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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2016, 03:00:35 AM »

Many times rear frame rail holes (the ones forward of leaf springs) are bent downward from shipping T hooks. Actually is concours correct

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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2016, 05:51:48 AM »

Pretty sure that, in my case, the 1" rip in the metal wouldn't pass judge's muster.... Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2016, 03:51:40 PM »

A little update...after a lot of fitting and sanding, the major body work is getting close. Epoxy primer has been laid down and then a guide coat for more sanding. The first few photos show the rear after epoxy primer. If you refer to the photos at the start of the thread you'll see why I'm pretty happy with the gaps and panel fitment. The last photo shows the car after being shot with a guide coat and more sanding underway. Hopefully a couple more weeks of this and then we can get to the underside. Still a long ways to go...



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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2016, 06:29:47 PM »

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Pretty sure that, in my case, the 1" rip in the metal wouldn't pass judge's muster....

I might disagree...

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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2016, 06:47:14 PM »

A little update...after a lot of fitting and sanding, the major body work is getting close. Epoxy primer has been laid down and then a guide coat for more sanding. The first few photos show the rear after epoxy primer. If you refer to the photos at the start of the thread you'll see why I'm pretty happy with the gaps and panel fitment. The last photo shows the car after being shot with a guide coat and more sanding underway. Hopefully a couple more weeks of this and then we can get to the underside. Still a long ways to go...

Looking good!    Chug a Lug   Not that cars are ever 'done' but you are getting closer every day.   Thanks for the update.

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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2016, 07:13:45 PM »

Coming together very well!!

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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2016, 08:38:21 AM »


Thanks for the updates.  She looks like she is coming along great!!

 Chug a Lug

ps, is she a 4 speed or auto?  a/c?



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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2016, 08:53:19 AM »

It's auto, no A/C...pretty much the bottom of the food chain...probably not worth the level of restoration we're putting into it but I can't help myself...

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2016, 09:18:12 AM »

It's auto, no A/C...pretty much the bottom of the food chain...probably not worth the level of restoration we're putting into it but I can't help myself...

Just finished reading your post form the beginning.  Wow, I commend you for taking on this project and making her whole again.  There are some who would have slapped some Bondo on her butt and sent her down the road.  To me, your restoration is a labor of love and that is priceless.  Many of us put money into these cars for personal satisfaction, not monetary gain.  At the end, it will all be worth the expense.

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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2016, 09:29:07 AM »

It's auto, no A/C...pretty much the bottom of the food chain...probably not worth the level of restoration we're putting into it but I can't help myself...
Know that you are not alone. A labor of love has a different set of values.  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2016, 02:59:00 PM »

Update...Big day!....Starting to lay down the red oxide primer....



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« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2016, 03:25:06 PM »

Nice Drips!   Chug a Lug

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« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2016, 07:01:24 PM »


Outstanding progress!!  Thanks for sharing!

 Chug a Lug

ps, what is her exterior color?  can you share the Marti report if you have one?

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« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2016, 07:19:37 PM »

GT350, Highland Green exterior, black interior, auto, no A/C...Jan 22 build date.

Pretty vanilla car but it's still fun to do it right (trying anyway).

I do have a Marti report but the above is the primary info.

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« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2016, 07:58:34 PM »

There's nothing vanilla about any Shelby.

Great work so far. Keep us posted

 Ale

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