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Man....finally getting down to prepping for paint on the 85LS2 project car. The LS2 will be here next week!

We have had several challenges here. One, the car has been painted no less than SIX times in the past with not once being taken down to the factory sealer! We started with the old razor blade...one scrape at a time. We followed by 180 DA on the whole car. We then used a red rattle can spray bomb and dusted the car. This was followed with an 11" long block wet sand (guide coat) to look for the low spots, razor scrapes...etc, Once those were located and filled with icing catalyzed glaze, we moved to primer.

Once in 2K primer, we dusted the car in a black spray bomb and started the process AGAIN. There has been significant work to fit the bumpers to the car as good or better than factory. As you see, this is a 85 with 91-96 panels.

The other challenge was the collision repair. After pulling the frame I hit the net and local scene for used parts - including a passenger door, hood, right side fender, right inner fenders, front bumper...and other supports.

Yesterday we spotted in all the areas we found and filled during the second guide coat. Next, after a 400/500 wet dry on the whole car, the bumpers and doors come off. They will be painted seperate from the car...and the car will go in the booth for the hood, jams, and quarters. It will all be black...and super slick with minimal overspray and factory coating around the edges.

The whole thing is here:

http://www.mcspeed.homestead.com/Frankenvette.html

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However, this is how it looks now.





 

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Wow...and with a LS2 that is going to be awesome:thumbsup:
 

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Man! That is a crap load of work, but it looks absolutely awesome! :partyon:

Yes it does, but ditch that crappy yellow, and go for a nice emerald green something with more charactor than a Shakespear play....

up END the powdered aluminum....

:cheers:
 

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Do you still plan to have a mermaid airbrushed on the hood?
Got just the guy to do that too, Mack at Air Affects, I'm sure Chris knows him, just down the road from where he used to live here in OP/Middleburg....

Mack did the shark on my hood, ten years ago, sun is getting to it though...not the paint, but all the plastic underneath starting to show through....Florida...rest of my paint is tired too...:cheers:
 

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Man....finally getting down to prepping for paint on the 85LS2 project car. The LS2 will be here next week!

We have had several challenges here. One, the car has been painted no less than SIX times in the past with not once being taken down to the factory sealer! We started with the old razor blade...one scrape at a time. We followed by 180 DA on the whole car. We then used a red rattle can spray bomb and dusted the car. This was followed with an 11" long block wet sand (guide coat) to look for the low spots, razor scrapes...etc, Once those were located and filled with icing catalyzed glaze, we moved to primer.

Once in 2K primer, we dusted the car in a black spray bomb and started the process AGAIN. There has been significant work to fit the bumpers to the car as good or better than factory. As you see, this is a 85 with 91-96 panels.

The other challenge was the collision repair. After pulling the frame I hit the net and local scene for used parts - including a passenger door, hood, right side fender, right inner fenders, front bumper...and other supports.

Yesterday we spotted in all the areas we found and filled during the second guide coat. Next, after a 400/500 wet dry on the whole car, the bumpers and doors come off. They will be painted seperate from the car...and the car will go in the booth for the hood, jams, and quarters. It will all be black...and super slick with minimal overspray and factory coating around the edges.

The whole thing is here:

http://www.mcspeed.homestead.com/Frankenvette.html

It was:



However, this is how it looks now.






Is that a C5 wheel / Garden hose holder I see on your garage?
 

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Yep, even sitting on a C5 wheel bearing hub.

I also have one for my air hose reel and picked up a C6 chrome wheel recently to do the same on the other side.
:laughing: I've got a factory Boss 302 wheel for a hose reel. :devil:
I know just enough about body work to be dangerous. But I also know enough to appreciate the labor intensity to do a good job, especially with what you started with. And it's admired here. Obviously you have a special attachment to this car. But any true Vette lover should appreciate your efforts to keep her among the living. Well done. :partyon: :cool:
 

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Yep, even sitting on a C5 wheel bearing hub.

I also have one for my air hose reel and picked up a C6 chrome wheel recently to do the same on the other side.
I LOVE it!!!! Now I know what to do with my old wheels! :thumbsup:
 
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