Inside Shell – 4/12/2015

Got the rear section scuffed today. Taking the next three days off to do some more sanding.  Mainly half the floor and trans tunnel are what is left inside the shell.  Then the door and window frames are left before I can prime the shell and start on the bottom floor & firewall.

Hein-Werner End Lift Jack (Bumper Jack)

Picked up an antique Hein-Werner 1.5 ton bumper jack.  Hope to use this to get the Camaro higher on blocks before mounting on the Rotisserie.  I have removed the Hydraulic Jack to do some work on it.  Might need to be rebuilt.  Found a seal-kit for it here:

Picked the jack up for $25, but had to drive 4-5 hours round-trip to get it.  For a reference on size – not the orange cylinder off to the side – will need to work on that.

Will take more pics and video later as I do more work on it.  I will be checking the hydraulic oil level first before ordering the seal-kit.
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It says it goes 55″ high, but the bumper portion is about half of that.  Note the arms do extend outward…

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Inside Shell – 4/5/2015

Went to Harbor Freight to buy a set of scrapers in various sizes for getting in some hard-to-reach spots:

The heat gun, wire brushes, and scrapers I am using to remove the seam sealer.  Not pictured is the lacquer thinner can that I am using to scrub clean after scraping with these tools:IMG_1270

This is the seam sealer I am removing:  Scrape it off and vacuum it up then repeat until it is clean:IMG_1271

These edges take a lot of time and patients:IMG_1272

This is what we are targeting:  No seam sealer:IMG_1273 IMG_1274 IMG_1281

Also the where the package tray was glued down:IMG_1282 IMG_1284 IMG_1286 IMG_1287 IMG_1288

Don’t forget the area by the rear seat – before:IMG_1289 IMG_1290 IMG_1291 IMG_1292

After:IMG_1295I think I am finally ready to scuff the rear section to prep for priming!