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"Probably spending way to much time on the bottom of the car."

Probably not. I did not track my time on my Camaro. If I had to guess, probably 200 to 250 hours in the floor.
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Agreed I spent way to much time on the bottom side. It wasn't that bad as the floor and trunk pans were all new. Being the only person sanding taping and painting makes it even longer. But it will be worth it in the end.
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"Probably spending way to much time on the bottom of the car."

Probably not. I did not track my time on my Camaro. If I had to guess, probably 200 to 250 hours in the floor.
30 8 hour days on the floor?
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Old 04-27-2022, 03:56 AM
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30 8 hour days on the floor?
I am sure a pro could have done it more quickly. More like 100 2.5 hour days. Although some weekends I may have spent an 8 or 10 hour day on it. I had just read Ron Fornier's book on sheet metal work. Can't remember the title. I was determined that there would be no visible welds, seams or hammer marks and no bondo.

The tunnel had been butchered by a previous owner to install a ram rod shifter. There were some rust spots I had to cut out and replace. I made the patch panels from scratch, and was determined that there would be no welds or hammer marks showing and no bondo.

There was some carnage to the tunnel just above the axle where it looked like a floor jack slipped while the drive shaft was out. Had to heat and shrink it with hammer and dolly. That meant I needed an assistant on the other side holding a dolly. People that look at it on a lift don't believe I did any patch work. And I did achieve my goal: there is no bondo and no sign of any work. Although, I admit, that if one were to pull the carpet and the underlayment, they would find a few of the welding seams visible from the top. I had to cut the passenger side seat mounting pad off to correctly work the metal under it, then weld it back on. I also went to great lengths to replicate the color, which was NOT uniform. Very dark gray toward the front of the car, and pretty light gray toward the rear.

Like I said, I didn't track my time. Probably would have been too depressing.

You can see some of the floor pics in post one here: https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthre...d+pics+project

Sorry for the hijack, but the question was asked.
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Cant wait to see this color on the outside of the car! This is with the semi-gloss clear!
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WOW, I would be tempted to paint the top with gloss clear from seeing that. It would look like a polished brick of gold...
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Very sharp!...Reminds me of this Gold '55 I was reading about last winter.

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Spent all weekend painting. The car is eating base coat. Already down 3 quarts and will most likely need another gallon to finish the car. Inner doors and door jams all painted along with the firewall. You can really see the difference between the satin and the gloss clear on firewall. Really changes the color. The satin clear almost leaves a pearl like appearance.
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Cannot wait to see this out in the sun shining like a new penny. Love it.
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Way cool!!
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