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Hey, all. Just a little background on this build. I am helping a good friend rebuild this car from the ground up. He bought the car on EBay back in 2004 and it was supposed to be "in good condition". After 2 years of helping him replace half the front driver side frame rail, shock tower and nearly all the floor pans the car was finally in "good condition". We put in a 5.0 (carbed) with a T5 and a 9" with posi and 3.80 gears. He drove the car for all of about 1 summer and then decided to blow it all apart and paint it....while also starting a family with his new wife. Here we are 10 years later and finally finishing up all the sheet metal work and putting everything in SPI epoxy primer. Well enough talk....time for the pictures!!


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After all the welding, grinding, sanding and then more of the same we finally had the car back on it's wheels with most of the drivetrain installed to set the final gaps.

By the way, the little girl in the pics, my friend's daughter, wasn't even born when we pulled the car apart for paint. Crazy how some projects get drug out.
 

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Once we we got all the gaps set we "referenced" the panels to their mounting points by drilling 1/8" holes in the panel and mounting area. Then we broke it all back down again for application of good ole SPI epoxy primer. We also picked up a turbine HVLP system and it's worked very well so far with very minimal over spray.
 

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Finally got a chance to update this thread. Put down some SPI epoxy on the under carriage followed by some Lizard Skin. All came out pretty good.
 

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After taking the summer months off we were able to get back on this project. Got some SPI epoxy on the interior followed by Lizard Skin sound control. Then added Lizard Skin ceramic insulation to the floorboards and firewall. Should be a quiet and cool cabin area!!!

Now for pics!!
 

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couple questions:
how is the turbine sprayer working out? Ive been checking them out to possibly paint my car.
did the lizard skin and mvl make the difference that they claim?
 

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couple questions:
how is the turbine sprayer working out? Ive been checking them out to possibly paint my car.
did the lizard skin and mvl make the difference that they claim?
Hey, Eldog. The turbine system is great so far but we've only sprayed epoxy primer with it. The system is so efficient with such a small amount of over spray it's really a huge advantage for DIY'ers. Just takes a while to get used to if you are accustom to an air compressor/hvlp system. The warm dry air of the turbine systems can cause some dry spray issues if you're not paying attention. As for Lizard Skin, once you get two coats on the steel the "tin" sound really disappears. As for the insulation performance, that will have to wait till the car is back on the road. Hope that helps!!

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