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1967 Wagon Quarter Panel Repair
Part 16 - Heading Off For Paint
May 8, 2010
I was hoping to be able to post this a couple of weeks ago but while I was
prepping the car to go to the body shop for some paint (removed windows and
moldings), the transmission starting leaking badly. As it turns out, the
transmission needed some other work done so there was an almost 3 week delay
in sending it off to the body shop. At this time, I'm not having the entire
car painted (there is still a good bit of rust repair to do on it). They are
only painting the roof and both quarter panels for now which will allow me
to put all the windows back in and make the car more tolerant of rain.
Since I didn't do any work on the roof, you may be wondering why that needs
to be painted now. The reason is that the paint has failed completely from
being exposed to the sun. When I got the car, it was checked. After my
little trip through the desert a couple of years ago, those checks opened up
and let the roof rust. I also lost a couple of nickel and dime sized areas
of paint on that trip. It was really starting to look bad. Here are some
pictures I took of the car before it went to the body shop.
Up next: Finally Back From Paint.
07/28/10 09:02:03 PM