Received my NOS A/C Condenser today! The OEM Big Block Fan Shroud should arrive tomorrow – excited! I was able to find and buy both of them on the same day!
So perfect weather with highs in the low 70’s. I took Friday off and wrapped up the painting of the firewall. There is no more bare metal on the shell now! I did make one mistake though. I used the Satin Black finish which was different from the earlier paint! I think it will be ok if I scuff a little and re-apply it, but most of what I painted really isn’t visible, so I am not too worried about it yet. I can think about it over the winter and fix it next year.
So I had to un-mount the rotisserie to paint where it was mounted to. Then strip away the old paint:
Next weekend I will re-attach the rotisserie so I can move it around over the winter. There may be a few smaller projects I tackle over the winter, but nothing too much until next summer when I finish the undercoating. We will see what time permits and what I can fit in between now and next summer.
Labor Day is next weekend and the summer has flown by. Between work, home priorities, etc… I did not get as far as I had hoped with the Camaro this summer. I gave myself a deadline of Labor Day this year for the undercoating. That will have to wait until next summer. I will update more after Labor Day, but I was able to unhook the front of the Camaro from the rotisserie, Stripped the remaining parts of the firewall including where the rotisserie mounted to. Cleaned the metal and applies some picklex to it and have masked it off. This next week will be final preparations, then over Labor Day weekend, apply primer, seam seal, and paint the remaining bare spots of the firewall and brackets before winter.
There are a couple odds and ends I might be able to do over the winter, but nothing too big. Next summer will be undercoating, block sanding and body work and a few odds and ends. Then in 2020 start on the suspension if everything goes as planned.
Hopefully more pics and another update after Labor Day!
Got a little side-tracked with a sick dog and other life priorities. Hope to get more garage time in a couple more weeks of nursing my dog back after his surgery. If the weather cooperates, there is still time to do what I wanted to before the cold weather hits!
Sprayed 3 coats of primer on the donor floor pan I will be using to test spraying the undercoating. Also re-hit a few hard-to-reach spots on the floor that needed to be sprayed before undercoating. Also sprayed the last area of the trunk inside. Still need to spray the clear on it tomorrow.
Scuffed and cleaned the passenger side trunk quarter – ready to touch-up tomorrow:
also pulled out what was left over from my floor patching to eventually use as a test for my undercoating:
I drilled a couple of holes which I will be using ear plugs when undercoating. Need to be able to verify I can remove them after undercoating:
Stripped down to bare metal – Beer-30!
Painted the inside of the front sub-frame using Eastwood Internal Coating – had to cover existing holes with tape:
After spraying the first coat, I realized the extension hose was curling up on itself too much – attempt #1 to straighten it out:Then I decided to use a metal clothes hangar which worked wonders! Used a lot less paint and was much more efficient! I ended up spraying 2 coats waiting 24 hours between coats: ALso re-sprayed the drivers inside trunk – much better! Used Clean over it – just had to touch-up a couple spots after scuffing and cleaning. Still need to do the other side.