Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

The Door

DSCF7752 DSCF7758 DSCF7757 DSCF7767 DSCF7766This is the other door on the ’52 Ford. While I was working on the Ghia, Chris was hard at it on the door. He started by sanding the entire door, inside and out. During the sanding process, Chris found a few small holes that needed to be welded up so that was take care of right away. Those were then ground down smooth again then it was prepped for epoxy primer. It was hung up so all areas could get primed. Epoxy provides great protection for the metal and has great adhesion to bare metal. This will dry over night and we hope to start the body work on here tomorrow. This door is in MUCH better shape than the left one.

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D day

DSCF7753 DSCF7744 DSCF7754 DSCF7760 DSCF7759 DSCF7763I spent most of the day working on the Ghia. I started by removing the spaghetti system aka that big conglomerant of wires in the first two pictures. Then I removed the wiring that goes to the back of the car for the engine and battery. I had to be careful not to damage the turn signal wires or the windshield wiper system because these must be reused. Everything else will be replaced with new and updated parts. Next, the rear side glasses, chrome trim and rubber gaskets were removed. Then out with the gas tank and in all of the interior. This one is pretty well stripped down now and is ready to be blasted. We will have all the paint removed so a first class paint job can be sprayed. This car will really be awesome when we get it done.

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