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Powerflite
Posted 2017-02-24 10:21 AM (#534626 - in reply to #529650)
Subject: RE: '57 New Yorker Coupe



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Thanks everyone. Brad, I think I have my fill of Californian rust so importing the pure Canadian form will have to wait for another time.

Bill, I never considered that as an oil filter access panel, more as just another fender mount because they use the same thing on the left side. But I guess it could be used that way.
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-02-26 12:50 AM (#534710 - in reply to #534626)
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On a whim, I decided to paint the roof since the original paint is all but gone and it is getting rusty up there. So I spent the day removing the trim and doing the repair work to the rear section. It was pretty rusty here because of a bad bondo job that allowed water to get underneath it. So I cut the section out, cleaned it all out, sprayed it down with a coat of epoxy primer and welded a patch into it. I learned the hard way when working on my Barracuda that whenever you do any grinding, cutting or welding, to always protect your glass with a damp cloth so that it doesn't get pitted from the hot sparks and molten balls. I got it all welded in, and half-way done welding up the crappy factory seam when I ran out of Argon gas. So I had to stop for the day. I am happy with the way it turned out. It shouldn't need much filler once I get the welds cut down.

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big m
Posted 2017-02-27 11:33 AM (#534803 - in reply to #529650)
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Nice job on that patch, Nathan!!
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-05 6:55 PM (#535221 - in reply to #534803)
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Thanks John I am happy to be making more progress on it. I cleaned it all up and came out quite well. It required a little more hammer and dolly work afterward than I thought it would. Probably because of the previous dent that was there. Working so close to the drip rail requires a lot of patience in doing the clean up work too.



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-05 7:05 PM (#535222 - in reply to #535221)
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I discovered some new work after I removed the drip rail and sanded it down. Two more holes to patch up. Fortunately, these are relatively easy to deal with. I just had to undo the screws holding the stainless trim to the panel to pry it away from there and stick the copper plate between it to protect it. Then use the copper welding spoon to hold against the backside, and weld them up. That welding spoon was the best $10 I ever spent at HarborFrieight. Be sure to carefully grind smooth the backside well to be able to get the trim back on afterward.



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-05 7:24 PM (#535225 - in reply to #535222)
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I also had time left over to sand down the entire roof. The old paint was severely cracked and was a real pain to remove. But I used a flapper wheel on an electric grinder and that seemed to work very well at cutting through it. Some places still have the undercoat on, but that is easier to remove and I will us a D/A sander on that to bring it down to bare metal. The orange tape worked pretty well at protecting the trim from the sander. In the future though, I think I would use black electrical tape instead. It would hold up better if you accidentally swipe it. Unfortunately, I found yet another pocket of rust that was completely hidden underneath the paint on the other side. I also discovered a small dent in the roof that needs to be addressed. Oh well, in the words of the great American poet, Larry the cable guy; I just need to "Git 'er done".

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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-20 3:18 AM (#536281 - in reply to #535225)
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I got the metal repair on the roof done, painted it in primer, let it dry, and started wet sanding. I applied another coat of primer to fill small imperfections and will sand that once it dries. In the meantime, I welded in the extra holes on the right inner fender and cleaned it up pretty well. I was about to flatten this large dent in it until I realized that it was put there by the factory. Strange looking thing to be put there on purpose. Maybe it is there to provide extra clearance for the brake hose? There is another strange dent on the rear of the panel that doesn't look like it belongs there so I will check into it. I also still need to go over the small remaining dents from the large one that I took out in the center of the panel.

I decided to paint the inner fender mounting panels a gray color just to break up the monotony of an all-black engine compartment.



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ToMopar
Posted 2017-03-20 3:58 AM (#536282 - in reply to #529650)
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Nathan,

my right inner fender has the same "dent"
I have a 57 Fireflite,- so it must be the same part



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-20 2:57 PM (#536311 - in reply to #536282)
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Thanks Tom. Do you know if this dent is from the factor too? I suspect that it isn't, but I don't want to take out something that is supposed to be there.



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ToMopar
Posted 2017-03-21 7:29 AM (#536359 - in reply to #529650)
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Hi Nathan

I wonder for the "antenna inspection hole",- yours is much bigger than mine. But I do not have this "dent" on firewall side.



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Chrys 68
Posted 2017-03-21 7:46 AM (#536361 - in reply to #529650)
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Nathan! I see you also have something to bite into...
Good Luck!
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-03-21 12:08 PM (#536371 - in reply to #536361)
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Thanks Magnus & Tom Looks like I need to work on that dent. It is beyond my imagination how it could have got there. I assume that the larger access hole was for the optional power antenna module. I am surprised that the DeSoto doesn't have it; but I just checked my '58 DeSoto, and it doesn't have the large access panel either. Strange. Was the power antenna an option for a DeSoto?

One of the square holes is there to mount your fender brace. My panel has the nut for it still in place. But I wonder what the other hole was used for. Maybe to mount something for the antenna? It looks like they didn't bother to put the nut in place there on my panel.

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miquelonbrad
Posted 2017-03-28 1:12 AM (#536792 - in reply to #529650)
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The DeSoto had the power antenna option, but it was installed on the rear deck instead, for some reason...
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