Saturday, December 11, 2010

Preparing the back half, alignment, last metalwork on fender

We are getting steadily closer now, the back half of the car is prepared to shoot, all metalwork done, all sanded, filled, and primed. We still have the hood to align and prime, along with finishing up the metalwork for the driver's side front fender which was pretty beat up. Tam is a master at gap alignment. For all of the photos so far, check out my gallery of photos.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Engine tin back from powder coating

So, the engine tin is back and looking very good with a couple problems. One piece of tin is missing which is situated under the fuel pump. Also, it turns out that the car came with an incorrect (early) heater box. It will run with it, but unfortunately doesn't cool as well so I really should get another one. I also need to find some new J-pipes as the old ones are rusted through, and I feel like I'm forgetting one other important piece that's missing as well ... hopefully I'll remember soon.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Starting the body prep for paint

Lots of work done, lots of work left, but at least the preparation for paint has started!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Engine built, ready for tin

The core of the engine is built, heads are on, oil pump and cooler installed, everything is ready for testing except ... the engine tin isn't finished with the powder-coating yet. Next weekend perhaps?