It has been a long time since I posted the progress on my Buggy, so I figure that it is about time.
When I got the cage home from Coaches Chassis I went to work on smoothing out the welds. With a tiny bit of grinding, a little Body Filler, and a lot of elbow grease I made it look pretty darn good. It does not show it in the pics bellow, but I had to remove the side bars in order to fit the new seats. Kind of a bummer but what can I do, gotta sit in it to drive it. LOL Besides, a Buggy is not much safer then a Street Bike. With or without the show cage.
Once the roll cage was finished I pulled everything off the chassis, sanded it down and then primed & painted it black. LOADS and Loads of Purple was on the chassis, suspension, heck even the transaxle was purple. So glad that step is finished. I bought a carpet kit because it will be really nice that way.
I know what you are thinking, Faron is crazy for putting a Billet Aluminium front end on a street car. They are so good looking, I am willing to take a chance on it. This will be a Street Buggy and will not see much time on the dirt. I also have the disk brake conversion on both front and back.
This is where the fiberglass itches started. Here is the body just before I started working on ending its time as a purple people eater.
I had a fix a crack here.
I did not like the fact that it had a recessed area for a front license plate, so I filled it in. (There is more to it then you can see, and it to much typing to tell you how I did it.) I also had to fix a few holes and the such from owners before me so that I could put stuff where I wanted.
Here you can see where I am with the chassis at this point, it is starting to look like a car again insted of a garage full of parts n stuff.
Creamcicle Orange is the basecoat that I went with. I will bust out the airbrush to give it a little more style. But all in all I really like the color, and it looks way better in person.
This is me painting the body in my brothers garage.
Here is the body outside in the sun, I really like the color. The Black, White, Yellow, graphics are really going to man up this car.
I guess that is just about it for now, tell me what you think.
Thanks guys! I had a lot of help from Tony. To bad he is going back to California and will no longer be able to help. Anyone wanna come give me a hand, its about time to wire it up and I am about at the end of my knowledge. I have a nice grill and can fill a cooler! LOL
The cage cleaned up nicely. That must have been a lot of work.
I like that color too. I was looking at a 50's Georgia Peach and picked Light Peach for a Squareback in 1991. Wish I had gone with Georgia Peach more like the orange you've got there.
Can't wait to see the end result.
As of today I am 60 days beyond my target date of completion and it is still not finished. (Well is a project car ever really finished?) I am very close to being able to drive this thing, and I want to take it to a show on the 30th in Ruidoso if its not canceled. I may call Jerry at General Parts to see if they can do a few things for me so that I can make sure I finish in time to drive around and make it to a show or two this summer.
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