Engine bay painted!

We got up early this morning in order to paint the engine bay. This is the last day of the christmas-vacation so the job had to be done today.

We started with applying the primer.


Over the next couple of hours, we painted three coats of the original blue paint.

Considering our little, or non-existing experience of handling a spray gun, I must say the end result is pretty much awesome.

It’s starting to get pretty cold up here now so I guess that I won’t spend that much time in the garage in January. Still, the engine is still not fully built so there’s plenty of stuff to take care of anyway until spring arrives.

Happy new year!

Engine bay almost ready for paint!

Lately,  I’ve been busy working and haven’t been able to spend as much time in the garage as I’ve wanted.

Daddy, on the other hand, who’s newly retired has spent A LOT of time there instead (luckily for me) and has done a huge job getting the engine bay ready for paint. 

Here are two pics taken a couple of weeks ago.


Today we moved the car to the shop where we’ll spray the paint and covered it up in protective plastic sheets in order to prevent paint from ending up in places it shouldn’t…

We’ll probably start priming it on Christmas Day and aim to have it all done by New Years!

I’ll keep updating on the progress here! In case I haven’t updated anything before Christmas, I hereby wish you a merry Christmas! 🙂