Daily Archives: February 8, 2014

Ranger danger

IMG_3570 IMG_3571 IMG_3572 IMG_3569This ’71 Ford Ranger stopped by the shop yesterday to say hello. We painted this truck about 4 years ago. The owner had done several modifications to the body himself before we started on this one and it really turned out great. This truck has a built 302 with a C4 transmission. A custom front bumper hood scoops, Cadillac tail lights, Fat Man front suspension with rack and pinion steering are just several of the modifications that were done to this truck. We are always glad to see customers out driving their hot rods and stopping by the shop to say hello.

Cadillac’s back

IMG_3556 IMG_3557 IMG_3558 IMG_3574 IMG_3561 IMG_3568 IMG_3567This Cadillac came back from the frame shop Friday morning. Chris and I went right to work on getting it ready to trim out. As you can see there are still a couple of wrinkles where the door was pushed in toward the dash from the accident. We removed the door and Chris disassembled it in preparation for paint. I worked on getting these  wrinkles repaired. Once the repairs were made and primed, it was time for lunch. It worked out really nice this way. The time we were gone, gave the primer time to dry. When we got back, we sanded the primer and set the door, fender and body up for trim out. This is the process where we paint the inside portions of the replacement parts the color of the body. Monday we will put the door and fender back on, prep the whole side for paint and hopefully still have time to paint it Monday.  With a little luck the owners will be back in their Cadillac on Wednesday.

Hello old friend

IMG_3563Yesterday Jordan got back to work on the ’71 Chevelle that we have had in the shop for  some while now. If you remember, this is the one that we painted the underside of the car Carolina blue. As of today we have the body in final primer and started blocking it out.  Jordan worked on the rockers and put the final touches on the seams where the quarter panels meet the rockers and the seams where the quarters meet the back window panel. We also found a couple of dents in the rockers that were fixed at this time too. We will finish blocking the body out to make sure we have the body as straight as possible then prime these areas one more time before painting. Once the body is painted we will be spraying racing stripes on this one as well. Follow that with a good wet sanding and buffing. This should give Ron something to polish on for quite a while.

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