Monday, January 24, 2011

Smooth it out...

This was the firewall a few weeks ago. It was obviously the biggest clue in determining the Ford's original paint job. Years of neglect had left her dinged and dirtied, but in decent shape. Pat figured that if she was going to carry around her new power plant, why not give the engine bay a fresh coat of paint?

I understand that some people might think that concentrating on an engine bay while the rest of the truck ages less than gracefully, might be a bit like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. We however, politely disagree! So first things first: Getting rid of the holes that no longer contain essential wires and components. Pat filled, sanded, and smoothed out these now superfluous holes and indentations, and then coated the firewall in primer.

Next step: PAINT! The firewall will be restored to it's original 'Diamond Blue' glory of the past. A nice reminder of it's youth, whenever you are staring at it's newly transplanted heart.

Paint pictures to follow SOON!

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