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Old 04-10-2018, 02:19 PM   #61
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Damn. Much as that sucks, I'm not at all surprised to see you dealing with it so well. Good job!
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:27 AM   #62
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Damn. Much as that sucks, I'm not at all surprised to see you dealing with it so well. Good job!
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Feels weird to think that in 3 weeks it's finally going into paint... 3 years of occasional evenings and weekends to get it to here. Hopefully it comes out the other end looking good
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:17 PM   #63
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Feels weird to think that in 3 weeks it's finally going into paint... 3 years of occasional evenings and weekends to get it to here. Hopefully it comes out the other end looking good
Thank, its been interesting and inspiring to follow this project, keep up the work!
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:28 PM   #64
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So it's crunch time this week... car is shipping out on Saturday for paint.
Last Saturday I finished up blasting what I could in the engine bay with my cheap princess auto gravity tub. It cleaned up pretty good, it's not perfect but it's way cleaner than it was and should hopefully help out the paint shop so they don't have to spend as much time cleaning it up...





You may have also noticed that I attempted to smooth out the seam on the shock tower... top tip... don't try to weld the whole thing lol ...



Sidebar...I also bought a bunch of gaskets and other random sh!t I'll probably need for the car from rockauto wholesaler closeout some legit deals... spark plugs for like $0.50 lmao...

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Old 04-25-2018, 04:33 PM   #65
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Then I bolted the front subframe back up to the car... thankfully it still lined up... I was lowkey worried after the car had been on dollies/hoist for 3 years with all the hammering/cutting/welding going on
Then the steering rack and u-joint...



Then the old, crusty front suspension went back on... for now...



I cleaned and coated up the insides of the front fenders...



Then bolted them back up and slapped the wheels on...




Shit.. almost a car again lol.

I was cleaning up and coating the rear wheel wells last night. Will work on putting the rear subframe back in tonight... might even be sitting on 4 wheels!!
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:20 PM   #66
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Update:

Stopped by the body shop today...bodywork is underway!



That is all
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Old 05-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #67
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Stopped by the body shop today...bodywork is underway!



That is all
Taking shape!
What color is it getting? Same stock color?
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:53 AM   #68
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Yeah, Opalgrun
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:50 AM   #69
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Stopped by the body shop again last night and it's almost ready to go into the booth, little bit of work left to do...



The main reason I stopped by though was because he mixed up some paint and test sprayed the underside of the hood so I could make sure that the colour was ok...



Opalgrun is a hard colour to photograph. In certain light it's almost grey, hard to catch that slight hint of green, but it looked pretty bang on to me. Looking forward to seeing the whole car sprayed in it next week!
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