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Chris Thauberger
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« on: September 18, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »

I recently saw pictures of this car under restoration and was concerned about the rear quarter sealer. I have accumulated several pictures that show the sealer going roughly up to the point where the lower valance would start(white line in picture).  It seems reasonable as the valance was "hanging" on the car when it was painted and would not have been removed to apply sealer.  It would also be reasonable to conclude that it might prove difficult to apply sealer behind the valance.

Maybe this is just one of those " depends on who was applying sealer that day" things.  Popcorn

I drew the white line in the picture to represent where I thought the sealer should stop(roughly).

Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:35:33 AM »

 That's probably in the neighborhood. The valance was hanging but the lower attaching studs weren't fastened so it hung away from car an inch or two
Wouldn't see as much body color either. Mostly what would have sprayed through reverse light holes

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 03:30:08 PM »

Any thoughts?

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Chris - guess we should start with what year (assming its a Shelby) we're discussing since the practice varies based on plant, year and even shorter time periods   Chug a Lug

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:29 PM »

My bad.

Its a 1968 Dearborn Mustang, not a Shelby.


I just think that sealer go about 5 inches more than it should. Not a huge deal, I'm just fussy about these things. Small things add up.


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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 08:53:43 PM »

My bad.

Its a 1968 Dearborn Mustang, not a Shelby.
I just think that sealer go about 5 inches more than it should. Not a huge deal, I'm just fussy about these things. Small things add up.

For that year and plant I have documented a number of originals that were applied from the vent/drain to that area of the trunk drop behind the rear valance so it looks pretty close to what at least one worker was doing during that production.  Since this is a Shelby site will refrain from posting a picture of some examples  
You know where to ask to see them Wink

Would agree that the amount of body color in that area is way too much and does not make sense based on how the car was originally painted. Would guess someone shot it without the valance attached/hung on the car especially given the finish of that rear cross member. Wow that's allot

Takeaway is that this is why its important to identify when and where    Chug a Lug

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 09:18:06 PM »

Thanks Jeff

I do know where to ask for pics. I should have posted this over there as well.

I just think of this site as home on the internet.

Sometimes I forget its a Shelby site, probably because there are some many post unrelated to Shelby's.  Shocked

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