AceAndrew

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Well, I've been absent from this thread, but have kept pretty busy!

 

 ADAMS Autosport is an actual "thing" with an actual website now (posted that thread not to long ago).  More parts are in process, and more tutorials are incoming.  

https://adamsautosport.com
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One of the things that the car needed was a rebuilt heater core, so that was tackled over the last couple weeks.

 

Here's a before shot.

 

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Here's a couple after shots.  

 

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There is a tutorial I just finished on the website for anyone who needs it.
https://adamsautosport.com/information/tutorials/bmw-2002-heater-core-rebuild/

 

The car is coming along as well.  I just finished laying out my fitting locations for the fuel/brake lines.  They need to be tacked down and covered with body sealer before the Wurth Schutz gets sprayed on.

 

After getting a lot of input I ended up using Southern Polyurethane's epoxy primer for the interior and underbody.  Taking an concours/hotrod trick, I'm brushing the stuff on.  Very very impressed with SPI as a whole, it is a neat company with great quality product.

 

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It allows for a little thicker coverage/protection.  The dry time is longer, and the time it takes to brush it on is longer, so it isn't economical for paint shops (generally speaking).

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Things are moving forward, this paint prep process is taking a lot longer than anticipated (surprise surprise).

 
With the bottom, wheel wells, and interior now painted in epoxy primer it's time to start applying the Wurth undercoating.  Wurth carries their gray version again, so I got six cans to do the underside and wheel wells.  
 
First coat will be natural gray color, but for the second and third coats I'm going to try to tint the undercoating Taiga and see how it works.  The spec sheet says it can be tinted up to %30, so we will see how it works out.  
 
The first coat in the wheel wells is done.  However, before I start the underbody the final bit of welding needs to be done.
 
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Note the cut-out.  This is wear the Oil Cooler will be mounted.  
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Also finished the first production run of the new Internal Headlight Covers.  Can't wait to see these painted!
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15 hours ago, AceAndrew said:

Things are moving forward, this paint prep process is taking a lot longer than anticipated (surprise surprise).

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Hey - looking good, Andrew. I know that view and texture (from my Bristol car).

 

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Which Wurth product are you using? Would that wrinkle finish be appropriate for inside the trunk on the shock towers? or is it to tacky. 

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On 9/7/2018 at 3:47 PM, mgben said:

Which Wurth product are you using? Would that wrinkle finish be appropriate for inside the trunk on the shock towers? or is it to tacky. 

 

Agh, sorry for not responding sooner Ben.  I'm have used Wurth Stoneguard Grey and Black.  The grey should be easier to tint with Taiga-colored paint.

 

The actual finish texture depends on you.  Lower air pressure = thicker "globs" (that's a technical term), so you can extrapolate from there.  Back on page ten you can see what we did with texturing the trunk and rockers.

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Final Fab Day 12.1.18

 

This past Saturday I rolled the chassis closer to the welder and the last of the fabrication was finished. Namely, bolts were welded into the floor.  They will act as studs for what will be the fuel/brake hardline retainer tabs.  I’m using retainer tabs found on E30's/E28's for a clean setup. A couple wayward screw holes were welded closed, and the old speaker holes on the rear seat support were patched.

 

45475913044_8e805872b0_c.jpgIMG_5332 by Adams Autosport, on Flickr

 

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In the engine bay, I bent up a little extra reinforcement bar and welded it into place.

 

45475910604_b71a06d062_c.jpgIMG_5334 by Adams Autosport, on Flickr

 

With that done, I used a brush and some Wurth Seam Sealer to close up the floor drain holes.  Also brushed the inner front fenders, rear inner fender wells, and a couple other spots.

 

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Undercoating 12.5.18:

 

I've been getting geared up for the colored part of the undercoating process for a while!  It's the first chance at seeing some color on the car! So off to the store I went with a piece of Taiga sheet metal from a parts car.  Between the sample and Taiga color code (072) the paint shop was able to mix up 2 quarts for the project.

 

This whole experiment was a bit of a fun learning experience for me, I haven’t done any colored processes before and was a little nervous at the thought of a worst case scenario that included all $350 worth of supplies in the trash.  The idea of coloring the undercoating itself is pretty straight forward. With the undercoat colored all the way through (rather than just paint over top of the coating), future chips/gouges are less likely to stand-out.

 

Masked off the car with some riveting Spanish newspaper.

 

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Stoneguard

 

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Paint! (mixed 4:1:1 w/ hardener and reducer)

 

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The lab station

 

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All mixed up!  The batches were done 2 quarts at a time.

 

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And ACTION!  There was a little learning curve, the gun didn’t want to cooperate at first as the mixture was a little too thick.  Once that was corrected by a little dilution, everything went great. In total the undercarriage received two-to-three-ish coats.  All in, six bottles of Stoneguard were used and around a quart and a half of paint.

 

A little color peeking through, this was a pretty involved little session, so no photos were taken of the actual work being done.

 

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I did a little touch up this morning and pulled off the masking tape!  It feels fantastic to finally have some color on the car!

 

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12 hours ago, AceAndrew said:

I did a little touch up this morning and pulled off the masking tape!  It feels fantastic to finally have some color on the car! 

 

Looks great, Andrew. -KB

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This will surely be the first non-Turbo non-Tii car to reach and surpass $150K in value :)

 

How's it coming brotha?

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On 2/10/2019 at 12:56 AM, Drosselhebel said:

This will surely be the first non-Turbo non-Tii car to reach and surpass $150K in value :)

 

How's it coming brotha?

 

Well, haha, we'll see.  I'm just going to enjoy the bajeebus out of it.

 

Since the car was taken to the paint shop, a lot has happened. 

 

I interviewed at least four paint shops before deciding to use RW Enterprises in Hawthorne.  He painted @Schnellvintage's 2002, which turned out stunning (to the tune of winning SoCalVintage the year before last).  The quality I saw on the various other cars was fantastic (he had some very nice Porsche's and restomod muscle cars inside).  There was a waiting list that meant a 6 month window before he had room, small price to pay.  As a fun note, his lead paint guy used to be the lead paint guy for Vector (remember them!?).

 

Yesterday the base coat went on.  The interior will get light "overspray", similar to factory.

 

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Just a quick correction Andrew...
RP Enterprises...
Looks amazing !!!! Can’t wait to get my 67 1800 over there..
Cheers,
Matt


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