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[…]

February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk

Through January I did some extra work for some extra cash (for extra parts for the Jag). As a result, I spent very little time in the garage. It has been very cold in North Carolina this winter, and January wasn’t the best time to do much of anything without a good heater. The garage Read more about February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk[…]

November 2002 – Various small parts

Right Engine-Tranny Cover A previous owner of the car must have been a happy owner of a pneumatic cutting tool, because he made some interesting cuts to gain access to the transmission or the transmission bell housing. It’s not particularly clear what exactly required such invasive and destructive work to be done. I was thinking Read more about November 2002 – Various small parts[…]

November 2002 – Right sill stiffeners, rear bulkhead, some priming

Right Sill Stiffeners After the manufacture and installation of the sill end pieces on the right sill, I installed the front and rear sill stiffeners. These are littlemore than brackets that fit below the door frames — below the “B”-pillar in the rear and below the structure that holds the door hinges. They turn the Read more about November 2002 – Right sill stiffeners, rear bulkhead, some priming[…]