Archive for August, 2013

Ready to Spray

Tomorrow. 8am.

Tomorrow. 8am.

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Black Steelie

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Just another day at the ODV Ranch

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Fridge Parking (last week)

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The big hosedown

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Darmond doing the finishing touches. Better than the beach he says.

Getting really close to painting time. I can almost taste the urethane.

Swedish Car Day 2013

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Look what Cucumber got!

Had a great time at SCD yesterday. A few of us caravaned up from RI and southeast MA and met another group from the Boston area in Newton.

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Action shot of Frank buzzing by

From there we trucked right in to Larz Anderson. Hot and sunny with an excellent turnout. Luckily some of the better PVs didn’t show so my 444 got the prize.

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Here's most of our caravan

GT is Primed

Well almost. I took a little break but have been on it the last few days. It’s amazing how many dings and chips there are to fill.

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Getting to be one color

As it has become increasingly gray it is looking more and more like Granny, may her tortured rusty body rest in peace.

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My friend Darmond helping out.

Maybe one more day of prep to go and we’ll be ready to shoot. Just need to prep the garage over the weekend. Darmond has shot many cars and assures be that the GT is going to be beautiful even though I’ll be behind the gun…

Bird’s Eye View

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Alex’s shop. He has the ’46 Ford and ’83 242 Turbo. The Ford really does look like a 444, especially in Volvo company

Grill-Drilling Good Time

The GT is still coming along and should be ready for paint next week. My GT grill needs some patch-up work so I needed to take the trim off. Plastic rivets? No problem!

One piece off, many to go

One piece off, many to go

The body of the grill needs to be painted the body color (Volvo #130 metallic silver) so I need to be ready.

Found just the right size bit. One with a pilot end works best.

Found just the right size bit. One with a pilot end works best.

My friend Zo is going to print me some repair pieces on his 3-D printer and I’m going to epoxy them in. Pretty handy!

All done. On to cleaning and epoxy for the many cracks.

All done. On to cleaning and epoxy for the many cracks.

The trim came out very easily- not a tight fit at all. After repainting, all of the trim will be glued back on.