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    #76
    Originally posted by phil k View Post
    Drivers side has aligned nicely and welding is underway. Unfortunately the passenger side has an upside down drivers door hinge so this will need replacing before work can continue on the passenger side of the car.

    Phil
    That’s a bit random Phil! When do you reckon happened there then? Both hinges looked like they’d been on there quite a while when I took them off.
    1970 302 Fastback - Back on the road sometime this century... https://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthr...od)-Eventually!

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      #77
      As a bit of an aside, I've just had an RM car grille emblem that I bought last year back from the restorers (after over 5 months!). Results are worth it, I think and it'll balance up the Mustang emblem on the front nicely!!!
      Before: After:
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        #78
        Further update courtesy of Phil's F/B page... Driver's side straightening and gapping continues:









        Once a new passenger hinge has arrived the other side'll be done, then it's on to the front end...
        1970 302 Fastback - Back on the road sometime this century... https://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthr...od)-Eventually!

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          #79
          Passenger hinge has arrived, so work has commenced on that side too (cheers, Phil!):



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            #80
            Front end going on (again photos courtesy of Phil...):





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              #81
              Another update courtesy of Phil...

              Base coat of epoxy primer added to cover exposed metal for now. A few bits of bodywork to do and then it's strip down for interior, underside and engine bay paint. Then re-assembly for final paint (quite a way away yet...):





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                #82
                Update time. Paint is now go!!

                Since the last update at the end of May a high build primer was applied ready for sanding:







                Then the engine bay was protected and covered with Satin Black at the start of Jun:





                And then the final colour was decided on, with a slight twist. I've been through a long list of potential colours for this car:

                1. Initially I looked at the new Magnetic Grey, but decided it was too dark.
                2. Then after a lot of googling of Ford greys, I picked Sterling Grey and ordered a touch-up can, to produce a test panel.
                3. I then saw an s197 at a car show in Sterling and really hated it so...
                4. Decided to go for Pepper Grey, although the green tinge in sunlight gave me constant pause for thought.

                Fast-forward to Phil sending a test panel out in Pepper, which Tracy (whose eye is a lot better than mine) hated. I also wasn't sure, so sprayed a test panel on the old Sterling Grey, which she liked, but I still remembered that s197...

                At the same time, I'd started looking again and liked the look of Dark Shadow Grey as an alternative, but while digging into the exact year and colour code for Phil, I realised the s197 that was Sterling Grey, actually wasn't, it was Vapor Grey (Doh!).

                So, with Phil probably about ready to gas me in his booth, and after a long night of google photo comparisons with the test card I’d knocked up, I finally went right back to Sterling Grey, where I'd first started, and Phil wasted no time in getting the shuts done:







                All I can say is SPOT ON!! I'm so glad that procrastination, with a bit of timely luck, meant I had the time to realise my mistake, as it looks exactly like I wanted. The rest of the paint will probably be done at the end of Jul and I can't wait, although the slight delay is welcome as my Bank Balance has now officially imploded (Plus the XKR's about to go into a garage, which never ends well...).

                Roll on Aug!
                Last edited by Mike_Mac; 29-06-2019, 02:40 PM.
                1970 302 Fastback - Back on the road sometime this century... https://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthr...od)-Eventually!

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                  #83
                  Base coat applied:





                  Then Clear:



                  Meanwhile, I've been tackling the door internals and windows, so they can be ready to put back in once paint is complete. Most of the photos were lost when my iPhone went swimming (don't ask), but all the internals are now cleaned, de-rusted and either painted (by me) or off getting zinc/chrome plated as required.

                  One thing that did impress me was how well the metal trim for the door window came up. I initially found them lying at the bottom of the door well looking decidedly rusty and knackered, but a blast with steel wool and then careful polishing, they've come up great - quick 50/50 below:



                  I've also ordered a lot of new seals and rubber trim etc, so once the coating's done and I've rebuilt the mechanism, it should all be ready to be boxed up and sent to Phil for installation.
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                    #84
                    Flatting and polishing now underway:









                    I think I'm going to be quite nervous about leaving this parked outside!!
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                      #85
                      Looking very good...





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                        #86
                        This car will look fantastic when it's back in one piece and on the road, stunning. Don't turn into one of them people who become too scared to drive it any where.

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Anaconda View Post
                          This car will look fantastic when it's back in one piece and on the road, stunning. Don't turn into one of them people who become too scared to drive it any where.
                          While it may take a while to get it back on the road, once it's going, it's going to go, and regularly...
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