Before and After

I’m a ‘before and after’ junkie.  Doesn’t matter if it’s a room, haircut, house, or piece of furniture.  A good ‘before and after’ gets me giddy, it’s click-bait.  The shittier the ‘before’ the better.  There will be many opportunities for these little gems during Pop my Ride and I’ll document them here…no matter how mundane or plain.  Watch and witness the magic!

Engine Compartment

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Scraped down and degreased as much as possible.

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Clean as a whistle…plus the master cylinder is in.

Seats

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Originally thought the upholstery was in decent shape until we took the nasty ass sweatshirt off the drivers side.  Oopsies!

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Absolutely adorable, right?!

Inside

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The inside is totally stripped so we can start cleaning it up, treating for rust and patching.

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Mavis’s innards, clean, treated and painted.

Undercarriage

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Initial scrape

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The undercarriage, all cleaned up, rust treated and painted with truck bed spray.

Wheel Wells

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Starting the scraping of the wheel wells.

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Left back wheel well, cleaned up, patched, painted.

Rocker Panel

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The front of the back wheel well area that was so bad we had to cut out most of it out and create patches.

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Final back.

Gas Tank

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Gas tank before: Covered in tar, dirt, old undercoating and shame.

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Gas tank after:  Cleaned, sealed, fast-etched (rust protectant) and painted.  Proud as a peacock!

Bell Housing

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Bell housing before:  This is the engines bell housing, which covers the fly wheel, clutch and pressure plate and is bolted to the engine block.  Caked on crud must be ages old but I attacked my first real cleanup job with vigor!

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Bell housing after:  Isn’t it beautiful?  First a good scraping with a putty knife, then a scrub down in the parts washer.  Good as new!

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