1971 Mustang

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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jlebenon
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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by jlebenon » Sun 17 Jul 2016, 21:45

I've got a couple trim pieces
2006 lumina ute
1973 El camino 353ci

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 68vette » Tue 19 Jul 2016, 23:46

Thanks @BURT and @jlebenon! Will let you guys know if I need anything! The car came with some decals, so we'll see what we have! Not too sure what's happened to the sunroof :oops: possibly been tossed :roll:

I'm wanting to try get there either Friday or Monday to have a look at the sample piece that's been painted just to confirm the colour! :D (Colour: Mini Hyper Blue)

I'm planning on getting the '71 Boss 351 design on the hood, in matte /satin black (where almost the entire hood is painted)... I think it looks better than the original mach 1 design :!: then it'll be a satin black rear spoiler, satin black front bumper, satin black rims and finally some satin black decals!
Oh the irony...

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 95camaro » Sun 24 Jul 2016, 21:19

Hi there....
im actually building a 73 mach 1 , the body on mine is actually not bad at all,
i dont know why but someone has somehow popriveted pieces of the steering column cover closed with a bracket.
does anyone have a decent used one?

this build looks awesome. The mach 1 is a great mustang in my opinion, looks like you're making excellent progress there ! goodluck and enjoy

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 68vette » Tue 26 Jul 2016, 19:28

Hi, 95camaro... Thanks, we're trying to do it as well as possible, no shortcuts. However this is our first time doing something like this so its quite a learning curve for us, and mistakes are bound to happen :lol: :?: :idea:
Hopefully it'll make the next one easier ;)

We managed to get the sample of paint on Saturday plus a couple of other blues to compare to. After much thinking and debating I've stuck to the "mini hyper blue". And today we visited the paint shop to lock in our answer. They've put a primer on it and its soon to be "blocked" which i believe is coating it in a black powder and sanding down to find any blemishes! So thing are moving along nicely! Wayne from the pint shop is also gonna get our decals made out in a satin/ matte black finish as the ones we have are glossy! In the next couple of days well confirm how we want the hood painted with necessary dimensions etc.
On the interior side, the old leather has been stripped off the sponge and frame and we're waiting on that to get done...

So things are moving forwards :D
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BURT
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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by BURT » Tue 26 Jul 2016, 20:15

95camaro wrote:Hi there....
im actually building a 73 mach 1 , the body on mine is actually not bad at all,
i dont know why but someone has somehow popriveted pieces of the steering column cover closed with a bracket.
does anyone have a decent used one?

this build looks awesome. The mach 1 is a great mustang in my opinion, looks like you're making excellent progress there ! goodluck and enjoy
That could be a quick fix for a broken steering tilt mechanism only fitted to the 73 Mach 1
Had a similar problem a few weeks ago and replaced column with one from a Fairlane.

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 68vette » Fri 29 Jul 2016, 18:11

Found an outline of a '73. Decided to do a bit of an edit using Microsoft paint and coloured pens :mrgreen: to get an idea of the finished product!
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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 68vette » Wed 28 Sep 2016, 23:09

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by 68vette » Wed 28 Sep 2016, 23:10

Paint finally finished! Reassembly begins :mrgreen:
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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by johan wepener » Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:04

Restouration of a car is an enormous job. If you lack the passion/money it is not possible

to complete.

Sterkte met die projek, dit kom mooi aan.

Groete

Johan
JOHAN WEPENER

IF YOU WISH TO DRAW AN INFERENCE IT HAS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL THE PROVEN FACTS.IF NOT, THE INFERENCE CANNOT BE DRAWN

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Re: 1971 Mustang

Post by Mustang Sally » Fri 30 Sep 2016, 11:58

That colour looks awesome! Enjoy the build. :D
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Hi, my name is Neels and I have a problem... :lol:

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