understood, and it's all good. This look isn't for everyone. I've done the clean paint job route before (pics below of a previous car I built), and sure, it looks great, but it's expensive to do (not just the paint, but chrome, fasteners, rubber, everything) then it requires cleaning every time it goes out or it doesn't look so nice, and then there's the stress of constant cleaning, stone chips, door dings, finding ample parking, and dealing with careless people on the road not paying attention to driving (too busy texting, or nowadays here in CA being stoned). Since having my '67 Firebird I have a car that I have every bit of fun with but minus all the stress and financial impact that goes with a finished paint job. Not to mention I get just as much interest in it, if not more, than those who have finished paint work.Well I guess it does look old now. I kinda liked it as it was, but I like nice paint personally.
Yes, I was anticipating this, but I didn't want to cut anything until I knew exactly where I needed to cut. The pin striping on the hood is pre done for a general area like this and I have some touchup green paint leftover I can use to paint the edges/ chips as needed.This is the part I love the most! The final assembly. It's so nice seeing them painted, and going together the last time!
Will you have to cut the hood to get the FI units, and air cleaner or scoop to clear?
not to disappoint, but I will be running fuel injection on here. I have the FiTech dual quad units, and, depending on how out of place they might look I may need to paint or help camoflauge them to look less modern. (after I get it running, of course)What a beautiful sight; a fresh Chevy big block and a tunnel ram. Can't wait to see it with the carbs and fenderwells!!!