Page 6 The Exterior Body Work:
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Things are going to get dusty. As I start to work my way around. Lots of sanding and filling and grinding. I started with the rear quarter panels and working my way forward.. Can’t avoid those rocker panels any more..
So I made up my mind to use 3 inch pipe. It works ! Very well . Once I cut out all the rusty stuff there’s not much left.. Pipe was the answer. It’s very strong too.. And it will take a lot of abuse. Any one who goes off road will tell you that stuff you drive over flips up and smacks this part of and 4×4.. Quad or buggy.
I’ve been busy for a few days , and I’m happy that the pipe thing worked so well.. Filling and sanding till it looks good.
Nice transition.. I won’t have to hide this.. And look the holes for the interior light button are there.. Plus I managed to rebuild both buttons so I have it all original. Need to paint the inner door frames and clean up ALOT.
Alright.. Dave & I got the hood and doors installed. Even adjusted them to close nice. I also got the seats back from the upholsterer. They look great. I spent the day cutting the cardboard to fit over the rear and the sun roof.. getting ready for painting.. Still got a few touch ups so I’ll be a few days.
Or maybe just one. Jan 7 2016.. And I’m ready for paint
The whole body has been sanded and all the boo boo’s fixed.
Everything is masked off. Hey that’s a cool way to do a top.. I’ve seen a newer Tracker around with a top like that. Don’t need a back seat ! Also good is the weather. It’s warmed up to above freezing.. That means I can vent without sucking in -10 air.
I thought I’d take a photo between the color and the clear coat. Other than the color swatch and taking the lid off the can.. This is my first time seeing the color I chose. Works for me. As close to my quad as I could get. It has silver metallic in it .. If it had green metallic it would be a perfect match.
I waited an hour then stripped the masking off. Never leave the tape on longer than a few days. All sorts of dents and other imperfections can be seen now that it’s shiny. Oh well it’s not a show car. I already spent a lot of time on the body. So it’s time to put things back together.. I like this part 🙂
Here’s a list of the things I’ve yet to do:
Or need to do.. Let’s see if I get R done..
- Install the power lock control
- wire in the two new power plugs
- Install all the weather stripping
- Clean the seats
- Put the carpet and interior back
- Paint the grill and bumpers
- Modify the bush guard
There is lots of little details as well.. but that’s the big stuff.
Time to start a new page with all this putting back together..
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