Progress is being made on the 65 T-Bird with the scraping, cleaning and sanding done on the under carriage, engine compartment and front suspension areas. I decided to use the original paint color, Med. Beige Metallic or Chantilly Beige, and ordered a quart of primer, base color and clear coat to paint the engine compartment and fire wall. The PPG color name is Silver Sand.
Above is the finished fire wall and below is what I started with.
Above and below is the battery area before and after with a new piece fabricated and welded in under the rusted out battery box .
Drivers side front of engine compartment.
Right front before & after.
Left front before & after.
All the wiring has been repaired new loom installed and put back in place. New vacuum and windshield washer hoses were installed.
The cowl area (above) was sanded, primed and painted and the wiper motor, arms, cover and brackets were blasted, primed & painted.
Avery thing was primed with PPG Epoxy Primer.
Below the color was applied the next day then a day later the Epoxy Clear went on.
All the suspension and frame parts have been blasted, primed and painted along with all the nuts, bolts, screws and every piece that could be taken off the car. 450 hours spent on the car so far.
These are the new front coil overs that will replace the coil springs and the rear shocks from Ridetech.
As soon as I can afford the ball joints, bushings and components to rebuild the front suspension I will put it back together. The new master cylinder that I ordered leaked around the piston at the push rod hole while I was bench bleeding it so it was send back and I am waiting for the replacement to show up.