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#21 moparfarmer

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:38 PM

People should know not to rush a restoration..It should keep going at a steady pace but to do things right the first time..The guy that did my car(he and I put it together) and I learned you don't do a good job in six months.."Do it right the first time or don't do it at all" is what I learned from him..That Road Runner looks pretty sweet and coming along very nicely...



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:49 AM

The customer is a pleasure to deal with. He's bringing it back in the winter for the dash gauges and steering wheel. He's also bringing us a '68 Coronet R/T to resto- mod this winter too,

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:22 AM

Wow. I need to work THERE! lol



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:23 AM

Road Runner is almost done. Just waiting on the front bumper to come back and install the rear window trim cli[ps so we can install the rear glass. After I'm done, we'll install the hood (with Air Grabber) and have the body shop shoot the black organisol on the hood.

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Speaking od Orange Mopars…. this one is being delivered on Monday morning. It's a 472 big block drag car. Too many goodies to list.

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And to give the Ford guys some love, he's a Shelby tribute car done up as a resto-mod. This one should be going home next weekend.

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After going in for a few hours this morning, I get to come home and rip apart the Barracuda. She's getting a new timing chain cover since mine has decided to become porous and leak coolant, a new MSD 6AL ignition box, and an auxiliary cooling fan and related sensor and harness. It never ends around here!



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:46 PM

Gorgeous cars and great looking work!!!!! I kinda miss my old Scamp now and then. But I have too many mustangs to worry about now. I've got an '88 Mustang on the rotisserie lol

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:18 PM

Just to show that not everything at my place is V-8 macho…….

 

 

 

`58 Nash Metropolitan. My place did this one a few years ago.

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

Awe, OK… here's some V-8 Macho stuff. `65 Mustang coupe being resto-moded. Paint is beyond description, it must be seen in direct sunlight to really appreciate it. It's a candy brandywine. Add in the Torque Thrusts after they're polished and wow. Sweet Mustang!

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There's still some polish residue but you can get an idea on the color.

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That window with the monitor in the background….. That's the Bosses office and he has a state of the art aimable video system and intercom. With 26,000 sq. ft. it's hard to be everywhere at once. Once in a while he'll use the intercom for the shop your in and start talking to you about what your doing. More often than not, it's humorous and not obnoxious. But he is obsessed with keeping up with everything that's going on. It's the way he's wired and it works. No complaints here.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:09 AM

that's a purty red on the stang, I recall a similar color on a local hot rod built by Butch Tucker (local pinstriper from the Von Dutch era) that was a candy called Garnet Red. It was also a color that didn't really pop till it was in sunlight.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:23 AM

that's a purty red on the stang, I recall a similar color on a local hot rod built by Butch Tucker (local pinstriper from the Von Dutch era) that was a candy called Garnet Red. It was also a color that didn't really pop till it was in sunlight.

 

So true. Certain angles it changes from red to black to gold, and all combinations in-between. It's getting a small block/ 4 spd. with suspension upgrades. A former co-worker from my old Infiniti dealer is the Mustang owner's neighbor. I've been sending him updates as he remembers the car un-restored. It's certainly coming along nice.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

Looks like some kick ass restorations going on there..Hope the boss pays the painter well.Looks like he does some KILLER work..Afterall it the final look that gets the crowd noticing..If its got flaws in it no one even gives it a second look..Those you've posted will get LOTS of looks/awards...



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:44 AM

Our painter will send cars back to the body shop for imperfections, pin holes, and anything else that will make EVERYONE look bad. Heck, he sent a car back to the metalshop to have a body panel re-welded! But we all strive for a nice job. Being in the final assembly end of it all, I get everyones final product and it's up to me and my fellow assembler not to mess anything up. And yes, the paint is the attraction. It's gotta be nice & sweet…..

 

 

My job is to keep our thumbprints out of the frosting.   B)