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Evapo-Rust uncovers orig. Ford codes

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Smile Evapo-Rust uncovers orig. Ford codes

I pulled a drive shaft out of the parts pile for my 65 Mustang. I used a 6' section of 4" PVC pipe and capped one end, dropped in the drive shaft and 1.5 gal. of well used Evapo-Rust. Left it for 24 hrs., pulled out the shaft and noticed very little rust gone but traces of paint markings. Threw out the old Evapo-Rust and put in 1.5 gal. of new Evapo-rust and left the shaft in for another 24 hrs. Pulled it out totally rust free and with very clear paint marking stripes and yellow numbers. I dabbed the drive shaft dry as the paint was very soft and would wipe off. The paint colors of the codes were very clear. I'm not doing a concours restoration but I'm going to clear coat the shaft with a matte finish to preserve a piece of Ford history.
I had glass beaded a drive shaft a few years back and never saw any paint markings. I suspect the glass cleaned off the paint before it even became visible.
Thought you guys would like to know what I uncovered.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Similar situation with this early toploader I have. Just washed it off at the car wash. Not sure what I'll do with it. More markings on the other side as well.
Any color...as long as it's Black!
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:30 AM   #3
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Why don't you bring it down to the Kansas Speedway next weekend. They have a swap meet on the infield on Friday and Saturday. This is their first time for a meet and it has the potential of becoming an excellent meet especially since Wichita's February indoor meet is coming to an end next year.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:49 AM   #4
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Love to see some pics of the driveshaft
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