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sigtauenus
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From: Beaufort, SC
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posted 08-09-2002 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure we've been over this a hundred times, but for those of you who completely disassembled your car, like this guy did in the link below, what order did you to assembly/paint in, and would you do it that way again?

http://www.mendhams.com/cars/Disassemble.htm

I'd really like to do my car over again in pretty much the same order this guy did, ie, media blast entire car, prime, shoot interior/truck/jams, assemble the suspension/drivetrain, and then paint the exterior. However, I'm very concerned about spending all that time detailing the engine compartment and suspension only to get overspray on it from painting the exterior. At the same time, I don't want to go having the entire car with a nice paint job on it and ruin the paint job with scratches or dents by bumbling around on the reassembly.

Any takes on it?

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-09-2002 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a nice job!! Agree with you about doing the engine compt. after paint and painting with engine out of car. Also, I wonder how he covered up the bottom. It can be done, and final touchup after. Certainly the media blast top and bottom is a good idea, and interior IF it needs it. Of course, more is often revealed when the car is COMPLETELY stripped. I said car, not girl friends LOL! One thing I noticed...when the car was in primer awaiting paint..saw no evidence of paint applied to the BACK of headlight bodies. Would want those painted OFF of car. I guess the jury's out on what procedure to follow. For some, it's overkill, others may paint the car disassembled. The springs, suspension, rear end, etc can be protected with alum foil wrapped and crunched around them. It depends on what YOU are willing to do yourself. Getting to know you, would say that you'd do quite a bit yourself. I'd like to see more of those sites. It was good.

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John Z
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posted 08-09-2002 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually the car was restored by Glazier's Mustang Barn and IMHO they have an excellent reputation. They have done enough cars to have it down to a science. They also are professionals so the project doesn't linger for years.

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sigtauenus
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posted 08-12-2002 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry I haven't been around all weekend, I took a jet on the road and got stuck in Key West. I'm still sitting here waiting for some maintenance guys to rescue me. Oh well, guess another afternoon on the beach and then Sloppy Joe's for some drinks tonight.

Anyhow, you're correct about Glazier's, I got the link from their site. I guess even though the pictures turned out nice, I'd like to see that car up close to have an idea how all the "details" turned out with overspray and hitting everything commonly missed.

Pete, right on about me doing alot!!

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