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  1. I also used the Black Diamond on my parts, I was really happy with it as well, and its cheap!! Just wear respirator and mask, or hood!!!

     

    All the above! Probably some gloves and sleeves I would imagine? I'm really looking forward to this, I was hoping to go along the lines of Saturday Morning Garage but I don't really have anyone to help me film while doing repairs, so most likely any video will be of *before* and *afters* but there will without a doubt be photos of everything along the way

  2. I used the black diamond aggressive blast material on the structure of my car and was happy with how it preformed, it can be bought in a 50lf bag at northern tool at a reasonable price. Looks like you got a nice project ahead of you, good luck.

     

    Thanks for the info! I have a Northern Tool roughly 30 minutes away, that would work out wonderfully!

     

    Yeah it's a lot of work but the upside is, it's what I do for a living, the down.... Hard to do when you leave work and come home to do more :)

     

    I hated cutting the quarter panel off but the owner of the car before me did a horrible job repairing it from the damage it had and I deemed it replaceable, as I felt it would have taken way to much effort to massage it all out and I knew there was a minor issue with the wheel house, I've had all the parts to do this car for years, i've just been dragging my feet, and now it's time to handle it *again*

  3. Those of you who do your own blasting what do you use when blasting? I have a decent size blaster and will be blasting out some inner structure and rails while they are exposed in the next couple of weeks and coating it with Rust Bullet. Then buttoning up the rear before proceeding forward with the car.

     

    Picture of areas in question

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  4. Go to the Dynacorn website, Select "Mustang," then select "Year" (1971-1973), the check the 'New Items' box.

     

    Full quarters are available (according to the website). No price and no pictures. But they should have some information about them by now in the Ask Joe section.

     

    You can just order them from me :D

    Limited quanities at this time 479.95 + frt

     

    Hey Don, I haven't been on here in a while or worked on my car... But this interests me quite a bit! Do these quarters have the piece that welds in at the package tray?

  5. I cut my drivers side quarter panel off today and the inner structure is in a lot better shape than I suspected!

     

    Melted the lead out

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    Cut out

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    I walked around the car 10 times with a sawzall in my hand after measureing it for 6 days to cut my rear frame rails and there is no WAY I could have cut that rascal off! Nice job!

     

    I hesitated... Believe me! But I feel good about it now, and need to look into blasting the inner stuff there.

  6. @Qcode351mach - The car is completely gutted. No glass, no interior, wiring, or anything. The rear body and filler panels are out as is the trunk floor. I'm more worried about the 2 panels sandwiched over the quarter at the roof. The roof doesn't seem to be the problem but the inner quarter is the trick without destroying that. I'f there were no interest in the panel coming off my car I would just trim the skin off so I can access all the areas welded nicely and move forward.

     

    I appreciate the replies everyone. I plan to get on this weekend!

     

    As the subject says... I am replacing my quarter panel with one I recently purchased. However there has been interest with the one on my car. Is there any hope of cutting this thing off at the roof joint etc without mangling it beyond hope?

     

    The one I cut was easy as it wasn't attached to a complete vehicle. Any advice from those who have done this on a 71 would be greatly appreciated.

    You can get it off pretty much perfect..The rear window needs to come out.....at the roof joint you need to melt out the lead seam..otr window needs to come out as does the rear seat..rear interior side panel..bumper..taillight..You need to drill out the spot welds with a blair spot weld driller..start at the rear body panel..& work your way foreward ...lots of tedious pain in the neck work...

  7. As the subject says... I am replacing my quarter panel with one I recently purchased. However there has been interest with the one on my car. Is there any hope of cutting this thing off at the roof joint etc without mangling it beyond hope?

     

    The one I cut was easy as it wasn't attached to a complete vehicle. Any advice from those who have done this on a 71 would be greatly appreciated.

  8. This entire post has been very informative for me, so thank you to all involved! I am at the point where I am ready to blast the majority of my car and parts and am looking into what epoxy I wanted to use. I can get DP40 readily local so this is one option as well.

     

    Have you guys had any experience with DP40? I work in a production shop and have little to no experience using epoxy. ( Let alone I mainly do structural repairs and the like )

  9. I am an auto-collision tech, and have been for 8 years now. I started as an apprentice/helper at a Cadillac dealership and worked there for just shy of 6 years. I work for Gerber Collision and glass now. Addicted to Mustangs and trying to finish the 71 ;D

  10. Welcome from Virginia! Nice stable you have listed in your signature. Post up some pictures of all of them.

     

    2001 Cobra started life as a black car, and I repainted her in California Orange ( I have a whole album for that ) :)

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    2006 S281 Last photo with my pup who seems to have a thing for the car

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  11. I should be good and clear on the 15th!

    Wayde, Tim, Creighton: Anyone interested in La Teresita the evening of 15 October?

     

    Hi Don: I'm good for La Teresita on 10/15. Count me in! Thanks for the suggestion! How about the others?

  12. I am the same Wayde! Oh she is torn completely apart and sitting in the garage undergoing surgery these days in my free time. I recently got motivated to get going on the car so hopefully she won't be off the road for to long, but at least she is out of the weather!

     

    Thank you to everyone for the warm welcomes!

     

    Welcome from your neighbor across the Bay: I remember a "Wayde" by the same handle (Damageln) with a 1971 Mach 1 with the quench heads from Tampa. Coincidence? Good to see the Mach back on the road again. Nice paint job, too. How is the car running?

  13. I joined the site back in Dec 2011 and never posted an introduction :( bad on my part!

     

    I purchased my first Mach1 when I was 15 years old and still have her to this day... My dad had one as a teenager and would show me pictures of it and I fell in love with the car. I drove it daily for around 5-6 years and sadly lightly wrecked the front end ( fender, grill, and urethane bumper. ) After being in the collision industry for going on 9 years now. I'm finally starting to restore the car! She's been off the road since 2008 so it's about time :angel:

     

    Of course she is not without her demons and previous repairs :/ including shotty rear tail light panel install, and bad cowl repair, and terrible mud work on the left quarter panel. She needs new floors, cowl, and work in the previously mentioned areas but over all the car is EXTREMELY solid!

    Below are a few pictures ranging from 1999? to present.

     

    She is a 1971 H code Mach 1

     

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    This site has been fantastic in so many ways, and I know it will continue to provide further knowledge! I look forward to joining in on the fun!

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