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Setting it straight

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update

Its been a while so here is whats been happening on 469H. Suspension parts were sandblasted and painted along with other misc. parts including gas tanks. I also coated the insides of them with a tank sealer that works well. I've started assembly on the body. Doors are assembled and installed on the body. Headlight pods are assembled and installed on body. Pedal box/brake booster and steering column installed. Wiring is re-routed throughout the body and tailights installed. Gas tanks installed .U.S.venting/tubing installed in engine compartment.

I decided to keep my reproduction American Spec. bumpers. I re-worked them so they are more attactive and authentic looking. I shaved them down by about 1 1/2 inches so they do not protrude so far off the body. Then I smoothed them out to get rid of the aftermarket textured finish, and finally painted them satin black to match the original finish more closely.

mikeh

mikeh

 

One on the back burner

I recently aquired this from Tony K, 306H. I can assure everyone that it will [u]not[/u] be repainted white. Most likely a shade in the green family. This won't be started for awhile, though.

mikeh

mikeh

 

469H painted

I used my new DeVillbis Teckna spray gun for the first time. It sprays very nicely as you can see from the pictures. This is a big step forward for me. I've had this project for three yrs. Now I can start assembly right after sanding and polishing.

mikeh

mikeh

 

Progress, Finally

I made progress on painting 469H back to the original color. I must say that the color is very appealing to me. I think it looks great. I'm very excited. Here is a sneak peek at a few parts.

mikeh

mikeh

 

chassis work

Made a little progress, painted the chassis recently. Sandblasted chassis, smoothed out some dents from jacks lifting the car leaving dents over the years and painted it.

mikeh

mikeh

 

full house

Here are some fun pics of a variety of Esprits. If you look close you can see 6 Esprits!

mikeh

mikeh


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