‘72 Mach Repaint Project

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I do have the 72, Q, Mach 1, T-5 with side stripes that are original. I do not have any great pictures of it. For sure you should center the hood black they were just throwing them on at the factory.
This car got crashed in the early 70's with 32,000 miles on it. Has never been worth the efforts to fix it so many in better shape. The stripes just go away after years in the weather.

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My #1 learning about this Mustang occurred yesterday.  When the gas gauge needle aligns with the line for “E”, it seriously means it is empty.  Fortunately my wife was just a half mile away and could go home (1 mile the other way) and bring me the gas can.  Doh!  Lesson learned, next stop, the gas station!

On the plus side, the rear end has been rebuilt—the center diff issues were covered in another thread, but it was a mess.  Now the rear brakes are all new, new soft brake hose to the axle, fixed the axle vent hose, new axle seals, and one of the rear axle bearings was replaced.  It is quieter than ever, especially when the engine dies from lack of fuel and you are coasting….

While waiting for the differential rebuild, I had time to start on the interior.  The console has been disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and reassembled, the fold down seat mechanism has been cleaned and mostly reassembled (but out of the car).  The dash has been cleaned up again.  The trim has been transferred to the new door panels—when you buy the new ones and pay extra for the “improved” version, please realize they are still not a great part.  At this point I am waiting on just a few things.  The biggest delay is the headliner.  I have a friend who has an upholstery shop and he is going to help fix my headliner—but between his schedule and mine we just can’t get together until October.  There are still a few things I can work on though.

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Wrapping up details now. I think the leaks (trans and steering) are finally fixed and the rear window moldings have been installed. I just have to get the steering wheel horn button done and decide if I am going to deal with the A/C.
 

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Wrapping up details now. I think the leaks (trans and steering) are finally fixed and the rear window moldings have been installed. I just have to get the steering wheel horn button done and decide if I am going to deal with the A/C.
Looks really great! Nice work!
 

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Thanks guys! So far no more drips. I was able to get the correct o-ring for the downshift lever, that fixed the transmission. Then I sent the steering box out for a rebuild. I found a local guy who did it in 1 day for $200. I have his info if anyone is interested.
 

Michael O’Harran

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Wrapping up details now. I think the leaks (trans and steering) are finally fixed and the rear window moldings have been installed. I just have to get the steering wheel horn button done and decide if I am going to deal with the A/C.
Looks awesome. Love the front buckets too. Enjoy it.
 

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That looks spectacular man. Well done!
 

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And the journey comes to an end. Today two Aussies handed me a bundle of money. This car is headed for a new life in Melbourne Australia. As they are dealers, if a future member buys it, feel free to message me. I was worried they would be hot after my ‘69 Mach 1 as they came to my house, but it was on the lift and they could see underneath and all the modifications. Apparently that is an import issue they weren’t willing to work through. This car has some mods, but not enough to create a problem.
 

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