Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:33 pm

Today was the big day!!!!
Picked her up from the body shop.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:35 pm

More pictures......I'm stoked!
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:56 pm

Can't forget my assistant.....
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71440 gtx » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:19 am

woooooow i :D :beer:
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:23 am

Ever since I saw Bruce's RR on this site, I knew I had to go white with mine. :D

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:31 pm

So the first order of business was to get some protection inside the wheel wells.
Instead of just going with the usual undercoating, I decided to use this stuff.
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Being a truck bed liner, it is tint able, so I bought a quart of W3 enamel to mix into it.
The end result is fabulous! The stuff goes on like butter.
I had to use a smaller roller to apply because a Schutz gun can not spray upside down.
Here's the results....
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:33 pm

I also put her fender tag back on so she can have some identity.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:46 pm

The next step is to get a cut & buff done on the clear coat.
The young guy I found to do it in my garage is great.
This is his daily driver... :shock:
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Here he is hard at work.
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He's coming over on Labour day Monday to finish it off.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71440 gtx » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:47 pm

woooooooooooooooooooooow :beer: :D
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:41 pm

Thanks Kevin - when are you coming down this way to help me assemble it?? :D

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71440 gtx » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:16 pm

i wold love to assemble it :beer: :D
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by sdweatherman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 am

Holy cow man, I just spent 45 minutes going back through your entire thread on this car. Man you have put some time into this baby. But it just proves that anyone with a little ambition and time can do most of the work on a full blown restoration/resurrection and have a quality product in the end. I look forward to seeing the bits and pieces going back on the car now that the paint is done.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:26 pm

Scott, you certainly helped me by supplying the door that I needed :beer: .
Yes its been quite the journey for me. You and the others here can relate as we are doing what we can ourselves to try and save some $$$.
Yes I did fork out quite a bit of $$$ for the body and paint but if I gave it ago myself it certainly wouldn't have turned out the way it is now.

Anyway, once Ryan is done with the cut & buff I do need to touch up the area under the dutchman panel. Not enough paint on it.
I had some enamel paint spray bombs made up and will do that next.
After that it's on to the front end to black out the area behind the grille.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:14 pm

So the cut and polish is complete now. Ryan finished last night at midnight.
He put a final coat of wax on it. This is the stuff he used.
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The car certainly is shinier than before - and when it was painted it was shiny.
These indoor pics may not do it any justice.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:18 pm

I finally was able to get this mounted on the wall in the shop today.
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My wife bought it as a birthday present some time ago - but because the shop was a mess with the underside bead blasting I didn't want to hang it then.
I think it looks good in it's new home.
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