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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:57 pm
I'm following this build closely can't wait to see the finished product. :goodjob:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:26 am
Thanks!

I am super stoked to finish up and get going on it!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm
going to finish up this car this weekend!

hopefully get the rest of the body painted and if i can get the body painted friday night or saturday morning i hope to drop the engine back in the next day after i clean it up with a little maintenance work. (release bearing, waterpump and timing belt)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:53 pm
Teasers...
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Full update to come with real pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:24 am
Weekend of March 18 Update!
Well, the snow is pretty much gone and I am super stoked with this weekend’s progress. I did have a few minor setbacks throughout the weekend –one that I still need to address- but the paint and body assembly is for all intents and purposes complete. Now I just need to get the drivetrain back in and do a full wet sand and polish to get rid of some grit and orange-peel on one quarter panel.

Friday
Friday night it was slow going because I didn’t make it there until around 8. I don’t have any pictures to share of Friday night but I worked on the chassis until 11:30pm getting the previous layers of base coat scratched up to accept fresh coats on Saturday morning.

Saturday
After waking up late Saturday morning I managed to finish sand the spoiler for repainting since I had a problem with it before and finish sanded my headlights for restoration. Once I was done with that I tack ragged the whole car and set to completing the basecoat. I did run into an issue on the driver front fender not accepting base and it was blistering from a layer of zinc chromate primer from an aerosol can that I had put on in the earlier stages of bodywork to keep some bare metal from rusting. So I had to cut this whole panel down, mask off the car from it and sand/prime/paint it. A serious setback. Then I was on the move again on St. Patricks day. I finished painting and clearing the car with no troubles besides one insect flying into the middle of my hood after my 2nd coat of clear.

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Prepped and ready for paint Saturday morning.

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Sanding out a drip in the base from not using a proper gasket on the paint gun lid.

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Mixing paint
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First coat of clear ON!

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All cleared up.

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Headlight restoration completed!

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Clear 100% done.

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Even painted the battery tray

Sunday
Sunday was pretty basic and a chill day. I changed my clutch release bearing out since my old one was making noises and then started on changing the waterpump. All was going really smoothly until - without noticing – I put one of the long bolts in a short hole when installing the new waterpump only to bottom it out and eventually break it off. I didn’t have a big enough easy-out tool so I have to fix that next time I go up. Once I was done breaking things I moved on to reassembly of the body parts of the car and garage cleanup.

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Time to take down the paint booth

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Starting reassembly

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Starting to break bolts doing a water pump install.


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Spoiler on

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Rear end put back together.

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Pushed outside to clean the garage

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Back inside awaiting some engine again.
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I will conclude with my favorite shot of the weekend:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:09 am
I Looks great! I don't know if I missed it but what gun did you choose to spray the car and how did you like it?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:07 am
I used a Devilbiss Startingline kit with the primer and the base/clear setup. It worked pretty well for me as its the best I have used yet. I was using a Princess Auto (HF) gun before and i could never get it dialed in properly.

I did mess up a little bit with the Startingline gun though which was completely my fault and I didnt clean the air cap well enough which caused some problem with uneven fan pattern. Once i cleaned it better it was fine though.

Doing it over i would order a gun that you can get replacement parts for.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:46 am
yeah buddy.

no real progress pics of this because the whole engine install including doing the waterpump and timing belt only took about 3 hours. here are some together pics at my cottage before bringing it back to kingston.

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there is some work to be done to it still to get it the way i want body wise that will come out with a wetsand and buffing but for now im just going to drive it cause im getting lazy. the one thing is the hood.... the dry line down the middle where i went from one side of the car to the other. idk really why it happened but i am guessing i didnt overlap enough in the middle to keep it wetted out. oh well...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:09 pm
Not bad at all. At least buff the hood if it bothers you. Might take thirty min to an hour tops cut and buff.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:49 pm
Sweet lookin ride,I did one last year too...same color milano red bc/cc!

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