It’s been warm out so I have been busy! I have gotten more of the much needed body work / paint prep on the driver’s side. This last week has shown some significant progress in the way of obtaining a reasonably flat surface to paint onto, among a few other things with the Van.
After the weather had come and gone I sanded off the top layer and put down the glaze, I opted not to sand it but instead just paint over for protection, leaving the finishing sanding for after the glass it out and i’m hours from paint:
Once I had 20 or so small spots to work with it got confusing which ones needed work so I painted over the completed leaving what was left, which really was only the spot down by the rocker panel. It’s the only one left that needs sanded:
On a side note I noticed that some rust had developed on my driver’s rear quarter repair, so I dug out some of the fiberglass and wasn’t pleased with the result. I am still deliberating the next best course of action but at this point it’s going to get re-done. I am not very thrilled and am curious what ended up happening that caused that in the first place.
Aside from body work I was able to move forward on the JDM engine! Parts have once again started arriving now that the transmission is paid for in full, I started with new cam & crankshaft seals as well as 2 of the timing belt rollers:
That is all I have for now, I haven’t gotten much more done on the cluster and have started prep sanding the one removed valve cover for polishing. It’s supposed to snow Friday and as soon as it’s warm i’ll be outside continuing work. (when I can)