My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Rob in NH » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:32 am

looks real nice ken
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:33 pm

Hood with 3rd and 4th coat of primer - before and after wet sanding. It has come out very nice and smooth as babies bottom with the 2nd 400 Grit Wet Sand.

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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Rob in NH » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:42 pm

looks ready for paint :{_}:
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:57 am

I can't believe it - The 1st of six coats of IH Red is now on Rex'48 - LONG TIME Coming.
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Rob in NH » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:08 am

looks really nice ken
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Donegal Cub » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:19 am

Looks brilliant Ken :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby PoconoCub » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:42 am

I will be shipping my hood up to you to spray Ken :D
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:15 am

Looking good Ken!
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby PVF1799 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:25 pm

Well gents and you lady folk members - here are pix of the 3rd and 4th coat. Note to self - Paint outside in the morning before the little bugs come out. I was there with a steady and a mild bit of cursing between coats. :D :D :D I am rather pleased that you can see the color of the clouds in the tank. This might work out after all.

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4th Coat- Not much Difference but I know....
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Rob in NH » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:00 pm

looking good
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby gitractorman » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:26 pm

Looking real good Ken!!! Just a few words of caution. You're putting on quite a few coats of paint, rather quickly. If you've got it looking good, you might want to stop for a while and make sure they all cure really good before trying any more. One of the things that can happen to paint if it's layered too quickly is the layers won't dry evenly, and it can cause cracking. Another problem that I have often found is that I've had a hood looking really good, good enough to be VERY happy with, but decided to do "just one more coat!" That "one more coat" turned out crappy, and ended up being sanded down and painted several times again, to end up with a finish that was worse than the coat that looked really good. I guess what I'm saying is, if it looks good, you may not want to mess with it any more!!!



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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:44 pm

I agree with Bill. Stop while you're ahead. Remember, they only got one coat at the factory. :D
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Rob in NH » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:50 pm

he would like to wet sand and buff it out, thats why he needs more paint
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby Hengy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:28 am

Hi Ken... This is looking just great. I have been following your restoration thread from the beginning and I love your progress on this! Makes me want to get started on my project on Lewis!!
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Re: My Restoration of Rex '48 - #21005

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:42 am

Worked with Cecil on Saturday morning and got the Rex '48 engine as far as we could with the parts I had brought to his shop. I took it home in a BOX, along with his engine lift, clutch finger jig and alignment tool. When the rain stopped I got the engine out of the bed of the truck, got the clutch, adjusted aligned and mounted.

I installed the PAN on Cecil's advice before mating to the bell housing. On about the 6th try I actually got it bolted to the bell housing. Then there was the throwout bearing issue in another post - that's all set. I cleaned it - primed it and painted it IH 2150 Red. Here's the way I left it last evening. Can't tough it now as I in a plane on the way to Denver. :(

Next weekend it will be on all fours......Special Thanks to Cecil for taking his Saturday morning to get this ready to come home. :thanx: :thanx: :thanx:

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