71 Mach 1 Resto project

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Great job and great pictures! I’m looking to install the same dash panels you have but my dash frame doesn’t have provisions on the glove box side for the plastic panels. Do you have pictures installing the panels to the metal dash frame?

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I don't have any really good pictures showing the mounting hole locations but these two are the only ones I have, hopefully they help. The first is from when I painted the dash carrier and it shows the four holes. The second is after the dash was assembled and you can see two of the speed nut retainers on the plastic studs that are on the back of the trim panel and come through those holes.

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I am going to do a black interior and the car will be painted Wimbledon White with black stripes like the 73 Mach I had when I was in high school and college. I can't wait until I can start spraying some color, but that won't be until at least end of summer or early fall.
 

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So I found a guy on E-bay that makes fathead type characterization versions of muscle cars in the color you request so I had one made of what my Mach will look like when it is done. Mine will have the black at the bottom which his artwork didn't have. I am placing it on the garage wall for decoration and to keep me motivated as I work.
Mach 1 fathead 2.jpg

I like it so much I am going to change my profile pic to this. Considering it is currently a picture of when I bought it and the media blaster made sure there is no Grabber Blue paint left on the car.
 

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Today I finally got back to that drivers rear quarter that I have been subconciously avoiding. It still needs body work but at least it is welded, metal finished and primed, and that allows me to seam seal underneath and paint the bottom of the car. Once that is done, I can get the brake and return line installed down the tunnel before the engine gets back from dyno. Then I can install engine and trans and not try to sneak those lines in afterward.

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At least it is better than this, and done in time to shower and go out to dinner with my wife as promised and on time.


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Today had a bunch of non Mustang stuff to do but I did seam seal the trunk floor, tail lamp panel and quarters. This way I feel like I got something productive done. Mach 1 277b.jpg Mach 1 278.jpg Mach 1 279.jpg
 
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