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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:04 pm

A bit more done today, the last panel I need to check is the bonnet and then that's it !!!!

So I did the front guard gapping ( you all know how much I love doing this )

I'm really not sure what way to go yet , run back and forth 80k's to the nearest spray booth or bite the bullet and build a temp one as I do have the room.

Anyway enjoy
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Back to work so once again no time for pleasure !!

Greg
So many cars so little time!

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:52 pm

So I have totally lost my mind !!

After waiting 6 months for a spray shop to do the car associate 1 comes back at me with $20000 for a top paint job ! See ya !
Mate 2 rents a part of a shop and is all keen to go but then he has a temper and has a disagreement with the owner and now is kicked out and has moved to a shop over 80k's from where I live. Ok Ok I'll try a local, we don't paint that way and we use a better brand of paint from china !!!! See Ya again !
So I buy and install a almost spray booth !!!!! Good enough for me and all the stupid cars I have that give me grief :evilll: :evilll:
I have also had my race car fixed from a tussle with a carport post at the race track so there goes almost another year.
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I am waiting on the curtains to be extended and the so called booth is ready for action !
So sleeves up and here we go paint, I've done a few cars before and made mistakes so that should help, wish me luck !!

Regards Greg
So many cars so little time!

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Re: Chev EK

Post by Blacky » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:32 pm

EK283 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:52 pm
, I've done a few cars before and made mistakes so that should help, wish me luck !!

Regards Greg
Luck !!!!!!
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Errol62 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:37 pm

Good luck Greg! Point and squirt I'm told.
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:46 pm

Ok so I had some time over the last few days and finished off welding my engine mounts on to the torana front end.
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Sandblasted and done a bit of outside cheater painting.
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I had to get used to the HVLP gun but it went ok with only a couple of runs, which was my own fault for holding the spray fan to close.

The next practice bit will be the sub frame and I plan to blast it tomorrow if the weathers right.

Regards Greg
So many cars so little time!

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Re: Chev EK

Post by Rusty EK » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:54 pm

Good to see some paint going on , good luck :thumbsup:

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Re: Chev EK

Post by Blacky » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:04 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap:
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:41 pm

Hot today but I managed the sandblasting of the front end covered head to toe with protective gear on ! I also welded some saddles to the side for the hidden wiring trick.
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Also finished the front end bits and pieces ready for reinstall.
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Till next time

Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK JAY » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Good progress Greg :thumbsup:
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks Jay,

I just don't get the time unfortunately !

Going hard at it though before the Chrissy silly season.

Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK JAY » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:04 pm

Yeah I know what you mean mate
that booth will come in handy for you though
Once you start all that rubbing rubbing and more rubbing :D
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:16 pm

Well it seems I'm on a bit of a roll, rubbed my fingers to the bone the last 2 days but I am so happy, finally the paint is being mixed and flung onto the metal !!
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My cheapie spray area works a treat and I am surprised at the amount of overspray the filters have caught !!!!

Just keep going Just keep going !!!! Ha Ha

Greg
So many cars so little time!

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Re: Chev EK

Post by FireKraka » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:33 pm

Hi Greg that is awesome mate really great that you are finally getting to the point of paint.
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK JAY » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 pm

Go Greg Go :thumbsup:
What's the colour going to be or are you keeping that under wraps :shh:
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:14 am

Yes Jay a good question,

So I have modified the car extensively underneath and part me feels guilty for doing that, and I also have a small fantasy of being young again ( I was 18 when I got the car now 50 ) so I have decided to go the original colour.
That may still be a secret though cause I've used many different coloured bits to get the body right where I am happy, keep you all guessing !!!!!

Regards Greg
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