Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prepping the car for paint

Its now been 3 days since we started prepping the car. Its a much bigger task than i'd thought it would be (and I knew it would be time consuming) but we're making progress.

A friend whose name is also James is helping paint it given thats his actual profession. I'm just a jockey being told what to do learning the process. So far the exterior panels bar the doors and front guards have all been primed. That stuff is like concrete and I can see its going to be a massive job to sand.

I've spent 3-4 hours so far just sanding the interior. The scratches put in the metal from us removing sound deadening is taking ages to remove.

We'll soldier on though... Friday night will be finishing off prepping the interior for it to be primed on the weekend.

Hoping to then paint the interior the following weekend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chassis now nearly finished. Its only days away from paint prep

Its been a few weeks now of really hard work getting the chassis prepped.

There is a few things here i'll keep to myself but suffice to say the car should now be pretty stiff from the front to the back. There is a few more opportunities to strengthen the front end but that will have to wait till the engine comes out.

Here is a teaser shot.