D-day finally arrived and my car has gone to the paint shop!
Posted by Steve Gosling on 29 November, 2011
It’s been a long, long time coming, as those of you following the build in the mag will I’m sure agree, but it’s been worth the wait as far as I’m concerned and the excitement of finally getting it there has left me on a real high.
So who have I entrusted the job to I hear you ask? Well, the ’61 has a temporary home in the workshops of Creative Coachworks (www.creativecoachworks.co.uk www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Coachworks) in Wem, Shropshire. Owner Alan Sutton and I have been talking about painting the car since January this year and it’s taken me until now to actually get it up to him and the rest of the team. Between them they have years of experience in painting, restoring and modifying all types of VWs and Hot Rods, they’ll do everything from a simple dent repair to a full turn key car, and they own some very cool VWs themselves. After a chat on the phone way back in January it became clear Alan and I were reading off the same page in terms of what needed doing and how it should be done, so it was left to me to finish the bits I wanted to do myself before handing it over to the professionals.
We spent half an hour or so going over the car with me pointing out bits and pieces I’ve done and I’m pleased to report the guys seemed fairly happy with my work so far. Which was a relief!
So now it’s over to them, I’ll be doing up dates on here and in the mag as and when work progresses and I intend to get up there and help where I can, time permitting, so please check back to see the transformation from blue and grey ratter to shiny painted show car.
Right, I better get on with the floorpan…
Creative Coachworks: From left to right, Phil, Allan, Simon and Fred, Chris was on the phone in the office
Creative Coachworks: Baking in the oven, it’s going to be weird not having the ’61 in my garage but I’m happy it’s in safe hands