracket has a bend on each leg.  It almost looks like the design. But compared to my parts car you can see the bend.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #162 on: September 27, 2016, 06:42:42 PM »
Shop press worked nicely to straighten that part.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2016, 08:02:02 PM »
I blasted the fan pulley at the beginning of the summer.  I painted it with self etch primer.  But I must not have done a good job.  The cancer is back.  The fan belts will wear and keep this area clean.  But I had better pay more attention with the rest.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2016, 08:45:27 PM »
I blasted the fan pulley at the beginning of the summer.  I painted it with self etch primer.  But I must not have done a good job.  The cancer is back.  The fan belts will wear and keep this area clean.  But I had better pay more attention with the rest.

remember primer is porous,specially the etch primer I have used
so anything left in primer will rust through
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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #165 on: September 28, 2016, 04:52:29 PM »
This is krylon industrial semi flat paint.   I love the way is sprays. Lays down nice. Covers without runs.  I am still suspect of the sheen however.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #166 on: September 28, 2016, 04:55:21 PM »
We have covered many areas for proper sheen.  However I covered my engine bay with 12 cans of penetrating oil. I dont know if I can trust my sheens.

These are the rear side brackets.  Would these be gloss or semi.  I do not remember talking about these. I assume they would be the same sheen as the inner fender wells.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #167 on: September 28, 2016, 05:32:29 PM »
What do you do when you have more time then money.  You put body filler on pitted brackets.
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Offline 1962sedandeville

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #168 on: September 29, 2016, 12:05:16 AM »
Self etch primer provides no corrosion protection. It is merely an acid wash to prepare the metal to accept topcoat

Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #169 on: September 29, 2016, 06:47:12 AM »
This is krylon industrial semi flat paint.   I love the way is sprays. Lays down nice. Covers without runs.  I am still suspect of the sheen however.

You are correct on being suspect of the sheen.  Original has more gloss.
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