Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 15” 96 Cobra build thread

95steedamustang

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The latest build car pick up is this 96 Cobra with a horrible Laser red “attempt” paint on it with black leather interior.

So I picked up this car for a couple reasons. One is I have this goal of having one Mustang from every year 1984-2004 and 1996 was one
Of 3 yrs Im missing. The other reason is I really wanted to find a car to use my other hood I didnt use on the 94 Cobra and the paint scheme I didnt get to use. Which for those that followed my orginial thread may remember the hood I did. Anyway onto the pics.
It looks rough but the body and interior actually isnt bad at all.
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bird_dog0347

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I told Kevin this was more competition for his time versus my car and your car!

Bill
Yeah, I honestly don't mind if he spends more time on other cars the next few weeks... last few weeks have been pretty high-hour weeks for me (invoice wise) but he got ALL the rust and damage fixed and replaced.
 

95steedamustang

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Yeah, I honestly don't mind if he spends more time on other cars the next few weeks... last few weeks have been pretty high-hour weeks for me (invoice wise) but he got ALL the rust and damage fixed and replaced.
And honestly I hit these cars in huge spurts and after a few heavy weeks.. I can use a break from them as much as they can use a break from me. Even if I didn’t have any other cars to work on I would still set aside a year to paint one right.. because you need time to let the materials and things settle and shrink back.
Plus the human impatience factor. I too get tired of working a particular area but instead of just saying…”ah, its good enough”, i just take a break and come back to Perfect it. Rushing is never a good thing when it comes to nice paint
 
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95steedamustang

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Got the interior out so I can start restoring it. The car has earned the nickname “spare change” because I have found about $23 bucks in change. Im doing a pretty involved process on the carpet but should look new in a couple days.
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Fixing the worst damage first. Only spot with any issues on the whole car. Looks like somebody backed into a fence or something. Used a small hammer and dolly to work out the metal on the exhaust pipe then reshape the end with a grinder just a few more spots to work out and polish like new
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