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Well, the car's front bumper that is. ;)

The bumper is the original one as far I know but it has had a rough life. Some previous owner drilled holes in it for mounting high beams (Rallye style).

Those holes have been weld shut and the bumper was rechromed a few years ago.

But that chrome had again worn off in some places so that the yellowish undercoat started showing.

So I decided I'd paint it body color.

After a thorough cleaning I shot the primer.

I'll update this as I go along.

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We have yellow! :)

That stupid color just doesn't cover well.

It'll take a few more coats but I kinda like it already. :)

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looking good Mike.

-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

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I'm done with the yellow coats. I'm at work now and the bumper is spending the night drying in the room where the central heating is. Tomorrow I'll know whether sanding and cutting will be enough or if I need to apply a clear coat. It looks kinda dull now.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHH Mike my boy, a fellow spray painter no less!;)

 

Watch out you don't get bitten by the bug, and end up repainting the whole car.:P:P

 

BTW - What type and brand of paint are you using?

 

Greg.:)

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I'm using Sikkens Autobase.

Shot the clear today. Now I'm watching paint dry. :)

 

All good,

 

Sing out if you need any tech help ABOUT ANYTHING. Hope it all goes well for you.::thumb::

 

Greg.:)

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Cool.....

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Sweet! I'm currently checking out shops to do the same thing (I lack painting talent).

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-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

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Sweet! I'm currently checking out shops to do the same thing (I lack painting talent).

 

So do I. I simply lower my expectations. :)


 

 

Sing out if you need any tech help ABOUT ANYTHING. Hope it all goes well for you.::thumb::

 

Greg.:)

 

Thanks Greg. I know you're the go to guy when it comes to paint. :)

Thanks!

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Ok, the paint has been drying for 2 days near the heater, so it's time to get that bumper back on the car.

Looks pretty good, although the yellow makes it look bigger than it actually is.

(Dang, I see a sudden rise in sales for yellow rubbers here... :D )

It gives the car a slight 73 vibe...... It would probably have been better if it were a darker color but this is the color the car has and that's all I can work with.

At the same time I installed those little rubber thingies that go in between the bumper and the fenders. Those had been missing since the day I got the car.

It would have been easier though if the holes had still been there but they had been eliminated during the resto. So I had to drill new ones.......

Anyway, the bumper is back on and it works really well with the dark matte black of the grille.

I like it so far.

Only thing is I know I should have cut and polished the finish on the bumper but as it's only edges and hardly any flat surfaces I did not want to risk sanding through the new finish. I'll probably buff it eventually but it now has a little more texture than the rest of the finish. Doesn't bug that much though.

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Looks good! Nice job on the paint.

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Came out good Mike. From the pics the color matches the rest of the car really well. Good job.

-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Ok now that is a mod that I like! :) :) :)

 

Almost looks original! That paint looks THICK.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Thanks guys.

I did not have the chrome blasted. I used a primer meant for metallic surfaces. Let's see how it'll stand the test of time.

I had the color matched by having it scanned and custom mixed, not by going with a color chart. I guess that's why it matches so closely. I actually used some of it to cover the damage I did when two weeks ago I backed into the garage and unintentionally found out that the wall is stronger than the paint on the quarter panel and you can't see the slightest difference.


Why new photo shoot with the Missus? Her front bumpers haven't changed. :P

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Thanks guys.

I did not have the chrome blasted. I used a primer meant for metallic surfaces. Let's see how it'll stand the test of time.

I had the color matched by having it scanned and custom mixed, not by going with a color chart. I guess that's why it matches so closely. I actually used some of it to cover the damage I did when two weeks ago I backed into the garage and unintentionally found out that the wall is stronger than the paint on the quarter panel and you can't see the slightest difference.


Why new photo shoot with the Missus? Her front bumpers haven't changed. :P

 

Mike - to answer your question - I think it was YOU that said she makes everything look better! So there ya go! You get no arguments from me on that one! :)

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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