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Grabber Lime Restoration Update
#11
(02-20-2017, 09:25 AM)Stanglover Wrote: 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.

Geoff,  I actually live about 5 minutes from NPD and my garage is about 15 minutes from there.  My parts business is just something I do on the side (will do it more when I retire at the end of 2018).  I have 31 71-73 parts cars behind my building just waiting for me to take them apart!   Let me know next time you come up and we'll hook up at the garage.   If you don't like that color, I have a Grabber Blue, Dark Green Metallic, and a White one (all 429s) that still need to be restored (and a red 429 convertible along with a 429 Fastback that I drive).   I figure I better get started on the projects cars, so started with the Grabber Lime one.


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#12
(02-20-2017, 08:00 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote:
(02-20-2017, 09:25 AM)Stanglover Wrote: 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.

Geoff,  I actually live about 5 minutes from NPD and my garage is about 15 minutes from there.  My parts business is just something I do on the side (will do it more when I retire at the end of 2018).  I have 31 71-73 parts cars behind my building just waiting for me to take them apart!   Let me know next time you come up and we'll hook up at the garage.   If you don't like that color, I have a Grabber Blue, Dark Green Metallic, and a White one (all 429s) that still need to be restored (and a red 429 convertible along with a 429 Fastback that I drive).   I figure I better get started on the projects cars, so started with the Grabber Lime one.
 Thanks for the reply. Very interesting. I will need to go to NPD soon as I need a few parts, so perhaps we can arrange something for a weekend. PM me or I'll PM you on that.
I do have a great 71 Mach 1 that I bought in California in 08, all original numbers car, but with a few upgrades, PS, PB etc. My "project" for this winter is replacing the gas tank, lines and pump to be ethanol friendly ( hate that s**t!!) Other than that it's done.
I've attached a picture or two..
Thanks,
Geoff.
#13
That's going to be beautiful! It reminds me of a friend's 72 Mach from back in the day.

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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#14
(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.

Figured out something new today.   Mach 1 s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers, only the non-hood pin cars do.  The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush.  I checked all the other cars I have and found the same.  So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts.   There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.


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#15
(02-23-2017, 08:41 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote: [quote pid='291384' dateline='1487254221']
Figured out something new today.   Mach 1 s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers, only the non-hood pin cars do.  The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush.  I checked all the other cars I have and found the same.  So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts.   There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.

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 Well my friend, I have to disagree with you on the hood pins and non-hood pined cars. My 71 Mach 1 is absolutely original and in- restored concerning where parts have been changed. The nuts for the hood bumpers can clearly be seen as welded in, not cage nuts as you found on your other cars. My take on it would be that as ram air hoods, NASSA type that is, were intended for Mach 1's mainly, then the rad supports were built assuming ram air and thus hood pins as well. I just know this is going to cause controversy!!!
#16
(02-24-2017, 11:10 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(02-23-2017, 08:41 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote: [quote pid='291384' dateline='1487254221']
Figured out something new today.   Mach 1 s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers, only the non-hood pin cars do.  The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush.  I checked all the other cars I have and found the same.  So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts.   There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.

 Well my friend, I have to disagree with you on the hood pins and non-hood pined cars. My 71 Mach 1 is absolutely original and in- restored concerning where parts have been changed. The nuts for the hood bumpers can clearly be seen as welded in, not cage nuts as you found on your other cars. My take on it would be that as ram air hoods, NASSA type that is, were intended for Mach 1's mainly, then the rad supports were built assuming ram air and thus hood pins as well. I just know this is going to cause controversy!!!
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Interesting (and believable). I made the assumption based on my 7 Mach 1s, but all have hood pins, didn't think about a Mach 1 without hood pins!  Thanks for the clarification!

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#17
(02-24-2017, 01:05 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote:
(02-24-2017, 11:10 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(02-23-2017, 08:41 PM)Motorcity Mustang Wrote: [quote pid='291384' dateline='1487254221']
Figured out something new today.   Mach 1 s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers, only the non-hood pin cars do.  The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush.  I checked all the other cars I have and found the same.  So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts.   There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.

 Well my friend, I have to disagree with you on the hood pins and non-hood pined cars. My 71 Mach 1 is absolutely original and unrestored concerning where parts have been changed. The nuts for the hood bumpers can clearly be seen as welded in, not cage nuts as you found on your other cars. My take on it would be that as ram air hoods, NASSA type that is, were intended for Mach 1's mainly, then the rad supports were built assuming ram air and thus hood pins as well. I just know this is going to cause controversy!!!

Interesting (and believable). I made the assumption based on my 7 Mach 1s, but all have hood pins, didn't think about a Mach 1 without hood pins!  Thanks for the clarification!
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Well you know Ford did weird  things back in the 70's. From what I've learned, especially over the last 8 years of owning my car, nothing would surprise me. Who knows, my car could be the anomaly with the welded in nuts!!
Maybe later in the year, I'll bring my car over to your shop now I have more confidence in the latest engine re-rebuild!!.
#18
Here is a photo of the original 73 vert I documented several years ago.  It is the recent vert featured in Mustang 360 for undercarriage detailing and the use of the support tool for the upper control arm when jacking. This is a 100% original untouched car.  The cage nut looks unpainted, but it is actually dust around the part.


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1971 Boss original paint car and restored through Perkins shop


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1971 Boss 100% original at Perkins shop unrestored in 2012

   

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

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
#19
OMG! An original paint white car and he painted it red?! A travesty! (lol)

Actually, I have a white Boss I want to paint red so I guess it justifies my cause!

1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi
1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW
1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car
1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW
1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms
1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi
1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach
1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms
2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach
2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach
2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms
2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach
2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp
2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C
3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls
3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls
3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls
3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach
3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach
3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls
And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! Big Grin
#20
Hey Motorcity, what's the story with your 71 Red 429 Convertible (where did you find it, etc)

Thanks!

Kevin.

1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi
1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW
1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car
1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW
1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms
1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi
1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach
1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms
2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach
2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach
2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms
2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach
2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp
2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C
3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls
3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls
3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls
3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach
3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach
3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls
And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! Big Grin
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