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1960fury
Posted 2018-05-14 6:55 PM (#563389 - in reply to #563353)
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Powerflite - 2018-05-14 1:42 PM

The shade of green you have there has a little too much olive to it, but it is going to look really good that way. I have decided to paint my '58 New Yorker the same color with either a white or dark green roof.


GREAT choice!
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-14 7:04 PM (#563391 - in reply to #563389)
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Where does "Willow" Green come from? The 1957 Dodge light green was "Misty". (EDITED from "Minty" - my bad )



I think this one was called "Penderie" green:



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-14 11:25 PM (#563409 - in reply to #539179)
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its pretty similar to the mint greens, off the 58 Desoto.

I actually like the 56 Dodge mint I think about the same.

there were so many mint colors, nice subtle shade, i think every manufacturer had one.






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DEH
Posted 2018-05-15 1:13 PM (#563438 - in reply to #539179)
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Mike,

If you are considering green, this is what your car would look like with the Forest Green/Misty Green combo. That is how mine came, so I had it repainted those colors just last year.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-15 1:45 PM (#563444 - in reply to #539179)
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that's very cool but I'm already onto the white base, Got the firewall done and bought the paint.

That might be to "minty", that is cool though
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DEH
Posted 2018-05-15 9:52 PM (#563483 - in reply to #539179)
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Mike,

I can't believe that "Misty Green" isn't your favorite color; that color shouts 1950s! But here is what green/white would look like then. I couldn't find a Coronet, so a Custom Royal will have to do.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-15 10:41 PM (#563485 - in reply to #539179)
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i like the light "top" color and lower dark.

Also i want a less jarring 2nd tone. White and mint/willow green it is. I'm hunting for the willow/mint now.
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57burb
Posted 2018-05-16 9:41 AM (#563503 - in reply to #563485)
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Since your car is far from stock, what about a mint color with a little white, silver, or green pearl in it? Just thinking out loud.



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-05-16 7:40 PM (#563540 - in reply to #539179)
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That would look good if you also put pearl in the white. Otherwise, it would be weird to have a solid white with pearl green.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-16 9:47 PM (#563546 - in reply to #539179)
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I already bought the white. so yeah I probably wont go pearl. It would be nice to pearl the whole car.

Pearl painting is more cumbersome also any gnats or dirt nibs cause problems, you cant just buff out and refill pearl paint, you need a pro booth for that. I will shoot this sucker in my garage.

I will sand and buff the paint out.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-18 11:53 PM (#563630 - in reply to #539179)
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okay got some holes in the back that need fixing, not bad though, I think every car I worked on was always obliterated here. GM cars... all rotted...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-29 1:37 AM (#564148 - in reply to #539179)
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this was from back when I was working the lower quarter, i actually redid the pass side, didnt like it at all.  My lower quarter panel lip was still good and i tried to butt weld it but to much mess... I flanged and spot, roll it under the trunk drop and spot there also, nice and super clean.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-03 2:12 AM (#564443 - in reply to #539179)
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all done, used the big buffer sanding pad to get all the rust off the roof and rust bulleted.

Now itll get paint also. then spray on sound proofing. Lizardskin.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-04 11:20 PM (#564563 - in reply to #539179)
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test fit fenders to make sure rocker front edge was on the money. They were. Welded up front edge of rockers...



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-06-05 1:15 AM (#564568 - in reply to #539179)
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It's moving along pretty fast now. I don't relish that clean-up job on the inside of the roof. I need to do that too and am avoiding it.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-08 12:19 AM (#564780 - in reply to #539179)
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https://youtu.be/Bg3ckHJIkI8

older vid
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-08 7:47 PM (#564849 - in reply to #539179)
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painting interior pieces now to get them together and out of the way.

true blue turqoise... 



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-09 11:25 PM (#564918 - in reply to #539179)
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quarter stripped... not bad.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-06-14 4:51 PM (#565151 - in reply to #539179)
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This is my "Secondary" interior color. 

The "ultra" carpet from ACC is great, I want to put it in my house, comes with a nice thick backer already glued in. Seriously nice and 190$ shipped.

I will see how it goes against the willow green, if i like a more mint blue or the misty green i will go there, i dont want baby blue though.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-10 11:27 PM (#566446 - in reply to #539179)
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getting the steering wheel patched up, then will paint it. Wasn't to bad to start.

I use jb weld, put it on sloppy then come back 4-5 hours and mold it so I don't have to put on a second application, I make mounds above the valleys.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-22 2:06 AM (#566989 - in reply to #539179)
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skim coated quarters, finishing sanding of body and steering wheel done... uhg.

Spent 3 hours repairing my straight edge air sander... that sucked thought it was a goner.. saved it.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-22 9:51 PM (#567036 - in reply to #539179)
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finished finally!





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Powerflite
Posted 2018-07-22 10:32 PM (#567039 - in reply to #539179)
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That stool looks much better than when you started! Just kidding. Good job. I like the color you chose. It's good to have a nice wheel to hang onto because it sits right in front of you. I am thinking of painting the grooves in the horn ring black and the top of it a clear just to reduce the reflection off of it into my eyes. Funny the things you find out once you start driving it.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-23 2:49 PM (#567078 - in reply to #539179)
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i sometimes think its a little to shocking but it will be toned with white and chrome, darker blue
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57burb
Posted 2018-07-23 6:24 PM (#567096 - in reply to #567078)
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I wouldn't 'tone it down' at all! I think once it's in the shade of the interior of the car it will look great. Nice work.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-24 10:03 AM (#567129 - in reply to #539179)
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yeah I am seeing it in the sun all the time and bright flash...

I think its pretty similar to the factory just I see and am like wow that's turquoise...

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jboymechanic
Posted 2018-07-24 2:21 PM (#567142 - in reply to #539179)
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The 50s were all flash, I wish there was more color on the road today. Seems like every care is silver or white. Be bold.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-07-28 10:09 PM (#567355 - in reply to #539179)
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okay, all Dodge "ash trays" are scratched Dodge was like, what? you cant see it!

I might touch this up and put at "scuff pad" but it cant be very thick or it forces the ashtray into the roof.

Fairly ingenious... the bottom "scrapers" lift the ashtray just enough so it doesnt scratch the top and lets it "settle" back down between them so it doesnt spin free or rattle? I can see it does move slightly.

I spun it a couple times and was like uhg... I have to clean the emblem a bit and I need to check the other one i have, most of these are all pitted.

you can see the bottom and the top, i thought I was missing a bushing or washer up top but im not, gravity does the job as long as the ash tray can move up and down a millimeter on the aluminum rod in the middle. Im considering putting a rubber bushing up top to make sure its tight. that will result in more scratches but it should be good.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-18 11:41 PM (#568621 - in reply to #539179)
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primed the hemi!... its on now yo

spent 5 hours researching how to correctly prime a hemi its all good, both heads are flowing oil.

Primer is going on the body... final finishing and sanding... Im going to test fit the doors/fenders to check body gaps...

https://youtu.be/LZcXb2H86F0


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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-30 9:56 AM (#569253 - in reply to #539179)
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took apart another set of doors, I don't have the time to weld up the other set I have, ill just have this set blasted.

I recorded so I can quickly reassemble

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

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-31 5:35 PM (#569330 - in reply to #539179)
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First coat of epoxy primer!




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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-01 12:29 PM (#569366 - in reply to #539179)
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other side... back to sanding for another couple coats... uhg…




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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-13 2:08 AM (#570038 - in reply to #539179)
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Saw one of these today, nice color Bohai Bay Mint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J63iad2Vbe8

I guess i was thinking the 1960 Willow Green, came on the Dodge also that year.



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billy
Posted 2018-09-14 1:38 PM (#570095 - in reply to #539179)
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Great pictorial....of all the things I should be doing....keep it going...
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-14 11:28 PM (#570123 - in reply to #539179)
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forgot to weld the antenna up... duh... need to get passenger side view mirror holes cut also.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-16 1:21 AM (#570176 - in reply to #539179)
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couple of coats of evercoat featherfill g2... gotta get it perfect straight

 

pushing hard to get the car painted in the next 3 weeks... work is crushing me



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-17 1:28 AM (#570230 - in reply to #539179)
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block sanding trunk... I swear every one of these cars has like 10 dings on every panel... I know its a long time to sit and people drop stuff but darn... Doing light feather putty on the ones a little to deep and then another round of Featherfill and then guide coat and sand completely again... This trunk started out black...

The factory stamping "warped" around the license plate hole sucks also...  Fixing that.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-19 8:48 PM (#570417 - in reply to #539179)
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son of a … this is a lot of work test fitting body gaps now... final fitment





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Posted 2018-09-20 7:57 AM (#570438 - in reply to #539179)
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Ya going good Mike, 16 months into it and you've come a long way, she's going to be a beauty!. Keep the pics coming.

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