2 words - Getting smooth!
The car was red when I bought it, but after the world's supply of paint stripper was used, it turns out it was actually blue from the factory! (Confirmed when I took the plaque paint code to Google
It's been about 4 weeks or so since I got the body propped up on a couple of pairs of ladders, and it's been more sanding than I ever care to do again.
Out of all the tasks so far, this was the most arduous and the most boring. I've literally used 8 litres of fiberglass resin to reinforce the floors and repair the body in several places.
Those repairs include a lot of work around the petrol tanks, the front wings, front wheel arches (those 6.5J wheels I told you about wore through them!) and a rear wheel arch. But all in all the car is coming along very good.
After my first attempt, I coated the car in primer to help identify lumps and bumps. There were quite a few to work at. You really do become blind to them when you work on it for hours at a time in a garage. To be honest, I'm gunning for perfection.
The primer was epoxy primer, if you were wondering. Anyone else attempting this, I'd highly recommend a guide coat to help show up peaks and troughs.
To TheKid#9.... I would GRATEFULLY appreciate the dimensions of the stripes. I'll try and source a pinstripe that has more give
Ooooo, and incidentally. Rather than buying a door hinge for around £80, I bought a second hand lathe for £100 and fashioned a perfect replacement using an M20 bolt. I drilled a hole through the middle and turned the head down in to the right shape. If anyone else needs one - keep me in mind :P