Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
8/10/08 8:24 p.m.

This is a 1966 Spitfire which belongs to a good friend of mine. He knows (knew) shat about bodywork, so I have been helping/teaching him about bodywork and paint. Since he owns: a 1964 Midget, a 1970 GT6+, a 1970 MGB and a 1971 MGBGT in addition to this car, he's gonna need all the training he can get.

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The pictures start about a year into the rework of this lost automotive soul. We spent a fair amount of time in that year restoring enough rigidity to the shell so the doors would close properly when you sat in it. It was a good 'un to learn on. If it could have been done wrong previously or needed fixing, it was on this poor little car. I swear it looked like tin popcorn when we first started. We finally were able to polish it out today 8/10 and I am very happy with the way it turned out, if I do say so myself.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
8/10/08 8:29 p.m.

dude nice

Woodyhfd
Woodyhfd HalfDork
8/10/08 8:39 p.m.

Wow! You painted that with a power washer?!

Seriously, nice job!

MrJoshua
MrJoshua Dork
8/10/08 8:39 p.m.

Very nice. Makes me want to start working on the ro-spit. Yes Ignorant, I have very serious automotive ADD.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
8/10/08 8:54 p.m.
Woodyhfd wrote: Wow! You painted that with a power washer?! Seriously, nice job!

It's all in the nozzle selection. But you missed the big screen TV (for rear reflection purposes).

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
8/11/08 8:23 a.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Very nice. Makes me want to start working on the ro-spit. Yes Ignorant, I have very serious automotive ADD.

thats better than me and my regular ADD..

fueled by ramen! and coffee. mostly coffee.

jikelly
jikelly New Reader
8/11/08 9:59 a.m.

I like that car and it turned out looking real nice.

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