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CIMG0131.thumb.JPG.558c081e8f538b6e821825b84d826567.JPGI'm a new member from Wisconsin, I thought I was a member of this site but my registration must have been lost. My car is a 71 Mach 1, 351C-4v, C6. I bought it as a rust bucket and 4 years later have it almost done (Upholstry, stripes, accent paint and a bunch of small stuff). I did everything myself except rebuild the trans, front end alignment and a new windshield install. This is my first attempt at restoring a car, it is mostly stock and a driver.

Craig

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Hey Craig!! something to do with Craiglist? :P je!!

 

Welcome from Montevideo, Uruguay and i salute you as another fella that does everything myself!! Great experiences arent they?? Each part has a little tweak! love that!!

 

Hope you enjoy being here and share the knowledge you have.... besides...

 

GREAR CAR!!

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Welcome to the site Awesome looking car I'm in the middle of getting my 72 grabber blue back on the road.What size tires did you go with I'm just about to order some and yours looks like it sits nicely.Are you going to two tone it?

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Welcome to the site! Great looking Mach 1; it looks like you did a great job! I'm sure there is a lot of satisfaction of doing most of of the restoration yourself.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Welcome Craig,

 

Very nice looking car and great job in the self restore.

 

I would love to see some of your history pictures for the last four years.

 

X2 in that wanting to listen to the history! ;)

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I went with the kit from CJPony since I couldnt piece it together locally for even close to what they sell it for.

 

KIT W/ BFG RADIAL 225/60/15 & 275/60/15 TIRES

15"x7" & 15"x8" Magnum 500 Wheel Combination

 

I do have a very slight rub on the right rear when I have a passenger and hit one of those shallow dips on the highway or rough railroad tracks. I have the original springs with air shocks and it doesnt really mark the tire but is a scary sound when it happens. I should have trimmed the aftermarket quarter panel lip back just a little. I am going to attempt to roll the fender lip but would buy this set up again since I really like the stance.

 

I will work on getting some "before" photos posted and am looking for my Marti Report to post. I did get a window sticker, someone from Marti called me (may have been Kevin) asking if I wanted them to keep the prices blank since my car was produced before the prices were established and the dealer would have written them in by hand. I guess it was a early car for whatever that is worth.

 

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Craig

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Welcome and yeah, would also love to see some more pics. Are you going to stripe it? I like the look without the stripes.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

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Welcome Craig.

 

Your Mach looks really nice. I kinda like it without the stripes.

It does have a good 'stance'.

 

Grabber Blue is definitely one of my favorite Ford colors.

I had a super clean 71 Ford pickup that color. It was a plain jane with 302 auto and rubber mats instead of carpet. While working at a local dealership, I bought it off the wholesale line as it was a trade-in by the original owner back in '88. Truck had super dull Grabber Blue paint that I buffed out. The used car sales manager wanted to buy it back after he saw it again!

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Welcome to the site from a former cheese head. Grew up in Kenosha and found my Mach 1 there as well. Original DSO was Salt Lake City, UT; between Salt Lake City and midwest salt there was not much of the car left when I got it in 84'. Welcome and please post some more pictures on all of the work you have done. The end result looks very nice.

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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::welcome:: Great looking car. Good job! Are you going to use Black or Argent stripes?

 

Chuck

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Welcome and yeah, would also love to see some more pics. Are you going to stripe it? I like the look without the stripes.

 

I second that. It looks great without the stripes, and even without the argent at the bottom.

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Welcome to the site from a former cheese head. Grew up in Kenosha and found my Mach 1 there as well. Original DSO was Salt Lake City, UT; between Salt Lake City and midwest salt there was not much of the car left when I got it in 84'. Welcome and please post some more pictures on all of the work you have done. The end result looks very nice.

 

Cool, I'm from kenosha and I know what you mean about the rust.

Jayson

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94 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

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Welcome to the site. You did some nice work on the Mach Craig.

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