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Tom Lay

Member ID: t.lay
Status: Free Member
Grayslake, IL, USA   USA
Member Since: 2008-03-08
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2017-09-14 10:43
Forum Activity: 2017-09-14 10:43
Forum Posts: 100

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External Panels Stripped

Posted on: Wednesday June 11, 2008

etch primer

What a sweat-fest. Used chemical stripper to take down seven layers of old paint and primers. Took about 40 hours of elbow grease. Followed up with etch primer on all exposed metal. Now I can see what I'm working with. Passenger side is going to need some work - new dogleg, rocker cover and probably a door skin. Considering making my own sebring kit out of fiberglass. We'll see. In the meantime, the next step is cleaning up the front inner panels, engine bay and interior.

More Disassembly

Posted on: Saturday April 5, 2008

Passenger side

4/5/08 More disassembly. Mr. Dremel and PB blaster are my best friends for this job. Pulled the rear bumper, hatch latch, headliner and trim and passenger front fender. So far so good. Passenger side dog leg has about a 1" x 3" rust spot. Rocker cover looks good - but there is a couple of paint bubbles that will need attention. Front passenger fender has some problems around the headlight. Lower area is beginning to have some surface rust. Should be able to take care of it without carving up the...

More Disassembly

Posted on: Tuesday March 25, 2008

more disassembly

Still pulling things apart. Quite a few stuck on bits and mystery bolts - especially one in the door. Looks like some type of post with nuts on both sides - but doesn't seem to hold or place anything. Oh well - bag and tag for now. Also have been getting my money's worth from PB blaster. Thought I was going to have to cut the nuts off the wipers/finishers, but a good soaking in PB got them lubed enough. I still shredded one, but it succumbed to the vice grips when a 3/4" wrench couldn't get it d...

My (new To Me) GT

Posted on: Saturday March 22, 2008

GT passenger side

My 1972 GT arrived on Thursday, 3/20/08 from Savannah, GA (from member Rob Miller). It was already too dark to tell much. At least it rolled ok. Saturday 3/22 I had the chance to take a better look. The shell is better than I expected with only a couple of rust spots - passenger dog leg, hood and both headlight surrounds. The sills and floors look great. Rob also threw in some extra parts. Much appreciated. The bad news - the previous, previous owner cut and removed virtually every piece of wire...


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