67 Electra 225 Convertible Project

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Can't wait to see it Adam!
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Me either! LOL

    I had to basically take off 3 months so I could prep my house to sell, move, and build up my shop. When I started this project, I had anticipated selling the house this coming Spring, but the market was HOT and I didn't want to miss the bubble. Thankfully, I have a very understanding customer.
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Time lapse of the passenger side getting prepped...this was a total duration of about30-40 minutes.

     
  4. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Wow Adam, you really work fast!
     
  5. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Adam, did you upgrade your shop space in your new digs?
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Somewhat. I have an attached garage to the house which I have the Skylark and her car parked. My Tahoe still gets an outside spot. This space is a detached building that is right next to the house. It is slightly wider than a standard 2 car garage and about 35' deep. Not as big as I originally was looking for, but there is a ton of room behind the house/building for completely new structure. I am comfortable working in this space, at least for now. I currently have 2 other paint jobs lined up after this one, and one other complete restoration. So I'm tentatively booked for the next 2+ years!
     

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  7. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Color coming soon...
     

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  8. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see the finished product; I'm glad you chose the blue, I'm a little partial to it. What colour is the interior?
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Interior is black. I tried to have the owner go with a white top but he like the black. It will look awesome regardless of which color it is.

    Clear coat is going on this morning after I work up the courage to walk through the negative temps to the shop :D

    I shot the color late last night...I really love the color. I couldn't get a photo due to the vapor cloud, but once I finish the clear, I will post a couple pics.
     
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  10. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Make sure not to forget to put in the bass boat metal flake in the clear!:D
     
  11. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Clear is on! Will have to wait until it dries to open the garage and get a few pics. So far it looks killer.

    Bass boat flakes were on the menu but my paint tips were too small, so we had to scrap the idea :D
     
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  12. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Project milestone...

    Needs a good cut and buff, but should come out pretty straight.
     

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  13. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    1000 grit is done and I'm halfway done with 2000. I ran the buffer over the side I have completed with 2000 and it is really coming out nice. I can't wait to get this in the sun. The photos don't do it justice.
     

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  14. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    First round of buffing almost done...I will have probably 12 hours in the first round. It will go quickly for the last two rounds.

     
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  15. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    I think it's straight.
     

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  16. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    looks great
    To bad he wont go with white top that would pop with the body color
     
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  17. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    I would have preferred the white top, but black looks good, too.

    I started hanging some trim today...
     

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  18. frednoah

    frednoah Buickless

    Beautiful work. That is an awesome blue.
     
  19. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Thanks Fred! It's a very nice color.
     
  20. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Well-Known Member

    Absolutely stunning...love that colour! Great job in getting those acres of fender straight! The owner should be very happy with the end result.
     

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