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While you have it down to this level I would suggest you get a sealer of some type with a spray wand to get the inside of the "frame" rails and rockers coated. Not sure what you have available there but here several companies, like Eastwood, make a combo rust converter sealer in a spray can with a flexible spray wand and a 360 spray head.


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As an "in-process" bare metal removable protectant, is the product "Fluid Film" available in Austrailia ?
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Western Red, Hi Darren, good to hear from you.


Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

While you have it down to this level I would suggest you get a sealer of some type with a spray wand to get the inside of the "frame" rails and rockers coated. Not sure what you have available there but here several companies, like Eastwood, make a combo rust converter sealer in a spray can with a flexible spray wand and a 360 spray head.


Thanks for that link pit crew. Wish I had of known about that wand before today.
I did get a couple of different rust coverter, sealers into some places I couldn't get primer onto. One of those was a spray but with that wand would of been much better.

Far as rust goes, compared to what I have seen on this forum I got off lightly. Sandblasting found some rust I hadn't noticed but on the whole the original red primer has stood up well in places where previous owners chemical paint stripper couldn't get to it.
Cut open a rocker to fix a dent. You can see the original primer still inside. After 49 years it is pretty good.




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Originally posted by PHAT69AMX PHAT69AMX wrote:

As an "in-process" bare metal removable protectant, is the product "Fluid Film" available in Austrailia ?


Have not heard of it, but I got alot to learn. Spent my working life in the cattle industry. Cars is only recent for me.
   I used a product called " Fertrans " and " Motospray Rust Converter Sealer"
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Made some screw in tabs to get the fenders on.










Added some metal to the leading edge of the door.





After 20 litres of primer and lots of sanding got to here.
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Aussie assembled AMX's were black underneath (lots of undercoating ) and painted black pretty much right across in front. The AMX quarter circle overlayed a piece of black vinyl. The vinyl was prone to detioriating and falling out. I went with paint there instead.




Preserved the best section of the original topcoat for colour matching.
Australian Motor Industries calls this " Safety Wattle " yellow.
It's very close to P58 Hialeah Yellow.



Went with acrylic. That AMX in the pic is #24 of the 24 Aussie AMX's.
Still has its original paint. Holding up well. Got a few crows feet and such but still very good.



#24 out in the sun.


12 coats of Acrylic later. Wet sanding to 2000grit.



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For some strange reason I really like the color.  LOL

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sweet build....keep up the awesome work.   I like the fabrication on parts that you made to accomidate your build   

keep up the great work and keep us posted

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Thanks fella's.
I should of started the thread earlier on, would no doubt have been a better project with input from folks more familiar with AMC than myself. Not to worry. Just about caught you up to where I am at now.

Took Aussie AMX#14 off the rotisserie and put it back on the frame it was on when we got it. I did shorten up the frame though so I could reach over the top and the hood for polishing.


Satisfying to see it like this for the first time.
Not so long back for me, a car was just a tool used for a job if needed. Didn't see why people wasted so much on them.
I get it now. Wasting plenty of time and money myself.




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The guy who owned the red RHD in the states was John something and he lived in So. Cal in the late 80's.  He was down on his luck and was in the process of a divorce and was selling off some parts which I purchased from him.  His wife ended up with the car in the settlement.  Have no idea where it ended up.  I heard John died at some point. 
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