1970 Rachero

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by NorCalSaint, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. NorCalSaint

    NorCalSaint In Second Gear

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    What is under the carpet

    So as long as I had the bench out I decided to go even further.

    I have some work to do.............

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  2. NorCalSaint

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    A few more

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  3. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Not bad at all considering what is typical.
    Kill the rust now and you won't have to weld in metal later.
     
  4. NorCalSaint

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    Update

    Crawling under the car today and I found 2 other upgrades :)

    #1, Trick Flow Aluminum transmission pan

    #2, Ford Racing Technology – Short Block - M-6009-B347 (dated 2-27-2003)

    The cheapest price I found online for the 347 short block is $2250!!!

    I have not told you guys what I paid yet so before I do what would you pay for it?
     
  5. airford1

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    With or without the air freshener?
     
  6. NorCalSaint

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  7. 5.0 Chero

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    Primer will soak up the mositure like a sponge.....sand it back off before you retop coat it!

    2500 was a good deal!
     
  8. seafoam71

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    Very nice..;)
     
  9. NorCalSaint

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    Ok, I will. I really just wanted to get something on it for now...

    I plan on using some sort of rust sealer on the top and bottom followed by a fiberglass mat over the whole inside pans. Then i will need a sound barrier and finally the carpet.

    I was also thinking about using a section of diamond plate under both seats for added strength. (under the carpet) Here is roughly what the seats will look like... The photo was taken will my phone so its not the best :eek:

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  10. TestDummy

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    I don't think you need to hurry and and cover the rust. It took 40 years to get where it is now, a few more months aren't going to hurt too much. I'd skip the fiberglass and just go all metal repair (ditch the diamond plate too). My Ranchero #1, someone previous did a fiberglass repair on the floor and it didn't work. There was more rust under the mat than surrounding it. Ranchero #3 only had rust on the rear RH floor, so I replaced it.

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    I got that patch panel from Sherman Associates . Do it right, that Ranchero of yours is worth it. Why would you want to do all that fiberglass and diamond plate repair work, and just have to do it again to do it right?
     
  11. Holy Diver

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    Stopping the rust

    There are several products for it, but I used Permatex Rust Treatment with very good results. This product is available in an aerosol can, or a bottle which you brush on. The aerosol is not nearly as effective as the brushed on stuff and much more expensive - but can get into places you can't really get your hand, so it's good to get both!

    You clean the brush or areas where you don't want it with mild soapy water. It uses a chemical reaction to convert rush to a black primer like coating which can be sanded and painted over.

    POR-15 (Paint Over Rust) is another excellent product that not only converts the rust, but also can be the paint coat and is available in a couple of different finishes.

    If you just sand and repaint the rusted areas, the rust is still there and will be just as bad or worse next time you pick up your carpets...
     

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