Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We are very excited to have finally reached the time when somebody else does some work on Matilda! Although, I spent nearly a year sanding and prepping cars at a body shop when I was twenty, I've come to realize I am not nearly qualified to perform a quality paint job on this, or any other car. Thankfully, the fine craftsmen at McClinton Auto Collision of Albany, OR were willing to take on the challenge. I decided to wait until the end of summer weather to take it in. This would give me more driving time, and allow me to save the considerable pile of cash needed to complete the job. Well, the money part worked out fine, so I decided to trade a few sunny weekends for a chance to get her done a little early. I drove her over to Albany last Monday, September 24th, and got the first progress pictures today. Honestly, I figured they hadn't touched her yet, but was very pleasantly surprised to see they have the rear quarter panels in primer already! That leaves the top, doors, fenders and hood to straighten and shoot. Then will come color sanding, and clear coat. I expect them to have her for roughly a couple of months, but may see her sooner, if this pace holds!