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BULLITT65

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2018, 05:27:51 AM »
Looks good Lloyd . Your car is going to turn out real nice, if everything looks as nice as that battery tray, wow.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Edgemontvillage

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2018, 03:45:38 AM »
Looks good Lloyd . Your car is going to turn out real nice, if everything looks as nice as that battery tray, wow.

Thanks - itís a painstaking process - 1 part at a time.

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2018, 04:36:40 AM »
Looks good Lloyd . Your car is going to turn out real nice, if everything looks as nice as that battery tray, wow.
I have never seen anything but top of the line work by Lloyd. Any of us would be too fortunate to own one of his masterpieces. Bravo!
Thanks - itís a painstaking process - 1 part at a time.
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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2018, 06:26:34 AM »
At Chick's request, here are a few photos of the original battery tray pre-restoration compared with an NOS tray. In addition to the "tab" there are a few other subtle differences as shown:

 

 

 

 

 






















Edgemontvillage

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2018, 06:35:21 AM »
Looks great Lloyd, as always. Are you enjoying this project as a full restoration, rather than detailing and preserving a survivor?

Thanks!  Restoration vs Preservation are bookends apart. Preservation of a mostly complete car is a matter of verifying for originality, cleaning and detailing, (sometimes) locating those parts that have seen service replacement or Day 2 removal and then maintaining.  Restoration is also verifying for originality however it extends to many other processes. I enjoyed the preservation process and am equally enjoying restoration. Having owned and studied a survivor it has made the restoration process much better.

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2018, 12:06:23 AM »
Excellent work Lloyd! Care to explain your process?
Thanks, Doc.

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2018, 05:45:42 AM »
Excellent work Lloyd! Care to explain your process?
Thanks, Doc.

Time and bodywork. Following media blasting and grinding with rotary Scotchbrite discs, fill the deep voids and any uneven areas with JB Weld as the weight of the battery on regular filler risks cracking. Use regular filler to skim coat followed by high build primer then sand and repeat until a smooth paintable surface is achieved. Paint with 30% semi-gloss black.

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Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2023, 10:53:53 PM »
This is an original battery tray from a 1967 LOS 04C
Jose

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