Thursday, November 12, 2009

Long Time, No Post!

Sometime when you're bored....

(The odd reflections in this hood are the ceiling of the paint booth)

Try....

Taking, one Shelby Cobra kit car....


Add countless hours of body work to an incredibly crappy fiberglass body....


Add three coats of Orion Silver metalflake, four coats of Kandyapple Red tinted clear intermediate coat and three coats of clear urethane....


Wet sand, lay out stripes, mask, paint three more coats of Orion Silver metalflake for the stripes and four more coats of clear over the entire project....



Over thirty two hours on a weekend; and you have a Kandyapple Red Cobra.

I did all the bodywork and paint. The kit car belongs to a friend.

All the paint materials from House of Kolors.

The suspension and differential is from a Mustang 5.0.

The engine is a race modified 351 CID Ford power plant with a low profile supercharger and special electronics. It will turn a 1/4 mile quicker than 99.99 percent of people have ever driven.

I'll try to get some more pictures up when the car is reassembled and done.

10 comments:

FJ said...

*Replaces jaw*

That's beautiful, Warren!

Warren said...

Thank you, FJ. :^)

It was toad ugly before the 'makeup'.

John said...

Nice wheels. Great skill to have. Welcome back.

Warren said...

TY, John.

Its not something you learn overnight.

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
What a beautiful paint job! You're da man, all right.

FJ said...

Merry Christmas, Warren!

Warren said...

Merry Christmas to you also, FJ.

I just put up my annual Christmas post.

The Merry Widow said...

You are an artist, my adored big brother!
GORGEOUS!

tmw

Elmers Brother said...

beautiful Sir Warren. Sorry it's been awhile since I've been around. Hope the new year is good to you.

Warren said...

Glad to hear from you, EB.

Hope you and yours are doing well.

My time seems to be consumed with work and I seldom post although I do monitor the blog and always read my Email.