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well have been working in my car for a while wish I had more photo's I have repaired most of the rust but I will point out I am not a panel beater or spray painter just learnin as I go just learnt how to make the pictures small as well so here she is in the shed

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on the home stretch now OH no How do I fix this :'(

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I know how NOT to fix it...avoid plaster, chicken wire, expanding foam and heaps of bog.

 

keep up the good work!

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g'day all can some one tell me if this is colour code 114 or 301 or some other colour 2/76 starting to get a bit closer

thankyou

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Getting close now I met Tom and Gareth from Melbourne the other day had a great chat and they both ripped some green stuff off me I now have the only mods I intend now being wheels and a front spoiler

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Hey Linton, was good to meet you the other day.

 

Looks like you have done very well getting that shell to the stage it is with no panel experience.

 

Must be now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and getting a bit excited?

 

 

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thanks Guys I drove into my driveway at 12.15am 14 hrs give or take I was stuffed but :D :D

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been busy lately have done a lot of work to the car , my home business is very quiet at the moment so here is the latest installment of photo's is is ready for paint but I am broke just got the price for the paint so it will have to wait a couple of months she is now in raps hope you like what you see sofar, I am not a panel beater or sprayer this is my first go.

Cheers

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Looks nice and straight Linton! I used 'flex aid' on my old urethane front spoiler and it never cracked, might be an idea for the Fibreglass one if you haven't Already thought of it...

 

Have you figured out the paint code yet?

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no not yet may not go standard paint I think I will be painting it GM orange sunburst

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ok its been awhile since I got anything done, had a big month on the car business is pretty slow  >:(  its ready for paint only my finger tips are bleeding so much from prepping the car probably take me another month to get all that lanolin put back in ;D. here it is bare nekid waiting for the sun to shine down here in this cold wintery hole.

 

Linton

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Lines look really good Linton, with all that prep you'll have no finger prints left  :)  here's hoping the hot weather returns, I wana see the orange sunburst paint on the old girl!

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thanks guys appreciate the support it looks even better close up,  I have one little area of concern which I will fix today and its ready to rub back one last time, spoiler looks good to Gareth!! I have learn't alot on this build just hope I can manage the paint without stuffing it up there a first time for everything so I guess I am nearly a pro  ha ha Joke!!

Picky of me with my baby boy, (they grow em big down here) the donor car going to the tip such a shame

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Well we have colour  :D :D first base coat bit streaky gotta get on top of that  :-[  I am putting on the final coat this arvo when it warms up a bit more

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If I learnt anything from my DIY paint job, its to put HEAPS of paint on so you've got some thickness there for when you wet sand to remove any orange peel etc.

 

Any dont be dissapointed when the final coat dries and it doesnt look summernats quality, because a few hours wet sanding then using several grades of polish will have it looking a million dollars.

 

Nice colour.

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thanks guys had a great day I will sleep ok tonight.  clear to go on tomorrow  8)

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Ahh one Zed dies for another to live, it's such a common story. Those rusting roofs on the 2+2 are a real pain hey?

 

Might i add that you guys don't look happy at all with whoever is taking that first photo  :o

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