Steve (my painter) emailed me some pics last night. Things are looking colorful. More to come...
I haven't done any updates for a couple of months. This is mostly because after I finished the carb, there wasn't much else to report. Well, now my buddy Steve, the poor chap who I managed to rope into doing the paint, has made some progress on the paint/body and I went to his shop and helped do some of the more menial tasks such as scuffing the new hood, trunk area, fender extensions, etc. Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that I bought a new Ford tooling hood on Steve's advice. He felt that there is a low spot in the middle of the hood and attempting to keep applying filler would result in problems down the road plus would generally be noticeably crappy looking. Buying a new hood solves several issues and saves a little on labor costs. I could have saved some pretty good cash by buying a Dynacorn hood instead but decided to that a Ford Tooling hood would be less risky fit-wise although I have nothing against Dynacorn at this point.
Rather than post a wordy description of everything here, I'll just move on to the captioned pictures.
|Driver's side before blocking primer.|
|Passenger side before blocking primer|
|Driver's side after blocking with 180|
|Passenger side after blocking with 180|
|Fender after blocking with 180|
|Tail panel after blocking with 180|
|New Ford Tooling hood. Ain't she purty?|
|Underside of the new hood after scuffing by yours truly to prepare for primer. Notice the old hood in the background looking lonely and dejected.|
|The deck lid after blocking with 180|
|Blinker inserts after bead blast and primer.|
|Top of the new hood after block with 180.|
|Front rear new Ford Tooling valances after prime and block with 180.|
While Ol' Rusty was away at Steve's and after the carb was done, I cleaned up some more engine parts like the old dizzy and put them on the engine.
|Ugly old dizzy|
|Cleaned up and re-beautified dizzy|
|Carb and dizzy on the engine. Carb now has the choke cover and kick-down actuator.|
|Oh... right... this this thing was lurking behind my house. Time to show it some love.|
|Tranny codes. I'm not sure this thing is original to the car as it didn't come with a tag but maybe casting codes can lend a clue?|
|Started cleaning up the beast.|
|Cleaned up a bit more, painted (Duplicolor Engine Cast Aluminum), and disemboweled.|