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I got the first coat of Duplicolor bed liner on the underside of the body with 1 more coat to go + a couple extra coats for the wheel wells. I used 2" chip brushes and it went pretty well. I stayed pretty clean and used rubber gloves. My elevated body buck is close to being fire wood.
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I got the second coat of Duplicolor Bed Armor applied today. It went alot quicker due to it being much cooler than during first round. It was about 93 during the first coat today it was around 72 and cloudy. I still have the extra coats to do in the wheel wells which I plan on doing tomorrow.
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I was able to get the parting lines on the front fenders and nose knocked down a bit today. I left them a bit high but a lot smoother than they were. The nose from above the headlight openings down to the bottom lip were very rough but look a lot better now. I'll do the cowl and from the rear of the door openings to the tail end hopefully tomorrow. Everything looks a lot better now, just wanted to tidy it up since I plan to drive it in gel coat for a year or so before I can get it to Mr. Kleiner.
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Finished up the parting lines today. As I said in the last post I'm not doing finish body work just trying to make the parting lines look OK. All the work done today was after going to H/F to exchange the D/A I got on Sat. I used it for 2-3 hrs. on Mon. and today it would not work. I guess you get what you pay for.
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A couple of friends who live close to me stopped by today. Henry brought his Mk 4 with his flip front end and Tom brought his sweet Mk 3. Makes me more motivated to get mine on the road.
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Body Undercoating

I got the first coat of Duplicolor bed liner on the underside of the body with 1 more coat to go + a couple extra coats for the wheel wells. I used 2" chip brushes and it went pretty well. I stayed pretty clean and used rubber gloves. My elevated body buck is close to being fire wood.
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I did a little work on the drivers door today and it fits a lot better than before. I plan to finish it tomorrow and may work on the passenger door.
 

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Back at it yesterday, I finished the basic trim of the drivers door and installed the latch. I had done the modifications to the latches to improve them but after installation it was not nearly as easy to operate as it was before I installed it. More work on that today and on to the passenger door and latch also.
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I got the passenger door rough trim done and door installed. Also got both latches installed and working great. I intend to drive the car for a year or so before taking it for finish body work and paint planning on Mr. Kleiner and I'll let him do the finish fitting on all panels.
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Nice work JR.


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phileas fogg came by yesterday to help me fit the body. He trimmed more off of the rear end of the trunk walls and the rear edge of the trunk floor. The body now fits a lot better. Today I was able to get the front body mounts and the overrider bolts in and tightened. Thanks to Da bats advice on how to whack the left front outrigger with a 2x4 and a 5lb sledge over about 1/2"-3/4" everything lined up pretty nice. The front of the body is anchored very nicely if only temporarily.
 

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Great seeing you yesterday JR. Don't forget to measure from shock mount to fender lip!
 

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Thanks for the reminder John, I went out this morning and measured and I get 15 3/4" for each side.
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I was able to do a first fit with the trunk lid today and it looks good I think. I may do further trimming but I have to leave something for Mr Kleiner I guess after it has been on the road for a season. I guess I should be thinking about getting on his waiting list.
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I got the headlights installed today. Everything went fairly smooth once I got it figured out.
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Another day in my garage and after trimming my Replica Parts front aluminum piece it is in and looks pretty good.
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Very nice. Looks like you didn't have to do much trimming at the front?

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Yeah John, I would say I took off close to 3/8" off of the whole front edge and the rear edge in the curved area where it goes from horizontal up the side radiator tanks I'd say I trimmed +/- 1/4". I thought I had it installed crooked but I found the oval body opening lip is wider on p/s than it is on d/s.
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I trimmed mine about the same. At first I wasn't sure how much and didn't want to go too far. I did it in 3-4 steps. It is almost amazing that a flat piece of Al can be made to fit so well.
 
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