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Old 04-24-2017, 11:14 AM   #261
GASoline71
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Spent a day and a half removing all of the thick black overspray on the lower half of the firewall from the factory undercoating. What a PITA. Used a heat gun and some soft wooden paint sticks as scrapers. Then after I got most of the thickest stuff off, I used rags soaked in mineral spirits to get the rest off. I used a little Goof-off too, but the mineral spirits worked better. Here are a few pics of the during and after.

This week should be engine and tranny install week! Slow and steady wins the war!

Gary
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