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Rebuilding my 07, the saga begins *Updated* 56K Warning

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Old 08-01-2007, 04:18 PM   #21
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Cool! keep us updated... I hope you fix that stang up and make it new again!

It's sad to see it like that...
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #22
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Im stunned at how awesome that rear end came out. It was the one part I cringed about when I started reading.

Oh, that and the green stripe. *wow*. Speechless. honestly if I bought that or if a son or something of mine bought that, I WOULD NOT drive that back for them lol, it would be too embarrassing!

Anyways awesome job so far.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #23
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I would be really tempted to take some heavy duty polish and a buffer to it and see if you cant just buff the spray paint off, it should work since the krylon crap is just sprayed onto the clear, unless they roughed up the clear first.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:47 PM   #24
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wow - this is really interesting, I'd love to do this - but thats much easier said than done. It will be fun to follow the progress.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:58 PM   #25
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I guess I forgot to go into what plans I have for this thing.
Both front and back bumper covers have damage to them so I will be replacing them with GT take-offs. The spoiler of course will need to be added with the side rails to match the kit.
After more tests on removing the paint we've come to the decision to strip the whole thing and repaint. That's what I wanted from the begining but my step father wanted to at least give it a shot. I'm thinking of painting it Grabber Orange with either White or Silver stripes. We have the knowhow and the equipment to paint it ourselves so I'll be able to do some customizing to the paint. Also I'll be using a chemical paint strippper gel to take everything down to the metal.
And for those interested I found it on Yahoo Auto's which I think just pimps for AutoTrader. I'd been watching eBay for months trying to find one to fix up but they always go for way too much. I just got lucky and found a guy who had purchased it at a police auction and then decided he didn't have time to fix it up so he just wanted his money back.

Hehe and you should see the looks I get from people when I drive it in town.

So after a few more tugs we're ready to move it into the garage.
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Another quick look at what we've done so far.
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And just like it's Monday we get back to the grind!
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Must remove as much paint as possible while cleaning up the metal.
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Need to get all the spots that have divits and warps. Do you know what time it is??
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It's BONDO TIME!!!!
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This is just the first layer of Bondo. There will be many more as we will need to shape it to match.
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After sanding it down a bit we need to make sure the tail light will fit properly.
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Not too bad for one days work!
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This weekend we will start stripping all the paint and continue to get the rear in shape.
Stay tuned for more next week.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:08 PM   #26
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Already looks quite a lot better! Its good you decided to strip it, the custom paint should yield very nice results! It looks like your "contact" Has a pretty good idea of what he is doing!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:18 PM   #27
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haha, wow that was all in one day? Great job! keep us posted
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this is really cool! the best thing about having picked up a V6 is that you don't have to feel guilty if you decide to tear the engine out and put a monster in it!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #29
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Cool ... this should be a great thread .....
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Your step-dad is probably like "Why the hell are you taking pictures?! Give me a hand!"

Looks like you're progressing nicely.
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This will be an great project to keep track off...can't wait to see the final results.
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Seems like a really fun project! Im anxious to see more pictures!!! Great job keep up the good work [sm=smiley20.gif]
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:21 PM   #34
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Funny your restoring an 07.
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Funny your restoring an 07.
lol i was gonna say that, looks like you guys are movin along with the project, cant wait till the next update, i feel like a little kid watching a cartoon that keeps saying to be continued...
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:37 PM   #36
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hat's off to you and your step dad. many would have made this a parts car (but at $7k? maybe not.)
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oh man i cant wait until the next update. I live in texas and i have never heard of such a rule to not let new cars past the border? can any one explain this one?
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oh man i cant wait until the next update. I live in texas and i have never heard of such a rule to not let new cars past the border? can any one explain this one?
Im guessing he means more like for cars being towed or hauled across. They may want to see papers for newer cars. Hell I dont know im completely guessing.

Anyways, funny comment above about the stepdad is probably saying "quit taking pictures come gimme a hand!" lol

So yeah, awesome job, its gonna be killer. Can you imagine 2 months from now? We're going to look back on this thread and be stunned how awesome it turned out.
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Already making pretty good progress. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:52 AM   #40
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wow! all in one day of work
this might not take as long as I thought!

I think this car might have to be Mustang of the Month around here once it gets done just because it will be remarkable to see its progress!
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