BUILD THREAD Project Olds Cool (Updated 9/15/19) Hood Bodywork Done!!

Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

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Feb 2, 2015
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It's after noon. You can crack open a beer now.
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Nope, just trying to make up for lost time!

Looks great isn't it awesome having the vinyl top gone? The roof line turned out great on my 88, that alone makes a big difference. I just ran out of patience and motivation for the rest.
Yep, I was all too happy to finally be gone with it. If you remember way back, it was the damage on the roof from the vinyl top that kickstarted this whole thing...

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Looking good D the technique you used on the moldings isn't what I expected you were going to use but it worked out very nicely. by the way I didn't forget my life is just been chaos I talked to my cousin about the grill. He basically told me I needed to come up and look myself.
No worries Eric, whenever you’ve got the time and chance to. I know you’ve got much bigger things to worry about right now, go and be with your daughter. She needs you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Gonna have a bid war on that cuz i want it :D
I’m open to reasonable offers gentlemen! PM me if anyone’s serious.
 
Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

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Feb 2, 2015
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Got a couple of little things done tonight, starting with the header panel. It would seem I got a couple of ugly primer “shadows” on the underside from when I set it up on the old paint cans for the initial priming:

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Obviously my OCD wouldn’t stand for that, so after a quick scuffing down with red ScotchBrite, I fogged on some VHT satin black to fix it. Looks a little better than stock, but then that seems to be a recurring trend with this thing.

It’s a little glossy still in this pic, but it’ll dry to a nice satin sheen.

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While I was waiting for that to dry, I unmasked the steering wheel. I fully expected it to, but unfortunately the tape removed some of the color from the grip as it came off:

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Yeesh. Not the end of the world though, as I plan on taking it in for an appraisal and possibly estimate of what it’s gonna take to have the grip refinished and redyed. Maybe even today.

In the meantime, I swapped out the cracked horn button that came with it for mine (which is mint), and reassembled it. Looks not too bad, but will easily look 200% better once the grip is restored.

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I was mainly concerned with having the spokes fixed up and looking good for now, and I think I’ve achieved that.

To round off the evening, I threw the header on loosely just for sh*ts n giggles. I wanted to get an idea of how the front end was gonna look with the brushed headlight bezels, so I laid them in place too.

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All I can say is wow! What a completely different look it’ll be. Now I’m looking forward to getting the rest of it installed, but first I have to complete the brushed effect on the grilles.

Thanks as always for checking in on things guys, that’s it for now.

D.
 
ssn696

ssn696

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Wow. So many would have given up at the sight of that. That's not cancer - that's gangrene!
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Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

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Feb 2, 2015
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Wow. So many would have given up at the sight of that. That's not cancer - that's gangrene!
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Yep, it was probably as bad as I’ve ever seen. I managed to fix it though, amazingly.
It was so bad and so far gone, you could actually see the roof supports through on the inside once the top was removed. To this day I have no idea how the headliner never got wet, and how the inside never got any water damage.
😕
 
Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

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Feb 2, 2015
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It's a damned good thing you painted under the header panel! The first thing I do is flop down on the ground, and look up between the bumper and core support! :banana:
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69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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Should have just painted eyes on those paint can marks so when fleming442 looked up your skirt, which he's prone to do, he'd have a set of eyes looking back at him making him hopefully shat his pants. So we can all laugh at him.
 

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