Lil Red - SJ restoration - Final Paint - Part 1
This week we reached the final stage of the build at Winchfield. The SJ went into final paint.
This is a long post so scroll on down!!
In order to do this the main panels had to be finally fitted. In this procss it was noticed that the front cross members did not fit properly into the new wings. Again this was due to the poor manufacturing quality of the wings.
As you can see the alignment is poor.
With the fit sorted, the preparation of the front cross members could progress.
The underside of the members is not properly painted from factory so this will be certainly improved on in restoration
The front supports that go from top to bottom behind the front grill were treated in the same way. Primed and then epoxied
With the hinges ready for painting they are then fitted for the final time and then seam sealant applied around the edges. This is the same as the factory finish.