Great question as I am in the same boat with a (hand painted ?) gray
engine compartment that defies logic. I see two options:
1. Remove everything from the engine compartment that can be removed,
mask/cover the rest and then prep and paint
2. If the frame is looking a bit ratty or needs other work like diff
mounts etc then go through the process for a body off resto but only as
far as needed to free the tub from the frame (ie no need to strip the
tub other than the engine compartment to get it ready to paint. That way
the engine compartment and the frame will be accessible. I have often
wondered what is the minimal work needed to allow the tub to be
separated from the frame and that is the least disruptive to the tub.
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My TR250 was restored a few years ago and the shop who did it painted
the engine compartment black while the rest of the car was red. I have
no idea why..it was a frame off resto.
Anyways, I would like to paint the engine compartment the same as the
rest of the car.
Has anybody on the list had any experience with painting the engine