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The road so far.....
#11
Car looks great!

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#12
71coop,
That is a great looking ride and your sure making some positive progress so far. Black just looks so good on these cars, sad it wasn't continued into the 72-73 model year as a RPO (Regular Production Option). I realize fit, finish and quality of the sheet metal work then was light years away from what we see coming out of Flat Rock Assembly now. Black is an unforgiving color if you have any imperfections in sheet metal or prep work, no matter how small. That slick looking body along with the period correct alum slot wheels sure gives it that bad A$$ look we were all striving for!!  
The appearance of your Mach 1 sure reflects the quality of your work!   thumb

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#13
Secluff and others - Thanks, but I have to admit the quality of the body, especially the straightness of it, is the previous owner's contribution. The paint was in need of some TLC when I got the car, but it was on a good, straight body.

I am trying to wrap up a job that was only really a little more than half-way done, while making the car my own. The mechanical stuff is where I have the most experience, so looking forward to a new engine.

jpaz - no worries, the "incorrectness" of the hood paint is as much on me as my painter - I didn't go out of my way to tell him - but as I said, it's not something I am worried about. All in all, the painter did a good job especially bringing that existing black paint back to life.
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#14
(05-17-2019, 03:28 PM)71coop Wrote: Secluff and others - Thanks, but I have to admit the quality of the body, especially the straightness of it, is the previous owner's contribution. The paint was in need of some TLC when I got the car, but it was on a good, straight body.

I am trying to wrap up a job that was only really a little more than half-way done, while making the car my own. The mechanical stuff is where I have the most experience, so looking forward to a new engine.

jpaz - no worries, the "incorrectness" of the hood paint is as much on me as my painter - I didn't go out of my way to tell him - but as I said, it's not something I am  worried about. All in all, the painter did a good job especially bringing that existing black paint back to life.

That’s cool, as long as you are happy with it, that’s all that matters.

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#15
Will you do the hockey stick stripes in argent silver as well?
very nice btw

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#16
(05-18-2019, 01:18 AM)1sostatic Wrote: Will you do the hockey stick stripes in argent silver as well?
very nice btw

Thanks - I considered the hockey stripes - I actually agonized over it quite a bit - but after looking at some of the cars with and without, I decided to leave them off for now.  I figured if I change my mind, I can add them later. Right now I'm kinda digging the "clean" look.
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#17
I started the last of the seat upholstery this week - It had newer decent black seat covers from TMI, but I wanted to add something that complemented the black/silver color scheme of the car. The seat covers had also been installed over original foam, and I wanted to firm up the feel.

Old seat (please excuse the brake hardware on the floor, I was also sorting through old parts this week):

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Here is the re-covered drivers seat in the car - New TMI covers and foam:

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Not sure I'll get the last one done this weekend, but should have it by midweek.
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