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Offline justfreaky

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Re: Another shot
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2020, 10:26:27 pm »
So, here's a pic for you all.
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2020, 07:29:57 pm »
Stripped away some more history today. Grill shell (sanded) completely done and started on the hood.

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2020, 10:47:57 am »
Steve,

Glad to see that you're making good progress on your Legend car. Looking forwarding to seeing it when it's finally all done.

Keep up the good work and make sure to have fun while you're at it. BTW - Like the VMS T-shirt!

Take care and stay safe! Mark
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2020, 11:48:59 am »
Thanks Mark! Working on getting the hood sanded down. This came from Jim's car (the old lime green and purple paint scheme). lol! He didn't have good luck with that car. All those new rod ends and heims came from VMS as well. ;)

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Re: Another shot
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2020, 03:18:01 pm »
Grill shell and hood all sanded and ready for repairs and primer. On to the body!
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2020, 05:39:08 pm »
Sanded a bunch today. It's interesting to remember some of the paint colors and get the history behind each and every part that is going on the car. Some of the folks I talked to never even remembered the body parts being that color. I am covered in layers of paint dust!!! Eyes, ears, nose, clothes, etc... What an awesome day!!!!

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Re: Another shot
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2020, 04:10:11 pm »
Generator and air compressor are up and running. This should speed things along! To this point, been doing everything by hand.

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2020, 05:21:43 pm »
I got the air scoop, trunk lid and right side door done today. I know that Craig bought the car already painted Yellow. Gel coat was white (of course). next layer was a dark purple, an Army green color, Black, Neon orange, then the neon yellow. Stripped Jim's old hood down; White gel coat, red and lime green. Wish I knew all the history behind all the different colors. Have followed Jim for a number of years, so know his colors. Grill shell I got from Josh Thomas. Many different colors on that as well. I have paint dust in my eyes, ears, nose and some places you all don't want to know about. What a great day!!!

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2020, 07:03:17 pm »
Both doors are sanded now and started on the main part of the body. Cowling is almost done. Sanding at least 5 layers of paint. I think some of these folks got a bit carried away with the thickness. I think they thought the paint was going to fly off the car. LOL!!!! All is going well though. Been busy with the Childhood Cancer Awareness fundraiser this weekend. I think we about ready with that. Still lots to do, and will still have to do a lot of hand sanding yet to come.

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2020, 12:48:35 pm »
Took a few days off for the Childhood Cancer Awareness fundraiser; Which went fairly well. Raised some money for the Ronald McDonald House here in Montana.
Now, back to sanding the rest of the body! I have a few repairs that are going to need done. Anyone have tips or tricks for repairing holes and cracks in the body?

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2020, 05:29:23 pm »
Always nice when you can find the right socket or tool to fix something. LOL! Generator is repaired and spent a couple hours sanding the main body today. About 1/3 done. Takes a while to strip off 5 layers of paint and get right down to the fiberglass. Still looking for tips and tricks to do a few repairs. Been about 40 some years since I've messed with fiberglass. Things are coming along though.

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2020, 03:11:58 pm »
Bought myself an air powered sander with my birthday gift card. Thing works tons better than the power tool sanders!!! Half the car sanded now! These things are pretty damn ugly in bare fiberglass. LOL!

Steve
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Re: Another shot
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2020, 12:56:02 am »
18" of snow and cold. Not getting anything accomplished. New parts from VMS Motorsports today, so feels like Christmas! LOL!!!
Thank You to those that sent me messages on fiberglass repairs! Think I have made a plan to do the necessary repairs. Still a lot of work to do if the weather warms up. Thank You for all the support and encouragement from my racing family! You all keep me pushing forward!!! I know that I will not make any money; But my efforts to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness continues. I finally retired this month. I am looking forward to my volunteer work for Kelly's Closet, providing clothing, diapers, etc... to families in need. I also look forward to continue to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness. We raised a few dollars for Ronald McDonald House last month to help families while their children struggle to fight cancer. They were awesome to work with!!!!

Hope you all have a great off season! Hopeful that next year will bring togetherness and a much happier year to all my racing friends.

Steve
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