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The car has sat for long period of times... The Pacific Coast does not guarantee a rust free vehicle..., although the body and floors are perfect. Surface rust has hit the rear springs and axle pretty hard, think I will take those off and blast them, repaint and reinstall. Brakes need a good overhaul also. Original rear drums still in place. 

 

My goal with this car is to keep it original where possible, but with slight maintenance related improvements to keep it humming along nicely. The paint is 95% original to the car, looks like the rear trunk lid was repainted (exterior side) at some point in time.

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Looks great !!!

Let me know on the parts you need !!!

Thanks, Jay

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That's a real beauty! I had a 73 Mach 1 in that same color scheme - one of my favorites. Did you have the Marti report for that car? Was it in Canada all of it's life? Does it have the metric speedometer?

Steve

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed

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That's a real beauty!  I had a 73 Mach 1 in that same color scheme - one of my favorites.  Did you have the Marti report for that car? Was it in Canada all of it's life?  Does it have the metric speedometer?

 

No Marti yet... I will order soon. It came with a clean build sheet. Top of my head; it came with the exterior decor option (chrome rocker panel trim, lower panel in argent paint, blacked out front grill), aluminum wheels, dual mirrors, full console, upgraded interior, “H” Code engine with C-6 trans 2:75 open rear end P/S and brakes.

 

This car was ordered new in Victoria, BC and spent its entire life there until I brought it to Ontario last week. Very original car, slowly looking at everything, checking #’s, paint marks, etc. 

 

Canada did not go metric till about ‘75, I believe, so imperial only on the speedometer

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That's nice:) And avocado interior too!

 

 

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Thx. Yes, one that did not get swapped out or painted over... I like it, different.

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Before I bought mine I almost bought this one. It was in 100% perfect condition but they just wanted a bit too much for it at the time. If I recall $60k

 

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that's an awesome car. the only problem i see is the garage is way to clean.. no i'm not jealous... ok i am..

 

Funny, someone brought that up when I first got my ‘71 pastel Blue vert a couple years ago... It sat in the same location and a lot of messy work was completed on that car. Sooo, I guess I clean up well!

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Have you checked for build sheets yet...under carpet in passenger foot well & behind driver seat seem to be common locations.

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The car has sat for long period of times... The Pacific Coast does not guarantee a rust free vehicle..., although the body and floors are perfect. Surface rust has hit the rear springs and axle pretty hard

 

I think those of us in the rust belt would still consider that "rust free"   :)

 

 

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Have you checked for build sheets yet...under carpet in passenger foot well & behind driver seat seem to be common locations.

 

Yes Bill, it came with a very clean build sheet.

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I have been tearing down the original front suspension... It was showing some wear and tear, mostly from sitting. The spring perch seat bushings were fraying and the original ball joints were showing their age. As I plan to use this car for my summer cruiser, dependability and safety are paramount. The calipers were original to the car and based on the date codes, were mfr'd within days of each other. I had them rebuilt at a good local shop. The front coil springs and stabilizer bar still retain their factory paint daub markings. 

 

Everything that I plan to reuse will be sent out for chemical dipping to remove the rust and then protected/painted before returning these items to the car. I will be starting the rear suspension removal next, this area was hard hit by poor storage and weather (rain) in the Victoria, BC coastal area. I will post some pics later...

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Very nice acquisition. So, the 71 is going to be the show and the 73 is going to be the go. Looks like it will be a very nice fun car to enjoy. Somehow I am thinking a much larger garage may be in your future. I am sure it will be as clean as the current.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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That's a real beauty!  I had a 73 Mach 1 in that same color scheme - one of my favorites.  Did you have the Marti report for that car? Was it in Canada all of it's life?  Does it have the metric speedometer?

 

No Marti yet... I will order soon. It came with a clean build sheet. Top of my head; it came with the exterior decor option (chrome rocker panel trim, lower panel in argent paint, blacked out front grill), aluminum wheels, dual mirrors, full console, upgraded interior, “H” Code engine with C-6 trans 2:75 open rear end P/S and brakes.

 

This car was ordered new in Victoria, BC and spent its entire life there until I brought it to Ontario last week. Very original car, slowly looking at everything, checking #’s, paint marks, etc. 

 

Canada did not go metric till about ‘75, I believe, so imperial only on the speedometer

Nice car!

 

My Marti also calls out the chrome rocker panel trim.  Is that the chrome that runs along the top of the lower body paint?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I believe you are referring to the larger (width) chrome trim pieces that sit at the very bottom of the rocker panels. The thin chrome trim on my car is part of the “decor” group option.

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The car has sat for long period of times... The Pacific Coast does not guarantee a rust free vehicle..., although the body and floors are perfect. Surface rust has hit the rear springs and axle pretty hard

 

I think those of us in the rust belt would still consider that "rust free"   :)

 

Well, for some reason, this low mileage vehicle suffered some rust issues on the suspension, mostly just from sitting and I suspect, the environment it was left sitting in... 

 

I have removed the suspension and have started detailing it. Nothing else on the car requires this type of extensive work, I just decided that I would make the underneath of the car look as good as the rest of it... 

 

I left the completed sandblasted rear end with the shop who will epoxy primer and apply a semi-gloss paint to finish it. The smaller pieces I am doing at home. 

 

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As always very nice work

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Great car, love the green ones.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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