67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Mon 06 Mar 2017, 15:28

Hello...

Right so this weekend we did a bit of experimenting. We will be moving over to the next phase of the project soon from fabrication, panel fitment and filler work to that of refining the bodywork with MS primers or high build primers and then block sanding it all so its laser straight.

This car is not going to see much dirt roads, but one thing that bothers me are cars which have dark paint and then these white stone chips showing through from the primers underneath the base coat.

So I have been doing a bit of homework in this regard and I have found RM paints do a black High Solids primer called perfect fill. Then PPG do a dark Grey. Talking to my local PPG stockist they recommended a PPG product called Selemix. The beauty with this product is that you can tint it to any colour you like. Its a high build primer with a 4:1:1 mix ratio and is avail in a matte or even a 80% gloss.

So I had them mix me up a sample of Selemix in a dark green which is close to my original factory Dark Moss Green that I will be applying.

I went with the gloss option as my thinking is that you would easily see any waves or imperfections in this dark green gloss.

So we shot the Selemix on the door as a test using the 4:1:1 mix ratio and using a 1.8mm tip primer gun which delivers a LOT of paint. We applied 3 heavy coats. Given the mix ratio and the large tip of the gun it gave a bit of orange peel but in my experience with MS/ high build primers this is kind of normal when laying it down heavy like this. Anyway its all going to be block sanded so its really a non issue.

I was quite chuffed to see some Green paint finally on the car :D :D :D

My concern from the outset was "but how will it sand" because high build primers are designed to sand and chalk off easily. Given the gloss I was a bit worried. Anyway I blocked down a small section after 24 hrs and I did find that the paper clogs up a bit. I moved over to wet sanding and it helped with the clogging quite a bit.

I will let it dry a bit more and on the weekend will give the blocking another go. Maybe I need to go with the matt version will need to give this some more thought.

Anyway this is what it looks like :
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by Burnthosetyres » Tue 07 Mar 2017, 06:29

Geez Bren... I need to make a plan to pop over fora. Visit....
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Sat 25 Mar 2017, 14:32

Burnthosetyres wrote:Geez Bren... I need to make a plan to pop over fora. Visit....
Yeah Len... welcome anytime I keep telling you to pull in.

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Sat 25 Mar 2017, 14:43

Hi All,

Ok so now we are making some progress its amazing what a bit of colour does..

Past few weeks we have been getting the body ready for Primer. Did all the seam sealing on the exterior panels and any small imperfections. Today we painted the exterior in tinted to match Selemix High Solids Primer.
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Next we need to do all the panels (boot, bonnet, doors and fenders>

Its a good day !

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Wed 24 May 2017, 19:12

Ok here is my 1st Video On the forum.. whoop whoop... :mrgreen:

Thought I would share this for all the concours original fans..
Check this 68 FB Mustang, this is what I strive for, next level stuff, car restored with all original or NOS - New Old Stock Parts.
This is what perfection looks like on a 67/ 68 Mustang

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by Scorpionman » Wed 24 May 2017, 19:35

That restoration is just wow. Everything correct and on its place. Incredible.
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 27 May 2017, 16:51

I have spent some time re reading through this thread the level of attention to detail and skill is quite something.

I'd never have the patience or the skills or the time to undertake something like this. Really like the green too. There are too many red Mustangs in my opinion.
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Sun 28 May 2017, 07:52

ZA Perana wrote:
Sat 27 May 2017, 16:51
I have spent some time re reading through this thread the level of attention to detail and skill is quite something.

I'd never have the patience or the skills or the time to undertake something like this. Really like the green too. There are too many red Mustangs in my opinion.
Thats ZA.... Its a labour of love in many ways.. These projects teach you patience thats for sure something I never used to have.

On the colour, I kinda got lucky in that the original colour of the car was Dark Moss Green and I am just returning it back to how she was from the factory :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I should have some new updates soon, I have been away a lot in May so not much has happened.

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 28 May 2017, 21:33

brennan67 wrote:
Wed 24 May 2017, 19:12
Ok here is my 1st Video On the forum.. whoop whoop... :mrgreen:
Thought I would share this
They say a car is only new once, but I think that car was new twice...

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by FPT » Mon 29 May 2017, 09:53

What an epic build and attention to detail!!!
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