Photos of my 73 Mach 1

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73 Mach 1 which I received from my dad and am now in the process of rebuilding
Thanks, been a garage car most it’s life. Do have some small rust damage on the passenger quarter panel and below the passenger tail light.
 
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Very nice! It looks really solid and straight. That is going to be a beauty when it's done. I love that your dad gave it to you and now you are restoring it, that's awesome!
 

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Looks like a very well optioned car fold down seat AC and the holes in the A-pillar, looks like its a power window car? What color are you painting it?
I am going to the original blue with black stripes. I want to keep it the same color as factory.
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
I am going to the original blue with black stripes. I want to keep it the same color as factory.
Looks like you are doing a good job. Are you going to use the original paint formula. I did a two stage decades ago and the car looked great. I considered it a huge mistake for me though as it was too shiny, and I believe the clear coat will fail sooner than an original single stage formula. I'm too much of a factory type preferred restoration person and don't know what I was thinking. Sold it so I wouldn't find out.
 
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Looks like you are doing a good job. Are you going to use the original paint formula. I did a two stage decades ago and the car looked great. I considered it a huge mistake for me though as it was too shiny, and I believe the clear coat will fail sooner than an original single stage formula. I'm too much of a factory type preferred restoration person and don't know what I was thinking. Sold it so I wouldn't find out.
I have not thought that deep into it yet. I just know what my dad wanted and I am going to keep with that trend.
 

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Any one ever used POR15 for the underside of the car? I used it on a firewall before but never a whole underside?
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
I have not thought that deep into it yet. I just know what my dad wanted and I am going to keep with that trend.
I'm saying your dad wanted single stage original formula then to match the level of restoration he is requiring you to do.
 
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Any one ever used POR15 for the underside of the car? I used it on a firewall before but never a whole underside?
Yes I have used Por15 on complete underbody and frames and have had no problem with the application or the durability. I have always been told that it can be brittle and subject to chipping or cracking but I have not experienced that personally. I reduce it and apply with a spray gun and it always comes out looking good. The smell is horrible when sprayed and even with the booth on the smell permeates the whole shop, though.
 
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Although this is an "evil" car it is an example pic of one of my other cars after i painted the firewall and underside and subframe with Por15
 

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I am going to the original blue with black stripes. I want to keep it the same color as factory.
73 Blue Mach 1's mostly had argent stripes. I don't know if black was available on a Blue car.
 
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