Lol, glad to help! Most people would have sent it to the crusher after pulling a handful of useful things off of it.I am also waiting to see how things are coming here. This is the only car I've seen with more holes in it than mine, so I need some motivation
LOL thanks for the optimism, it is definitely appreciated. I'll have to do some digging on legitimate leading. Most of what I've been researching revolves around leadless filler so I can sand it without toxicity issues. I definitely need to get some good protective gear, even with a basic face mask I still end up with a bunch of gunk in my nose after working for a few hours. I need to move the car from my garage into my shop so I can make as much noise as I want while my kid is asleep. That has been the main thing slowing me down with respect to stripping the body.Hey Wyatt,
Sounds like great progress. I haven't leaded a body in a while, and I am certainly no expert (perhaps real experts will chime in, too). But my success has involved a couple of key tips:
- CLEAN everything. The metal has to be clean, rust free, paint free - clean. The lead should be clean (sand it to get any dirt and impurities off of it before getting close to the car with it).
- tin the area really well - and a larger than you plan to lead. You don't want to go back and have to tin a bit more later - best to get it all right out of the gate.
- I prefer real lead versus the lead free stuff. It seems to flow better and stick better. At least that is my experience. Pretty easy to ventilate the area, wear a respirator, and clean up the shavings after filing (in my opinion).
Can't wait to see pics of your progress. And I love your minimalist approach on the interior/gauges, etc. That is going to look amazing!