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1974 automatic 4280905. FINISHED

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Last weekend i managed to sandblast most of the surface rust.

What a messy job, expecialy when it is 35 deg outside, the sand stick on your skin, it gets into your ears, your nose, teeth,...

I hauled it with my toyota truck and a big trailer...the bumper on my poor toytoy bented severly...no wonder why, it is so rusted...so i fixed it while i was at my friend machine shop, where i sandblasted the 02 too.

too bad i didnt have my camera, the toytoy looked very small compared to the trailer with the 02 on it !! lol...

I bonded the passenger fender, fiberglass. IT is kinda rough and as usual, dont fit 100%. I had to add some screws so it will "stay", with some persuasion...i think it will be ok after all.

I also took out most of my chrome trims and other trims...gawd...i have so many, i am a bit lost, which one goes where,...

once i will have finished the sort them i will post a for sale add for sure, i have way too many of theses...

So now i am bondoing and sanding. What i like about this car is that the body is VIRGIN !! no multiple layers of surprises.

There will be very few bondo once i will have finished, only to make it "striaght", the usual, roof, looks like a party went over it... and the fiberglass fenders too needs a bit of bondo.

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Man, you're brave. Got to that car right before it rusted away to nothing.

Work looks good though, are you going to keep it Sahara or go with another color?

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The color question is the biggest debate right now.

Sahara is not that bad, but id like to have it something close to "grey mouse" as i use to say, it looks so vintage.

Audi has some nice gray on their TT, i will have my friend who works in a paint store look at it.

Probably Bristol, Fjord or polaris neu.

I will put on early style wheels with hubcaps as well for sure.

Believe me the body is not that bad, ive seen others way more bad, especialy my white one.

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the color i am talking about is aviator gray from Audi (TT)

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today update...

i spent a lot of time adjusting the fiberglass fenders, and making them look straight.

I also fixed the rear left shock tower and also the top of the nose near the rad. That portion has been saw zalled by po for a very obscure reason, probably to reach the nuts of the center grille...i couldnt look straight so i had it sprayed with gravle guard, then the sprayable bondo over that will striaghten it a lot.

Next will be to fix/adjust the front bumper once i will receive some known good source bumper ends.

I still didnt find the source of the one i have. grrrrrr.

Soon i will spray over a coat of spryable light bondo, will get it surfaced straight then primer...i cant wait for this day to come...i am a bit late on this project.

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Its coming along nicely Pat - im enjoying seeing this car coming back to life.

Tom

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Its coming along nicely Pat - im enjoying seeing this car coming back to life.

Tom

Thanks Tom...i am late on that project, i just hope i will finish it by the end of the summer.

For the ones who download the stickers jpg: be warned, they are far from beign perfect, i am not a pro graphist at all, they could benefit from beign reworked/perfected.

Thanks.

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For the ones who download the stickers jpg: be warned, they are far from beign perfect, i am not a pro graphist at all, they could benefit from beign reworked/perfected.

Good thing I'm a designer with a little free time (man, I should be working right now!)

jpegs are low-rez, if you want the high-rez ones download the .zip file here: (2.3Mb)

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For the ones who download the stickers jpg: be warned, they are far from beign perfect, i am not a pro graphist at all, they could benefit from beign reworked/perfected.

Good thing I'm a designer with a little free time (man, I should be working right now!)

jpegs are low-rez, if you want the high-rez ones download the .zip file here: (2.3Mb)

Thanks H_Krix !!

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small update...i didnt spend all the time i wanted...its summer time, vacations, i am lazy, too much beer,...

I removed what was left from under the hood so i can clean the firewall and all the rest.

I was not supposed to go that far under the hood. I told myself...why not.

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First coats of "reface" stuff...light sprayable bondo.

I blocked it all 2 times to mask all imperfections.

This car gona be straight.

It requires a lot of elbow grease as i do it all manualy. Pff !!

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First coats of "reface" stuff...light sprayable bondo.

I blocked it all 2 times to mask all imperfections.

This car gona be straight.

It requires a lot of elbow grease as i do it all manualy. Pff !!

pat...i feel your pain...so far, i've blocked out 2 coats of polyester primer or sprayable bondo as you call it and 2 coats of 2k primer...i've been sleeping in elbow braces for a week...but...i'm just about ready for paint

this reminds me...i need to take some more pictures

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