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The shop doing the detail work to my body was closed for this week for the 4th of July. I went and got the car on Friday to work on the interior...I think I'm done with the exception of some detail work that I can see and will bother me :)

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Very nice looking car. I really like what you have done with it.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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jbojo...that means something coming from you. I used some of your pics and work to figure out things on my car. I like what you have done also :)

 

Thx, I appreciate your comments. What part of Georgia are you at? I have a daughter there in Savannah and visit there on occasion. Actually the wife is there now enjoying the heat and humidity.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Matte areas are painted. Only decals is the Mach 1 hockey stripe going down the side and the one along the trunk.

 

Excellent! That really is a great looking car!

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- Nik

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Jbojo, I'm in middle Ga in Warner Robins about 2 hours from Savannah and yes it is hot and humid for sure :) What part of Washington you from? I grew up in Spokane until 9th grade and then moved near Lewiston Idaho. I was also stationed at Fairchild AFB for 5 years of my 24 years in the Air Force. My brother, sister and inlaws still live there so we make it in frequently.

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Jbojo, I'm in middle Ga in Warner Robins about 2 hours from Savannah and yes it is hot and humid for sure :) What part of Washington you from? I grew up in Spokane until 9th grade and then moved near Lewiston Idaho. I was also stationed at Fairchild AFB for 5 years of my 24 years in the Air Force. My brother, sister and inlaws still live there so we make it in frequently.

 

Richland (TriCities), only a couple of hours from Spokane. Next time you are in the area you have to let me know and we can meet up. I spent 20 yrs in the Navy, about 15 of them in Bangor WA.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Just noticed I didn't put the pictures of the final project. Finished in Mid September so almost two years to the date that we finished the off frame restoration.

 

I have entered the car in 7 shows and have one best in show 4 times (including the largest show in middle Ga at the Air Museum with 300 cars), best in class twice and best overall paint. Not bad for a shade tree mechanic. Its unbelievable how people flock to the car and tell me how nice it is and its the best out of them all. Makes me proud of all the hard work that went into it.

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Wow! That car is amazing, what a beautiful job you have done to it! That car really rocks, nice exterior colour.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Awesome job, what paint did you use for the matte on the hood? We used hot rod black and it looks about the same finish as yours

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It looks the same because it is the same :) Yep Hot Rod Black

 

 

Awesome job, what paint did you use for the matte on the hood? We used hot rod black and it looks about the same finish as yours

 

Looks great. You have a beautiful car, you should be proud. On the black paint, is it single stage hot rod black or base with matte clear?

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1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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It looks the same because it is the same :) Yep Hot Rod Black

 

 

Awesome job, what paint did you use for the matte on the hood? We used hot rod black and it looks about the same finish as yours

 

Looks great. You have a beautiful car, you should be proud. On the black paint, is it single stage hot rod black or base with matte clear?


Its base with matte clear. Easier to maintain :)

 

 

It looks the same because it is the same :) Yep Hot Rod Black

 

 

Awesome job, what paint did you use for the matte on the hood? We used hot rod black and it looks about the same finish as yours

 

Looks great. You have a beautiful car, you should be proud. On the black paint, is it single stage hot rod black or base with matte clear?

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Won best Mustang out of about 167 Mustangs this weekend at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon Ga. Was also best in show in the one of Georgia's largest car shows at the Robins Air Force Base Air Museum car show in October. This was the 5th best in show that I have one along with other trophies. I'm getting ready to put it on the selling block but not sure if there is market for a fully documented numbers matching off frame restored 1971 Mustang Mach 1. It's a beauty as you can see from the detailed pics and in my opinion a perfect car done right.

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