The plan for the seats is to remove the original upholstery and padding, blast the frames, then powder coat them. By the end, I hope to have no trace of the old smell and hopefully get rid of any squeaking as well. As an added bonus, the surface rust should be cleaned up and the frames protected from future rust.
With this visit, I get to see the engine compartment painted, and the rest of the car cleaned up.
When I bought my 2005 GT, there was only one blue option. Well, there was Windveil Blue, but that was more of a sky, or grey blue. Not what I was interested in. That left Sonic Blue, so that’s what I went for.
I was hoping to get some time tinkering with things over the holidays. It seems the extensive sheet metal work has made things take longer than initially expected. As it is, the first base coat of (cheap) blue paint is on. This should get everything into the general color scheme and we can see how things are looking before the final paint.
It moved from the welding bay over to the paint bay. It looks like a solid car. The purple tint in the primer helps see the imperfections that need some work still. I think it helps to see the lines a little better and helps me see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I had no idea just how much time it takes to fix the body of a 50 year old car. I thought that getting reproduction sheet metal, and I mean the good stuff, would mean very little body work. I mean, after all, they didn’t have to mess with filler and fixing all the little dings that accumulate over the years. This has been my education in auto body art.