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Offline Bman

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2016, 08:35:58 PM »
I used a Scotch Brite pad on the aluminum parts, just scuffed them up and painted. Used a wire brush on the steel hose fittings.
Here's the aluminum paint I used. I think I ordered it from Summit.


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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2016, 08:49:36 PM »
Tires!!!!!





Another under hood pic. Still waiting for body guy to spray some color.


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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2016, 12:42:57 AM »
Tires!!!!!



 
2 thumbs up on the wheels/tires!
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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2016, 10:23:16 PM »
Thanks! I almost bolted them on but decided not to yet lol.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2016, 08:50:19 PM »
Okay, so here's the latest. Body guy has car, says it will be 2 months as he has a full time job. Pretty much at this point I told him not to rush. I really wanted to be wrapping this project up by the end of summer, but it's not gonna happen. New plan is to take my time and get her assembled this winter. Wanting to possibly do the Hot Rod Power Tour next year. We will see!

Hood stripped down revealing several dings


Been trying to get other things done while the car is away.



Will keep you posted with body and paint pics

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2016, 12:08:01 PM »
Wow just read the whole thread, Amazing Job!!!
P.S i think you could have done the body yourself.
you are  pretty talented the Dash was a really great job, never seen that done before.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2016, 08:24:57 PM »
Thank you  johnnytrans am, I really appreciate the kind words. Things are going slow with the body guy. Got a couple more pics to share.

Fender work



Fender almost ready for final primer



New nose primered up



Thats about it for now. Hoping to have door jambs and misc parts in paint next weekend, but we will see.



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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2016, 12:02:01 PM »
Keep up the good work!
-Rick
1999 at its finest

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2016, 03:22:28 PM »
Thank you!!

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2016, 09:02:24 PM »
Still waiting on body guy to figure out when he is gonna paint. Now he can't get the nose piece to hold primer. Very frustrating!!!
Hoping for great results when done but have a bad feeling.
Here's the latest pic.


Will update when something happens.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #70 on: October 23, 2016, 08:20:44 AM »
Painting has finally begun!!!!! He is starting with the small parts, mirrors, spoilers etc. Having trouble capturing good pictures of the color.



I'm heading there today to pick up more parts, I'll post more pics tonight.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2016, 03:57:57 PM »
Car is painted!!! Pretty happy with the results. Still needs to paint hood, trunk deck and nose piece.

A couple pics









Picking up the car Wednesday night, then the fun begins! Still need to wet sand and spray another coat of clear. Will probably assemble everything then clear again.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2016, 07:10:42 PM »
I've been tracking your progress!

v/r
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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2016, 07:56:30 PM »
Thanks Transatrom! Stay tuned it's about to get fun. Pretty stoked about getting to work on her again!

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2016, 09:39:32 PM »
Picked her up tonight and hauled her home, we hung the front fenders to transport them. Still have to move and adjust them to get them perfect, but need the hood before that happens.