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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2014, 06:08:50 PM »
At the end of the day you buy the car for yourself not to please others...if you want to paint it in pink with purple spots then go for it...If I buy another mustang most of the purists will hate it because it will be wild.

I watched a video last night on a guy who has a copper coloured Eleanor to me it was beautifully done but some of the remarks from idiots were....

why did he paint it that color its not original Eleanor colour!!!...news flash neither is the car

why did he put those wheels on????....news flash because he could and they look great

The engine sounds like crap it should have a 289 in it...news flash what a 429 supercharged is not good enough?

peoples perception of things are just that ! perceptions ! Do what you want its your car.

(btw pink and purple spots yuk) lol

 
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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2014, 07:42:27 PM »
Here's the dash coversion ,have one thats already converted but cant use vents with it and i wanted one that was same measurements as factory in where the steering colum and glovebox are






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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2014, 08:25:59 PM »
Been busy tweeking the dash , removed outer cowls,cleaned up the rust and repaired sections






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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2014, 08:31:09 PM »
I've only just caught up with this thread. Great job so far. Keep the pics coming.

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2014, 05:55:39 PM »
Been busy over the last few weeks, r/h rail, torque box installed, radiator support and front approns in, and r/h sill panel, sat wheels in place to determin diff width

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »
Plenty of rubber under those guards Paul..    :thumb:

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2015, 01:49:28 PM »
Haven't posted updates for a while as with christmas and family comitments work has slowed, here's some progress, got my draglink back from john, mounted steering box and idler,floor is tec screwd in rear floor removed,rails strengthed and sandblasted,por15 painted on inside rails,rear torquebox covers replaced,shockabsorber crossmember replaced and rear floor fitted, doors and front end fitted ,chassis checked and rechecked for proper alignment,once i'm fully satisfied its right I'll weld it up,then start on the rear panels.









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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2015, 07:11:01 PM »
Good progress. I remember when I was at the same stage doing the same work

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2015, 02:43:26 PM »
Will be worth it as I'll know exactly what I've got 😊

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2015, 09:14:16 PM »
A few progress photos,left 1/4 on just about to fit r/h one after a few repairs on the door jam,having it down this far has let me blast and treat areas that you wouldn't normally be able to get to













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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2015, 10:15:22 PM »
Man that looks like a huge rebuild, good on you for taking on a project like that :thumb:

Will be following this thread with interest.

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2015, 09:02:26 PM »
 :omg: you're full on

Commendable, takes big kahuna's to do that  :thumb:

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2015, 10:22:24 PM »
Impressive

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2015, 03:04:22 PM »
Thanks, it's not that hard just lots of patience, measurements and photos, also helps having a father who's an old school panelbeater, I remember when I was young going to work with him on Saturday mornings so I could help ( or hinder depends on how you look at it :smile01:) unfortunately for me he lives too far away to help. I got four days in the last round off so a little progress, door jam has been blasted andrepaired, everything inside gets the metal finish and poor 15 treatment , replaced front roof brace , fitted up rear 1/4 panel and wheel wells, fitted up tail light panel, doing some gapping with the rear valance, so much easier when the lower part isn't welded together yet.












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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2015, 09:45:11 PM »
Friggin insane!!

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2016, 07:32:12 PM »
Thought I would update seeing as it's been a while, boot floors welded in, rear seat support panel finally showed up and fitted, gapped doors ( still more to do) , r/h door is 5 mm shorter than the left, both dynacorn.Drip rails replaced and roof skin fitted, Rear is all fitted up awaiting a final measure then welding. Hopefully after Christmas is over I'll get some solid time on it















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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2016, 09:20:51 PM »
Welcome back Paul and Happy New Year. The panel fitments are looking real good, great progress.

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2016, 10:06:43 PM »
Great progress, I am going to have to get dynacorn doors for my 69 once I start and have heard that the fit is not great. How did you fix the 5mm gap?

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2016, 07:41:02 AM »
Great progress, I am going to have to get dynacorn doors for my 69 once I start and have heard that the fit is not great. How did you fix the 5mm gap?

Happy new year everyone, The fit of the left door was very good,just needed a bit added at top near the mirror, the right door was short, I used welding rod with the flux removed from memory its 2-3 mm then slowly welded it to the door, you can only weld very short runs, I air cooled as I went, takes a while but well worth it, I then trim with a sanding disc and body file

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2017, 07:50:02 PM »
Hello everyone, can't believe another year gone! Thought I might update with a few photos, progress has been a bit slow, diff shortened and in place, inner wheel houses widened, rear welded up, inner rocker panel strips folded and fitted, firewall started, plan to have it painted this year( fingers crossed )

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2017, 08:03:58 PM »
Great work Paul, looking really good

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2017, 08:54:12 PM »
Thanks for the update, great work

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2017, 06:03:56 PM »

Very Impressive , ton of work and a ton of patience , a credit to you , love seeing the progress  :thumb:
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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2017, 10:48:22 AM »
Hey Paul, just a question about the dash conversion, my 69 has no vents in the dash, although I have bought vents for it. Can I just cut the vent holes into my existing dash to fit the vents in, or is there an issue with that?

Thanks, Neil.

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Re: 69 Mach1 finally started
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »
Hey Paul, just a question about the dash conversion, my 69 has no vents in the dash, although I have bought vents for it. Can I just cut the vent holes into my existing dash to fit the vents in, or is there an issue with that?

Thanks, Neil.

Hi Neil,  you could probably cut them out, would probably be easier getting one that already had them, if your is left hand drive?  Most that convert to r/h use non air dashes, makes it easier but steering wheel sits off centre, I converted mine so that it sits centre

 

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