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My Car - Snapshot!



March 2002

  Welcome to the SNAPSHOT!!!!! section. Here, I will post new pictures of my car as I progress
in my Ford Falcon restoration, with big plans for the future..........

  The car is back from the painters and I'm starting to put it all back together.  While I complete the process, I'm taking the time to replace and restore some of the mechanical components as well.

  My painter did a real nice job with the car - it's nicer looking than I ever expected.  Hindsight being 20/20, all I can say is I should have taken more time to finish the bodywork on it before sending it in, as it would have saved me some cash.

  In the end with the time constraints I had with winter rearing its ugly head there wasn't much I could do.  Fortunately I did my homework, and with a little luck got a real good, professional, and durable base/clear coat.

  Here is a summary of body/paint work:

  • All primer I sprayed on to protect body sanded off
  • Frame straightened a bit, with a good tug to driver's rear seat roll down window
  • Body seams aligned
  • Low spots filled with body putty
  • Self etching primer topped with build primer
  • Base/Clear coat Ford Zinc yellow - 4 coats color, 2 coats clear
  • color sanded and buffed

Mike in Chicago

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