Daily Archives: April 23, 2013

Introducing the next project, 1967 Camaro

IMG_1265 IMG_1263 IMG_1264We started a brand new project today, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. This car is Chevy’s answer to the Mustang that came out about 3 years earlier. A small sporty looking car with a lot of power was the goal. These cars feature a unibody chassis design. This simply means that it has no frame. The main structure of the car is not the frame, its the body as a whole. It does have a front sub-frame. That is the part in these pictures that Chris is sanding. This area of the car is what holds the front suspension and the engine. We will be painting this and the front suspension pieces tomorrow with a rust proofing paint for its durability and its love of bare metal. This is the first step of this project. Stay tuned to see this one move through the processes. It should be a fun and exciting build!

Painting the Pony II

IMG_1272 IMG_1273 IMG_1274 IMG_1275 IMG_1276 IMG_1277 IMG_1278 IMG_1279 IMG_1267 IMG_1268 IMG_1269 IMG_1270 IMG_1271Yesterday was paint day for the body, today we got busy on the the rest of the parts. We spent all morning sanding and prepping these parts you see here in the booth for paint. After lunch, Chase got busy making them RED! As with all of our High Performance Finishes, we started the paint process with a coat of sealer, followed by 3 coats of red base coat then finally 3 coats of high solids clear. The clear is layer that makes this color actually POP. It also protects the base coat from the sun. Without clear over the base, the color coat would be eaten up from the sun because there is no UV protection in the base. These parts will get wet sanded and buffed just like the body will to ensure a super slick, mirror like finish. Hopefully we will start that process tomorrow on the body.

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