Not the first time I've worked on this Caballero. My Dad's last in a great line of El Camino's and Caballero's. This has allot already done to it, but it still desperately needs help.
- New upper and lower control arms
- New shocks
- New draglink
- New tie rods
- New idle arm
- New rear air shocks
- New tires
- Rebuilt Rochester Quadra-bog (might get a 750 dbl pumper)
- New alternator
- New ac compressor
- New ac lines
- New windscreen washer and tank
- Steering sector
- Steering wheel (Absolutely nasty with human slime)
- Brake hoses, all five (they feel swollen)
- Drums, discs, pads and shoes
- Door hinge pins and bushings
- Door striker bolt
assessment still ongoing.
Short little video of the little things we've gotten done so far.
The transom is pretty much done. I used rust-oleum marine topcoat in oyster white and mixed in about 3/4 bottle of Castin'craft brown pigment. It was meant for polyesters and epoxy so I figured it would work in this application. I got as close as I could get to the boat's base colour. It has two coats here. Tomorrow I'll sand it a bit and roller the final coat.
See more pics here.
Cleaned out the rotten transom and filled it with carbon-core. It's a short video mostly in high speed. They'll get more detailed when we're back in the boat working, Next part of the repairs will involve the 3D printer.
I haven't taken allot of pictures or video of this part, but here's where I'm at with the transom. I didn't really want to do it this way, but I was down to this point where the wood wasn't being so forgiving to come out. I did manage to get the piece I cut out cleaned and patched up and ready to put back in. I have the same oyster color top coat coming in to cover it all up when I'm done. I won't have much use for the rest of the can of paint so I'm going to try a small amount and test if my micro pearls will mix with it and be stable. If so I'm going to pull all the stainless hardware off and all five of us are going to spend a little time sanding and taping off the top of this boat. I'll try to get as close as I can to the base colour of the top without the glitter. If I document it like I do my worms I should be able to replicate the colour over and over when damage occurs.
This morning while I was waiting for the temperature to come up for all this joyful time I cleaned off the surface of my desk. Been along time since I've seen the wood tone.