A Labor of Love: Part 3

Mustang Restoration Part 3: Media Blasting

But first, have you read Part 1 and Part 2?

We left off in 2005 when Dave took apart the Mustang. A whopping 5 years later he picked up where he left off. It was April of 2010 when he continued his work on the car.
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He brought it into be sand blasted, having no idea what shape the car would be in when he got it back. He didn’t know if he would have to deal with a bunch of hidden rust holes before continuing. When he got the car back, he was very pleasantly surprised! The car was in remarkable shape, especially after it’s decades of sitting in storage.
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He did find there was some rust on the corners of the doors, fenders and quarter panels. The floor boards needed to be replaced because of several pin holes, but that was the extent of the damage.

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When he got the car back, he borrowed a car rotisserie from a buddy of his. He was able to place the car on the rotisserie and turn the whole car over with just one hand. This made it much easier to continue his work. What an awesome invention!

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While the car was on the rotisserie, he was able to do all the sheet metal and body work, which we will bring to you next month in Part 4. Stay tuned!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!
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