Build Thread 1978 Mustang I I

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LILCBRA

I started this morning by knocking out some studs
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Nice! Looks like a good starting point-keep the updates rolling! :nice:
 

rusty428cj

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The hood was sanded down to bare metal and all the old scoop holes welded.

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It looked good before it was primed but it needs a lot of work

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After a little block sanding and bodywork

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I plan on using the Mach 1 scoop and once that comes in I will bolt it on and finish the bodywork. At this time the hood is low in front of the hole but the scoop should draw that up.
 

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This must be a common rust problem with the design of the Mustang II fender brace. We had a lot of rust on one side but removed both and sandblasted them.

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Starting to fabricate a new piece

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After Brian finished he epoxy primed and fit it back on the fender and marked where he drilled out the factory spot welds. Next he will sand those spots to bare metal so he can weld.

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Clamped in place ready to weld

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Welds ground down and ready for epoxy primer.

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LILCBRA

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Nice work! My Cobra has the same issue in the same place....
 

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I sprayed a couple of coats of epoxy to seal the bodywork.

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A had enough Slick Sand polyester primer for a couple of coats

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Block sanded with 80 and found one low spot that required a little filler

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Two coats of SPI Turbo primer

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The hood required a lot of work but I'm happy with it now.

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rusty428cj

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Nothing exciting to show. The doors had a lot of door dings and a little rust that was cut out and a patch welded in place. The doors were sanded to bare metal and sprayed with 2 coats of SPI black epoxy. I finished the body work and sprayed another coat of epoxy.

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The next day I sprayed 2 coats of SPI Turbo urethane primer

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Hi i have a 1978 ford mustag ll hard top. I can barely find any parts to replace correctly but the most important part i need now is the engine & frame mounts for the v8 i have. Can someone please help by sending me picts. And possibly make me a deal?
 

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The back of the hood needed a little work

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Couple coats of SPI Turbo primer

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I block sanded and sprayed a couple coats of black epoxy.

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The hood scoop was block sanded and sprayed a couple coats of black epoxy. After wet sanding will be sprayed SPI matte black.

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The fenders have been sprayed white epoxy almost ready for SPI orange paint

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