My next build thread "the mutt" (63 Corvair Spyder)

Discussion in 'All Non-Euro Cars' started by vw to bimmer, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Choose the best hood which was a 64 also, got it all sanded and ready for primer:

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  2. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Everything but the doors are in epoxy primer. The doors are being shipped from California, none of mine were worth saving.

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  3. BlackGTI

    BlackGTI Well-Known Member

    Nice progress. Are you trying to get it on the road this summer?
     
  4. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Not this summer, have way too much to do. I am doing a total rebuild of the transmission, engine. I could if I use one of the engines that I have in my shed, but I have decided to do a 100% rebuild.
    Also, I have to redo the interior, all new seat covers, interior panels etc. I need to spread the cost out over the year! Bad enough primer and paint supplies will put me over $1000 o_O
     
  5. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    What paint are you using?
     
  6. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    The Base Coat is PPG DBC, The rest of the supplies are from Southern Polyurethanes, good quality and not PPG price. Unfortunately the Gallon of PPG base was $725.... I am going with BMW estoril blue metallic. With white interior and top.

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    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Got the featherfill surfacer sprayed today. Now more sanding....

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  8. rabbit20v

    rabbit20v BRIDGE!

    Ah yes, forever sanding. I remember those days.
     
  9. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    So the feather fill is just something that will help the filler stick better? Instead of going right over the epoxy primer?
     
  10. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    The feather fill is like a very heavy fill and sand. The advantage is that it does not shrink. Fill and sand primer does and I have see sand scratches show up after about a year when it shrinks. Hopefully this will prevent that from happening.
     
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  11. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Well got a little satisfaction today! Seeing paint is my favorite part.

    I painted the underside of the hood and trunk, dash and engine compartment.

    The pictures do not do the paint color justice, in real life it is a bit darker with tons of depth. Probably the engine compartment pic gives the best idea of contrast in the different light conditions.

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  12. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    Latest update:

    Almost everything painted, except trunk.

    Here is the doors with ermine white interior.

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    Hood and engine lids with more interior pieces:

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    The Body:

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    Still have color sanding and buffing to complete.
     
  13. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

  14. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    I you can't tell my internet has been down for a while and I have to catch up posting.

    Turned out pretty good for a driveway paint job.

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    Couldn't find my mounting clips of the letters..... They have to be in one of the 500 boxes with corvair parts in them :D

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  15. rabbit20v

    rabbit20v BRIDGE!

    Looking forward to seeing this in person.
     
  16. vw to bimmer

    vw to bimmer The Krazy Professor

    The plan is to drive it next summer! I am hoping I can get 200 hp out of this puppy! We will have to have an air cooled race. :D
     

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