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Old 07-15-2005, 02:52 PM
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74 Firebird Process Of Restore?

I Have A 74 Firebird And Would Like To Restore, But I Don't No Where
To Start. The Engine Has Been Rebuilt, But Need To Be Dressed. My Question Is The Interior Need To Be Done. Should I Do The Interior First Or Paint The Exterior First.

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Id do all the body work if needed, then paint the car, then do the interior.
That way if you get overspray or need to touchup like doorjams or something, then you dont run risk of getting it on the interior. HG
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Yup, what Gremmie said. Interiors are usually done least. I would concentrate on getting it painted and get an interior then at least you can drive it and enjoy it. Then once you drive it you can dress up the engine and do all the minor stuff.



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it all depends...

are you going to drive it while you work on it? The engine dress-up can be done anytime after you get it on the road. I'd do the body work and then the interior.


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I am going to recommend differently and say do the paint job last. The exterior has a way of getting scratched and dinged up in the process of other projects (at least in my experience). If you do a decent job of masking things off, you shouldn't have to worry about overspray inside the cab.
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Depends on what level of show quality you want when it's finished and how much money you want to spend. For a car I'd show, I might pull the motor and trans, clean up the engine compartment, paint the firewall, wheelwells, core support etc., finish the motor and trans, drop em in, gut the interior, do the body work, paint the car with the nose off, do the interior, then assemble.
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