The headliner on the car was looking bad, the rear window was pooping out and I wanted to get the car polished. Oh and the front spoiler wasn’t ready when I picked the car up so I needed to grab that as well. So I … Continue readingIn TJ For A Little Upkeep
Just an update on the car paint wow it’s been just about a year since I got the car back from paint in Tijuana. I’m very happy with the results still. Is it perfect? No, but to get a better paint job probably would have … Continue readingMy Tijuana Paintjob: 1 Year Paint Update
In honor of Gene Wilder and one of my favorite movies, Blazing Saddles” the badges quote comes to mind. Well I have gotten a number of badges in. The front and rear roundel BMW badges have arrived and look great! Also the BBS center caps … Continue readingBadges? We don’t need no stinking badges!! Well yes we do!!
So the car had some dust on it and I decided to clean her up a bit. So I used some Meguires Qwick Detailing Mist and a sift cloth to wipe the dust off and restore the shine. I also removed the license plate and … Continue readingFirst Wash…well sort of….More Parts Come in!
The car has been back a few days and now is the time to put the car back together. I have put on the bumpers, front and rear, the driving lights, the interior door panels and the speakers. I have wired the driving lights as … Continue readingPutting It All Back Together
The car is finished! Here is a list of the work done by Los Panchos in Tijuana.Strip the old paint offRemove all windows, grills, trim and lights Fill in holes in the front left from the Euro bumper conversionRepair dent in driver side front fenderRepair rust … Continue readingDay 54:The Pickup!
The car went into the paint booth Friday on day 47!!! I took a trip down to look at the progress. Things are getting close! Headliner installation has begun and is almost finished! The car will dry and cure, then get we sanded and … Continue reading49 Days In: Painted!
Latest update from Ramiro at Los Panchos. The hood is off for the repair to the hood supports. Here are some pics. Looks like the rest of the block sanding has been done. Not much more to do except paint it, wetsand it and polish. … Continue reading42 days in…Getting Closer!
Day 40. Wow…its been a LONG time since I have driven my baby! We are down to about a week to go. According to Ramiro the car will be sprayed today or tomorrow and then polished next week. It will get the headliner done next … Continue readingDay 40….Countdown Continues…Turn signals completed!
So after a pretty long journey to the border with lits of Saturday traffic I got to Los Panchos and saw the car. Well the bodywork is indeed nearly done. One door is repaired and back on the car and the other door is 90% … Continue readingDay 34…Tijuana Visit