Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by tweakmonkey, Mar 24, 2009.
Hey hey hey updates!
wow nice work.. the seat looks amazing.. how much did that set you back? and if your swapping a whole brake system you don't have to change the master cylinder and such?
I've been starting her up and driving around the block, warming it up again in this nice weather. The car feels sloppy at the moment and after playing with the carbs a bit I seemed to have fixed a really bad idle-speed power band. I had it running really well but the idle was too high so I backed off but lost some mid range. I need to get a manual on this carb.
Detailed! Crappy iphone pics:
It's a night and day difference, looks like a different car.
No pictures of the hood because its paint is unworkable. I'll have our local guys match/respray it and show some pics of the completed car.
The paint now makes the car look like a 10/10 car (maybe 8/10 if you notice some slightly warped doors and hood) from about 15 feet away. Any closer and you'll spot 40 years of dings and dents, touch-up paint etc. I need to re-touch some of those spots and color sand. Being an ultra cheaparse I love the fact that the car looks "good enough" now with almost no money spent.
The process was:
Clay bar the whole car (constantly wet the paint/clay while working it), probably spent about 5-6 hours on clay
Wool pad on whole paint job using Turtle Wax buffing compound and some Harbor Freight buffer
Medium foam (yellow) pad to remove residue and a little extra polishing action
Microfiber to dry it off
Soft (grey) foam with some cleaner/wax to do a final cleanup and wipe down with microfiber.
I'll try to get some higher res photos once the hood is done. Compare that to before!
You get the idea. Not a new paint job, but a huge improvement.
She shines! Huge improvement dude. Now it's looking like the car outclasses the wheels. Any plans there?
bro, you have some nice gloss on that body finally!!