Saturday, March 8, 2008

My name is Bondo, James Bondo

Finished up most of the exterior bodywork today still a couple areas that need a little help that I noticed after I primed the front fenders. The weather was good enough today to give the car it's first good wash since I strated working on it 2 years ago. It was nice to get all the dust and crap off it and it makes it a little easier to spot what I still nedd to work on. One thing to watch for while you are doing the bodywork is the globs of wax they use as mold release. Some of it is pretty tough to get off as it has hardened up over time.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Remember the J tubes I was bitching about not fitting well................THEY FIT FINE! if you install them correctly. They need to run over the frame crossmember not under it like I was trying to do. One more mistake you don't have to make now that I have made it for you.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Man, my arm is tired!

Started doing the bodywork the last couple weekends. Lots of little stuff to fix. mostly pinholes in the gelcoat. The biggest area that needs work is over and around the front fenders. I ordered to wide body option and the flares up front look like they are cut into the stock fenders and then glassed on so there is some rough sanding marks that need attention. Also around the back behind the passenger compartment by the headreast there a quite a few small imperfections that need a little bondo but overall not so bad. I wet sanded with 600 grit to smooth it all out clean it with body prep and then prime it and go back over it to see if I missed anything. Overall the fiberglass work on the kit is pretty good and tough.