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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/07/13 22:50:12 (permalink)
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If youve done all that work yourself, you certainly dont need a panel beater!  Looks great.
Youd be surprised how easy painting is in principle; secret is PREPARATION and not hurry any steps.  Its still a lng tedious haul, but worth it,  I learned the old way of night school at Dandy and Frankston TAFE, which is the best way, but it's ridiculouusly expensive these days but newbies have the advantage of the internet, utube and Dr Google!  Practice on scrap metal or scrap panels is one way to self learn.

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/08/23 20:10:57 (permalink)
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Bit of stuff powdercoated. Currently rebuilding the Diff and front suspension.
 

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/08/23 20:45:30 (permalink)
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The more you think it's a rare car it kind of limits your attempts at bodywork. I see a car a chunk of sheet metal and the metal needs fixing regardless it's novelty or scarcity . As Beevee says practice on scrap panels, and watch those custom fabricator shows on yt etc . It's the same with welding and filler work. Prep is the hardest part, painting is simple !! I learnt panel work in my 20s thru my trade as a composites laminator, as we need to make molds from anything suitable and body filler to get it right
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/09/15 09:34:15 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, but there is no way that I am doing that body work! Happy to pay for it to be done. 
 
Only the drivers A post was rusted at the bottom, so that has been cut out and replaced.
Both sills removed, some damaged bits replaced. Otherwise no rust. 
Rear arches are cut, with new repair panels from Expressed. This includes new outer wheel arches.
Front wings are getting reused.
New skin only for the valance.
 
All media blasted with no rust to the under carriage. (lived on a raised wooden floor most of its life)
 
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/11/30 11:16:09 (permalink)
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Taking shape now!
 

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/11/30 22:00:17 (permalink)
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nice seeing new panels going on Krusto.
Does it look like the front guard has been welded onto the door with the tab, then the panel gap is going to be cut afterwards? Would be a neat way of getting a uniform door gap all the way down.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/11/30 22:44:47 (permalink)
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TBH mate, I wouldnt have a clue nor am I game to ask!
 
This was a couple of weeks ago, mocking up the fitment and gaps. Hopefully they are now welded in place! 
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2021/12/04 22:17:18 (permalink)
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Looking the goods krusto!  ,,,,,,,,,,,   Great it's been in the family from new for more incentive

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/06 16:27:53 (permalink)
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Pics from a while ago. I think its pretty much ready for paint prep now.
 
Correct battery tray and upright from Elliott was perfect.
All arches are now back to original and flair free
 

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/06 21:41:23 (permalink)
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Beautiful !
Cant wait to see it all together and painted, as Im sure you are too !
What colour are you going for ?  Hopefully the original one she was born with ?
Bernie

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/07 09:28:54 (permalink)
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Stick with Yellow Glo for sure.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/07 10:30:53 (permalink)
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Great choice!  .....   even better if this is the original colour, and a very safe "be seen" colour too.
Dark cars get hit much more than light coloured cars !

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/07 10:45:58 (permalink)
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According to Ford, there were just the 18 cars in '71 in Yellow Glo and just the one with my combo/options. So I'm not varying it at all from Factory.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/07 11:37:04 (permalink)
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Perfect ! I had reservation when I first laid eyes on my "Wild Plum" Delete special D-Port, but 5 mins later assured myself I would have picked that colour if it was 1972 and placing a new car order !
New paint needed one day.
 
 

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2022/06/09 08:52:28 (permalink)
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Yellow Glow is a classic Ford colour.
Should really be pleasing when complete.
I wonder sometimes who picked colours and why some were common across the range of Ford cars both Aussie built and of English origin?
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