Showing posts from February, 2022

Bad Weather = No Paint Work

 Weathering the Bad Weather Well the weather has been pretty cold and wet around here so painting has to be on hold until we get more favorable conditions. That doesn't mean we aren't making progress! Every part of the body has been block sanded, filled and evened out. All the LizardSkin insulation is sprayed and the under carriage is finished. I know it looks like A LOT of mud, but 75% of that was sanded off to make the surface even and ready for final primer and paint. I have been dabbling with the chassis and engine. I got the oil cooler installed along with thermostat housing and water pump. I am probably going to modify that oil cooler pipe to get the hose around the back of the oversized HEI distributor. I also decided to take a look at the valve chambers on the intake/exhaust side to make sure they were clear before I bolt up the header and the intake. I am SO GLAD I did... Best I can figure is that a mud wasp found its way in there through the engine bag and tape. I now

Blasting? Check, Primer? Check!

Paint & Finish Work is Underway! The dustless blasting guy did an outstanding job and even managed to get the crappy DIY Herculiner off. The 2K epoxy primer is down and the the leveling work will likely take the rest of the week. The body will finally be Toyota 1276 Sundune White (Beige) next week!

Major Milestone Achieved!

 Blasting, primer, thermal and sound insulation, undercoat, and paint. Oh My! Well I was starting to wonder if this day would ever come and here it is. I dropped the tub off for media blasting, primer, insulation, undercoating, and paint.  I also brought the rolling chassis home and will begin installing all the bolt-on stuff to the engine while I wait for the paint and body. More to come!