Progress Thread Whoah...wait...what? Guess I'm Going To Do A Mild Restoration

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    If you had read my other thread, you would have known that I was replacing the engine in my '66 GT. You might also know that everything I do to my car I was to be easily reversed.

    Well, it wasn't really my plan to do a full resto on the car, I was just going to scuff down the clear and reclear the car (the car had been repainted with base/clear at some point in its history). However, looking at the paint, there were some repairs that needed to be made, and I guess now I'm just going to repaint the car. So basically, new engines, rebuilt transmission, rebuilt suspension, paint. However, not replacing the interior...it is in very good shape already.



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    So, who makes a good shoulder harness conversion (front and rear) for these cars?
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    Here she was getting some body work done......

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    Hitting the paint booth......

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    After the first high build prime...ready for more blocking......

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    thats how it usually starts,just gonna clean this and replace that......XXXXX of $$$$$ later.LOL Been there done that.But its worth it in the end.
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    Oh yeah., I'm very familiar with how it all begins!

    It has primer on it now. Color this week.

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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    Wait... What? That's it? o_O


    Looking forward to the next episode. :nice:
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    This week she got a little color.....

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    Then a little clear....

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    Well, it's really coming together now.......just some minor tweaking of the nose and tail panels, trim, and final buff and glaze.....

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    The finished car will be at Cavalcade of Wheels in South Bend, IN this coming up weekend (March 22-23).
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    So, did no one notice the 68 Shelby GT500 sitting on the rotisserie next to my car? :p
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    Very nice. I will have to find it this weekend at the cavalcade of wheels
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    One last shot before I get some at the show this weekend!

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    (Don't mind the temporary exhaust hanging out under there........the exhaust system is the only thing we ran out of time on. Next week it will get its proper exhaust)
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    Other than the exhaust system....she's done.

    Here she is loaded on the trailer about to head over to the show.....

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    And sitting at the show on set-up day, waiting for us to deliver the other cars we took.
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    Your car turned out great. We are going to have to try and hook up sometime, we're only 1 1/2 hr away from each other.
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    Absolutely. We make it out to Ft. Wayne a few times a year. My wife and boys like making use of all of the bike trails out there.

    In fact, I'll be there next weekend to pick up a 1978 Mustang II to start working on with my oldest son.
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    Took her out today. Just a couple of minor bugs to iron not...not much though. Put 315 miles on her between yesterday and today.

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