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Indeed, some serious step done here! Great work!

 

Small question, I see your floor has the extra fold, just like the new one that I have and need install.

How did you weld it with the drop offs? Did you keep a bit of the old floor as A on the pict or is it as on B.

Or something else, like adding a L shaped profile and weld both onto that profile?

 

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73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Indeed, some serious step done here! Great work!

 

Small question, I see your floor has the extra fold, just like the new one that I have and need install.

How did you weld it with the drop offs? Did you keep a bit of the old floor as A on the pict or is it as on B.

Or something else, like adding a L shaped profile and weld both onto that profile?

 

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Honestly I’d have to look. The trunk floor was already replaced when I bought it

 

 

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Making good progress. Thanks for the pics!!!

 

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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Round 2

 

 

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WOW and more WOW. You are definately stripping things right back. Wish i had your skills and confidence. I am looking forward to seeing the finished car

Steve

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Round 2

 

 

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WOW and more WOW. You are definately stripping things right back. Wish i had your skills and confidence. I am looking forward to seeing the finished car

 

 

Thanks. I’m blessed to have a talented brother that loves a challenge. He’s been away from body work for 15-20 years but I guess it’s like riding a bike. Next is the dreaded fold down rear seat conversion

 

 

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Sometimes I get overwhelmed  I guess it will get there.  Hard part is done.  Just a lot of cleaning

 

 

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awesome pics, and great progress to date. You're where i'd like to be in my resto. May i ask how you got the car on its side, i can't tell if you are using a jig or have gone for a more simpler approach. At some point i will need to paint the underside so would like to know the options. thanks.

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Sometimes I get overwhelmed  I guess it will get there.  Hard part is done.  Just a lot of cleaning

 

 

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awesome pics, and great progress to date. You're where i'd like to be in my resto. May i ask how you got the car on its side, i can't tell if you are using a jig or have gone for a more simpler approach. At some point i will need to paint the underside so would like to know the options. thanks.

 

 

Thanks. It’s actually on a home made Rotisserie. Makes things a lot easier

 

 

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Great job!! looking forward to the progress pics of the fold down rear seat conversion.

Just remember John Wick didn’t kill all those people for a random car. It was a Mustang

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Hey just a FYI it looks like your fold down frame work is out of an early 71 ,,, no support on sides of the trap door

Later 71 and 72-3's had full metal panels on both sides of the trap door

Ford must have added these for support reasons ... you may want to fabricate something while it's all open.

 

I can probably get you some pictures if you need them

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Hope you got the spare tire mount for the fold down. It moves the spare to the RH side and has to be a space saver spare. BF Goodrich was the mfg. They are pretty expensive and ask for it to be inflated before you purchase. Also be cautious several people got killed inflating them when new they explode if too much air in. Just the bracket is usually around $100. A correct NOS spare can be hundreds.

Pic of the bracket and a space saver spare.

Also do some research there are several different versions of the spare. Some earlier some later. The later ones are cheap and not sought after but people try to pass them off as for earlier cars. There are also Chrysler wheels and GM wheels. Know for sure what you are looking at before you buy.

Looks like it is going pretty good hope everything fits when you get doors and trunk lid on.

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Hey just a FYI it looks like your fold down frame work is out of an early 71 ,,, no support on sides of the trap door

Later 71 and 72-3's had full metal panels on both sides of the trap door

Ford must have added these for support reasons ... you may want to fabricate something while it's all open.

 

I can probably get you some pictures if you need them

 

 

Thanks For the help. I did notice they were different and got some photos from another guy. I am going to need a early 71 hood latch to. IMG_5047.jpg.81b77eb88d5b22b69f3c03fa2b592693.jpgIMG_5773.jpg.d9e21b2c9a5cc484dc6f536017f657bd.jpg

 

 

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Hope you got the spare tire mount for the fold down. It moves the spare to the RH side and has to be a space saver spare. BF Goodrich was the mfg. They are pretty expensive and ask for it to be inflated before you purchase. Also be cautious several people got killed inflating them when new they explode if too much air in. Just the bracket is usually around $100. A correct NOS spare can be hundreds.

Pic of the bracket and a space saver spare.

Also do some research there are several different versions of the spare. Some earlier some later. The later ones are cheap and not sought after but people try to pass them off as for earlier cars. There are also Chrysler wheels and GM wheels. Know for sure what you are looking at before you buy.

Looks like it is going pretty good hope everything fits when you get doors and trunk lid on.

DSC-0951.jpg

 

DSC-0922.jpg

 

DSC-0935.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the info. I just made note of it in my growing list. The floors on the shell were done by the previous owner and weren’t done the best. I decided to leave them as is instead of redoing them.

 

 

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Hey just a FYI it looks like your fold down frame work is out of an early 71 ,,, no support on sides of the trap door

Later 71 and 72-3's had full metal panels on both sides of the trap door

Ford must have added these for support reasons ... you may want to fabricate something while it's all open.

 

I can probably get you some pictures if you need them

 

 

Thanks For the help. I did notice they were different and got some photos from another guy. I am going to need a early 71 hood latch to.

 

 

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It would be easy enough to make some sheet metal supports if you haven't already bought some

If you need the dual mount style for a mach 1 the L & R extensions are expensive and hard to find

You can use the later single mount type as long as your not looking to be concours correct

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Hope you got the spare tire mount for the fold down. It moves the spare to the RH side and has to be a space saver spare. BF Goodrich was the mfg. They are pretty expensive and ask for it to be inflated before you purchase. Also be cautious several people got killed inflating them when new they explode if too much air in. Just the bracket is usually around $100. A correct NOS spare can be hundreds.

Pic of the bracket and a space saver spare.

Also do some research there are several different versions of the spare. Some earlier some later. The later ones are cheap and not sought after but people try to pass them off as for earlier cars. There are also Chrysler wheels and GM wheels. Know for sure what you are looking at before you buy.

Looks like it is going pretty good hope everything fits when you get doors and trunk lid on.

DSC-0951.jpg

 

DSC-0922.jpg

 

DSC-0935.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the info. I just made note of it in my growing list. The floors on the shell were done by the previous owner and weren’t done the best. I decided to leave them as is instead of redoing them.

 

 

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Can you tell me what went here IMG_5548.thumb.jpg.1c88a5bec74661306ed86fdc35111970.jpg

 

 

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That is the spare tire bracket the "J" hook attaches to. If you look at Davids illustration of the space saver tire bracket you will will notice a similar style place for the "J" hook bolt to attach to that bracket. (The basic number 1488 shown for the bolt in the illustration is incorrect, the correct number is 1448).     :)

 

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No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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