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After a garage discussion of what Amy wanted done to the '71. It was determined she wanted it shiney we talked about to what extent. the decission was made to replace and patch with steel instead of filler. So the adventure begins. As best as I can tell, the car was orig. sold in up state NY. Evidance of this is the 1/4" of tar under coating that has protected the car for all these years, there is no underside rot at all.

 

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Got the fenders off last night. Pass. fender has some rot in the appropriate places. and notice a bondo line that should be easy to repair better.It shows as a shallow straight crease on the inside of the fender.Also noticed some thing odd. Where the fender mounts on the top there are nuts where clips should be.

 

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Here are the afore mentioned nuts. they are on the Pass. side the drivers side has the clips.

 

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Looks like it has been patched / fixed at some point

It would have the J clips with adjustment holes from the factory

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Looks like it has been patched / fixed at some point

It would have the J clips with adjustment holes from the factory

As I thouht. This wil be adressed. The car was no cherry when we got it. The cross member under the engine has been flattened as if the car had been jumped. :huh:

I replaced all of the front suspension when we got the car and it drives straight and true.

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A couple of pics of the undercoating, the stuff is from front to back. I think I'll leave it on for now. need all the help I can get keeping the rust a bay.

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That looks like a nice project. Let us know if we can help.

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the bottom of my fenders had almost 3/4" of Bondo, now its got zero bondo

don't be afraid to ask any questions, we have all been there.

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Thanks all, the questions will be forthcoming. Front left fender will be replaced. The rust hole could've been patched but I striped the paint where I found a 10in long crease and the whole lower fender area behind the tire has been skimmed with bondo. I don't feel like dealing with that 5 plus years down the road.

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Got some more parts off. The wiper arms were "glued on, had to use a little heat to melt the undercoating that got on the mounts when the cowl was sprayed. The drivers side fender is in real good shape so it's a keeper. found some rust on the sides of the cowl. the front valance is too wavey so it will make good patches.

 

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The offending fender. Drivers side is clean. I am happy.

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The disassembly continues. No real suprises, yet. The panel between the tail lights is in excellent shape. The A pillars are good as well. The original color show through.

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After taking time off from the tang for landspeed racing reasons it's time to get back at it. The motor and trans are out and intierior trim is coming off. Need a new C4 as I broke this one last year. It was clunky at best anyway. Glad I came back to this wonderful forum when I did as I came across several threads that answered some questions I had relating to rear qrt. panel install and convertable top wear issues. more pic and posts to come.

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Glad you're back, Brutha! Can't wait to see what'cha done. ;) :D

 

H'aint done much, just getting back to it.

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Well this is done, now to get it sold. And back to Amys tang.

 

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Got the front disassembled so I could inspect the hard to reach places.


Found a little cowl rot. Good thing OMS got new cowl to apron supports :)

 

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Thanks for the update. Looks like Don's supports came in just in time.

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Well it's been another year +. Amy's tang is back in the driveway, The land-speed racing is going on hold for a couple of years while we get the tang back together and build a new race engine for her camaro. Garage is cleaned out ;) and the real mayhem will begin. Got a replacement hood (flat) and used trunk lid from folks here. Progress and questions will be posted on a regular basis. Really need to get this back on the road.......

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Nice

 

 

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Got the carpet, pad and "sound deadener" out and found the floors to be solid. They should be because I also found that the had been patched in the distant past and sealed with a tar like stuff. The car came from upstate NY when new and from Wisconsin before here in NC. From under the car I couldn't see a seam or screws. :-/

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Not raining or cold so time to get on the tang. Got the hockey stick trim off and inspected the gutters. They are in great shape. Tack strips were all whacked up but they going away so no biggy.

 

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Hey another N.C. Mustang nut. I am in Hendersonville. I have two 1972 mustang vert parts cars and a Q code 72 vert and two H code 73 verts. I am always buying something. Going for a load of parts and another car on Monday. Also have a 72 Mach and 73 Mach.

Let me know if you need something I might have or know where you can find.

Someone on the forum was asking where you could go to make high speed runs and I mentioned the ECTA. They use to run near one of our plants Scotland Manufacturing at the old Air Force base in N.C. but they stopped there a few years ago. Looks like have done pretty good at it.

Looks like you have floors and cowl in the future.

David

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