A little more progress made. Motor & Trans is in. Hydraulic and gas hard lines routed. Brake Master & Clutch Master installed and plumbed. Refinished gas tank installed and steering column temporary set for moving. Final buff and initial wax completed to really gauge the paint finish. Some door hardware installed to keep doors closed while moving about. Now on to the windshield and other major body components to prepare for new interior install. Can hardly wait for the completion of that bit of work!
Today consisted of minor wet sanding and prepping paint bay for final spray - a lot of cleaning!!!!
Car was masked followed by multiple color coats and then 3 coats of clear. Quite pleased with the results.
Tomorrow we can actually see her in the sun!
1 Run, 1 Hit and 1 Error resulting in 1 very dead fly!
Hopefully that spot will buff out.....WooHoo!!!!!!
Today's progress consisted of hanging doors, trunk lid and hood and then a full day of wet sanding the exterior primer coat. Man, what a lot of work.
Still having fun but the energy level is starting to wane a bit.
Progress so far: Doors and Jambs; Trunk Lid & Trunk; Hood & Engine Bay.
Next step is to replace panels & doors; wet sand exterior and then shoot exterior color & clear coats.
Only minor runs, drips & errors. They will buff out if I am in luck!
Are we having fun yet; hell yea!!!!!!!!!
First ever attempt at painting a car.
She is a bit of a frankenstein due to mixing primers for different areas and phasing of work but paint mentor believes we can salvage.
Last outer primer coat now in place and will be sanded; then color will be applied.
Man...this is hard work. My hats off to the folks that do this more than once.