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- 32' Roadster Pt. ? (it's back from paint)
32' Roadster Pt. ? (it's back from paint)
2nd Apr 2012
Some of you who've visited the Shop over the past year or so would have seen the 32' Roadster project that we've been working on. The client who commissioned it couldn't be much more of a "car guy" (and he's a "good guy" to boot), so that makes it a very satisfying partnership. We're sure he'd love to experience the car "brapp-brapp'ing" down the road, rather than having it be here in assembly, but we're getting to that outcome quickly, now that it's back from paint.
"Painting" is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to this type of work. The best guys in that niche of the business tend to spend a WHOLE LOT of time preparing the frame and body before the color ever hits the metal. Paint's the "easy" part (relatively speaking), after all of the meticulous, disciplined, hand-skill that's applied beforehand. Body work of this type is really a lost, or at least "dying" artform, and the guys who practice it best are in super-high demand. The firm that did the paintwork on this Roadster is a Super-Operator, as you can see from the results. This is hard to appreciate from these photos, but in person this bit of the build was executed flawlessly.
The first bit of work for us post-paint included shoehorning the Roush big-block into position (little hectic). The tolerances on this are as tight as can be, so a steady-hand was required by all. The engine and transmission are back in place, and we're moving on from there.
Rather than gibber-gabbering further about it, we thought we'd share some shots of the build. Great project, and we're looking forward to getting this beast out on the tarmac. We'll share more shots as we get further along.
Category: Random snaps