Sunday, July 26, 2009

Things are slowly starting to come together

Since I first bought this, it has been one continual project of destruction, and seemingly de-beautifying the car. In the midst of working on it most days during the week, the mess seems to get worse and the car becomes less and less in one piece. With some relief I think I have finally reached the threshold where things can start going back on and this project can start to take the shape as I envisioned. I'll formally kick it off today. With the priming completed yesterday, I painted the inner fender skirts with rubberized undercarriage should give it good protection against rust, the elements, and debris kicked up while driving, such as rocks and dust.

Most of the suspension parts also got their coats of paint, featuring Bill Hirsch Semi Gloss Chassis Black. I could not separate the spindles from the lower ball joints, so I brought them to Arnold Motor Supply machine shop to see if they had any luck. It was a bit of a trick for them too, but they finally got them separated. A dunk in the hot tank and those parts are now ready for the sandblaster. As soon as the suspension gets back on, it's immediately off to a trip to the welder.

In other developments, the fenders have already found their way into the body shop (it's looking like Mike Louis is going to be my guy) to get sandblasted on the insides. While they're there he's also going to do a chemical paint strip to see what lies beneath...

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