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  1. Anyone know how to bench text a rectangular console clock to see if it runs? Thank you Doug in Indy
  2. Hey all.. Bought a full lenght console for my DAF Mach 1 project.. ... realized that I have a clock where the tach should be next to the speedo.. I was told that I would have to remove the clock in the console and put in a MACH 1 delete plate? where do I find one of those? is this clock rare? Doug in Indy
  3. They are obviously less common than the '71 models from the Dearborn plant, but they aren't considered inherently more unique by virtue of the plant alone. FYI - as promised - my data sticker: I've seen very little difference between my Metuchen-produced '71 and my Dearborn '72 (and any other '72 that I've come across). It seems as if Metuchen was first to the party to remove the extra forward weatherstripping clip on the A-pillar, then Dearborn followed. Don't recall exactly. Whatever the case, do make sure to send that photo to Kevin with your order. Copy the photo link and put it in the comments section. It'll make his job easier. -Kurt Thanks Kurt ... will do Doug in Indy
  4. Your car was built in Metuchen during 11/70. They only built Mustangs for four months there before switching over to Pinto production. Mustangs were built from September 1970 to December 1970 in Metuchen. Wow. that sounds like it makes those Metuchen Mustangs pretty rare?
  5. Great! this really helps... as I figure my car was built 10 or 11/70... and your car is obviously earlier. Thanks!
  6. Thank you Rick for your detective work... maybe some more East coast folks will chime in on the tag color too Hi Kurt Would you know if the build date can be easy found out using the VIN... As you can see from my sticker... the "70" is still readable.. but having trouble with the month... it looks like "11".. but maybe "10"?
  7. Greetings: I went on-line to order a replacement Door Data Plate (sticker) from Marti for my 1971 Mach 1... the order form asked if I needed a "white" background sticker or "sky blue"? I have original stickers on my 71 and 73 convertibles.. they both appear to be the blue color.. the 71 convert was built 6/71... But the Mach is real early being built 11/70... not sure on the color.. Attached is a photo... Thanks for the input. Doug in Indy
  8. That is the Dezer/Keswick car, which was also used for Tournament of Thrills. I have a complete photostream on Flickr of it: I'd be glad to go by the museum again and speak with the curator to access the car for any additional photos. -Kurt Thanks so much for the offer.. may take you up on that as we progress. Much appreciated! Doug in Indy
  9. I can't speak for the five cars that are unconfirmed, but the only confirmed original from the film (1F05M160938) does have a console: -Kurt Wow. thanks for the pic.. are there more of this car somewhere? We are doing a tribute car... M code Mach with automatic.. I see this car also has air?
  10. Does anyone know if the DAF cars had full Consoles? I assume they did with deluxe interior But can't really see a console in the movie
  11. Ray - just to be sure on that, have you seen the final Phoenix Graphics stencil in person? The photos on their website both show cars painted with incorrect stencils. Stock pictures? :rolleyes: -Kurt Good Catch! I was going by what I had heard and seen from Kit Sullivan. He posted up a quick explanation. Looks like your assumption of 'stock photos' is correct. EDIT: It is Graphics Express and here is their website http://www.graphic-express.com/1971-1972_mach_1_mustang_stripes.asp "Phoenix Graphix" is the right spellin' - I am the king of misspelled words in my posts... :) Thx Kit for the info!!! Thanks! Yes, the MR says his is 1 of 81 with Ramair.. Built October 1971 How did you guess the stripe?:rolleyes: I installed those back in the late 80's... they did not come on the car originally.. how did you know that dear Mr. Watson? Watson - not hardly. I learned that years ago but had it confirmed on here! If a car has the lower body two tone paint seperated by the stainless strip, it did not come with the side stripes. If a car was originally equipped with side stripes, it had a 1/4 inch tape stripe that seperated the contrasting matte black or argent paint from the body color. That stainless trim - in nice condition can be tough to locate. It can aslo be a real PITA to take off and fill/finish the body to remove and apply lower body color and tape stripe correctly. That is why most don't bother. Very cool that the Marti shows the Ram Air! Mine was built with Ram Air hood but it is non-funtional. My car is extremely late prod Q code 4-speed conv. I went to the dealer bought and added Ram Air it in the late 70's but will be going back original soon. Thanks Ray..that's what I suspected too.. good eye.. really like the stainless trim.. does that go for the wheel lip moldings too? no stripe? Totalled - it looks nice! Ray
  12. Awesome story.. glad you are living the dream my friend... My brother and I are just starting on our DAF Bond car.. cant wait! Also a 351 M code
  13. Wow.. Thanks for shedding light on obscure trivia! I had no idea... I'm attaching pics of the underside of cover... it shows the plastic knob, the part # and Ford oval logo, Are replacements out there for what appears to be an early cover? Thanks again Ohio! Doug in Indy Wow.. Thanks for shedding light on obscure trivia! I had no idea... I'm attaching pics of the underside of cover... it shows the plastic knob, the part # and Ford oval logo, Are replacements out there for what appears to be an early cover? Thanks again Ohio! Doug in Indy Wow.. Thanks for shedding light on obscure trivia! I had no idea... I'm attaching pics of the underside of cover... it shows the plastic knob, the part # and Ford oval logo, Are replacements out there for what appears to be an early cover? Thanks again Ohio! Doug in Indy Wow.. Thanks for shedding light on obscure trivia! I had no idea... I'm attaching pics of the underside of cover... it shows the plastic knob, the part # and Ford oval logo, Are replacements out there for what appears to be an early cover? Thanks again Ohio! Doug in Indy
  14. Very nice loking car. I too prefer the matte black but it can require some extra work to keep looking right. Does he have the Marti report for that car? Looks like he or the PO added side stripes. And if the Marti calls out Ram Air it could be a very early 72 convertible. 72's with factory installed Ram Air are very rare. Just curious if that convertible is one of those... Car looks great - green used to be one of my least favorite colors. Now it is definitely one of my favorites! Ray Thanks! Yes, the MR says his is 1 of 81 with Ramair.. Built October 1971 How did you guess the stripe?:rolleyes: I installed those back in the late 80's... they did not come on the car originally.. how did you know that dear Mr. Watson?
  15. Thanks Chuck for the info.. I'm not sure what my build date is... Attached are a couple pics of seat hinge and covers.. I think there is a Ford logo and part number on the back as well as the plastic knob that fits in the non-threaded hinge hole. (?) Did coupes or fastbacks get this type.. anyone else seen these before?
  16. Very excited to bring this one back to life! Engine fired right up! with the Vermillion interior, dog dish caps, no spoilers and needing a serious paint job... my brother and I decided to turn it into a Diamonds Are Forever 007 tribute car... I can hear that Bond bass guitar twang every time I open the garage! :P We were able to find a new set of Uniroyal Tiger Paw White Walls that will look great on a Bond car. The rest of my buddies are scratching their heads.. WW's on a Mach1? Trust me they will look great!
  17. Your car looks similar to mine. I like it! You need to go into your edit options and check the receive PM from other members box. Then we can talk or you can send me another email I didn't get the last one. Thx Tom OK. Thanks Tom.. yeah.. they do look like lost twins :P OK. Thanks Tom.. yeah.. they do look like lost twins :P Alright.. hopefully on the same page now.. I've updated my PM Wish mine had a stick.. I guess I'll settle for the automatic with competition suspension ... no AC or other goodies other than deluxe interior and gauges
  18. Your car looks similar to mine. I like it! You need to go into your edit options and check the receive PM from other members box. Then we can talk or you can send me another email I didn't get the last one. Thx Tom OK. Thanks Tom.. yeah.. they do look like lost twins :P Your car looks similar to mine. I like it! You need to go into your edit options and check the receive PM from other members box. Then we can talk or you can send me another email I didn't get the last one. Thx Tom OK. Thanks Tom.. yeah.. they do look like lost twins :P Alright.. hopefully on the same page now.. I've updated my PM
  19. Greetings Restoring a 71 Mach 1 and noticed I was missing one of the (red) plastic hinge covers between the seat and backrest, thought.. no problem.. I'll grab one of the several I keep on hand for my 71 and 73 converibles and spray dye it to match... that's when I found out that all my convertible seat hinge covers were SCREW on... the Mach covers did not have a screw but were pressed on into a larger hole via a molded plastic knob on the inside of the cover... it's a clean look with no screw showing on the outside... is this original to Mach1's? My car seems fairly original with 58.000 miles on it.
  20. Here is a picture of my brother's 72 Ramair Convertible... bought it from the original owner back in 1986 with original paint. He was very careful to follow the original paint scheme on the car when it was time for repainting, We see so many cars painted gloss black too.. not matt black like originally painted on his Med. Lime Metalic convert,
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