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76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 7th 2010, 12:49 am

hello everyone! i am going to roll my 76 el Camino classic, two tone- gloss black and sunrise red! here are some pics of my progress
here is a before pic, looks good in the pic but the paint is real bad-

dissembling to take off trim-



and lots of body work to fill in all thoes hole from the trim and TONS of old bondo and rust to deal with:(





painting the front end pieces, i used the rustoleum spray paint for these-




some body work done so a coat of primer-







And that's where i am right now, should be rolling soon!
p.s. The neighbors think im a crazy girl for doing this by myself! especially after i told them i was going to roll it:)

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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on August 7th 2010, 3:06 am

I know what it's like, my next door neighbor is a new car dealer and he could not believe that I was painting my cars with a roller. Looks to be a nice project.

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Post by JimVonBaden on August 7th 2010, 6:26 am

I think you are doing great!

I had a 67 El Camino. It was a great vehicle. I wish I still had it.

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 8th 2010, 2:37 pm


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Post by EL Chica on August 11th 2010, 1:37 pm

I Blocked most of the truck out today, and applied body filer to the low areas. BTW I thought i should let you guys know im rolling the primer on, not spraying. its a regular auto Epoxy primer mixed 4:1 like you would to spray it, works pretty good, nice and think to fill in those crummy spots, dries fast though so u have to be speedy. And its really expensive i paid 90bucks for the gallon, was going to spray it on my 66 Chevy truck a year ago and never did so its just been sitting around...so i figure i will try rolling it!



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Post by JimVonBaden on August 11th 2010, 5:12 pm

Looks good. If you run out of primer, the Rustoleum primer works well too, and at $10 a pint is a bargain.

I used it on my Opel.

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by tbirdsps on August 13th 2010, 9:36 am

What a nice looking El Camino. It will look fantastic red and black. I can't wait to see the finished job.

Outstanding.

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 14th 2010, 4:27 pm

I will go with the rustoleum primer if i run out, it is good to finally use up this stuff i have had sitting around forever, im defiantly doing A LOT of sanding though to get it flat and smooth, i knew when i started this project i was going to be doing a lot of sanding, I bought a cheap HVLP gun ($100) and "cheap" air compressor ($300) after a lot of thought as to how to paint my 66 chevy. needless to say the gun was crap, the "cheap" air compressor didn't have enough HP to keep up, and i chose a metallic paint ($80) which is hard to do anyways and the truck came out looking crappy. I had to do it outside and the wind and weather just never cooperated so i said screw it im going to try this roll on method, and what better than my $600 dollar project car to try it on? I now have three cars that im in the process of rolling, a Chevy caviler that i started to roll paint on yesterday (will get pics up) and an 81 datsun (still prepping) i will use these cars to get my technique down before doing the El cam, then if it turns out I will do my Truck. Here are some new pics!
This is the second coat of primer, its starting to look real good on the tailgate, still have a lot of sanding to do everywhere else.



here is the primer im using, its from transtar


and here is the datsun im going to be rolling soon, im doing gloss white on this and am not going to worry about getting it perfect before hand, the car is pretty straight as it is, im just going to sand it a little and roll

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Post by EL Chica on August 15th 2010, 3:18 am

alright so i know these pics are dark, its been almost a hundred degrees here for the last month so im working on the car at night, or morning. its 1am and i just finished rolling part of the car with the first coat. i will get some better pics tomorrow,all and all im happy so far, i have a lot of runs but im not to worried i will get the technique down.


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Post by JimVonBaden on August 15th 2010, 9:22 am

Good start! thumbs up

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 16th 2010, 1:14 am

Coat number 2!




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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on August 16th 2010, 3:21 am

Very good coverage for 2 coats.

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by 63Falconconvert on August 16th 2010, 9:15 am

Welcome.....
Looks like you got your hands full with 3 projects ahhh
All great looking cars. I really like the 66. The black/red combo will look sharp when your done. Keep the pics coming.

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 20th 2010, 1:41 am

okay 3 coats on tailgate, pass fender and bedside and one everywhere else






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Post by JimVonBaden on August 20th 2010, 5:52 am

Nice design, that is going to look great!

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Re: 76 El camino

Post by EL Chica on August 20th 2010, 1:09 pm

Thank you, the cruck has always reminded me of starsky and hutches gran torino so that's where i got the idea for the two tone paint design, only mine will be black and red instead of white and red. Cool







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