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Amazing work. That car will be solid as a rock when you get done.
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Looking good there!
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Clap great work!
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First base coat on. There is now epoxy primer and epoxy base coat on. Next I spray some under-seal and seal all the corners. Then I paint it again with urethane coat.

But this is just the moment. To me this is just so beautifully view Tongue 





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WOW!
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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yes it is! i remember that point on mine, "light at the end of the tunnel"!!!! Clap keep the progress coming!
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Working with old and rusted frame with this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnPAnLpAc2I

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rADpPpE2cv4


There is always that one... Cry
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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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 My frame is now zinc coated in a hot-dip process Tongue

Zinc don't need any paint, if you can live with color of the zinc. I don't paint it Wink



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Clap i like it! no more rusting Big smile
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I would still paint it.  Zinc is a sacrificial metal - meaning it will go before the iron.  But if you lose some zinc due to salt spray driving your car in winter or even spring after the snow melts when there is still salt on the road, it may eventually rust.  You are doing a fantastic job with your car - seems like the extra effort may be worth it.
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Electroplating need to be painted but this is hot-dip zinc coated. Painting is not necessary to keep it rust free. Here is picture of my fiends hot-dipped trailer. It is now 16 year old. Daily used and it have seen all rain, salt and lots of snow too Smile



Trailer is dipped in the same place than my frame. Trailers zinc coat is lots of darker now, but it is still 100% rust free.

Fresh zinc is also hard to paint. When you touch the new hot dipped zinc coat, it feel like it would be just waxed. It need to be lightly sand blasted before paint can stick on it. Sand blasting need to be make very carefully. Too much sand or pressure can remove zinc coat out of the frame.





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It lasted this long with no coating at all. It'll be fine for many years to come with the new coating.
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In the Air Force, I sprayed phosphate zinc coating on everything. Most stuff was left like that, but there were a few areas that got a paint top coat. But painting over phosphate zinc is easier than yours.  But my point is that for many, many years this zinc coating would be bare and exposed with no issues. As a side note though, most all of the base metal that the coating was going over was aluminum and not steel.  So even though the metal doesn't rust like steel does, it DOES oxidize, and quickly. The zinc doesn't break down though.  I think you will be fine with your zinc coating as long as it doesn't get large chips in it from road debris.

Elite is looking great BTW.


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Hot dipped zinc works on fencepoles and guard rails. They stay plated next to highways with salt and snow way more than a car frame is going to see.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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That is an awesome job! I love seeing you make the metal to fit into hard to get places

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Thanks Mike Smile

You asked about Inner fenders elsewhere. Here is some pictures how I build mine front inner fenders. First I bought cheap china made beading machine.



This was my first time to use beading machine. I was seen this machine before only in pictures. I was surprised how good parts I can make at home with hammer and beading machine. Tongue






Weld it on...


 



All parts welded and primer coat on.





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well done! Clap mine was rotted on the other side from the battery, i just had to make the flat part up front. but that looks great!
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It take some time to clean and paint all suspension parts. Almost endless paint job, but now it's very nice to bolt it on Smile







I go with Moog 8170 front coil sprigs, PST front end kit, Bilstein shocks and Lares #841 steering.  With rear end I have Moog CC803 coil spring and Spohn control arms. Original rear control arms were rust very badly. Most of the parts I have bought two years ago. So I don't remember part prizes anymore and I think it's very good at this time Smile

I hope my coil sprigs is in balance with rear and front end.




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