Got the driver’s side wheel well cleaned today – also got the drivers side tail panel \ quarter panel corner.
Next will be wiping everything down with a wax and grease remover prior to sanding everything down, so there won’t be much to report for a little while.
Spent all day cleaning the rest of the passenger side wheel well using lacquer thinner.
After a full day of cleaning:
Worked in the tight area where the inside quarter meets the tail panel tonight. It didn’t take long, but even with a rotisserie, it was at a weird angle to access and see what I was doing.
Worked on the other side today and got the passenger side rear lower inner quarter panel done – it went a little smoother after doing the other side!
After scraping and washing:
After using Lacquer Thinner!
Hopefully tomorrow I will get to the two corners where the quarter panel and tail panel meet.
Focused on cleaning the drivers side rear lower inner quarter panel today.
Before (started cleaning a while back):
After scrubbing with PurplePower and hot water:
Finally ended up using lacquer thinner which really did the trick!:
Still have a little more to do in the back corner where the quarter panel meets the tail panel:
Tomorrow will be the other side!
So I found out there is a difference between a 73 RS nose vs a 70-72 RS nose. The 73 RS nose has extra mounting points for the extra bracing mandated in 1973.
Here are pics of a 70-72:
and here are pics of a 73 RS nose with the extra mounting points:
and here is a diagram of the bracing and how it mounts to the nose:
Did a little more undercoating removal on the passenger wheel well. I estimate another 1-2 hours to wrap it up before I can start cleaning it with lacquer thinner. My arms can only take so much of it at a time.
Got started on the passenger side wheel well. Felt like it went a little faster after doing the drivers side. A couple more evenings later this week and then it should be ready for me to start cleaning.