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After replacing the hood, trunk and doors with donations from the Blue Bird, there was still much to be done.

A paint job from Charles Paint and Auto Body in Corinthian White did wonders for a dull bird.

My trim was still in decent shape, just needed a little polishing. Jim and I set up shop in my basement with a buffing wheel and an assortment of metal polishes.

It was a cost savings to buy door handles from a later year Falcon and have Jim retrofit them for my car. Jim also surprised me with gifts of "shiny things" like Falcon scripts and a new exterior rear view mirror.

EBay also provided some rewarding wins such as nice straight grill, NOS spears, C-pillar moldings and a set of gorgeous hubcaps that came all the way from Australia.

A trip to Charlotte for some new bumpers, some new bright emblems for the gunsights and trunk lock, and just the right size shoes and she's ready for her close-up Mr. DeMille!


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