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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    There's a paintless dent repair guy here in Omaha that would make fast work of that one. Unreal the stuff he's done.
    I might look at that.
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    Such a crime to leave such low mile car outside and not fully covered. This is the damage the sun did.

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    I tackled the interior in a day. Finding some surprises too. Best thing about a low mile car is that everything comes apart like it just left the factory.

    Fricken mice!
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    Hatch area is crazy clean! Spare tire never removed and lug wrench is like new with the locking lug nut socket. No locking lugs to be found.
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    Like new floors.
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    Out comes the interior and the headliner.
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    Near perfect dash. The sun must have peaked through and darkened two spots. I'm not going to even touch it. I put it inside out of harm's way.
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    I'll need to somehow glue these sound felts back up.
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    I'll need to go to a few upholstery shops in town to find a vinyl match. I only can find the diamond tier material. I migjt be going cloth.
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    I got news today that my employee medical benefits is running out as I've been on long term disability. Because covid happened, I was not able to go back to work after I had my defibrillator installed and I had recovered. I will now have to pay my wife's biologic medicine bills out of pocket or find a way to get something to assist me. Life just doesn't want be to have a mustang. I started a restoration now i may be reinstalling the interior and sell the car. F#%!ing hell!!!!

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    Really sorry to hear that. It may be little consolation but I think you may well be able to reaquire "an old friend" later if you need to let this one go now. Either way hoping everything works out for you.

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    Hope all works out ok. That is a stellar find!

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    83 5.0 GT. Quicker than it looks! 10:1 (or just over) 306, Motorsport a332 cam, 140A alt, t5 conv, 8.8 w/ 3.27's, Edel rpm, alum rad, very worked e7's, Holley SA carb, etc... SOLD IT!!!!

    Now an 1981 Granada! Building a 9.5:1 .040 over 302, Edel E-street heads, 268 cam, T5, 8.8 with 3.55, plus all the stiffening goodies, all control arms, lowered, alum shaft, x-pipe with Outlaws...

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    Thanks for all the well wishes. I have sold a few other collectables I had. I recently put a set of cool Lumenator Fog Lights from the 80s for sale on the FEP Facebook page to help even out the cost of the headliner and other items the car needs to get it to keep it in its time capsule state. Here are a few pictures of the polishing progress to revive the paint and trim.

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    I forgot to show the neat clear headlight protectors.

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    I also started to mask off the trim to touch up all the areas that were down to bare aluminum or metal. I ran out of masking tape so i can finish the door. Huge improvement so far. I know I should have pulled it apart. I am trying to leave as much stuff untouched to keep its originality. Risk of breaking tabs etc is at a minimum.

    Nice first coat of primer.
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    Finished priming the door and painted it all back to black. I'll be installing new weatherstripping kit next then finishing up reinstalling the rest of the interior.

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    I got a sweet deal with my upholsterer and got my headliner redone in Scarlett red cloth. It is so close to the right color...just a touch lighter. I also reattached the original insulation material.

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    That is absolutely stunning. That car is so lucky it found you. Keep up the great work! This is exciting to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrriggs View Post
    That is absolutely stunning. That car is so lucky it found you. Keep up the great work! This is exciting to watch.
    Thank you sir It's just one of those cars that needed to be revived not restored. I'm not sure about the original wheels. I ordered the Marti report to see if they were the original ones or not.

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    Neat signature under the spoiler from someone at the factory.

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    Fantastic! Love that red interior / white exterior. Getting jealous as it comes together lol.

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    I was just looking at the pictures of you taking off the rear spoiler, when I painted my 81 white black magic capri it had the same wing and also was not painted under it. That I still cant understand why no paint under it
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAVYCAT View Post
    I was just looking at the pictures of you taking off the rear spoiler, when I painted my 81 white black magic capri it had the same wing and also was not painted under it. That I still cant understand why no paint under it
    Time is Jean or Claude Monet. FoMoCo dont get time to paint it twice on the line if its got the last undercoat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NAVYCAT View Post
    I was just looking at the pictures of you taking off the rear spoiler, when I painted my 81 white black magic capri it had the same wing and also was not painted under it. That I still cant understand why no paint under it
    They should have. Some of the holes were a bit hacked too. They even forgot to close up the holes for the FORD oval badge if there wasnt a spoiler. I made sure I put dum dum putty in those holes before I reinstalled the spoiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUECRAPI View Post
    Fantastic! Love that red interior / white exterior. Getting jealous as it comes together lol.
    My progress is slowing down some since my work called me back to do modified duties. I have one coat of primer on the center part of the hood....then I ran put of primer....lol.

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    During priming.
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    I painted the grille in a previous step and forgot to show it. Anyways after a couple nice coats of primer, she got a few coats of trim black. Boy what a difference a bit of work can do to help revive a neglected car.

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    Looks great Blaine! A little TLC does go a long way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    Looks great Blaine! A little TLC does go a long way!
    Thanks Darran. I'm not going the restoration route. I like to call it reviving.

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    Finished utilizing the rubbing compound on the drivers side to bring back the paint.

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    Buffed up one of the worst wheels on the car. If it turns out the car had these from factory, I'll hook them up with some 215/70r14 RWL.

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    Dived into the passenger side run channels and dew wipes. The run channel came out in chunks. I've never seen ones so baked.

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    Inside the door was clean with no signs of the bad stuff. Vacuumed the dust.

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    Finished all up. Time to do the drivers side. At least the run channel came out in one piece there.

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    wow thats looking great, love that red! when you do the rims try jacking that corner off the ground so the wheel can rotate. get some of those things that look like green scrubbers that you can put into a drill (I cant think of the name of those things) spin the wheel while using the drill to get a nice shine
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    Far-and-away, the cleanest Third Gen floorpans, I've ever seen. i.e. cars that were DD-ed at one time.

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