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Old 11-08-2017, 11:26 PM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the feedback! It’s so much fun!!! Next week I’ll start the cutting and buffing of the body, then some reassembly. Dirty work is done!!!

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Old 11-10-2017, 02:16 AM
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Ok, well...it ain't next week but I started to assemble the body which will make it easier to wetsand and polish. Starting to look like a car! You can see I reattached the body buck tag by the fender, and as I may have mentioned before, my tag is actually a Mercury trim tag. This was part of Ford's recycling process for a few months at the Dearborn plant. My car just happens to have one of those tags! Oh... and I found out that 610 is the second rotation number, and the body buck tag has the first one in the upper right hand corner. A neat thing to see!

Now I just need to spend a day and blast a bunch of parts in the cabinet for reassembly. Anyone want to help? Mikey? I'm looking in your direction! I pay good....well...goodly... whatever is half of the hourly rate charged by the proprietor, you get a percentage that's worth half of what the other half is. And while you're thinking of that.... I'm running to the bank! Mmmwwwashahaha.... cough... cough..... of sorry... there I go getting carried away again

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Old 11-10-2017, 03:09 PM
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Killer work, as usual. That Mercury tag is pretty crazy and it's hard to believe they did stuff like that.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:52 PM
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Impressive - just like the Bee.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:39 PM
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Let's see... back from MCACN.... back to work.... back to reality! But between all that stuff, time to get back on the Stangatang!

Some more front end parts, hood hinges, and shiney bolts installed. The wheel lip moldings getting fitted up and they fit surprisingly well. Once I get the hood on and the front sheet metal aligned, it'll come off the twirler and let the wetsanding games begin! And yes.... that's a run/sag/curtain in the clear on the fender in front of the wheel lip and above the marker light. That's for the hired help (me) to wetsand out. Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to fix fender and cowl dents after a freshly painted hood gets dropped on them, and how to blend paint after wetsanding through the clearcoat! See?
Who needs reality TV when you have my threads to read!

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Old 11-30-2017, 05:03 PM
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Dave
are you restoring the car as a Bullitt clone or as from the factory? Just wondering why you are installing W/O trim?

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Old 11-30-2017, 07:29 PM
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Hey Paul,

Yeah.... factory restoration. Of course I do have the second set of wheels which are the TTDs.... well... you know.... for when I chase you!

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Old 11-30-2017, 08:20 PM
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It's about time. I was about to pass out from holding my breath! Glad to see you back on it again. It's beautiful. Keep the pics coming. Details are wonderful.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:27 PM
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Breathe, Freddie....Breathe!!! It was all MCACN's fault! If you PM Bob and tell him to not run such a great show we want to take our cars to, I'd have more time to work on them!

Today will be a montabulous occasion! The MuscleStang comes off the rotisserie! Meanwhile, while moving stuff around the shop yesterday (actually, I was trying to find my dang ratchet that I JUST HAD IN MY HAND NOT FIVE MINUTES AGO!!!) I noticed a few markings on my transmission. Now that the body is done, the drivetrain is next so just think of all the paint blops, daubs, and runs to be found!

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Old 12-01-2017, 01:07 PM
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Sell that fill plug to a Muncie guy and it'll just about pay for your rebuild kit on the trans.
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