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  1. BD, Nice looking car, where are you in Melbourne? Currently finishing my 71 MACH 1 Restomod in Clayton. It looks great with GT 12 Slot Chromes 7 Sunroof. Give me a call Mel 0419 044550
  2. Hi Everyone, Currently working on the interior of my project which is a restomod 1971 Mach 1, I am seeking options for a newer style control shifter that would fit the transmission and look different - probably from the next decade. Any ideas are most welcome - the centre console will be custom built around this control and a manual hand brake position alongside the console. Greetings from Australia. MELFUNCTIONS
  3. Hi 724me, These wheels were used in Australia on the GT Falcons and look great. They are called Twelve Slot Chromes - I have them for my 1971 restomod currently being completed. Like all of these steel wheels, they are made in China but my supplier in Australia has has strict quality control - these are very popular down here for a lot of the early Fords - the Falcon two door came from the 71-73 Mustangs. They cost me AUD$1100.00 Melfunctions
  4. Hi Guys, Once again seeking your advice on seats for 71 MACH 1 . I am interested in finding some upmarket seats as part of my restoration - I have found these and would like to know if any member has fitted these. They are pretty well priced for what they appear to be so any further information or comments most welcome. Mel (Melbourne, Australia)
  5. Thanks for your replies - ordered Auto City Classic glass - complete glass kit. Sending from CA to Melbourne , Australia. 6DUB606 - Where are you in Australia? Mel (0419 044 550)
  6. Hi Guys, I am in the process of ordering glass for this rebuild project, I live in Australia which is half a world away and need to order the correct glass for my girl. I have been corresponding with Auto City Classic and they have asked me for the Trim Tag Number - they advise that it is either 63D or 63R - they believe it is a 63R. I have no idea where this Tab is, can anyone assist me as to its location - I have not seen anything like it during the resto. CJ Pony Parts have not been that helpful as you are dealing with a computer not a person. Anyone purchased through Auto City Classic - they are at least are assisting but I need to absolutely know I am purchasing the correct glass.
  7. Hi Guys, Has anyone fitted these wheels to their 1971 Mach 1? I am currently planning the wheels and tires for my Restomod. I want a wide deep dished look and I am trying to determine what will fill the wheel wells up. Intend using a staggered set with rears 19 inch and fronts 18 inch. I will ship them in from California once I know I have the correct sizes and offsets etc. I would appreciate any advice from those who have been down this path as unfortunately, there are not many examples for me to play with in Melbourne, Australia. Regards to All. MEL
  8. Hi Shane, Welcome from Melbourne, Australia. You will find the Forum a great source of information. All of the Australian guys are very helpful as well as our friends in USA & Europe. I have a 71 Mach 1 RHD in the body prep stage. Melfunctions
  9. I am also very interested in finding more information on this Headliner. I asked the company for more information with no luck, I will try again as I wish to upgrade my interior of my restomod. Melfunctions
  10. Thanks Mudbilly, I agree that this is an amazing source of parts - it appears as if there are many sources for the mirrors I am seeking. Thank you. Mel
  11. Hi Guys, I am looking for a pair of these mirrors with built in indicators, they do not have to be the same colour but need to be a pair. As this model is pretty new in Australia, I cannot locate them down here - any thoughts or auto salvage yards I should contact? Don at Ohio was looking but has not come back to me with anything. Any assistance will be very much appreciated. MEL :huh:
  12. EVERYONE SHOULD DRIVE AN E46 M3 SOMETIME IN THEIR LIFE!! ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST PRODUCTION CARS REGARDS, MEL from MELBOURNE
  13. Hi Richard, Nice purchase! You will find all of the Members very helpful, they collectively have great knowledge. I have been making contact with our Australian Members to find their locations. At this point, you are the first Adelaide Member I am aware of - Welcome. Mel
  14. David, Check the link that Mick (OzCoupe) sent me - you can have your car sprayed with a removable plastic paint and keep your original paint perfect. On one shot they had a BMW M3 in a really way out colour and a shot showing it being removed when the car was up for sale. Mel
  15. Mick, Thanks for the link - pretty amazing stuff! It appears to be far cheaper than a wrap with other benefits as well. Luxestang's comments are very valid - there is no real protection after being prepped for paint. I did note that in the demo, he sprayed a section that was just sanded and there was no difference in the finished product.
  16. Thanks Mike, It will be prepped for a premium paint job already, I need to find out if it the vinyl will apply OK to the prepped area. In looking at the project, it would probably suit a future owner to have the option of' a colour change - I am not a spring chicken and I will never sell my E46 M3 so my plan is to complete the project and have fun driving the beast. Appreciate your comments, Mel
  17. I am currently in the preparation stages of a bare metal paint job and I was considering a Gun Metal Matt paint finish. Talking with experts here in Australia I received a lot of negative feedback - Corners go shiny with a car cover, bird crap unless removed quickly can leave stains, obviously any panel damage = complete repaint - side or total. A vinyl wrap can achieve the same result and is considerably cheaper, lasts about 5 years but if garaged and covered and driven occasionally - 10 years. Has anyone done this to their pride and joy? As with anything, there will no doubt will be some issues and I would appreciate any advice if you have been through the process. Cheers, Melfunctions
  18. Welcome to the Forum from another Member in Australia. Good decision to garner as much knowledge as you can before you make your purchase. The Members have an enormous amount of knowledge of our vehicles and in my short time I am well on my way with my 71 Mach 1. If you decide to import, I may be able to assist you via a friend in Sydney who brings cars and parts in each month. You will not believe this - he has shipped about 4 Brock HDT cars over to the States for an Aussie guy who has about 8 of them there now. He has track days with his mates and they cannot believe how good these cars are - he is very successful in business and when the time comes, he will bring them all home. regards, Mel (Melbourne) 0419 044550
  19. Hi Ray, Welcome to another fellow Australian. You will find the Members will give you incredible support and I hope you enjoy the Forum. I have slowly been building a list of Australian Members and their location in Australia - you are now on my list. Regards , Mel
  20. I have a set of BMW E46 seats ready for my Mach 1, obviously I need new fitting points and there seems plenty of room. My daily drive is a 2002 BMW M3 E46 so I went with something I already know to be comfortable and strangely enough, the rear E46 seats will fit nicely with some alterations, the fold down will also work well. If I could for see a problem, it would be more a height problem as most of the seats have motors etc underneath which might apply to a big guy like you. Good Luck. Melfunctions
  21. Hi Oz, Just noticed your issues with the wiring of your car. I am not quite there yet but I would appreciate your advice once you get into it. My local sparky says the underdash wires are very brittle and could cause problems, I am considering installing a brand new harness like you are doing, will be interesting to see how you go with RHD, Regards, Melfunctions
  22. Welcome to the Forum and also as another Australian Member. I may be able to assist you with the shipping of your Mustang when you find the right one - I have a friend who brings in two containers a month of cars or parts mainly antiques. I use him to bring my parts into Sydney for my project - 71 Mach 1 Restomod. Hopefully some of our Members may be able to source you a suitable car or guide you in the right direction. I cannot speak highly enough of Don from Ohio Mustang Supply - you need to have a real live Mustang guy to correspond with! Good Luck, Melfunctions (Melbourne)
  23. Geoff, Thank you for your comments - most helpful. I am leaning towards Rocketman as I don't really want any dramas being so far away. There is every chance the speedo will not be accurate with 18 inch wheels etc so I will drive by the head up display. Appreciate your help. Mel
  24. Libram, In Australia we have one called 'Polaris' I am sure there may be similar ones there. They are powered by cigarette lighter (Hate leads showing) but I have mine in the M3 direct wired, operates on GPS signal and you mount the unit where it is comfortable to read. We have an enormous number of speed detection points in Melbourne and 3klms an hour over say 60 kph will cost you $300 plus demerit points. My unit is programmed to detect the fixed traffic intersection cameras - quite often people speed up to catch the lights - these cameras detect your speed through the intersection. Our Government is hooked on the revenue and keep finding new applications to detect anyone who speeds! I find it difficult to drive other cars as I am so used to this fantastic device - cost was about $150 Aus dollars. The only problem is the GPS signal is difficult to pick up in forests or heavily treed areas but that is the only negative. Now I know what you mean regarding trip meter ect. Thanks for your interest and support. Melfunctions
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