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Mustang From The Archives

OK, so I do lots of Mustangs.  There’s worse things a guy can do with his life. There’s currently a ’65 Mustang Fastback Restoration here at the garage, and color is next on the list for that one, and maybe a spoiler.  I remembered this great example […]

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Stripped, Then Primed

So here’s what a ’71 Beetle looks like nekkid.  Glass is out, doors took off, fenders gone, running boards getting replaced.  Not flattering?  Then hide your eyes. So can that boing in the hood be repaired, or is it just gonna get replaced?  Check back next week, […]

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Paint!

Ok, so the world would probably survive without another red hot rod.  But hey, there’s a reason so many of them are red!  A red hot rod ’57 Ford Panel Truck will draw a crowd anywhere it goes…especially when it goes a well as this one will. […]

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Let’s stop a bug

Mechanical restoration work is very rewarding for everyone; the car works well so the customer is happy.  The work is straightforward, it has a beginning, middle and end, so it’s pleasant to do.  Even the parts guy and UPS guy get some action. This week on the […]

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1966 Ford Mustang, Finished!

OK, let’s agree: perfect paint is awesome.  This 1966 Ford Mustang Body and Paint restoration turned out great.  The job came in, got done, got delivered, custom paint color, super happy family.  This job took six weeks.  The customer asked us to do the body and paint […]

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’66 Lincoln Continental body and paint restoration

Now comes the serious heavy lifting.  Restoring the body and paint on any vehicle normally involves some rust repair, and this ’66 Lincoln Continental is no exception.  Except of course that it has exceptionally little rust! This beauty has plenty of old paint and body work that […]

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1932 Ford Hot Rod

1932 Ford Hot Rod

Oh, man, click on this photo, quick…Isn’t that just amazing?  This ’32 Ford we did got used for a fingernail polish ad or something when we were done with it and the agency sent me this awesome photo.  Good photography really matters! So I’m thinking, my website […]

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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Resto-Mod

Wow, yesterday’s post got some attention.  I guess the big engine thing is OK, huh? Well then, you’ll really like this one!  Everything I want in a car, except this one will be shiny.  1965 Mustang Fastback, maximum engine, big brakes, awesome custom paint, killer custom interior, […]

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1957 Ford Panel Truck

Let’s build a hot rod! –noun Slang an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed. (I’m posting between coats of paint, I’ll be right back…) …5 min later.  Thanks for waiting.  Actually, it’s primer.  Paint is too sticky to spray in the same room as a laptop. The photo above shows several cool […]

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1966 Ford Falcon Van, or as the Americans call it, an Econoline!

This one comes from a Canadian, and it’s the Canadian Falcon version of the Ford Econoline.  Same machine, different trim, same potential screaming for customization and updating.  Scooby Doo goes to the arctic! It started out pretty rusty!  Many restoration projects involve heavy rust repair, so it’s […]

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