1971 Mustang

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Post by 68vette » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 10:28

UPDATE:
So our 68 vette has changed to a 71 mustang... I now feel a bit awkward about my username :lol:
But this should be the one we go all the way with!

Details -
It was originally medium yellow gold but I don't fancy that so I think it'll end up a blue with matte black (If possible) suggestions?? And we're looking at a pure black interior...
It has its original 351ci that has been stroked to 383ci. It's been completly stripped and it getting prepped for paint - which includes closing up the after market sunroof that was added :roll:
Oh the irony...

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Post by 68vette » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 10:32

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Post by barrydorr » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 12:30

68vette wrote:UPDATE:
So our 68 vette has changed to a 71 mustang... I now feel a bit awkward about my username :lol:
But this should be the one we go all the way with!

Details -
It was originally medium yellow gold but I don't fancy that so I think it'll end up a blue with matte black (If possible) suggestions?? And we're looking at a pure black interior...
It has its original 351ci that has been stroked to 383ci. It's been completly stripped and it getting prepped for paint - which includes closing up the after market sunroof that was added :roll:
From a Chevy to a Ford...I feel some jokes coming... :lol: Why did you go to the "dark side"?

What did you do with the corvette, is it for sale?

Original colour is always the way to go in my opinion, an with the black hood and striping it actually look quite good
If you have matching number engine and body it only fair to go matching colour too.
However on the photo you shared the paint job (white) does still look good?
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Post by 68vette » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 13:33

I'm not really phased about chevy or ford... I have a love for these cars regardless ;) :lol:

The corvette when back to the guy we bought it from and I think he's now restoring it himself!

Yea it's always been a battle for me between original and a restomod type thing :?: ... but I figure because the engine has been stroked and there are some other things that aren't original we may as well do something different! That's also why I'm avoiding white - for me it's a bit too plain! 8O

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Post by jlebenon » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 14:12

Josh Broome's old car ?
2006 lumina ute
1973 El camino 353ci

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Post by 68vette » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 15:15

jlebenon wrote:Josh Broome's old car ?
Indeed!
Oh the irony...

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Post by jlebenon » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 15:45

You've already got nice wheels and a strong motor with nice heads so just a spray and it's a cool car ...
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Post by 68vette » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 15:20

Visited the paint shop today... unfortunately no progress... Been told work will start on Monday, and should be near finished by mid month! We picked up some colour samples - very difficult decision! :|

Other than that we have a quote for interior, gonna try visit the guy sometime this weekend to check out quality of work before giving the go ahead!
Oh the irony...

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Post by 68vette » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 15:36

One of the samples:
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Post by 68vette » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 15:45

Paint shop can do a 'saturn' black... This is the inspiration... should look similar when done, just in blue :mrgreen:
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