Some parts underneath has been painted now, and it looks great! It looks like about half of the underneath will have to wait ’till next winter with getting painted.
It’s a tight schedule now as the tank, headers and exhaust has to be fitted within a month as we aim to have the car back on the road early may!
Oh yeah, and we’ve fitted the new trunk weatherstrip as well! 🙂
In order to be able to put the gas tank back ASAP, we’ve decided to prepare and paint the underneath under the trunk first.
We’ve used the rust encapsulator as primer here as well, hopefully by doing that we’ve secured that no rust will appear!
We’re not sure yet on which paint to use underneath but I’m sure we’ll find some suitable matt black paint suitable for the purpose.
Ok, last words about the trunk.
Everything’s painted now and we’ve even applied some black body paste on the inside side panels to keep the the rust away.
To be honest, I really didn’t realize that it would mean this much job to “touch up the trunk” but now when it’s done I’m really happy with the outcome.
Today we seriously started with cleaning the metal underneath before starting with the “rust prevention treatment”.
I’m actually a little amazed with the fact that a 40+ year old original car can look this good pretty much without any treatment apart from paint.
I guess it has something to do with the fact that it’s been in sunny California all it’s life.
This morning the time had finally come, it was time to paint the trunk!
This was what it looked like after a number of layers of primer.
And this is what it looks like now!
We’ll see tomorrow what the finish is really like when it has dried but I’m pretty sure that only one more coat will be sufficient.
Not many updates lately, been busy with other stuff but tonight me and daddy-o got stuff done!
We decided that the trunk looked good enough for putting on the 1st layer of primer (which’s rust converter that can be used as primer as well).
The second layer will be put on tomorrow and hopefully we can paint it this coming weekend!