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Starting work again
#1
Hello.  I joined a while ago, and have been trying to find the time and motivation to once again start work on a 73 Mach 1 I've had for a while.  It seems every time I would get started, I'd immediately have to start travelling again for my last job.  Well, I've finally switched careers to a job where I don't travel anymore.  In the mean time, I've managed to pack more stuff in and around my Mustang in it's garage, but a lot of the items may prove useful in doing the restoration anyway, considering I'm not keeping it stock.  Some of the additions to my garage are a Bridgeport mill and a metal lathe.  I've already enjoyed making some parts for the motorcycles I ride.

Anyway, I've finally gotten an air line ran to that garage, so I can finally start work on the Mustang again without having to move the air compressor around, and without the extra noise of it being in the garage I'll be working in, which is nice.  My schedule is working out nicely so I can spend my off weekdays working out there.  I look forward to reading lots of posts here for more updated information about what's available than I'm remembering from 15 years ago, and looking at pictures to help build and keep my motivation.

Cheers!
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#2
Welcome back to your project! Post some pictures? We love pictures.
'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#3
I'll work on the pics. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like much at the moment. It's almost down to just being a shell. At this point, I've made and installed my own subframe connectors along with new floorpans. While doing that, I removed the cross brace that goes over the transmission and the trans support bracket bolts to, made my own that welds into the subframe connectors, and made my own transmission support to fit the T-56 I got brand new many years ago. But that's where it sits, needing lots of love. I've since noticed that there were rust holes on the shock towers where the bracket on the suspension side could trap moisture. I'm in the process of learning how to hammer 14 gauge sheet metal with a leather sand bag to try to repair that. But still, all in all, lots of tear down has happened, and not much for putting things back.

Quick question though, I see there are a LOT more sheetmetal items available from Dynacorn than I have found at the very few places I've gotten parts from. Where are some good current options for getting some of those parts from?

After I clean up the shop, I'll take some pics anyway.
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#4
Welcome back....Regular visits to the site should keep you inspired
Steve- Wonkey Donkey
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#5
Welcome from San Diego.
- Mike
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#6
welcome from Luxembourg, Europe!
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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me." Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#7
Welcome from TriCities WA.
-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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#8
Welcome from Denmark Northern Part of Europe Regards Lars DK73

Sendt fra min F8331 med Tapatalk
So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#9
Welcome back! I hope you'll enjoy working on your project and keep at it this time so you'll end up with an awesome car :-)
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#10
(08-08-2017, 03:15 PM)ygolohcysp Wrote: I'll work on the pics.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like much at the moment.  It's almost down to just being a shell.  At this point, I've made and installed my own subframe connectors along with new floorpans.  While doing that, I removed the cross brace that goes over the transmission and the trans support bracket bolts to, made my own that welds into the subframe connectors, and made my own transmission support to fit the T-56 I got brand new many years ago.  But that's where it sits, needing lots of love.  I've since noticed that there were rust holes on the shock towers where the bracket on the suspension side could trap moisture.  I'm in the process of learning how to hammer 14 gauge sheet metal with a leather sand bag to try to repair that.  But still, all in all, lots of tear down has happened, and not much for putting things back.

Quick question though, I see there are a LOT more sheetmetal items available from Dynacorn than I have found at the very few places I've gotten parts from.  Where are some good current options for getting some of those parts from?

After I clean up the shop, I'll take some pics anyway.
I can ship you any of the Dynacorn parts
They have a warehouse in PA - I can arrange will call pick up there, it's by Pittsburg if your close to them
Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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