interior looks niceInterior is finished, except for the markings on the shift place. I still like the RS steering wheel over the z28
The initial test print for shift plate transmission markings is good for the lines and character size but some location adjustment is needed. Finishing the interior was to be my crossing the finish line but two more changes need to be done before stepping over. One of them was completed today, refinishing the underside of the hood
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With the garage dark and the dome LED on, it is A LOT brighter than my camera can capture without a flash
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With only the footwell LED strips on.
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Refinished the underside of the hood: The surface was refinished in 2012 but the prep was horrible and sprayed with spray can. Yet here I am at the finish line so why only now am I refinishing the underside? I thought the surface was at least acceptable. It was dirty but when cleaned, I saw how bad it really was. Took a lot of 150 grit sandpaper from swipe to hard sanding followed by 320. Other areas needed 320 swipe to hard sand. All surfaces then worked with red scuff and finished with gray scuff. Not exterior quality but a tremendous improvement
Here is the condition after all the sanding-scuff work and masking. All surfaces were covered with 3 layers of sheets and plastic. The front area then covered with Norton masking plastic
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The result was fabulous. With recommendation from Xten sprayed SEM black trim with PPG reducer DT885. Application was even with no runs. Did a great job of covering up the sanded damaged areas. The yellowish-green at the back of the hood is an optical distortion. The result was worth all the time effort
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Tail Pipes altered - the last change: Going to shorten the tail pipes halfway between the rear wheel well and the rear panel. . Also raise the remainder higher up to hide them. I don't think any bending will be needed, should be ae able to rotate both pipes upward. Cut off with a cut off wheel and right angle grinder. Will start Sunday
My first car gathering: Tomorrow will Christine to a Coffee-Cruise In about 8 mile from me
Thanks Rick. Your visit would be most welcome. Being as you are in the DFW area, I will pull some strings to get your Houston entry visa approved.I’ve been following your overhaul thread since I have been a member of this forum. Every time you have posted progress pictures I have seen the love and dedication and meticulous work you have done to this car. It has turned out beautiful and hopefully someday I’ll fly down down to the Houston area and see her in person. Congratulations on the fabulous work.