Grabber Lime Update - Rear Wheelhouse Undercoating

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1971 429 CJs: Grabber Lime, Grabber Blue, White, Dark Green Metallic (2), Pewter, Red Convertible 1972: Sprints (3), 1973: Pink Convertible (2)
Has been a while since I last worked on the Grabber Lime car, but it is time to get back at it and get it finished so I can start on the next restoration.    Axle was completed over the summer, so just got the new wheels/tires and all new brake components for the front brakes.   Needed to put factory type undercoating in the rear wheel wells, so the last restoration I finished I found that if I used 3M brushable sealer and dabbed it on with the end of a plumbing brush, then used rubberized undercoating over it, the texture came out closer to factory than any other way I tried.   Here are pictures of the seam sealer in gray, then the undercoating.   Not exactly like the factory, but appearance is close.   Should have the front brake parts on in the next week, so should be able to put the car on the ground for the first time in 5 years!!!

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Hopefully the US border will be fully open soon, i.e. NO PCR test before returning to Canada as I'm FULLY VACINATED so I can "kill two birds with one stone" so to speak and get to NPD and a visit your shop so I can see that beauty for myself. It is absolutely MY dream car, but way out of my reach.......... unless I win the lottery!!

 
Hopefully the US border will be fully open soon, i.e. NO PCR test before returning to Canada as I'm FULLY VACINATED so I can "kill two birds with one stone" so to speak and get to NPD and a visit your shop so I can see that beauty for myself. It is absolutely MY dream car, but way out of my reach.......... unless I win the lottery!!
You are welcome over anytime.  

 
Has been a while since I last worked on the Grabber Lime car, but it is time to get back at it and get it finished so I can start on the next restoration. Axle was completed over the summer, so just got the new wheels/tires and all new brake components for the front brakes. Needed to put factory type undercoating in the rear wheel wells, so the last restoration I finished I found that if I used 3M brushable sealer and dabbed it on with the end of a plumbing brush, then used rubberized undercoating over it, the texture came out closer to factory than any other way I tried. Here are pictures of the seam sealer in gray, then the undercoating. Not exactly like the factory, but appearance is close. Should have the front brake parts on in the next week, so should be able to put the car on the ground for the first time in 5 years!!!

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wasnt the undercoating an option ? or was it standard ?
 
Has been a while since I last worked on the Grabber Lime car, but it is time to get back at it and get it finished so I can start on the next restoration. Axle was completed over the summer, so just got the new wheels/tires and all new brake components for the front brakes. Needed to put factory type undercoating in the rear wheel wells, so the last restoration I finished I found that if I used 3M brushable sealer and dabbed it on with the end of a plumbing brush, then used rubberized undercoating over it, the texture came out closer to factory than any other way I tried. Here are pictures of the seam sealer in gray, then the undercoating. Not exactly like the factory, but appearance is close. Should have the front brake parts on in the next week, so should be able to put the car on the ground for the first time in 5 years!!!

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Looks great! The whole car is turning out awesome, nice job! It looks like you have a really nice shop there. What size wheels and tires did you go with?
 
Has been a while since I last worked on the Grabber Lime car, but it is time to get back at it and get it finished so I can start on the next restoration. Axle was completed over the summer, so just got the new wheels/tires and all new brake components for the front brakes. Needed to put factory type undercoating in the rear wheel wells, so the last restoration I finished I found that if I used 3M brushable sealer and dabbed it on with the end of a plumbing brush, then used rubberized undercoating over it, the texture came out closer to factory than any other way I tried. Here are pictures of the seam sealer in gray, then the undercoating. Not exactly like the factory, but appearance is close. Should have the front brake parts on in the next week, so should be able to put the car on the ground for the first time in 5 years!!!

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Looking forward to seeing that Grabber Lime on wheels for the first time! Well done!
 
wasnt the undercoating an option ? or was it standard ?
I've wondered this as well. I have this sample in my glovebox. Not sure if it was made as a sales tool, or just explaining what your car came with. Funny enough the book looks Grabber Lime. LOL. Just like the stuff under the car, this sample is still in perfect shape.
 

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