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post #1 of 176 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Project Poorman making progress

I bought this coupe for $4k from a guy who needed a quick sell last year. Good, solid body for a project. He also had the complete new interior in boxes waiting to go in. C-4 transmission has a major leak, engine ran good. I've been skim coating and doing some minor bodywork over the last 9 mo's and buying parts at major discounts on CL and Ebay. I've also funded a lot of this by buying, restoring and reselling parts as well. I finally got primered and I'm waiting for color/clear in the next couple weeks (after it's lightly sanded with 600 grit).

Wheels were paid for by re-selling the Cragars that were already on it. I started the Mustang Steve conversion with a full set of low-mileage takeoffs from a 2010 Mustang GT brakes I bought for $100 (I still need to do the rears). I welded the radio face plate as well (I'm a newb at welding, so there was a lot of grinding and re-welding but I think I got it right).









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Looking good so far. Liking the look!!
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Went to visit the car today and drop off the door hinge bolts so that they could hang the doors to have nice, consistent paint across the side.

Car is now scratched/blocked with 600 grit.

Shops never give you the car back on time. They told me the end of this next week...yeah right! I can't wait to get it back.


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Paint is almost done. The original color is Silver Blue. I wanted a similar color, but with a little more metallic and more blue (less gray). I decided on a modern Suburu color called Sky Blue Metallic, which has everything I wanted. I should get the car finally next week. Here's a few more pics I got today.

By the way - This shop is very easy to work with. They worked with all my requests to paint the jambs, cowl, door hinges, etc. They worked with my nit picky special requests to mask off the doors the same way factory did and they've done some work that I didn't even ask them to do. You can see in one of the pics they didn't paint the front portion that's hidden under the fenders. They're sending it through again just to paint that for me. They're highly recommended if you're in So Cal and need special attention for your car that other shops don't have the time or patience to deal with. Check out Fastlane Paint & Body 714-744-4961




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Looks fantastic! I love the color!


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very pro!!

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Looks like you have done this Sort of thing before

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Keep going....Looking great
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Water based paint...needs to breathe for 48hrs before clear coat, which will be Monday.




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Clear Coat Finally!!

The body shop will keep the car until this weekend. They sprayed clear Monday and Tuesday. My car was sanded to bare metal. This is the process: Skim coat with premium filler --> Epoxy/Primer --> 5 coats of PPG waterbase color --> 4 coats of clear PPG paint.






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Im digging the rims what type of rims are those!

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Matt the car looks fantastic, you must be mighty proud. Love the color and rims.
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The color choice is outstanding. Looks awesome.

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The color choice is outstanding. Looks awesome.
Yep. Like that color.
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Thanks for the nice words guys. The wheels are called Streeter, made by Showwheels (an Australian brand distributed here in Anaheim, CA).
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