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71 Mach 1
71 Mach 1 - Overview
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Owner : 71_badmach
Data Added : 01-09-2011 - 10:43 PM
Views : 4162
Color : Green
Engine : 351 Cleveland 4v
Transmission : C6
71 Mach 1
Currently in restoration/modification. Have rust issues in the passenger cowl vent, and the right pillar and around the windshield. Also need to replace the lower quarters and tail light panel.

I bought a junk body a couple years ago and cut it up to eventually piece into mine, once I learn to weld decently. Right now, I'm in the learning phase, and setting up shop to hopefully make progress soon.
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71 Mach 1 - Images
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71 Mach 1 - Modifications
71 Mach 1 - Details
Data Added : 01-09-2011 - 10:43 PM
Views : 4162
Color : Green
Engine : 351 Cleveland 4v
Transmission : C6


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#2
Thats what I did to day cut the rust out of my cowl and drivers A piller. I just got my order from CJ Pony parts tail light panel lower quarter patches and battery apron. Mike
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#3
Best wishes on your project. Good looking start.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
Hi BadMach,
looks like you start from ground up,that's a long journey and i wish you enaugh patience til the car is back on the road.Just keep pushing it 'll be worth it ! And its really special driving a car you restored on your own...
uv
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#5
Sounds like you have a plan!

I am sure that tracking your progress in this garage will help you see how far you have come in the future.

BT
Do the RIGHT thing.
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#6
Thanks Uv and BT! Have to admit that I haven't actively worked the car since we pulled the engine and transmission last spring. The body rust problems had me scared until I started seeing the work done on this site by Qcode and Mike and others. I'll take some pictures of my bad areas and post them up here for advice when I get the chance.

In the meantime, I bought a 79 Ford pickup to practice body, mechanical, and paint work on, and to use for trips to Lowe's etc. Also, my wife surprised me with an 86 Chevy Blazer that needs interior sheet metal done. So, I have plenty of opportunity to practice welding and sheet metal work!

As for the Mach, I've done the suspension work for the most part, and am dreaming BIG with a stroked 460 (540 or so) and Jon Kaase semi-hemi heads for 700+ horsepower. Probably going to back it with an AOD. Thanks for the encouragement!
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71_badmach;11241 Wrote:Thanks Uv and BT! Have to admit that I haven't actively worked the car since we pulled the engine and transmission last spring. The body rust problems had me scared until I started seeing the work done on this site by Qcode and Mike and others. I'll take some pictures of my bad areas and post them up here for advice when I get the chance.

In the meantime, I bought a 79 Ford pickup to practice body, mechanical, and paint work on, and to use for trips to Lowe's etc. Also, my wife surprised me with an 86 Chevy Blazer that needs interior sheet metal done. So, I have plenty of opportunity to practice welding and sheet metal work!

As for the Mach, I've done the suspension work for the most part, and am dreaming BIG with a stroked 460 (540 or so) and Jon Kaase semi-hemi heads for 700+ horsepower. Probably going to back it with an AOD. Thanks for the encouragement!
A Jon Kaase Boss 9 thats what i'm talking about.Cool
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71_badmach;8218 Wrote:Currently in restoration/modification. Have rust issues in the passenger cowl vent, and the right pillar and around the windshield. Also need to replace the lower quarters and tail light panel.

I bought a junk body a couple years ago and cut it up to eventually piece into mine, once I learn to weld decently. Right now, I'm in the learning phase, and setting up shop to hopefully make progress soon.

I started like you in 2004 with my first mustang.. a 1970 coupe that have had a roll (i dont know if roll is the correct term)... well.. the car was awful and i spent almost 4 years in it but that was my school...

Everything i do know right, i made it wrong before, 90% of the times on that poor coupe!!!

It´s nice to have the will of learning... believe me, you´re gonna enjoy the process amazingly!...

BTW.. i love something about your car even it is dissambled... i think it´s the combination of the body colour with the black wheels and the trim rings... loos old school agresive! Wink

Well, keep us posted, your car is gonna end up BEAUTIFUL!!


Damián Cool

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The wheels are 14" steelies, and came with the dog dish Ford centers that I hate, so I took them off. I left the beauty rings just so the wheels wouldn't look so bad! Eventually it'll get aftermarket wheels, but for now the tires hold air!
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#10
Been there done that. It's a long journey but rewarding when it's done. It'll be a good looker too being a Mach 1.
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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#11
I'm looking for a dog dish / trim ring combo!!! I´m overseas but if you are interested in sale, PM me and we figure that out!


Damián Cool

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#12
I like the way the wheels look now.


18 inch flat black steelies with brushed aluminum rings sounds like it would look awesome...


I gotta look into that....
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~Buddy
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#13
Any update?
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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#14
How do you know that thing is green?

Wow...you are ambitious. I piss and moan about all the work I need to do, but at least I have sheet metal?
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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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#15
Unfortunately, no update or progress, my poor Mach is still waiting patiently for life to allow some good work...

I can see some original green in different areas, covered by black, and then some aftermarket green... On the plus side, I did remove most of the pieces from a mostly intact car, so I should be able to put it back together somedayRolleyes
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