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Shelby Mustang GT500 build - detailed


Jeremy Jon

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks Larry, Ron, Carl & Mike! :) yes, I'm anxious to be completed also, but ran into some unexpected trouble, so I've been busy rebuilding the body & modifications, then repaint entirely :(

Had some problems with the clear coat, and decided easiest route was to strip the body, and repaint....

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...the primer and bodywork part line shading went well, after which moved on to first coat of white paint...

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...then disaster! placed into the dehydrator, bought new, which read low, but was in fact hotter than that, and bodywork began to get soft :(

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...fortunately I had the second body, so began immediately the same body modifications, as this project already over due!

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test fit shows the body high at front end, radiator beam needs to be further modified

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door hinged, and inner framework done to match door panel

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nose needs some further attention also, with gaps filled & front edge of hood needing extension for proper appearance + fitment

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What a bummer :( good thing you had another body but still... I'd be so mad I would put the build away for a couple of years.

Same

EDIT: What did you use for stripping the paint? I've been looking for a good one that won't burn my hands off. I found Simple Green works, but it kind of doesn't just peel off, I see that yours just came off of the hood. Thanks, Glenn

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What a bummer :( good thing you had another body but still... I'd be so mad I would put the build away for a couple of years.

same here.

I think, i kicked it in the trash, if it were mine...respekt to your motivation Jeremy!

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Thanks guys, it has indeed been frustrating, but progress is being made, and this thing will be finished, or die trying!! LOL

In the body paint/decal/polish/assembly stages now, had to acquire more decals (thanks Ben!), but back well underway again! :)

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