Posted by: porschebahn | February 3, 2009

Gulf Oil LeMans Tribute Carrera Project – Part 4

     Today is day 8 of the project, measured in the time we have devoted to working on the car.  As I stated earlier, we ran into a sandblasting firm that was too busy to take on our project.  The firms in Savannah that specialized in sandblasting were oriented towards industrial projects and weren’t very interested in our car.  So, we decided to set up our own process with the help of the man who would eventually be painting the car.  He borrowed a high-capacity sandblasting rig from a friend and we rented a large mobile compressor from G & J Rentals in Bluffton.  The sand was purchased from Maxwell Beatty Sand Supply in Savannah, and we were off to the races.  Blasting began midday Saturday and by Sunday at noon, we were finished with all but the bottom of the tub.  The material on the very bottom and up inside the rear fenderwells will need heat applied and manual scraping to remove.  The sandblasting just wouldn’t respond to the rubberized material, so the hard way will be accomplished this coming week.  Now the chassis is inside with the small residue being removed by sanding and scraping.  Ospho (a rust preventative) will be applied to some areas, and the tub will be primered in the next few days.

To see the previous posts on this project visit Part 1,  Part 2 and Part 3.

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