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stc65coupe351w
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posted 03-26-2005 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Went in to pick the color and they would only give me Ford colors to pick from. Evidently he really likes the car and has taken a personal interest in it. He said he would only use a Ford color and I ended up using Medium Platinum from the truck colors. He also said that he will make them sand and buff between coats ( whatever that is?) and is going to align the doors and trunk/hood so it looks better even though they are not on the invoice. He also does not think the painter will do the flames justice so is having a expert come in from Orange County to do them at same price. Going with the same color with a little silver and then pearl on top under the clear coat. It sure is nice owning a Mustang and whoever talked to him, Thanks
Oh he also would not let them use any Bondo and made them replace the sheet metal.

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whiteknight289
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posted 03-26-2005 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool news on the dedicated painter! That's rare to find and you should get a pretty good job out of them.

They can't buff it between coats (the remaining paint wouldn't stick), but they might wet-sand it with water before they top coat it with the clear.

Its also good they are going to replace sheet metal, but don't let him kid you about not using 'bondo', which is just a generic term used for plastic filler. They will have to use some filler somewhere in order to smoothe out the seams and the bodywork. That's normal, cars come from the factory with filler, you just wouldn't want them using a filler as a substitute for good body work.

I like your idea of the silver color, my 66 coupe is silver and I get a lot of compliments on the color. I think your car is gonna look real cool
Don't forget to update us with pictures!

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stc65coupe351w
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posted 03-26-2005 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it will have filler for the imperfections and such, I am just glad it will not have dents and the rust around the chrome filled so it can crack or fall out. When I first took it in and he looked at it I was told there was a lot of body work, and both rear quarters were replaced. It turned out only two spots had been filled and no panels had been replaced. They took out the filler and replaced the metal as the manager kept telling me the owner wanted it right and to keep it all metal and not refill the first work ( which he said was cheap yellow bondo).
Thanks and I will share pics.

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-Custom made Ford 9" with 3" Axle Tubes-28 Detroit Locker-3.73 Gears-Shelby Traction Bars
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Fastback68
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posted 03-30-2005 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've picked up a few tricks from pro car restorers over the years and am trying NOT to apply most of them now I'm in the business
I hope this guy's for real, really! But - just for example, as Scott says - if anyone said they weren't gonna use any bondo, I'd walk! Sounds good, not possible!

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stc65coupe351w
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posted 03-30-2005 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess poor wording on my part. I know there is filler used on the weld repairs and imperfections. What I meant was that the bondo used on the two dents was removed and the metal was replaced and the rust around the chrome and de-chrome holes was repaired with metal and weld. The car is at a local shop and only a 1/2 mile away so I get to visit it twice a week and have seen each and every step.

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-Custom made Ford 9" with 3" Axle Tubes-28 Detroit Locker-3.73 Gears-Shelby Traction Bars
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

I hope you are taking lots of pictures. I'm making albums of my cars' restorations and it's kind of cool to look through them and see the transformation as the cars are being brought back to life.

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stc65coupe351w
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posted 03-30-2005 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stc65coupe351w   Click Here to Email stc65coupe351w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Twice a week for pictures. This is just the pre prime to check the lines. Monday is prime and Wednesday is paint day as that is when the guy can make the drive to do the flames. Then just to wait for them to put it back together.

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-Custom made Ford 9" with 3" Axle Tubes-28 Detroit Locker-3.73 Gears-Shelby Traction Bars
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