Tuesday, September 29, 2015

One more bit properly primed

Yep, I got the hood stripped and primed last night. Tonight I got it back on the car so I can blend all the gaps and do final body fill on it as well. Progress if in small steps...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Prime...sand...fill...sand...prime

At least it is a bit different than "weld, grind, weld"...
A little more progress!
With the epoxy primer on, I went back and redid the major body work. I have learned that I should have bought the epoxy primer when I was doing the body work the first time. I could have done sections and it would have stayed in better shape over the long haul project. Oh well, lesson learned... Next time I will not go backwards so much!
With the bulk in good shape, I coated the whole car again with epoxy primer just to avoid surface rust. I still have lots of little areas to address as far as smoothing the lines but it is close. I think the hood is the next thing to deal with and once I have that mounted again, I will be able to finalize all the body work. But then.. I have to take the hood, deck lid, and doors back off to get the jambs all cleaned up. Will it ever end?

At least today was a productive day!




Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A little more primer

Yep, I found a little time and stripped my way around the drivers side. Wait, that didn't come out right...
I sanded off the etching primer and got the epoxy primer on all but the hood. This work stuff is still getting in the way...


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Oh it has been way too long!!

Lots going on in life taking time from the project. 
The poor thing has sat idle in the garage while I took a full time position as a project manager for a local builder. Still running my business but on a smaller scale. 
In any case, after the laundry list of projects and other things, I finally found a little time this weekend to finish stripping the temporay primer off the passengers side and get two nice coats of "direct to metal" epoxy primer on. I'll tackle the rest in sections as the car rusts quickly in the current Florida humity if the is no paint on it. 
Here's a couple pictures and hopefully I'll have more to post soon!!