August/September 2004 – Painting, finally!

Painting color, finally! It seems like it’s taken ages too long to get to this point, but the body is finally sporting Opalescent Dark Green instead of blotchy primer grey! It’s been nearly two years since the boys and I fetched the car from Virginia, and it is only now on the way to coming Read more about August/September 2004 – Painting, finally![…]

July 2004 – Priming, sanding, and bonnet again

Moving car shell off rack, bonnet again (17 – 23 July) The weekend of 17-18 July was mainly devoted to lowering the car shell from the wooden rack, cleaning the garage, and moving the bonnet outside. It was, I suppose, rather uneventful, except for the fact that it meant that the car was closer than Read more about July 2004 – Priming, sanding, and bonnet again[…]

May/June 2004 – Color on front frames, suspension, part 1

Color on front frames First, a larger picture than I usually post. I beg forgiveness for the size of the shot, but I figured the compressed GIF image sacrificed too much accuracy in color. Fatter JPEG format will do. The picture shows the color a bit more clearly than the previous shot did, but still Read more about May/June 2004 – Color on front frames, suspension, part 1[…]

January-March 2004 – Plating and spraying color

Part 2: Plating and spraying color One thing up front: the color of the car is not British Racing Green, though it’s close. I decided to go with Opalescent Dark Green, the very color that I liked the best long, long ago. I guess we all go back to our roots. The initial spray appears Read more about January-March 2004 – Plating and spraying color[…]

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[…]