In episode 3 of Mercury Rising, we take the car to a remote location to get the car buttoned up before it heads off to paint. The ASC underwent a full 5.0Resto hardware restoration to ensure that everything is back to factory specs.
With the car at a remote location due to J.R. being about a week behind from getting the ASC into paint, this has given us the opportunity to be the real enthusiasts that we are here at LMR. Up to this date, we have about 160 hours of LMR employee time wrapped up into this project.
Now you are probably wondering what all of this crazy blue painters tape is all around this car. It is actually here for a reason. It is pinpointing any notes that need to be addressed on the vehicle at each location. Whether it be a rust area that JR needs dedicate some time to or we need to apply some seam seal or caulking to.
Now we have done alot of seam sealing and caulking as we want this car to be as solid as possible. We also installed a wide variety of 5.0Resto hardware to get this thing ready for paint and to bring it back to factory specs. We installed new door hinges, hood bumpers, hood hing cups, door latches, and many other factory replacement parts to bring the ASC back to life. If it was on the car the way the factory had it, we put it back as well.
While we are on the subject of 5.0Resto hardware, our door hinges were completely reworked with new pins, roll pins, and retaining hardware to ensure the doors functioned just like they did when it rolled out of the factory.
Other than all of the seam sealing and caulking we have done to Mercury Rising, there were alot of holes that still needed to be filled.
Of course, we were going to need to roll our fender lips to fit the killer wheels we are outfitting this ASC McLaren with. Now it is going to roll to J.R.'s with the front and rear bumper on it as well as the subframe connectors. This is to ensure that the full underside of the vehicle is painted to match the exterior of the vehicle. The next time you see this car, it will be rolling out of the paint booth!
Follow along as Late Model Restoration restores and updates an employee's ASC McLaren with all of the latest and greatest parts. more
In episode 1 of Mercury Rising, we take a look at the history of the ASC McLaren and how this Fox Body has found its way to LMR employee Ted Vaughn. Follow along weekly as we take you through this Fox Body restoration project that will bring new life into this ASC McLaren. more
In episode 2 of Mercury Rising, we strip down the ASC McLaren and drop it off at C&C Collision for some much needed body work. Mercury Rising gets some much needed new body parts and a fresh coat of primer. more
In episode 3 of Mercury Rising, we take the car to a remote location to get the car buttoned up before it heads off to paint. The ASC underwent a full 5.0Resto hardware restoration to ensure that everything is back to factory specs. more
In episode 4 of Mercury Rising, we get the ASC McLaren onto a rotisserie and deliver to the paint booth. Check out the beautiful color that was laid on every part of this Fox Body. more
In episode 5 of Mercury Rising, the Capri takes a trip to a local body shop to get the last bit of body work it needs before paint. With a fresh coat of paint, the ASC heads back to the hideout for the full restoration. more
In episode 6 of Mercury Rising, we pick up where we left off after installing the front windshield and rear bubble glass. All new components were added to the vehicle to really modernize the ASC McLaren. The car was outfitted with a custom set of one-off wheels for the icing on the cake on the exterior. more
In episode 7 of Mercury Rising, the ASC McLaren gets the final touches before being prepped for the grand reveal. Last minute touches included finishing up the interior, a new custom splitter, exhaust, and much more! more
In episode 8 of Project Mercury Rising, the fully restored ASC McLaren is revealed to Uncle Ted. Family, friends, and LMR employees help to surprise Ted with the car and he takes it on it's maiden voyage. more
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