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    My coupe, she's tottaly stripped and naked!





    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.


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

    did you do the body work yourself? can't wait to see her done

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CADDCT View Post
    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    Take that vinyl off and get it redone while you're at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    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!

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

    I have have heard that replacing the vinyl is surprisingly affordable, like $300-$600.

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

    You guys are 100% right.

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

    The results will be much better without the trim on. Did you sand blast the body?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark 78 Coupe View Post
    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.

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    Wow! What fun! Good luck and I love that you are going with the 70's color, totally classic!

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

    Get that vinyl top replaced before you get it painted. You don't want glue all over the new paint!

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    How did it turn out?

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