Painting is one of the jobs I’ve been dreading on this project. I have nightmares about paint runs and drips. The engine compartment is covered in an adhesive that is left over from sound absorbing material that is long gone. I removed as much as I could with a wire brush and sand paper.
The car was masked off and painted with a spray can of touch up paint. It seems like spray can technology has improved over the years. The spray profile comes out in a fan pattern like a real spray gun, and it is much easier to control how much paint is going down to get uniform coverage.
The paint isn't perfect, but it is a lot better than before, and will be hidden by all of the EV components yet to be installed.
The motor mount bracket was welded, sanded, primed and painted.
The motor is ready for installation. This picture shows the four stock mounting points that are being re-used in the conversion.
The motor is securely mounted.