68 Newport almost ready for paint.
We've been working on this 68 Chrysler Newport convertable and finially got the rust repaired and the old body work redone. The top picture shows the vehicle stripped, Picklex 20 applied, body work is finished and the car is masked ready for primer. The bottom picture shows that the car was epoxy primed then a 2K filler primer applied then guide coated. We are now in the process of block sanding prior to painting. I hope to have paint on this car next week and completed by the end of the month if parts don't become a problem.
That car is sweet, I really want to see it when you finish it... Is it yours or a customers? BC/CC or single-stage??
Had a 67 Newport Custom
Len; maybe you can create a photo work-along in lieu of "102". You certainaly do enough resto work so taking the right pictures along the way like you did here with some explanations and closeups would help many people.
You could even do it on this car if you have some photos of earlier work involving the rust rot repair or maybe another car. You could show a project, zoom in on the operation with a before, during and after shot with brief text and tools used.
Then, load them all into your Windows or other pictures, create a slide show, copy to CD rom and sell them at a reasonable price. Many on the site without benefit of "seeing" would really get a lot out of it.
I've taken shots of many jobs I've done but never the entire process on one vehicle. I enjoy flipping through them and on cars I bought to fix and sell I still wonder what the hell I was thinking. Like my cousin keeps telling me, "you marry the cars". Luckily I don't do this for a living. Regards. Henry
It's going to be purely stock with a single stage urethane that will be a light tan. I doubt that the owner will use it much, probably a weekend driver and car show exibit.
I've been taking a lot of pictures of this job so I'll probably put together some type of story page if I get the time. The problem is that when I do the work I don't have time to do much web construction but I'll try to put this one together even though I have a Road Runner coming in right after this job. Here's a quick look at one spot on the Newport.
Originally Posted by Henry
Thanks for the suggestion.
Nice work ther Len! Cut n replace is a specialty of mine in the shop!
I like to see a job done with as little bondo as posable. I see so many that full coat the whole car. Excesive in my opinion. Like I said good job maybe some of the other guys will take notes. :cool:
I think that would be a very good idea going through a project from srart to finish, maybe you could pick up a car at a auction cheap and when you finish sell the car and make a little cash on the vidio too. just a thought
Newport any closer to being done??
Well I made a mistake. I primed the car then didn't have time to cut in the jambs so I had my helper block sand the car BEFORE the jambs were shot. So then I had to protect the exterior surface from overspray when I shot the jambs. I guess that's the price you pay for not doing things in the proper order.
The picture below shows how extensive the protection needed to be before the jambs were painted. This picture was taken a couple days ago and now the car has been unmasked and the underside of the lids were painted and will go on tomorrow.
Don't let me rush you, but any pics of this yet Len? I saw your post that it is sprayed already.
That's usually the way I do it. I don't like to be priming the exterior when the jambs are already done. I usually don't mask the exterior quite as much as you did in you picture.....I'll usually give the exterior a wash with reducer right after I paint the jambs to take off any overspray that wasn't masked.
That's a nice looking car....a bit bigger than todays vehicles. Those big 2 dr Chryslers on the early 70's had one humungus quarter panel.....
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A little off the subject, but yeah man!! Those big Newports and Imperials (mine was a '69 Imperial LeBaron 2-door!!) can cruise!! The only big car that didn't handle like a big car. That torsion bar front suspension made them very resistant to 'lean' when turning. I'm not saying that they are sports cars, just more of a pleasure to drive than any Caddy or LTD I ever drove. Hope I didn't start something...
Who's gonna pay
for all that paper, tape and time you wasted?? This stuff don't grow on trees. Haven't you learned anything from all the people who post here?
Could not resist Len. Later. Henry