Beginning to paint American classic cars, ’66 Mustang Build

John RussoRestorationAugust 6, 20150 Comment

Having a good day? Let’s make it better with some Tech Tips from John Russo! In today’s two part video shorts we will be discussing the final stages of preparation for paint and then show you how one of our American classic cars come out after its first round! The mustang started the muscle car revolution and this is the starting point of our final product on the 1966 Mustang convertible. Enjoy!

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Below are some images of the vehicle after the first round of paint in Black Satin. In the first image you can see the shock tower which we replaced and the areas where we sealed it from the previous post (Sealing). As you can see the prep work paid off very nicely, this tower won’t be rusting out anytime soon!

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Sealed and painted shock tower

Here the entire underside of the vehicle is in view, revealing the clean consistent Black underbelly. Out of the factory this area would have been sprayed with a rubbery undercoating to “seal” the car however as time went on the nickname Rust-ang was given to these cars because of this products lack of ability to protect the car.

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Sealed and painted bottom of the ’66

The last image is of the engine compartment and front radiator support. Most of the inner structure was replaced during our restoration of this Mustang. It is important to remember to lay down a great foundation for these vehicles, starting with the prep, sealing, and making sure the body is clean otherwise even the best paint job won’t give you the best quality!

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Sealed and painted radiator support and engine bay

At Palm Beach Customs we focus on creating the highest quality product possible. Along with over 35 years in the business our team of top body and paint pro’s use many techniques and materials that were not available for the original mass-produced versions of the mustang. At PBC we hand craft one of a kind mustangs for you and will deliver more than just a car, but a work of art. In this tech tip we give you a behind the scenes look into the final stages of preparation for paint and then show you how one of our American classic cars come out after its first round of paint!

Whether it’s your first or your last, if you are seeking a Mustang or another classic car Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to finding and restoring an original high quality numbers matching vehicle for you. We will produce a work of art for you that is better than the day it rolled off the line.

What did you think about how one of our American classic cars come out after its first round of paint? Make sure you check back for more Tech Tips from our very own John Russo. Do you have anything you’d like us to teach you about? Let us know if you have questions or if we can help you with your classic car restoration or customization below, by email, or give us a call at (239) 281-6754. Until next time, keep cruisin’!


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