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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:06 pm 
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Thanks. I've been doing some stuff not worth posting pictures. I expect the seat back from the upholstery shop soon. Sandblasting seat frames and springs is the worst.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:26 am 
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GAmes wrote:
Sandblasting seat frames and springs is the worst.


To me the seat springs was a cake walk after sand blasting every piece of metal on the wagon, I went through 3,300 lbs of sand.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:39 am 
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At least with sheet metal you only have one plane to spray. The springs had to be hit from four directions. I think I've completed the sandblasting portion now though.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:16 pm 
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I also sandblasted the seat springs and it's a good thing, I also was able to repair a few broken springs.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:42 am 
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Spent the past few days painting the hubcaps. viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4748

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:55 am 
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The dash is finally painted. After a lot of research and spending too much money for a qt of "1954 Ford Highland Green" from a company in CA, that wasn't Highland Green at all I came to the conclusion that '68 Mustang Highland green (the Bullitt car) is a much better match. The trim piece pictured next to the bottom of the dash shows the green from CA. There is also a dot of my color on it we used for color comparison. I think it is as close as we can get without a lot of commercial custom paint equipment like they have on TV. Now to reassemble it and start wiring.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:06 pm 
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I think the Highland green you used looks better than the original color.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm 
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I like it, but not enough to paint the outside of the car that color.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:59 pm 
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Finally, a little progress. When I had the dash painted I forgot one part. It took this long for my friend, the painter, to find time to do it. Dash wired, installed, heater and vent cables attached, choke cable works. Still waiting for the radio to come from a rebuilder.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:42 pm 
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Wired as much as I can to this point. Installed inner fenders with all the adjustment bolts still loose. Installed a battery and started it using the KEY!!! Waiting on the radiator to come back from the shop so I can fill it with coolant and run the engine for longer than a couple minutes.


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