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Galvanized 14 ga tubing, 80 grit prep, two coats done outside. Note that the escutcheon plate was scuffed for a 3rd coat. Has seen 450* degrees with no harm. Said to be good fore 600*. Some dust, but it's glass smooth looks like powdercoat.
 

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Dave, Is that Por-15 on the flue? My Dad believes in that stuff. I’ll check out the textured stuff. Something like that should cover small imperfections. These old cars we fix up have seen their last dirt/wet roads! All for appearances now.

Thanks Mario, it has to be sanitary because My hands stay cut up.

Dwayne
 

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Dave,

That paint looks interesting. Do you know of local retailer who carry it? I did a Google search and while is shows Walmart as an outlet, they don't stock it and it must be sent to your home.
Also, what color(s) have you used?

Thanks,

d
 

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Dwayne,

By now I shouldn't be surprised at the quality of your design and of your work - but I am! Each time I see your carefully planned layouts, including the components chosen, I am impressed.

Questions: What frame is that? Are you going to box it?

Best,
d
 

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It’s the original 53 Studebaker rails. Just slightly modified. Already boxed from factory but thin. Bout as close as one can get to a unibody. I think it’s 14ga. A roll bar stiffens it up nicely. The front stub was from Fatman but built to my specs and modified a few times since install.

Dwayne
 
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Resilient, Ha! Gluten for punishment or retarded is more like it. Sean I’m the envious one, you have pushed a Cadillac powered Deville to 200 mph! I can’t get crank bearings to last 200 miles or an hour...

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Gloss black and silver are the only colors we’ve used. The silver yellowed some and I’ve heard the black will get chalky if exposed to sun, but that’s never a problem on a frame. The POR-15 is s rust encapsulator. We always have sand blasted the surface clean but have seen where some only knock off the scale. Wear latex gloves and a throw away long sleeve. If you get it on you it has to be worn off! We buy it mail order. I’ve also found it best to buy the six pack of small cans. It’s essier to use an entire small can so no clean-up or reseal is required. Once opened try to use it up. Hope that helps.

Dwayne
 
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The original por-15 will turn gray if exposed to sun, but top coasting fixes that. Ditto Dwayne on the gloves and the six packs. It doesn't last long once opened. I have spots on my basement floor that have been there 20+ years. A little can covers a good bit of area. The I've never used POR's top coats, or their solvent. I prep and clean up with carb cleaner, although that might not be best? I have heard of horror stories using it, but I suspect those folks are doing something very wrong. Waiting too long to do 2nd coat w/o prep, top coating later w/o surface prep, etc.

Eastwood, summit, or direct.
https://www.por15.com/Rust-Preventive-Coating_c_11.html

The hammerite paint has no such issues that I've seen. Lowes has spray cans. I haven't looked for quarts/gallons etc lately, but a local hardware store here did stock it. I want to fool with hardener from Tractor Supply in the hammerite. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/majic-catalyst-hardener-clear-half-1-2-pint?rfk=1

Iirc, Hammerite is a British company? I suspect that Rustoleum now has a finger in the Hammerite in the US.
 

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Sorry Brian, the last couple weeks were a whirlwind and I forgot all about compairing the oil pumps for you. Personally I would not worry about the stock oil pump on anything but a higher RPM/big clearance build. The Cadillac oil pumps ran these engines forever and no issues every pop up unless we get crazy with mods. I'm back at work now so I can't take care of it for another month.

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Back to work and managed to get some things accomplished around the shop. I now have a toilet in the shop! The septic system was there from the previous house plan, so a 4" broke off pipe was there, just had to dig, splice and patch with Quikrete. We also spent a whole day cleaning and re-arranging to make the place look less cluttered. The second wheel tub was finished and trimmed out some more rusty metal around the trunk floor, but did not get that replaced. I searched for almost 2 days before I found all of the bolts to complete the serpentine belt install. After some debate and some time drawing I decided to rework the rear frame rails to ensure clearance for a 345 tire. I beleive a 345 will fit now on a 13" wheel, for sure on a 12". I scabbed onto the existing rail with 7 g and kept it straight as the frame tapered out until it got thin and gained 1/2-5/8" tire clearance, now a full 2" with the 315 tire on an 11" wheel. I also added a 7 ga scab on the inside that wrapped the top. So now the frame is about 5/8" wide at the narrowest, but 7/16" of that is steel and only needs to support the rear bumper and fuel tank. I had made it a goal to mount the body to the chassis and get some pics of it on the ground and identify any issues, but I just ran out of time. The valve covers interfere with the iner fenders by about 1/2" on each side. I will either pull the engine or trim the inner fenders next and get it on the gound for ride height pics. All of the suspension is bolted up with tubing in place of the coil-overs to simulate ride height. I did slice the firewall of the old cowl and found that if I install the firewall pushed back 5 degrees from stock I can move the engine back 1-1/2" so that is the plan going forward. The original firewall angles toward the engine about 10 degrees.
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Dwayne:
Perfection at its best. Hope you're planning to put walls around that head...otherwise you're gonna need a fan the size of a windmill to clean the air when bro d makes his presence known.:laugh::laugh::laugh::cry::cry::cry:
Ciao,
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Far from perfection but thanks for the kind comments. If all of this work is improvement, then it was for sure far from perfect! I do plan on slowly building a small walled living area, but in the mean time I've got bro d covered. Maybe that's why they are called Big Ass Fans? Sadly I had three before the tornado and this is the lone survivor.
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Thanks again,
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Dwayne:
Perfection at its best. Hope you're planning to put walls around that head...otherwise you're gonna need a fan the size of a windmill to clean the air when bro d makes his presence known.:laugh::laugh::laugh::cry::cry::cry:
Ciao,

Mario

Bro. Mario,

SUBJECT: Helping Dwayne Out

I was thinking somewhat along those same lines:
"I see my day-bed there, so that part is covered. And down by the circuit breaker box is that black solo seat up against the wall as another rest place, in case the need arises. Next to that is the Maroon colored vehicles - car or truck, not sure which - but it looks like the makings for a place to curl-up for a moment of two if the work load gets too great. That said, the HEAD unit would benefit from at least a little bit of privacy. It is a nice touch to see store-bought wiping material.":crap:

Not sure what my work duties might be but I am handy with a shop broom, if nothing else opens up. My resume' does include experience standing at a parts cleaner making grimy things pretty. :D

bro. d
 

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"Not sure what my work duties might be..."

Bro d:
No duties at all. I just know how you studie guys like to hang out with each other.....since nobody else will...:laugh::laugh::laugh::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Ciao,
Mario
 
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