Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Mk2daz, Mar 25, 2020.
I love it
Must feel great to be bolting bits back on permanently
Got the engine tarted up and gearbox leaks sealed up over the weekend, its all ready to drop back in now once I finish plumbing up brakes and fuel lines etc
Recent road trip in the daily with some mates, 1000+ miles and she never missed a beat, didn't even need to top up the fluids!
Been building the car back up slowly between holidays etc, fuel lines and tank etc all back in and plumbed up, brake lines all in and plumbed up, taped up all my wiring and routed it through the car, engine is now back in as of yesterday too, gearbox and propshaft will go back in this week, then its dash and remaining dash wiring, plumbing up the heater pipes etc.
Once all those bits are back in then i’ll mask it up and start the bodywork on the shell and the panels, once they are painted the car will be very close! Hoping to have it buttoned up over autumn/winter time depending how things go
Got the engine bay fully buttoned up, gearbox and prop back in, most of the interior back in, dash needs a little bit of work before it goes back, all pipework is in and heat shielded where needed, made up a few little brackets here and there, for example steering column bulkhead bearing heatshield etc, loads of little tiny jobs here and there
all the panels are now back on, rear valance cut out to show off the diff etc panel gaps as good as i can get them, she’s not bad for what was a scrap car most of its life
I've masked it up ready for bodywork and made a start to sanding her down tonight, I want the shell painted in the next couple weeks before I go away for my brothers wedding, so time to pull the finger out!
Looking fantastic I love all the clean and purposeful looking installation.
Aren't you afraid the sanding dust is going to go everywhere in your newly installed interior and engine(bay)?
Thats why its all masked up
Latest youtube video here too - finally passed 700 subscriber mark!
Engine bay as well? I can still see holes. That dust gets around everywhere...
Or are you only wet sanding?
yep whole engine bay is masked up under the bonnet too.
Starting with 320 dry, get some filler on a few spots tonight, particular on my arches where the welds are, get the whole car as straight as possible then work my way up in stages to 800 wet
Sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding, filling…. Then a bit more sanding and a bit more filling.
Bodywork is graft!
Its now sealed up where needed in epoxy primer and masked up ready for high build primer. Hoping to get this in paint as soon as I can before the colder weather kicks in.
Masking up a car takes a ridiculous amount of time!!
Latest YouTube video is out too
Amazing work, thank you for sharing it.
Finally got the shell covered in high build primer, had a few issues with my gun to start with, this primer is thick stuff.
I ended up buying a new cheapo dedicated primer gun with a larger fluid tip and an air reg to get by thanks to the advice of those on the socials!
Made a start on the remaining panels too, hope to have them in high build soon but passenger side door needs a wee bit of work.
Been doing a bit of a stock take to see what I’ve got and what I’m missing. Found some mingin door cards that i’ll tart up a bit and use as the cage was built with oem doorcards in mind. So far I’m needing a front windscreen but i believe these can still be bought new.
Can’t wait to hang up the spray guns for the final time soon and get the car built back up!
Latest youtube vid is up too
What product are you using , Darren?
I buy all my paint supplies from Jawel, this is all 2k acrylic stuff
Got the high build primer all flatted out, starting 320 with guide coat working my way up to 800, touching up any small imperfections as I went, remasked up for final basecoat and just went for it yesterday, not ideal temperatures for spraying but my impatience got the better of me.
4 or so liberal coats of audi ibis white 2k paint now on the shell, few small runs to address once paint is cured but overall im chuffed with the result for a dusty old garage, its been a hell of a lot of work and late nights to get it to this stage!
just the panels left to prep and spray now then its piecing the final puzzle back together!
Well done mate.
Any time I do paintwork, it makes me appreciate why pros charge what they do!
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