Lots of cleaning of the inner panels surfaces over the last two weeks. Not fun work, but has to be done I suppose :)
Interior was ordered through Winners Products. Code 10x, which is black. Ordered seat skins, new foam, kick panels, parcel shelf, door trims, interior light assembly, and new reclining seat adjustment knobs.
Rare Parts, my local Rare Spares stockist, got a few orders for parts, including new eyebrow moulds, wheel arch moulds, new lock sets, some badges, bonnet release kit, and a number of small bits and pieces.
Labour during this period: 13 hours
Clean and treat inner panels 13hrs
22 years since it last moved under it's own power...
We've moved this Monaro a bunch of times. First it stayed in the garage of a friend's home. Then I rented a part of the workshop at my last job. It lived in a warehouse when i started my business. We moved it to a factory unit when my business moved. It then moved inside the shed on another friend's property, before moving to my front yard under a tarp for a couple years (no one knew!), the carport, the shed, and then finally it's own home at last: a 6m x 9m workshop in my back yard.
In September 2019, my wife encouraged me to finally start the project. The next day I booked an appointment with Mick from The Panel Shop to pop over and take a look. I agreed to strip the shell back to bare metal to save a few dollars, and deliver it to him in 4-6 weeks time.
The boys from work all took the day off one Monday, and we got to work stripping it back. Started with 36 grit sand paper to etch the surface, applied the stripper, covered it in a huge plastic sheet, and went to work after a 30 minute wait. Took a few applications, but the whole job was done in five hours, for the outside only. We left the inside, door jams, etc for the blaster.
The old paint reveals itself.
Overall, the body had a lot more bog in it than I expected, but i was happy to see it all. We'd finally started the rebuild! Time to organise a trailer, and get the old girl down to the panel guys.
Labour during this period: 20 hours
Strip paint 20 hrs