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Reply #15 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:48pm

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Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress, looks like its going to be awesome!
 

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Reply #16 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:53pm

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Alan,
I thought you always had to strip all the paint fiberglass before painting it? Or is this just when you get layers built up on the surface?

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Reply #17 - Aug 3rd, 2012 at 4:53am

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77vette wrote on Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:53pm:
Alan,
I thought you always had to strip all the paint fiberglass before painting it? Or is this just when you get layers built up on the surface?

Ron


He did strip it those pictures were before the strip down...I'll see if I can get some more today. He was more interest in getting everything repaired & aligned first plus smoothed out. The body was in excellent condition (no stress cracks)
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Reply #18 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 7:56am

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Getting closer Cheesy doing the hood today . Then going over the entire car in the next 2 days , then paint.
Alan Smiley
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Reply #19 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 9:27am
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Damn Alan, you got a great deal on this for the trouble they are going thru. You'll never know this car wasn't always red by the time they are done with it.

I'd be excited,
Charlie
 
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Reply #20 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 10:03am

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The suspence is killing me. He is going the exrta mile. Doors off? no one really does that on a respray..........jack
 

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Reply #21 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 10:14am

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Harry who owns the body shop is also a good friend of mine. I just built his son a gaming computer (his BD is thur) for $400.00. the video card almost cost me that much. So we do a little trading at times. He told me this would cost almost $10K for anyone else. He painted the blue one the same way.
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Reply #22 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 10:43am

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Alan
Looking at your last series of pictures gave me a trip down memory lane just like I had mid torn down for painting.  I am waiting for the next series of pictures ot the parts hanging and being painted.  Like I always said if you are going to do a job do it right.
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Reply #23 - Aug 6th, 2012 at 10:45am
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I had a friend in high school and he did his own painting and I helped him prep a car once and he had all the doors and everything off. Took him about 2 months to put it back together though. I'm sure your guy will be a bit quicker. we called him the Bean Man. some of you will get it. he was easily sidetracked at times. Awesome painter though.

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Reply #24 - Aug 7th, 2012 at 3:38am

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looks good, 10K is what they estimate up here for painting. Not sure they would take the extra steps your guy has taken. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Reply #25 - Aug 7th, 2012 at 11:13am

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So far so good Alan.  Cool

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Reply #26 - Aug 8th, 2012 at 2:00am

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If the result is perfect, I'll ship my '73 to your paintshop. Cool
The frontbumper is an issue, I have a urethan (or what's it called) bumper, I think a glasfiber is better for fitting.
 
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Reply #27 - Aug 8th, 2012 at 6:08am

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Alan,
looking real good so far!! I can't wait to see the finished product in person perhaps we can meet Jack for that chicken sandwich and beverage once it's done and can see it as well? I constantly "visit" this site but can only check in as a member from the home computer, still, I like to see the progress and keep up on things!
..................Chris  Smiley
 
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Reply #28 - Aug 8th, 2012 at 7:37am

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Just took his son's computer over & checked the progress. He has the hood straight & real close to final paint now.

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He was putting primer on when I was there. Cheesy
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Still has to line up the center of the hood..it's off about 1/16" ...hard to see , but he didn't like it.
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Reply #29 - Aug 8th, 2012 at 9:13am
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Getting there. I know all about lining up the hood. I've had mine off 3 times now and the last time took forever to get it just right. so what's the eta? Monday?

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