New suit for the Mav

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  1. Constable

    Constable You have the right to remain silent....or not!

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    Got the Mav back from the paint shop. I was very fortunate to find someone local who does paint at a shop he built at his home and doesn't look to get rich doing it. Guy is a professional though. Single stage and original paint code color. It's not a show quality job and has a couple imperfections but turned out pretty nice. One mistake which counts for this is that I was sold cheap paint without knowing it and the shop I bought it at never gave me choices which they should have. Learning experience for me. With the astronomical pricing paint jobs are at now, I count my blessings that I was able to get a decent job on the cheap to make this presentable again as this is a shoestring resto on a tight budget. I did the minimal body work it needed as best as I could and I'm no pro. Gave it to him already in primer which saved me a bundle. Nice to have a close friend that owns a restoration shop and has people. If anyone has recently priced paint or a paint job, you know of what I speak. I learned much talking to the painter after it was done. Hundreds/gallon for cheap single stage. $2k/gallon for basecoat. Showroom quality paint job for $5k and up. Show quality paint jobs $20k. Anyway, she's pretty again and everything will be on by beginning of next week including the 5 slot wheels I scored at Spring Carlisle. Those are polished up and ready for mounting. mavpaint2.jpeg mavpaint1.jpeg
     
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    yellow75 MCCI Oregon State Rep Supporting Member

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    A new paint job changes the whole perspective of the car , now to get the shiny stuff back on it and hopefully a nice set of wheels and tires
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    Good to see you again Wes. I didn't realize THIS was you all along. Did not recognize the new forum name. :D
     
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    Constable You have the right to remain silent....or not!

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    Obviously, I took your advice. The vintage American Racing wheels I scored at Spring Carlisle worked out well after being spaced due to the front calipers. I just picked up a new set of Mastercraft RWL tires which will be replacing the cheapies I mounted soon. At the Ford Nationals, I got a set of sport mirrors from a Mustang II which are being refinished now. I believe I will be painting them a green closer to the roof color to accent the car rather than the body color which most all of them end up being. Something different.
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    Lookin good I have always loved that style of wheel I wish the original Maverick ones came in 15"
     
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    BTW Welcome back you took quite a leave of absence I have read several of your post from over the years so you took the right to remain silent literally
     
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    Constable You have the right to remain silent....or not!

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    Thanks. I haven't had any car other than a Miata, which I still have, for a bunch of years so it seemed pointless to stay in any of the car forums. Didn't want to torture myself.
     
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    Looks good to my amateur eye...lol
     
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    WOW! The car looks very nice from all angles. Congrats on getting her this far. I know it's a long and daunting process, not to mention expensive. Have fun with the car and thanks for sharing.
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    I have not seen a 4dr that nice in quite some time.
     
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    Constable You have the right to remain silent....or not!

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    Thank you guys. The compliments are really appreciated. The car is far from done. I still haven't fixed the paint flaws and the sport mirrors aren't quite finished being painted to be installed. There's a bit more but all will be resolved in time.
     
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    Nice paint job - I just had my ramp truck painted by the kids at a tech school and I look at it with a big smile now :)
     

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