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Old 11-27-2007, 01:04 PM   #345 (permalink)
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05-06-2007, 08:49 Pm

So I forget whether I mentioned: we're going to take the car up to the EV Expo in Ottawa at the end of May. Dragging it behind Ivan's truck (need to make/rent a tow bar).

There's no way we're going to be finished the electro/mechanical stuff by then, and we decided to switch the focus onto making it pretty.

So this weekend I started doing some body work - cleaning up the worst of the rust spots. Got the driver's side done - just need to paint it (got a can of colour match paint mixed, and it seems to be a pretty decent match).

EDIT: fortunately, most of the rust is below the trim strip, which makes touch-up less apparent (because you can paint small, complete sections without having to try to blend it in to a wider area of "good" paint).
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