We got our '68 Mustang back together and in the photo studio for beauty shots and the cover of our big annual paint & body issue!
Some unforeseen circumstances and the pre-Christmas til sometime after New Year's extended holiday put us pretty far behind our intended schedule, but we put in some long hours with the guys at Mustang County and Elite Restorations in Paramount, CA and got our '68 Mustang back together and in the photo studio just in time for deadline!
We stuck with the original Brittany Blue, but we can't recall it ever looking quite this good on a car. DuPont's CroMax waterbourne paints are amazingly rich and the technicians took extra care to make sure this very first batch was as perfect as it could be. It's no custom color either; you can now order it for yourself.
We certainly didn't do this on our own; it was the advanced students at Los Angeles Trade Tech College that put what they've been learning to good use and took our Mustang from a clean, but tired looking driver, to a stunner.
We couldn't see rolling it into the studio without inviting the main crew that put in put their very best work into this project to make sure it turned out to be something they were all proud of, so we invited them down.
The fun part was that none of them had seen the Mustang as anything other than a stripped down shell with rusty wheels. When we led them into the photo cove, all their jaws dropped. Their class project was now looking like a class-A muscle car!
We’d like to thank (left to right) Jose Padilla, Gerardo Castro, Fernando Castanon, Nicolas Ruiz, Mickey Chavez, Anthony Rivas, Babriel Diaz, Rodney Walmack, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jose Lerma, Oliver Holmes, Hadar Shimshi, and Brain Ferre for going above and beyond to make this paint and body project exceptional. Even DuPont's reps were impressed.
For any employers looking for top quality young paint and body technicians, we’ll stand behind this crew. Just consider this ’68 Mustang their resume.
Watch for the full story in the May '13 issue of PHR!