72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. chiefsb30

    chiefsb30 Silver Level contributor

    Wow, this is really amazing. And what a neat car to be doing it on. I wish I had that level of skill!
     
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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Looks like someone sat a little too hard on the hood.
     

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  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    After a couple hours of scraping the mile-thick clear/red base off the top, I found a high build primer that was about as thick as a credit card. Under that was more primer, and what appears to be the factory paint with remnants of black stripes.

    I started off scraping that top coat of with a 4" razor blade. I literally just flaked off in sheets. The remaining layers had to be chemically removed. Once I get the majority of that off, I will DA everything. Disassembly will take place, and I will continue with the jambs.
     

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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Couple more hours in the garage tonight...
     

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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Finished the major stripping. Now on to the jambs...I pulled the hood, fenders, and windshield this afternoon to get ready to continue the fun.

    The seal on the windshield was like hot mozzarella cheese. It would have stretched longer, but I ran out of room to move. Solid cowl, though! Too bad I can't say the same for the right fender corner. Someone brazed a piece of metal into the RH door corner as well.
     

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  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Blew the doors off and starting zipping paint and seam sealer off the cowl...
     

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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    We have primer...
     

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  8. Duane

    Duane Member

    Looking Good Adam.
    Duane
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks Duane...I have to buckle down if I want to get this done by mid November.
     
  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    I know what you're saying. I think we both have some hectic times ahead of us.
    Duane
     
  11. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    Keep it up, I am watching......BTW, can I have it when you're done....lol....In Line!
     
  12. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    I knew Armin L. and his GSX. I, almost, bought it before Armin in the early 80's. It was being sold in the $4K Cdn range. Back in the early 80's, GSXs were being sold in the under $5K range. My cousin bought a 1970 GSX with non-Stage 1 motor for $3700. It unfortunately had a 1973 motor in it, which he changed out after having a 1970 455 rebuilt for it.

    If interested, I have photos of this GSX, back when Armin owned it, I could scan and upload here.

    Nando.
     
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  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    That would be awesome! Thanks
     
  14. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes!!
     
  15. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    That would be awesome!!!
     
  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Laid the first coat of polyester primer to block in a few days. Also started body work on the doors. I'd love to hear the life story of these things...
     

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  17. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Looking good Adam, i've sprayed two gallons of Slick Sand myself past few days,..if people were to come over and moved when we moved doing this stuff they would understand why it cost what it does. What paint did you decide on? I sprung for Sikkens on the 66 Chevelle Im doing now $2k for base and clear...
     
  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I found another supply shop that has Spies Hecker paint. Going to try getting it mixed there. I talked to him today and he said it shouldn't be an issue. I typically get my base paint from TCP, but it's not a very high quality paint. It lays fine, though. I cover it with a high quality clear if I use it, though.

    I picked up 2 gallons of Evercoat Super Build today....probably going to use every drop of it on this car.
     
  19. Duane

    Duane Member

    The shell looks really good Adam. Those body lines really look crisp now.
    Duane
     
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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    That's a testament to the reproduction quarter panel you're seeing. I haven't done anything to enhance those lines...but it shows up really crisp. Almost too crisp.
     

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