68 standard, restromod driver?

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 02 Jul 2017, 21:13

DieselD wrote:
02 Jul 2017, 18:31
I'll cross the t5 bridge when I'm at that point in the build. One thing for sure I want to do a 5spd swap for drivability but for now the 3 speed will stay until its roadable.

Been working on a couple small things, had a beat up headlight door that came with the car. Perfect to practice on before tearing down mine. I didn't spent a lot of time prepping but wanted to get an idea how it would look and in what order I need to do things. The silver and black on the bars can be tricky and I found out I will need to paint the bottom horizontal black first and tape that off before spraying the silver. If doing the black aftert he silver it's too much of a pain. I painted the bars ford agrent and it looks good against the satin black which is not sem trim black however I will use that for the ones going on the car. Almost wondering if I should just leave the bars painted? Gives a unique look rather then the original chrome. I did clean the paint from the 4bars on right to compare which he he picture does not show well.

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Your test headlight door looks good. If you plan on going with the silver argent bars vs. the chrome/argent factory bars I'd use self etching primer so the paint won't peel off of the chrome. If you go the painted route what about the Cougar corral? Will you paint the walking Cougar and the surround argent?
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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
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1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 09 Jul 2017, 20:46

So once getting everything torn down I found my chrome grill bars where pretty sand blasted so they really need to be re-chromed, I went back and forth a few times trying to decide what I wanted to do, decided just to paint the chrome and I can always change it later.

For the cat and corral I'm not sure if I'll paint it or replace it. Thinking it might look good replaced with a new chrome one but might match better painted??

I am happy with the results and I think it came out looking good, I got the grille mostly straight with a heat gun, or at least as straight as I was comfortable bending it without breaking. Cleaned and painted everything else and tossed in new lights. Left the vacuum regulators in there for now but as I get closer to putting them back in the car I think I will just convert to electric but that will depend on funds. Now on to the driver side! Nice thing is this is pretty much a free project. Just the cost of paint and some time.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 09 Jul 2017, 22:14

I think they look good painted. If I were you I'd probably paint the Cougar and corral so it would match.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 19 Jul 2017, 14:15

Here is a little preview of the paint, doing a little horse trading to start on the body work. At this point only roughing it out and painting the jams, underside of the hood and truck etc. In a few weeks Ill bring him the car to do to jam and paint the interior, then bring it home to assemble myself before final body work and paint. Im no where near some of you guys on body work quality but I have used my guy a few times on other projects and he does good work. Its a perfect driver paint job and will not worry about getting road debris damage.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 15 Aug 2017, 18:14

For those that might be interested, here is the marti report. Nothing unexpected here or what I have seen from what the car is.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 15 Aug 2017, 23:25

Dropped her off at the body shop today....Towed it to my work to unload then drove it a couple blocks to the body shop, got into a fun little burnout session on my way :lol: can't wait until it's drive able to have some real drive time!
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 07 Sep 2017, 10:26

Got the car back today for my end of the labor. I will hang and align all the panels then send it back to the body shop for the final prep work before paint.

I think I might just yank the motor out to prep and paint the engine bay first while the front clip is off. However I do not need a snow ball effect of "while Im here" since I simply do not have the funds to throw at it currently.

The trick is finding the time to work on her after hours in the shop. As you guys know juggling family time and cougar time isnt the easiest ! 8-)

All the jams are painted including the dash and floor. The floor is simply a rough coat and cleared since its going to be covered up anyway






Better shot of the color, however the shop lights do not do it justice. Out side under the sun is impressive.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by mo2872 » 07 Sep 2017, 10:30

Looks good.......what color/brand is that?
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by R Code » 07 Sep 2017, 10:46

I really like that color. You are making quick work of this thing. :thumbup:
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 07 Sep 2017, 14:05

mo2872 wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 10:30
Looks good.......what color/brand is that?
Its Ford factory color. Its color code J7 Magnetic.
R Code wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 10:46
I really like that color. You are making quick work of this thing. :thumbup:
I cant wait to see it on the entire car. Just from whats already done I have zero regrets!

I have a feeling progress will slow greatly once paint is done, but we will see how time and money permits movement on it. The goal is to get it road worthy and drive able then I can add fun upgrades to it as I go.
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