Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Update! Day 647

So today is day 647 apparently. That means we're at 1.77 years on the project. Wow. I'm not sure if it doesn't feel that long, or if it feels much longer. The Mustang and I have come a long way and we know where we want to go... we just have to get there.

These past 4 months or so have been mostly focused on ridding the car of any remaining filler, sealer, tar, and any other goop that may be on there. Before we do any finalized body work I really wanted to make sure we're working with a clean canvas.

When this thing is done I never want to see rust again. Every single seam will be freshly sealed. Every ding freshly filled with new filler. Every crack welded shut and structurally reinforced. We're not going half assed on this.

You would think all of this stuff would have come off in sandblasting, but I'm finding more of it each day. The rain rails above the windows for example were just a mess, but they're all cleaned out now.

In fact we're almost there. Sunday June 9th Frankenstang will be getting shipped to the body shop where over the next few months she will be getting her final body work done and then she will be coated in a factory T-code 1966 Ford Candy Apple red paint. If all goes well I should have her back around September.

Although it is not ideal, because we all really wanted her running by this spring/summer, it's looking like we may have to wait another year. But fear not. She will ride again.... soon.