After all this, I'd have to agree... it would probably be worth learning the skills and investing in the equipment just to avoid all the BS and delays.mo2872 wrote:+1 DIY paint and body.Local Hero wrote:All the more reason to DIY!
I really like the sound of that. It needs to happen! Lately it's been feeling more like a far-away dream, so much time has gone by. But I haven't lost the determination...Mike_B_SVT wrote: Hopefully we'll see it on the road this summer!
Hm, it shouldn't be necessary to do that... it would be preferable to massage the body a little to get it back closer to how it was originally. I looked at some old pre-resto pictures and the trunk used to fit great. The restoration shop tentatively finishing up the body may be able to improve it.70 Cougar wrote:Regarding the trunk lid, can you grind out a little material in the trunk lid hinge where it attaches to body of the car to suck the trunk lid down in that corner? My hood hinge on the passenger side was bottomed out with respect to adjustment and the hood was still a 1/4" to high above the fender and cowl and in order to suck it down a bit we grinded a sliver of material out of the hood hinge. Once the hood hinge is fastened down the bolt head covers up the bit of material grinded out and no one will ever notice.
Also thanks, I think there is some wax & grease remover laying around, I'll try that on the WS adhesive.