This week we have an update on the The Onion Mustang and how it was getting along in the paint shop. All is going well so far (not that we expect anything less) and the car has taken a number of steps in the right direction. We expect another couple of weeks or so until we get her back to us ready for the rebuild.
She arrived looking not to bad at all then she takes a turn for the worst, as we would expect at this stage. Bodywork comes of then goes back on again a number of times, bodywork is subjected to blocking coats, fillers, more coats, etch primer, and more blocking. All just to get a flawless finish to paint. Believe it or not, painting is hardly any time in comparison to all the prep work involved.
(My own personal favorite of the car so far. Ed.)
Masking outside and inside the car ready for the paint.
With most of the blocking and filler work completed its time for some proper primer.
We can’t wait, well for two weeks anyway until we get her back. Have we divulged the colour yet? That’s a little surprise for a future post.
F100 Truck Rewire
Trucks we don’t deal with a lot of the time, but we were asked if we could re-loom this classic F100 truck. We had a little space as the The Onion Mustang wasn’t due back just yet, so we slipped her in for the customer and it gave Yogi something a little different to do.
We used our Hot Rod wire loom kit which was more than enough to cover the minimal requirements of the truck. A day to strip out the loom and a couple of days to prep, route and finish the loom.
We brought this little lady up to date with some rather nice LED lights too while keep that important stock look. Like all LEDs they never seem to come out to well on photos though, trust us, they are bright!
We think it’s a job well done and well worth the effort to get a modern set of wires in the truck for reliability. We don’t always keep these looms in stock, but we have the odd little gem laying about. 🙂