is a 1976 Ford Ranchero that used to belong to a good friend of The
Boxwrench Garage team. Shawnie had this car for several
years, and somehow we managed to never get stuck working on it.
I don't know why Shawnie gave up on the project, or what the
details of the transaction were, but I think it was donated to Jeff's
father's church, and now we are stuck working on it. It needs
some minor mechanical work, all new upholstery, and paint.
Shawn had plans to paint the car himself, so he had, (mostly)
sanded it. The body was already perfectly straight.
This is Jeff's project and he is calling the shots. The first
thing that he wanted to do was paint it. So once again, we
are doing the famous, (or maybe infamous) $50 paint job
This is the second time we have used this technique.
The first was on our 2007 race entry
for the 24 Hours Of LeMons
On the race car, we only made a half hearted attempt at a
paint job because it only needed to look good from a distance.
On this car we will be putting much more effort into it.
The idea of the $50 paint job is to use very thin coats of
paint, (originally RustOleum diluted by half with mineral spirits) and
roll it on with paint rollers, color sanding between coats.
For the Ranchero we will be using boat paint instead.