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Since my bad disc in my neck will not let me do much lifting I have been getting all the bolt on parts ready to go on the Q vert build. I have boxes labeled with area of the the car they go. After I get them stripped, through the molasses, blasted, sanded I prime and paint. The I wrap with stretch wrap. Got all my grill brackets ready including headlight buckets. side marker lights polished and refinished, shock tower braces, bumper brackets, polished all the stainless and aluminum trim. All the seats are cleaned, door panels cleaned, rear side panels cleaned and resprayed. Front and rear valance sanded, filled, sanded and ready for more primer. Yesterday I finished stripping paint of the dual racing mirrors and they are sanded ready to prime. 
I did come up with an easy to mask off the tail light aluminum frames to all the flat black. I got new repo from Daniel Carpenter and btw they are a perfect match down the the numbers and Ford logo. They only come in 1973 style with no black out. I removed the aluminum by popping the melted nibs off that holds the trim on the red lens. The second one took 38 Min. to mask I got both done in about two hours from start to finish. The side marker and tail light housings were done with Krylon Fusion Satin white which looks just right. 
So when I do get the body sanded and sprayed I will have all the bolt on items ready. Going to use the whole dash out of the crashed 72 vert I got the interior out of also. I was originally Gold Glow so will go back with that.

The ginger paint was perfect match those two panels did not have the area behind the seat painted and you cannot tell where I stopped spraying. Also doing the long console with same paint. 

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I have a Grabber Lime Boss 351. The added bonus is it has a Gear Vendor overdrive for added drive-ability.
Nice! I have been wanting to replace my taillights but didn't want to paint them because I thought it would be very difficult. I wasn't wrong, that was a good tape job, I am not sure I could duplicate that. What paint did you use?

 
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1972 Mach 1
351C 4V - C6
Blue with Blue interior
Did some more work on getting the new steering box in, and while I was at it I put in some new LED headlights. Hard to get a good pic since they are so shiny, but they look good and still keep a bit of a classic look. 

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Vicus

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After a total rebuilt of my Mach1's standard engine I did a dyno test this weekend.

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and these are the results:

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I'm happy with it. :banana:

Cheers Frank

 

Vinnie

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1973 Mustang Grande 351C 2V, built on the very last production day (July 6, 1973) for Grande's.
Today I got frustrated getting my outer wheelwell to match the new quarter panel. I cut off the rotted edge and put in the edge from a new outer wheelwell. Took enough time... Upon further inspection the original outer wheelwell is put in off. No idea how Ford made it to fit. Bottom line: my patch is good but now off as well. So now I am attempting to patch the patch (god that sounds shit...) and make it line up with the quarter panel (which I measured and deemed correct).

I am new to bodywork so I have no idea about build quality. Is this common for our cars?

Here’s a pic to laugh at:

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I *will* persevere...

 
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Looks like the rear of the outer wheel house got pushed back towards the tail of the car.  I know it is hard to tell in photos.  When I look at your photo where the outer wheelhouse meets the trunk drop it looks off.    Looking from the top if you put a square on your trunk drop does the relationship look like this photo?  My pic is from the drivers side, not the passenger... 

The angle between the trunk drop and the outer wheelhouse was about 96-98 degrees on my car.
 

I’d break out a hammer, dolly and some brute force.  I think when you get the outer wheelhouse bent forward and down a bit you will be able to butt weld your patch without any gap.

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Vinnie

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Looks like the rear of the outer wheel house got pushed back towards the tail of the car.  I know it is hard to tell in photos.  When I look at your photo where the outer wheelhouse meets the trunk drop it looks off.    Looking from the top if you put a square on your trunk drop does the relationship look like this photo?  My pic is from the drivers side, not the passenger... 

I’d break out a hammer, dolly and some brute force.  I think when you get the outer wheelhouse bent forward and down a bit you will be able to butt weld your patch without any gap.
Thanks for your reply! I will check the angle on the rear part of the house and also compare to my RH side. For some reason (lack of experience perhaps ;-P ) I had not thought about pushing the rear corner of the house back in. That would actually solve another issue I ran into when test fitting the outer skin. I might make a cut here and there to make the bending go easier as I don't want to put too much stress in the car. Will keep you posted!

 

icejawa

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1971 Mach 1 M Code,2003 Mach Azure Blue
i was able to finish one of the rear wheel wells today. I torched all the undercoating to check if anything needed to be fixed and then sanded and primed, then painted it. While i was there i stripped the rust off the drum and clear coated the outside.

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machattack

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1971 mustang mach 1 351c 4v auto fmx
1968 mustang gt 302 4v 4 speed
Isnt there something about that? I thought you could go blind? OH.......... thats another action . And whats up with this guy?  :banana:

 

Froggy

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Tore down the front end and measured everything so I can put it back together correctly after I fix those rusted aprons.

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