Lenny B's First Restoration Project - 1968 Mustang

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:40 am
Your doing some really nice work keep it up! :goodjob:

I really like that Original Type color Too!
Gonna be a really nice car when your done with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Managed to get a little assembly work done today. After stripping and refinishing the steering column, I reassembled using a new bearing and harness. Also on the shaft I sandblasted it clean and then applied KBS's Direct to Metal Clear. Seams like good stuff, hard as nails. I only wish they made it in a flat finish.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:38 am
It is amazing how much all those little new parts cost when you start adding them up. Though it does seem foolish to have the metal looking better than new and putting in beat up used wiring and components.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Well, summer vacations are over and it's time to get back to work. Today I did the final pre-paint cleaning on the cab, inside and out, and cleaned the entire spray booth. I also seam sealed the trunk and replicated the factory sound deadener using seam sealer spread thinly and then dabbed it with a rag for texture. I'm starting to see some lite at the end of the tunnel.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:02 pm
Yeah, the first glimps of color!

After think long and hard about it, I decided to stick with the original color, Seafoam Green. I asked my kids if I should go with the cool "Dark Highland Green" or the original grandpa "Seafoam Green" and my 11 year old son said the Dark Green was cooler but the Seafoam Green is "OUR CAR" and that's what he liked best. My gut told me the same, so "Seafoam" it is. It's not a popular color but I don't think I'll ever regret going with original.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Shot the doors, hood, and deck lid today. Doors came out nice but I managed to screw up the seal coat on the hood, and then again on the deck lid. The hood I had some trash fall in as I was sealing it (a fine piece of dried clear that was hiding on the lid of my spray gun) and the deck lid I managed to forget to turn on the compressor and the gun started spitting, ughhh. I decide the best thing to do at that point was to let both sit until tomorrow and then reblock them and try agian.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:38 am
Another day of paint and a few more panels done. Next up is the cab, valances, and trim pieces.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Awesome thread and awesome job!

I'm guessing that if this is your first restoration project that it is not your first body work/paint car project. Very nice work.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:54 pm
OldFatBald wrote:Awesome thread and awesome job!

I'm guessing that if this is your first restoration project that it is not your first body work/paint car project. Very nice work.


Thanks for your compliment. Prior to this project, I never did any body or paint work. I bought this car about three years ago as a weekend cruiser, and then decided to take on restoring it for myself. I thought a Mustang would be a good learning car since parts are plentiful and they are easy to work on. I think I enjoy the project as much as having a completed car. Not sure if I'll do another of my own do to the good old, "$$$ Can't Afford To $$$". Will probably help friends do theirs though. Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:18 am
With a heat index forecast of 105 degrees, I decided to get an early start to day, 5 AM in the shop and ready to paint. I applied a seal coat, then 4 base coats, and finally 5 coats of clear to allow for cutting and buffing. 13 hours later and about three gallons of gator aid, the cab in painted.
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