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Drove it for first time in 3 years!!


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I got new front tires on it but the rears are scrubbing bad.  I'm getting 255's for the rear this week.  I only took it down the street and back.  I washed it off and took these new pics.

 

 

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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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Did you try removing some of the rubber through the exuberant use of the accelerator pedal? Maybe they won't rub as bad :whistling:

 

Must have felt good, even for a short run.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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I would absolutely drive that thing just the way it is. If you decide to sell it down the road atleast you got to put some miles on it. Hell in one weekend you could mask it off and shoot it with epoxy primer in flat black. But I think it looks cool just the way it is.

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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Wade, so glad you got it on the road and driving it. You know, if it wasn't for the grey primer on the fender, I might be very tempted to go for the "Rat Rod' look for now. Lightly scuff off any lose surface rust and shoot it with clear coat and enjoy it. Then when the time is right, repaint it as you want, but original color is usually best imo.

All the best,

Geoff.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Hey now maybe you will get deeper into it.

You should drive it to the 55 in Charlotte next month at the track. Will be tons of Mustangs but not many 71 - 73 I bet.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Looks great.

 

I remember reading an online article about cleaning surface rust off of panels, the results were pretty amazing. I can't recall the product but it took the majority of the surface rust away leaving the original paint and primer which they just cleared over to stop the rust coming back.

 

I would bet if you carefully sanded that primer off of the passenger side front fender you'd find more saveable paint under there.

 

Just a thought, car looks awesome!

Matt

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I got new front tires on it but the rears are scrubbing bad.  I'm getting 255's for the rear this week.  I only took it down the street and back.  I washed it off and took these new pics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a great feeling, congratulations! Last Summer  I fired mine up after about the same time frame. It's quite an exhilarating feeling to hear the old engine come to life!

Brian Kulis

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