starting to sand the front nose cover. Again, one layer at
a time looking for clues to the past.
the inside of the ducts.
are great areas to find old paint.
receives the same attention. At this point we were unaware
that the wheel well had a tough rubberized coating under the
gray paint. Even 36 grit would not touch it!
later, we see the stripped wheel well and patches from years
our magic tool for stripping out the rubber. Jack can attest
that it was not a fun day at work.
now been three solid days of grinding and we are now down
to a thin layer of the original fiberglass. For the past three
days Jack has been itching like crazy.
process involves the restoration of all of the edges, removal
of the previous repairs and sloppy craftsmanship. These areas
will be patched.
up of the inner duct work. Small cracks were marked with green
marker and then glassed over. You can see how much we extended
the rear of the duct.
can see, we are a long way from the finished product. In the
background is an original inner fender mold. Our job is to
make the area on the left match the gray area on the right.
try to use as much of the original body work as possible.
was a hole for the filler cap, but it was no longer round.
We will fill this, sand it smooth, and re cut a round hole.
will require a lot of attention.
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