Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by broady_6 » 1st October 2023 - 9:11am

Blimey, never heard of that before! Sounds painfull too. Best wishes
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Post by vwfye » 2nd October 2023 - 9:17pm

I will get through this somehow. Just another delay...
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Post by vwfye » 11th October 2023 - 2:52am

I did a thing:

Started to scuff to prep for paint. No going back now.

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Post by vwfye » 18th October 2023 - 8:54am

About half way done sanding...
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Post by Ant B » 18th October 2023 - 11:33am

I hate sanding and filling bodywork.
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Post by vwfye » 31st October 2023 - 11:33pm

Started jamming the car in sealer. Then, after all the sealer is applied, I will sand again.


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Post by vwfye » 2nd November 2023 - 12:40am

No more pink or scallops...
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Next is blocking and blem repair.
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Post by Ant B » 2nd November 2023 - 7:17pm

just clear coat it as is.
kool grey colour car. ;)
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Post by vwfye » 2nd November 2023 - 11:32pm

Sort of will. It will be a pearl clear
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Post by vwfye » 4th November 2023 - 9:03pm

The last of the prep is done, the dash is taped and sprayed as well.

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Post by broady_6 » 11th November 2023 - 9:00pm

:thumbsup:
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Post by vwfye » 17th November 2023 - 6:00am

I finished jamming the doors, trunks and roll bar. Next spraying will be the roll bar, dash then all the sheetmetal exturnals.
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Post by vwfye » 23rd November 2023 - 6:13am

I finalized the color. It should flip from black to blue. This was 4 coats I think I will use 3.
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Post by broady_6 » 26th November 2023 - 6:54pm

Very of the period, love it!
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Post by vwfye » 2nd December 2023 - 9:59pm

I was going to repair this hood and swap, but the structure is full of holes, crunchy and not sound. So... i will cut the louvers out and move them to the current hood.

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Post by vwfye » 2nd December 2023 - 11:11pm

The engine cover got more bodywork today. I will have to break out a little bondo for the lower front mount area then more sealer. This car will look sooo much different.


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Post by Ant B » 3rd December 2023 - 9:08am

That looks wonderful.
So smooth.
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Post by vwfye » 4th December 2023 - 1:18am

I moved the car a bit more and in the light I found 7 bangs in the NOS trunk lid. So, hammer/dolly and much better! But... then I found one more. Doh!
I'm out of primer for now...

2nd picture shows the flake in the highlight color on the gauge cluster panel. I hope it shows a bit through the pearls...


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Post by vwfye » 4th December 2023 - 11:50pm

What have I learned the 3 days of working on this NOS trunk lid? Unless they are stored in a padded box? NOS does not mean pristine, straight metal. However, verses several other lids I have or do own? It is pristine!

I am currently chase more dings. The 1st ones were overshadowing the one I have since found.
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Post by vwfye » 10th December 2023 - 1:08am

Started working on mixing the old hood with the louvres... then I have to cut the hole, flange the insert and body work it...
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Post by vwfye » 13th December 2023 - 12:41am

Been creating a flange on the panel to minimize bodywork on the hood. Next, I have to snadblast the piece to remove some old bondo between some louvres...


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Post by vwfye » 16th December 2023 - 2:47am

On the prior post, you can see how rough the louvre area was. So, today I sandblasted the piece not knowing what I would find.
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I am pleased with the result!
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