Back in Black

I have finally finished painting my 1972 Triumph Spitfire.  That job has occupied most of my free time for the last year or so.  So now I can get back to working on the Ford.  The next task will be painting the headlight bar and front bumper braces.  I had bead-blasted the headlight bar about a year ago, and the bumper braces about three years ago, so I went over them one more time to clean off a bit of light rust that had accumulated since then.  I also got rid of a slight bend in the headlight bar.  I had to do it carefully, since the bar has a complex curved shape, and it is built up from solid forged ends and a tubular center piece.

Once those are painted, I plan to buff the stainless steel radiator shell, and paint the colored inserts on the top and bottom of the shell.