decided to murder out my 66 coupe with plasti dip..pics enclosed
Well, the purists are gonna absolutely hate me, but why not. I bought this car as a bare barely rolling roller...Over the last year or so I've dropped in my 5.0 ford racing roller cam crate motor, my t5 trans, and my 3.73 8.8 explorer rear end. I topped it off with 04 bullitt wheels I already had, along with 4.5 mid eye grab a tracks out back...up front going in is grab a track 620 springs, boxed and rollerized lower a arms, ....1" sway bar, improved stock open tracker upper a arms rosehill solid strut bars and a few other goodies. I've built all of this up from pretty much parts I've accumulated over the years from various parts car, so my actual cost on this entire project is $1800 for the roller, then maybe another grand into misc stuff....suspension, fuel system, etc etc..and that's it.
I'm also on the "I have four" kids budget. In the future, I plan on doing a father/ father/ daughter ground up resto on this with the original candy apple red, or a black paint job...but in the near future, I want it to look "ok" without that it's been sitting in a field look for 25 years, which it had..
after a lot of reading and researching, and chatting with people who had plasti dipped entire cars, I decided to go for it....there were a lot of reasons to go this route
1. $5 for an entire quarter panel..cheap
2. It's not permanent....when I get ready for the real bodywork and paint, I'll peal this off and get to work....under that thin coat of grey primer you will see is the original red paint under it...so I didn't want to start spraying a million coats of rattle can paint over it...
So here goes...I sprayed the quarter panel today. I must say, it's the absolutely most forgiving stuff I've ever worked with in my entire life...it's almost impossible to get runs and streaks, and it looks really really good...pics to come in a minute..I'll finish the car over the next couple of days and keep posting pics. The final job will have black tinted windows too, blacked out chrome and wheels...I'll likely use the glossifier from dipyourcar.com on the wheels and possibly chrome to get a glossy black look
-66 mustang 5.0 roller crate motor/GT40 aluminum heads,t5 trans with sn95 clutch cable, 2005 mustang gt disc brakes, bullitt wheels, 130 amp taurus alt. 1996 explorer 373 8.8 rear more
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His faraway pictures are pretty useless to see what the coating actually looks like. The level of maturity on that forum is on par with an elementary school student body. It makes me appreciate this place even more.
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