Okay, so the first area to be attacked is the front end.
Firstly, here’s some detailed pictures of the state of the bumpers, not very pretty, especially the rear one.
In Part 1 I mentioned that I bought a shell a few years ago with all the parts required to build a full car, but sold the shell off shortly after, while retaining all the parts.
Here are the two bumpers that I had in storage from that shell. The front one is almost mint, just a few scratches on the surface, but the rear one has some pitting on the chrome.
After a bit of a polish on the front one:
I attempted to put them on the car but they didn’t line up properly. I’ll try again at a later date when i have more time to play around with the mounts.
One thing that I always planned to do is clean up the grille and headlight surrounds…
All badges removed from grille
Lightly polished on the left, un-touched on the right. They came up pretty good for 40 year old parts
Next, I masked up the “rings” that go around the headlights
This is my favourite paint, its a nice metallic charcoal/grey, it really glistens in the light. Its called “Cast Alloy”
The finished product with a few coats of clear
Unfortunately the grille is missing the top slat, but this will be fixed later on.
Stay tuned for updates 😉