Friday, July 12, 2013

Keep it ??

I think I'm going to keep it!!

Amazing myself, I got the body on with no scratches and only minor bloodletting.
Thanks to my support crew and Mr. Clearcoat, I have a start on one of the nicest vintage cars I have ever owned.

If I bought two plots, ya' think I could be buried in this??

Dick and Tom be lookin' over their shoulders, I'm going to park next to them real soon!!!

I won't have to park in the back lot with this one!


Just like a toothache, you gotta take care of busness!

After a year and a half, and hundreds of hours, I trotted out to the garage this morning with my prayer beads, one hymnal, and an old beat up tithing plate to put my shiney body on the frame. I do all this because I'm the Lone Ranger on this project and I need all the help I can get.

This is in the process following THE LIFT.

Joyce walked out, took one look, choked a little,and escaped back to the house!

If you think I wasn't slightly stressed, check out the next photo during THE LIFT

I think there must of been an earthquake, I wasn't shaking that bad.......was I?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Arrest Me RED

Nick finished the final detail on the "A" and shot it.

I think we ended up using a mixed 2 gallons of Honda Rallye Red and a mixed     1 3/4 gallons of SPI Universal Clear.

The clear was tough, hard as nails in 18 hours. We color sanded with 1200 (work!!) and then with 1500 over the entire car. 

Polished with 3M to finish. Machine polished the panels and I finger polished the detail.

This was a intense learning experience for me and I can tell you that 3M is the best of the best in polishing products. Absolutely AMAZING !!! Click on Pic

Thank you Nick !!



I had some help, and expert supervision, but this was an endless nightmare.

My respect for those that do this for a living is more than immense. I probably spent three times the number or hours on this than an experienced body man would have, but its done. 

When I got close (???) the painter
would come by and write notes on the car and smile and leave. I think this went on for weeks.
Finally, he said "not bad..." I'll take it from here.

Maybe it was the wad of C' notes I threw on the trunk floor, but actually I think that he is just a super individual.

He's doing the final detail and then COLOR!!!
Actually, he was very pleased with the trunk lid..........