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Getting ready to paint the birdy
brokenbirdy Offline
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I have done all the body work, repaired the torn plastic bumpers and reshaped them, Epoxy primer and high build primer sprayed and sanded, Bumpers, grill and scoops base and clear coated today (some flaws but may sand out nice). Wet sanded and polished the beak and rear bumper, I am very satisfied with the results. Whole car next! Wish me luck as I am disabled and in mobility scooter doing the best I can with what I have. 7/17/2020 Car painted and cleared ready for re-installation of everything.


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88 Turbo Bird 5 speed, Intake and exhaust mods, T3/T4 hybrid turbo at 20 psi, Cold air cone filter, manual boost controller, subframes. Still being refreshed.
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(07-05-2020, 03:12 AM)brokenbirdy Wrote: I have done all the body work, repaired the torn plastic bumpers and reshaped them, Epoxy primer and high build primer sprayed and sanded, Bumpers, grill and scoops base and clear coated today (some flaws but may sand out nice). Whole car next! Wish me luck as I am disabled and in mobility scooter doing the best I can with what I have.
Damn, ambitious project.  Looks great!  Gives me hope for some in house painting myself.  Can't wait to see it finished.
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Broken, that blue is going to look awesome when your finished. I have always hated doing body work, but when it's done, it looks so nice. Keep it up.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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That is one of my favorite colors. Looking forward to the finished results.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Jeff K Offline
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Looks AWESOME so far!!!
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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Looks awesome! I'm getting ready to redo my bumpers as well. What paint did you use to match the trim on the bumpers?
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(07-10-2020, 11:31 PM)Pjl3118 Wrote: Looks awesome!  I'm getting ready to redo my bumpers as well.  What paint did you use to match the trim on the bumpers?
I used Dupli-color perfect match bright red for the insert and Dupli-color black trim paint for the trim. Then after putting the base coat "Midnight blue pear" I glamour clear coated the whole thing.
88 Turbo Bird 5 speed, Intake and exhaust mods, T3/T4 hybrid turbo at 20 psi, Cold air cone filter, manual boost controller, subframes. Still being refreshed.
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looks good so far.
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(07-11-2020, 01:33 AM)brokenbirdy Wrote:
(07-10-2020, 11:31 PM)Pjl3118 Wrote: Looks awesome!  I'm getting ready to redo my bumpers as well.  What paint did you use to match the trim on the bumpers?
I used Dupli-color perfect match bright red for the insert and Dupli-color black trim paint for the trim. Then after putting the base coat "Midnight blue pear" I glamour clear coated the whole thing.
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(07-05-2020, 03:12 AM)brokenbirdy Wrote: I have done all the body work, repaired the torn plastic bumpers and reshaped them, Epoxy primer and high build primer sprayed and sanded, Bumpers, grill and scoops base and clear coated today (some flaws but may sand out nice). Wet sanded and polished the beak and rear bumper, I am very satisfied with the results. Whole car next! Wish me luck as I am disabled and in mobility scooter doing the best I can with what I have.

I am VERY impressed! I just did much of the same thing last fall (Bumper outer cover) after an idiot ran a stop sign.

I can speak for how difficult this job can be. Your results appear to be really first-rate. Thanks for sharing your photos. Looking forward to see how it all comes out.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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