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
The shell was sent off to be sand blasted. We didn't expect to see it back before xmas, but it was. Thanks guys! The door and boot skins were removed, and cleanup was started. During this time I started working with Leon at A1 High Performance, to organise a new engine.
Labour during this period: 12.5 hrs
De-skin panels 8.5 hrs
Drop panels to blaster 1 hr
Strip proof coat off boot and door skins 2 hrs
Pick up panels from blaster 1 hr
Dropped the Monaro down at The Panel Shop on October 21st 2019, and it wasn't long before the first photos started coming through. Quarters were stripped off and cleaned. Front end was removed, as were the diff, fuel tank and suspension. The bonnet (a NOS item i purchased years ago!) was sanded back, and the interior was cleaned of all sealer etc. Next, the car was going to head to the sand blaster...
Labour during this period:74 hours
Clean & treat steel remove parts and sealer 24 hrs
Remove fuel tank remove lead from seams drill spot welds 3.5 hrs
Drill panels off and strip out to mount on rotisserie 36.5 hrs
Remove proof coat paint and surface rust inside 1/4 panels 10 hrs