Category Archives: Improvements

Cleanup and paint fail

Rolled Bridget out of the lift bay today to blow some of the dust off. Advertisements

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Wheels back on (temporarily)

Trying to get Bridget back to “roller” status so I headed out to the garage this evening to put the front hubs on. Need to pop them off first to install the bolt-studs for the wire wheel adaptors. Then this … Continue reading

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Fender (home) Stretch

For the past month or six weeks I’ve been chipping away at Bridget’s body work. Fill and sand, fill and sand. Today I got it good enough I figured I’d shoot some primer.

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Filler progress, and hiding the steering shaft

Spent a few more hours this weekend sanding and smoothing, working the filler. We’re about four or five filler applications past where I thought I’d be done, but I’ve got down to mixing a little fiberglas resin into the Gripped … Continue reading

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71 degrees?! More fender-stretch!

Mid February in Maryland is not usually shorts & T-shirt weather, but there you go. I had a few hours on Saturday and Sunday so I got a little more done on Bridget. Painted the new spare tire carrier. Got … Continue reading

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Fender-stretching, continued

After several weeks’ hiatus I got back into Project Fender-Stretch on Bridget today, moving to the light body filler phase of the fenders and hood and other bits. To re-cap, I began with glass cloth and glass mat, moved on … Continue reading

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Spare Carrier Done

I do love it when a plan comes together. Before: After: Tucking my spare tire in that inch-and-a-half took all damn day. And I still need to paint the new carrier. And I burned the hell out of my left … Continue reading

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