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Discussion in 'Paint & Body' started by Utah Joe, Sep 25, 2014.
Full quarter is the correct way.
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.
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...
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
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
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…
Welcome back! Looks like things are progressing along nicely. Keep the updates coming, we really enjoy seeing the projects come together.
I like your work.
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.
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.
From now on it is downhill .
Enjoy your restoration , don't make shortcuts.
You did a great job !!