Sand blasting and I have developed a love-hate relationship over the last two weeks. On the one hand, it is probably the nastiest, dirtiest, most uncomfortable job involved in restoring a car and takes a long time to do yourself, even with fairly good equipment and great help (thanks Dad!). Couple that with the undeniable fact that you will discover sand can get into just about any place a man shouldn’t EVER have sand…….well…….you get the picture.
|Right side apron area showed absolutely no signs of heavy rust anywhere! A miracle to be sure!|
|Right front shock tower and rear apron looked very good after blasting. At this point, I was starting to feel pretty good about the ol' girl.|
|Here's a wider angle look at the filler.|
|With everything sanded down, you can see how little filler remains in the seam. I'm pretty happy with that!|
|With the surrounding metal treated, the firewall undercoat residue is quite noticeable.|
|Here again, the etched metal patina in interrupted by the leftover undercoating on the firewall. Time to take care of that!|
|Finally, the firewall is clean an prepped for the next step. Next on the agenda is epoxy primer!|