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Old 10-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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Finally ready for winter.....

So... Its getting cold outside and I work in an unheated shop. That being the case I decided to go ahead and put the body in primer before it gets too cold. The nice thing about the first coat of primer is that it shows you where you need a little more finesse work before moving on to block sanding. I do have a couple small places that still need some attention but by and large I'm happy with the results. You'll note the grill shell is Zinc Chromate green. That's because I had just enough left over from doing the wheels, gas tank, and frame to do the shell... and I saw no reason to waste it.







Won't do any more bodywork till spring however I will be doing wiring, interior panels, and finishing the mechanicals in the mean time.

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So... Its getting cold outside and I work in an unheated shop. That being the case I decided to go ahead and put the body in primer before it gets too cold. The nice thing about the first coat of primer is that it shows you where you need a little more finesse work before moving on to block sanding. I do have a couple small places that still need some attention but by and large I'm happy with the results. You'll note the grill shell is Zinc Chromate green. That's because I had just enough left over from doing the wheels, gas tank, and frame to do the shell... and I saw no reason to waste it.







Won't do any more bodywork till spring however I will be doing wiring, interior panels, and finishing the mechanicals in the mean time.

More detailed info on my web site.

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Car looks great, speaking of winter we got 2" of snow sitting on the ground, that could start melting anytime, its been here 2 days I have seen enough for the winter.

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Actually I lied about not doing more bodywork till spring. Yesterday I removed the doors and trunk lid so I can get the jams sanded and ready for another coat of primer. Also cut the holes for my gauges today. Will spray another coat of primer tomorrow and if the temps stay above 60* for the next few days I may go ahead and spray color on the jams and dash. We'll see what happens.




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Sprayed the final coat of primer on the dash, interior (that won't be covered by interior panels), and door jams. Also temporarily installed the gauges. These are all Sun (now Sunpro) including the speedo. Try finding a mechanical Sun blue line speedo now days.... near impossible. Mechanical oil and water temp with electric fuel and amp gauges. Tac will be another blue line Sun SuperTac that will mount on the steering column.



The speedo is 3 3/8" and the fuel and amp gauges are 2". The oil pressure and temp gauge are 2 5/8" and these came with black trim rings. It took about 10 minutes to remove the black paint with a little stripper and underneath the paint were the same trim rings the rest of the gauges have so now everything matches. Why Sun decided to paint them black I'll never know.



Most people would have spent the extra money and gone with SW gauges but where I grew up Sun gauges were very popular.

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