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jcarmichael
03-25-2006, 05:35 PM
When I got the Lark from Willis Ball he had done a nice paint job on the outside but did not paint inside the trunk or under the hood. I bought a trunk mat on ebay so I wanted to paint the trunk before installing the mat. Not too hard a job and it looks much better. The paint looks darker in the picture but it actually matches fairly well. There was a little surface rust on the trunk floor so I used rust converter on it before painting. I don't know if the spare tire cover is factory correct but it sure looks better than a bare spare.

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1961 Lark

Dick Steinkamp
03-25-2006, 05:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by jcarmichael

I bought a trunk mat on ebay so I wanted to paint the trunk before installing the mat. Not too hard a job and it looks much better.


Very nice! What a difference. [^]




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Roscomacaw
03-25-2006, 07:27 PM
Looks like that car was Autumn Haze when new.[8D] I like the platinum look better tho!:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

52hawk
03-25-2006, 09:02 PM
Funny-just as my Lark is about ready to paint,and I think I can get by without doing the inside of the trunk,you post this!!!
I'll have to hire a midget to get in there and sand it!:(

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk
60Lark

jcarmichael
03-25-2006, 11:11 PM
It works much better if you take the trunk lid off and paint it while it's laying flat. A lot of the hard places can be done with Scotchbrite rather than sandpaper.

1961 Lark

stude freak
03-26-2006, 11:26 AM
Great job!!! Hey 52 Hawk where do hire the midgets from?I need a couple . lol:D