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  1. We have contemplated just doing the wet sand and buff ourselves. I'm sure we could watch some youtubes and sort it out. ;) But considering even one of the best local detail shops (likely the best here) won't touch it, we figured it would end in a re-paint. In for a penny in for a pound. Or something like that. So we found someone that will save the paint job. Yes, that is what this is. Ain't cheap. Still a gamble. We could attempt to resolve it with the original painter (don't want to deal with that hack). Or consider some sort of legal action. Call it; turn the other cheek, take it on the chin, non-confrontational avoidance, whimping out. I just don't want any more stress. I am done. Come the 1st week of August, a guy is coming from out of town and doing a professional finish job. He'll be in our (tiny) shop all week. We'll be acting like highfalutin car collectors. More details shall follow....
  2. Yes. It was the size of the "dirt nibs" and air bubbles. Car restoration ain't for the faint or the weak of wallet....
  3. Detail guy declined to do the work. Above his skill level. I appreciate honesty. He put us in touch with a heavy hitter that travels. A phone call will transpire for a consultation today. It will be expenses plus the job. Nobody local will touch this paint job. If the phone call proves to be not doable (too $$) we might as well wet sand ourselves. I see a new paint job in our future...
  4. Right, standardize... That'll happen when they stop with planned obsolescence as well. cheers
  5. Could be settings. But since I haven't changed them, I wonder why that would help. this is the only site that I have login issues where a password is required. I don't have another browser, just the Safari that is on the laptop. Again I wonder why a different browser would help as I've seen that as a suggestion from tech's when troubleshooting. I really have no idea. I am ignorant why settings that haven't been changed or a browser that works one week and not the next causes problems. I've never had a tech explain why these are the typical first steps in troubleshooting. Maybe it is too lengthy or too complicated to explain in short. Then again I'm a computer dummy. Explaining might not help. I am actually using google chrome at work (yes boss, I'm on break). The reason for that is internet explorer which was the go to browser on the work pc's for years, lately (past year) does not play well with websites any longer. What kind of magic computer voodoo does that? Back to my macbook; Personally I think it is an apple thing. They've implanted a "bug" on my laptop when it was made. Maybe a chip on the circuit board that remains inactive until a certain number of hours of use have passed or a specified date is reached or it receives a activate message from the mothership then it renders the device a pain in the ass to use so as a consumer I HAVE TO buy a new apple product. Not far fetched of a theory I am sure, ie. battery life on older iphones. Thanks RocketFoot! I'll see if I can take a look at browser settings. I really need to buy an external hardrive and save all things that are important to me, like the dozens of Mach 1 pics that will be critical for reassembly and then download a new OS (kinda have to as that is how apple rolls). Been meaning to upgrade the os, just haven't got a external hard drive. Even then I'm kinda limited on which OS I can download thanks to apple and their expiration dates on their stuff. cheers
  6. Having problems logging into my home computer (on at work, yes on breaktime boss). Tried changing password. No help. Just receive error. Forgot what it says. Just something about not recognizing password. Could be my laptop (macbook), since it has been wonky for a month or two. Possibly a cookies setting error. Not sure if I have them setup right, even though I tried that. Thanks
  7. Detail guy finally was able to come over and take a look at the Mach. The orange peel does not concern him, but the larger dirt nubs and air bubbles that are numerous do, for there are many. He'll come over on the 28th and work on the Mach 1 at our house. Kind of surprised at that, considering our shop is small, but it does have air conditioning. Plan of attack is the hood first as it is likely going to have to be redone. He doubts our painters claim of 4 coats of clear. If there are 4, they are thin, is what his experienced eyeballs tell him. He'll know more soon.
  8. Welcome! This is the best car site on the internet. Not just 71-73 Mustangs. So many helpful and knowledgeable folks. That is a fantastic backstory to your Mustang!
  9. Well if it is lke parkerized finish on a gun, then not possible in my shop. Best I've been able to do is cold blue. I did a 1911 frame last summer in cold blue and was proud of myself on how it looked when complete. I imagine there is a paint that may replicate manganese phosphate finish. Made it through the night without feeling like death was knocking on my door. We're fortunate. Worried about my wife's cousin as he was not doing well yesterday. He was the victim of the same irresponsible, ignorant and selfish relative that infected us all. Hope to have energy to do more than sit on the couch today.
  10. Excellent explanation on "slop gray" David! I did not know this. You should do a write up and it should be made a sticky in the paint section. Since we have time, this should be a detail we could add with little effort. That green car is impressive! I've seen pictures of yours on this site and it is a perfect example of a survivor! Not sure if I've seen an engine bay pic though. Yes we are doing fine today. I spiked a minor fever this afternoon and felt a bit crummy so I took a nap. I lost sense of smell today. I peeled a fresh orange and couldn't smell it. My kiddos are fine so far, but both of us are positive, our house is small and no way to self isolate from them. There is no doubt in my mind that they too will contract the commie crud. Long term heart, lung and brain damage frighten me the most for all. Losing taste and smell ain't cause of a runny nose. It's my brain being screwed up.
  11. I hadn't given it much thought until David brought up the color. But I hadn't considered anything but black. It isn't a concours restoration we were after, but it is food for thought, since a detail here or there would be a nice touch. Thanks to Cwalker509 we will have a straight bracket to install! Day 5 of the covid for us. I'm a little achy this a.m. Wife had a mild fever last night. We're fortunate we didn't get real sick. We have little ones to care for which means no way to isolate from them. So far no signs of sickness for them, but at their age they are likely to be asymptomatic. We hope to have the detail guy over after the quarantine period. Two weeks extra for the paint to cure/harden. Damn china for putting this on the whole of mankind. Now we get to worry about future health issues. Only good commie is a dead commie.
  12. Wish we would have upgraded our compressor and gave it a try! But what I doubted the most was our ability to replace sheet metal. The ability to weld well is a gift I don't posess. Cancelled the detail guy appointment. I tested positive for the Kung Flu yesterday. I got the rapid test due to my line of work. The efficacy of the rapid test has been questionable. But I have the classic symptoms minus serious respitory issues. My wife had the PCR test and will find out results later. But again she is symptomatic. Eisenhower's advisors were right. Did I type that out loud? Too bad.
  13. Great thoughts Galucha. I just "wanted" a 9 inch! But that darn bodyshop bill was higher than anticipated.... More an economic reason for us to stay with the 8 inch we already have. But yes, parasitic drag, unsprung weight; factors to be considered undoubtedly. We're not there yet, so maybe we'll match 5 numbers on the powerball soon...
  14. That is cheap! I wonder what lurks beneath the car cover in the background.
  15. This topic is relevant to future plans for my wife's Mach 1. It too currently has an 8". I have been unsuccessful at locating a 9" that fits the 71-73 Mustang. Locally. I do like the cheaper option of upgrading the 8". I haven't checked the local pick a part yards for an 8.8" out of an explorer. So I don't know the cost. But I have priced out an aftermarket 9". That is going to come in around $4k. It comes down to intended use I think. And engine power level. For my wife's Mach 1 it will never see a road course. It might do a couple passes at the local drag strip on "Ford Fun Days" or some such event. And the h.p. goal is 400 at the flywheel. So in our example the smart money says upgrade the 8". I don't like that option. Before paint and bodywork I envisioned (fantasized) bulletproof drivetrain and track worthy suspension. I look forward to more "talk" on the subject!
  16. Great! I was momentarily worried my wife's bagging and labeling was incomplete. No clips, just screws in the bag. Kindred spirits or something like that MustangSally44! MY car in the shop is a 68 Camaro.
  17. Not finding a picture. I found the labeled ziploc with the screws. But no clips. We may end up with the same question.
  18. My wife did 80-85% of the disassembly and documentation. I asked her and she said yes there are clips. It may take a bit to find a pic. Not sure if there are differences in years. She just took a pic of what it looks like bare. She's searching for a pic of clips installed right now. And says the clips fit in the open square holes.
  19. WOW! That is one beautiful Mach 1! Not sure if we have a picture of that in our "archives" that we took during disassembly. I'll try and find a picture. But by the time I find it, someone on this forum will be along before that with the correct info. You have found the best 71-73 Mustang forum. Welcome! And coming from a long time Chevy guy, the folks here are better than other car forums by a lot. I couldn't do the resurrection of my wife's Mach 1 without this place.
  20. Do you have a straight hood latch brace/support bracket? Ours is bent. Painter gave it a nice coat of paint though..
  21. Inventoried loose parts. Glovebox door is missing. Waiting for word back from painter. Just received a text; shop employee misplaced it. He'll repaint it this week. Painter offered to try and fix hoood latch brace/support as it was bent when we brought it to the shop. Still bent. But it does have a nice coat of black paint. Detail guy coming over on Wednesday a.m. to give us a quote. No hole in floor pan for e-brake cable and no e-brake brackets on the underside. Oops. Lots and lots of dirt specks in the clear coat.
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