66 Fairlane Project
Looks good.  But why do you rattle so much when you have a shop and are set up to easily spray with a paint gun?  Even thought it looks good, from my experience, rattle can paint work typically doesn't stay looking good near as long as something from a spray gun, nor is it as durable.
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(09-13-2018, 10:42 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Looks good.  But why do you rattle so much when you have a shop and are set up to easily spray with a paint gun?  Even thought it looks good, from my experience, rattle can paint work typically doesn't stay looking good near as long as something from a spray gun, nor is it as durable.
You're probably correct in regards to the longevity of the paint but it is just relatively more convenient and inexpensive to use a rattle can.  I have not run into any problems with the durability of the paint.  My experience is the longer the cure time the more durable the paint becomes.  I just happened to get anti-freeze on the front apron and frame rail yesterday putting in the correct temperature sending unit at lunch.   I did not notice the anti-freeze there until several hours later.  I cleaned it up with some soapy water I had in a spray bottle and wiped it down with a towel and the paint held up just fine.  There was no water stain from the anti-freeze in the paint.
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I can't argue with the cost and convenience of a rattle can.  And it looks good.  It's probably a little jealousy on my end.  Whenever I need to paint something larger than a small bracket, with my neighbors in close proximity I can't get out my paint gun and use it.
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Unless I miss my guess. You used a semi gloss or satin black for both the hood, and engine compartment. Which is a lot more forgiving then a gloss paint, from a rattle can. The gloss paints must be sprayed heavier, and wetter to obtain a smooth even finish. Which is darn hard to do on a large panel. Something a Satin does quite easily. All in all very nice job.   Thumbup  On both the engine compartment, and under the hood.

JTS
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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(09-14-2018, 10:14 AM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote: Unless I miss my guess. You used a semi gloss or satin black for both the hood, and engine compartment. Which is a lot more forgiving then a gloss paint, from a rattle can. The gloss paints must be sprayed heavier, and wetter to obtain a smooth even finish. Which is darn hard to do on a large panel. Something a Satin does quite easily. All in all very nice job.   Thumbup  On both the engine compartment, and under the hood.

JTS

Yes, I used semi-gloss paint on the engine compartment and the backside of the hood.  Thanks for compliments!
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The used front bumper that I picked up for car a few month ago ended up being no good.  It was pushed in about 3/4 inch on the driver's side where it wraps around the fender.  I asked the guy if the bumper was straight and he assured me it was. I put it on the car and it was right up against the fender on the driver side.  The guy ended refunding me the money for the bumper. 

I picked up an aftermarket one on Sunday night and it came on Wednesday.  I just put it on the car and I am really impressed with the fitment.  I even have temporary plates for the car so I can legally drive it on the road.

Here are some pictures of the car with the front bumper and hood pins.


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It's definitely coming together. Don't get to excited or anything. Ohhhhhh, Ok get Excited!!!   Thumbup

JTS
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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Looks and fits nice.  I remember you originally wanted to use a fiberglass painted bumper.  I'm glad to see a chrome bumper on there.   Thumbup


A lot of people complain about the fitment of aftermarket bumpers.  I installed Scott Drake bumpers on my Mach 1.  The finish is great and they fit as good as the originals did.  I think some complain of poor fitment of aftermarket bumpers because they like them tucked up close to the body.  I wonder if they realize at that point the bumper no longer serves a purpose.  The slightest tap will push it into the body of the car.

Now to my issue.  Not too steal your thread.  I'd like to find an old Holley Street Dominator intake manifold for a 351W.  Holley made them back in the late 1970's and early 1980's.  It's a single plane design but still has good low and mid range power.  I see them on eBay once in a while.  But I guess there is still a fairly good demand for them because they usually bring about as much as new Edelbrock or Weiand intake manifolds.  Anybody ever see one for sale at a reasonable price?
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