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Looks nice with no side markers. Are you removing them from the rear as well? I had a '95 GT that I had removed the side markers front/rear and the 3rd brake light. Everyone noticed "something" was different but nobody ever figured it out.

 

Thanks, yep I'm taking them off the back too. The main reason I did it was to work with the stripe I'm doing.

1971 Mustang convertible- My first car bought when I was 12 in 2008, re painted by me in 2013 with help from my boss and my dad! Still making it perfect!

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Nice.. Either way, it gives it a very clean look. If I had the skills, I would also remove the drip rails.

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Update:

Last week I got a bunch of parts in. I got the hinges and gas filler and they both look good. I haven't gotten the chance to try out the hinges because the hood is at the shop, but the gas filler fits well.

 

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Also sandblasted the hood, welded in new patches and started bodywork,

 

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And finally today I started the front suspension and fender wells.

 

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Tomorrow I'll put the passenger side suspension in and hopefully finish the bodywork on the hood.

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Thanks everyone. I got the hood almost ready for primer today, just need to do a little more sanding. Hopefully I'll have completed pictures of the suspension by tomorrow.

 

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More work on the car this week!

 

Worked on making the scoop inserts sit flush with the hood.

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Primed it.

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And yesterday and today I stripped the rest of the car. I decided to just do it by hand because blasting it would make too much of a mess.

 

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Also started on the engine bay that I will be painting orange.

 

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1971 Mustang convertible- My first car bought when I was 12 in 2008, re painted by me in 2013 with help from my boss and my dad! Still making it perfect!

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Thanks everyone. I got the hood almost ready for primer today, just need to do a little more sanding. Hopefully I'll have completed pictures of the suspension by tomorrow.

Looks nice..You work quick! I have about 7 days of plastic work just on my fender door otr...& I still need to lay a coat of icing on..A little late but I showed in one of my vids how to fit the hood scoops by heating with a propane torch & using a spoon small hammer to reshape get them to fit flush..

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART

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Another Update!

 

Took the car into the shop on monday.

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Welded up marker lights and several rust holes.

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Welded the seam between the quarter and the trunk filler panel.

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Got rid of the holes where the moldings went.

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Patch under the battery.

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I also power washed the engine bay because I will be paining it orange.

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I ordered a new rear valence with the cut outs for the exhaust, but the fit was horrible, so I cut out the circles and welded them to my old valance.

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I got the car in primer today!!!

Pictures taken with my Ipod, so quality isn't great,but you get the Idea.

In the booth all masked up.

 

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Wont have primered pictures until probably monday.

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Paint! I finished prepping the engine bay and jams today, so next came the exciting part.

 

First I used sealer on the engine bay and jams.

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Then we mixed up the paint and started spraying.

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Into the engine bay.

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Done with the base coat, on to the clear!

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All done! I couldn't be more excited about the results, its awesome to see it start taking shape!

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looks awesome, nice color

 

Thanks, saw it out in the sun today and it looks just like a candy, it's awesome!

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Got It painted today!

 

Ive been super busy so I haven't been able to update so I'll catch you up.

 

Fenders and doors hung and engine bay put back together.

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In the booth.

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The first color

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After the third coat of base. This particular color is pretty transparent, so it takes lots of coats to get full coverage.

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Base coat done, now masking off the stripe.

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Put a bag over it then cut out the stripes and tape it off.

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Trunk blackout masked

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Sprayed the black. We put a very little orange metallic in the black that only will show up in certain light.

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Now for the fun part, the clear.

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Now, this may sound crazy, but the car will be all put back together and in the Eugene Roadster Show this saturday.

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Finally remembered to post some finished pictures from the car show, here it is.

It looks better in person, so I'll try to get some better outdoor pictures soon.

 

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