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2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 0 mi (0 km) -- Average age: 1975
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Posted on: Sunday September 9, 2012
Took a day off to do something else today. Took apart the rear suspension and cleaned it up. Changed out all of the rubber bits and made a few upgrades while I was at it. New springs, gas shocks and added the tie-down plates from Moss Motors for the unlikely event that I need a tow (HA!). The shock upgrade was really easy upgrade and should be an easy replacement in the future. I also took the time to mount an electronic SU fuel pump in place of the previous aftermarket pump installed by one of...
Posted on: Wednesday August 29, 2012
While 95% of the trunk is now stripped to the primer (and a bit right to the metal) I'm now working on the last 5%. I'm left with the corners and crevices and all of the other dark dirty corners that haven't see daylight since 1972 when B rolled off the line. I'm finding a lot of dirt, overspray from the soundproofing and what seems like caulking. Anybody have any idea if that was normal ... caulking the interior seams in the trunk? Anyway i'm still using a combination of gel stripper, acetone a...
Posted on: Tuesday August 21, 2012
Spent another day scraping away at the trunk realizing that the spray in sound proofing was really gumming things up. I tried a wire brush and paint stripping wheel on my drill, but those burned up more gunk than it removed. Acetone/turpentine/etc. slowly helped by removing one layer at time, but it still was just too slow. They worked great on the sound proofing but, not quite as fast on the actual paint. That lead me to review some other paint related stuff I had read about over the last few y...
Posted on: Tuesday July 10, 2012
After watching clear coat peeling for the last year and a half, I decided to put paint scraper where mouth is. For some reason the trunk of B was bothering me. The last owner (or guy before, or before him, ad nauseum) did the cheap gray-with-white flecked trunk paint over the aging red. I didn't like it. Time to go. I scraped away for a few hours, alternating between scraper and wire brush on a drill. I went thorugh trunk-gray, red, black sound proofing, all the way down to the dinner-mint green...
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