<VV> EUM in Group Red

The Robbins therobbins82 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 14:58:18 EDT 2009

It's always nice to see progress, I know it took me about 9 years to get
DaVair done enough to paint. Of course starting with a rust belt car was my
fault and never again, I recommend buying a turnkey car since they cost half
as much but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything (well maybe the $).
Chasing parts was the most fun when money allowed, eating rust and bondo
dust was the least fun, and writing checks <ggg> but in the end I have a
concours priced daily driver car that is fun to say is mine. Since you did
the smart thing and not begin with a rust belt car you hopefully will need
less time and fewer checks, I keep telling myself that the ragtop A/C car
with wood telescopic wheel was worth saving rather than parting out for a

Joe R

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Subject: <VV> EUM in Group Red

At long last, the Eastern Ultra Monza has gone in for body work and paint.

Removing the paint won't be too tough, as when I got it from Matt, the sand
blowing around where it was stored had already taken most of it off.  I only
added some primer and Krylon to get it all one color until the proper work
could begin.   

Starting with a good pressure washing under and all around, once it's dry
again I'll have the bumpers and a few boxes of stuff to take home while we
remove the paint and assess dings and dents to pull out, and begin the prep

Not completely sure of the color yet, but since in the future I might like
to do a USMC motif on the engine lid, I'm thinking about a gold color I saw
on a 70 Camaro this year at Steele Rubber's Open House.   Probably offered
on a lot of GM cars. 

My current engine lid had a bunch of rust on it, so we're looking at the two
I bought from Wade Lanning last month to see which of the two is the better,
and get it stripped as well. 

Hank---Happily in Group Red for once. 

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