1978 Mustang I I

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by rusty428cj, May 14, 2014.


  1. rusty428cj

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    I took this in trade a few years ago toward some of the labor on restoring a Mustang. This is what we are starting with. The hood scoop has to go.

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    I'm not sure what they were thinking or what they used to cut this hole in the hood.

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    After Brian worked on it

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    Nice! Looks like a good starting point-keep the updates rolling! :nice:
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    The hood was sanded down to bare metal and all the old scoop holes welded.

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    It looked good before it was primed but it needs a lot of work

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    After a little block sanding and bodywork

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    I plan on using the Mach 1 scoop and once that comes in I will bolt it on and finish the bodywork. At this time the hood is low in front of the hole but the scoop should draw that up.
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    The right quarter will need a little help from Brian

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    The left side looks a lot better

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    This must be a common rust problem with the design of the Mustang II fender brace. We had a lot of rust on one side but removed both and sandblasted them.

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    Starting to fabricate a new piece

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    After Brian finished he epoxy primed and fit it back on the fender and marked where he drilled out the factory spot welds. Next he will sand those spots to bare metal so he can weld.

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    Clamped in place ready to weld

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    Welds ground down and ready for epoxy primer.

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    Nice work! My Cobra has the same issue in the same place....
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    very nice, and good info, after reading this I am definitely going to pull the fenders, but first the motor.
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    The fenders were sanded to bare metal

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    Two coats of SPI black epoxy

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    Bodywork


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    One coat of epoxy for a sealer

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    Two coats of SPI Turbo primer

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    We have a new problem. This was filled with bondo

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    I recently saw rear quarter fenders for MII on ebay for around $125
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    Thanks but we will be doing something a little different for a gas cap.
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    Yesterday a couple of boxes came in from Mustangs Unlimited. I ordered a 69 Mach 1 hood scoop and the rear spoiler.
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    Cool, I'm following your progress, this is going to be a great build
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    The body was stripped to bare metal and epoxy primed with SPI black epoxy


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    We still have to repair the rust but at least this will stop the surface rust.
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    I sprayed a couple of coats of epoxy to seal the bodywork.

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    A had enough Slick Sand polyester primer for a couple of coats

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    Block sanded with 80 and found one low spot that required a little filler

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    Two coats of SPI Turbo primer

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    The hood required a lot of work but I'm happy with it now.

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    Looking good!
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    Nothing exciting to show. The doors had a lot of door dings and a little rust that was cut out and a patch welded in place. The doors were sanded to bare metal and sprayed with 2 coats of SPI black epoxy. I finished the body work and sprayed another coat of epoxy.

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    The next day I sprayed 2 coats of SPI Turbo urethane primer

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    Hi i have a 1978 ford mustag ll hard top. I can barely find any parts to replace correctly but the most important part i need now is the engine & frame mounts for the v8 i have. Can someone please help by sending me picts. And possibly make me a deal?
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    The back of the hood needed a little work

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    Couple coats of SPI Turbo primer

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    I block sanded and sprayed a couple coats of black epoxy.

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    The hood scoop was block sanded and sprayed a couple coats of black epoxy. After wet sanding will be sprayed SPI matte black.

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    The fenders have been sprayed white epoxy almost ready for SPI orange paint

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