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  1. I though this as well, thanks for the feed back I will also provide details and photos as I progress. nearly ready to go. regards
  2. Hi all does anyone know how to remove the cable assy from the drivers side Mach 1 mirror it looks like the cables are crimped in both sides I have removed the actual mirror without breaking it and the cables have tiny ferrules crimped to them. im thinking I may need to mask them up and paint as an assembly? any ideas welcome. regards Terry
  3. Thanks Don i have done this buy building up door edge and cutting back and rewelding trunk edge, and it looks great compared to before my car has no rust anywhere except for a tony hole 1/4 inch in quarter panel which I cut out. thanks Don.
  4. Are these fender fillers for all 71-73 mustangs ? My 72Q code Mach1 never had them so I did not know they existed until now, I did think it was an unsightly gap though.
  5. Thanks guys for your advice I guess I will do the best I can and within my abilities for the best outcome, I will continue to post as I progress Terry
  6. Ok I was told in a previous post the engine and transmission weight may have an impact on the gaps ? I have tried ever adjustment possible with the door I could bring it closer to the quarter panel but at the end of the day the alignment issue will travel with the adjustment either at the quarter or the fender ensuring the top and bottom are aligned. the trunk lid is a bigger issue it can be clearly seen even without the quarter extensions that the is an alignment issue, I can see it has had a rear collision in the opposite quarter panel and rear panel as the rear panel has been replaced and braised in with an oxy maybe this was not a great repair and has led to this alignment issue, note this alignment was never good even prior to me starting the resto process. the quarter panel in question has never had a major impact however does have some issues , the door alignment as well as the trunk alignment but there is also a fault in the curve from the roof line to the quarter extention it should be a nice shallow convex curve as the other side is but it has a wallow in it I will try to get a photo to better explain it at the end of the day I cannot adjust the alignment issues away I can see no other option but to cut and weld to reshape.
  7. Hi David, thanks for your reply, my car is back on its wheels and has no engine or transmission currently as they are being restored, fair comment regarding weight. Fortunately my car has no rust nor has had any major impacts to the body, it did have many smaller dents though but not structural damage, the extra weight should close up the door gap somewhat, what if I use concrete blocks to simulate engine etc. then recheck gaps. ??? since my last post I fitted the boot lid to find quite a bad gap as well, after close inspection one quarter panel passenger side has been spot welded out of square by approx 1/8 this can be seen fairly easily when your looking for it, I attached photo, I plan to fit best I can then cut and weld to improve gap and fit.
  8. Hi All, im in the process of improving my panel alignment for my 72 Mach 1 prior to paint, I have noticed a lot of issues with this. Firstly I have prepared all my panels first by bare metal stripping followed by, dolly repair, 2k etch, filler, then high fill 2k primer. i have refitted the panels to the car at this point to look at the panel alignment with each other, with this I have found misalignment with most, after adjusting the fit multiple times I have locked them into position at the best point I can get through bolting, I still have issues with one of my doors about 1/8 from top to bottom with the gap at the door latch side, I am considering welding the edge of the door slowly to build up the edge to improve the fit ? next the eurethane bumper does not fit well, not sure what I can do with this yet any ideas appreciated, One of the front fender extensions does not fit nice, I would like to bend it about 1/16 but worried about it being brittle and snapping any ideas doing this ? i have noticed the quarter panels do not marry with each other when fitting the trunk lid, maybe 3/16 out on one side , also one front indicator is approx 3/16 out compared to the other side. to me it seems the car was not jigged perfectly prior to spot welding it together I say this as it has never had a major crash only superficial damage. has anyone had similar experience with these issues? If so, how should I tackle them. Regards Terry from Australia.
  9. Thanks, it is what I thought I’ll give it a go.
  10. Hi All, I was wondering how to paint my front bumper being eurethane and was concerned about the paint cracking. is there a process for painting them to prevent cracking, personally I don’t see how you could make 2k paint flexible enough to resist cracking? Would you use plastic bumper primer over a pre stripped bumper then paint 2k as normal? would appreciate some feedback on this one as I’m getting close to having her ready for paint this is where I’m at so far. regards Terry from Australia
  11. Thanks great advice, I have now rebuilt my gear box all the internals we’re in great condition. Thanks for you help doing the diff next. Terry
  12. Hi Terry,

    Answer to your question regarding bonnet extension being removed.....Yes, and same goes for rear quarter extensions..left and right side. This will allow for good coverage in those areas when paint is applied. 

    Bonnet/hood looks great is it recommended to remove the front bonnet extension prior to painting then assemble afterwards ? mine is below
  13. Thanks great advice, I will attempt to rebuild the box with a rebuild kit from NPD in the U.S. they deliver to Australia in a couple of weeks, I will update my progress. Cheers.
  14. Hi All, I am in the process of restoring my 72 Mach1 Q code and wanted to get other opinions on either restoring my original power steering or upgrade to the Borgeson steering box ? As I’m a bit short on cash I would prefer to restore my original what are your thoughts ? also should I try to restore my disc brake power booster and master cylinder or replace with new ? looking forward to receiving some replies Terry
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