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post #91 of 97 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Their panels are top notch and it's not as hard as it initially looks on the install. I drilled holes in the bottom skirt and made like a spot weld up the hole to secure it to the bottom of the car.
How did the aluminum welding go with the mig? I bought a roll of al wire and was going to give it a try just to see what happens.


Aluminum welding too cast with co2 went like **** and is a total fail!!! Going to get pure argon on my next tank...see if that helps things...stay tuned


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post #92 of 97 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Spraying g2 featherfill was fun through the 2.2 tip ....sanding continues!!














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post #93 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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So, after the grey spot-primer was shot in June above...progress has been on filling EVERY single little imperfection in the car.
This means I grab the can of Rage Gold filler, fill a 3mm spot let it dry sand it.
I walk around the car, look for more flaws, fill again, sand again, fill again, sand again.... all over the car.

However, I have run out of problems (can you ever really 'run out' on an alfa?) or I am just tired of the two months of doing this that it's time to goto the final primer coat.
My wife will then troll over the car with blue tape and identify problems that my eye's have missed (there will certainly be some) then we'll fill those, then sand those, then shoot with the sealer/primer and final sand with 180 then 220 grit then we'll shoot the color AR501n from Standox .

Here is where we are at at the moment
Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica Body Work - Rage Gold, fiberglass fender flares, tons of hand sanding work!!!! by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica Body Work - Rage Gold, fiberglass fender flares, tons of hand sanding work!!!! by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica Body Work - Rage Gold, fiberglass fender flares, tons of hand sanding work!!!! by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica Body Work - Rage Gold, fiberglass fender flares, tons of hand sanding work!!!! by Ian Bennett, on Flickr
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post #94 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 11:01 AM
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Woah,

Just paged through here checking in on the site and looks great!

I wish I had the knowledge and patience to do something like this.

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So...been working a little....(but sadly only a little)...

Got to the point where I really need a baseline to go-from to stay productive.
Especially after attaching the outer rocker's/Outer Sill (I welded them in the end and did not use panel bond).
Was a tough fitting, but they are on now as you can see in these shots.

Also got the flared rear fenders properly adhered to the rear arches (there was a gap there, but welded it up and did some panel bond garage-build-race-car ****) to get it done.
Christmas break I will continue progress by filling and sanding and filling and sanding...
As you can see from the photo's, PLENTY of work left to do!

Prep before the feather fill was getting 'close enough' at this point...
Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica Body Work - Rage Gold, fiberglass fender flares, tons of hand sanding work!!!! by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Let the nieghbor grab the spray gun for a minute....was fun to see him lay down some poly-primer.
Alfa Romeo GTAm - Featherfill g2 final primer by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Not the worst lines ever..good enough for my garage anyway!
Alfa Romeo GTAm - Featherfill g2 final primer by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Right after spraying
Alfa Romeo GTAm - Featherfill g2 final primer by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Rear 3/4 after spraying
Alfa Romeo GTAm - Featherfill g2 final primer by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

That GTAM fendor gap filling that had to go on
GTAm Alfa Romeo fender attachment by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Like I said...a LITTLE bit more work to do here ...hahah
Alfa Romeo GTAm - Featherfill g2 final primer by Ian Bennett, on Flickr

Until next time my friends..
Alfa Romeo GTAm - being turned around to work on the passenger side... by Ian Bennett, on Flickr
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post #96 of 97 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Almost at yearly updates now...

Here are some recent pics of painting this House of Kolor Sg105 (red)

Also used the Kd3004 their tinted red primer and that combo was good.

I keep fixing thin spots especially where the gel coat from the flares is underneath and wasn’t covered by a really good coat of primer.

Full-clear this fall after knocking back with 600/800 grit.












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post #97 of 97 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 07:58 AM
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Well done, she looks hot will look hotter when the drive train is in and the car a bit lower.
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