Custom comeback

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Taulbee2277, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Spent more time straightening the hood to get it nice, lots of prep for little time of spraying. Got the body sealed and 2 coats of base. Bugs started to become an issue so we held off for the night. Found a small section of ripples on the passenger quarter where I didn't do much body work. Figures that you couldn't feel it but its showing now. Other then that, all of the repaired areas are flawless. And I am very pleased how it all turned out. After paying the painter, supplies, and rentals.. I'll have about $2200 into it. So for the price its fair. More pictures to come tomorrow after 2 more coats of base and we lay clear. But here she is with some color on.

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  2. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Bad day, had some setbacks but everything is painted and cleared. Had to redo the clear on the hood and decklid and in the process, ran out of plastic at 9:45 on Sunday night. So we removed the 2 parts to set aside and paint separately, and while doing that I nudged a florescent light bulb that fell off and shwacked the fresh quarter paint gouging out a eraser size chunk and coating the side in that funky white stuff. Then noticed while the car was outside a short bit for some cleanup, a bird dookied on the fender. I figured I would have a month of fresh paint before anything happened, and the first pictures I get to post of the clear coat are right after the bulb incident. Where's the Tylenol..

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  3. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    Holy schnike!!! When it rains it pours! :mad:
     
  4. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Coming home
     

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  5. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    Jake said I had to post one with his truck in it. Haha...
     

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  6. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Have to admit the car is far from perfect. But its all one color now and rust free, so I have that on my side. I can pick out the issues pretty easy, but it takes some effort for the average Joe to see it. Keeping in mind this is my 1st attempt on a restoration, it could have came out worse. We'll have to see what happens after the wetsand and buffing.

    On a funny note.. Had a group full if youngins confuse my Buick for a 69 charger while on the trailer on the ride home. I'm still cracking up about that one
     
  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    "Nuhuh man, that's a 69 charger!" "Sweet!!" :D:D:D
     
  8. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    Justin are you putting the vinyl top trim back on ? I have some of the stainless mouldings if you need them. Let me know

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    And nice job!!
     
  9. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Thanks! I still have my original chrome laying around. But if I'm missing something I'll let you know. :beer:
     
  10. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Been a bit since I updated, so here are some pictures from the day I brought her home. 2 residences and 5 other vehicles later I'm still truckin along. Wet sanding is going slow but its getting done. The new color is still a bit of a shock but it looks sweet in the sunlight. Hoping to get everything done concerning the body by July, then have time to work the bugs out before BPG. Almost there..

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  11. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Had a panel that had a spot so bad that birds could bathe in it after a rain storm. So I decided to take a grinder to my fresh paint to fix the problem. Stinks to do the same job twice, but worth it in the end.

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  12. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Paint on! (Again)

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  13. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Mostly put back together. Need to redye the top, put on the top moldings, and swap the trans. Getting there!


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  14. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    I dig the black steelies with the dog dishes. I almost did that with my car.
     

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  15. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Thanks! I had thought about painting the wheels body color when this was going down, but I really like the way the black breaks up the rest of the green.
     
  16. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

  17. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Thanks bud!
     
  18. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Tranny swap, threw in a shift kit for grins.. Accidentally drilled the kit for the heavy street strip mode.. So let's see what happens.

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  19. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    did you get the 200-4r in?
     
  20. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Actually had to take it back out. I was having some pressure issues with it even after a couple of tricks. So the th350 is staying in till the 2004r gets sorted out.
     

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