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Body Work Continues Body Work Continues

I keep going like this, it’ll be ready for paint by this weekend:

Body Work Begins Body Work Begins

With the car mostly sorted, I decided it’s time to get her looking good again. So I set off to sanding and spot priming:

I still can't believe that this thing is sitting in my garage at the moment I still can't believe that this thing is sitting in my garage at the moment

I just finished up with painting the main body of the firebird and holy shit did it turn out way better than expected!

That's One Project Done That's One Project Done

Set out to get the truck sprayed this weekend. Went to a friend’s place Friday night and went to work:

Primer is finally on! Primer is finally on!

After many days weeks months of hard work primer is finally on the Firebird body.

Looks like I'll be painting this weekend Looks like I'll be painting this weekend

Picking up paint tonight. Got everything sanded last night:

No 1-series pics today No 1-series pics today

Been busy painting things at the new house. I am beyond excited to have a good-sized two car garage.

Needed a break from the car Needed a break from the car

Back story: My bedsides had rusted as all these trucks do, so I welded in new bed sides and got a new tailgate last fall hoping to get it painted before winter. Winter had other plans:

Weekend Progress Weekend Progress

Picked up the trans donor:

Easter Egg and Wheel Work Easter Egg and Wheel Work

My little Easter Egg arrived last night:

Thank goodness I only bought a quart Thank goodness I only bought a quart

I haven’t even used half the can for the hood and passenger footwell. This stuff is awesome! Goes on thick, and dries nice and tough!

New Look Out Back New Look Out Back

Decided it was too cold to do any real work this weekend, so I got my taillights sorted:

More Progress More Progress

So after some pondering and planning, we’ve decided to do a “galaxy” theme on the hood/fender of the car.

More Hood Pics More Hood Pics

Got some more shots of the hood in the sun:

Hood done Hood done

Got the underside of the hood done:

Graffiti idea taking shape Graffiti idea taking shape

Had some paint laying around so I started playing last night. Figure I’ll wing it for the engine bay. This is what I have so far:

Hour Rule - Paint! Hour Rule - Paint!

It may be a very common color on my generation of Accent...both sedan and hatchback, but in the sun, I always liked the metallic look of the gray-blue color Humdrum is painted in - Midnight Gray Metallic! Not bad for a base-model color option!

95 Voyager Sport Wagon Build 95 Voyager Sport Wagon Build

Here’s the build on our other Voyager, which is sadly no longer in my possession.

Looking For Mystery Detroit Car Painter Looking For Mystery Detroit Car Painter

As I inch closer to being able to repaint my 68 Camaro, I’ll need to find someone to do it. I know of a guy on Michigan’s West Side and another in Kentucky who’s work I saw in person & really liked, but I’d rather find someone local.

Two Colors Two Colors

I’ve decided on two colors: Slate Grey, and Cocaine White. One is the best Grey Porsche ever offered and is also better than Nardo Grey. The other gives me the chance to drive a car colored by the decade it was born into.

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