71 Mach 1 Resto project

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Welcome form San Diego. Nice work!
Thanks, the car originally came from Palm Springs, CA not too far from you in San Diego, then the guy I bought it from moved to Vegas 18 years ago where I bought it from. It seems it been a desert car most of it's life
 
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Thanks, the car originally came from Palm Springs, CA not too far from you in San Diego, then the guy I bought it from moved to Vegas 18 years ago where I bought it from. It seems it been a desert car most of it's life
Best place to find them in the desert south west!
 

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Just got my harnesses back from Randy at Midlife They look great!
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Also got my tach and three gauge cluster back from Bob at Rocketman. I had him convert the tach to three wire tach and the ammeter to a volt meter.

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A few better pictures of the trunk floor and tail light panel replacement

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Trunk floor braces marked and ready for welding

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Trunk floor and tail light panel trial fitted

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Looks like your project is moving along nicely. I did a similar replacement on mine this past summer.

Can someone tell me what these are for? I am guessing they are some sort of tooling fixtures or something to do with
manufacture/assembly.
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Looks like your project is moving along nicely. I did a similar replacement on mine this past summer.

Can someone tell me what these are for? I am guessing they are some sort of tooling fixtures or something to do with
manufacture/assembly.
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They are - for tank drop in at the factory. But normally they are on the underside of the trunk pan ...
 

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Oh, that's what they are for. I was wondering that too. I was just putting them back on in the same place they were because they were there but had no idea why they were there.
They are on the underside of the trunk pan actually, that picture is of the pan upside down on a body horse when I measured out the locations to weld the underside brackets on before I install the pan. I figured it's easier to weld down than up.
 
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Oh, that's what they are for. I was wondering that too. I was just putting them back on in the same place they were because they were there but had no idea why they were there.
They are on the underside of the trunk pan actually, that picture is of the pan upside down on a body horse when I measured out the locations to weld the underside brackets on before I install the pan. I figured it's easier to weld down than up.
Then it's all there where it should :)(y)
 

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My fold down seat bumper brackets were shot. This was the better of the two that I used for a template.
 

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O got the front aprons finally done and in last coat of primer over the weekend. Now just need engine compartment seam sealed and the final coat of paint and I can reassembled suspension steering and brakes.

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Also got the trunk floor welded in and a coat of primer on it. I also welded in my new trap door bumper brackets I made the look pretty good I think considering I could not find them in reproduction and had to have them made.

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I got the tail lamp panel welded in and primered this weekend also finished up trunk floor


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It's coming together little by little. I seam sealed the engine compartment so hopefully can get that painted next weekend
 
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