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Scot was on Vacation this week too.

He is motivated on his 1978 Malibu.

Now that the differential in re-geared, he really got rolling on the Body and paint.

Had original Lacquer factory finish except for the passenger door.

Lacquer is not compatible with todays' products so it must go.

 

He Stripped Roof, Trunk, 1/4 panels, L/door and rocker panels, did some PDR and some Chemical filler work, primed.

We also had a spare pair of fenders and a hood that were dragged back from a trip to Williams/Flagstaff Arizona several years ago.

They too were stripped and repaired.

All priming with a high build primer surfacer.

Passenger door has issues, we have a spare.

Going to strip and see what is really there.IMG_3292.JPGIMG_3293.JPGIMG_3294.JPGIMG_3295.JPGIMG_3296.JPGIMG_3333.JPGIMG_3334.JPGIMG_3337.JPGIMG_3338.JPG

 

This car is a 68,000 mile unit from Pauls Valley Oklahoma, it has a fresh 355 200 4r OD tranny.

Rock solid, dry car, Miss Buela bought it new, one owner, only real damage was the Passenger door, poorly repaired cracked header panel.

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Looking good!thumbsup
Solid cars are the way to go, although I am not actually speaking from any experience with ones like this.rolleyes

Maybe next timecool



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Laquer is not fun to strip! Do you use chemical strippers or lots of sanding discs?

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The current dirt/dust status of main building says "discs"

Glad I bagged the Camaro, much blowing and sweeping to be done.

Busy weekend ahead.

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Needless to say, Scot is far more motivated than I am.

He plays with Malibu regularly, determined to get it DONE!

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As it is a solid color, painting in pieces.

Parts prepped for color.IMG_3993.JPGIMG_3992.JPGIMG_3990.JPGIMG_3989.JPGIMG_3988.JPG



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GO, SCOT, GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looking good.

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Some more color. Remember, he can only seal, rotate out, seal next etc.

Then same rotation for base coat, lastly clearcoat, one at a time.

Some dirt chunks, mosquitos, however, parts have color on them.

Spray area is designed for prep of small areas, light refinish product application.

Obviously, some creativity involved to do more than one part at a time.

Pieces next.

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-- Edited by more ambition than brains on Sunday 12th of May 2024 05:04:18 PM

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looking good!

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I like the color!

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Some color sanding, buffing and a little detail.

Rough reset the doors.

Just ordered trunk, door and roof rail weatherstrip.

Roof rail weatherstrip on backorder, should have ordered sooner.

The multiple parallel projects, 78 Malibu, 66 Elky, 1937 Chev, 1956 Chev LT4, 2006 rusty Silverado, and 2003 8.1 Suburban drivetrain upgrade, do require some economic choices regarding timing of expenses.

Plus, still scrapping some more Suburbans'

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Thanks Larry.

Scot almost did a color change to a green similar to yours, that had been his plan.

If we still had a shop available to spray in a controlled environment, he may have stayed with the "Green" plan.

He had talked about green for years, then decided to stay with the original color.

Hope you are doing OK, any progress on your G-Body?

Feel free to piggyback on this post, with photos or other comments, we can always change the Title to "G-Body Corner" or something like that!

Or update your original thread, if you have been able to play with your car.

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Scot continues his efforts. Built a spray area, using the prep station for ventilation.

Not remotely OSHA compliant, however, it worked really well for body.

No where near enough airflow to be legal.

Does minimize dirt in finish though.

Roof was almost dust free.

Lighting was not very good, and color picked up blue tint appearance from the tarps.

Like spraying with your eyes closed and hoping for the best.

Still, VERY pleased with outcome.

Had been several years since he sprayed anything major.IMG_4101.JPGIMG_4102.JPGIMG_4103.JPGIMG_4104.JPGIMG_4105.JPGIMG_4107.JPGIMG_4108.JPG



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Masked up in the "Booth"

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Looks really good !! Happy to see he has it in color and can start re-assembly.

 



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Looks familiar, and it gets it done.tiphat



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Looks great!
Man, that would be tough to spray in the dark though!!! At least the light color might have been easier to see.

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Rear assembly and detail.

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Looking good!!

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I had the same color 79 back in the late 80's.  It had buckets and a console which was a cool option.  Not so cool option was the 267 V-8 with 2.56 rear end gears.  Slowest vehicle I ever owned. 

 

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