Herron Custom Paint Work in Progress Herron Custom Paint November 18, 2017   

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This project is not here right now. It is currently at Dr. Dukes waiting for parts to continue. You can look here and see what has been done to it so far.  
We are going to start taking it apart. 
The right side before we get started. 
This will eventually be filled up with tons of cubic inches. 572 of them I think. 
The back will look alot different when this car is done. 
The car already has nice interior in it. 
The dash and front interior is all in good shape. 
The back seat has been removed. 
The dash and front seats have been removed. 
The front clip is getting taken apart. 
The interior has been removed. 
The headliner has been removed. 
The wiring has been removed. 

Dr. Duke has plenty of storage space so he said we can take all the stuff we wont be needing for a while back to his place.

 
Its going to need rocker panels. 
The front clip has been taken apart. 
Some rust in the floor pans showed up once the carpet was removed. Nothing major but it will need floor sections on both sides. 
The left door has been tore down and the outside stripped. 
Years ago the car hasd lower 1/4 sections put on. We have reomved them. Its going to get full 1/4 panels put on it. 
The wheeltubs are showing some rust. This is not an issue on this car. All this will be removed anyway. Its getting tubbed.  
The right door has been tore down and the outside stripped. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the outside of the left door. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the outside of the right door. 
The doors used to have mouldings. The holes have been welded up. 
Some rust showed up in the roof channel after the windshield was removed. 
We are going to put floor pans in both sides. 
The patches that were rivited in the floors were removed to see the original floor pans. 
The paint has been stripped of the roof. 
This is a mouse nest that come out of the left rocker. There is a few homeless mice running around now. 
The welds have been ground and blasted. 3M panel adhesive has been put over the welded areas. 
Panel adhesive over the welds on the doors. Now the inside of the doors can be blasted and epoxied. 
Using the plasma cutter to remove the floorpan sections. 
The rusty left rocker has been removed. 
The undercoat has been melted out from the inside of the front wheeltubs. they are ready to sandblast. Some small rust is showing up.  Its nothing major. 
The rusty right rocker has been removed. 
Welding the new piece in the windshield opening. 
The rust has been cut out of the windshield roof channel and a new piece is being made to weld in. 
Test fitting the new floors. 
The windshield opening rust has been repaired and holes have been drilled for the moulding clips. 
The floors have been cut out. The rockers have been cut off and braces were welded in the door jams before the cutting began.Now the inner rocker and floor braces and toe boards are getting blasted. 
Once all these structure pieces are blasted they can be coated heavily with epoxy. Then the rust can be repaired on the toe boards and floor body supports, then the new floors can go in. 
The right floor rails have had the inside of them blasted. The inside of the inner rocker has been blasted too. 
The right toe board has been blasted and is ready to coat with epoxy. 
The rust on the windshield opning has been welded up, the welds blasted and panel adhesive put over the welds. 
The left toe board has been blasted. This will be epoxied and repaired before the floors can go in. 
The left inner rocker has been blasted. This had to be done before the rockers can go on. You can not get to this once the rockers are welded on. 
The left inner rocker and floor rails have been blasted. The rear one came out with the floor so it has been blasted on the inside and will be reused. 
The right inner rocker has been blasted. This can not be accessed once the new rockers are welded in place. It had to be cleaned up now and epoxied before the rockers can go on. 
The inside of the floor rails can not be accesed once the floors are welded in so they were blasted and sprayed with epoxy now. 
The rust has been cut out of the right toe board. 
A small section on the left inner rocker has been cut out and will be rebuilt. 
The rust in the tranny hump has been cut out and the new piece has been tacked in place. 
Building the piece for the left toe board. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the sandblasted areas. 
The left toe board has been repaired. 
The pieces for the right toe board were made and have been welded in. 
The toe boards have been repaired. They have been coated with epoxy. Now the floors can go in. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the rebuilt right toe board. Now the floors can go in. 
The left floor has been fit and tacked in place. A small floor extension piece had to be made and has been tacked in place too. 
The left floor pan is getting welded in place. 
The left floor pan has been welded in. 
Some rust in the lower right cowl will be but out and this will be rebuilt. 
Some rust showed up in the lower front part of the left door shell while sandblasting. 
While blasting the door shells we found a small crack that will be welded up. 
Some rust in the bottom of the left lower cowl will be cut out and rebuilt. 
Some rust will have to be repaired in the left lower cowl. 
The rust in the inner rocker has been repaired. 
The inside of the front wheeltubs have been blasted. 
The front wheeltubs have been sandblasted. 
Josh is grinding welds on the floors. 
The right floorpan has been welded in. 
Some rust showed up on the inner lip of the bottom left door shell. 
Some rust showed up in the front of the right door shell while blasting. 

One of the front wheeltubs has a small rust hole.

 
The rust has been cut out of the front corners on both inner door shells. The inner structure piece has been sanblasted and will be sprayed with epoxy before a new outer piece is made. 
The inside of the front wheeltubs have been sprayed with epoxy. 
Rust has been cut out of the left lower cowl. 
The front wheeltubs have been sprayed with 2 coats of epoxy. 
The rust in the front wheeltub has been cut out and a new piece was made and welded in. 
The rust has been cut out of the inner lip on the bottom of the left door. 
Rust has been cut out of the bottom of the left cowl. 
The inner lip on the bottom of the left door has been blasted after the rust was cut out. 
The rust has been cut out of the right lower cowl. 
Once the rust was cut out of the corners on the doors it showed us the rusty inner structure piece. This will be blasted and coated with epoxy before a new piece is made and welded in the corner. 
The floor pans welds have been ground smooth. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the inner door stucture and now a piece can be made and welded in on the shell. 
Some small rust pinholes were found on the front edge of the door and it has been cut out. 
The rust on the left door inner structure has been blasted and epoxied and now the piece can be made and welded to the shell. 
The rust in the right lower cowl has been welded up. 
The inner lip on the bottom of the left door has been welded up. 
The rust in the left cowl has been welded up. 
The inside of the doors have been blasted and the rust has been repaired. The panel adhesive has been sanded down and now they will be sprayed with epoxy. 
The rust on the front edge of the door has been welded up. The welds were blasted and covered with panel adhesive. The panel adhesive has been sanded down and not it is ready for epoxy. 
The corner of the lower right door has been repaired. these welds will be sandblasted ans 3M panel adhesive will be put over the welded areas. 
The rust in the lower part of the left cowl has been welded up. 
The panel adhesive had been sanded down on the outside of the doors where the welding was done and they have been sprayed with epoxy. 
The subframe has been removed. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the inside of both doors. 
The doors have been blasted, rust repaired and are ready to epoxy inside and out. 
The suspension has been removed.  
The trunk floor and bottom of this car is heavily covered in undercoating. The sandblasted will not remove undercoat well so we have to melt it all out. 
I am using the torch and a wire brush to melt the undercoating off the bottom of the car. The key here is to get the undercoat hot enough to make it turn loose without getting the metal too hot. 
The trunk floor is not looking real good. This was filled with bodyfiller and then undercoated. 
The trunk floor is showing more rust. 
The undercoat has been melted out from the bottom of the car. Thats alot of undercoating on the floor. 
The undercoat has been removed from inside the trunk area. 
Josh is finishing up the welding on the front toe boards. He could not get to this until the subframe was removed. 
I went on ahead and blasted the hood hinges while I was doing the bottom of the car. 
I am spraying 2 coats of epoxy on the bottom of the car. 
The entirte bottom of the car has been blasted and is ready for epoxy. 
The bottom of the car has been blasted. Undercoat makes blasting very dificult. You melt out what you can but the blaster has to do the rest and its hard to eat through that stuff. 
The bottom of the car has been blasted. 
Some rust is showing up in the frame rails. This may not be a big issue since its getting tubbed. 
Blasting the bottom of the car. 
 The undercoat has been removed  and the bottom of the car is getting blasted. Since this car is getting tubbed we could not see putting it on the roticery just to blast and epoxy the bottom. It will have to be on the ground to tub it. 
The hood hinges will be epoxied and primed. Here they have the epoxy on them. 
Now that the bottom has been blasted and epoxied I can do the rest of the car. It should go alot better. No more undercoat to deal with. 
Epoxy has been sprayed on the bottom of the car. 
Now that the bottom has been blasted and is in epoxy we can do the rest of the body. I am  starting in the front and I will work my way back inside and out. 
Blasting on the body. I will be doing the firwall inside and out, dash, jams 1/4 structure, trunk hinges, package tray glass openings. I need to remove all this old paint and seamsealer. 
The lower package tray and trunk hinges have been blasted. 
I sandblasted the good part of the trunk floor. 
The right 1/4 structure has been blasted. 
The inside has been blasted. 
The rear package tray and back glass opening have been blasted. 
The left 1/4 structure has been blasted. 
The left cowl, door pillar and hinges, windshield post and roof channel and firewall have been blasted. 
The inside 1/4 structure and rear seat pan and floors rear have been blasted. 
The inside front has been blasted. 
The right cowl, door pillar, hinges, firewall, windshield post drip rail and roof rails have been blasted. 
Blasting revealed more rust. This is in the upper rt corner of the dash. 
The trunk floor and rear body panels will need replaced. 
There are small areas of rust all over the trunk floor. 
The trunk floor is in pretty bad shape. 
The roof showed up with rust after the drip rails were blasted. 
The upper and lower rear body panel are showing rust between where the two pieces weld together. 
The lower front part of the dash will have to be cut off and rebuilt. Its got rust all the way across it. 
The floor seams have all been covered with panel adhesive and now its time to spray the car inside and out with epoxy. 

We are putting 3M panel adhesive on all the seams on the new floors.

 

This is the rust in the roof on the right side. Now that the entire body has been stripped, blasted and epoxied its time to start rebuilding. The new rockers will be first.

 
You can see better with the epoxy on what we have to fix on the dash. 
Epoxy on the dash.  
I am going to spray the entire body inside and out with 2 coats of epoxy. 
Epoxy on the dash, floors, inner cowl and firewall. 
Epoxy on the new floorpans. 
Epoxy on the rear floors and inner structure of the body. 
The firewall is in epoxy.  
Epoxy on the rear package tray and trunk hinges. 
The hood latch and radiator support center brace has been blasted. 
The radiator support and the cowl vent panel have been blasted. 
Epoxy on the roof and all the inner 1/4 structure. 

Fitting the new left rocker.

 
The radiator support, hood latch, center brace, and cowl vent panel have been epoxied. 
The rust has been cut out of the roof on the right side. The inner structure has been cleaned and will be epoxied before the new metal is welded in place. 
We have chained the body down to the floor and are pulling the rocker up in place with the cherry picker. 
The rocker needs to come up. We have welded a tab on it and have clamped it so we can pull it up. 
Epoxy has been sprayed over the rust patch in the roof. 
The rust in the roof has been repaired. 
We have fit the door to make sure the rocker is in the right location. It all looks good.  
Welding the left rocker on. 
The rest of the right front rocker has been removed. 
The rest of the right rear rocker has been removed. 
Just like the left side we have to do some pulling and pushing to get the rocker to fit.  
The inner and lower pinchwelds are screwed and clamped in place. We welded this brace in here to push the rear of the rocker down so it will have a door gap. Aftermarket parts are not a perfect fit. These are Goodmark rockers but you still have to bend them to fit. 
The right rocker is getting welded on. 
The right rocker has been welded on. 
The right rocker has been sanded and is ready for epoxy. 
Grinding the welds on the right rocker. 
The left rocker has been sanded and is ready to epoxy. 
Grinding the welds on the left rocker. 
Epoxy on the right rocker. 
Epoxy on the left rocker. 


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