October/November 2003 – Primer, block-sanding, coat two

Update: November 12 — It hardly seems worth an additional web page, so I didn’t add yet more pictures of the same old blocking. The focus was on the left door, and I was committed to conquering its waves. The blocking took all of the working weekend, amounting, I would imagine to a good ten-to-twelve Read more about October/November 2003 – Primer, block-sanding, coat two[…]

October 2003 – Paint-primer-with-a-brush hypothesis tested

Paint-primer-with-a-brush hypothesis tested I mentioned at the close of the last entry that I was going to test out whether “high-build” primer could be painted on with a brush and still have it serve its purpose. Well, I didn’t use a typical sprayed “high-build” primer, though I used a “sandable/buildable primer.” The coating is “Tie-Coat Read more about October 2003 – Paint-primer-with-a-brush hypothesis tested[…]

October 2003 – Color choice, subframe & “boot” primer

Color? It’s going to be British Racing Green Ah! to fix dents is easy. You see them, you fix them. You know when it’s right. Not so with color. I know that I have driven my family crazy with this decision, and I can’t but help think that even this decision is, well, provisional — Read more about October 2003 – Color choice, subframe & “boot” primer[…]

September/October 2003 – Block-sanding the POR-15, more tweaking of the bonnet and doors

Why block-sand the POR-15 coating? It’s a fair enough question. The POR-15 coating isn’t going to be the coat to accept the final finish. There’s primer to be applied over the POR-15. So, why block sand at this point, when spraying “high-build” primer at this point would actually make sanding much easier? The answer has a Read more about September/October 2003 – Block-sanding the POR-15, more tweaking of the bonnet and doors[…]

September 2003 – Pistons removed, rear body shell block-sanded

This weekend marks the first year It’s been a full year this weekend since Derek, Aaron, and I drove out to tidewater Virginia to pick up the old car. At that time I was thinking that I’d be driving the car a year after picking it up. But experience has taught me otherwise. I think Read more about September 2003 – Pistons removed, rear body shell block-sanded[…]

August 2003 – Frame temporarily installed to fit bonnet

I’m so pleased that at last the car has a shape that I’ll test your connection speed with a bigger than usual image. This is a temporary fitting of the bonnet, for reasons that are spelled out below. But here it is — the old car in a car-like shape! Frame temporarily installed After getting Read more about August 2003 – Frame temporarily installed to fit bonnet[…]

July 2003 – Left outer sill, bonnet internals

Time has been split this summer between the garden (which is quite abundant this year), a wood floor we’ve been installing, and the old Jaguar. Progress has been slower than I’d hoped, but I guess that’s always the case. This September we’re coming up on the anniversary of picking up the car, and I’m interested Read more about July 2003 – Left outer sill, bonnet internals[…]

June 2003 – Bonnet, outer sill, etc.

Bonnet POR-15 It may have been Thursday night, I forget. Anyway, the forecast for the weekend was rain again, and I wanted to get the bonnet center section and wings sealed with POR-15. So I did that on Thursday night, with the center section in front of the garage and the wings nestled inside the Read more about June 2003 – Bonnet, outer sill, etc.[…]