Spent some time this weekend scuffing then cleaning the bottom of the floor to get it ready for some touch-up and undercoating this summer:
A little behind on updating. The Labor Day progress wasn’t as good as expected between other life commitments and the weather. I did get the floor primed, but not undercoated. The project will most likely sit over the winter. Next summer will have to be the undercoat and working on the suspension 2018-2019. I have a large tree to take down and have a Cataract dealt with.
The rotisserie mounts will be painted after I take it off the rotisserie next summer:
There are a couple of spots I want to touch-up before applying the undercoat. Going to have to scuff the epoxy before applying the Raptor bedliner for the undercoat. Might not be much more to report until Spring arrives!
The street side of the car floor is now either stripped or scuffed (areas I couldn’t reach with stripping tools). Next will be the inside of the trunk, then a little more body work. I started cleaning the trunk before starting to strip\scuff it.
Rear trunk area:
Will be taking the week after this (the last full week in October) off to work on the car – will see how far I get. Ideally I would get out there a little bit during this next week – will see!
Made some progress today. Scuffed the transmission hump area:
Was also able to strip both the drivers and passenger wheel wells –
I will still need to touch-up a couple areas and clean with wax-n-grease remover. For the bottom (street side) of the floor, I still have the trunk and rear firewall (by rear seat) to do. Not sure if that will take another 1 or 2 weekends to do.
Wow! No updates for 3 months! You know it is bad when the guy that drives the big brown truck asks you about how the car is coming along when he brings more supplies! I got side-tracked this summer with some other things. I was hoping to have the bottom (street side) of the car, trunk, and firewall (engine side) done this summer. Now it looks like it will be next summer. I ended up replacing my indoor sauna (old one wasn’t repairable) and then bought a new bedroom set. Then I went to Colorado to visit family for a week. I also had company visit me for a while. I also worked on some landscaping projects, got an invisible fence installed and am training the dog for that. Had some damage due to lightening – currently working on getting my desktop back up and running again.
So I have done some work in between things and have obtained some new parts which I will bring you up-to-date-on. Yesterday I drove 600 miles 10 hours with a 30 minute break to get gas and parts – I obtained a OEM RS front header and valance and the remaining bumper brackets (correct for a 1973 RS). I believe this to have come from South Carolina before I got it. I now have all OEM (not re-manufactured) parts for the RS front nose… Should be all set as far as those parts go!
I have been working on the bottom of the floor and trunk. Using the dentfix for some, and a wire wheel for the rest. Because of all of the curves and contours of the floor, the parts I can’t access with the tools, I am manually scuffing with a scuff pad:
So that should bring you up-to-date. The plan now is to keep stripping the rest of the shell, do some body work, and next summer when it is warm again, finish the stripped metal with primer, paint, and undercoating although the car won’t yet be ready for final paint. I hope to get back at is next weekend – will wait and see!
Worked on stripping the floor today. First pass is using the DentFix MBX – then will go back over it with some other tools to get what remains.
Amazon has it available here…
It is a great tool, but takes a lot out of the arms. Got both the drivers side and passenger side floor done. Will try to work on the trunk area tomorrow. For the remaining areas, I might use my wire wheel and manually with sand paper. Some areas will be scuffed with a scuffing pad, so there will be multiple passes this next week.