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72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - 73429mach - 10-04-2014

[attachment=26994][attachment=26993][attachment=26992][attachment=26991][attachment=26990][attachment=26989]Finally got my 72 Mach 1 back on the ground after about 2 years on jack stands. I got the engine compartment, underside and suspension painted. I mounted the wheels and tires on just to see how they looked. Looks like I may need to lower the rear some to fill the gap between the tire and qtr. The front has 1" lowering springs with new stock rear leafs. I can't really tell how the front will sit until I get some weight on it. Now I can focus on doing the body work, my least favorite thing to do.


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - protouringstang73 - 10-05-2014

Looking really good! Those wheels are nice! How big are they and what size of tire are you using? The front tires looks pretty wide Smile


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - 73429mach - 10-05-2014

protouringstang73;198704 Wrote:Looking really good! Those wheels are nice! How big are they and what size of tire are you using? The front tires looks pretty wide Smile

The wheel I have mounted on the front in the picture is actually one of the rears. I don't have the front tires mounted on the wheels yet. I put them on just to see what it would look like. The wheels are US Mags Bandits, frt. 18x8, rear 18x9. Tires are Nitto extreme 285/40/18 rear and will probably go with 255/45/18 on the frt.


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - protouringstang73 - 10-05-2014

Haha okay, but I like it, would be nice if they could stay there Smile Is it even possible to turn the wheels? What plans do you else have about the car? Are you going for a original build or? Smile


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - 73429mach - 10-05-2014

protouringstang73;198748 Wrote:Haha okay, but I like it, would be nice if they could stay there Smile Is it even possible to turn the wheels? What plans do you else have about the car? Are you going for a original build or?
When you turn, the tires rub the frame. My plans for the paint and body are probably closer to stock on the outside. Grabber blue with satin black, body color in the engine compartment with the underside painted body color also. I would like to tuck and narrow the bumpers closer to the body but I don't really know how to go about this yet. Any tips or ideas on this would be appreciated. Right now I have the stock 302 with a c4 I could rebuild and modify or I have a 429/c6.


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - caspianwendell - 10-05-2014

Coming along nicely


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - mach71351c - 10-05-2014

looks good!


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - 73429mach - 10-10-2015

[attachment=35025][attachment=35026][attachment=35024]I haven't been working on the body for awhile, so I thought I would get all my interior pieces out to clean and paint. Got the dash, glove box door, A pillars, rear package tray, trim pieces, door panel tops and steering column pieces.painted. I also cleaned, redyed the seat belts and bead blasted primed and painted the front bumper support assembly.


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - Ray - 10-10-2015

Nice looking project. I'm planning on doing my custom 71 grabber blue, love that color. I bought a brand new 72 mach1 grabber blue, grey stripes, black interior . 351 2v auto. Only thing I wasn't happy with was it didn't have the rear spoiler. Was just married and a kid on the way. Traded it in as soon as the must ii came out, needed better gas milage. Lol never got over selling that car. Ke up the good work. Those turbine wheels are a blast from the past, nice look on the new choose.


RE: 72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build - 73429mach - 10-10-2015

Ray;243680 Wrote:Nice looking project. I'm planning on doing my custom 71 grabber blue, love that color. I bought a brand new 72 mach1 grabber blue, grey stripes, black interior . 351 2v auto. Only thing I wasn't happy with was it didn't have the rear spoiler. Was just married and a kid on the way. Traded it in as soon as the must ii came out, needed better gas milage. Lol never got over selling that car. Keep up the good work. Those turbine wheels are a blast from the past, nice look on the new choose.

Thanks, I've been following your build also. You are quite talented with all the mods your doing. The grabber blue will look great on yours. I'm looking forward to when yours is complete. Ryan.