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Post by NAP1947 on March 5th 2011, 5:51 pm

First day, first post, first error all in an hour.
Not new to the process but am amazed at how much roll on has progressed.
I started back in the 70 doing varnish on wood boats only way I could get the finish I wanted.
Have done parts of cars but never the whole thing.
We have done everything on our 73 V6 powered MGB but the body.
That starts this summer, catch is we do not want to miss a driving season.
So my plan is to fast prep the whole body and roll on a couple coats and then start to do a panel at a time.
I hope this will keep my co-pilot happy being in the car and let me achieve the final finish I want.
I bought 4 quarts of Tremclad Tranquil Yellow and some grey primer.
Need to search my moving boxes for my body and paint tools.
Has anyone approached a project in this manner? Did it work?
As to my etiquette Boo Boo, I saw a post from Travellerjones and sent him a personal message before I found the means to access all his posts. Hopefully it is not a big black mark.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 8th 2011, 1:45 pm

Welcome...
Your car sounds interesting. What V6 are you running? Buick aluminum block?
Some guys have done one panel at a time. I'm doing my Falcon a section at a time. Starting with the rear quarters & trunk, then the doors, then the front fenders & hood. I have a mile long list of things other then the paint that I want to fix and cruise season is only a month away.
Good luck and post some pics of your MGB
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Post by NAP1947 on March 8th 2011, 2:53 pm

Thanks Falcon. Further reading leads me to think I will do a quick whole body sand prep and rollon. Then I will do a panel/section at a time and spray Tremclad. I am going to use Tranquil yellow as it seems to be close to the OEM colour.

I am using a 3.1 cast iron V6 and T5 from a 94 Firebird. This combination is not only lighter than the factory 1800 four but because I set it back completely behind the front cross member centre line I have had to take an inch off the springs. It is still a bit high but that can wait until I redo the cross member.

All our mechanicals etc have been done or upgraded, so we want to keep driving as I do the body.
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Post by GreenMachine on March 8th 2011, 3:19 pm

Is that it in your avatar? I like the yellow with black stripes. Will you be doing any stripes?
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Post by NAP1947 on March 8th 2011, 3:50 pm

Yes that is it. Looks great at 50 feet. Was repainted after an accident years ago and the paint and body work were awful. Runs, thin, waves, bend panels etc etc.
My navigator has never liked the side stripes and they are not going to be put back on nor is the chrome side trim, may also change large side markers to small LED. I may be permitted wide navy blue racing stripes to match the interior. Hope to delete bumpers as well and have a Sebring look.
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