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Has anyone been able to do a decent job refinishing the engine compartment without pulling the engine? I'm in the process of replacing or repainting everything under the hood that I can take off. It's only got 72,000 miles and sinse I don't plan to run it hard, (it's a conv. weekend driver) it shouldn't need rebuilt for quite a while.
Any suggestions?

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Chris

'67 Conv. 289 C-code Frost Turquise
'99 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4
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I recently did my engine bay. I removed the battery, tray and everything else that I could remove. I cleaned the bay with Simple Green, taped off anything that I didn't want painted then sprayed it with Krylon. It came out nice and was time consuming but worth it. I bought 2 cans but had to get a third for the finishing touches.
 
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Look at the before and after pictures of my Copper '73 at the link below. All I did was remove all the vacuum lines, hoses, wiring, air cleaner, carb. I painted all the motor I could reach with blue and everything else semi flat black. Look great for a daily driver.

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[color:green]1971 Grabber Green Metallic Mach 1 351C/4V Ram Air</font color=green>
[color:eek:range]1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302/2V</font color=orange>
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Yep! I have done it several times. The more you take off,
and the more you tape off, the better it will turn out.
Take your time and really clean and tape off everything.
Overspray looks really bad. Warm up the spray paint before
you start and shake the can for 1-2 min. Use some sort of
respirator to save your lungs. I did this one over a year ago
and it still looks OK.

It's not a Windsor!http://home.earthlink.net/~myradpc/_uimages/351c.jpg
 

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Took about two weekends. Stripped the compartment and power washed it, sanded it real good, taped and painted it.

Covered the sides with paper and painted the engine. It came out great!

Gene J

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I did the same thing as a couple of the guys here... Removed vacuum lines, hoses and such... masked EVERYTHING ELSE and shot it with semi-gloss black
 
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