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DETAILING THE UNDERSIDE
#11
Did you find any rust?
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#12
mach71351c;128505 Wrote:All & all it looks nice and solid.
It is Big Grin
One of the reasons I bought it..

caspianwendell;128533 Wrote:Did you find any rust?
There is like NO rust on this car..Pretty amazing even the cowl ..inside the door pillars torque boxes..lower parts of the doors.. floors all extremely rust free..Just surface rust on the bottom rear half..It all came off with wire wheeling.. Who ever had this car from new really took care of it..It must have been garaged from the get go..The prior owner did have a rear body panel & small lower section of the rear otrs replaced..but who ever did it..did a nice job..

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#13
Looking good!

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#14
I guess you could say I got out of this on the expensive side by replacing both floor pans the trunk pan and the front frame sections. Only think left to clean was the transition from trunk to floors. Wished I could have spent more time on my back cleaning vs. time at my work getting the money to pay for all of that work. Oh well!

Q is that welds around the upper shock mount?? Just curious if so, why?

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#15
Looks like you had to weld up the upper shock mount, or was that the PO?
Had Air shocks on the rear of mine from the PO and I had to weld up the cracks!

I'm seeing a trend with air shocks.......Dodgy

T2
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Qcode351mach;128588 Wrote:
mach71351c;128505 Wrote:All & all it looks nice and solid.
It is Big Grin
One of the reasons I bought it..

caspianwendell;128533 Wrote:Did you find any rust?
There is like NO rust on this car..Pretty amazing even the cowl ..inside the door pillars torque boxes..lower parts of the doors.. floors all extremely rust free..Just surface rust on the bottom rear half..It all came off with wire wheeling.. Who ever had this car from new really took care of it..It must have been garaged from the get go..The prior owner did have a rear body panel & small lower section of the rear otrs replaced..but who ever did it..did a nice job..
That's good Smile
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#17
Qcode351mach;128478 Wrote:We start by power washing the underside with simple green purple..

X2!
Soaks ya to yer shorts, but is well worth the outcome.
I ended up bending the metal tubing on the sprayer wand about 30 degrees up towards the tip end. Works much nicer than the straight deal for getting up in places that need gettin' up in to.

Please be sure to give a review of the Pypes X kit. I'd be interested!

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater - SOLD
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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#18
Awesome stuff, Q! thumb

What is up with all the "old-ass airshocks & boogered shock pockets," anyway? I thought I had the market cornered on that. Wink

MotoArts;128685 Wrote:Please be sure to give a review of the Pypes X kit. I'd be interested!

I know I love mine. Wink

2.5" stainless w/X-pipe, Pypes Street Pro mufflers, all behind Hooker ceramic-coated Competition Headers. Picked it up from Summit Racing. Easy to install, kit was complete, everything fits perfectly. The Street Pro muffler exhaust note sounds a lot like Flowmasters (or at least what I've heard on YouTube), and came with the kit.

Eric

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Talontwo;128654 Wrote:Looks like you had to weld up the upper shock mount, or was that the PO?
Had Air shocks on the rear of mine from the PO and I had to weld up the cracks!

I'm seeing a trend with air shocks.......Dodgy

T2
Thats not my welding !!!! Must have been the p.o. or who ever he got it from..We got rid of most of that junk..gonna do it 110% when I really do this up after the q-code is finished..Yep, not sure what the deal is with air shocks & these cars ..I guess it's the easy cheap way out instead of replacing the leaf springs..

bkdunha;128609 Wrote:Q is that welds around the upper shock mount?? Just curious if so, why?
Yep... prior hack to repair a cracked shock mount hole..most likely from the air shock..Thats a benefit of using air shocks... NOT

Some pics after todays session
       

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#20
Looking good Scott!

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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