Dolly-ed and bent fender to fit left hand side; Cut fender brace to release stress; Welded brace back together; Welded fender to brace; Grounded and shaped bottom fender mount hole, where fender mounts to rockers; Worked with bottom arch on right hand fender; Shaped and made ready to fit correctly; Sent to paint; Worked on right hand door; Welded previous drill mounting holes closed for side mirror; Welded gasket divider to bottom of door; Made sure was primed before welding; Made repair to door latch attachment holes in the end of the door; Welded hair line cracks and burr-grounded for camera case style finish; Turned out very nice; Worked on welding table some to get ready for left hand door repair; Continued to do metal work on front rock deflector; Tapped out bends and straightened dog ears; Fabricated left hand dog ear and welded to reflector; Shaped and made correct; Nice repair; Sent to paint for treatment.
Epoxy sprayed right hand door, made ready to send to paint; Spot primed rock deflector metal repairs, made ready to send to paint; Sprayed light bucket right hand divider and screws, made ready to send to paint for black finish.
Here we are doing the re-assembly on Laurens’s Mustang. After re-building and installing all the sub-components, we re-installed the passenger door and were checking the alignment of the body.
Here we are installing Laurens’s transmission and doing some work on his passenger door prior to re-installing it. These pics are from before the big parts update posted below, but we knew Laurens wanted those pics first.
Quick update–we’ve started disassembling the engine to service/rebuild it as necessary! Also, we’ve taken off the door panels and you can see a close-up of their condition: they’re in excellent shape, we’ll probably be re-using them.
Here are some pictures of the power lock mechanisms installed in the doors and in the trunk, so that we’ll be able to lock and unlock the doors or the trunk with the press of a button.