1965 K-code Mustang Repair

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He knows all about it. Visited shop few times so far and is very pleased with how it’s turning out. I send him pics also. 

 
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The back isn't too bad. The rear frame rails were replaced at some point. Trunk pan, drop offs, rear quarters, and floor pans have all been replaced. Not the prettiest work but its solid.  

On another note....... what do you guys think something like this should cost??  I am detailing, cleaning and painting all the parts as I am reassembling them also. So it should look pretty good once its back together. Just in front sheetmetal and and small parts he is around $2,200 or so into it.  By the time it is done, Im going to have a ton of hours in this thing. 
Well, that's a relief if the back is not too bad and solid. At the end of the day, you saved another classic Mustang. Well done. 

 

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Getting a little done each night after work.  Got the Monte Carlo bar final fitted and holes drilled.  Motor mounts are in. Battery tray is fitted. And got all the seam sealer applied.  Hopefully tonight I will able to get it prepped for epoxy primer.  Get everything taped off and scuffed.  We will see.  
 

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Finished fitting battery tray. Had to drill 2 new holes for bottom mount and weld 2 holes up. The holes were not in correct place on inner fender apron. Got the car wiped down with wax and grease remover.  Taped off and wrapped foil on lines I didn’t want painted. Covered car in plastic and paper to prep it for epoxy primer.  Hopefully get it scuffed and shot Friday or Saturday. Then I can actually start assembly. 
 

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Ahhh...those pictures bring back memories. :cool:

 

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Got the front end and few small parts sprayed tonight. It looks pretty good. Should dry to a nice satin black. My buddy told me about using epoxy primer for under hood color and it works great!! Durable and nice sheen. Hopefully get the car into a roller and possibly off the frame jig this weekend. 
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Nice work like always!  My buddy did epoxy primer on his engine bay as well.  It's held up well over the years.

 

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More stuff added. Steering and some suspension. Wiring. Brake lines. Still need to get a spring compressor to install springs and shocks. But it’s getting there.  36A6A36E-2390-4119-9434-BEEEB79BF22E.jpeg 83702060-6A45-410D-A15C-63937E4112DB.jpeg 7E3DCAE0-67C4-4091-BDCF-BD295A61976D.jpeg C6BA5407-6976-4A1B-AD0F-40F891BA0A22.jpeg F697CC9E-C5F3-4C04-9EC2-6B1C0EF7ECBC.jpeg 12640CAF-3168-44CC-879A-D5710B153BFC.jpeg 09528F06-ED4C-456F-BEFC-CC76B3671154.jpeg F1038137-A177-4F18-BFA3-E33108DEC442.jpeg 2B320EFA-0887-4947-BDA2-618032805326.jpeg

 

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Impressive.... You are for sure too cheap @ $35.00 per hour when a shop would get $100.00 plus per hour.

Great work !!!

 

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Starts to look a whole lot more healthy than a few weeks back! Great work Kevin!

 

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Not much tonight but it’s something.  Took couple hours to get the damn springs in. The spring compressor was pain in ass. Had to try numerous compressor configurations to get the spring in.  But they are in and so are the shocks and sway bay.  Hopefully get the wheels on it and get it cut off the frame jig a day this week. 
 

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Got the shock tower covers on. Wheels on. And got the car cut off frame jig!  She’s a roller again. Getting closer!!! 418CA1E0-7ED9-41FC-BB0D-4B3D00EC3BA7.jpeg

 

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Kevin, How you get so much done as quickly as you do, is amazing to me. Good job! Chuck

 

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Dude, that is amazing. Well done. That guy should be very appreciative. 
 

One minor question; is he planning to leave the epoxy primer alone in the engine compartment?  I ask because I have noticed that over time that finish becomes chalky and a little brittle. My car has it all over the place; I didn’t leave it exposed on the outer panels long before paint because I knew it breaks down under UV, but I noticed in other areas not exposed to light (floorboards) it seemed to still age a little weird... so I tend to recommend (though as someone far inferior to your skills) a topcoat in the engine compartment. Of course that could just have been the particular formula on my car. 

 

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Thanks Guys.  Not getting too much done last couple days....been working a bunch of OT at work and still have to work more OT this weekend.  So when I get an open chance to hit the garage, I go.  I did start cleaning and prepping the motor for a quick paint touch up. Nothing fancy. Hopefully have that finished up tonight or tomorrow. 

As far as the epoxy primer, my buddy used it in his car and its held up really nicely over the years.  But yes, if it is exposed to UV light it can fade and get that chalky look, but being that its under the hood, there should be little to no UV light exposure.  Epoxy primer is also pretty much nonporous unlike normal primer. And it holds up fairly decent to chemicals.  My buddy said when his gets dirty or anything he wipes it down with a cloth and a little bit of mineral spirits and it looks new again.  When i do my car this winter I will be doing the exact same thing.  Way more durable then anything out of a rattle can and the sheen is almost perfect.  

 

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Got the motor touched up and cleaned. Not bad. 
 

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Well its been a busy few weeks at work and I haven't got much done on the car at all.  Worked over 250 hrs in the last 3 weeks!  So not much garage time.  But yesterday I only had to work 8 hours so I figured I would get something done on the car.  I was able to get the motor dropped back in last night and get it fired up.  Still need to get the exhaust on and get the front sheetmetal on and then she's done.  Hopefully be able to finish it up this weekend.  Here's a few pics of the motor in the car. 
 

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