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1971 Grandé Concourse Restoration
Thank You for clearing that one up. It looks like black around the filler cap was a variable. Bkdunha had it around the filler cap and Carolina mountain mustang never.
It was was the removal of my filler neck that peaked my interest as i could see original lime green through the gasket holes. Thats what made me take the light cluster panel off. I wanted a piece of paintwork that had never had any light exposure so i could take a chip from it to gtake to the paintshop for matching.

BKdunha your car looks fantastic thumb Thankyouyellow

1971 Grandé
Go go go Pegleg! Grandé's always been underestimated!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
Its been a tough and dirty day today.
I removed what was left of the interior roof trim. Taken the seats out. Removed carpets and sound deadener.
The idea was to clear out all the parts i stored in the car but that lead to me sweeping out a bucket full of dust and dirt.
After the carpet and sound deadener came out i was shocked at just how much the rustworm had eaten in the rear floor pan. Its a total mess. There is also a 6 inch long by 1/8 inch hole on the driver floor.
So tomorrow the car will go off to the welder to get it sorted out.

Huh One day the engine will go back in Shootself

1971 Grandé
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I'm sure most of us have had these unwelcome discoveries but I look at it as a learning experience
Would never have taught myself to weld or fabricate panels and now value these skills
I could have chosen to buy a $40-50K vehicle already restored but I would never have valued it as much as a vehicle I restored myself despite the cost
Respect for going the concourse route Steve not something I would do especially for a bog standard coupe but perhaps the next Mustang?
Look forward to some pics of your progress
It looks like its good news week this week.
The wheel arches should be resprayed next week.
The engine should be back in by the end of August.
Door panels have arrived after 14 months of ordering them. SMS agreed to throw in some vinyl to re-cover the dashpad FREE of charge.
The condensor has been tested and re-sprayed for the equivalent of $50.
Mike of Motor City Mustangs hoses for A/C arrived. They will go to the glass bead blaster to get dealt with.
A/C Filter drier arrived
A/C Pulley arrived
Hub Caps arrived
Replacement rear valance arrived
Concourse parking brake cable
Grille moldings
Headlight Rings
Rear side markers
So the plan for next month is to have all engine and mechanical done. Rip out the A/C box and heater box and get everything restored and running.
After that there will be a lull while i source parts and get the cash together for the re-spray, headliner fitting, vinyl roof trim renovated, sprayed and fitting, vinyl roof fitting, all new glass and fitting. Realistically i reckon next easter before i am at the stage where the exterior is finished and start on the interior

1971 Grandé
Its been a while since i updated my build thread. I have posted jobs i have completed elsewhere but wanted to keep it all together

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Engine bay is 95% there. Theres just some parts to re-visit

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Although originally had a single exhaust i wanted to let the engine breath a little more so i added a twin exhaust. The car sounds far far better now

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The brake spring has to tackled

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I have to re-visit some of the paintwork because of a brake fluid leak stripped the paint away
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Blower motor was replaced. A/C-Heater box stripped down and had all the metal parts replated. The heater core was leaking like a sieve so that was replaced and tested before it went back together

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Heater-A/C box back together with all new seals. Evaporator was tested and found no leaks Big Grin  Condensor was tested and had no leaks Big Grin  I have all new vacuum motors from Classic Air. I took members advice and had some motors that had been refurbished instead of generic.
Everything has now arrived to re-install the A/C. I had brackets from Don Big Grin  They are being worked on right now

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The brackets after a de-grease. The middle bracket looks to be in the best shape for rust

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The bracket at the top was the middle bracket in previous picture. What i thought had least rust turned out to have the most rust. So glad i got the paint stripper on them.
I bought some rust remover. The one i bought is a re-usable one. I have the smallest bracket soaking in the rust remover. It will stay soaking till tomorrow morning when i will zinc plate it.
The zinc bath is being primed up today and i will leave a piece of zinc connected to each annode till tomorrow. That should be plenty of time for the bath to be ready to accept, Eve, its first customer

I think that just about sums up whats been happening over the autumn/winter period apart from spending spending spending on yet more parts in preparation for this years push to get the car a lot further down the road

1971 Grandé
Very well done!

Nice work!

- Mike
Everything looks great! Nice work
Great work Pegleg! You are putting alot of time, effort, and money into this. Sorry I had to add the money part, but it is a reality. If you would like to see what a single exhaust looks like here is my car as an example. Also, I noted you had the center section in black on the rear axle. For concourse that should be red oxide. Not sure if you have revised your plans from concourse over time. It happens, just wanted to help id still going down that path.

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