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Old 10-01-2010, 11:31 AM
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A few paint pics

I thought that I would share a few pics, as I learned 99% of what I knew about bodywork, from reading and asking questions on this forum.

Just a little on the car. I did a lot of fiberglass work, fitting and gapping all the panels, block sanding the raw mat on the underside of the glass hood and trunk, to nearly the same as the outside of the chassis. Block sanded inside of the scoops (not shown) The trunk is extensively modified. Besides gapping and matching the shape of the body (These things fit notoriously badly) After sharpening the roof lines, I tried to carry the sharpness of the lines down onto the trunk shoulders. The trunk extensions were also matched to the shape of the trunk, and I raised the spoiler 1", gave it more of a radius.
I stretched the rear quarters 1 1/8" mini-tubbed 1 1/8" Spent a lot of time with the shrinking disk on the 1/4's and roof. Spent lots of time on body lines and gaps

So now with the first bit of paint on the car, the 2 years of bodywork and block sanding, don't seem to have been as evil as I remember.

There is a little more work to be done at the paint/body shop. All the clear get's wetsanded and redone. Then the paint will be all finished.

I got complimented again, on my bodywork, by the painter, so that was kind of rewarding, as it is seeing it finally get some colour after all these years
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:31 PM
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wow.

only problem i see...too much tread on the tires... easy enough to burn it off.

panel fit on 67 not easy if using repro panels.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:59 PM
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wow.

only problem i see...too much tread on the tires... easy enough to burn it off.

panel fit on 67 not easy if using repro panels.
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Yeah definitely too much tread. i'm gonna have to get those clear overlays for the rear quarters, though now that it's painted.

Panel fit... is a long bad nightmarish story. 1st bodyshop which was assigned to the car when I bought it, outright lied. 2nd bodyshop, which I hired to do the welding panel instalation, put a lot of it together wrong, and cost me a lot of money. I had 2 years of solid metalwork, fiberglass and blocking to fix it all up.

It's too bad. In retrospect, i could have done a better job myself, purchased a really good tig and mig welder, and have been miles ahead
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That thing looks incredible


Are those the 18x10" wheels? Did you get them widened? Tire size?


I want to build one of those one day. Could you explain what you mean by "sharpening" the lines? Im a rookie.
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Awesome, you should be very proud.

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Nice work!
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curious why hood is resting in forward position?
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Thanks guys

Sharpening the body lines (I believe I learned from posts here)
(after metal work)
For me was using a cheap laser to illuminate the body line, if it was straight.
Place several layers of tape against the line.
Use a thin layer of body filler to the tape
Block sand
Remove the tape
Use a different colour hardener
Bodyfiller on the other side of the line
Block sand to the line (not over)

Curved lines, were laid out by eye.

The process is repeated over and over again in some cases, until satisfied with the result.

Using two colours of hardener will make it easy to see the body line when sanding

Leave the line sharp, by not sanding the edge/intersection of the two planes, because the paint when it goes on, will round the lines, due to it's thickness.

An example of that on my car, is there are two lines that come off the roof going from the A pillar to the C pillar through the trunk. Stock they are washed out on the metal, and not seen on the f/g trunk. If you look at the trunk pics you will see 2 lines 1" apart that come off the C pillar though the fiberglass trunk.

Most people will never notice this. I think it was kind of cool, and looks better. It took a long time though.

Rear Wheels are 17 x 10.5 and tires are 315/35/17

Hood is resting actually where it belongs. It looks like it is in the forward position, because it is missing the part in the picture below;
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Nice looking Mustang. Hard work pays off
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Plz post a pic when all done.

Such a nice ride.
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Looks gorgeous. Can't go wrong with a mustang anyways as far as I'm concerned
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As requested a few pics. I worked pretty hard getting the pieces back on, so I could take it for a short drive last night. Overall I am pretty happy. There is one small clear run, that I'll get them to fix, and I need to do a bit more fitment on one of the rear spoiler extensions. Not a big deal. I'll take it off when the snow comes.
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I like the wheels. Good looking body work and paint.
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