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    Quote Originally Posted by cougman67 View Post
    Itís a long weekend and Iím told we must work on the yard. I am spending some spare time stripping parts and believe itís a pace car hood after all. I hope to know better tomorrow. I just need to keep the boss happy.
    Well the boss has a smile of her face so you must be doing things in the correct priority I did my garden yesterday and spring cleanup last weekend so I have a day to the car today

    Can you comment on the stripping product you are using? I looks to be working well. I have not used any myself before and I am curious on the procedure and results.

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    Thanks Trey. Iíve owned 5 pace cars and none had the kidney opening. Everything Iíve measured indicates it will fit. After removing the white I see what appears to be pewter so it seems that it might be the real deal.
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    After cleaning the underside of the hood, it appears as the picture here is pewter. Some of the other areas looked grey or pewter and this is the best indication it’s pewter.

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    Great work on the hood.

    Here is the difference between 79 and 82+ hood:
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    I am using pro form aircraft paint stripper.

    It works well with th exception of factory paint and rocker guard.

    For those of you who havenít seen any power block episodes, check this out.

    https://powernationtv.com/episode/DM.../cobra-cleanup

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    Thanks for the information about the hood differences. It makes sense that the 79-81 hoods were the same. I find it interesting that some may have th kidney bean opening. I never had one with an opening before.

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    The hood came out pretty good. Very little previous damage. As for the fender, that’s a different story.

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    I’m sure you’ll make quick work of that fender.
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
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    I told my wife and wanted to strip today. She didn’t see the same humour I did. I epoxy primed the hood and decided to use the new jobber fender. Name:  841E0D94-B18B-4715-88BA-FE5BD0575723.jpg
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    The inside of the hood
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    Looks like progress! I’ve been following the build, thanks for sharing!

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    If anyone is interested, page 3 is an article from the local newspaper.

    http://www.lloydminstersource.com/as...unnin_2018.pdf

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    Found the build sheet and pace car registration from a folder my wife found.
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    Cool stuff. I filled out one of those registration sheets back in the 90's and mailed it.....
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
    1986 SVO Mustang - 1C

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    Installed the hood and passenger fender on. The hood took some effort and work to fit reasonably well. After a few hours, I think it will work.

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    And only one picture upside down.

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    Is it easier to adjust the body panel with the car over your head??? Lol

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    Well if you consider the only original panel left is the cowl, you might be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougman67 View Post
    If anyone is interested, page 3 is an article from the local newspaper.

    http://www.lloydminstersource.com/as...unnin_2018.pdf
    Nice article. And what a cool local newspaper with such a focus on motor sports. Havenít seen anything like that around me.


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    Wow
    What a nice build.
    Keep up the good work - maybe one day I will start mine again but until then I will enjoy this build
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    Hello all, I spent the day working on my hatch for the pace car. It doesn’t seem to be too bad for an original hatch.

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    To strip the areas that had rust, I tried a blaster that attaches to a high pressure washer. It seems to work well in small areas.

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    Now onto the repair.

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    The holes on the outside were welded as well.

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    And just a picture of the car sitting outside while I clean the garage.

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