In Reply to: Paint prep on the 8n posted by Tom on October 11, 2017 at 09:48:46:
There is plenty of info in the archives on 8N restorations -just plug in the keywords. I'd do a bit of research first before deciding which way to go. John Smith (WWW.8NFORD.COM) did his 8Ns right -complete tear downs and rebuilds before painting. Here is what Steve Dabrowski did -see link. When I did my 8N in 2003 I took all the sheet metal to a local bump shop. They blasted, primed, and painted all of it for $180. That includes hood, fenders, doglegs, front and rear rims, grille, and a few extra small parts like headlights, taillight, cyclone. Since my air compressor was not large enough I did all the red cast parts first with brushes, then touch up with rattle cans. Next time I will spring for the John Smith method and a much better brand of paint.