|It's Bright Orange!!
After sitting in my garage for over
two years, my chassis finally has paint on it. The paint is made by
of Kolor and the color is called Tangelo Pearl. It looks awesome in
the sun because it changes colors from light to dark depending on what
angle your looking at it. I'll be doing a full right-up on the paint
process when the body gets painted including all the steps it takes
along the way. Bart did a great job on painting the chassis and it took
much more paint than I expected. To do the chassis, rear-end, and some
misc. pieces, he used one gallon of paint. It's like painting a fence as
there's a lot of material lost while your spaying. To say the least, I'm
very happy with how it came out.
|Bart had a chain hooked to the 4-link
brackets while he was painting the rear-end so I took advantage of it
and used my engine hoist to lift it out of my truck. I then placed it on
one of my wheel dollies to move it around easier which worked out good.
Before I unloaded it, I wanted to see what it looked like in the sun
because the back has a nice smooth rounded surface to look at and I
wasn't disappointed in what I saw. Hot damn does it look cool!! If this
small surface looks this good, I cant' wait to see how the whole car
|The first thing I did was run a tap
through all the threaded holes to remove any paint that ended up in
them. I didn't have Bart mask any of them which made his job easier.
There are a few different sizes that range from 3/8" (which is what
you see here) too 10-32 (brake line clamps) that received this treatment.
Once I had all the holes done, I started assembling the front
suspension. Once that was finished, I worked my way to the rear of the
|One of the things I like is a little
contrast so I made a new push-rod for the brake system. The new push-rod is
made out of 5/8" diameter stainless steel and has been drilled
almost all the way through with a 5/16" drill to lighten it up
some. The end that goes
into the master cylinder has a 1/4-20 thread in it for a bolt that enters
the end of the cylinder.