The tanks were sanded and painted medium gray metallic, then a mesh was layed over the tanks and was shot with a dark gray metallic paint. I wanted to give the tanks some depth and a crosshatching effect almost like stitching. Once that was dry the "C" mask was layed out and then sprayed with a jet black paint. As a final touch stitching was added to the end caps to give it a finished look. The back of the wagon was then gutted and new side panels were made to hold the tanks. This was done by cutting Masonite board to fit in the original location. A strip of 1/2 MDF was added to the back to give some support to the tank and add some rigidity to the panels. It was then covered with a matching black carpet.
The compressors were mounted on each side behind were the panels would go allowing them to be hidden and bringing full attention to the two tanks. Once the tanks were mounted the management was then mounted in the factory false floor which was modified to accommodate the wiring and lines.
The controller was the mounted to a panel that was made to fit in the factory ashtray/storage location positioned at angle for easy use and monitoring.