January 4, 2008
the hood is primed, I sand with scotch brite on the glass
surface (because if you use sand paper, it will flatten out
the strands of glass - this would make it look non-original)
to prepare it for the final satin black paint.
hood will be masked off in preparation for the final coat
of silver on the other side. We have been waiting for some
warmer weather because we can't paint with temperatures under
66 degrees F.
Andy is steam cleaning old bean oil out of the tank. Castrol
R is great stuff, but after sitting it coagulates into a resin.
This would contaminate the new oil, which will not be bean
tanks (068, 090, 119) are cleaned and ready to be polished.
They were actually taken on the 3rd to our famous polish dude.
the deck lid covers for 068 & 090. 090 got final primer
and 068 got the first coat of primer. The picture on the right
is the last bit of block sanding before the final primer.
Also, all three gas caps are ready for final paint.
now mounting the lights.
cables in the front trunk are being strapped down.
now cleaning the threads for the fuel pumps.
stops are now installed. These are the same as an early 356.
has now been repositioned for the engine installation. This
will take place next week.
we got the plating back today. Sometime in '09, we'll have
the parts sorted out as to where they go...ha ha!
parts are connected with thin wire so they can be submerged
in the plating tanks. When we get the parts back, they are
still connected to all the wire. This is a tedious process
undoing a million parts.
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