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Old 11/28/2011, 06:41 AM   #1
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Drive shaft restoration

I spent two days of my Thanksgiving weekend restoring the HCS driveshaft.
The first step is to dissassemble. Then dip in Evaprorust to remove all rust. Then the fun part (not) sanding with 150g up to 600g then 0000 steel wool untill the pits left form the rust are gone. Then using gun bluing to recolor the welds. Repaint the ends and paint Id bands. Reassemble and protect from rust with Boshield rust enhibiter. I was very happy with the results. I learned about this process from Jeff Speegle on the concoursmustang.com forum.
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Old 11/28/2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Marty;
Your two days of work have definitely paid off, excellent results, #1 looking drive shaft any where. With detail like that, it's going to be a fantastic looking car.

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Old 11/28/2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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Looking great Marty!

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Old 11/28/2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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Outstanding. I've worked on NEW cars that didn't look near that good.

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Old 11/28/2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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Looks good - next time (just a thought to go the next step) or before you install it, run a propane or MAP torch over the weld bead at each en to bubble and burn the paint slightly as it would have taken place when the ends were welded to the tube. Should not take much heat

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Old 11/29/2011, 06:30 AM   #6
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Looks good - next time (just a thought to go the next step) or before you install it, run a propane or MAP torch over the weld bead at each en to bubble and burn the paint slightly as it would have taken place when the ends were welded to the tube. Should not take much heat

Just a thought
Jeff, The thing about this concours game we play no matter how much one does there is all ways just one more thing. But the scary thing is that I must be completly sucked in now because the burn on the paint was something I was thinking about. Marty

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Old 11/29/2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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Jeff, The thing about this concours game we play no matter how much one does there is all ways just one more thing. But the scary thing is that I must be completly sucked in now because the burn on the paint was something I was thinking about. Marty


Fully understand and we're always finding out something new. Guess that is what keeps it a challenge and fun.

And yes you have a full case of the concours bug ;)

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