Monday, February 2, 2015

Slick underbelly

I've been looking forward to this view for a long time! I always planned to take a final photo of the finished underside while on the rotisserie, with the exhaust and lines etc on. Looks so rad.

The fuel and brake lines are on for good (first things bolted onto the car for real!), all mounted with stainless hardware and nice and secure. The exhaust and handbrake lines are just on for the photo, and will be coming off again. The exhaust needs the front flanges welded on, which I can only do with the motor, drivetrain, and headers in place to set the angles. The handbrake cable was set up for the drum brakes, and I've just ordered a disc kit from Dr Diff, which will require different length cables.

Booth days done.

With the paint job on the body finished I could mask it up, push it to the side, and spray the top coat on the doors. They came up really nice, that PPG matte clear coat looks so good.

And with the doors done that meant the end of the spray booth...

The space feels so big now that it's all opened up again. I'm so glad that major body work/paint stage is over! I plan to take the body off the rotisserie for the last time tomorrow. Time for final assembly!