Restoration of car 144
|Car 144, a 1966 Phaeton is undergoing a complete
restoration in 2001
by its owner, Fred Johnson in New Jersey. Below are
parts of his undertaking. We thank him for sharing! Feel
free to contact Fred
if you have any questions about his restoration.
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Adding pin striping to the side
Mark putting on paint and as soon as he goes to the next
panel I would take tape off. Paint has to be still
a bit wet when this is done, otherwise it could pull the
Applying the masking tape for pin striping.
Tight curve being taped over rear fender.
Thin red accent striping in the light blue band.
Striping on the hood -- Fred added the raised trim area
on the hood. This "belt" did not extend to the
hood on the original car.
Reproduction VIN tag
A picture of the nameplates which "Laser It
Engraving" made for me.
He uses engravable plastic. His web site is http://Laserit.com
For the purist it wouldn't be exactly right but it adds a
nice touch to the finished product - The second plate
consists of a "made up" serial number to
satisfy the state of New Jersey, which couldn't relate to
a three-digit serial number.
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