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03-11-2014 12:01 PM Willys - Body and Paint
After the primer/filler was applied, everything was sanded/filled/primed as needed to get the body ready for the primer coat. The first two photos show the as-sprayed primer/filler and the third photo shows the after-sanding result. Some of the mold seams needed more work to get them smoothed out. The fourth and fifth photos show the body, fenders and trunk lid primed. Also seen are the flush mount tail and third brake light lenses. They had to be masked off for each stage of primer/filler/sealer and paint. The last photo shows the body primed, sanded and masked off, ready for sealer, and then paint.


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03-11-2014 11:59 AM Willys - Body and Paint
With the body now off of the frame, the remaining bodywork was done. Some more photos of the tilt shell all sanded and ready for primer. The underside of the body was sanded down in preparation for the stone and chip guard. I decided to use this instead of painting the underside. The body was then masked off and a coat of primer/filler was applied to all of the body parts.


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03-11-2014 11:56 AM Willys - Rear Painted
Since the rear was already assembled, I wasn't able to be have it powder coated so I ended up priming/painting it the same matching color as the engine. The paint is PPG single stage Concept urethane, with a little clear mixed in for the final coat.


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03-11-2014 11:54 AM Willys - Frame Powder Coated
The chassis was stripped down to the bare frame and cleaned up prior to bringing it to the powder coater. It fit in the back of my pickup, along with all of the other parts that were to be coated. The powder coater did a real nice job, and I got my frame back a few weeks later. Last two photos show the coated frame. It's a very close match to the charcoal gray metallic that is used on the engine and rear.


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03-11-2014 11:50 AM Willys - Body and Paint
After all of the fit up was done and body gaps established, it was time for the body to come off of the chassis. The body was lifted up off the frame and placed on a dolly and the chassis was brought back home for dis-assembly.


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