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22mafeja
Posted 2023-02-20 9:21 AM (#627725 - in reply to #616689)
Subject: RE: Coronet 2d sedan 1957


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I hate when the rear bumper and frame beam are filled with mud when I get surprised by a shower.
I made a kingsize flap like on imperial 57-59 of 5mm rubber. You can hardly see it.



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wizard
Posted 2023-02-20 11:12 AM (#627726 - in reply to #616689)
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That's agood idea Ralf, I might do that as well.
I've mounted mud flaps, front and rear wheels.
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22mafeja
Posted 2023-02-20 1:13 PM (#627729 - in reply to #616689)
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Yes Sven , mudflaps might not be beautiful but imo necessary. I am also making flaps behind all four wheels and maybe around the headlight buckets.

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Powerflite
Posted 2023-02-20 1:29 PM (#627730 - in reply to #616689)
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If you drive in the mud, a tight fitting shield in back of the headlight buckets, positioned so that the mud would slide out of the fender, would be very smart; probably the most important place to put one. Getting mud in the rear frame is annoying, but easily cleaned out.
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22mafeja
Posted 2023-02-21 6:41 AM (#627738 - in reply to #616689)
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Well Nathan I can tell you that our mud/clay here on the Finnish Osterbotten plains is Not easily removed since the dirt roads are built on old sea bottoms so to get it entirely
washed away is a disgustful task!
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22mafeja
Posted 2023-03-18 3:06 AM (#628323 - in reply to #616689)
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Now I have five mudflaps on the car!
They work well , it is less snow baked under the car after a spin now!



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22mafeja
Posted 2023-03-19 3:32 AM (#628352 - in reply to #625494)
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Now I have experienced that the return springs are really crutial.
I had bought a front brake kit including the springs and didn`t compare then to the old ones (stupid) so the new ones were 6 -coil springs compared to the original 4-coils.
The new ones could only use the wrong attaching point.
Everything was ok until it wasn`t. The brake shoes must have seized so the brakes stayed on and when they released suddenly the pedal slammed to the floor. This happened in my garage so no danger was imminent. Then I could not get the system bleeded no man..
When I had tried everything trice I stared at the springs for a while. I assure you that the brake shoes and the center plate were de graded and smooth and greased.
The problem was solved as soon as I swapped the springs to the right kind of springs.
What did you write Dave...better safe than sorry...oh yes so true..
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-03-19 10:39 AM (#628353 - in reply to #628352)
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Ralf: Sorry to hear about your brake shoe return spring issue. I don't know why the return springs and the spring attachment points are different front and rear for the early center plane brakes but they were/are.

You dodged a bullet, which is a good thing.

Nice job on the mud flaps by the way. I was hand washing my 94 V8 Audi wagon yesterday (16 C and sunny). It has factory mud flaps front and rear and I thought about your car and its new flaps, helping to keep crap out from under the body.

They work.



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22mafeja
Posted 2023-04-18 7:46 AM (#628978 - in reply to #627526)
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Now I have the 17" Boyds wheels on. I was afraid that it would be bad for the driveability but to my surprise it still goes straight and is steady.
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-04-18 2:29 PM (#628990 - in reply to #616689)
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I think those Boyd's wheels would look better if you painted the inner web either black or silver - just to give it some variation in color. You could try it out on photoshop and see how you like it.
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22mafeja
Posted 2023-08-23 9:41 AM (#631521 - in reply to #616689)
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Now I have correct ride height on the car. Goodbye lowering blocks ,now it goes clear off any crazy road bumps..
I don`t know how you fellows have prepared for the flat tyre we all have ahead?
I have had a scissor jack in the trunk and a couple of hefty plywood pieces. No NO I will never use a factory jack , they are dangerous and gives the a unwanted patina to the car in many cases..
Today I improved the scissor jack so it fits and stays on the wanted place under the main frame rail. I marked the frame on both sides where to put the jack so it will lift two wheels at the same time.
It is important that the scisssor jack is as low as possible and strong enough. Mine is 1000kg and is easily lifting the Coronet.



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22mafeja
Posted 2023-10-13 8:56 AM (#632305 - in reply to #616689)
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Now I have accepted that it was a mistake to paint the car with flat black urethane textured paint. Everybody dislikes it... I think the appearance is special and
not so bad...BUT it is hopeless to keep decent...period.
If a little bird takes a cr.p on it while you see it and asap wipes away the spot and cleans it with a wet rag you`d think it would be ok. Nope the area you cleaned and wiped dry
is forever visible! This goes for both Raptor and Mipa Protectot...This stuff is durable but but clearly it belongs on the underside of cars..

This winter I am sanding down it. Don`t know yet if I am going for full gloss or satin but it will get an acrylic finish . I am going to assemble all the original side trim and
ornaments.
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AceS
Posted 2023-11-03 12:58 PM (#632580 - in reply to #616689)
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Well, I like it!

Maintenance of flat black (any black) is certainly a pain. I have two flat black cars, and any water or dirt spotting means wiping down the entire car if you want it to look uniform. If you really like the flat, my understanding is that a two stage paint with flat clear on top is easier to maintain the appearance. I may give that a try on my current project (still undecided).
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-11-04 2:22 AM (#632584 - in reply to #616689)
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wrap it if you cant paint it, these cars are easy to wrap I think. I wrapped my roof and fins.

the flat wrap would probably be better for cleaning
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22mafeja
Posted 2023-11-11 2:03 PM (#632676 - in reply to #616689)
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Now it`s done ,it is about the original colors. Still a little rough surface...kind of sixties garage finish.....



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wizard
Posted 2023-11-11 2:14 PM (#632677 - in reply to #616689)
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Nice, sweet ride
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