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Old 06-09-2010, 06:07 PM
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Air Intake Paint Questions

I have just completed teardown of a 1967 Mustang Coupe Project car for my second grandson so that it can go to media blast. I have a couple of questions about the air intake (see attached picture).
1. Should the media blaster be able to clean paint inside air intake?
2. How do you paint inside it?
a. Air brush through the vents?
b. Separate the panels (50-60 pinch welds) & glue/weld back together?
c. The rustoleum fairy comes and paints it?
d. Your tricks of the trade?
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:29 PM
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On my 65 Mustang I removed it and then blasted, epoxied and painted. Rewelded the grille back on and proceeded.

the early Mustangs can have a lot of rust problems in the passenger side of the cowl so I took the sure route .

On the 65 Mustang coupe I am currently working on I am going to make the grille removable as the wiper mechanism will be mounted in that area.
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I with old fool on this by the looks of the pics it needs to be removed anyway.
Odds are if you poured water down through it now, it would probably drain into the floor board. These cars are notorious for rusting in this area.JMO

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Mr Polisher, the 65/66 Stangs had rust problems on the "hats"
inside the cowling because they weren't painted at the factory,
just primed. Your 67 would have been painted, after Ford saw the
error of their ways.

I would look inside the cowl with a flashlight and narrow mirror to see
how much rust is inside, then make a decision. If there's no water leaks
under the dash, the hats may be OK. You can then spray a rust control
coating inside the cowl with a wand sprayer.

I suggest this only because it's lots of work to remove the cowl....
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mine too

mine also had some rust problems earlier on.
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I just painted a '66 Shelby clone, and they had already pulled the cowl apart... painted the inside... then welded it back together.
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