Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kilroy Revisited

About a year ago my husband bought a "project car". When he bought this old Jeep his intent was to fix it up cosmetically and give it a new coat of paint. Over the past year it has been a bigger project than originally thought and now Kilroy is all beautified.

When my husband was sanding, grinding, smoothing and filling, he noticed several layers of paint that ranged in color from army green to red to white. It was a fun challenge to choose a paint color. Trends in 2009 tend to run along the whites, silvers and black. But since this M38A1 is a "fun" car, we decided to go flashy. Now Kilroy is back to red. Cherry Red to be exact. His roll cage is a shiny black as are the front and back bumpers. I have to admit that I was skeptical that this old rig would ever be attractive. For months it sat in our garage, half sanded, looking like it had a flesh-eating bacteria problem. To put it mildly, it was an eye-sore!

Now there's just nothing pretty about this!

Now he looks great! It make such a difference to have to roll cage and hood put back on. Not to mention is snazzy new paint job.

Now that it is all pretty, it is likely that we will sell this car soon. Then what will we (meaning my husband) do with all our (meaning
his) time?


Anna said...

What an impressive transformation!

Lindsay said...

Wow, Mike would be soooo jealous. He wants to do that too!

PeePaw said...

Kilroy looks amazing. Just be sure he has gas and that the ignition doesn't short out. Is it just me?

Journeying Five said...

great looking transformation! i love the cherry red and the flesh eating disease!