This weekend I did some sanding. Lots of sanding. Fingers are raw and dust is everywhere. Next weekend I'll put on another coat of primer and I think it'll be good to go. I'm only making it decent, not perfect. (I'll be doing some debugging, tuning, etc and it will get scratched. Final paint will be later on down the road)
I did more sanding today with those 3m bristle brushes that attach to my grinder. wow, they make easy work on the sheet metal, and without much heating, too. Good stuff. They do get chewed up on the edges, though.
I also spent some time trying to shrink the warpage out of my filled firewall. It was a wasted effort, I was just making things worse so I cut it out and made a new panel. I also filled in the old blower motor hole.
Got some time in this weekend- I stripped some of the paint off and then tore the car apart. I'm to a point now that either I can leave the car looking rough and drive it sooner, or spend more time/ money to do all the body work and paint it. I want to drive the car so I am opting for the former. To do this I plan to paint the car with a clear paint (KBS "diamond finish" over the bare metal and leave it looking raw for a bit. This way I can drive it sooner and work the bugs out of the car without ruining a nice paint job. (I learned this the hard way with my last car)
I still have a lot of minor repairs here and there (welds to clean up/ finish, etc). Then I'll paint the chassis and interior, assemble the car and then clear coat the exterior and start assembling.
As mentioned in my last post- I got another project car. This is a '55 Chevy 210. The idea with this is a rough n raw old school looking gasser. The inspiration is, of course, the 2LBT car. However, it won't be a clone. I have already located a '57 chevy truck front axle as well as a set of American Racing 200s rims. I'm going to do my best to resist working on this until I at least have my Firebird driving. What's convenient is this car already has a glass clip, doors and trunk, as well as a 9"