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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 25, 2017 05:46PM

Also...
Had my shop fab an anchorpoint for the 110v Warn winch to drag the Corvan into the service bay from the street.No more pushing,pulling and come-alonging.drinking smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 25, 2017 05:55PM

> The Stig Wrote:
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> > My rampside was blue when I bought it.
> Powerwashed
> > much of the blue off at the carwash. The gray
> > primer and remaining blue I removed with oven
> > cleaner. Back to the original red.
>
Pedigo Wrote:
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> Pics? Sounded successful.

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 25, 2017 06:05PM

Very cool! That interior looks amazing and the old pic of it was a nice touch to the storyline. Thanks Matt.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 05:10PM

Day #4; (Day #3 was occupied by buying parts locally for the van by a very nice 94 year old man "Bud",who is getting ready for that chapter in his life called "ALF")

As far as the black and turquoise is concerned,I'm somewhat convinced that they are a perverse application of colored roofing tar.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 05:49PM

And finally...
The first test-section of black removal is behind me after four applications.
Looking forward and learning from this past experience.
I now know the soak time without stripping the original paint (as worthless as that may be to some)

"It's only original,once" is the constant montra and the driving force.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 27, 2017 06:09PM

Nice work on the paint stripping! It looks good. Cool to see a similar mantra to mine. Matt found my old thread before I did. Thanks Matt. My rampside is still going strong 7 years later like that. A recent picture of its mostly original red, as it is does what it is meant for, hauling:


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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 06:14PM

Nice,Stig!
You gotta love that old single-stage paint. Everything else on top of it melts and that stuff still persevered! Tough as nails.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: October 27, 2017 06:57PM

So T, does the final pic above of the 8-door show the original white paint on the side panel after the black stuff was removed? Is the plan to remove all the paint?
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:00PM

Correct,Steve. That is the original "pure white" paint from the factory.
As ugly as it may become,the entire van will be returned to which it came from.
Did I mention how boring white is?drinking smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan



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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:08PM

In my next life,I shall be a milkman in the 60's.smoking smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:11PM

I'm wondering how many applications of oven cleaner it's taking to strip all layers of paint. Granted it's nasty stuff, and I spent a lot of time with a respirator on stripping the Firebrier, but might not Aircraft Stripper do the job much quicker?
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:18PM

I'll let you decide,Steve.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:20PM

It's all about being rough,yet gentle.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:35PM

Wooooo....! Are you saying that it started as a VW pickup, and you found the Corvan underneath? If so, definitely stick with the oven cleaner.
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 27, 2017 07:53PM

In a weird chain of events over the years,your question actually makes sense.
My passion did in fact start with the VW,and here I am...

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan



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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 28, 2017 02:58PM

Day #5.5; As expected,the doors did not fare as well over the last 55 years.
I'm convinced FC doors were painted at a separate location from the body and hung afterwards.
Whenever you see a patina FC,the doors always have a black to them. Not like the red primer of the body which is more resilient to time and it's effects.

The bottom rear corner is under soak for the 5th time.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan



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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 03, 2017 05:16PM

Day #11;

Haven't done much over the last few days due to poor weather and overtime work,but...
The turquoise I originally thought was paint,is actually a skimcoat of filler.

Yay for me!drinking smiley

Slowly stripping as much as weather allows outside,before it goes into the shop for continuation of stripping during winter.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 04, 2017 03:44PM

One of these things are not like the other...

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 04, 2017 04:04PM

For sure!! One's a Submarine where you hear everything going on!





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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 04, 2017 04:20PM

As much as I enjoy conversations with curiously minded neighbors and random city folk,the magic happens here. No forced conversations. No awkward and judgemental shifty-eyed "are you an obducter" slant.
The line has been reeled-out for it's winter's bounty and the fishing is good.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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