FX Holden Race Car Project

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby vlad01 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:29 am

Can't wait to hear it go down the track and be on song.
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:06 am

Sooo we finally get to some painting!

floors and roll cage all rust converted and etch primed.

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Laying on the primer filler, inside, floor, dash, roll cage etc, and external panels on the main body of the car.

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I have to attach the ANDRA chassis ID to the roll cage somewhere, so wanted to have it match the curvature of the roll bar, so i made a little tool to achieve that!

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almost forgot to put it on before applying the top coat! so cleared a section of paint and zapped her on.

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Covered it with masking tape while painting, and will give it a coat of clear to seal it from rust.

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Roll cage all painted, will be covering it with newspaper and masking it all up to then paint the floor etc a different colour, then dash to paint and then we'll be close putting some blue on the body!! :punk:

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I decided the dash would be best to use paint stripper instead of wire wheel as it was alloy and has lots of fiddly bits .... this was after the first coat of paint stripper

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3 coats later shes all ready for some primer!! i was tempted to polish it but it seemed like alot of work, and would most likely cause me glare when racing knowing my luck!

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Hopefully in the weeks to come there will be some more progress pics!! i think realistically i have 6 weeks to get the painting done before the car has to start getting put back together for racing so hopefully can achieve what i want in that time!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby vlad01 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:15 am

Nice work.
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Charlescrown » Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:53 am

Wow really starting to look the part.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby antus » Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:12 pm

Yeah looks excellent! Well done!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Gampy » Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:23 pm

Flowed that black out nicely ... Looks awesome!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby heff0018 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:47 pm

That dash panel is a cool looking piece. Great work as usual.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:46 pm

Well its been an interesting week ... found out that Claire was a moderate risk contact at daycare for COVID .... since then theres been like 15 cases at daycare .....

Thankfully it seems Claire just had a small dose and was pretty good after a few days .... the wife and i however have been down and out for most of the week since sunday ....

So prior to the COVID outbreak, we managed to get the dash painted, acrylic base coat with 2 pak clear ... initially we were going to use an acrylic clear dad had just cause its easier but after applying some of it to the dash cluster it sorta went a bit funny .... thankfully putting the 2 pack clear over the top brought it back to an ok finish!

So then we used 2 pack on the rest of the dash in the car .... its probably way too good for a race car paint job hahaha but who am i to complain :)

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In amongst my sickness i had to get out and fit the gauges to the dash just to see how it looked, pretty happy with the result!

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Not sure when we'll get a chance to do more, im out of quarantine on the 14th .... the hope is now to do the interior floor, we've already painted the inside of the roof, then after the floor is done, 1. the interior can start to go back together and 2. we can start on the blue paint on the body!
in june it will be 6 years since i got this car, so its pretty cool to finally have some colour going on! even just having the car in one colour of primer is 200% better to look at! :punk:

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Gampy » Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:21 pm

That looks awesome, love the color ... Most all (one wears Furious Fuchsia) of our street vehicles wear a similar color.

Who is the painter, Pops ??
Looks good ...

I believe a race car deserves a quality paint job as well ... Our race cars are almost always show ready!

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The hardest part for me was being away from my wife for the time!
All clear, all good now ...

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:33 am

Yeah dad is the painter, we both brandish the spray gun but so far i have only layed on primer (and the pressure packs on the roll cage)

we were pretty worried about our daughter (3.5yrs old) as shes had alot of asthma issues when she gets sick, and ended up in hospital 6 times in 2020 ... but she got it least of all of us so that was great, im happy to take the pain for her to not end up in hospital for once!

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