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[You forgot the new house...]

I got a taste of this too..

Got two kids and an 100+ years old house that has been extended...

Not to mention I started own business.

The hobby suffered a small delay of "just" 2 decades. :)

 

Hope you can have have back together soon!

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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[You forgot the new house...]

I got a taste of this too..

Got two kids and an 100+ years old house that has been extended...

Not to mention I started own business.

The hobby suffered a small delay of "just" 2 decades. :)

 

Hope you can have have back together soon!

 

Not bad, not bad... ::thumb:: 

 

Thank you - I hope that, too. And I will - I have to show my children why daddy is always in the workshop in his few free minutes finally  :D

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Hi Tim,

 

it all looks very good, thumbs up ::thumb::

 

Juergen

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Hi Juergen,

 

thank you very much ::thumb::

 

 

 

Yesterday I prepared the new front valance. Besides a small dent which I hammered and dollied and filled with little aluminum bondo it was in a good shape. Compared to the original one it is quite good fabricated and very similar ::thumb:: 

 

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It is not a Carpenter one, it is a Goodmark one as is the rear Valance. I am surprised about the quality...

 

Btw: does anybody know for which application the five holes/notches on the underside are for? The front spoiler is mounted in front of them so that's not their purpose...

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Looking good Tim!!! Cant wait to see the car in gold glow! That's one of my favorite colors.

Just a heads up on the front and rear valance. Make sure you fit them to the car before painting. The mach 1 I restored last year need new rear valance. It took a couple hours to get it to fit to my liking. Also the spots welds on the small brackets on the backside are really shitty. The one I had even had 1 bracket fall off. So check and double check the brackets and fitment. But the car looks GREAT!! Keep up the good work.

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Kevin,

 

thank you for your words - yes, I can't wait anymore to see the first parts in Gold Glow, too!

 

Thanks for your advice - I will do that and test fit every new piece before painting finished. Only want to do the most dust-work before fine-tuning... ;)

 

Thank you very much for your kind words - that does support me very much - especially in those moments you think, why ever I started to do this... ;)

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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  • 11 months later...

Hi guys,

 

for now it is time for an update, end of 2018 is near. It was a year full of hard work and many happenings but most were good ::thumb:: 

 

Between fixing up a house and a piece of land, daily job and my lovely wife and three children I found gladly some time now and then to go into the right direction of the Mustang project.

 

For now I have fullfilled my aim for this year to get the car body covered with paint, at least with primer and filler. And what shoud I say... The long and hard work on the body was worth it. My paint master said my work is better than that from his body guys in his shop! What a compliment from a paint master who works with that since 30 years and does normally the newest and expensivest Mercedes-Benz-Cars...

 

All wide surfaces are top even like the quarters and the roof, couldn't have done that better, he said. All transitions in different shapes are clean. Wow - I was feared of everything and now such a result!  I am proud now :D

 

So there is only minimal to no work the surface, my long preparatory work has paid for itself. Now I have to do the last sanding on the body with some 400 and 500 grit before base coat in "Kurkuma Yellow" (a metallic gold color from VW, a modern substitute for 1973 Gold Glow) and the clear coat. I think in January I will have the final paint booth visit with the car body and then it could come to the new garage. The other parts as doors, hood and so on will be finished by the paint master by himself in the next weeks so that will be very comfortable for me ;) 

 

But now for the pictures and in chronology:

 

First in this year I let some parts be cleaned and powdercoated in semi-black or slop grey. The hood hinges will get some natural finish/clear coat, the door hinges some gold. The rims are the original ones and are already on the car with 215/70/14 Cooper Cobras... They will get the original FoMoCo Dog Dishes without the chrome rings for that police interceptor look ;) 

 

 

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The drivers door was hard work and costed a lot of time. By the lack of good used ones in Germany and the high costs of two new ones I had to repair this one which had already some traces of old repairs... But look and see. The result is surprisingly good!

 

 

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In the meantime I got some new parts :D 

 

 

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Looking nice and even...

 

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Some finishing:

 

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From a forum member, thank you ;)

 

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Some test-fit ;) 

 

 

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Passengers door finished - that was fast :D

 

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Deck lid and hood had also been finished and prepared for paint (pictures before the last re-work)

 

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My shrine :D 

 

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My best staff ;) 

 

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Now there is the Great Day ::thumb:: 

 

 

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Result:

 

 

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Back "home" for the finish work ::thumb:: 

 

 

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To be continued as soon as possible...

 

 

 

Wish all of my friends there over the world - you - Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year!

 

Enjoy that time and take care!

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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That's one impressive progress. Awesome (lots of) work!

 

I'll be studying your doors repair work in details very soon, as I need do the same/similar.

I might PM/spam you with some questions if you don't mind.

 

[my work is better than that from his body guys in his shop! ]

Obviously there is love involved here :)

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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That's one impressive progress. Awesome (lots of) work!

 

I'll be studying your doors repair work in details very soon, as I need do the same/similar.

I might PM/spam you with some questions if you don't mind.

 

[my work is better than that from his body guys in his shop! ]

Obviously there is love involved here :)

 

Thank you very much, very appreciated ::thumb:: 

 

I followed your thread, too, here and there. You deserved your name "Chef-Cooking Fabrice" very well. Impressive work you do in such a small place. I know how it is with our hoods - did mine too from both sides. Some heavy ping-pong table... :P

 

Will answer your questions anytime. I know my doors now :D

 

Yes, that must be love - with less than that you cannot do such things in your freetime  :whistling:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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[some heavy ping-pong table... Tongue ]

Yes tho, If I ever catch someone playing ping-pong on it, I might get a little bit mad :))

 

[Will answer your questions anytime. I know my doors now Big Grin]

thx, let's start by a small one. I see you have used some kind of rotisserie to hold/work on them.

I've changed the pins of the hinges on my 73 a few months back and got an idea of the weight but they were with glass, motor, handle etc..

How heavy are they roughly when empty? Should I really think of making/buying such support or is the weight manageable like the deck lid (expecting bits more)?

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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[some heavy ping-pong table... Tongue  ]

Yes tho, If I ever catch someone playing ping-pong on it, I might get a little bit mad :))

 

[Will answer your questions anytime. I know my doors now Big Grin]

thx, let's start by a small one. I see you have used some kind of rotisserie to hold/work on them.

I've changed the pins of the hinges on my 73 a few months back and got an idea of the weight but they were with glass, motor, handle etc..

How heavy are they roughly when empty? Should I really think of making/buying such support or is the weight manageable like the deck lid (expecting bits more)?

 

They are not as heavy as the hood but also big and heavy enough. Way more than the light deck lid! For the rough work on them the rotisserie stands are not necessary. But when it gets to the work like grinding, sanding, tinning and bondoing it is very practical to have it in a stand like this. Even for painting, nothing better. So you could do both sides in one paint job! I won't miss one if I would do that anymore...

 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Nice job! Will be a real nice rid when done.

 

Thank you Mike!

 

I appreciate your words a lot! 

 

Looking for your resto thread regularly... ::thumb::

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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In addition to the former posted pictures of the painted car with primer and filler I show you some of the trunk area ;) 

 

 

 

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After that I primed the door latches and the inner wheel well lips in the back.

 

 

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Now on holidays for some serious work on the house at home ;)

 

 

In the new year I will continue on the finish-sanding...

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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6 minutes ago, 71 gbvert said:

Sweet!!!  Welcome back!

Thank you very much - updated/edited with some more since your post 5 minutes ago :thumb:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Hi Tim

welcome back. It's nice to see the progress.

I'm now wondering where I have seen this partial Ford dealership panel on your wall before? :whistling:

As the distance isn't really big, let me know if you are in need of a helping hand.

Cheers Frank

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1972 Mach 1, 351C-2V, wimbledon white, blue all vinyl luxury

born in Dearborn, grown in the district of San José, spent a lifetime in California, moved to Germany in 2010

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9 minutes ago, Vicus said:

Hi Tim

welcome back. It's nice to see the progress.

I'm now wondering where I have seen this partial Ford dealership panel on your wall before? :whistling:

As the distance isn't really big, let me know if you are in need of a helping hand.

Cheers Frank

Hi Frank, 

thank you very much!

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I'm now wondering where I have seen this partial Ford dealership panel on your wall before?

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Hmmm... In a dusty edge of my old garage collecting more dust for years? 

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As the distance isn't really big, let me know if you are in need of a helping hand.

That's a good idea, Frank, thank you. Before I have to punish my wife... If the ol' hood arrives there would be demand for a strong arm or two :thumb: And when you are just here we could attach the doors and the trunk lid as well - oh yeah :whistling:

I will call you:beer:

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Tim

 

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Deal! :thumb:

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born in Dearborn, grown in the district of San José, spent a lifetime in California, moved to Germany in 2010

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