Just in time for my Birthday, my BN1 has finally returned home from the paint shop!
The guys at Jetstream Auto & Custom did a beautiful professional job of pre-assembling and prepping the body, getting it all perfectly smoothed and primed.
Then they dissasembled the body and painted all the insides and edges of the body panels.
Then they reassembled the body, leaving the doors, bonnet and boot lid off...
They took care to use my original spec hardware and even filled the visible pop-rivets to make them into solid ones...
Finally they masked and sprayed the complete body and panels...
After paint and a week or so of drying and final polishing, we assembled the doors, hood, and boot lid at Jetstream, and then loaded her into a trailer to bring her back home to my shop...
A close up of our Healey blue BU2, a super fine metallic that's almost undetectable - more of a sheen than a visible flake...
I couldn't be happier with the paint - I'm so grateful to have been able to find some of my late Fathers actual mix of Healey blue that he diligently researched to get right back in the 90's!
Now that the body and paint is finished, I can start to show some rewarding before & after pics:
I've got lots of delightfuul assembly work to keep my evenings and weekends busy over the winter - I look forward to each and every step..
I wish everyone a safe Happy Holiday & New Year!
Until next time -