Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2010


I installed the decklid, with the help of my fourteen year old daughter. Couldn't have done it myself, as the lid is quite heavy and it's impossible to hold it in place and insert the mounting screws at the same time.
Paint looks gorgeous!

Montag, 18. Oktober 2010


I started on the driver side stainless trim on top of the door. Original piece of trimm, polished and mounted with new clips.

Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010

Hood pins again

Finished off the hood pins. Probably not the most imortant item needing attention but as good as any place to start.
The hood bumpers are in place as well.

Hood pins

The first thing I started on, the hood pins. Beautiful work, not difficult, clean and you can see immediate succsess.

In the garage

The 'Cuda is back in the garage!

Back home

Finally freed from the restraints of the paintbooth, the 'Cuda is back home for final assembly! Michi and his brand new trailer made it possible
Freshly pained hood landscape:

Mittwoch, 13. Oktober 2010


One more trip to the paint shop and again the paint was just drying. Therefore, I was not allowed into the paintbooth - again. This time the tailpanel was given the correkt blackout treatment. The pic through the glass is all the proof I can give you.
PS: A fellow 'Cuda owner from Japan has written a very favorable comment on this blog, *thanks Yuki* further advancing my intention to make this a truly international site!

Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010


A sneak peak into the paintbooth. The basecoat is on the 'Cuda, tomorrow the master of the spraygun will shoot the clearcoat. I have chosen to go without the vinyl roof for the time being, I'll see how I like the look with the outside paint and the red interior.

Final prep

The fight against a ruthless illness has pulled my attention away from the 'Cuda for a while. I've spent the better part of the last month in the hospital, that required all the strength at my disposal. Thank's to modern medicine and the skills of the doctors looking after me, I'm recovering quickly and I'll be back on track within a couple of weeks. But while I was out of business, work continued on the 'Cuda. Here a few pics of the final paint preparation.