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Old 01-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #11
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Things got slowed down inside the engine bay once the fenders came off, we found new holes and stuff to fix. No biggie, those have almost been fully repaired. All that's left is a hole on the driver side below the windshield, the passenger side has been done.

Prestige Mustang came through for me. A rust free roof skin, radiator support and 2 quarter panels are on their way. They should arrive near the end of the week. Add the rust free doors and most rust repair work has been eliminated.

I also purchased the SSBC rear disc/5 lug conversion kit. That looks backordered so I'm not sure when that will arrive. I'll need to get some front calipers and probably as a bunch of questions about proportioning valves and master cylinders which the kit doesn't have.

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Blasting and Priming
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Below Windshield Hole Before
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Below Windshield Hole After
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Mostly Primed Engine Bay
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:52 PM   #12
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Nice work so far I wish i had the skills to do body work...and the patients too lol.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:34 PM   #13
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wow! very nice. i can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #14
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Nice coupe! You really aren't wasting any time! Lookin forward to watching the build!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #15
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Things have slowed a bit while we were waiting for the roof skin, radiator support and quarter panels.

They finally arrived, minus the quarter panels. There's an issue I hope to get resolved with the folks I bought the parts from. If it cannot be resolved, I will definitely post the story about what happened. I am at a loss as to why things escalated to the point they did.

Anyway, now that we have the radiator support, we should have the front of the car done shortly.


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Old 02-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #17
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As I said, things slowed a bit. But now we're onto replacing the radiator support and getting the engine bay finally painted.

The engine is going back together, I just had to pick a colour for it. I went with Ford blue. I should have it back in a week to 10 days.

The Crate (I'll never do business with Prestige Mustang again, you're free to PM me if you'd like to know why.)
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #18
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Looks very nice so far! Can't wait to see her all done! American muscle has some restoration parts but 'new' parts are always more expensive.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:20 PM   #19
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If you're still looking for parts check out CJ pony parts. They have a mustang only junk yard and probably have anything you will ever need.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #20
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If you're still looking for parts check out CJ pony parts. They have a mustang only junk yard and probably have anything you will ever need.
I need Quarter Panels and they currently don't have any. For now we'll be busy on the engine bay and then the roof and doors, quarters will be last. I hope they don't become an achilles heel.
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