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post #46 of 857 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter

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The cowl vent on Kurt’s car looks great and just has some light surface rust. To get better access we cut an oval hole on the side that we will weld closed after we treat the surface rust.



We used a 1” hole-saw for the hole in a place that is covered by the fender. We could make a plate and just caulk & screw it in, but we weld it in, and treat the new metal from the inside vent hole.







I used a snake camera to get a better view



After sanding, scraping, cleaning, and prepping, I use Eastwoods frame coating with a cool 360 degree spray nozzle on the end of a 2’ hose to seal the metal with zinc phosphate. Also use a long handle Ĺ” brush get to all surfaces.







We will finish it with a coat of PR15 this weekend.

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post #47 of 857 (permalink) Old 12-09-2010, 02:23 PM
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PAT IVE FOLLOWED THIS THREAD VERY CLOSE,I KNOW HARDLY NOTHING ON RESTURATION,SO DIDNOT COMMENT.BUT ITS TIME NOW,TO ME THIS THREAD IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING AND VALUEVABLE ON IMBOC.IT SHOWS WHAT A RELATION BETWEEN FATHER AND SON CAN BE,AND SHOULD BE.THIS YOU AND KIRT WILL TREASURE FOR LIFE,ITS PRICELESS.
WHEN YA PROJECT IS COMPLEAT,I THINK ITS MAGAZINE WORTHY.BULLITTS ARE REALLY GREAT,BUT WHAT YOU AND KURT ARE DOING IS BONDING TOGETHER.



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PAT IVE FOLLOWED THIS THREAD VERY CLOSE,I KNOW HARDLY NOTHING ON RESTURATION,SO DIDNOT COMMENT.BUT ITS TIME NOW,TO ME THIS THREAD IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING AND VALUEVABLE ON IMBOC.IT SHOWS WHAT A RELATION BETWEEN FATHER AND SON CAN BE,AND SHOULD BE.THIS YOU AND KIRT WILL TREASURE FOR LIFE,ITS PRICELESS.
WHEN YA PROJECT IS COMPLEAT,I THINK ITS MAGAZINE WORTHY.BULLITTS ARE REALLY GREAT,BUT WHAT YOU AND KURT ARE DOING IS BONDING TOGETHER.
No question its quality time together and I do treasure it!
Thank You!
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WoW! Going high~tech to get down to it. Good Job

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We did some more welding on the frontend this weekend and cut the vin # out of the right side inter fender and welded it into the replacement apron.
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We used some copper on the top and bottom to protect the numbers, cool the metal, and stop the weld through







A lot of work and after the fender is on the only place you can see the # is if you look inside the wheel well.

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Nicely done, excellent attention to detail, this car is going to be something very special if you complete the rest in the same way.


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To make the oval we used a 1” hole saw and cut two hole side by side then used a air saw to connect the two holes.





I scribed the hole on paper for a templet to make the patch that will get welded in using a copper plate held from the inside through the cowl vent pipe. Then I can PR 15 the back side throught the same cowl vent hole.



I use anything that would reach to prep the rusty metal before I treated it. But I was lucky as it was just surface rust.





This long pry bar worked the best with 80g sand tape.





Emery cloth worked great around the vent pipe







I use a long ľ” tube to hold a small paint brush to put two coat of PR-15 over the zinc phosphate, it worked great as I could see and get to surfaces inside the cowl
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Pat, Ye Look Pretty Good,with Hand Tools.i Know You Will Keep It Up.thu Best To You And Kurt.



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nice build, keep us posted
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post #56 of 857 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter

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We restored two of the door glass tracks and note that the driverís side has a different glass guide. Both doors look to be original to the car. Iím not sure if thatís how it came from the factory or if it was changed, if so which one is correct for the car? The passenger side with the plastic guide is in great shape, but the driverís side felt guide is worn and look like its 42 years old. It the as the inside top door felt but with out the chrome edge. So we cut a 2 Ĺ ďpiece from the trim we removed from the top of the door, and made two staples to hold it. Note we cut a slot in the felt as to let the staples pull low and clear the glass.
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For a Christmas present I thought I would get Kurt a steering wheel for his car. After some research I learned that the Bullitt movie car used a Shelby wheel wrapped with black leather. Needless to say a real Shelby wheel was not an option and I soon found out that a reproduction Shelby was over $2,500.00 ouch! So found a 15” brushed S/S spoke wood wheel. The spokes look close but short 1 hole per spoke. The wood is thicker and has finger grips that the Shelby wheel does not have, but I think it will look & work well after I cover it with black leather.





This is what I started with, note the holes & seam that need to be filled so they will not show through the leather.












I used West system epoxy to fill the seam & holes. Then I put a few coats of Polyurethane to seal the wood






I bought some scrap black leather at the local fabric shop and cut it about 3/8” smaller then the thickness of the wheel, then got my wife’s singer out and with the leather inside out I stitched it together about an 1 ľ” smaller then the circumference of the wheel.




Having the leather just a little smaller helped to hold the shape of the wheel when it was stretched over the wheel.








After looking at how newer cars had there leather wheels stitched I used a pipe to test and learn how to do it right. So using some velcro straps to help hold the leather emplace, I started stitching the wheel.


















A few days and a few band aid on my fingers it stitched together great and I think it looks awesome!
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Congratulations on a job well-done. Tony Nancy would be proud!
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Very nice Pat.....Well done......You do detail work......

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With that kind of attention to detail have you every thought of recovering Seats. I am sure alot of us with the 01 Bullitts are in need of some interior work, and your work there looks flawless. What I am saying is excellent work there, this is going to be one amazing Bullitt Replica....

Bullitt 3130 has a few modifications mostly suspension and braking work for the fun twisty roads. and an teenage(15) female Mechanic who wants to track her car.

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