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Still early days and a very busy work schedule has made it difficult to devote time to the project. I finally picked up the Z from the frame shop, some minor straightening was required to the sub frame and A pillar, no other issues arising except the rear subframe bolts were (way) over torqued at some point and required some heat and persuasion to remove. The deconstruction continues with the door mechanisms, glass, headliner, diff and subframe to go. I plan to leave the car as a roller as long as possible until it's ready to go out for media blading then body and paint. In the meantime I built a 3' x 5' Evaporust solution tank to address the trunk lid and bottoms of the doors. Neither is rusty however media blasting can't access deep in the seams or behind the trunk cross members where the panel didn't receive paint so I want to address these areas. I sent the hood out for chemical dipping followed by phosphating and epoxy primer which turned out well however in the process the dum dum body putty installed by the factory between the cross bracing and the sheet metal to eliminate rattling and provide a cushion and stability to the sheet metal is lost on the process and has to be replaced. The temporary Evapo tank I built is nominally larger than required and took 15 gallons to fill to the level you in the photo. Even then, to ensure full coverage the trunk lid will need to be flipped after 24 hours in the solution. Next is the bottom of the doors.

On the frame machine:


Trunk lid in the Evaporust bath:
 

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The Brooklyn Project has been delayed for a while because a good friend and I decided to buy a neglected warehouse property and renovate it to serve as a place to store and work on our cars. Its about 3,600 ft2 including some office space and was built in 1955. Over the years it has housed a valve shop, a movie & TV prop builder and a printing company. Its fallen into disrepair and in need of a serious restoration so we decided to tackle it:

Before (Jungle overgrowth...), View of Back Yard & Back Wall


Low Bay View

Interior View toward Back Wall


Demo


Back Wall - Interior ReFraming


Back Yard Cleared and Paved


Back Wall Siding-Work in Progress


Interior

Electrical Rough in and New Front Overhead Door


Eliminated Door, Electrical, Rough-in complete and prepped for Drywall (Machine Room)


New LED Lighting (note the paint booth...!)


Floor Grinding - Epoxy Floor Prep


Epoxy Coating Applied (Urethane top coat to follow, will reduce gloss level to semi-gloss)


More to follow!
 

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That'll be a very functional work space Lloyd, nice find. Room for more projects :D
 

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That'll be a very functional work space Lloyd, nice find. Room for more projects :D
Awesome find on the car and the shop! Both are starting out good!
Thanks for the encouragement, we're planning to move in a few days from now and a (prolific) TC member will also be joining us. Still lots of work to do however the shop is beginning to take shape. More updates to follow.
 

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Hi , I have a question on evaporust can you put it in like a 5 gallon bucket like the old carb cleaner use to come in & use it that way ?
 

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Evaporust needs to be stored/used in a non-metallic container... ie. plastic, etc.

Lloyd demonstrated how you can build a non-typically shaped container from wood or anything, then line it with vinyl/plastic/etc to use for evaporust. Some of use PVC tubes capped off, and clean our driveshafts or other long thin objects...
 

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Lloyd, you fellas have taken a neglected shop and turned it into a very nice automotive storage/work facility.. Do you plan to do your painting in that facility?
 

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Lloyd, you fellas have taken a neglected shop and turned it into a very nice automotive storage/work facility.. Do you plan to do your painting in that facility?
Matt, the former movie & TV prop builder tenant installed the cross draft Devilbiss paint booth several years ago, it has a dedicated fire suppression system and is very functional. Its about 9' x 13' so its best suited for painting parts (and maybe micro cars) however its not a full size automotive booth. We definitely plan to use it extensively for parts painting.
 

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Congrats on the recent acquisition Lloyd! The renovation and transformation looks remarkable!
 

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Thanks for the feedback, spent the past few days relocating from our previous shop, moved some cars in today, still plenty of work to do.

 
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