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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-07-18 10:54 AM (#566798 - in reply to #566796)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Richbo
Posted 2018-07-23 9:09 PM (#567102 - in reply to #540846)
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Good work !!! This post has gone on for over a year !!!
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-07-23 9:24 PM (#567104 - in reply to #567102)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Yeah, Nobody wants this car in pieces, and I don't have a lot of time to work on it.
Soon, I will be able to put the interior back in, and then I will put it on Epay.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-08-05 10:12 PM (#567874 - in reply to #567104)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Okay, does anyone want to take over, yet ?



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-08-06 9:29 AM (#567902 - in reply to #567874)
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Warning; Looking at this car is enjoyable, and can be addictive.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-08-23 6:59 PM (#568927 - in reply to #567902)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Running wire.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-08-24 8:56 AM (#568947 - in reply to #568927)
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-05 8:36 PM (#569659 - in reply to #568947)
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OOooohh baby, it's getting closer.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-05 9:26 PM (#569664 - in reply to #569659)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Does anybody know where all these wires go? ............................................................................just kidding.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-07 7:36 PM (#569783 - in reply to #569664)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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I think, another 10 minutes, and it should be ready.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-23 12:16 AM (#570603 - in reply to #569783)
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-23 6:39 PM (#570641 - in reply to #570603)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Well, I had surgery on my hand, so I am selling this car as-is. $6500. If nobody here wants it, then I will put it on Ebay.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-23 8:00 PM (#570648 - in reply to #570641)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Here is the side trim. This is some of the things that were not there when I got the car.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-23 8:09 PM (#570649 - in reply to #540846)
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ouch your not supposed to have metal stick out of your thumb like that...

your killing me man... if i had the room... put it on ebay man. this is ridiculous...



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57burb
Posted 2018-09-24 12:17 PM (#570691 - in reply to #570648)
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A coupe for $6500, seems like a great deal to me!

I hope that hand injury heals up soon, ouch!!
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Gidman
Posted 2018-09-24 2:40 PM (#570701 - in reply to #570648)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Are you wanting to sell the trim altogether or can we buy just one piece?
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-25 8:24 AM (#570746 - in reply to #570701)
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Gidman - 2018-09-24 2:40 PM

Are you wanting to sell the trim altogether or can we buy just one piece?




Sorry, I'm not selling pieces. just one piece.... a 1958 DeSoto Firedome, 2 door hardtop, Sportsman, Spring Special.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-25 6:46 PM (#570771 - in reply to #570746)
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seats



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drosera88
Posted 2018-09-30 7:04 PM (#570976 - in reply to #570649)
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mikes2nd - 2018-09-23 7:09 PM

your killing me man... if i had the room... put it on ebay man. this is ridiculous...

I agree. $6500 is a great price for this thing. I felt like I had to step in and put a stop to the ridiculousness . Can't wait to get it up and running! Anyone want to buy my 57 Windsor 4D hardtop?

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-09-30 7:54 PM (#570981 - in reply to #540846)
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I understand... a full blown project on these cars is an insane amount of work... I have been busting my butt a year now in order to get my dodge done... I barely mow my grass

Its brutal when your in a hurry, im dealing with weather up here also, makes it worse... But that car is almost heading "downhill"... But i actually like doing the work and it gets me away from my desk.


I like it better when im not rushed though You can restore at your leisure.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-09-30 9:27 PM (#570983 - in reply to #570976)
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I welded the VIN back on. It looks crooked, but that is where the holes lined up.
Then I spot welded the quarter panel on.

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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-10-01 7:52 PM (#571031 - in reply to #570976)
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Okay Miles. It is all packed up and ready to go.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-01 8:00 PM (#571033 - in reply to #540846)
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I'm.sad.... Regrets... Regrets....

I.still need to.get a 60 imperial and a 58 dodge shell though :). A Desoto would be third down the line
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drosera88
Posted 2018-10-03 12:46 PM (#571102 - in reply to #571031)
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58DeSoDodge59 - 2018-10-01 6:52 PM Okay Miles. It is all packed up and ready to go.

Awesome! I got a listing on Uship right now, so just waiting on some quotes. 

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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-10-05 9:03 PM (#571186 - in reply to #571102)
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I had a little bit of fun duplicating this picture.



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1959 Belvedere Conv
Posted 2018-10-13 10:54 PM (#571646 - in reply to #561448)
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mikes2nd - 2018-04-12 10:40 AM paint it yourself man, its easy. I paint all my cars, takes a day to get it done even in the driveway. https://www.amazon.com/3M-16580-Accuspray-System-Standard/dp/B01497M... get the 3m accuspray gun. Go get your colors and some clear coat. I am painting my car in single stage. sand it and buff it out. Paint jobs go from 3500 to 25000$ and "depends" ... if your car is stripped its super easy. You have a earl scheib in WV in dunbar? They "shoot" the car for 399$ Thats basically just the labor in the booth. http://www.earlscheibautopainting.com/about.html Here is an example of my 3000Gt and Dodge Stealth I painted in my garage its a good Saturday workout but you save a lot. its a 25000$ paint job

 

Mike,, I picked up the 3M sprayer you suggested from Amazon and will try it out, what mm nozel do you use or single stage and which one for Base Coat/Clear Coat applicatiion?

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-14 12:19 AM (#571649 - in reply to #540846)
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heh i made it sound a bit too easy

But if your painting in your garage, your best off painting the car in parts.

I was running into weather issues and the body work is brutal. Getting the body straight is the issue.

I was watching "bitching rides" and I watched them skim coat the entire car in bondo... i understand why now on these old cars.

They had tons of stamping ripples in the bodies.

So to shoot my single stage I use a 1.4 tip(orange). Youll need the liners and caps.

I used "featherfill G2" bondo filler primer to get thing straight, it takes 3 series of coats to get things good.

I have not used the base clear with the accuspray yet. I find single stage paints are very good quality now. Check out eastwood or Nason.

I use the 2.0 tip(red one)

To use the accuspray be VERY careful not to put wear on the tabs. push the edges in good so they dont scrape on the gun, once you booger up a latching corner the tip is garbage. If the tip does not have a tight seal it wont shoot at all.

Do not do the push on "latching" and snapping like they show, notice how they push the buttons on the side in when they remove the tip? Put the tip like that also so it doesnt harm the latches. I had a couple tips shred the latches when i tried to snap them on. So pull trigger, push both buttons in and put tip on.

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

Also verify the 6 air holes in the back of the tip are formed right, i had some 2.0 tips that i had to punch out. I had a couple "misformed" tips... that pissed me off alot since i couldnt figure out why it wouldnt shoot right.

guy shows about cleaning it well. Except youll need to take the tip off and clean from the back.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN8jDpJFSvA

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-14 12:28 AM (#571650 - in reply to #540846)
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just another mention, this is a good starter gun and can be used even later for experienced painting. I think i got mine for 140$ shipped for the basic kit.

I bought some liners and cups off amazon(they were chinese knockoffs and needed some attention but work fine) and more tips.

If your going to paint 15 cars your better off buying an expensive gun.

you will get 3-5 shoots with a tip if your careful not the trash the latches. be careful with the tip cleaning and you can get some life out of them.

For me who paints a car every couple of years its a great choice, the clean up is the best part To clean the tip, i pour some laq thinner in the top and shake a bit then spray, repeat that a few times, take the tip off, clean the needle and the back of the tip down the hole. I put some thinner in the back with my finger over the tip and back hole and shake and rinse a few times.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-14 12:33 AM (#571651 - in reply to #540846)
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shows the heads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvQgIvuHic

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IKVsKEXT1M

 



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Posted 2018-10-14 6:59 PM (#571695 - in reply to #540846)
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Thanks Mike for the tips and the You Tube links!

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-15 12:06 AM (#571707 - in reply to #540846)
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also i shot my single stage with 1.4 i will probably go to 1.3 or 1.2.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-10-31 7:48 PM (#572720 - in reply to #571186)
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Goodbye sweetheart.



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Posted 2018-11-04 8:08 PM (#572928 - in reply to #540846)
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Probably Best ,now you can stop working on it and Get Back to your cars.
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drosera88
Posted 2018-11-06 9:00 AM (#573046 - in reply to #540846)
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Just got it yesterday. It's at my mechanic's shop right now, and I'll be heading over there this weekend to sort out all the parts in the trunk and get a start on the rust repair.
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Posted 2018-11-06 8:01 PM (#573079 - in reply to #540846)
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Congratulations! That's a great project and Kurt made a lot of good progress on it to get it a lot closer to completion. Keep us posted on your progress.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-11-06 10:35 PM (#573083 - in reply to #573079)
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Thanks Nathan, I tried.
Miles, I'm glad it made it there okay. Good luck. It sounds like you are going to have it back on
the road long before I get this other one done.
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