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    • I have various sheet metal I need to move now that the project is nearly complete.

      Left and Right Doors.  Left is very solid right is in need of some work

      71/72 Front Fenders -  

      - 1 Matched pair, have been dipped, need some dent removal bodywork near the headlight.

      - 1 Right side fender with the headlamp box weldment removed.  Clean piece of sheet metal.

      - Original plain rear valance(no exhaust cutouts) .  Lower retaining tabs missing.  Straight solid piece otherwise.

      All parts located in the Kansas City area.  Not sure how to ship the doors or Fenders, but they need a new home.



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    • Rocketfoot's 1971 Mach 1
      Here are some pics of my 71 Mach 1 with a 302 V8, C4 transmission and all digital dash!
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    • Here is a little update, enjoyed family life a bit more over Happy Fathers Day    Painted the new after market rear springs towards a more factory finish. Will do the paint daub these days on them. According to my research in my '73 Q-code with a manual trans without A/C they would have had ONE single stripe in Gold at the back. So I bought some paint at the hardware store...      Afterwards I applied one more coat to the rear axle. It was not perfect to my eyes and too much fuzzies in the paint. Light sanding and a good coat of semi black - now it is perfect. Even showing the factory scratch marks    Then onto the brake booster. Of the original and reapplied paint with some paint remover and little elbow grease - now like new again:    Then some Concourse work - it felt like painting in elementary school. But the outcome was satisfying  I orientated on the original colors found on the driveshaft to its exact locations. One yellow paint daub is at the top rear site (which will mounted to the rear differential yoke):       Next will be the last paint steps in painting and detailing some more parts (hope to see Motorcity Mike's strut rods soon) then assembling - I am looking forward to it...  I am wondering about if I should paint the upper and lower control arms factory correct or if I should leave them as is (New Moog Heavy Duty, black)...      
    • Manu,  nice to hear from you again  The only two things I could imagine that the upper angle point of the brake pedal is at a different position and/or the brake booster rod isn't fully retracted backwards. Did you have a check on the proper function of the booster?  
    • Welcome from Germany as a '73 Q-code owner 
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    • Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs  »  72Oly

      Looks like you are new to forum. Go post and introduction and tell about your car.
      What you willing to spend on a tilt column? If you do buy one be sure you get everything you will never find the missing pieces. The forged pieces on the rag joint are different, the plate at the floor is different and never buy one with anything broken parts are scarce.
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    • Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs  »  shaheenk

      I see you are in South Africa. Are the person I was talking with several years ago? Live somewhere near Knysna? I lost your email info somehow if it is you.
      If not I have been to S.A. 14 trips and was coming back last year and Covid shut that down.
      I have been unable to get in touch with a good friend that I hunt on his ranch and actually came over and guided for him for over 4 months. He is over in the Addo area, Charles Mason Ranger. Calls his ranch Ranger's Outdoors. I have tried e-mails and even sent him new boots and never heard anything. Concerned that Covid may have gotten him. His brother runs a car parts rebuild shop in Uitenhage. I first came to Uitenhage to follow tooling at Comau Tooling.
      Like how you did the hood. They did do some from Ford the Sprints in 1972 were white cars with blue inserts in hood and red band around that.
      So if you know of Charles Ranger would love to get in touch an plan a trip over to visit. Has been way too long. Need to hear a Haa De Dah calling out in the morning. Take long walks in the bush and sneak up on some animals.
      So if you need something sent over I have arranged in the past to other members. I tried to put couple pics from Addo Elephant park but keep getting a server error.
      David Fowler

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    • Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs

      Well finally got to Dr. yesterday my general family Dr.. Just like I figured have to get in line for the next Dr.. He thinks I have torn rota-tor cuff in my shoulder along with the crushed disc. I would have gone to ER on Friday but afraid I would not make it there. Even taking oxicondone the pain is crazy at times.
      I am beginning to think I will never make the Penn. show unless I can find someone to ride along. I did get a generous offer from one of our members, Rich Ackermann that he and a friend would help to unload and load at the show which is very generous. Just getting down under the car and doing the straps is killer on my neck and shoulder. I have never unloaded from the PITS show.
      So I get in line for two surgeries looks like. It kills me to go to the shop and see the Q vert on the rotisserie so close to being ready for color and cannot do the motion of sanding.
      Can't mow the grass a foot tall and can't plant garden, sucks.
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    • Zill

      Well starting to purchase front end parts to get it road worthy. There are lots of options but think I will go conservative based on everyone's feedback (who doesn't want to upgrade later). I have noticed from other parts I have replaced that the OEM parts were much more sturdier in design. Maybe 50 years ago there was a lot more steel. I'm thinking about maybe going through the extra effort to evaluate the parts and if they look good to see if pressing on new ball joints are an option. Is that worth while? Mine will be a fun driver.
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    • XLRACER  »  Tnfastbk

      What part of Tennessee are you from?
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