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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by JohnL71RS, Nov 11, 2010.
i got an early Father's Day gift.
Man, those cabinets and led lights are sweet!
I had an 81 back in 95. Since then I been wanting a 70 to 73. I traded my heritage softail for this 71. Probably another 2 years and it will be done. At least to a point of Driving and doing some Cruz nights. Thanks for the response.
i worked on the parts to get ready for the strips. i found out that i had to base/clearcoat all the panels. i sanded down both sides of the trunk. i will fix the bottom with blue and clear. then i sanded the trunk filler panel and the spoiler. I took off the hood to sand it and noticed multiple spots where the hood has hit the cowl and radiator support. so now i have to fix all that and blend in the blue and re-clear the bottom of the hood. i didn't have enough time this weekend so i hung my plastic to enclose the garage before painting the rear parts. here are some pics.
and the plastic paint booth
hood repairs - found a crack in first pic
I also sprayed filler primer on all the spots of the hood above. i will sand the top of the hood and front header panel then base/clearcoat the parts. I will also try to shim up the front fenders on the cowl and radiator support to help get a little clearance. Thanks for checking out my progress.
Last weekend i used my new airbrush gun to paint in all the holes seen in the bottom trunk lid. when i sprayed it it didn't get in there very well and when the trunk lid was opened, you could see primer in the holes. so i sprayed base in them and touched up some spots that were bad too. next i cleared the trunk. i ended up spraying too heavy and it had some bad runs with all the raised parts on the trunk lid. I ended up sanding down the runs and re-sprayed the trunk in clear the next day.
I sanded the primed spots on the underside of the hood, then sprayed black base to cover. I also started the wet sanding of the hood on the top on Saturday. During to final sanding and drying of the hood, i noticed multiple cracks on the windshield side of the hood. one crack goes through to the bottom as well. So i will have to repair that this weekend. Thanks for checking out my progress.
Nice work, love blue Camaro's and is that a Eddie Motorsports rear trunk hinge kit??
Yes it is.
i have been on hood duty since my last post. nothing but fixing cracks, and the underside hitting the cowl and radiator support. First was cracks on the top near the cowl. some cracks went through to the underside. I had to drill through all the crack, then decided to grind it all out and fiberglass it back.
after filler/primer/sealer/wet sanding
this is after wet sanding
then i painted the hood black base/clearcoat for the painter who wants to do the strips. i also painted the edges blue. i also painted the header panel black in the middle where the strips will be and blue for the rest of the panel.
now back to repairing the underside of the hood where the cracks went through
Then i noticed a crack in the door. i don't know how, but it went down to the metal in a couple of spots. Urgh.
I did put the hinges on the car.
to be cont.
decided to work on interior while waiting on other stuff to dry or helpers. I cut a section out of both rear lower panel to clear the rollcage. I then epoxy'd in some metal to the curve i needed. this was cut from an 6" air duct.
I sanded the plastic to the metal on the edges and applied a little filler to fill the cracks. then i sprayed multiple layers of bed liner paint.
Next, i did fix issues on the underside of the hood where it was hitting the cowl and the radiator support. So to be sure of the fit, i took off the hinges and put in the 4 hood stop bolts and placed the hood on the car. The hood was hitting on the entire front of the cowl. it was also hitting on the drivers side of the radiator support and two other sections near the ribs where the hood bolts on. You will understand that with the pics. So i cut the entire rib down about 1/2".
Then instead of messy fiberglass, i epoxy'd the parts back together. this epoxy is for bonding metal and fiberglass parts together.
To be cont.