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TX SS – 1973 Ford Bronco Build

Jmjuhl

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Scott...that looks great! Giving me something to shoot for...also making me want to finally start a build thread.
 
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Digging the flush windshield. What were the steps you did for the black perimeter if you don't mind to share. TIA and great looking build!

Thanks. I used the blue tape, 3/4", then the green, 1 1/2", and then removed the blue tape leaving 3/4" area to paint around the perimeter of the glass. For the black itself, it is 3m primer, part number 08682 from Amazon. To apply you use wool daubers. I bought a cheap 100 pack on Amazon. The primer sets up very fast and you should brush/apply once thick enough and then keep going around the glass. If you try to go back over the already applied and drying primer it will streak and give you brush strokes. No special prep for the glass other than to clean before applying the primer.
 
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Hood is painted and flares are primed.
 

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Hood sanded to 1500. Flares painted.
 

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Hood ready to go on. Now on the top. Black epoxy on inside, to be covered with dynamat and headliner and trim panels. Final primer on exterior bottom side. Need to block and paint, hopefully in the next 3 or 4 days. Then will flip it over and do top side.
 

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Finished bottom side of top and wet sanded to 1500. Guess I forgot to take pictures. Now on roof skin. Bare metal to first epoxy last Saturday. Filler yesterday and final epoxy today.
 

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Thanks gnsteam. Can’t wait to see yours done.

Finished up painting top today. Did seam sealer in the gutter, sprayed a sealer coat and then four coats of paint. Today was a decent paint day, less orange peal than some prior tries. Gun settings, low humidity, who knows, just glad its down.
 

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Flares, rockers and side mirrors installed.
 

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Good to know. I want to paint my war flares and was curious how they accept paint. I was hoping I didn't have to move to fiberglass.
 
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Good to know. I want to paint my war flares and was curious how they accept paint. I was hoping I didn't have to move to fiberglass.

I scuffed and used an adhesion promoter first, but normal paint process after that (epoxy, sand, sealer, paint). Hopefully they hold up.
 
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Wired and mounted the rear license plate frame with light. The dealer emblem is where the truck was sold new, at Fordland.
 

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