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    Default To Paint or Not to Paint...that is the question for this 1983 coupe

    Natural or black? Everything marked with a yellow zip tie is being painted black. Did I miss anything or label any incorrectly?
    Fuel tank straps and Various pieces that make up the slapper bar set-up are throwing me off.
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    My .02. Find someone to powdercoat that stuff. That's what I did and it really didn't cost that much. I think I spent about $100 for k member reaer end housing rear control arms, backing plates sway bars and some misc. brackets.

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    Biggest thing imo, is how pitted is the metal? if you want it smooth, you might have to spray them in epoxy primer, filler & smoothen them. Lots of work! Powder coating is awesome & tough, but will show the flaws if that matters to you? Are you going to ceramic coat the exhaust manifolds?

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    Everything was blasted and cleared or painted satin black, depending on the original finish being natural or black. Manifolds wee also blasted and treated with a high temp clear from Eastwood. Looks amazing. Spindles and rear end were heavily pitted so they were painted a cast iron color. Turned out great. Pics of the progress on specialservicemustang.net.

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    Are you looking for restoration or preservation? Restoration. I'm not sure. Preservation or basic hot rodding / resto mod, paint it all. It will look much better, if not original.i paint everything.

    Edit- just saw you already have completed it. Carry on! Lol.
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    Without "after" pics it didn't happen.

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    Man, amazing i cant wait to see the finished product

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    Rear end
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    Manifold and misc parts...
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    And a before pic. See? It happened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlehma13 View Post
    And a before pic. See? It happened!
    Nice Cobra!
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    You like it? You can have it.

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