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Old August 22nd, 2010, 07:58 PM   #301
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I finished the last of the body work on the exterior of the car today. The passenger door is Schmmoooooooth. I will get pics later. Nothing exciting to see. I am finishing smoothing out all of the interior fabric tabs and attachment points. Feels good to be at this point. It was a lot of work, but worth it.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 08:41 PM   #302
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Looks good.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #303
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I got the remainder of the polyester blocked down with 80gt. Just a few touch up spots before seal and primer. As you can see from a couple of the shots, I have to do all the metal inside yet. I am probably going a bit overboard on Operation Smoooooth, but it should be slick all painted nicely.

When I first started this project, I was thinking, this is going to be way less time than with fenders. I was wrong. The inner fender wells getting all pimped out is more work than smoothing out the fenders would have been. Getting rid of all this interior stuff is causing much more work too.

So, to take a break a bit today, I messed with a few details with the handles and the filler pieces on my luggage rack. It kind of looks like Mr. T would own it at this point, but when it all gets blacked out and powdercoated, it will be a bit more subdued.

Party on... Oh...2 gallons of bondo and 2.5 cases of beer later. :)




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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #304
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Hey Bro I know these projects can take over all the spare time you have !!! But in my opinon you have spent your time well Great looking awsome job !!! I can't wait to see more
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #305
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Wow, moving right along Mike!
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Old August 25th, 2010, 05:08 AM   #306
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Nice touch on the door handles. Its those attention to detail items that really set this off.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #307
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Thanks Jim.

You ever have one of those days where allergy medicine kicks your ass? I was up all night with an adverse reaction to a new med. So, today was my day on the car. I was a zombie all day, perfect for the job ahead of me. Yes....Scraping all the tar boards off of the floor pan. I have been putting it off, but am taking a break from the last bit of bodywork on the car left this week. The pan is in amazing shape. I had to dolly quite a few bad dents and scrapes out of it. It will look fine the the UPol bedliner on it. I have been figuring out how I am going to trim out the inside of the car. I have a few fun things planned after the car is in paint later in the month of Sept.

Here are some pics from zombieville....



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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:14 PM   #308
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I spent some time this eve finishing up the rack and making sure it wouldnt damage anything attached to the roof. The bottom clamp part fits nicely up under the drip rail with out messing up the finish. I made mounting tabs and welded them to the rack then attached the diamond plate with bolts.

I also gave the same treatment to the lower baja bars. I figure I will try to get all my drilling over with before paint. :)


I also got this killer bushing from DBug Doug. It will save a lot of fabrication. He makes some killer shiznet. Thanks for the shirt Doug!!!






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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:29 PM   #309
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Looking good. Love all the little touches.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:38 PM   #310
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Man I love those Baja bars, reminds me of the old dirt track cars. That is a nice garage!!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:44 PM   #311
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Thanks Chugger. You nailed it. I am taking some cues from some oval dirt track racers. Trying to do it subtly.

I have been enjoying the shop. There is one bay isolated that is strictly a spray room. I have made the most of the space. I hate working in a dirty shop, you just see it after one major cleaning over the weekend.

We are about to launch our live webcam in the shop and studio, so the wife and I did some reorganizing. It will be a mess next week. :)
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:12 PM   #312
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diggin it coming together
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:30 AM   #313
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:I see why you feel my pain. Looking great! Nice subtle touches too.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:42 AM   #314
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man i like the side bars! you know if i made some it would have to be wider to fit a 12 pack tho!!
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:12 AM   #315
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man i like the side bars! you know if i made some it would have to be wider to fit a 12 pack tho!!
HAHAHHA. I thought about that, but I will have to make room else where.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 09:51 PM   #316
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Not only is your build cool as hell YOU ARE TO THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE TRAY I got it today I owe you one
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Old September 4th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #317
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No problem.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #318
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Today I got the mud work done on the inside of the passenger side. You can see all the fabric mounting tabs that have been shaved and smoothed out. It will be ready for polyester shortly.

I also got the Gortex Woodland BDU material. This will be the seat bottoms and door panel as well as kick panels possibly. I got about 10 yards of it so I can make the mistakes sewing up the bottom covers.



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Old September 5th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #319
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Looks sick bro!!
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #320
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Thanks guys.

This weekend I saw the end of the tunnel. And there was a bright light. No wait... That was me slamming my head into the rear of the rag top opening. Insert image here.....




The there was the gratuitous shot with the bandaid and my favorite beer to bash my head in with. 1 in wide, straight to the bone. No nerve damage, I can still see. But there was a bright light.


The inside of the car is just about ready to be sprayed with the polyester, then block and prime. I am trying to get it ready to prime this weekend....Weeeeeee




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Thanks guys.

This weekend I saw the end of the tunnel. And there was a bright light. No wait... That was me slamming my head into the rear of the rag top opening. Insert image here.....




The there was the gratuitous shot with the bandaid and my favorite beer to bash my head in with. 1 in wide, straight to the bone. No nerve damage, I can still see. But there was a bright light.


The inside of the car is just about ready to be sprayed with the polyester, then block and prime. I am trying to get it ready to prime this weekend....Weeeeeee




Bro LAY OFF the OLD CHUB SCOTCH ALE !!!!!!! Not only are you bleeding your standing sideways !!!!!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #322
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I'm all out of Old Chub!!!! I got the interior body work sprayed with the polyester today. A few evenings of sanding I will be ready to prime it with the tintable primer that showed up today.

Nothing exciting, unless you want to see the 3rd eye on my forehead.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #323
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Last night I hunted down some acrylic for the rear quarter windows. I welded up the tabs I needed to mount the pieces to the opening. I will be putting a rubber seal on the inside. (not like it matters ) It will mostly help with vibrations.

I am going to do the other side tonight. I have a few more hours of sanding until primer.

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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #324
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Looking good. It's getting there. The primer you will be spraying soon, is it to seal up the car or to build the surface for more body work?
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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #325
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I blocked the all the bondo work down with 36 gt. Then I sprayed the polyester hi build material. Blocked it with 80-150 gt. This primer/sealer locks it all in. It does have some build qualities. It will be sanded with 500gt then painted.
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