Sunday, December 31, 2017

Done* With Body Work

I think I'm done* (see below) with body work.  There are a couple of spots I might need to touch up, but I'm spent.


I've removed every nut, bolt, plug and sticker and rubbed everything down with a scrub pad to get rid of the worst of the cruft.

I *think* I'm done.  I won't know for sure until my friend The Painter Guy comes to check it out.  If he likes it, I'll wipe everything down and we'll move it to his shop.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Almost There... Sort Of...

I'm down to sanding with 180 grit and a couple of touchups.  OK, a lot of touchups.  But the big stuff is done.


This will take a while.  It took me an hour to finish the boot lid (you know, the trunk).
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Even Closer...

I'm almost there.  Really.

I got filler on the passenger's fender and the front valance, and did the first pass of blocking it down.  I filled some low spots and have to sand them, but then I'm down to touchups and final sand with 180 grit... and I'm "done".  I use quotes because at that point I get my painter friend to look things over and point out the hundreds of mistakes I made.  Not that I think I made that many, to be honest... I either did it pretty well or totally screwed up.  I think I got it pretty much right.

I'm hoping that I can finish up my final touchups next weekend, and then work out the plan to get the body into paint over the holiday.

I'm so, so close!  I want this done so I can get to the fun stuff, like putting the thing together.
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