If you have not previously read the Story by Michael Troell regarding the Bunkie Knudsen Talladega please Click Here and read it first then come back and read Part 2. This is a great car and a moving story. Remember, Michael plans to have this car at the Talladega Family Reunion in September so don’t miss it!
This is our second article on the restoration of the car and we will keep you up to date right to the unveiling at the Reunion. Immediately after the Reunion we will have a complete Feature on the completed car.
The Story Behind the “Bunkie” Knudsen Talladega Restoration – Part 2; by Michael Troell
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who wrote comments or called me in regards to the first article. I didn’t realize when I wrote Part I that it would touch so many people. It really means a lot to both my sister and I that this article has generated so much passion for our car. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts and thank you for being a part of fore filling the dream!
Back from Stripping
With the car finally back from stripping Ron was able to get started on the metal work. Given the age of the car it was in remarkable shape and not much patch work needed to be done.
Stealth Mode-Primer First Stage
Now that the metal work has been completed it was on to the first stage of primer. We like to call this the stealth mode since the entire car is done in black primer.
Primer Second Stage-Paint Under Coat
I decided instead of boring you with a lot of the second stage primer shots I would give you a combination of primer, paint and under coating. You will see that the engine compartment has been painted and the bottom of the car has been under coated.
For the next article I will discuss the process of getting the car to a roller stage, Stage three primer and final detail prior to spraying color.