1953 Caribbean Basket Case

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KevinPackard
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Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Post by KevinPackard » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:51 am

Thanks for the tips, that will be helpful. It will likely be a while before I get to the point of repainting. Mine is a '54 Clipper Super Panama. Ran into a lot of issues with rust on the interior, and am currently working through mechanical issues on the engine. It will be a rolling restoration, so will take some time before a repaint. Originally was Polaris Blue on the body and Ivory on the roof.

I'm enjoying your blog and your progress!

-Kevin

CanyonJerry1943
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Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Post by CanyonJerry1943 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:09 am

Kevin,
The Panama is certainly a good looking model, worth the effort to restore.
I re-read my last post and I misspoke in one regard...the method of color sanding and reshooting was used with Lacquer paint. Enamel paint before the use of hardeners required a long period of drying (usually 30 days) before recoating.
Good luck with the Panama, and I would love to see photos of your progress.
Jerry

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Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Post by CanyonJerry1943 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:40 pm

What I did during the pandemic lockdown.
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1953 Caribbean body fitment.jpg

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Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:32 am

Great to see the progress!

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