So quite a bit of rusty rot was lurking along the bottom of the driver side door. Rather than spend time hunting down a door and driving to where ever to pick it up, I reached for my MIG and spare box of sheet metal and got to welderin’.
March is reserved as “finish the damn Turkis” car month. Since August I’ve only really made progress on prepping a fender and removing a few small bits and pieces. But this month I’ve been working nearly every night after work and on weekends to try and get the body ready for paint ASAP. I doubt that I’ll finish the car in time for The Vintage but I’m hoping to have it in primer, or very very close by the end of the month.
Nearly done with the driver side bondo and prep. There remains 3 or 4 spots in need of smoothing and a thin coat of glaze will be needed to fill in small scratches and imperfections, then comes the fine grit. The blue paint on this quarter panel is just used as a guide coat to make my mistakes stand out just that much more. The color is supposed to be factory Turkis, but it looks a bit too blue. Well, too blue compared to 30+ year old original paint. We still haven’t decided if we’ll go with this color or have some more Turkis re-mixed at a different shop.