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Original '71 Chevelle Pictures (from car purchased in New Jersey, summer of 2000):
New Body Pictures (from car purchased in Delaware on 2/14/04):
Bodywork started...underside has been sandblasted & seam sealed. ChipGuard to be applied soon.
March 16, 2005: Body is now in final primer, we're looking at a couple of weeks for the paint & clearcoat!
April 8, 2005: Underside of car and inside of trunk are painted with body-color. Exterior paintjob coming soon!
May 18, 2005: Firewall painted & cleared, body undergoing 2nd to last sanding of primer. Paint to be applied in 1-2 days!
May 20, 2005: Stripe kit on trunk lid applied, base coat applied, 3 coats of clear being applied later in day. Wet sanding
and buffing of clearcoat to be done one day after sitting. Pictures below only show stencil being installed, plus the base coat
after it was laid down. Clearcoated pictures coming on Monday 5/23.
May 22, 2005: I got the call on Sunday AM....."Come & get it!"
November 19, 2005: Patience is a virtue, right? The long-awaited reunion of body & chassis was today:
June 22, 2006: Small parts painted in body color, now I can assemble the front clip and begin wiring stage: