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    Thread: Some of my work and other cars around the shop

    1. Member johnnynumfiv's Avatar
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      01-29-2011 05:43 PM #1
      '63 Vette all polished up

      '63 Vette door

      Lotus 7 body work and paint

      Crashed 914, small unibody pull and body work

      Crashed 914 front pulled

      '60 Vette, fixing various old body work and cracks, front end was gelcoated and will be painted soon

      1958 Volvo La Carrera Panamericana, fixed crash damage and complete paint job down in Mexico

      Datsun Z, fiberglass bits and complete paint job stripes are painted

      Swift DB2 S2000 complete paint job and graphics


      Some guy on late night tv's 250 gt lusso


      I can honestly say I love my job.
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      01-30-2011 11:35 AM #2
      Lotus 7 Assembled


      Ginetta G16 2l bmw powered

      Bristol-Tojiero

      1958 Scarab


      Porsche 911 RS

      Porsche 911
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      01-30-2011 03:01 PM #3
      very impressive work...and definately some nice cars.

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      01-30-2011 04:21 PM #4
      Thanks. The cars in the pics are pretty "normal" for around the shop. We usually get some pretty odd stuff .
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      02-02-2011 06:31 PM #5
      What shop are these from?
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      02-02-2011 07:55 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slogetta View Post
      What shop are these from?
      I work at Automotive Restorations Inc. in Fancy,CT

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      02-03-2011 09:38 PM #7
      Nice, Im in CT also-
      D&S AutoBody
      most fun thing(if ya wanna call it that) I worked on at this place was a kit Cobra

      Looks like you have fun all the time
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      02-03-2011 10:13 PM #8
      In columbia?
      I used to live in Storrs and commuted to Stratford everyday. What a ****ty ride that was. The drive was worth it tho.

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      02-03-2011 11:04 PM #9
      insane, nice work man

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      02-03-2011 11:28 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv View Post
      In columbia?
      I used to live in Storrs and commuted to Stratford everyday. What a ****ty ride that was. The drive was worth it tho.
      Yup-I did the commute from Willimantic to Olenders in E.Windsor for a little over a year in my Beater coupe without heat-the 20AE was dead
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      02-04-2011 10:23 AM #11
      All this in CT, huh? I'm at school at Storrs and my parents live in Lebanon.

      nice work.

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      02-04-2011 06:09 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Matthew View Post
      All this in CT, huh? I'm at school at Storrs and my parents live in Lebanon.

      nice work.
      Yea, I would say half our cars come from out of state though.

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      02-10-2011 06:17 PM #13
      914 in primer. Should be painted next week.

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      03-23-2011 05:56 PM #14
      This came in for some work the other day.

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      03-27-2011 08:23 PM #15
      ^^does 50cent own it?
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      03-27-2011 10:11 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slogetta View Post
      ^^does 50cent own it?
      Nope.
      I have to start bringing my camera to work again to get some more pics.

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      04-27-2011 08:16 PM #17
      60 Corvette that was in progress in previous pics. The goal of the project was to fix all the cracks from previous repair. It looked like the fender shattered at one point and was pieced back together and some areas sagged.




      Cars in the body shop now: 1957 Ford Thunderbird, 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1955 Austin Healey 100/4, 1953 Jaguar XK 120, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass. All complete paint jobs.

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      05-30-2011 10:23 PM #18

      Spent the weekend wetsanding and buffing the Ferrari 330. Porsche with widened quarters behind it.

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      06-05-2011 08:42 AM #19
      1969 Ferrari 330 GTC all put together and off the car show.

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      08-11-2011 06:29 PM #20
      The Porsche with the widened rear 1/4's freshly painted with some new stripes. It still needs to be sanded and buffed.

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      09-07-2011 09:50 PM #21
      Outside after being sanded and buffed. Hopefully I can get some pictures of it on the track this weekend at Watkins Glen.

    22. 09-13-2011 10:21 PM #22
      Great pictures man keep posting them. Question for you, when you do collision work or anything other then full respray on older stuff, do you base/clear it or will you replicate the factory finish. Like are you guys still spraying lacquers and stuff like that? I always wondered how shops like yours dealt with that. Seeing your pictures makes me with I did something more fun then spraying single stage cement mixers all day haha

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      09-14-2011 02:55 PM #23
      nice cars and nice work
      my build threadPM FOR COILOVER INSTALLS IN CT
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      TRUST ME, YOU HAVE NO ****ING IDEA

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      09-14-2011 09:23 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by .justin. View Post
      Great pictures man keep posting them. Question for you, when you do collision work or anything other then full respray on older stuff, do you base/clear it or will you replicate the factory finish. Like are you guys still spraying lacquers and stuff like that? I always wondered how shops like yours dealt with that. Seeing your pictures makes me with I did something more fun then spraying single stage cement mixers all day haha
      We primarily spray Glasurit 22 line (single stage urethane) and Glasurit 55 line (basecoat). It's pretty rare that we spray something else. You can usually buff the surrounding panels or the entire car so it has the same gloss level as the new paint.

      Quote Originally Posted by boots of fruit
      nice cars and nice work
      Thanks.

      I'll have some more pics soon of the cars I'm getting ready for the Fairfield County Concours. 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, 1938 Bentley and a 1954 Siata 208 S roadster.

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      09-19-2011 08:18 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv View Post
      This came in for some work the other day.
      front bumper looks a variant off

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      09-19-2011 05:19 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post
      front bumper looks a variant off
      Yes it is, a clear bra will do that. It's the swimming pool effect.

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      10-29-2011 04:14 PM #27
      Put some CS stripes on this 360 CS today.


      Thats a 250 GT Lusso on the frame machine under the plastic cover in the background. It was hit in the rear by a drunk driver in a dump truck.

    28. 11-03-2011 07:43 PM #28
      When you guys pull old or rare stuff on the frame machine where do you get your specs from? Like if both front rails are smashed in so you can't get any comparative measurements and there is nothing on file, do you just wing it? Having only worked in dealer shops doing modern stuff this is some interesting stuff, thanks for answering my last question about the paint.

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      11-03-2011 11:28 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by .justin. View Post
      When you guys pull old or rare stuff on the frame machine where do you get your specs from? Like if both front rails are smashed in so you can't get any comparative measurements and there is nothing on file, do you just wing it? Having only worked in dealer shops doing modern stuff this is some interesting stuff, thanks for answering my last question about the paint.
      I don't think we've had a car that has been hit like that come through since I've been at the shop. We don't get to many jobs that require serious pulling. If that was the case though, we would probably try to find another car to do some measurements off of. If we couldn't find something to measure off of, you pull it until you have to. If its square,looks correct, panels and parts fit, you really don't have go any further than that.

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      11-08-2011 09:25 PM #30
      Got any pics of your car man?
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      11-08-2011 11:06 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by CandySucker View Post
      Got any pics of your car man?
      Of my car? look up any picture of a stock gli.

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      01-28-2012 05:17 PM #32
      A helmet I just painted based of Nigel Mansell's helmet. All the colors have metallic or pearls in them.



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      02-02-2012 03:30 PM #33
      Very nice! That Datsun paint job is my favorite.

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      02-11-2012 07:38 AM #34
      Did another helmet recently:

      It still needs the final sand and another couple coats of clear.

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      03-18-2012 04:27 PM #35
      http://www.overdriveimages.com/Cars/...307708_9dmgfQz
      Here's a car I just did, should be featured in Road & Track in the near future.

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