After all the fenders had been test fitted I shot the inside of the fenders with etching primer and then applied a rubberized undercoating. This prevents “tneds” That would be “dent” backwards as the rock would leave the tire and make an “outie” Get it?
Also, the wheel wells got a shot of the undercoating as well.
I made these simple upper shock mounts that clears the fender.
Then it was time to squirt some paint on the frame rails as well.The rear quarter panel was not painted when I originally painted the cowl and doors to remove the ugly lettering so this was a good opportunity to make sure everything match.
Puh, that was a long sentence!
Back in the “showroom” for assembly. The Volvo wheel is just temporary until I get new rear rims. I ordered new 16′s with 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern in order to solve the axle width. This way I can eliminate the adapter and save an inch. Hopefully it will be enough as I really don’t want to tear down the rear axle this year.
Yup, the whole damn shop is red. My interior decorator is going to be sooo pissed!
The white paint on the headers was peeling badly and now would be the time to fix it.
As I will not run hood sides and the fenders and top hood with sort of picture frame the engine it better look good. This looks cleaner.
So how did it come out? Pretty damn good I think, It certainly changed the look and feel of the car.
The OE frame horn covers fits better than the repop
I was concerned that there would be too much red but the chrome acorns and adding a chrome license plate frame it looks pretty balanced.
The not so faux Olds engine is nicely framed between the hood and fenders.
I plan to change the top insert to black and also the dash and steering wheel should be black. For right now I just plan to drive the crap out of it.