1965 Mustang rust repair

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  1. horse sence

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    i counted the spot welds ,just in removing the cowl it was somthing like 180
    spot welds that i had to drill .i think thats why my shoulder pops and cracks the way it does,an ice pack helps a little, its not to good on the hands either .i know the pain
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    167 on mine-and it only took one $5 harbor freight spot weld tool to get the job done.

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  3. horse sence

    horse sence SN Certified Technician

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    looks like you got off lucky , the last couple i did the spot welds were stacked 2 -3 times overlaped making one long weld,they must have been bored or just playing around with the welder
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    rusty the work you guys are doing just blows a us away, speaking of blowing away
    you guys be safe in that storm over there
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    any progress on this one?
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    We have not made a lot of progress on this project. Brian fit and welded the strut rod and sway bar brackets

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    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius" Founding Member

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    All right, an update. Looking really good Rusty!:nice:
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    I sanded the front valance, headlight buckets, and end caps down to bare metal than epoxy primed.

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    I block sanded than did a little bodywork.

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    Next another coat of SPI epoxy to seal everything

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    I sprayed a couple of coats of Slick Sand

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    Now the fun begins! This has to be made piece by piece and Brian is not happy.

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    Brian may not be happy, but I'm always impressed with his skills.
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    Now Brian has to fabricate the windshield post

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  12. horse sence

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    wish i knew you needed that post, had it left over from the coupe to fast back
    conversion .it was 67 but its pretymuch the same thing .
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    Brian replaced the inner and outer cowl

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    At one time somebody had drilled extra holes in the dash for a radio. We had an old dash that was replaced on another car so Brian cut it out and installed in this car.

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    The world needs more Brians!
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    Brian welded the roof back on.

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    Now the rust repair begins on the roof.

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    More rust repair on the roof

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    Wow, obviously Brian being happy or not has no effect on the quality of his work, that is just amazing work.
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    Brian finished the last rust repair now he has a lot of grinding to do.

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    Brian ground the welds than I went over the area with Duraglas than epoxy primed

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