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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1725 on: September 25, 2018, 01:49:38 PM »
I'm glad you went with the orbital. I've had a bit of practice and even still managed to burn through clear and color on the hatch when I fixed the wing cancer. It to about 2 sec to do because of a hair too much angle on the pad.

Eh?   This is all done on a rotary with a wool pad and Meg's M105 thus far.   My final polish work will be on an orbital, though.    FWIW, I have a shload more clearcoat than a stock car would though (that was the whole idea).  :)

I ordered a few more things with my "October money to buy car shit" funds (I'm a head of schedule, haha).   Picked up a fuel filler + gaskets/brackets/screws/clamps so that I can finish that off.

I was all amped up about the black aluminum gas cap, then I found out that the screws on it were fake and it just spun off like normal.   That's stupid.   It's like people with pop out gas doors on their 2015 Silverado with a bunch of screws on it.  Fake and cheesy.  No thanks.   So, instead I bought a flip top "Le Mans" gas cap with a roller lock.   Like this:



It will clash a little with the black at the back of the car, though if I really hate the shiny (it's polished aluminum) I can always have it anodized black.   regardless, it's actually functional and fits the "vintage" of the car, because you know, originality is really important to me...  LMAO.

Anyway, I also picked up trunk lock hardware, trunk weatherstripping, windshield/rear glass trim screws/clips (these have to go in before the glass) rear window gasket and rear window stainless trim.

I still need some "Window weld" to seal up the rear window, but this should get the car assembled aft of the sail panels (so all of the trunk/tail panels/fuel system, etc).    Once that's all in place I'll order up a windshield/gasket and get that put in, and the door weatherstripping so that I can put in the quarter windows.   I need power window motors before I can put in the side glass;  those are... eh, not cheap, so I'll probably pick them up in a few weeks once I use up all my other parts and get the body fully sanded/compounded/polished.

I'm strongly considering tinting the windows as well.   That's easier (especially the rear!) if I do it before I install the glass, so I'll probably do that also.   Most likely a fairly "light" tint, something like a 50%.   Enough to see it's there without being too much for the look of the car.

Anyway, I'll get back to sanding tonight, most likely.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1726 on: September 25, 2018, 04:01:48 PM »
I'm glad you went with the orbital. I've had a bit of practice and even still managed to burn through clear and color on the hatch when I fixed the wing cancer. It to about 2 sec to do because of a hair too much angle on the pad.

Eh?   This is all done on a rotary with a wool pad and Meg's M105 thus far.   My final polish work will be on an orbital, though.    FWIW, I have a shload more clearcoat than a stock car would though (that was the whole idea).  :)

I ordered a few more things with my "October money to buy car shit" funds (I'm a head of schedule, haha).   Picked up a fuel filler + gaskets/brackets/screws/clamps so that I can finish that off.

I was all amped up about the black aluminum gas cap, then I found out that the screws on it were fake and it just spun off like normal.   That's stupid.   It's like people with pop out gas doors on their 2015 Silverado with a bunch of screws on it.  Fake and cheesy.  No thanks.   So, instead I bought a flip top "Le Mans" gas cap with a roller lock.   Like this:



It will clash a little with the black at the back of the car, though if I really hate the shiny (it's polished aluminum) I can always have it anodized black.   regardless, it's actually functional and fits the "vintage" of the car, because you know, originality is really important to me...  LMAO.

Anyway, I also picked up trunk lock hardware, trunk weatherstripping, windshield/rear glass trim screws/clips (these have to go in before the glass) rear window gasket and rear window stainless trim.

I still need some "Window weld" to seal up the rear window, but this should get the car assembled aft of the sail panels (so all of the trunk/tail panels/fuel system, etc).    Once that's all in place I'll order up a windshield/gasket and get that put in, and the door weatherstripping so that I can put in the quarter windows.   I need power window motors before I can put in the side glass;  those are... eh, not cheap, so I'll probably pick them up in a few weeks once I use up all my other parts and get the body fully sanded/compounded/polished.

I'm strongly considering tinting the windows as well.   That's easier (especially the rear!) if I do it before I install the glass, so I'll probably do that also.   Most likely a fairly "light" tint, something like a 50%.   Enough to see it's there without being too much for the look of the car.

Anyway, I'll get back to sanding tonight, most likely.

I like the roller gas cap, same type as on my Cobra.
I did vent my tank with a rollover valve, and put a rubber ball under the flip cap, so it won't slosh gas over my rear fender when cornering hard.
That may be hard to do with yours mounted on a vertical surface though.
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1727 on: September 27, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
Hey Blake,

Your car is looking great. GJ keeping up with the body work and staying motivated. I hate body work the most, it's so tedious and time consuming. It wouldn't be to bad if you could duplicate your self for extra hands.

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With all the mods and suspension changes I was reminded of this video posted by hoonigan a while back and wasn't sure if you've seen it.

https://youtu.be/ktIp78ImPRI

Very clean mustang with custom suspension sporting the same paint genre as well.

-groovin
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1728 on: September 27, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
Wow, I like that Mustang.   The Hoonicorn is a bit too extreme for me, but that one has a nice balance, very cool.  And yeah, that color isn't super far away from mine, for sure.   I like the fuel setup and suspension a lot, too.   Way cool!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1729 on: September 27, 2018, 11:34:14 PM »
Got a couple hours to work on it tonight.   Passenger quarter is done.

This one I touched over with some Chemical Guys V36 on Orange Quantum Hex Pad.    As with the rest, it's not going to win a Ridler award, but it's pretty good.



That's one more panel off the list   Going to try and finish the passenger door, front cowl and both fenders by Monday evening and do the reshoot the hood/trunk next week.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1730 on: September 28, 2018, 06:50:22 AM »
The bottom of the reflection look like some scratches... Haha


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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1731 on: September 28, 2018, 12:45:45 PM »
That pic is confusing my brain lol.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1732 on: October 06, 2018, 05:35:47 PM »
Man, been slacking on updates here.   So, here's where we're at...

Passenger side is DONE, minus the rear quarter extension which had thin clear and needed resprayed:





Driver's side is done minus the front fender, which WAS sanded and being polished, until I found some thin clear.  Damn:



Hood was being used as a table...



And rear decklid was sanded:



That's all the pics for now.   I need to update as the hood, rear decklid, driver fender, driver front quater extension and passenger rear quarter extensions have all been repainted and cleared.    I reshot the entire decklid after hitting it with longboards and 320 grit to level some waves (it's still not perfect, but it was REALLY bad when I started the bodywork on the car, so I guess it is what it is).  The hood, fender and quarter extensions I scuffed with 800 grit, reshot color where I had burn through, then put on 3-4 heavy coats of clear, so most of those panels have 5-6 coats of clear on 90% of the panels, should be plenty to let me cut/buff them again.

Since I'm waiting for the clear to cure/shrink fully before I cut/buff the newly shot panels, I've been working on other things.   Nick (@BeasTT) came over and helped me put in the rear window:



And I worked up front on electronics.  I had to move the horns over as they were hitting the bumper brackets and moved enough the wires didn't fit.   They're now mounted solidly and hooked up properly.   I also got the front turn signal/parking lights installed (though I'll be using them as signals only) and tested.   Finally I wired up the headlights and tested headlights/brights/DRLs.   All working properly.   That's all of the front end electronics in place and functional.

I also painted and installed the door handles and finally figured out how the control rods work so that the buttons actually open the doors.   I painted the rear window trim and then spent like 4 hours dicking around with the crappy used lower trim before I wadded it up and threw it away.   Phooey.   The upper pieces all work fine and are installed.  I ordered a new kit for the window to get a good lower trim and once that goes in I'll sell off the other pieces to hopefully recoup some money.

Beyond that I'm going to work on wiring up the HVAC, building hoses/brackets/etc for all of that, the center console, more interior wiring, etc., as well as color sanding the fender/hood/trunk/fender extensions and getting that all finalized, then a last polish and I'll put a couple coats of wax on the car to seal/protect everything for now.    I have the trunk gaskets/lock/latches also, so once the decklid is color sanded I can install it properly, which along with the window trim will finish everything in the back of the car.  :)

I figure that's at least 3-4 weeks of work, which is good because I've spent all of my toy money for at least a few weeks.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1733 on: October 07, 2018, 08:44:29 PM »
Quick video update:

Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1734 on: October 08, 2018, 06:57:38 AM »
Black trim and door handles looks so good!!

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1735 on: October 08, 2018, 04:04:39 PM »
Did you remove the door lock cylinders???   :o

Also, be careful flipping that gas cap open.  It looked and sounded like it smacked the panel when you popped it open.
Can you still install the stock cap underneath the flip cap?  If so, it'll probably be more effective at keeping gas from sloshing out on acceleration.
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1736 on: October 08, 2018, 04:18:55 PM »
1.   Yes, no door lock cylinders.   They looked weird.
2.   It can't hit the body panel, it's got a built in stop, it's got 1/4" of clearance at the hinge and 2" clearance at the cap.  :)
3.   I've been looking at that.   I'll get something in there to do that, for sure.  If all else fails I'll put a baffle inside of the tube, but I think I can fit a low profile cap on it.

I'll have power door locks and the battery is in the trunk, which opens with a key.  :)
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1737 on: October 08, 2018, 08:57:05 PM »
1.   Yes, no door lock cylinders.   They looked weird.
2.   It can't hit the body panel, it's got a built in stop, it's got 1/4" of clearance at the hinge and 2" clearance at the cap.  :)
3.   I've been looking at that.   I'll get something in there to do that, for sure.  If all else fails I'll put a baffle inside of the tube, but I think I can fit a low profile cap on it.

I'll have power door locks and the battery is in the trunk, which opens with a key.  :)

Considering all your electrics are computer controlled, have you thought about hard-wiring an unlock switch in the trunk?   :scratch:
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1738 on: October 10, 2018, 11:22:12 PM »
Are you going to leave the gas cap polished or paint it black?

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1739 on: October 11, 2018, 11:17:41 AM »
It'll probably stay chrome, at least for the near future.   At some point I might get it anodized black.  I can't paint it, it wouldn't hold up with the "roller" release system, I think.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU