What an amazing thread Mirko! Between you, Jes, and JJ, hours of reading inspiration for the rest of us wanting to do a project like this. Tough decision for me, it is hard for me to justify a dedicated track car for my Verde (which is pretty clean and original). So may just do a street/track version... Anyway.
Stupid question of the day. With what and how did you paint all the interior, suspension links/arms, engine bay etc..?
Thanks ROC, I agree there are many very good project/bulid threads on the BB, and Jes and JJ's certainly inspired me to take the leap. I also agree with the tough decision of converting a perfectly good street car, and I would probably encourage you to save your Verde and start with a donor/junker car for this type of ground-up build... IMHO.
Your question is a good one. At one point we had absolutely every piece/part off the chassis and body, and everything was first sand-blasted or scrubbed by hand in solvent to clean off grease, grime, and old paint. The trunk, engine bay, wheel wells, and interior were scrubbed by hand with Scotch Brite pads. Then I simply taped off important areas such as splined ends, bolt holes, linkage/couplers, etc. and sprayed a layer of grey primer (Krylon or Wurth's), and then a final coat of Wurth's "battleship" grey (or flat black for some bits).
Group 2 Motorsports were super generous with their shop and shelf space, as I had bits and pieces hanging and laying around everywhere during this process. They have a box sand-blaster and solvent tank, and the chassis spent many many months up on one of their lifts. It's definitely a messy and tedious job that requires a fair amount of space... and the right tools make all the difference in the world! Good luck with your project.