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Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #150 on: September 12, 2022, 01:17:00 AM »
I re-masked and glued the seam strips on...

Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #151 on: September 12, 2022, 01:20:14 AM »
And then painted.  Sealer, base and clear.  I think I'm done the paint?  Small sag on the left rear quarter.  No bugs that I can see, but I'll take another look in the morning.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #152 on: September 12, 2022, 09:17:46 AM »
Looks great.  After attending 1 show the big question is who painted it.  So hard these days to find a good painter that isnít a a custom shop wanting to to $250 an hour.  Iím half tempted to take a shot at our bug.  Will need a bigger air compressor at least.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #153 on: September 12, 2022, 10:04:13 AM »
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out.  I closely followed your build thread and I'm looking forward to getting mine out to a show/cars&coffee. 

I didn't do bodywork before this because everyone said it was "tricky" Tricky to weld sheet metal, tricky to get things straight, tricky to paint, etc. After going through the whole thing, I would say it isn't "tricky", it's more work than you can imagine.  I likely went a bit overboard here, but I must have sanded each panel by hand over a dozen times.  I don't have a big air compressor (20 gallon 10CFM).  A nice spray gun makes a difference.  I got an Iwata Kiwami 4, which isn't super expensive but works so much better than the cheap Princess Auto (Canadian Harbour Freight) gun I started with.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #154 on: September 12, 2022, 10:58:40 AM »
Looks fantastic - still have to do the doors, bonnet and boot lid then?

People say you can paint them separately and they'll match as long as you use the same procedure and paint out of the same can, but I can almost always see a difference - I hope yours turns out great - you've put enough work into it that's for sure!  77.gif
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #155 on: September 12, 2022, 11:19:38 AM »
Thatís good to know.  Iíll look at that paint gun.  I have done body work and yea itís not tricky itís tedious.  Then after going through a full build, everything was tedious. Lol

The crazy thing was I feel most people were surprised that a younger guy, with a family did a full car build.  Most of the guys there probably had a good 20 years on me.  And the ones who didnít had the just throw money at it cars. 
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #156 on: September 12, 2022, 12:24:26 PM »
Looks fantastic - still have to do the doors, bonnet and boot lid then?


Everything is done. The doors will likely look slightly different since I painted them in a different orientation from the body.  I'll find out shortly and see how much my gaps have shrunk.

Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2022, 11:26:52 PM »
And now with doors/boot/bonnet back on and taillights.  The paint booth is dismantled so we can park one of our cars in the garage again.  In daylight, the Moonwalk Grey looks less green than it does under fluorescents.

Next, cleaning up the subframes and engine and starting to put stuff back together.


Offline MiniDave

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #158 on: September 15, 2022, 10:00:28 AM »
Well, I think it looks fantastic, and you have to be feeling pretty chuffed about how far you've come with this car! You'll have it running again in no time!  77.gif
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Online BruceK

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2022, 02:44:11 PM »
Looks so good!!!   Love the color.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline skmini

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2022, 07:09:09 PM »
I'm also pretty happy with the color.  Hopefully putting everything back together goes relatively smoothly.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Reply #161 on: September 15, 2022, 07:32:33 PM »
Wiring harness first!  77.gif
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

 

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