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Alberto M Goncalves
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I'm in the process of stripping the interior in preparation for a cage.

Is this long "parcel shelf" part kept or is it replaced with something else?

Mine is nasty and if I need to keep it, I'm going to replace it with something that won't require me to get a tetanus shot.

Thanks.

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Clean it, prime it with pit bull primer, paint it.

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Alberto M Goncalves
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If I need to keep it, I'm going to swap parts with someone who is buying some interior parts from me. Less time invested that way. [Smile]

So, I need to keep that part?

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Yes you need it, look at the other builds for guidance.
It's not that bad, use a wire brush.

Rule of thumb for me for body panels...
If you can put a screw driver through it (not with a hammer) just with your hand poking at it hard, replace it or repair.
Otherwise do what Mike says.

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Alberto M Goncalves
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Thanks gents.

I've spent so much time wire brushing and painting stuff that I'm just tired of it. If I can save myself some labor and time, I'll take it. I have plenty of other more important things to do with what little time I have - like install my diff.

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No need to make it pretty just to cut holes in it for the cage for now.
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quote:
Originally posted by Alberto M Goncalves:
Thanks gents.

I've spent so much time wire brushing and painting stuff that I'm just tired of it. If I can save myself some labor and time, I'll take it. I have plenty of other more important things to do with what little time I have - like install my diff.

A real bunch of time can be saved by taking stuff to a self service sand/bead blast place. [yep] YES, it cost me $1.25 per minute at the place I go but it's clean & you'll be surprised how much you can clean in a hurry if you organized. Sheet metal, spindles, hubs & ???

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Alberto M Goncalves
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Wow. Never knew such a place existed. How did you find it?

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Al, I did a search for Sand / bead Blast in SJ and found this. There's more.

South Bay Sandblasting
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Here's a review...
Great Service! I just bought an old trailer that I am restoring. I needed it sandblasted to remove rust and old paint. I called and talked to James. He quoted me a very reasonable price including pickup and delivery. Estimated time was 3 days. James picked up the trailer Saturday morning and had it back to me by Noon Sunday! Good job on the sandblasting way over achieved on the delivery timing.

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What a great idea!

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So covering the rust with a bobble head Dachshund is not an option ? [nope] [Big Grin]

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osfo and a can of rustoleum and off to the races

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quote:
Originally posted by Jeff Longo:
So covering the rust with a bobble head Dachshund is not an option ? [nope] [Big Grin]

I was thinking more Mo, Larry and Curly bobble heads but you need to give them a clean stage to stand on. [Smile]

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So if you add a bobble head then ... are they classified as a passenger ... and then is the bobble head required to have a helmet. Ok I know that was lame but I had to say it. [Razz]

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I prefer to refer to them as "crew". [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by SCCA_Racer:
So if you add a bobble head then ... are they classified as a passenger ... and then is the bobble head required to have a helmet. Ok I know that was lame but I had to say it. [Razz]

Helmet and HANS in 12....

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