69 GS Stage1 Lime Green Hardtop

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 18, 2021.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No Sir...it's patiently waiting its turn in the big shop. Its current job is carburetor rebuild workbench. I have one car in front of it right now for paint work. I am hopeful to have this one in the paint shop by Mid to late September or October at the latest.
     
  2. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    We'd hate to see October leave us without an update :D
     
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  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Well, it made it up to the body shop. That's about it.

    I'm sweating a little bit trying to finish up this 57 Roadmaster so I can deliver it in Chicago by MCACN. Also the two cars that are going to MCACN need wrapping up. And 3 stainless projects have to be done by then, too. So this one will probably get going full bore in the beginning of December.
     
  4. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Pictures or it didn't happen:)
     
  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    :D
     

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  6. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    That's more like it. TY
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Interior and all glass is removed. Starting to strip paint tomorrow. Looks like no primer under black paint, so likely won’t take a million years to blast through 43 layers of paint (like most of the cars that roll in here).
     

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  8. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    I see you ended up buying the Eastwood tool. What do you think?
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Rips off a lot of material at once, which i like. I still have to go over the metal with 80 grit on a DA, so it really just speeds up the process without the chemical mess like stripper did. And the strippers now suck...so those are out. And they smell god awful.
     
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  10. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Sounds like you have you hands full, and you are kicking butt. Keep up the great work.
     
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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I caved and used chemical stripper. Blopped it on as thick as possible and covered with plastic. 45 minutes later it scooped right off with a plastic filler spreader. One additional coat and 15 mins set time got the remainder of the old green paint. Only thing left was primer and the stripper didn’t touch it. So I zipped it off with the wire wheel.

    The Eastwood tool doesn’t like lacquer paint…just kind of wipes it and smears. It generates a lot of heat, too…so that’s a concern for panel warpage.

    Anyway, I’m blowing apart the car before I prep the panels with 80 grit so I can handle them without getting my filthy mitts on fresh metal. Parts are getting bagged and shipped to owner to plating.
     

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  12. Adam C

    Adam C Enjoy the Ride!

    I have an original green 69 that i just changed to black:D
     
  13. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Lime? What color was the interior?
     
  14. Adam C

    Adam C Enjoy the Ride!

    I think so, will check the colour code. It had a parchment interior.
     
  15. Adam C

    Adam C Enjoy the Ride!

    It was code 59 Lime green poly
     
  16. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    You need to subscribe the Antique Automotive Service Youtube channel.

     
  17. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    In my world, V8Buick is the one stop shop for all that is GS :D
     
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  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Body is in 2K primer. Time to stuff it to the side so I can start on fenders, doors, trunk and hood.
     

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  19. rkammer

    rkammer Gold Level Contributor

    I enjoy keeping up with your progress. Never used to like green cars until I ended up with this one. My '70 Seamist seems very much like your Lime 69.
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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Doors, hood, and trunk lid are in final block session before 2K surfacer. When those are in 2K, I'll take care of the fenders. I find it more palatable to take smaller bites with parts of the car, as opposed to trying to body work everything at the same time. No exciting pics, just more gray stuff.
     
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