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So it has begun..............









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hmm, i remember those days...
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I got the patches welded in and decided to sandblast the lower lip to see what we have. Between the drain holes...........not much worth while. I've still got the rest of that door skin and what might be a decent body line to use.




I had to do the rear in two parts. Just too many contours going on to fabricate all in one shot.



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Looking great!

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It's been a while. I'm just about ready to replace the door skin but there's always more to fix with older cars. I really don't care for sandblasting but it sure is effective.





Surface rust is always an issue with 45 year old sheet metal. I can sandblast without warping but it's not supported by the door shell and I was really looking for an alternative. This gel from Rustoleum did a really nice job. I let it on there for about 40 minutes or so. It even removed the primer but I did a test on the bed floor of my 91 F150 and it doesn't seem as effective.





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looks like it worked pretty good! sandblasting the inner part of the door is fine it shouldn't warp due to all the bends and shapes!!! but flat metal scares me! small spots no big deal but the whole outer part no i wouldn't recommend it!
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Looking good as always Chuck
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

looks like it worked pretty good! sandblasting the inner part of the door is fine it shouldn't warp due to all the bends and shapes!!! but flat metal scares me! small spots no big deal but the whole outer part no i wouldn't recommend it!


If it were attached to the door shell I'd do it but free standing like that no way. I usually do sheet metal like that at 18" or better and lots of moving but I don't do it to remove paint just rust.
A friend of mine was having a spare hood done for his 340 Duster a few weeks ago and it got junked. He had some guy using a dustless blaster and he was apparently too close and using it to remove paint. You could see a perfect outline of the under hood bracing on the outer sheet metal.     
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yep, that's exactly what happened to me years ago, i was lightly blasting the underside of my step brother's celica hood and you could see the bracing outline on the outer side!! that was the only part on that car that didn't have any bondo, but after that it did!
 i had to skim the whole hood and block it out ConfusedAngry
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No big progress but I've gotten closer to mating the skin to the shell. The rectangular hole for the rear lower snubber has cracks starting in 3 of 4 corners that I'm going to have to weld.
Don't adjust the door, "Just slam it shut harder next time".

I started soaking hood hinges but grabbed the spare ones from my old Ranchero. Two steps forward, one step back.   

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yep i had to weld cracks around the door bumper holes too on mine! same thing someone just kept slamming the door shut instead of correcting the problem!!!Angry
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Painted the inside of the doorskin and inner door shell today.
All that's left to do is drill a hole or two to weld the inner skin brace to the shell after the skin is hammered in place and to grind the primer off the door shell lip to glue the new skin on. It should be done this weekend yet.
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All I have left is to weld the brace at the front but the skin is on!




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looks nice!
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I think my project concept is starting to gel more now that I've decided to leave off the side moldings. I also went with a 75 hardtop decklid so I cleaned off the lock cylinder flipper as well. In the end I think it follows along the trim of a 70-1 Torino.
I'm thinking body color 15 inch steel wheels 7 or 8 inches wide with the flat "Ford Motor Company" poverty caps no trim rings. White letter tires of course.
Laser stripe wheel opening moldings with a set of OEM door edge guards. Hardest and expensive part of the look right there.
Inside I'm thinking rubber mat instead of carpeting if I can find one for the four speed cars. I'm also playing around with the idea of wood inserts for the door panels and console. Possibly fabricating them for the rear but I might have to acquire a donor set of panels to experiment with. I'm considering swapping out the factory camera case inserts in the dash for the factory wood ones too just to break up the interior a bit.
I'm still playing around with a factory looking "what if" graphics package but I could live with all red too.   


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Sounds like a good plan Chuck.  Not sure on the rubber floor with the 4-speed.  It should be possible since you could get the base model with a 4-speed (one member here has a  '73).  To my knowledge no one makes the repro rubber floors.
 
I like you idea of removing the flipper on the trunk.  They are a PAIN and getting super expensive to replace.  The only thing I am not so sure about is the wood on the dash. Fake wood screams Brougham to me.
 
Here is a '72 GTS dash with the woodgrain installed by the owner:
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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:


Sounds like a good plan Chuck.  Not sure on the rubber floor with the 4-speed.  It should be possible since you could get the base model with a 4-speed (one member here has a  '73).  To my knowledge no one makes the repro rubber floors.


Looks like it will be tough find.

I'm not sure how to handle the dash just yet. I don't think the factory fake wood would match well enough. I'd like to hand make all of the pieces but I'm not sure where to get good wood that thin without it being a laminate. Ideally the factory wood grain dash inserts would be templates and I'd use them to glue the handmade ones to.
That's likely a project to give myself something to do after I'm driving it.

Priorities!!!!
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I didn't realize you wanted to use real wood. That would be a lot nicer, but a lot of work. 
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The tricky part is the angular gauge pods for the cluster. Once you get to a thickness beyond sheet metal inserts it starts getting difficult.   
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you could use that thick 3m woodgrain vinyl like i did on mine... or hand paint the wood grain on the metal inserts, i haven't done that yet... it was explained to me how to paint wood grain but i want to see it done then i can grasp the concept easier Wink
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