No paint mof any type. Ford did not paint this under dash or under cowl component. Here we strip the epoxy back off and treat the bare finish metal. Note: we temporary coat this section to prevent rust until we can restore this section.
Installing front hood hinge aprons. Found large hole in firewall right behind where apron attached. This will need metal repair and very simple, but requires very good welding skills. Repair coming soon. This is when torque box damage was discovered. Also note: previous restoration work– they left previous debris and old parts in trunk wells?– never with Big Chief would this past! Gas tank throat will need minor repair, but nothing major.
CobraJax was very good help, in fact, he made much progress on HIS ‘Stang– I was there to teach and guide the process. I hated to see him go. He was a pleasure and very willing to learn all he could about the “art of restoration” even thought we were ONLY doing repairs. We worked 12 to 14 hours a day– and he was on vacation? Always remember my newbie Stangers, half the fun of Classic Mustangs is working on them.