July 20, 2003
sandblast a car that is together, the sand will never come
out of the hidden crevasses.
chemically strip it, then we use metal prep (acid) to rid
the metal of rust.
is the chemical reaction when the acid dries (white sticky
the areas you still have to use a grinder or wire wheel if
the rust is more than just surface.
and crannies are difficult, but it has to be clean before
points to dark metal which still has a rusty surface, this
must be removed.
is very time consuming, considering it takes two or three
days to prepare the metal for primer with metal prep. Sandblasting
would take about four hours.
little spots have to be cleaned.
on the right still needs a little bodywork before primer.
surface has to be sanded with 150 grit before priming.
the chassis is primed, you can see where I am grinding the
very rough inner panels.
the panels are sanded with 36 grit, I will skin the surfaces
with 3/4 oz matt to give it the original look. This will also
strengthen the panels.
the window frame. The finish work was never real good so we
stripped the paint off, did the bodywork (fill pinholes),
and will prime.
color is the filler, filling the negative voids in the original
apron is now being repaired where all the cracks are.
now doing the bodywork after all the repairs have been made.
are the side pods that have been re skinned. They will be
painted last, satin black.
are the replacement, lower center, chassis strengtheners.
These parts always get the floor jack and they can't take
it. When they are bent up into the engine and transmission,
the shifter sometimes will not work properly because of friction
between the two parts.
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