Exciting times this week as we see The Onion Mustang sat in primer for a while and then ready for transporting out to our paint shop, the first time she has seen daylight for a year or so now.
The final red oxide and seam sealing gets some Mustang Maniac TLC.
Yogi started masking the car up ready for primer and blocking down again, his favorite part of the paint process. Like all these projects, nothing seems to happen for weeks as the prep work takes up the time. Anybody can bolt a fender on, but the gaps need to be set properly to make the car look right. That’s either cut the metal away or build it up to make the gaps consistent.
We can say that as we have learned from experience and listened to what the customers want with their cars. We were briefed that the convertible chassis should be solid and not wallow around as it were as most convertibles tend to do. We will now show you a little trick we have perfected; an additional plate welded into place to strengthen the front end up. We use various thicknesses and sizes of plating depending on the requirements.
The pics we grabbed as the engine came out to show the additional torque sections. We won’t show it all, as it’s our secret and experience that has perfected the little additions. Of course if you see the car at a car show then you can have a look for yourselves.
How many other restorers would think of, or even do this type of work based on a conversation of requirements with the customer?
After masking up comes the all important etch stage.
After the etching Yogi does his inspections and preps for his favorite part of painting, the primer.
In what seems like a pointless waste of time the primer was then again blocked down before the proper paint job. That way we know that all was well and we managed to smooth out any uneven panels. The car was wheeled out into the yard waiting to go on the covered transportation truck.
Next time we shall see her she won’t be an onion, she would be a pearl.
New Stock Lines
Adam is always talking to people regarding his stock and what he can sell. As Adam had made his grandson very happy at Christmas as he now also owns a Mustang like his Dad and Grandad who ‘has lots of cars’ as the little guy would say. 😀
Yep, Adam will be selling these ride in electric Mustangs soon on the WebShop to the lucky little ones who want to be part of the Mustang scene too.
Just how cool is this?
Watch this space for more details!
We mentioned before the end of the year that we will be bringing you updates on a customers car he was going to buy from the USA. It turns out that the vendor has now been reconsidering the sale of his car after all. So the vendor needed to be sure and make up his mind, so money was discussed again should we say. The end result was long conversations on the phone where our customer has pulled out of the deal. Yes our was customer was gutted, but at these points in negotiations buying a car is a business transaction. It has to be treated that way or you could be taken advantage of letting your heart rule your head. It takes a strong decision to back out of something when you have set your heart on something, we have all been there. If our customer decides to go for the USA sale again we will continue the saga again. So for now it’s ‘case closed’, to be continued?
Adam treated himself at Christmas and then made a video of it to reflect his passion for Mustangs!