Building Eleanor – A November Update

Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion

As I previously reported Toby’s car was going in for paint and my car was just about to head to the converters. Well I’ve just received a small update from John, my builder, as to what’s happening. Details after the jump.

John says “Toby’s is in the prep stage of the paint. My painters do a lot of Hot Rod bodys and a lot of these are Fibre glass. There is a few stages to the prep of the body as a lot of it is Fibre glass. The panels need to be prepped using a special under coat that will let the paint stick to the fibre glass. Once this is cured, the fibre glass panels need to be sprayed with a epoxy filler. This is done as the fibre glass panels are never flat, they have lots of little waves in them. The spray filler is then faced back to remove these waves and any pin holes that are in the glass. Once the guys are happy with this, the primer/surfacer is applied, faced back and then the colour build is applied. This colour build is then faced back twice to make sure everything is flat. Once this is all done, the panels are fitted back on the car and the stripes are painted. Car comes apart and the Pepper grey is applies and then the clear coat. Still got a few weeks of prep work to do but it is getting there.”

So it seems Toby’s car is coming along nicely, but what about mine? Well John says “As for your old girl, we are going to start finishing the kit fitting and lining things out. As you can see from the photos of Toby’s the gaps are looking pretty tight. We have to revisit your car now to make sure it’s the same.

I have not talked to the conversion guys for about 2 weeks but last time I did they said that your dash should be finished soon. I have a 66 Fastback there atm, that I am hoping will be finished in a few weeks and then yours is next. Hooray!!!!! The other projects are slowly starting to thin out, so soon I should only have about 5 or 6 to finish.”

So that’s good news! Things are starting to come together and we should hopefully have some major updates to post on here because as most of you know I still have that little bit of cash waiting to go, so once that is sent over to John it should get things moving nicely.

As I don’t have any new photos of my car here are some recent ones of Toby’s before heading off to paint.

Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion

Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion

Tobys Eleanor Project ready for paint spray booth nearing completion

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