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Posted: 6/15/2009 11:28:25 PM EST
I started this damn car at lunch time Monday and here I am at 4:15am, putting clear in my gun.

After a few coats I'm going to Waffle House............and I'm taking a bike I'm sick of cars



That is all.................
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:32:36 PM EST
pics or it didnt happen.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:32:49 PM EST
T T I W W O P
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:31:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
I started this damn car at lunch time Monday and here I am at 4:15am, putting clear in my gun.

After a few coats I'm going to Waffle House............and I'm taking a bike I'm sick of cars



That is all.................


What kind of car?

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:37:36 AM EST
After I get off work this morning, I'll be DAing a Taurus.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:39:57 AM EST
Doesn't take long to throw some pics up...

Just sayin'
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 1:57:50 AM EST
Should have took it to MAACO.

















Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:03:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By unit687:
pics or it didnt happen.



Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:30:51 AM EST
where did he fo?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:54:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 2:54:23 AM EST by nicholsmf]
Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Should have took it to MAACO.







I had a friedn of mine get a Jeep painted there. Looked like a kid painted it with watercolors and paint rollers
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:02:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Chas8008:
where did he fo?


Bed........
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:04:57 AM EST
I painted a car once at 4AM, finished it about 6:30, went inside, took a shower and ate breakfast then drove it to work.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:06:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:07:12 AM EST
Is it 1/24 or 1/36 scale?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:07:52 AM EST
4 years later and I'm still painting my car.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:08:25 AM EST
The car is a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT but there will be no pics until the car is done per the owner.

This is what it looks like.....


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:07:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
The car is a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT but there will be no pics until the car is done per the owner.

This is what it looks like.....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Maserati_3500-GT_Spider.JPG/800px-Maserati_3500-GT_Spider.JPG


Meh. Needs a Type R sticker.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:09:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
The car is a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT but there will be no pics until the car is done per the owner.

This is what it looks like.....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Maserati_3500-GT_Spider.JPG/800px-Maserati_3500-GT_Spider.JPG


Where TF is the roof rack! and you going to have a bitch of a time off roading that sucker! good luck..
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:14:05 AM EST
I hear ya... paint waits for noone. I just had the fine opportunity to paint a fullsize extended cab truck. What a gem that was to do.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:08:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By nicholsmf:
Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Should have took it to MAACO.







I had a friedn of mine get a Jeep painted there. Looked like a kid painted it with watercolors and paint rollers


I wouldn't be suprised if that isn't EXACTLY what happened to your friends Jeep.

I had a friend take his 300ZX to MAACO, I warned him not to. He's had it back 4 times since then and FINALLY got smart........and sold the fucking car!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:10:12 AM EST
Mmmm, Waffle House.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:11:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Is it 1/24 or 1/36 scale?


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:45:03 AM EST
I had the same experience painting my roadster. Started in the morning but screwed up the Chromillusion and had to pretty much start over. Put me way behind and I ended up painting clear at two in the morning; caused all sorts of problems. Due to being a rookie, I didn't adjust the mix properly as the outside temps cooled off and the humidity came up. Ended up with a ton of gas bubbles in the 3rd coat of clear. That was five years ago. I keep telling myself I'll repaint it, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Here's some pics right after I finished shooting.





And autocrossing earlier this month:

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:03:04 AM EST
Are you painting it in a commercial spraybooth or do you have your own garage setup?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:20:37 AM EST
Up all night painting a car...........




Cocaine.
It's a hell of a drug.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:29:14 AM EST
My dad was a professional painter he's done quite a few show cars and numerous other projects. He has nothing good to say about Maaco and Earl Schibe.

I've worked for him before and I know the amount of hard work required.. I can appreciate a nice paint job..
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:32:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By SMS-ret:
I had the same experience painting my roadster. Started in the morning but screwed up the Chromillusion and had to pretty much start over. Put me way behind and I ended up painting clear at two in the morning; caused all sorts of problems. Due to being a rookie, I didn't adjust the mix properly as the outside temps cooled off and the humidity came up. Ended up with a ton of gas bubbles in the 3rd coat of clear. That was five years ago. I keep telling myself I'll repaint it, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Here's some pics right after I finished shooting.
http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3591-2/Body_Paint2.jpg

http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3595-2/Body_Paint3.jpg


And autocrossing earlier this month:

http://www.autoxphotos.com/thumb.asp?size=640&path=gallery%2FCumberland%20Airport%2F2009%2FJune%­2009%2FPhotos%20by%20BarbossaCR29%40aol%2Ecom­%2FCumberland%20June%2009%20Final%2FPicture%2­08500001hist%2EJPG



I have over 60K on my Unique now. I finally broke down and bought new brightwork because the original trim
from 10 years ago started to look bad even to me.

It really could use a respray and the stroker freshened but I honestly would rather driver it than
take it apart right now. Maybe when I get my own place next year. Maybe.

BTW,I think it is a right of hot rodding that clear gets sprayed after midnight! I think we sprayed
my last coat around 0200...

Chris


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:41:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 5:43:49 AM EST by FMJshooter]

Originally Posted By SMS-ret:
I had the same experience painting my roadster. Started in the morning but screwed up the Chromillusion and had to pretty much start over. Put me way behind and I ended up painting clear at two in the morning; caused all sorts of problems. Due to being a rookie, I didn't adjust the mix properly as the outside temps cooled off and the humidity came up. Ended up with a ton of gas bubbles in the 3rd coat of clear. That was five years ago. I keep telling myself I'll repaint it, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Here's some pics right after I finished shooting.
http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3591-2/Body_Paint2.jpg

http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3595-2/Body_Paint3.jpg


And autocrossing earlier this month:

http://www.autoxphotos.com/thumb.asp?size=640&path=gallery%2FCumberland%20Airport%2F2009%2FJune0­June%2009%20Final%2FPicture%208500001hist%2EJ­PG
That's beautiful what under the hood? Been thinking of selling my Mustang to fund one but i just can't part with it. Flaws in paint are great you just worry less about scratching it.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:13:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cobradriver:
Originally Posted By SMS-ret:
I had the same experience painting my roadster. Started in the morning but screwed up the Chromillusion and had to pretty much start over. Put me way behind and I ended up painting clear at two in the morning; caused all sorts of problems. Due to being a rookie, I didn't adjust the mix properly as the outside temps cooled off and the humidity came up. Ended up with a ton of gas bubbles in the 3rd coat of clear. That was five years ago. I keep telling myself I'll repaint it, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Here's some pics right after I finished shooting.
http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3591-2/Body_Paint2.jpg

http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3595-2/Body_Paint3.jpg


And autocrossing earlier this month:

http://www.autoxphotos.com/thumb.asp?size=640&path=gallery%2FCumberland%20Airport%2F2009%2FJune%­2009%2FPhotos%20by%20BarbossaCR29%40aol%2Ecom­%2FCumberland%20June%2009%20Final%2FPicture%2­08500001hist%2EJPG



I have over 60K on my Unique now. I finally broke down and bought new brightwork because the original trim
from 10 years ago started to look bad even to me.

It really could use a respray and the stroker freshened but I honestly would rather driver it than
take it apart right now. Maybe when I get my own place next year. Maybe.

BTW,I think it is a right of hot rodding that clear gets sprayed after midnight! I think we sprayed
my last coat around 0200...

Chris





Gotta love Cobras!! Uniques are sweet. I wanted to build and found FFR more in line with what I wanted to do.

I hear you on shooting paint late! I've said to several friends that I'd build another one in a heartbeat, but I'm not sure I'd do another body and paint. What a PITA!! But it was worth it.

Cheers!
SMS-ret
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:20:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By FMJshooter:

Originally Posted By SMS-ret:
I had the same experience painting my roadster. Started in the morning but screwed up the Chromillusion and had to pretty much start over. Put me way behind and I ended up painting clear at two in the morning; caused all sorts of problems. Due to being a rookie, I didn't adjust the mix properly as the outside temps cooled off and the humidity came up. Ended up with a ton of gas bubbles in the 3rd coat of clear. That was five years ago. I keep telling myself I'll repaint it, but just can't bring myself to do it.

Here's some pics right after I finished shooting.
http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3591-2/Body_Paint2.jpg

http://www.capitalareacobraclub.com/gallery2/d/3595-2/Body_Paint3.jpg


And autocrossing earlier this month:

http://www.autoxphotos.com/thumb.asp?size=640&path=gallery%2FCumberland%20Airport%2F2009%2FJune0­June%2009%20Final%2FPicture%208500001hist%2EJ­PG
That's beautiful what under the hood? Been thinking of selling my Mustang to fund one but i just can't part with it. Flaws in paint are great you just worry less about scratching it.



Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it! The motor started life as a basic 5.0 motor. Now its not basic anything. .030 over, AFR 185 heads, GT40 intake, 4 into 4 exhaust, Crane Hi-6 ignition, 30lb injectors and an S-trim vortech with FMU. Last dyno'd at 471 RWHP and 451 RWTQ. Since the car weighs 2400lbs soaking wet, it's a handful!!

I hear you on the paint. I don't get upset with all the chips the way the trailer queen guys do!

As for your Mustang, I know several folks who converted them to FFR Cobras and love them! PM me if you want details.

Cheers!
SMS-ret
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:45:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
I started this damn car at lunch time Monday and here I am at 4:15am, putting clear in my gun.

After a few coats I'm going to Waffle House............and I'm taking a bike I'm sick of cars



That is all.................


The title makes me thnk of the ATHF episode "i want candy".
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:47:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By jhud:
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
I started this damn car at lunch time Monday and here I am at 4:15am, putting clear in my gun.

After a few coats I'm going to Waffle House............and I'm taking a bike I'm sick of cars



That is all.................


The title makes me thnk of the ATHF episode "i want candy".


I want candy, bubble gum, and taffy
Skip to the sweet shop with my sweetheart Sandy
Got my pennies saved so I'm her sugar daddy
I'm her Hume Cronyn and she's my Jessica Tandy, I want candy!

put it in a pile, split it with my bitty 50/50 down the line
kinda like close encounters of the cavity kind
im talkin liquorice kisses, talkin chocodile smiles

I want candy, i got a sugar tooth
put on your shin gaurds, Sandy, 'cause i wanna knock boots
lick my peppermint stick til' the lollipop droops
gumdrop that dont stop til' its licked knot loose

(ladies)
candy... candy...

i need candy bubble gum, and taffy
get in my way punk, you're gonna get ya ass beat, nasty
Do it till your dad sees, embarass your whole family
Just 'cause you came between a kid and his candy
I need candy, any kind'll do
Don't care if it's nutritious or "FDA approved"
It's gonna make me spaz like bobcats on booze
A hyperactive juice that only I can produce

And fuel a giant drill, bore straight into Hell
Releasing ancient demons from their sleep forever spell
So they can walk upon the earth, and get resituated
And Hock the diet pills that MC Pee Pants has created

I need candy, want some candy, eat candy til' I'm dead
I'll kill you for some candy, give me candy, candy head!
Where you keepin' all the candy?!
Who made you candy king?!
If you dont give me some candy, I will make the ladies sing!

(ladies)
Candy, in tha morning, candy on the way to school
Candy, at school, at lunch in the afternoon
Candy, in school, on your way home from school
Candy, at diner,at dinner, in bed!

Mess up the mix, mix up the mess
Come on down yo, here's the address
At 6-1-2 Wharf Avenue,
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:50:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I don't miss those days, or should I say nights.


Me neither. 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. here.
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