Wishing all who view my blog happy holidays
Another year has come and gone with lots of car stuff. Started with first place wins at the Grand National Roadster Show and then the Autorama, got a new project car (65 T-Bird) went to several car shows, sent the 60 Ford Starliner to Hot Rods by Dean for suspension, paint,center console & bucket seats and new upholstery that we will pick up in Phoenix after the holidays, then in October started a 2nd project with the 69 Mustang.
The Mustang project continues with lots of scraping, cleaning and washing.
The bottom of the car was scraped with almost all the under seal removed so all the rusty spots could be treated then pressure washed.
After it was dry and blown off with a air hose it was wiped down with acetone then all the rust areas treated with Permatex Rust Treatment and sprayed with Rust-Oleum Undercoating.
The larger parts were sand blasted outside including the fuel and brake lines the small parts cleaned in the blast cabinet.
Blasted parts ready for paint.
The front of the car was scraped then striped with the 3M rust & paint discs. The bare metal was treated with Metal Blast from Rust Bullet then wiped down with Acetone including the cowl and fresh air intake area in front of the windshield. Wheel wells were treated like the bottom of the car. You can see the blue tarps in the background that were hung around the car to make a spray both of sorts.
All the edges around the new gas tank were primed the the tank installed as it will also be painted.
The finished bottom with undercoating and the painted gas tank.
Another shot of the bottom with the E-Break cables put back in place.
The rear end and other parts with finished paint.
I used Summit Racing Chassis Shield Semi Gloss paint for the front, firewall, rust treated areas and new metal inside the car and trunk.
Finished firewall and engine compartment.
This is the new power break booster (9" to replace the 7") and master cylinder with the new Borgeson power steering box below and the break lines re-installed.
This is what the engine compartment looked like when I started.
The rear end before sand blasting and paint.
Here's a look at the Starliners new grills front and back.
More next time in 2016, have a happy new year.