Daily Archives: May 29, 2013
With the two Pathfinders in the shop we still found a few hours to work on the Camaro. We were able to get the body sanded today as well as wire brush all the seams, nooks and crannies. We were able to get a good coat of All Metal in the seam were the quarters meet the roof. This stuff is a great water proof, tough as nails filler used for applications just like this. These pictures show Chase cutting down the filler with a DA sander. Once this is smoothed up, we will prime over this and use regular body filler to make is straight. We also put some filler on the seam where the factory air condition box was on the dash. When we install a Vintage Air install, we weld up this hole to make things look a bit better. We all three got in on the action on this one today, not sure how I missed Chris working on it. But I guess he got a good shot of me looking like a corn ball. Anyway, if all goes well tomorrow, we are going to try to get this Camaro in the booth and prepped for epoxy and slick sand. We may not get it primed, but ready for Friday morning would be great. Lets see how long lady luck will hang out with us.
Yes, we got another Pathfinder in today and oddly enough, out today. This Nissan was the victim of a parking lot scuffle and suffered a a pretty good blow. When the SUV came in Chris got right to work taking it apart to check for additional damage. Since none was found we were able to roll right along as planned. When the bumper came in, Chase was able to get it painted and cleared right after lunch. After a couple hours of dry time, Chris re-installed it and sent it to clean up. So a same day turn around, not too shabby if I do say so myself.
In order to keep this Pathfinder moving along, we chose to go ahead and paint the right fender without having the bumper yet. The bumper will be here in the morning but we can get that painted pretty quickly and still maybe have time to put it all together. We wont rush it, but sometimes things work out that way, sometimes they dont. As you can see, Chase did a fabulous job on this fender. The body work and the paint turned out very nicely.