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Old 04-04-2021, 09:05 PM
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I welded a chunk of car spring on the 'D' clamp to reach the far side of the dent. This worked and I had found another small dent about 10" further back on the tank, so this extension caught it too. To raise some 'closer to the filler neck' areas I used a smaller clamp.
Here's a picture of the tank top in guide coat. After board sanding I found it still not perfect but the body filler will be very thin.
So now it's in body filler.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:13 AM
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Old 04-05-2021, 10:59 AM
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Real nice old school metal work
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:47 AM
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Thank you, guys.

I was so impressed with the welding clamps that I recommend using them, BUT, be careful, they work really, really good.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:22 PM
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The news is, the friend that I sold my back tires and wheels to, showed up with his replacement tires and tubes for me. pic one
I sanded off the body filler on the tank top and found the filler application was not good enough. So I reapplied the filler and put some little dabs in a few more places. After sanding the second coat down smooth, I was happy. pic two
Here it is in primer. pic three. After that dried I put two more coats of 'high build' primer on. While they were drying, I primed the rest of the back end of the tractor
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:38 PM
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I board sanded the tank today, the best I could and reprimed a wee bit. Now the bottom is painted.
The back half of the tractor is now primed and painted.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:54 AM
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looks good Mac. So now every item in your shop has a red side?
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:25 PM
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Thank you guys. I'm really liking this paint, it will stay shiny a long time. The down sides are, it has a very strong smell and there is a huge overspray problem. I covered my '36 Ford truck first, but the shop cat has to sit on top of everything so I have to check the plastic each day because she climbs up it carelessly. One time I forgot to put my welding hat on before my safety mask and I painted my hair Massey-Harris red. When I'm lying underneath the tractor trying to paint all angles of each contour, sometimes I am spraying too close to my head. It sucks to be me.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:17 PM
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So now your a red head(Ginger)🤬 😂
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