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My Car - Snapshot!

September 2001

Time left until car goes into body shop for paint:

  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..........

  Slowly working toward the back of the car.  The radiator support alone needed three patch panels, and was wire brushed down to bare metal courtesy of the girlfriend.

  The pics below show the new cowl top off of the four door topping the patches, sealer, POR15, and yellow bodypaint of the cowl floor.  Sucker should never get my feet wet again!


The wheel well shot shows a lot of work.  Wire wheeling, degreasing, grinding, POR15 and flat paint, seam sealer, and a new spring shield and passenger side torque box.  Many thanks to Rosewell Falcons for a great used torque box!  It was removed from the donor car with an acetylene torch, which allowed me to cut out all the spot welds and reweld the box into my car at the factory points.

    A quick coat of epoxy black trims up the cowl top.  The factory paint only painted the edge of the cowl where the shock tower to firewall braces connect.  The previous yellow paint job had the black further up the cowl, which I liked more, so that scheme will be mimicked.

 This pretty much wraps up the front of the car, and finalizes the last of the welding in the passenger  compartment.  Now onto the rear of the car....

Mike in Chicago

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