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CA&E Car 316 News Update Part 1

March 07, 2022 5:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Saturday was awesome weather so we set up outside. So much easier when working with full sheets of wood.  Since the special flexible plywood came in during the week, Joe and Andre got straight to work Saturday morning, cutting the wood to the correct size for the car card area in 316.   Swift Workshop reefer in background.

With all the pieces cut and ready, the guys loaded them up into the car and started getting them up there, one by one.

Here is the west side, all panels up.

Mike is prepping the east side for Andre and Joe, by making sure there is nothing sticking up in the wood, like an old nail, and marking the location of the carlines (studs) so once the panel is up, the crew could quickly fasten it in.

Shuffling the ceiling vent covers out to Kyle for sand blasting and painting, Mike is moving quickly to stay ahead of the team!

James Tarbet also took advantage of the wonderful weather on Saturday and worked outside stripping countless feet of crown trim from 316.

Using the IR paint stripper and special contoured scrapers, the work moves pretty quickly. It’s WAY better than chemical or mechanical stripping techniques, and creates ZERO dust. Everything stripped turns into a melted little ball and is safeley disposed of.

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