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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:14 pm 
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Looks awesome as usual, but wait...New shop???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:38 am 
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good job!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:54 pm 
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The new shop is a new garage being built next to the house. Many years of planning and it is all finally coming together.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Can't wait to see it on the road...says the guy who's Mustang sat for 34 years... :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:40 am 
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rob wrote:
Can't wait to see it on the road...says the guy who's Mustang sat for 34 years... :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:


The drivers side door is worse. I'll be looking for some help when it comes time to replace the motor mounts. The ones installed by the previous owner when the engine swap was done are really scary. I found some made for the wagon and the small block ford.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:36 am 
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From the pics it's looking good! Can't wait to see it when it's fully restored!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:30 am 
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BufordW wrote:
From the pics it's looking good! Can't wait to see it when it's fully restored!


Thanks. I have taken a few months off of the project while I prepare for a Rubicon trip. I'm looking forward to getting back on the project in late August.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:23 am 
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It's time to catch up on some recent work.

This is the driver floor area.

I ended up cutting out more than I wanted, but the underside was worse than the inside.

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I don't have a bead roller, so I thought I could improvise for such a small area. I made a repair section and cut along the center line of where the lower part of the bead will be. Then I bent the bead area to match the angle and welded the gap.

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Next up will be driver door repair and rocker panel extension.

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Good work as always.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 pm 
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It's crazy the patience with this stuff. Looks great!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:54 am 
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Tink wrote:
It's crazy the patience with this stuff. Looks great!


That's no joke! I would have turned to Aluminum and pop rivites a long time ago :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:51 am 
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On to the driver door

This door was the worst off when it comes to the amount of rust. Both doors needed outer and inner panel work, but this one also needed work on the vertical edge where the door meets the quarter panel.

The outer panel is a patch panel I bought. The inner panel with the stepped area that aligns with the floor and rocker was hand made.

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Here you can see some of the inner panel repair already in place.

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I like to test fit the door once the inner panel is in place.

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Here the outer panel is complete.

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Another test fit once the panel is done and it is a relief to see the alignment is good.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:41 am 
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On to the windshield frame. I could see there was some rust on the bottom around the driver side. After I removed the windshield I could see that all of the top and a large portion of the bottom area would need to be replaced.

I used two sign posts, some wood, two step ladders and several clamps to rig up a scaffold work area. I have to say it was very uncomfortable and awkward at times, but allowed me to get close to the work area. I also used two welding blankets to protect the inside from grinding, cutting and welding.

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At this point I have the passenger side top area replaced and working on the driver side top.

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Now it's time to move on to the lower section.

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I have a few fine details to attend to before I can consider this done, but it is roughed in pretty well at this point.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:11 am 
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What kind of glass cleaner are you using? I can never get mine that clean looking.

Good job on that, as usual.

Still need you to fix my front fender rust spot.


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