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Basket Case 1960 Bugeye with Rust... Hell no.

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Jim Gruber Avatar
Dayton, OH, USA   USA
George,

I would paint undercarriage same color as the body. I see so many engine compartments painted black and it just drops the value on resale for the car. It just looks cheap.

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BigGeorge67 BIG GEORGE
TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA   USA
Agree 100% Jim.

It's all going to be painted same throughout. Going with a white for SW cool surface.

Did you get your ride all finished this summer?

George

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rhodyspit75 Ernie Connor
Cumberland, RI, USA   USA
You mean like this?

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Jim Gruber Avatar
Dayton, OH, USA   USA
That's the ticket but make sure underside receives the same treatment. Never paint the inside of the engine compartment black. Always looks like trying to hide something. And the restoration was done 1/2 assed. Doing it right means bigger $ eventually when the car passes to its next owner.

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BMac Brendan MacRae
Grass Valley, CA, USA   USA
There shouldn't be any metric fasteners on this car.

If those screws are fine thread they could be 1/4" British Standard Fine which is 1/4" - 26.

Jim Gruber Avatar
Dayton, OH, USA   USA
Ernie, Looks like you followed exactly the same way I did in setting up engine stands. Radiator support looks like an exact copy as I did for Bugsy. That along with removing the front wheels on the stands so pivot points are level. Good job.

BigGeorge67 BIG GEORGE
TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA   USA
Nice work Ernie... Don't have the rotisserie but getting thru it the hard way.

I went to the tilt hood because I'm 6/3 and have a bad back. Just easier on the old guy.

Latest pics and a lot of prep sanding, but the nasty.. I mean really Nasty metal work is done and sturdy.

Every corner was rusted out and all the floor boards were replaced along with the difficult spring hangers etc.

So much fun it's hard to understand... but you that have done it know.

BG

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Jim Gruber Avatar
Dayton, OH, USA   USA
George,

Looking good.

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