I can't believe how long it's been since I had something to show for work on the Urraco. I have been working on it, but each photo looked the same: "Here it is being sanded." It's amazing how much sanding is involved in painting.
As you may recall, the last time we saw the Urraco it was leaving home to make room for the returning Miura (See Miura restoration page 29, November 2009). Here it sits in its home away from home. And yes, that's my same 1967 MGB sitting in front of it as in Early Efforts, photo 5. The MG also moved out of home to make room for Miura parts. It will be restored after the Miura is done.
9/4/2010: Primered Again
It looks worse, but after months of sanding and carefully finishing the bodywork, it's actually in very good shape. All of the panels have been blocked very smooth, and it's ready for primer.
And finally, painted with a very thick coat of primer called Reface.
And after all the masking paper came off, it looked pretty good!
The doors, trunklid, headlight buckets, and front bonnet were done the next day, on Sept 5. Now the car has to sit for a few weeks while the primer dries and shrinks. Then... back to sanding! The Reface will be blocked perfectly flat in preperation for the next coat of finer primer. Then more sanding. Then color. Then more sanding. It will still be a while before it's done, but progress is good.