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    Cool The Stang - game changing {pic heavy}

    As outlined in my Car Change up thread, I got this Mustang below as a "beater". It was nicer than it's intended purpose.. but still I kept the repairs and mods in respect to it's intended purpose... The car the day I purchased it.








    That being said... about 2.5 months ago I needed to get a panel repainted... big scratch. But there en-lies the problem. The paint on this car was a 5 year old Earl Shibe and it was showing it's poor quality. It was pealing where they taped instead of removing trim/molding, it had lots of defects in the paint job. I called it 10' paint. But again... in respects... it was fine. But if I repainted a panel and a half, it would stick out like a boner in sweat pants. So I made the harsh reality that I was going to half to pay out some big money... whole car re-paint.

    I had the entire car worked over. All the trim, moldings, door handles all replaced. Side mirrors & wiper arms refurbished. Replaced the trunk/deck lid with a perfect Ford metal lacking the luggage rack ugly; and had the emblem shaved while there. I also went with body color painted side moldings, but kept the upper belt trim black. Also, replaced the front headlights to a more modern set.

    If you guys ever need any collision or repaint jobs like this. I have been using this shop for nearly 20 years. Family owned and ran gives you the greatest pride in their work. You tell them Chris sent you.

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    Anyway onto the car...

    I picked it up today... had to get it home before the roads got even worse...











    The pictures don't do the car justice.. not by even the slightest. You can't see the defects in the before pics, nor the improvement now. But I got it home... so happy to see it back in the garage.


    Wait till you see what's next... the game has changed, and there are big mods coming. Can we say "another toy"?!

    Till then, I will now begin to outline the repaint job.
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    So unlike the Earl Shibe job, everything gets removed...

    Front bumper gone



    Rear bumper gone



    Everything else is removed and the body work starts




    After they sand it down, and make sure it's straight, they apply primer then guidecoat (the black stripes).





    Shave the "nused" deck lid's emblem



    Then the whole thing is block sanded and wet sanded





    The bumpers got some much needed attention



    Then a black base coat is applied then 3 coats of the red.




    This ends up being a bunch of material so it instead of just clearing over it and dealing with the orange peal later, it's done correctly here. 1,000 grit wet sanding


    Looks like somebody got murdered
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    Then the whole car is cleaned again, degreased again, tact clothed again, another 3-4 coats of red, then 3 coats of clear.






    More test fitting of the "nused" deck lid.


    Then the molding, deck lid, and bumpers get painted





    The clear is allowed to set for a handful of days. Then the whole car is 2,000 grit wet sanded, then wheeled and buffed.



    Assembly starts... working his way from back to front


    Loving the painted molding vs. black



    Really coming together



    All trimmed out, mirrors on, new door handles



    New wiper cowl, and repainted wiper arms


    Getting the headlights installed


    Then as shown before... the finished product




    Again, if you guys need any collision or car paint work... call Dave @
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    Nice chris!!!

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    Very nice! I agree about the body colored trim.

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    Now you need a new top to make that thing really pop!
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    Nice! You may want edit first pic, license plate is still visible. ( I see you blacked out the rest )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra AL View Post
    Now you need a new top to make that thing really pop!
    It is... it's just a bit dirty from the shop. When it's clean, you can tell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klimoman View Post
    Nice! You may want edit first pic, license plate is still visible. ( I see you blacked out the rest )
    Not my plate... previous owner. But thanks, good eye.
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    Sweet!!! they did a great job! so what's next...cam...heads...blower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagger Dave View Post
    Sweet!!! they did a great job! so what's next...cam...heads...blower
    Yeah... somin like that... but probably not a coyote crate motor.
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