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    I've been doing the same on my trailer. Like a the Mustang but finer lines, more sophisticated.

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    What up with the reg? is it on hold or de-reged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesdw View Post
    I've been doing the same on my trailer. Like a the Mustang but finer lines, more sophisticated.

    P1040235.JPG


    Are you trying to tell me that my 'Mexican Tractor' is less refined than your trailer?
    Yeah, probably a fair point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billynoneck View Post
    What up with the reg? is it on hold or de-reged?
    On hold.

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    With the front wings and bonnet back on it begins to look more like a car!



    On to the back wings. The LH wing took ages to get back to metal. The paint was more than 2mm thick in places, but I'm glad I made the effort as the surface rust under the (seemingly) smooth paint definitely needed attention.
    The arch had obviously been in the wars, so I dug out all of the filler and removed/treated the rust underneath and then re-filled & shaped it. After this it had a coat of rust inhibitor, but then the rains came forcing me indoors.....



    But not to be put off, I restored the bonnet badge using my wife's acrylic 'artists' paints:


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    LegendLives – Always amazed at how fast you work, the car is already a big improvement.

    I’ve posted a link to this thread on another forum I use.

    As they have just restored their first 1992 Mustang ( sold in 1997, found and rebought in 2018 ).

    Thread here:
    https://www.ffcars.com/threads/found...ustang.635780/

    Good luck, Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
    LegendLives – Always amazed at how fast you work, the car is already a big improvement.

    I’ve posted a link to this thread on another forum I use.

    As they have just restored their first 1992 Mustang ( sold in 1997, found and rebought in 2018 ).

    Thread here:
    https://www.ffcars.com/threads/found...ustang.635780/

    Good luck, Paul.
    Wow. cool story. Thanks for the compliments, nothing stopping me working on projects at the moment due to the COVID lockdown here.

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    A few people have asked why I'm taking the effort to bare-metal the whole car. This is the reason:

    Doesn't look bad, does it? a couple of scabby bits but nothing that a quick scour out and fill wouldn't cure



    But start looking underneath the paint and the extent of the rust, and rust capillaries become more obvious:







    A few hours later. This was all done by hand as it's Good Friday and apparently the noise of a grinder is a no-no





    I'll finish it and prime it tomorrow - weather permitting!

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    The screen scuttle is the last permanent panel on the car to be bare-metalled and primed (except for the sills which I'll do when it's up in the air).



    I gave the rear wings a couple of coats of hi-build over the rust-inhibitor which has been on there for a couple of days:



    Looking very grey!
    Over the next couple of days I'll take the doors off and give them the same treatment.

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    Riders on the storm

    ....It's a doors reference......

    Doors. What a blinking nightmare! They didn't look too bad until they were stripped which revealed all kinds of nasties (this is the driver's door):

    Horrible previous repairs with gallons of filler:



    Holes, presumably from another previous repair:



    Rust holes under the (never to be refitted) side trims:



    The only thing to do (as none of the shops and suppliers are open) was cut the old repairs out:



    Renew the bottom frame lip (already done in above pic) and find some suitable metal the correct thicness:



    Yeah, that'll do!. Now weld it into the hole and beat the cr*p out of it to get it near-enough straight:



    Weld up the rows of holes:



    And just for good measure, weld up the original door mirror holes:



    Once all that is done, give it a good scour up and apply filler. There isn't actually a lot of filler on it, it's like a fat politician - covers a large area but with no depth!
    (This is the passenger's door):



    Then apply a coat of rust inhibitor:



    Both doors are near-enough at the same stage. I won't bore you with primer pics until they're back on the car.

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