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Awesome ride and awesome color!
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A little more on the color.I was looking for a color that would be a modern version of the original color. But every color I found was either too dark or too blue and didn't look good to the green interior. So I made my own color and sprayed some test panels until I had one I liked. Funny thing is when I mixed the color to do the car I accidentally doubled the zirillac pearls in it. When I sprayed the doors they looked fine to me because I didn't have my original spray out with me. When I held the spray out next to the door I realized something was wrong. The doors were lighter then the card,but they looked better than the spray out so that's the way it stayed.

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Ok. I'm in Montana on a business trip. It might be a couple of weeks before I can get up there. I'll let you know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-September-2016 at 5:47PM
tim it's great i wouldn't change it for anything! a guy i know has a 71 GT fast back torino that is candy green that looks similar, that car wins at every show, i've tried to get him to join up here!

jeff: since you are close... are you going to stop by???Big smileWinkLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yellowsportwagon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2016 at 4:19PM
Thanks Jeff.Sooo my vinyl top came in Fri. Not only is it cut wrong but I hate the way it looks color wise. So l guess I will be filling molding holes and going without a vinyl. I think it will look better without it.The cars color looks so cool it is senseless to cover it up on the roof.Pictures tomorrow.
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ClapThumbs Up just say no to vinyl! Dead
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I agree.  I say leave off the vinyl top.
 
I haven't had a chance to visit Dad's yet.  It's been pretty hectic.  I'll let you know as soon as I get a chance.
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Yeah jeff,you didn't visit me yet either, hell I didn't do sh*t this weekend
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Yeah jeff,you didn't visit me yet either, hell I didn't do sh*t this weekend
 
Wish I coulda.  I did have enough free time to explore Yellowstone for a day.  Otherwise, I was working 12 - 16 hour days while in Bozeman.  Confused  At least I got to enjoy the beautiful mountain views.
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:


I agree.  I say leave off the vinyl top.
 
I haven't had a chance to visit Dad's yet.  It's been pretty hectic.  I'll let you know as soon as I get a chance.


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I was able to make it to Dad's yesterday.  I still have the light brown, burgundy, and gold.  The light brown and burgundy both have their pros and cons.  I've taken some detailed pics, so you can see all the dings and dents.  It might be easier to send them to an Email address. 
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finally posting some progress pictures.Hood is ready for paint. Disassembly of front sheetmetal is in progress. I have always worked on GM a bodies this is my first Ford restoration. Holy crap is there a ton of bolts on this thing. I could gut an a body in half the time.
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Hood stripped and dents repaired
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Hood in prime
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Just a cool picture I took last fall

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lookin sharp
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nice! yeah i too am familiar with a lot of the 70's gm cars, i know when i disassembled my car i couldn't believe all the bolts and screws and pieces to get it all apart!!!Confused
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Man, that looks great....and that color!
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A little more progress on this thing fenders bodywork do and primed. Headlight mount panel redone. Pictures coming.

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