The front suspension is in the car. It took the help of two friends to mount the k-member with the lower control arms onto the frame, sliding the torsion bars in place. That thing was freaking heavy!
Mittwoch, 30. September 2009
Freitag, 25. September 2009
In the quest to have the 'Cuda on its own wheels as soon as possible, I started installing the front suspension.
Donnerstag, 24. September 2009
The 'Cuda moved back home today. The paint shop is not finished yet but it's done on the inside and underneath. Now some technichal bits and pieces will be built in then the outside will be painted. I ecpect less collateral damage on the new bodywork that way. Modern state of the art grey undercoating was applied on the underside of the car, less flashy than having it painted but after all, the car is meant to be driven and not to be a trailer queen.
Mittwoch, 23. September 2009
Donnerstag, 17. September 2009
The master of ceremony covered everything from the trunk in the rear to the engine compartement in front in new glossy sand pebble beige. It's the original color the 'Cuda rolled off the assembly line in, back in 1970.The paint code is BL1. Trunk and engine compartement are done in two stage basecoat / clearcoat , the passenger compartement is without clearcoat because everything will be covered there anyway.
Mittwoch, 2. September 2009
After the summer holiday closure, the paint shop is back in business and continued the work on the 'Cuda. Most of the seam sealer is now on the car, over nine kilos of the stuff went between the panels to make sure water and moisture stays out.