View Full Version : Car Goes in for Bodywork and Paint

04-06-2013, 03:11 AM
Well after a hit and run on my driver door..an unfortunet run in with a pole on my passenger fender,being keyed on the roof, and other dings and dents.. Ma baby is finally getting some loveing

Nothing crazy just going stock black again..I just want her looking fresh and new again :) Cant wait till shes done :D

04-06-2013, 03:35 AM
Where ya having her sprayed?

04-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Buddy of mine is a Painter at a local shop...soo him and the shops bodyman are doing it afterhours :)..Saving me alot of cash

04-06-2013, 01:46 PM
If you haven't taken it in yet, I would suggest disassembly. It makes it much easier to get clean lines and avoid drips if the car is in as many pieces as possible. I stripped lights, bumpers, door panels, weatherstripping, any interior or trunk panels which met the outer paint job (basically the entire interior up to the carpet). Meant that any less than perfect edges were hidden when the car was reassembled, and there are no points where paint bridged a seam. I might even suggest pulling the door handles, as the rubbber ring around them tends to crack the paint afterwards.

04-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the advice. All panels will be coming off spoiler bumpers fenders mirrors hood vents ect , weather stripping. All that good stuff :)

04-16-2013, 08:36 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zpsfc2da90d.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zpsfc2da90d.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zpsc64fa46f.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zpsc64fa46f.jpg.html)

bodywork has started 😊

04-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Slowly gettin closer to paint...I've forgotten what she looks like without any dents
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/IMG_0682_zpscaa3b6d3.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/IMG_0682_zpscaa3b6d3.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/IMG_0681_zps2991be3a.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/IMG_0681_zps2991be3a.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/IMG_0679_zps3da949cc.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/IMG_0679_zps3da949cc.jpg.html)

04-26-2013, 03:20 AM
Sweet to see she is getting some love!

Excited to see how it turns out.

04-26-2013, 04:01 AM
how big was the dint in your door?!

04-27-2013, 12:00 AM
Looking forward to see this finished.

04-27-2013, 01:09 AM
ahhh she was a pretty good dent...he pulled it out pre good with that welded rivet puller..would have been more ideal to find a replacement door...but unlike some of you lucky folks..celicas are damn hard to come by here soo we had to fix all the dents instead of replace panels unfortunetly...... And yes you and me both haha since those pictures nothing else has been done :( :( was suppose to be primed this week..but doesnt look like thats happening....one of the shitty parts of gettin it done under the table...when real work comes in I get but on the back burner

04-28-2013, 04:32 AM
Too bad you're not closer. I could get you Celica doors all day long.

05-04-2013, 12:30 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zps6a982aef.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zps6a982aef.jpg.html)

Finally a little bit more progress ... Supposedly it'll be primed and sanded tomorro and then painted Sunday ... Not holding my breath but I can hope 😊

05-05-2013, 09:39 PM
More progress being made
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zps16241d3c.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zps16241d3c.jpg.html)
Freshly primed
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zpsd7b3065e.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zpsd7b3065e.jpg.html)

05-05-2013, 10:59 PM
cant wait to see it painted

05-07-2013, 04:24 AM
A present waiting for her when she's done
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zpsbafa98c2.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zpsbafa98c2.jpg.html)

05-08-2013, 02:35 AM
nice present for the car :)

05-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Well looks like Ill get her back Tomorro :D :D
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/IMG_0781_zpsed304e77.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/IMG_0781_zpsed304e77.jpg.html)

05-08-2013, 10:22 AM
So sexy...

05-08-2013, 10:11 PM
Only couple hours away :D:D Im excited haha this is better then christmas ....to bad the weather is total shit today :( :( ...stilll gunna take her for a cruise, just wish the sun was out.... Of course pictures to follow once I pick her up

05-08-2013, 10:53 PM
Fresh paint is always a great feeling!

05-09-2013, 12:17 AM
Paint is overrated. I just buy a new car.

05-09-2013, 03:08 AM
Optional V8 not an option.

05-09-2013, 05:41 AM
95% done. Still needs side mouldings ( on order ) and then wet sand &polish
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zps6791b6b4.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zps6791b6b4.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zpsdacfc84f.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zpsdacfc84f.jpg.html)
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/Imprezaluver/image_zps9d4e1fdc.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Imprezaluver/media/image_zps9d4e1fdc.jpg.html)

05-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Optional V8 not an option.
After driving a Celica daily for fifteen years I wouldn't have known what to do with all that power.

05-09-2013, 10:45 PM
That looks really good. I am a fan of the no side molding look. Chaos won't have it in her next life.

05-09-2013, 11:01 PM
I dont mind the side molding...actually waiting for new ones to arrive..then they gettin installed....If the mounting holes were filled in then I wouldnt bother...but we left the holes open..sooo not putting them on would look silly

05-10-2013, 03:55 AM
That looks really good. I am a fan of the no side molding look. Chaos won't have it in her next life.


Alexandra doesn't have it, and when i get done with her it's not going back on. One less thing to collect dirt and peel and look bad.