The Onion Colour Revealed

Busy week with three separate deliveries of parts for our WebShop stock. Some of it is already allocated for a our little project, the rest of it being stored away eventually ready for our customers. As Mustang Maniac has new premises with lots of storage space for stock, he has ordered more than usual. We also happen to know that Adam doesn’t like to see empty space where stock should be!

The Onion Mustang

Thinking back to how many layers of bodge jobs we removed from this car, now we are at a stage where we are replacing the old layers with lots of new layers of paint.

We can now reveal the colour of this little lady is going to be black.

The doors have been seam sealed ready for the primers and top coats.

After masking up the inside the paint is applied. Black is notorious for being one of the most difficult colours to paint as it shows every ripple, bump and imperfection. Hence the attention to prep with lots of block coats.

Depth of shine looks like you want to dip your fingers in the paint.

We suspect it will be another two weeks before we get the Onion back to us then we can run full steam ahead to get this lady ready. We’re looking forward to seeing her with the new colour back at the yard we must say.

More Customer Cars

Back at the workshops we had a lovely little ’73 convertible which came in for a new steering box and little once over by Yogi.

The road test showed a big improvement on the handling and feedback to the steering wheel. As the weather has been pretty good, we had to do an extended road test – just to make sure that everything was spot on of course.

About Mustang Maniac

A business dedicated to restoration of Classic Mustangs. We supply parts, service, restoration and custom builds. Anything Mustang we can help.
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4 Responses to The Onion Colour Revealed

  1. Boris says:

    Great blog. I have had the pleasure of watching the progress of the onion when I have visited MM…the attention to the smallest detail, even when much of the craftsmanship will be hidden under trim, sheet metal and other parts when it’s fully finished, is truly amazing. Its clear that words such as ‘right’, ‘properly’ and highest quality’ are the ones used here. It’s a pity that many who are in the restoration business use ‘that’ll do, ‘never mind you won’t see it’ and ‘the customer will never know’ far too often.
    Thanks to all at MM for flying the flag of great quality.

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