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What are You Working On? Randy Gray

Barn Finds are still being found. Look for yours!
Barn Finds are still being found. Look for yours!

One of the things I most enjoy is sharing the photos and information I receive from our readers about their projects. Recently Team Member Randy Gray sent in some photos about his 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II project. It started out as an original paint car that suffered from just enough wear to justify a restoration. Randy was a little shy on his details about the process but did share some great photos of before and during his restoration.

I am sure he will proudly send us some updates once the Dan Gurney Spoiler II is back on the road. Hopefully he will be able to attend one of our Reunions in the future and show it off.

Wonder why the driver fender was missing?
Wonder why the driver fender was missing?

 

Dan Gurney Spoiler II cars always appeal to me even dusty and alone in a barn.
Dan Gurney Spoiler II cars always appeal to me even dusty and alone in a barn.
The tail of the Spoiler II looks good but dusty from its hibernation in the barn.
The tail of the Spoiler II looks good but dusty from its hibernation in the barn.
A U-Haul trailer and headed home.
A U-Haul trailer and headed home.
The front clip was obviously in need of some work.
The front clip was obviously in need of some work.
A little rust in the rear quarters; something we have all likely seen before!
A little rust in the rear quarters; something we have all likely seen before!
A little rust in the rear quarters; something we have all likely seen before!
A little rust in the rear quarters; something we have all likely seen before!
The front clip is looking fresh.
The front clip is looking fresh.
A few previous blemishes are visible but nothing too bad.
A few previous blemishes are visible but nothing too bad.
Blasted and primed.
Blasted and primed.
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Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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