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Who did you buy your tank from? I am in the market for one and would like your opinion on the one you bought.

 

I bought mine from CJ pony parts. Can't really give any reviews on it yet, not ready to put gas in it. It seems to be made well, won't know if anything leaks until I get gas in it. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Thanks Ryan! It just looks amazing! I am thinking about painting my engine block, transmission and the rest of the driveline in that color, I think that would look amazing :)

 

Yes that would be a good choice.  They also have a low gloss or matte clear if you didn't want the gloss. Ryan

 

Thanks for the information Ryan, I appreciate that :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

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It’s been awhile since I last posted, I polished my drip rail inner moldings then installed my new drip rail moldings , weatherstripping and sealed them up. Also polished the stainless qtr window pillar and installed the window and seal.DC03DDB9-A4CE-40AF-B4FF-16ECFF2EEA3E.thumb.jpeg.f799d3ee517ae86b8bf2b86a1d5fe99a.jpegAED19D99-8C16-492B-9B4E-7A209B4160C1.thumb.jpeg.79c1b6c6639d2fc84252c595fa32538d.jpeg5888A232-96E1-46BA-841C-E8C0D426FFB1.thumb.jpeg.90573c95a5f268fe3bb958c4394d33b6.jpeg72878469-5244-43C9-8A1D-02777676999B.thumb.jpeg.07575da9f4bed27b52615e77cb1d30e9.jpeg

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1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Nice job Ryan. Did you install your headliner? I have been holding off on installing my inner weatherstrip molding to do the headliner 1st. Not sure if it's necessary.

 

Thanks, yes I did install the headliner, you can install either one first. One doesn’t interfere with the other. My next plan is to get my side window glass cleaned and installed, I have to refurbish the window felts, don’t know what I have to do to that yet.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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I’ve been off work for the holidays so I made a little progress. Installed the sail panels, package tray, rear speakers, heater/ac box, new door window glass, window felts and door panels. Next will be the dash. A56B1627-CAF7-42C8-A51C-A8A06D74D0C8.thumb.jpeg.00640fd8714883a21bf0b4651dc7e76f.jpegBCA22C5E-9C6D-4EFF-8B76-9B1B920C7F0E.thumb.jpeg.f517e1540d5e9e041847b43ecb9e164c.jpeg56EDEBA1-C5F1-4C26-AFBF-420F23309A9F.thumb.jpeg.d016e63acef0e19f562ed1aded71db0f.jpegB5FB51D3-077B-4CC9-B4E4-EEDBC29513AC.thumb.jpeg.1f0fde810b104e44a5003fe3735cde5f.jpeg2BEE4FB0-33D7-4FAC-BEED-DC4B1690B7C8.thumb.jpeg.d77a883bf33cdc8847b40e2731782499.jpeg

 

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

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Wow! Looks great!

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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That looks very good and clean, great work, awesome!

 

For the speakers in the rear, is that a self-fabricated solution?

 

 

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

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That looks very good and clean, great work, awesome!

 

For the speakers in the rear, is that a self-fabricated solution?

 

 

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Tim, the package tray is a piece ordered from CJ Pony Parts. I then covered it with black vinyl upholstery. The speakers are Alpine 6x9. I mounted them in the stock  hole location under the metal package tray, that way I didn’t have to cut any metal away, I then cut the holes out in the package tray board and mounted the covers on top.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Just read thru the entire thread. Your car is absolutely beautiful.  You can really appreciate the level of detail and patience that you have put into it.  Love the color also.

 

Thanks for the kind words. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Do you have a similar picture of the center and drivers side wiring? SImilar to this passenger side you posted?

 

 

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Im going to buy a whole new under dash harness from Midlife and replace mine when I get to your stage.

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Do you have a similar picture of the center and drivers side wiring? SImilar to this passenger side you posted?

 

 

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Im going to buy a whole new under dash harness from Midlife and replace mine when I get to your stage.

Hope this helps? Ryan 

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1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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That looks very good and clean, great work, awesome!

 

For the speakers in the rear, is that a self-fabricated solution?

 

 

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Tim, the package tray is a piece ordered from CJ Pony Parts. I then covered it with black vinyl upholstery. The speakers are Alpine 6x9. I mounted them in the stock  hole location under the metal package tray, that way I didn’t have to cut any metal away, I then cut the holes out in the package tray board and mounted the covers on top.

That looks very good, wow!

 

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

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Looks great Ryan. I just pulled down my dash  from the rafters so I can head in that direction as well.

 

Thanks Mike! My progress is not quite as quick as yours. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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 Made some progress in the last couple months. I got the seats upholstered. Over all the front seat foam was in decent shape, I had to add a little foam to the edges. The rear I added an extra layer of foam to fill it out. I went with the TMI premium standard interior, this was standard on my car, someone had swapped the original front seats with the deluxe interior seats. I also started tearing down the engine, had the windshield installed,  polished the rear window trim moldings and installed the weatherstripping seal on the rear window. I’ll be installing the rear window sometime when I can get some help. Ryan 

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1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Your seats looking great. When you do the rear window I would not use the foam tape that ford used. Just in case you have not used it before. Get the 3-M #08590 Bedding and sealing. Here is link to the info. Before you put the glass in I always trial fit the trim without the glass. Much easier to get on and off. I also put a piece of tape where each clip is located and it should only take finger pressure to install.
I am sure you have watched some video on install but do not go by what CJ Pony says to do. They say to use three tubes of the sealer and fill the entire channel after the glass is in. IDIOTS that is why you cannot get the trim off later. Takes very little sealer just enough to fill the ups and downs in the flange. I put a tiny bead in the rubber channel for the glass then put on the glass with your pull cord. On a fastback you can put a tiny amount on the rear lower flange and smooth it out with finger. Then you and helper can slide the bottom edge of the rubber over that flange. I then pull the rubber in and use windshield install tool to work the corners in. Once in I get helper to lift the rubber seal from the outside with a plastic trim tool and put a small amount of the sealer around the flange. Will never leak. Then push your trim on and done.
I did not go back and look but the trim under the rear window inside needs to go on before window in. Won't be long and you will be driving it. Good to see you waited until body done to build the engine. Too many do first and it sits for years sometimes.

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1 hour ago, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

Your seats looking great. When you do the rear window I would not use the foam tape that ford used. Just in case you have not used it before. Get the 3-M #08590 Bedding and sealing. Here is link to the info. Before you put the glass in I always trial fit the trim without the glass. Much easier to get on and off. I also put a piece of tape where each clip is located and it should only take finger pressure to install.
I am sure you have watched some video on install but do not go by what CJ Pony says to do. They say to use three tubes of the sealer and fill the entire channel after the glass is in. IDIOTS that is why you cannot get the trim off later. Takes very little sealer just enough to fill the ups and downs in the flange. I put a tiny bead in the rubber channel for the glass then put on the glass with your pull cord. On a fastback you can put a tiny amount on the rear lower flange and smooth it out with finger. Then you and helper can slide the bottom edge of the rubber over that flange. I then pull the rubber in and use windshield install tool to work the corners in. Once in I get helper to lift the rubber seal from the outside with a plastic trim tool and put a small amount of the sealer around the flange. Will never leak. Then push your trim on and done.
I did not go back and look but the trim under the rear window inside needs to go on before window in. Won't be long and you will be driving it. Good to see you waited until body done to build the engine. Too many do first and it sits for years sometimes.

Thanks for the tips on the rear window David, I’m not going to use the foam tape either. The window is pretty much ready to be installed, just have to wait until I can get some help. On the sealer though you said 3m 8590, did you mean 3m 8509? I have the 8509, says it’s a non hardening compound. On the engine I waited because I knew this would be a long term project. I bought the car in 2006 and have been working on it off and on these years. I’m waiting on a quote from the engine builder now. I was trying to decide whether to go with a 429/460 like I did with my red Mach or just put the 302 back in it. If I go with a big block there is a lot of other things I would have to change and buy. Right now looks like the 302 stroked out to a 347, probably around 415-450hp. Got a quote on having the C4 rebuilt with 2200 stall converter to handle the added hp. Thanks Ryan

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1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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Great project Ryan!   Nice attention to detail.   I am doing almost the same project (71 Grabber blue sportsroof) so i can appreciate all the effort you have put into your car.  Keep up the great work 

Brent

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