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Fabrice's 429CJ 71 project
The cold holding everyone up. Some more than others. It sucks and its frustrating. Those rubbers look like brand new Fabrice. Great job as always from you. Tomorrow is a new day new challenge

Steve
1971 Grandé
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Fabrice

However if someone could tell me how the one in my hand on the pict is called and where to find it, that'd be handy. This is one of the two rubbers that slides into the butterflies welded on the trunk floor when you have the fold down option.

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Trap door bumpers
https://www.cjponyparts.com/rear-trap-do...3/p/HW608/



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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(04-13-2019, 05:45 PM)Don C Wrote: [quote pid='344003' dateline='1555186775']
Fabrice

However if someone could tell me how the one in my hand on the pict is called and where to find it, that'd be handy. This is one of the two rubbers that slides into the butterflies welded on the trunk floor when you have the fold down option.

Trap door bumpers
https://www.cjponyparts.com/rear-trap-do...3/p/HW608/
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They are on Ebay too for $5.01 BUT with a $50.46 shipping charge. Are they 6ft square and weigh 100lb. Unfortunately this is the norm with a lot of sellers for those of us living outside the USA
You may want to ask Don if he has any. GSP makes shipping a realistic price
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mustang-Folddow...SwBP9UV9yg

Steve
1971 Grandé
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runninpony 
Great work as always! On your cold garage, can't you just run some kind of heater(s)? Myself, I wouldn't put up with the cold  Big Grin

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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(04-14-2019, 03:46 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Great work as always! On your cold garage, can't you just run some kind of heater(s)? Myself, I wouldn't put up with the cold  Big Grin

I checked out the waste oil burners on Ebay and couldnt believe how expensive they are for what they are. Waste oil is very cheap but heater isnt

Steve
1971 Grandé
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@Not A T5
Elbow oil generates enough heat. Got red nose whole day, but was ok.

@Pegleg
[They are on Ebay too for $5.01 BUT with a $50.46 shipping charge. Are they 6ft square and weigh 100lb. Unfortunately this is the norm with a lot of sellers for those of us living outside the USA ]
Yeah man... Vendors of the internet, see what you force me to do!? All your fault if i restore vs buy! Smile

@Don C
thx, with the right name, results pop up on screen...


As expected, way too cold nite and the paint remover did near nothing,
all took more time than expected and even the best part that I wanted start with first was far from being ready...

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Done in between other parts, gave some love to the grille and assembly hardware.
Vinegar for the nite, brush, then electro clean, then plate and a quick wool massage.
The more I restore these, the more I want a tiny soda sandblasting corner. Unfortunatly, i'm out of corners Smile

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Even after a nite of de-rust and brushing this side is way more corroded than the other. So these will stay a couple of days and i'll finish them next week. All remaining parts are now paint free tho.

[Image: part-process.jpg]
Finally got my first success story later in the afternoon!

[Image: afternoon-results.jpg]
End of the day, the highly corroded cup was done too and even got the grille bracket back to better than new.

I was hoping to be done or at least almost done, but temp was really not helping. So I will need finish this side next weekend and may be try do some stuffs in the evenings as I'd love to start spray something next weekend...

To be continued...

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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Theres a lot done there Fabrice. Not just done but well done to the highest standard. Time invested into a hobby never has a value as its not a job or a chore. Only a pleasure. I hope its warm enough next weekend for you to begin painting. Its going to be warm enough here (So the experts tell me) but will see when it happens. Might even get the tomato plants in the greenhouse next weekend

Steve
1971 Grandé
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You are doing fantastic work you can come work on my cars anytime you want.
The square plates on bottom of headlight bucket and the angle brackets that bolt to radiator support get the Slop Gray paint. You can probably buy something close local. The headlight bracket and bucket get Satin black.
Cheers,
D


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David
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(04-14-2019, 04:03 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: You are doing fantastic work you can come work on my cars anytime you want.
The square plates on bottom of headlight bucket and the angle brackets that bolt to radiator support get the Slop Gray paint. You can probably buy something close local. The headlight bracket and bucket get Satin black.
Cheers,
D

Thx David, Ok let me finish my 2 mustangs and I book a plane... Might take a while tho Smile

For the grey, I will not use the original greys, I have selected greys for accessories/parts and stick to them for entire car. They will be lighter than the Slop gray and a tad warmer to marry better with my non original green (darker and metallic). All is and will be done with respect of the original but to some degree as I want the car to have my own twist on it above originality.

For the black, I have a quart waiting, but I need go this week to buy some semi gloss clear coats. There are few options, no sure yet which one I will pick.
I should try one very soon if temp permits it.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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Temp above 20c, sunny, Spring is here!!

[Image: spring-is-here.jpg]
The first brushes of the year are finally out!
Good kuz, I was using the autumn left overs Smile

[Image: headlight-bracket-done.jpg]
Before go search for hidden eggs, started by finishing the 2 headlight assembly parts.
Both were having lots of corrosion and passed the week in vinegar.
A wool massage in the sun, some cleanup and a few volts later, the first one was ready.

[Image: lower-bracket-done.jpg]
The last one, still having bits of rust in its deep pits, received few drups of elbow oil, and was done not long after that.

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The second headlight assembly now plated, it was time for a group picture before next step.

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After all this work to restore these parts to a rust free and protected condition.
It took less than a minute to ruin their shine with the first layer of epoxy!
Bye bye bling bling! Sad

[Image: dry-for-sanding.jpg]
I wanted to have a thick layer applied today on the ones with the most scars, so I can sand them a bit tomorrow,
before they all receive a final coat.

After months waiting, its the day I finally get to finish these brackets that I could spray!
Perfect timing!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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