Now that the national tour is behind us I can start on the restoration of my Mercury speedster. I have wanted to paint this since I got it as I am not a fan of patina and this car looked rough. Started stripping the massive amount of bondo over the last few months and now I can talk to a painter. Been slow going since I have been off on disability but I hope to end that soon.
So did you find any surprises under all that Bondo??
Or is it pretty nice...? And just had a hot rodder paint it last? ;)
Rust, lead, brass and holes. It had a coat of bondo over the entire body, some places it did not stick. I could not put our club magnetic sign on the car.
Andy, we.need photos of the work as you go along.
Actually I am more interested in what happened to cause you a disability.? And how you are doing.
Disability? You are just a little kid riding with his dad on the Endurance Run!
Oh, wait. That was 45 years ago.
I love that Mercury of yours! I can hardly wait to see it again after you re-restore it.
I'm doing ok, thanks for asking. Injured my knee at work and it took over a year for workers comp to ok a knee replacement. Recovering now. There won't be too much to show, I can't do much so I'll be taking the body over to the painter soon.
Have fun, Andy. Iím following with interest ! T