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macedon
Posted 2018-08-05 2:18 PM (#567838 - in reply to #567829)
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Yeah, looking forward to seeing it with fresh paint. The guy doing the paint did my friend's 61 Starliner. Awesome job.

The trim tag on this car says XXX which is Sahara Tan. I have the original dealer sales invoice and it says Color Sweep in the listed options. Not really sure what happened there. I think it was delivered as an all Sahara Tan car. The respray done in the 90's added brown to the sweep and the roof. So all that being said...

I'm going to repaint the roof and body Sahara Tan and then giving it a Mandarin Rust sweep. I like how those colors look together.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-05 2:50 PM (#567839 - in reply to #567838)
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macedon
Posted 2018-08-05 4:00 PM (#567842 - in reply to #567839)
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Yes. I'm going off a Dupont chip, but yes Sahara Tan XXX and Mandarin Rust RRR.



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macedon
Posted 2018-08-05 8:54 PM (#567862 - in reply to #567842)
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Ok, I know it doesn't really matter but it's got me curious on how this car was painted. I pulled off the ugly aftermarket rocker stainless which I never liked anyway. It's staying off by the way. And the dogleg makes it pretty obvious this car got it's color sweep later. How much later who knows. The dealer invoice clearly states color sweep. The sweep color is definitely not factory. And they painted the roof weird too. Ah well mystery lost in time.



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macedon
Posted 2018-08-06 4:33 PM (#567935 - in reply to #567862)
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coming along



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bbrasse1
Posted 2018-08-07 4:32 AM (#567962 - in reply to #482534)
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Looks great!
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macedon
Posted 2018-08-11 5:01 PM (#568246 - in reply to #567962)
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Finally got everything off. Whew. Going to the paint shop on Monday.



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57desoto
Posted 2018-08-12 7:35 AM (#568287 - in reply to #482534)
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Very nice way of lying out all the parts if you have the room. Car will be great, as you're doing good work!
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macedon
Posted 2018-08-21 10:47 AM (#568755 - in reply to #568287)
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Progress...



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macedon
Posted 2018-09-06 11:18 AM (#569691 - in reply to #482534)
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Primer... and more sanding



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57burb
Posted 2018-09-06 10:08 PM (#569729 - in reply to #482534)
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There's always more sanding!
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macedon
Posted 2018-09-14 3:55 PM (#570100 - in reply to #482534)
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Door frames and edges so far



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macedon
Posted 2018-09-23 3:51 PM (#570630 - in reply to #482534)
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I wasn't certain certain Sahara Tan and Mandarin Rust would look great together. I am really happy with this color combo now!



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57burb
Posted 2018-09-27 12:29 PM (#570822 - in reply to #570630)
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Outstanding! Car is looking awesome!
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2018-09-27 9:33 PM (#570839 - in reply to #482534)
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Looks great!

I have a '57 Chrysler parts car that colour combination, and it looks sharp, even as a pile of crumpled rust...

I have to say...the way you laid out the parts in your garage, makes it look like the body just vanished, and all the trim just fell to the floor suddenly! :D
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macedon
Posted 2018-10-04 2:46 PM (#571150 - in reply to #482534)
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Put the deck lid and hood on today. Getting closer.



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macedon
Posted 2018-10-09 11:10 AM (#571382 - in reply to #482534)
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Oh well... too bad it couldn't have been a bright sunny day to show off the new paint. Got the sedan back today. Very pleased with the result. Now I'll start putting it all back together.



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Posted 2018-10-09 11:21 AM (#571383 - in reply to #482534)
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Driving this car will make all of your days bright and sunny! Nice job.
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macedon
Posted 2018-10-09 4:17 PM (#571395 - in reply to #482534)
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Yes indeed. Sun came out:)



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wizard
Posted 2018-10-10 12:31 AM (#571417 - in reply to #482534)
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Very nice indeed! We're waiting for more pics of your progress - great work!
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57desoto
Posted 2018-10-10 3:56 AM (#571422 - in reply to #482534)
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Looking GREAT, Dave!
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macedon
Posted 2018-10-11 2:38 PM (#571516 - in reply to #482534)
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Baking in the sun



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-10-11 2:55 PM (#571520 - in reply to #482534)
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Good idea. It was really hot when I painted the firewall on my car, but I was surprised how long it took to fully cure. It was about 3-4 weeks before I felt it was ready to wash it without damage to the finish. But I used a polyurethane finish, which does take longer. Are you going to black out the lower fronts of those fenders? Edit: I take it back, I think the DeSoto needs body color there for continuity.

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macedon
Posted 2018-10-11 3:16 PM (#571521 - in reply to #482534)
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Yeah that shows a little around the bumper.

I don't normally put my cars out in the Texas sun on purpose. After looking at the picture I posted I went back out and covered up my dash



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macedon
Posted 2018-11-14 3:44 PM (#573519 - in reply to #482534)
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I was a little nervous about this procedure. I was very careful and it turned out well.



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57desoto
Posted 2018-11-14 3:54 PM (#573520 - in reply to #482534)
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Dave, as you know, I think you're doing a great job, and I know you're trying to be correct when you can. What made you decide to paint the mandarin rust on the front fenders? Not trying to be a PITA, just curious, because it wouldn't have been difficult to do the insert thing like the factory did.
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Posted 2018-11-14 4:46 PM (#573527 - in reply to #482534)
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Wow, just that close up of the front fender trim, pure 50s art! I do not know what they were smoking back then, but it must have been good!
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Posted 2018-11-14 4:46 PM (#573528 - in reply to #573520)
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I wouldn't have painted and used the factory fender sheet metal inserts either.. they are a dirt and rust trap. The factory screwed up using those, but I understand the why behind it.
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57burb
Posted 2018-11-14 5:12 PM (#573531 - in reply to #573528)
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Agree. The "factory" did it that way because they were cheap and didn't want to spend the time to do the job correctly!

In my view, Dave has properly corrected what the factory did wrong. I bet he will also spend more than two seconds aligning the trim! LOL
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-14 5:15 PM (#573532 - in reply to #573520)
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I guess because both my 57 DeSotos came from the factory as solid color cars. The sedan was XXX and the 4dr hdtp LLL. So I don't know what the insert thing is. Don't worry Ed I'm open to any and all suggestions. Especially from you. I might not take them all, but I will certainly consider them.

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ToMopar
Posted 2018-11-15 6:11 AM (#573562 - in reply to #482534)
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Here a picture of these fender inserts



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macedon
Posted 2018-11-15 3:20 PM (#573601 - in reply to #573531)
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I bet he will also spend more than two seconds aligning the trim! LOL


haha... you got that right



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bbrasse1
Posted 2018-11-15 5:29 PM (#573621 - in reply to #482534)
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Looks really nice. Were your Fireflite emblems that clean or did you have the pits removed and rechromed? If so where, I need to do mine.
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-15 6:32 PM (#573624 - in reply to #573621)
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Cleaned and polished. I have been very fortunate with this car. It was in Wichita Falls, Texas all it's life. Hardly any rust at all and the pot metal trim is pretty darn nice. The tail towers are the exception... rough, rough.
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-26 4:00 PM (#574163 - in reply to #482534)
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Passenger side trim.



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ToMopar
Posted 2018-11-27 5:18 AM (#574195 - in reply to #482534)
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Dave, the result looks great !!
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-29 1:20 PM (#574344 - in reply to #482534)
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Update...



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ToMopar
Posted 2018-11-29 3:05 PM (#574353 - in reply to #482534)
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Yes Dave, the roof in Mandarin Rust looks much better.
Can't wait to see the complete car.
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-30 2:12 PM (#574421 - in reply to #482534)
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Update



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Posted 2018-11-30 2:23 PM (#574422 - in reply to #482534)
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57burb
Posted 2018-11-30 6:08 PM (#574440 - in reply to #574422)
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I had no issue with the paint before, but I do like the "rusty" roof on it now! Great job Dave, it's looking awesome.
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macedon
Posted 2018-11-30 8:54 PM (#574447 - in reply to #482534)
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Thanks. Yeah I liked it with the Sahara Tan roof. I like the Mandarin Rust roof better. Looking forward to getting it back together. Still got lots of stainless to polish. Getting there though.
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Posted 2018-11-30 10:47 PM (#574456 - in reply to #573562)
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ToMopar - 2018-11-15 6:11 AM

Here a picture of these fender inserts


The fender inserts allowed the fender shop to produce fenders in the normal lower colours with out concern for the colour of the sweeps. The sweep inserts would be pre-painted in the sweep colours and then mated to the fenders at the appropriate time. They did that with 56 Dodges too with fender caps for the bit of saddle that flowed over the hood and down to the doors, over the read corner of the fenders.

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