i did a post but somehow lost it!
anyway, i replaced the seals and bushes on the gearbox as recommended by mark1gls. I also resprayed the strut towers. When i got the car resprayed they gave me enough paint to respray the bay which was good of them so used that
looking pants. lots of scratches from 32 years of being an engine bay
sanded it back - lots of rust! and used panels wipes to clean up
coat of primer. only one side but i am fairly sure you can guess what the other side looks like
and 3 coats of paint and 4 laquers. yay. it looks satin in the picture but is actually pretty glossy. perfectly fine for the engine bay.
still have do the battery tray, but the cables are in the way to do all in one go. i'll do that on tomorrow.
pretty pleased with the outcome for my first attempt at proper painting.
as i have worked on the car i have found a few blemishes that the body shop did in shuts and hidden areas. either way, i'm going to get them to fix them as they are areas that are missing colour where the panel hooks were in place. they missed it, i missed it so its not super important.
hope you like. powdercoaters should be done soon so can start rebuilding the engine. i also went ordering mad so have lots of new parts.
i bought a new expansion tank so it looks better, but the washer bottle i believe is storm specific and looks yellow and shite, i was thinking of painting it but am worried it will look rubbish. any thoughts?