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Nick and Rick Learning as We Go
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Unfortunately you are coming into the story in the middle so I will fill you in on what you missed in the first few years of the project. There was the elation of buying a car followed by the sick feeling you get when you start finding rust. Then there was scraping, wire wheeling, grinding, more wire wheeling, cutting, and more wire wheeling.

The frame from firewall forward is covered in two coats of POR 15 paint and two coats of POR topcoat. I had good luck with POR products but thought I would try something different in the trunk. So today we are using three Rustoleum products.

   

We prepped the areas to be coated in accordance with the directions on the primers. The new trunk pan was washed with Dawn soap and rinsed thoroughly as it will get the prime over metal primer. We did the same for the inner wheel well but in addition we wiped it down with a prep solvent since it will get the prime over rust primer. The directions called for mineral spirits but I couldn't find it in Sacramento. It may be banned for air quality reasons.

It worked well having two painting projects going at the same time as I could work on one as the other was drying.

Here is the passenger side inner wheel well after cleaning, after priming and after painting. I did one fairly heavy coat of primer and paint.

   

   

   


Here is the trunk pan primed and painted, and with tape stripped.

   

   
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#2
Wow. Looking very nice. Good work - keep the updates coming!

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#3
I like what I see! Then again I type in braille Wink

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#4
Your project is coming along nicely. Keep us updated on the progress.
-jbojo

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

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#5
Rick here: I have been busy finding and then ramping up at my new place of employment. Luckily, Nick has got the bit between his teeth and has charged ahead with the project. My last post we had the patch for the trunk pan painted and ready to install. Nick decided he wanted to do the welding so after watching a bunch of videos and practicing on some scrap he dove right in. Starting at the rear and working forward Nick replaced:

Trunk pan (partial)
Both L and R turn downs
Both L and R floor pans
Right seat risers
Added sub-frame connectors
About 1/3rd of the lower cowl
Upper cowl
Both L and R fender apron rear extensions

We are just waiting to receive the left seat riser which is the last piece to be welded. Working from back to front turned out to be a great approach as Nick got to learn on the more hidden parts and the cowl and fender extensions (which need to fit well) look and fit great.

We have a lot of photos so let me know if you want to see something in particular.

(I need to relearn how to insert photos, I'll be back shortly)

   

   

   

Next Up...Floor Pans

   

   

   

   

   
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#6
Looking good.. Smile

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#7
Coming along nicely. Thanks for the update!

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
Keep em coming
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#9
And Now the Cowl

   

   

   

   

   

   
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#10
Oh yeah... been there, done that - lookin' GREAT so far. Good job, Sir! thumb

Eric

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