Time-lapse Painting of a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
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Video of our painter Dan Mason, painting a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
yellow. Some time-lapse video, some detail shots. Mind you this hasn't been
wet sanded yet and there's still a lot of work left - but it still looks
Paint by Custom Classics
EMI Records Ltd
71 Plymouth GTX Startup
1971 Plymouth GTX that I've been working on getting back on the road. We
got it as a "almost running" car. "Almost running" was somewhere between
very generous and flat out false. We've ended up replacing all the bushings
in the suspension and rebuilding the engine and the brakes. Now it's
getting to the point that it's driveable and hoo-boy is it a hoot. Always
fun to do the no tag, no muffler shakedown run :)
Here's some specs:
440cu (7.2L) V8 with 727 Torqeflite reverse manual valve body; 8 3/4 rear
end with 3.91 gearset. All going out to a pair of 15x10 Centerline rims
with BF Goodrich 295/50R15 tires. Still not sure if we're going to be
putting in the 4-speed or keeping the brutal automatic. Such a fun car. My
little camera can't capture the amount of noise this thing puts out. It
currently is just running around an old set of 2.5" pipes with no mufflers
that end somewhere under the rear seats.
Can't get enough Mopar!
How to fill 36 grit scratches
This video shows how to apply filler to fill-in the 36 grit scratches you
made, then block sand with 80 grit to get ready for filling primer
My 1973 Roadrunner getting primer
My one owner 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner getting the epoxy primer socked to
'er. "Where there is life there is hope." For details on the ongoing
1965 Chevelle: Sprayable Polyester - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - All the body filler on our 1965 Chevelle project
has been block-sanded straight, bringing the car one step closer to paint
application. The next step is to apply several coats of Standox Sprayable
Polyester .. a high-build sprayable body filler intended to fill any
pinholes or sanding scratches in the body filler layer below. Tiny
pinholes and sanding scratches can be barely detectable in filler, but they
become magnified under the shiny paint and clear coat of final paint, so
it's crucial to take whatever steps you can to eliminate them from the
car's surface before spraying paint. We applied several coats of the
Standox product, which leaves a highly textured surface when hardened,
which might appear to be a step backwards in the straightening process.
However, most of what you see here will all be block-sanded off, leaving a
solid white layer of perfectly smooth substrate ready for the final
application of primer before paint. When properly sanded, the poly leaves
no traces of pinholes or spreader marks, and it sands smoothly with minimal
effort. But you'll see the whole block sanding process in the next
chapter of our '65 Chevelle.
1973 Roadrunner resto XI: the 440
Temporary installation of the 1971 440 into the car to consolidate the
parts, stuff and 'bits.' The engine will be pulled soon, cleaned, painted,
re-gasketed and mated to the numbers matching Fireball Automatics-rebuilt
727 the installed for good. Chivvies and Frauds beware.
((Sensitive types and kids note there is a lot of swearing in the video -
but not my me, heh.))
1965 Chevelle: Spraying Final Primer Video V8TV
Once the Standox Sprayable Polyester was block sanded to a 220 grit
surface, body tech John Blandford prepped our 1965 Chevelle's body for a
couple coats of DuPont Hot Prime primer. The Hot Prime is part of the Hot
Hues line, and provides the last sandable layer before final sealer and
then color. John sprayed the primer using a SATA KLC spraygun and the 3M
PPS cup system. The KLC HVLP low overspray primer and filler gun for its
ability to finely atomize heavier materials reducing the amount of sanding
needed for a flat surface, and the PPS cup system makes clean-up simple
with less solvent waste. The next chapter in the '65 Chevelle story...
spraying the color!
1973 Plymouth Roadrunner frame straightening
Riverside Restorations, Manotick ON, mid 2008. Due to all my moves, the
house fire etc. I lost track of this video nugget. Enjoy the hi tech frame
straightening machine and automotive chiropractic science at its best. The
car X's out perfectly now (believe it or not) and the final moments of the
vid show the Runner as it is today.
1973 Plymouth Road Runner mopar, not a hemi.....
1973 Plymouth Road Runner, 360ci 380hp crate motor from summit. This is
my cousins car so i don't know all the details, but it runs 7.90's in the
1/8. The motor is as it was when installed 10 years ago.
Roadrunner Resto IX
Dec. 7, 2008: as I upload this the paint is already flying and the engine
compartment, underneath, passenger compartment and trunk are all red. More
updates as they happen. Hey I'm playing catch-up!