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Unfortunately i'm in British Columbia.....

 

I'm in the process of trying to remove the Dash Pad. I removed the 3 screws on the driver side, 3 on the passenger side, and 2 in the middle and it still wont budge.... can anyone help me with this??

 

On a completely unrelated matter, what ya guys think of this stang

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/2315551320.html

 

If it really has "no rust" then the price is a steal.

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Unfortunately i'm in British Columbia.....

 

I'm in the process of trying to remove the Dash Pad. I removed the 3 screws on the driver side, 3 on the passenger side, and 2 in the middle and it still wont budge.... can anyone help me with this??

 

On a completely unrelated matter, what ya guys think of this stang

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/2315551320.html

 

If it really has "no rust" then the price is a steal.

 

Thats what I was thinking...damn, no room or money for 2 projects!!

Alan

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Been awhile, haven't got much work done considering I only get half a day to work on it a week......sucks

 

Little bit of an update, not much though.

 

Got my can of Rust bullet ready!!!

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Gutted the dash, headliner, and began to strip the factory seam sealer

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Alan

 

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Progress is good. Keep at it - looks great!

 

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Hey guys, been a while.....

 

A bit of an update so far......slow progress though

 

Floor welded in

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Engine compartment paint removal and cowl repair

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Cowl repair

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Rust Bullet Engine Comparment

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Tail Light Panel Replacement

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Rust Bullet and Seam sealed interior

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Rust Bullet X2 and Blackshell X2 on the underbody

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Thats it for now.

I am in the process of getting the fenders,doors,valance media blasted and bodywork......not fun

Alan

 

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Hey guys, been a while.....

 

A bit of an update so far......slow progress though

 

Floor welded in

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Engine compartment paint removal and cowl repair

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Cowl repair

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Tail Light Panel Replacement

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Rust Bullet and Seam sealed interior

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Rust Bullet x2 and BlackShell X2 on the undebody

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Alan

 

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Alan..Looks great !!! I see you used alot of my techniques, advice , & material recommendations ! ::goodjob::

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

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Alan..Looks great !!! I see you used alot of my techniques, advice , & material recommendations ! ::goodjob::

 

 

YES I DID SCOTT!! I Pretty much watched every one of your videos 4-5 times each. And I also read all the recommendation and advices you posted in other's threads and studied them LOL

 

I am not a stalker.......ahahahahaha

Alan

 

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Nice progress, keep up the good work!

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Thanks Guys!!

 

 

looks great, how did you get the engine bay to bare metal?

 

I used a chemical paint stripper first to remove the easy stuff, then wire wheeled, and finally D.A. with 80 grit

Alan

 

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Looks great! That's a lot more than I would take on.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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  • 3 weeks later...

a warm hearted welcome from vienna. great body work i must say. i've been done that rough patch too and it was worth every little painful step. i am glad that more and more big bodies are showing up. here in vienna, austria i'm usually the only one with a convertible :-(

 

abudi

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Great looking work and looks to be a fast pace. I expect great things from you :D

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Thanks Everyone!! Great Motivation i'm getting from your comments!

 

Another small update

 

RAAMmat all in

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Rough fit of front suspension and steering

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Stripped the rear end to bare metal, then finished with the ol' rust bullet/blackshell routine.

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Alan

 

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Wow seriously keep the pictures coming, would like to follow your exact rebuilt. I just bought a 1971 coupe too and am going to built it from scratch too.

Look forward too seeing more pics. YAay!!

"To Mustang, or not to Mustang.." :sleepy:

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