Yes, it has been a while but "most" of the car made it into the paint booth for its final dip. I'll tell you what, i've got a whole new understanding of the bodywork/painting process. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to experience the kind of hard work it takes to get a body super-slick and ready for paint. It's by far the most laborious process I have ever come across. Although only the doors, hood and front fenders made it into the booth, it's the beginning of an end--and I mean that with the upmost sincerity. All the team at Rubios Auto Body has to do now is to get the rest of the car in there to lay a couple coats down to finish it off. Our Matte Black finish that had already dried looked like a huge chunk of Dark Chocolate...I wanted to hug, hold it, and take a huge bite out of its corner. The panels--once painted came out flawless. Stay tuned as we will have full coverage on the El Camino's paint job in an upcoming issue!