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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 PM
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UPDATE!!!!! i forgot to get pictures today but will tomorrow, the hood is on the motor is in the trans is at the shop getting rebuilt so that will go in later.

but today a lot got done, all the interior parts were painted after i took a color photo scan to get a paint code for the interior i painted it all and the dash pad steering column so now the entire dash front window can all come together . also the headlights are done the emblems are on door handles are on and the windows started going in today.

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just got the correct style knobs and everything the other day so tomorrow i will finish up the dash this car is coming together soo nicely.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:20 AM
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Looks fantastic! Great job!!
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One tip on the instrument panel and glove box. Ford painted the insides to keep down the glare and just left shiny chrome around the edge. They also painted the inside of the instrument bezels and radio bezel. I believe they used argent silver or flat clear. I used aluminum paint on mine and it looks close to factory. Nothing wrong with having it shiny the way you do. Just not concours correct if that matters to you.

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One tip on the instrument panel and glove box. Ford painted the insides to keep down the glare and just left shiny chrome around the edge. They also painted the inside of the instrument bezels and radio bezel. I believe they used argent silver or flat clear. I used aluminum paint on mine and it looks close to factory. Nothing wrong with having it shiny the way you do. Just not concours correct if that matters to you.

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i think i know what your talking about but can you show a pictures
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Here are a couple pictures. If you need more close up pictures let me know.

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It is just the closest parts of the stripes that schould be shiny chrome, the lower part suppose to be matte. That can be done by simply paint matte silver or matte clear cote and then wipe off the top parts. One way to do this is to put a bit of wool cloth ( an old T-shirt or so ) and stretch it firmly around something that is not too hard. I use cork for two reasons. It just have the perfect hardness, but it donīt suck up any liquid either. Then I put some Thinner on the cloth and gently wipe with the stripes. Just so much thinner that it stays in the cloth. Last wipe is dry without anything, so the top surface becomes polished.
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Many have discovered that they can clean up their dash panels and have the chrome gleaming nicely, but when the car left the factory only the outside borders as shown by Jopizz showed the chrome. The ribs and grooves were painted with a clear matte finish. The 58-60 VTCI OFS indicates that argent silver is an acceptable replacement for this coating.
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HUGE update it was a very very busy day enjoy the progress pictures.the majority of this was all done in 1 day.


started installing and assembling
the steering column today.











still waiting on some seals and weatherstrip





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Brandon, I have been following this thread (as I follow all of them) with great interest! The work being done on this Tbird is fantastic! I am not normally one who likes a green color for my cars, but this color really stands out. You are doing fantastic work, and thanks so much for posting all the pix. We get to watch an old Tbird come back to life again before our eyes.
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busy day enjoy the progress pictures.the majority of this was all done in 1 day.
obviously more than one person working on it, correct?
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