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Great progress Graeme! I wish my body guy had that kind of determination!
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Great progress Graeme! I wish my body guy had that kind of determination!
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Ron's been fairly steady on it and keeps track of the hours he spends working on it. Up to yesterday, he's clocked about 100 hours on the sheet metal work and should have that finished up around 110 hours before he turns to some cleanup of the underside (about 120 total on the metal work). Once on the rotisserie he will sand and prime the whole car before prepping and painting the jambs, openings and cowl plenums in yellow. He'll then prep and paint the bottom of the car and will also spray up along the the firewall.

He'll then get the body into high solids and will start working on the doors, hood, fenders and the front sheet metal while it's all out on body carts. When they are all ready to assemble, I will have already installed the sub frame and suspension so it's ready for the front clip to go on with the undersides of all the parts already sprayed with yellow paint where required.

Next, He will block out the entire car and ready it for base clear paint before striping it in black. Once cured he will give it a full 3 stage cut and polish to bring out the depth of the paint. It should wrap up at around 300+/- hours if all goes according to plan and it should be done in mid-November.

Note: I have decided to forego the grey primer/overspray look and will spray out satin black on the entire underside. It's not a numbers car any longer so no need to add the overspray or try to recreate everything right to factory. I'm OK with that...but I'm really still on the fence with styled trim. (ugggh)
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Like you said, it's your car. It will be great to see it back on the road & somebody enjoying it. It will get a lot of attention wherever you take it. Enjoy....Joe
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Cars looking great Graeme. I got to ask. Is this car a keeper for your son??? i hope i'm not putting any pressure on you. ROB
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No pressure at all Rob

This is to be my personal keeper. My son is helping out on this one as he learns a bit more about the builds and how to do all of it. Together we will be doing a car for him right in behind this one and that will likely be a second gen car. As long as I do keep this one, it will eventually pass down to him at some point but that's a ways down the road.

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I recently bought another set of Yellow 714 Houndstooth bucket seats to have another spare set of used covers and seat cores, but mostly, bought these to get the headrests that were with them. Not split, not damaged and an easy clean up to become a nice set of original yellow headrests for the seats which are about to be fully restored. Score!



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Also got a little care package from Mr. Lightfoot and now have the decals needed for this little Z/28. Thanks once again Don.

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Good score on the headrests. I'm going to have to dye mine to be that nice. I'm jealous...Joe
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