I didn’t expect to be done already. I’ll start at the beginning, and by that I mean 30 minutes ago when I walked down to the mailbox.
I found a Lola GT70, that I wasn’t expecting until tomorrow.
I’ve decided to get a few non 1967 cars, to get a bit better at restoring them. This beat up car is a 1968 HK base Lola GT70.
It has a broken window, which I’ll probably just order a car missing the rear section with a nice windshield for way cheaper than a replacement windshield.
The windshield looks like it was parked next to something very hot for a while.
OK. Lets get to the restoration. These old cars strip in seconds. That isn’t an exaggeration. I put the stripper on with a paintbrush, and by the time I get from the front to the rear... The front is stripped. 10 minutes of steel wool and it looked like this.
I try to make them look like they did originally. So, this one was always going to be Hunter Green. Given that it was a solid color. I didn’t feel the need to get a mirror finish.
This is my first car with cap style wheels, but luckily I had a few from a previous wheel order.
I actually only have 3 medium sized wheels (bummer). One of the old wheels got put back on.
As soon as the base came off I sprayed it with Lime Away. Then took the steel wool to it.
And now I’m just waiting for it to dry so I can throw some clear on it. The color looks darker in person.
Thanks for tuning in to this weeks installment of “Redline Restorations by an Idiot”