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Grabber Lime Restoration Update
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Work slowly continues on putting the Mach back together.  Headlight Buckets, Hood Bumpers,  Windshield Stops, Shock Tower caps and Hood weatherstrip all restored and installed.   Finding out that everything going back on the car is not as easy as taking it off!!!
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#2
Wow looks great! Very nice work & attention to detail will pay off in the end.
Shock tower caps look great, what did you finish them with?

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
#3
Very nice! Looking forward to the final result!
#4
Looks great! Very well done. Thanks for posting updates. Chuck
#5
Wow that is so awesome work 😎

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
#6
(02-13-2017, 10:53 PM)jpaz Wrote: Wow looks great! Very nice work & attention to detail will pay off in the end.
Shock tower caps look great, what did you finish them with?

Beadblasted, primed and painted back to a natural finish using Cast Blast paint.   I found that is the closest color to natural.   I was going to leave all the metal natural such as phosphate coated, etc, but even in a climate controlled garage, rust does start to form over time.   For phosphate, I found if I use satin black on the part first and then lightly overspray with flat, you can the same finish on parts, bolts, etc.

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#7
Nice job!

- Mike
#8
Car is looking great. Thank you for the update and pics. Only if you are interested on a couple of observations. The hood adjustment bumper cage nuts are actually installed prior to painting of the front. In concourse they would be SG black. The attaching bolts for the windshield support would be phosphate. I assume those are the AMK replacements. Another item I learned from a well versed contributor on the forum is the use of Glass Frost paint on metal surfaces to tone down any finishes meant to mimic phosphate. I did phosphate my shock mounts and hood hinges, but still used the Glass Frost paint to seal the surface and even out the appearance some. Just some well intended comments on a very nice car. Please keep the updates coming.

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

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
#9
(02-16-2017, 09:10 AM)bkdunha Wrote: Car is looking great. Thank you for the update and pics.  Only if you are interested on a couple of observations.  The hood adjustment bumper cage nuts are actually installed prior to painting of the front. In concourse they would be SG black.  The attaching bolts for the windshield support would be phosphate. I assume those are the AMK replacements.  Another item I learned from a well versed contributor on the forum is the use of Glass Frost paint on metal surfaces to tone down any finishes meant to mimic phosphate. I did phosphate my shock mounts and hood hinges, but still used the Glass Frost paint to seal the surface and even out the appearance some.  Just some well intended comments on a very nice car.  Please keep the updates coming.

 Glass Frost paint??? If I can find it , that's a very good tip. Who makes it? All I did to my hood hinges and shock caps was to media blast them and use matte clear coat. I mentioned this before in a post and was criticized for it though. My point was it looks right if NOT right and to those of us who could care less about judging, so what!
Thanks for the heads up bk.
#10
Motor City, you're building MY dream car!! Awesome I'd love to come and see it sometime when I'm over that way. I have a story to tell of how a Grabber Lime Mach 1 got me into owning Mustangs in the first place. I do shop at NPD quite often, but I didn't know about you guys till just recently.
Well done guys,
Geoff.
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