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  1. How many yards would you need to do the front and back seats on the deluxe interior Mach 1 seats? I have interior code GW on my 72 Mach 1 and so I might need to order some of the white comfortweave. I also need the gray vinyl striped section for my front seats. Maybe two yards of that?
  2. So I was looking on the Morton Building's site because I really need a larger garage and I recently purchased the lot behind me and eventually want to build something. This is way more than I would do but I came across this garage and I think we can all agree that this guy has GREAT taste! and ummmm...can I get a hood please or maybe a fender or two!?? lollerz Check out this link and the pics of this garage! Darwin's Garage
  3. I will be getting there late Wednesday and will be attending the events Thursday through Saturday, heading back to Florida on Sunday. I will have my grabber blue 2011 GT since my 72 Mach is nowhere near being ready for anything. I know David (Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs) will be there in his vert and have his Mach 1 on display in the museum I believe. Also Rackerm will have his newer 2014 vert and mwilson7 will have one of his newer Mustangs. We should all try and get together.
  4. I'd rather just go for this and not have to worry about all the parts and BS this guy is offering up. I'd imagine $40k is much less than what you'd spend on the rusty "rare" Boss with extra parts for purchase. https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/1971-boss-351/6801916928.html
  5. I know we're all about the 71-73 Mustangs on here and Mustangs in general but I came across this on Craigslist here locally and thought it was pretty cool. I'd drive it for sure...you know...for fancy date nights. :D It's still Ford so I'm sure everyone one here will still appreciate this car and it's overall condition and yeah...that engine too. https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/1970-mark-111-lincoln-best-in-florida/6799382866.html
  6. Do you think the shorter trunk floor would be correct for my car since I have the fold down rear seat? Also are there steps or a correct way to remove my crusty rear taillight panel? It's even worse on the inside of the trunk... It's kind of hard to find all the spot welds with how bad it is. Once I do find all the spot welds and drill them out or grind them down really good then I will need to use my air hammer?
  7. The one between the two "ribs" is definitely a crease not just an illusion. Also the other further back is the other one I'm wondering about. So far my car seems to be straight according to the measurements I've taken so I wonder how these got there. Maybe either at the assembly line or someone was playing dukes of hazard? Also I have two very small pin holes in my passenger side floor. Should I just spot weld these to fix? The other parts of my floor don't seem like they need to be replaced.
  8. Just wondering… Are these creases in the interior floor on the transmission tunnel normal?
  9. So this is good information for me as well. I have the original fan from my '72 351 CJ w/AC and from what I'm reading here I should not use that ever again?? I did have to get a new fan shroud due to a big hole at the top. Would that have been from a previous flex fan failure or would the damage have been much more substantial than that?
  10. I wish I found your car for that price over the one I ended up buying with plenty more rust and repairs needed!! Plus mine is an automatic and yours is a manual - even better! Also I'm guessing that was a pretty rare color choice so the numbers on the deluxe marti report would probably make this a rare car in general?
  11. OK, here is my version going off your idea and also others I saw on YouTube after you piqued my interest. Should give me about a 12" lift from the bottom of the tires.
  12. Not a bad idea... Looks like you stacked about 8 of those for a 16" lift? What length did you cut them at? About 20 inches?
  13. So really as long as I'm supporting the car by the rear axle and the front by the suspension that would mimic it being on all four tires. As long as the car is level I should be good to go right? I'd just prefer to keep it on the 6 ton jacks to have that extra working height and more room under the car.
  14. Was this cross-beam the thing you mentioned in your build as the "gas tank hammock"? If my cross member is in good enough shape and I can leave that will I still need this cross-beam temporarily between the frame rails?
  15. I'm ready to tackle my trunk floor, tail panel, wheel wells and also the quarters. My questions are this: Is there a certain order that I should do this in? I'm guessing it might be easier to do the trunk floor if I have the quarters and tail panel cut out first? Or is that wrong and I should do one before the other? Also I currently have the car up on 6 ton jack stands. The rear are under the axle and the front the frame rails. Can I do all this work with the car the way it sits? I do have a rotisserie but I did read plenty of posts on here saying NOT to do this type of work on a rotisserie.
  16. Do you have any pics? Did you restore yourself? If so what was the process if you don't mind me asking. I might be interested in buying yours rather than restoring mine. :)
  17. For those of us who do not have to replace our floors how do we fight off rust that could be in the frame rails? I wouldn't have a way to access those or to even assess whether or not they are bad inside w/out cutting my floors out right? At least I can look at the back under the trunk floor when that gets removed.
  18. You sound like me! Lol This is what I picked up from Eastwood to hopefully help with any rust inside the frame rails: Internal Frame Coating I also wonder about the correct order of doing these repairs. I'm new at this just like you. Here is a thread on here that I came across and followed which had MANY pics of replacing quarter panels. Quarter Skin Install Thread
  19. So I just wanted to give a quick update on this. I reached out to AutoTwirler who is the manufacturer of my rotisserie. I received a call from THE OWNER of the company. Impressive. He stated that the recommended fix would be to use a come along winch to reverse the effects of my rookie mistake. Once I get it back to straight grind/clean up the affected weld a bit and re-weld. Sounds pretty simple but we'll see. I do not own a come along winch so I'm going to order one. Seems like something that could be useful in many other situations and can't be a bad thing to have laying around in the garage. I'm so impressed that the owner himself called me and he even gave me his number in case I had anymore questions going forward. That's some grade A customer service!
  20. Has anyone on here purchased the Goodmark skins from Rock Auto? There seems to be a ton of options out there for these repro skins and I'm sure they all come with their own issues. Are there any that are actually a heavier gauge steel or better fitment?
  21. Happy to hear you are safe and at least comfortable for now. The damage shown looks pretty devastating. I am about 10 mins from where hurricane Charley hit in 2004 and the pictures and TV coverage is very reminiscent of that hurricane. Can't believe you watched from your florida room! :) I understand that though...it's hard not to watch. As bad as these storms are it's almost impossible not to look on in amazement to see first hand the power of mother nature. Good luck with the process and hopefully everything can return back to normal in a few months or so. I know it can be pretty difficult to line up contractors and to find good honest ones at that. Lots of scum crawl out of the woodwork when tragedies like this occur. They prey on victims of these storms so be very wary of who you deal with going forward.
  22. The rear drivers side quarter was obviously damaged at some point in the past. Someone did a terrible job "fixing" it and i believe that's what caused much of the rust in the trunk area. So my question is...what sheet metal do I need to fix this? Obviously quarter panels which I planned on doing anyway. The taillight panel and the trunk floor will also be replaced. What is this piece circled in red below? Is this the quarter panel extension? Also how about the strip of metal with the red arrow pointing to it? What is that called? Could I maybe straighten that out w/out having to replace it?
  23. Sorry about your car and I wish you the best going forward! That's one of my worst fears once my car is finished. I've seen pictures of how these cars fair in accidents and it doesn't look good. If you can save it...do it! You will miss it otherwise. Or hopefully they would sell the car to someone willing to put in the work to fix it so it's not scrapped and then you could use that $30K to find another one. :)
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