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Looking great..... nice to see the light at then end of the tunnel. Awesome job.

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Got the bottom of the trunk lid and hood shot tonight. Turned out pretty good. I will probably shoot the black on the bottom of the hood Wednesday. Getting closer!!

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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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Great to see some excellent work and nearly finished must be a relief

Just a quick question what do you find works best removing paint from underside of hood, trunk etc?

I'm about to start this phase and curious about different methods apart from abrasive blasting

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Great to see some excellent work and nearly finished must be a relief

Just a quick question what do you find works best removing paint from underside of hood, trunk etc?

I'm about to start this phase and curious about different methods apart from abrasive blasting

 

Thanks and yes it is a relief to be getting closer to being done. The customer is supposed to pick it up Friday evening. 

As far as removing the paint from the back of the trunk and hood. I used a combination of things. I did a lot of the rusty areas (bottom of doors) with a wire wheel on a 4 1/2" grinder. That also got rid of the seam sealer in the edges pretty easily. Then I used a 3" 80 grit disc on an air angle grinder, and I also used a regular DA sander with 80 grit for the bigger areas.  With using the combination of the 3 it worked out pretty well. Also a lot of plain old hand sanding!!! :shootself:

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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Got bottom of hood sprayed black. Got the hood and trunk lid wetsanded and buffed last night. Got the trunk lid installed. Hopefully tonight get hood on and stripes on deck lid. Then one final detailing and Friday getting new tires put on. Then Friday evening the customer will get to pick up his ride!!

 

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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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Well she is all together. I'm into this project for 460hrs total from start to finish. And I learned a ton along the way. I'm taking it to get some new tires on it tomorrow and the owner is going to pick it up tomorrow evening. I will detail it 1 more time before he picks it up. But overall it's all together and ready. I will post up some more finished pics of it tomorrow out in the sun. But here's a few to give you an idea. Interior is original except for the steering wheel and radio. 

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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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Very nice work. When can I drop mine off?

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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Awesome. Congratulations...

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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It's officially done!!! Got the tires on today and she went home!! Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's help through this build. I appreciated everyone's comments and well wishes. The owner picked up the car tonight and was very happy. I had 460 hours in it and a lot of bud light! Glad it's done and now I can move on to building that back deck for my wife!! Here's the finished pics with the new tires. As close to original looking as we could get. 

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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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Nice job! Thanks for sharing all the photo's. I am sure they are an inspiration for a lot of guys on the forum! Enjoy your well deserved break!

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wow. just wow! I just looked at all 22 pages, took a few hours but what an awesome job on the car and also on documenting all the steps with so many pictures! a big thank you for that (gonna increase your rep after this reply!)

 

the downside of having read all this is that I'm now scared of doing the same as I have no experience ;-/

 

well done mr turtle!

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This was a great read!! You did an awesome job. I am hoping I can get the courage up and learn how to do the body work on mine. I book marked this thread for reference and inspiration!!!

Thanks!

Wade

1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed

"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

 

 

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It's officially done!!! Got the tires on today and she went home!! Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's help through this build. I appreciated everyone's comments and well wishes. The owner picked up the car tonight and was very happy. I had 460 hours in it and a lot of bud light! Glad it's done and now I can move on to building that back deck for my wife!! Here's the finished pics with the new tires. As close to original looking as we could get. 

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Gorgeous!! AWESOME JOB!!!   ::thumb:: ::thumb::

Thanks!

Wade

1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed

"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

 

 

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It's officially done!!! Got the tires on today and she went home!! Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's help through this build. I appreciated everyone's comments and well wishes. The owner picked up the car tonight and was very happy. I had 460 hours in it and a lot of bud light! Glad it's done and now I can move on to building that back deck for my wife!! Here's the finished pics with the new tires. As close to original looking as we could get. 

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Gorgeous!! AWESOME JOB!!!   ::thumb:: ::thumb::

 

Thanks!

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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