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5 hours ago, 69 Rustang said:

For the topside/body of the car, different story—that certainly won’t get sprayed in a driveway or my garage!

Ok, that sounds reasonable :beer: Other than that it would not be a pleasure to fight off a hoard of bees, flies and dust :salute:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Finished the prep and repairs on the rear body and epoxy primered it today.  Had to make a patch for the big rust spot—I really like working on California metal.

I have been storing my hood and fenders in the spare bed room 3 years now and the wife has been fine but her mom goes crazy when comes over. 

For sure much better to get as solid a body you can. A rusty hulk takes way too much time. Good solid metal saves you thousands and keeps you progressing fast and everything will fit.

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Not much progress this weekend.  I did get the hood reinstalled and lined up.  Then I worked on increasing the gap on the front bumper—it is a consistent 1/8” all the way on both sides.  Then I pulled one of the fenders off and started blocking it.  I need to do the other fender then I can re-prime them.  I did manage to access some boxes stored up high around my lift and do some digging—there were some interesting Mustang treasures up there.  I wish they were easier to get to so I could properly dig and sort.

In other news, my 16 year old son earned his Brown-Black belt.  He really had to earn it—he got punched square on in the face and has a black eye from some of the testing.  My other son turned 18, so between Karate and birthday stuff, not much Mustang time.  I’ll get it next weekend!4215B8CE-4C2D-42FC-8C9F-AC9991EAFE87.thumb.jpeg.94554645b193d6484bcd297ee277053e.jpeg44584156-8508-4A21-9680-A50221D44585.thumb.jpeg.5a79a40b09423ca4d3f7708c4d5c4a59.jpeg44584156-8508-4A21-9680-A50221D44585.thumb.jpeg.5a79a40b09423ca4d3f7708c4d5c4a59.jpeg  

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1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger, 436rwhp

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Wow, Dave :classic_ohmy: 

What should I say?!? You  A R E  the gap-master! 

That looks really perfekt lined up! I wish mine would look so good when reassembled. 

Any tips for lining up fenders, hood and doors? 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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I must be running low on steam, not much progress this weekend.  I blocked the drivers side fender, installed the door latches and strikers, then I started to do what I thought was a final block on the top side of the hood.  I realized I would never be happy with it the way it was, so I sanded it down to metal and set to filling the center section about 20” from the rear edge all the way to the rear edge.  Apparently someone had gone Bo Duke on the hood at one point in its past.  I realize it would have been hidden by matte black (you couldn’t see it before I started...but I could feel it), but I would know it wasn’t right.  After application of filler and a few coats of glaze, it is ready to re-prime.  I also started sanding the front bumper and now realize that is going to be a project unto itself trying to make it look perfect.  

My last issue was internet surfing.  I found this image (green door picture) and noticed the tire label is on the door.  Mine was on the quarter jamb, not the door.    What is correct?  Check out the part number on my tire sticker—it doesn’t exist per the vendors catalogs of what’s available to purchase.

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1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger, 436rwhp

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May somebody else chime in but I think the location changed from '71 to '72, so the position on your car would be correct! 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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