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  1. Zill

    New guy!

    Welcome from Arizona!
  2. Welcome from AZ! Doing a similar "get it back on the road after 20 years" update on my 73 vert. Great to see another old car pulled out of storage.
  3. hello from AZ, I couldn't seem to part with my Mustang either. After 20 years I put it back together and drove it around the block. Working on the front suspension now. Lots of people here with a wealth of information. Just ask. Good luck!
  4. Zill

    Wisconsin

    Wow - a very clean Mach1! Welcome from Arizona
  5. Welcome from Arizona! That is a one solid looking car. Take your time and ask questions when you need to. There are some very knowledgeable motor heads here on the forum.
  6. Wow, what a great project! Happy trails from Arizona.
  7. Well starting to purchase front end parts to get it road worthy. There are lots of options but think I will go conservative based on everyone's feedback (who doesn't want to upgrade later). I have noticed from other parts I have replaced that the OEM parts were much more sturdier in design. Maybe 50 years ago there was a lot more steel. I'm thinking about maybe going through the extra effort to evaluate the parts and if they look good to see if pressing on new ball joints are an option. Is that worth while? Mine will be a fun driver.

    1. timachone

      timachone

      If you have still the original, unbent suspension parts and the right tools it would be worth the effort. Clean them, change the ball joints and give them a few paint shots and you are good to go for quite some years. I wanted to go that route too but figured out I don't have the original parts anymore. So I bought OEM-like Moog and Proforged parts and some NOS.

    2. Zill

      Zill

      Thanks for the feedback. I just got my coil spring compressor and ordered some chassis paint and rust encapsulator from Eastwood. I was hoping to get roller perches when they get back in stock. Lots of cleaning and prep to do first. I don't know if the original parts are stamped or not. I guess I will find out.

  8. Thank you everyone for your support. I have these probably unrealistic ideas of what it could be, but really just want it get it back on the road after so long. I'll shoot some pictures this weekend.
  9. Hi Everyone, After 20+ years the Mustang finally starts and moves. I began to restore it by pulling the engine and having it rebuilt. Then life happened and it sat on jack stands for over 20 years. I finally pulled out the tubs of parts and last month got it started. I'm looking to get it back on the road and have been researching front suspension parts. Needless to say it looks like a old gasser race car with the front end up in the air. So any ideas? Are coil overs worth it?
  10. Hello Everyone,

    After 20 years I have my car running. Being on jack stands for so long the front end sits like a gasser. What have you done on your front suspensions. Do I go coil overs or just change out springs and shocks>

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