: My coupe, she's tottaly stripped and naked!



lacville78
06-06-13, 11:25 PM
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I had the car taken down to bare metal for paint. I'm getting it painted "Thume Green Firemist" with white pinstriping.
Not sure if it is the original color it came with, but I really liked the sample and decided to go with it.
It should be done in a week, I'll make sure to get pictures up.
I can't wait to get her back, and put it all together.
Thanks all,
Tom.

CADDCT
06-06-13, 11:40 PM
did you do the body work yourself? can't wait to see her done

lacville78
06-06-13, 11:51 PM
did you do the body work yourself? can't wait to see her done
I took all the parts off the car and sent it in. I'm no bodyman, but I keep reading about it and might start practicing one day.

Vladillac Khrougham
06-06-13, 11:57 PM
Is it cheaper if you strip all the trip and interior yourself? If so how much a percentage does it take off the paint job vs just tropping it off (I rfealize every case is different but always was curios about this. are you also restoring or replacing the trim and fillers?

I can't wait to see her all done up.

lacville78
06-07-13, 12:05 AM
I'm going to polish up all the trim, and am replacing the fillers. I read somewhere that pulling all the trim and everything off the car will save a thousand bucks in labor. But for a sand and spray paint job it wouldn't save much because masking it all isn't that big of a deal to them.

jayoldschool
06-07-13, 12:09 AM
Take that vinyl off and get it redone while you're at it!

cadillac kevin
06-07-13, 12:22 AM
Take that vinyl off and get it redone while you're at it!

This....for 2 reasons
1. The vinyl will look ratty with new paint
2. Get rid of any possible rust hiding under the top.

Mark 78 Coupe
06-07-13, 12:45 AM
This..1..for 2 reasons
1. The vinyl will look ratty with new paint
2. Get rid of any possible rust hiding under the top.Absolutely, especially with a white top. You will never get that old white top as spiffy and clean as it was 35 years ago. Congrats on getting it done, just in time for you to cruise in style for the summer!

Vladillac Khrougham
06-07-13, 12:45 AM
I have have heard that replacing the vinyl is surprisingly affordable, like $300-$600.

lacville78
06-07-13, 12:49 AM
You guys are 100% right.

deVille33
06-07-13, 09:06 AM
The results will be much better without the trim on. Did you sand blast the body?

cadillac_al
06-07-13, 06:51 PM
Absolutely, especially with a white top. You will never get that old white top as spiffy and clean as it was 35 years ago. Congrats on getting it done, just in time for you to cruise in style for the summer!

I hope that's not a white top because it looks pretty tan to me. This would be the time to do it while everything else is stripped off. I hope you get to enjoy it this summer.

Bro-Ham
06-08-13, 03:57 PM
Wow! What fun! Good luck and I love that you are going with the 70's color, totally classic! :)

blueboy
07-21-13, 05:34 PM
Get that vinyl top replaced before you get it painted. You don't want glue all over the new paint!

csbuckn
07-21-13, 08:24 PM
How did it turn out?

lacville78
07-21-13, 09:07 PM
The paint itself was really good, no striping, very little orange peel. I'll get some better pics up soon, these pics are kind of old, since then I've got the car mostly together.
Also,
You was right about that PS. Side mirror cable, I just got through installing it, The front of the dash does have to come apart.

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talismandave
07-22-13, 12:54 AM
Looks great I love that color! can't wait to see it all together!:bouncy:

pompste
07-23-13, 12:50 AM
Looks great! Post some more pics when you can.

cadillac kevin
07-25-13, 11:18 PM
I love it! Looks great!!!

mikeceli
07-28-13, 09:10 PM
lOOKS NICE.

CadillacLuke24
07-29-13, 12:28 AM
SWEET!! :thumbsup:

nebulosity
07-29-13, 02:21 AM
WOW! That is an amazingly beautiful color and awesome paint job. Now I'm dreaming about painting mine! It's gonna have to wait though. :/