This would have been one of my favourite stages in this restoration. Seeing her emerge with a brand new coat of paint was fantastic! She was painted PW7 - Chrysler / Mopar Bright White. Her previous "alpine white" is quite a creamy "white". I like my whites to be bright and crisp. For example, the on screen Vanishing Point car (1971) came across as a brighter white (especially pre-chase) due to camera filters, but in reality, it was more of creamy shade, which is something I don't really like and I wanted to match what I saw on film. I was absolutely over the moon. She was a totally different car and from that point on, to me, she became "Lucy".
You'll notice in the photos below that the underside of the car is painted black using a special compound that reduces exhaust and road noise. It is also 3 or 4 times more durable than paint. During this build I didn't want to be "factory correct" if it meant sacrificing durability and longevity. All the top designers, such as Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier and Julius, use this on their cars. Another added bonus using this compound is 1, 2 or 10 years later you can hoist it up, power blast the underside and it will be just like new again. Try doing that with a "factory correct" paint job!