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Old 07-07-2017, 12:20 PM
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What a great car and project! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:06 PM
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:10 PM
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Great project. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:27 PM
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following along with this build - classic! now about the engine,
I believe this imperfection will hone out just fine
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:04 PM
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Ha! Yeah....actually, that's all fixed! Sleeves did it! I'll be taking the block back to the machine shop shortly for a boil/bake cleaning, and then start thinking about building a stout stroker in stock clothes! Going to post up more at the end of the month. But I was able to save the original engine, so that's something I'm beyond excited about!

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:45 AM
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Welp....it was a slow going, and fortunately, I didn't have to worry about blasting the floor pans. Here's an action shot in my full "2001 A Space Odyssey" get up! Due to the Hunnit Percent Humditiy here in Houston, the metal was rusting right after I blasted it!

Weight of Dave before blasting: 165lbs. Weight of Dave after blasting: 152lbs. That's a net loss of 13lbs. What'd I lose? Oh, that's common sense as to why I do things like this!!!!! But the results are worth it!!!!! No more rust, no more grime, no more gunk!!!!

I decided to go with the Red Oxide primer look for a number of reasons. Mainly, all the early Mustangs I've seen that had the Red Oxide underneath always looks sharp with the freshly restored contrasting parts against it. Secondly, I checked with the MCA rules, and even though I won't have the car judged, acceptable undercarriage colors for all Mustangs as Red Oxide, Gray, and Black. So there you go! Decision made and now it's done. I'm diggin' it!!!!!!

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:49 AM
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Soooo....as you can see, only the bottom was primed. Now that it's all done and sealed, I'll be taking a pressure washer and blasting the interior, trunk, and engine bay to remove all the dust/trash that's left over after all of this. Also, I'll remove the doors, glass, and fenders. Once that's done I can blast the engine bay, trunk and parts of the interior. Once clean I'll epoxy prime those areas. More to come with hopefully the rest of the car primed up this week!!!!

A nice improvement from what I started with!

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Nice! Like you said, that red oxide will look great when assembled. I did the same thing on my 69 interior and I love the results.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:00 PM
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Progress, progress! Luckily, everyone at the shop was out of town for the weekend so I was able to get the exterior of the car completely stripped and primed without anyone stopping in to ask for help or chat about things I don't want to chat about. .

As you can see for ease of sanding, I left the car assembled. The next phase will be to remove the fenders and doors, then get out the pressure washer and let 3000psi of water pressure coming out of the Turbo 5100 rotary nozzle remove the remaining trash/dirt and grime in the interior and trunk area. Once that's all done I'll spray the interior redoxide and I'll be into the bodywork!

Stay tuned for more...block..block...sand...sand....

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Old 08-07-2017, 12:03 PM
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Paint next week! Well.....maybe that's a tish on the optimistic side

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