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Looking for some advice on paint

Discussion in 'Paint & Body' started by Utah Joe, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. classicdoug

    classicdoug Member

    Full quarter is the correct way.
  2. Utah Joe

    Utah Joe New Member

    Thanks very much for the input guys. In the past couple of days I have been getting some quotes on getting the whole quarters done. Hopefully they will come back within my budget. If not, ill keep looking around.
  3. 1967marti

    1967marti Member

    I can't see how a full qtr replacement wouldn't be cheaper... Less body work, less welding... If i can help it i NEVER do patches, big or small...
  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    With full qtr replacement , they will never know/see that the car has new sheetmetal.
    IOW no seams or welding joints noticeble in the trunk which means , in case of selling the car , no discusion about previous repairs.
    In the long run , you will be a winner.
    My 0.02 eurocent
  5. Utah Joe

    Utah Joe New Member

    Hey everyone…its been a while since my last update…sorry for the delay, but life gets busy and my time for internet posting usually suffers most….

    So since I last posted I was still look for a shop to do the metal work/paint. It took about 7 months before I found someone who I trusted to do the work and I could also afford....Had many people come look at the car and give me quotes…In the end I found who I feel is the right guy right down the street from my house. They have had the car since the summer and are working on it in stages…which is how I wanted it given the budget im working with. In the end we decided to do the full quarters.
    They first media blasted the shell

    Driver side




    the drivers front fender that was on my car was in really shape...when my dad bought the car in 74 it was smashed up, so he found one off a 68 in the junk yard that was “less dented” . It was still piled with bondo though and I decided to replace it with a new fender


    there were some rust holes on the top of the inner fender, they repaired them...(old fender is still on in this pic)

    both doors had a small bit of rust at the bottom corner, those are now fixed


    then the passenger side quarter



    Metal work is coming along...not done, but good ways done I would say. Meantime at my house I have been cleaning up the 390. Tore it down a little bit just to replace some gaskets that had not been touched since 2001.


    So that’s what I have for the moment…ill try to keep some more pics and news coming…
    Grabber70Mach likes this.
  6. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Welcome back! Looks like things are progressing along nicely. Keep the updates coming, we really enjoy seeing the projects come together.
  7. Jamaal Jessie

    Jamaal Jessie New Member

    I like your work.
  8. Utah Joe

    Utah Joe New Member

    I should update this with the whats going on lately

    I finished putting the motor back together

    Rearend got powder coated this week...actually in the correct semi gloss, but this is right after they took it out of the oven so its still pretty glossy yet

    like 97% of the metal work on the car is done, it was sealed with dupont DTM

    Then it was primered

    Next they will do the final body work on it and then the same shade of blue that is was. Then the rolling chassis will come back to my garage where ill replace all of the suspension, brakes, reinstall the drivetrain, interior, etc.

    Its moving along, slowly, but life is crazy busy with kids, house, work, and mountain bike racing...so the mustang is always the spare time project.
  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

  10. Utah Joe

    Utah Joe New Member

    I should note....
    @GPR @classicdoug @B67FSTB @1967marti

    SOOOOO happy I took your advice and did the full quarters.....Thanks very much for the replies! Looks much better and it was actually less expensive.
  11. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    From now on it is downhill .
    Enjoy your restoration , don't make shortcuts.
    You did a great job !!;)
  12. Warrior39

    Warrior39 New Member

    I can't wait to see how it turns out.
  13. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that door is from a different car.

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