I haven't posted in a long time but I'm on here several times a day. I would like to thank everyone on here who I stole ideas from while building FFR6840. It's been a little over 3-1/2 years since I started this great project and it has been a very enjoyable experience except for the body work and paint. I will never paint another car but then I think this is my last one anyway. Did 2 street rods before. The colors are "Arrest-Me-Red" and "Orion Silver, 5 base coats and 5 clear coats. The chassis is done, in fact I have put 30 miles on it as a go cart. I have a 67, 289 Hypo for a motor, 5 speed Tremec and the 3:55 3 link rear suspension. The thing goes like a raped ape. Once I cut and buff the body and get it all back together "again" I'll post some more pics.
FF6854 - Completed 7/12/12 SOLD 8/28/2012
Levy 5-link, Levy Billet LCA's, Willwood 6/4's, Levy DA Konis, SAI mod
LR narrowed 8.8, Comp Bumpsteer. Stage 5.5 408W, Super Alloy T-5+, Ron Davis Cooling System, LR Custom Headers and Sidepipes. Performance Automotive Paint.
Build pics below: http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/03SC/
Really nice work!
If those pictures are before cut and buff, you really laid that clear on nicely.
We did our own paint and body so I think I know how you feel.
For some reason I really like red and silver.
Yes the pics are before cut and buff. This is the first time I've used Sherwin Williams paint and even tho I doubted the outcome I feel great about the way it came out. By the way I used a $30.00 HF gun with a 1.4 tip for the clear. Thanks for the kind comments from all.
MK4 delivery 12/17/11
Build thread: HERE
Epic First start video HERE
427w ford racing, stainless headers, 3link, tko600, 3.55 gears, Jim Inglese weber intake system and a custom paint job from Jeff Miller!
Type 65 Coupe Ordered 01/17/13
Build thread: HERE
347 w. stack injection, IRS, Levy arms, Levy front and rear brakes
Can you tell us about the type of paint booth you used?
Sure can. I built a 14' x 20' booth inside my garage out of 2x4s and sheeted the outside with 3-m painters film. I used masking tape on the corners then stapled into the masking thru the plastic for strength. The 3-m film is very thin so you have to be careful. In one end I put a 20"x20"x1" filter for air coming in and on the other end I mounted a 20x20 box fan into the framing about half way up for the exhaust. I experimented with different filters while doing the base coat and found the $1.35 filters did a better job than the $11.00 ones. Those plugged up too quick and didn't allow much air flow. The cheap one's I changed every time I sprayed. The booth was time consuming and a pain to build but I did it this past winter when I couldn't do much else.
Thanks to all of you for the nice comments on the paint.
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