Hope your parts list is coming along as well. ^^^ Having the parts is definitely half the battle, and something always seems to be missing.
Excel is pretty much done, but I was really hoping that ProEFI would answer a different question I sent them first. That hasn't happened, so I'll just wait until it is actually on the road here.
This is the big bad body work update post. I've done more than enough sanding, primer, more sanding, fixing, primer, primer sealer, more sanding, etc. etc. for a lifetime. But at least you can see a small portion of what I've been up to on it.
Wasn't sure how adding the dual exhaust would work out
hacked off the one from my old bumper
welded it in
turned out good for just using wide tip on my soldering iron, and should be strong as stock piece now
Either the guy who sold it neglected to mentioned the fender was repaired/purchased on a scratch and dent sale, or brand new Vertex fenders have a ton of low/high spots and people should be checking these on their guide coats. The right side especially had some pretty serious ridges that took effort to clean up
primer/seal coat - more block sanding in store - yay.
Spoiler raised a little and blended in. Couldn't really find spoiler that I loved
Pic a few coats in... Had 5 fans, one in rafters pointing down, two blowing out formed to a different poly sheet in bottom, my man door converted to bunch of furnace filters to replace the air, and couple I have more permanent in my garage bringing outside air in and out.
Mid base coat, checking for mottle/uneven/striping... took at least 8 coats and a drop coat for me to be happy on final. Not sure if it was the low temp, or just the brand (Valspar/House of Kolor), but it took 2-3 light/binder coats or the solvents would pop out. I read a guy on here with his yellow IS had issues with House of Kolor. Happy in the end, but took some learning for me to get used to it.
Color is the most similar to Liquid Blue like the Ford show cars that I like and could find. Has a fair amount of effect additive and goes from darker blue to very white/sapphire in a bit of light. door gaps not readjusted yet
Couldn't handle opening the door to blue... even the front window was out along with pretty much all interior right now. I don't like tape lines, but blend as best I can. Defintely was not going to try to do jambs and paint at same time.
Turned out fairly well, but again, not ideal temp. Going to try another block sand on the clear and flow coat the clear in couple days.
Glimpse of the hood mods. Cut with 6-7° angle, welded in some metal, welded in thicker ridge at front of scoop so it would look less cheap, filled it in, generally spent too much time on it...