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#1 goblewagon

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:31 AM

Well i might as well start a thread about my beloved wagon.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

well she is starting to show her age and while there isnt very much rust on her i figured i might as well get ahead of it before it gets any worse. So there was only one spot on the car were rust had gone all the way through right behind the rear tire on the passenger side and it was about the size of a quarter maybe a little bigger so i cut it out and welded in some new sheet metal. But i didnt think to take a before picture so this is after some bondo primer and stone guard
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Went to town and got a few things
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now i just need a nice day:burnout:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

I was also kind of curious if anybody has tried rustoleum undercoating? i was just curious if it was as good as napa brand cause its alot cheaper

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

That is all the same stuff I've used!

The Rustolium undercoating is pretty good, all rustolium products are good.

May I suggest going to your local Farm&Fleet or FleetFarm and buying this? It is a High-Solids base enamel, they have it in Semi or Gloss black. Very good stuff, I've never seen a better black enamel. Rustolium doesn't even come close. Its about $5 a can.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Yeah i got alot of ideas from your safariwagon build thread lol. i'll have to look for some of that fleet coating sounds like good stuff.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

I just noticed that "Chassis Black" paint you have is in fact a High-Solids base as well! Very good :drunk:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

this looks like a page out of my 3-door build. Stone guard is the shizzle

Went to town and got a few things

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now i just need a nice day:burnout:



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

I think I have a picture like this in the Safariwagon Resto thread Haha! Although, I got stuck with Stone guard white.

this looks like a page out of my 3-door build. Stone guard is the shizzle



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

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well got the drivers side rear wheel well mostly done:banana:
also i got bored waiting for paint to dry so i put this on one of my toolboxes:)
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and its supposed to be nice tommorrow so im sure i will get more done:cool:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Those wheel wells look great! Please tell me you did remove any rust in them before coating it with Undercoating? If not, the Undecoating will hold moister and the rust will continue behind it (Which is also the down fall of the Factory/dealer applied undercoating)

Nice EA81 emblem! :burnout:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

ya i took off all the rust thats why its taking so long cause all i have been doing is wire wheeling with my drill and grinder lol

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

I also use napa rust treatment:cool:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

ya i took off all the rust thats why its taking so long cause all i have been doing is wire wheeling with my drill and grinder lol


Thats how I always do it, simple means. It does indeed take forever lol. Try de-rusting your suspension tube that way ;)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

I also use napa rust treatment:cool:


Good stuff. Permatex also makes a very good rust treatment/reformer. Probably the best I've used and is only $4-5 each. You brush it on, it is a white paste. Drys clear and tubes rust black and smooth (Solid as well) It seals up rest awesomely. I used it on the rear tube and every where on the EA82 and the EA81.

You're doing a good job so far!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

well i got some more undercoating done:banana:
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and it was nice so she got a bath:cool:
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now i gotta drop the rear diff somtime and scrub the heck out of it and paint it!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:47 PM

What's with your muffler being so far forward? And does it have the giant hole in it that it looks like.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

What's with your muffler being so far forward? And does it have the giant hole in it that it looks like.

i didnt think it was that far forward but i really have no idea i thought that was a cat? and yes it has a huge hole in it lol it has been like that since i got the car.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

Oddest looking cat I've ever seen if in fact that's what it is. Hmmmm. Strange.

Gotta love the first series of these EA82s, mine is a September of 84 Car, so it's really one of the first 85s! Ha! I had an 86 before this one, and the quirks between the two are.....interesting. I'm REALLY not liking the mirrors being separated from the door like they are. They make an awful racket at speed with that little channel for air to flow through.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

Oddest looking cat I've ever seen if in fact that's what it is. Hmmmm. Strange.

Gotta love the first series of these EA82s, mine is a September of 84 Car, so it's really one of the first 85s! Ha! I had an 86 before this one, and the quirks between the two are.....interesting. I'm REALLY not liking the mirrors being separated from the door like they are. They make an awful racket at speed with that little channel for air to flow through.

Yeah that was just my first guess either that or it has two mufflers which didnt make alot of sense to me.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

That front "muffler/cat" is probably a resonator. I've had factory ones like that and ones shaped like a hotdog.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

That front "muffler/cat" is probably a resonator. I've had factory ones like that and ones shaped like a hotdog.

Doug


that was my next guess lol

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

well i got myself a shovel it was on sale so i couldnt resist so tommorrow i am going to take a break from undercoating and fab up some kind of mount on my roof rack:banana:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

right well i was getting tired of undercoating soo....
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i got this baby on sale so the shovel plus all the bolts i bought was about 15 bucks:cool: so then i went to work on a mount
cut out these
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drilled some holes
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made up this little mount
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and then a little paint
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and the front
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and on the car
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