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"20/20" Paint Job and Fender Repair Questions...

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Posted by Tom in MO on October 12, 2012 at 06:59:32 from (

I recently bought a 1950 Ferguson TO-20 at auction, and I'm planning to give it a "20/20" (as seen on this site) brush/roller paint job, back to the original Ferguson Grey.

How do you treat the underside of the hood, inside the wings and grille, backside of the dash, etc? Paint? Primer? Nothing? (Mine are in pretty good shape -no rust on the inside, just dirt and grime.)

Also, is it worth trying to take dents out of fender, and repair holes? (Or, more likely, having a body shop do it.) I removed a tool box that had been bolted on one of the fenders, and there was a crack around one of the bolt holes. There's also a two-inch gash in the other fender, where it looks like something had been bolted on, then torn off.

Finally, the backs of both fenders are dented, where it looks like somebody backed into something.

I know that after-market replacement fenders are available, but I've read about fit/quality issues with the replacements, as well as the challenge of getting the bolts out.

I'm not trying to make a show tractor, just clean it up a bit.

Thanks for any advice.


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