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Wildwood crusing night.

Night driving in the home town.

prepping the roof for painting.

Working on the trunk fin painting.

Primed and ready for paint.

Big differance from now and several years ago.

The engine and compartment, new paint.

More paint on the engine.

Lapping the valves.

More work on the gas tank.

The trunk, as it was first day I got it.

Engine work, I did some years ago.

Ready for the head.

New freeze plugs too.

Building the trunk car show rack.

More, car show trunk racking.

Mounting the new radiator.

Welded those too.

Wildwood cruseing night 2016

Bumpers back on the 62.

The stone catcher and then the bumper.

Than the bumper goes on.

The radio work now. Here's was the problem.

Re building the carb.

The floor was not that bad when I got her.

There. Now, all the dash lights work.

Welding the fenders, new metal.

Welding the fenders, new metal. Clamp, weld.

Welding the fenders, new metal. Both needed lot's of work and metal.

Welding the fenders, new metal. More welding.

Welding in new beam metal.

This also needed work.

New metal here also, both corners.

The 3rd engine will be going in.

Painting some engine parts. Kitchen table.

Paint the parts.

removing the rear for restoration work.

This picture was used in the Ford Muscle book.

Transmission rebuild 2016.

New tires, on the 13 inch rim.

Transmission rebuild. Trans working good.

yes, new tires on this side too.

Making the new exhaust pipe, front to muffler.

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08-28-13
  This week I only had one day to work on the car. Last Sunday... Had to work Saturday. This weekend, I have Sat and Sunday off, but, they are calling for thunder stormes. We will see how the weather goes. I have some pictures from Sunday. It was a good day last Sunday. Got a lot done. This week end we work on the rear seating inside, and hopefully, the leaf springs. Here's some pictures from last Sunday.


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  First we have to remove the old seam sealer. Get it ready for new sealer.

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  Next, we prepair the drain holes and the covers. These are really used in the MFG process, and they are supposed to be available for the end user. When was the last time anyone actually used them?. Other if your car is pulled from a river......

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  Removing the rust, as much as possible. But, it never all comes off. Rusty Metal Primer is the best for this area.

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  Now, we disc sand to get a bigger bite of the area to remove. All paint dosen't have to be removed. This area will be covered with trunk liner, and it's really a protection measure.

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  Remember this area was "bent in"?. Was caused by stuff hanging out the trunk and bouncing on the way to be taken for use. I am bending them back.

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  Now, on the other side. Yes, using a car's jack to push up the area.

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  I suppose this area was the most watched... Another area that will not be seen. I plan to put the trim back on spruced up, although I can't do nothing about the broken aluminum, at least at this point.

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  Finally getting to install the spring area rail cover. Will look good when it's done.

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  Grinding down the welds. Smoother, and getting off the welding slag.

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  Seam sealer on, cleaned, and ready for the primer. Sorry about the blurred pic.

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  The thing I am using is called a "Scuff Pad". It's used to prep for painting other than sanding.

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  After cleaning the old undercoat, removing the cracked and pieling undercoat, Then, also cleaning with thinner and a rag, we spray a new undercoat. Once this is all done, I will also paint with black gloss to make the water run off better and faster.

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  Here is what a lot of people have been waiting for. Application of the first primer coat.

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  Yes, this area too... Still more work here, but again, not a area going to be seen. For protection.

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  Here's a little better shot..... The sun has moved away a little bit....
You Tube Nav ID Trunk Quarters Video Part 20 of 20

Trunk and Quarters Video 20 (Inside trunk: Spring cover, seam sealer, primer, Fix trunk top, tail light run area. Prep and first coat of primer).

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62's Trunk Quarters Work Vid 20

08-31-13
  This weekend was a good weekend. Monday I was off and rain was forcasted, and it did a little raining, but I was able to get a few hours in on Monday... I know way back in my mind that I had to tackle the task of masking the headliner. It is in decent shape, but, there is some attention to it, but that can be done after the car is painted. So, I know I had to find some way of masking the complete headliner. That was not a easy task, and took most of the day saturday. After that was done, and it's really not good enough yet around the doors. I will have to tweak it in later days. But for now, perfect for what I was planning to get done this weekend.

  I had to go over a little bit of the back panel from light to light. Seems I missed a few places, and a second coat dosen't hurt. So, here is some pictures and a video of saturdays activity with the restoration of this car.


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  Had to bend up the clips of holding the bottom of the liner. I also had to do this to see how the outside trip is secure.

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  Liner has a metal channel alone the the liner material 'rips" on to. Once this is messed with there is no putting it back. I was also looking for the lace clips to replace the lace. That is available at just about 4 dollars a foot... yea, a foot.

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  Top is push on pry off. The bottom is nuts accessable from under the headliner.

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  Now, to mask the rest of the back window, as this area is also to be painted.

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  The complete area. Gonna have to re-check when painting again. Don't want any paint hitting the liner.

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  same on the other side. Sorry for the blurry image.

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