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Old 06-25-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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A few months ago we brought a new pony into the stable. We've been looking a long time for a project that required no rust repair and would serve as a good candidate for my first paint job. A local mustang enthusiast put his project up for sale, and after following his build thread for the last couple years we knew it was the one. She wore Acapulco Blue with white clarion knit vinyl, and that is what she will be. Lucky for us, the car came with all the paint and clear, and a whole bunch of other beautiful interior parts. It also came with a rebuilt 351w and we will use a t5 that we have had in storage. We will restore as many as the parts as possible with an aim to restore the car to stock, with a slight restomod twist.

We got it home and started playing with her right away. Our plans are to first get the car running and drive it for a little while in primer. We can take our time and eventually get to paint later on.

On to the pictures. We got the car home and lined up the sheet metal as well as we could. The previous owner had the car blasted and epoxied, and the black that you see now is Evercoat featherfill. Once we block it down, we'll spray more epoxy and finalize gaps and body lines.





We pulled the rear suspension and put the car on the rotisserie to strip and re-spray the bottom of the car.

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Interesting its a 69 Mach 1? Is that not it's original hood because it should have a shaker hood no?
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We stripped the paint off bottom and sprayed some SPI epoxy.





Then the next day we sprayed SPI bedliner. I had a hard time capturing what it looks like but we are very pleased with how it turned out.

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Interesting its a 69 Mach 1? Is that not it's original hood because it should have a shaker hood no?
Yes it's a Mach 1. The hood is a new one, but it did originally come with a flat hood and a scoop. We have an original scoop to put on.
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We then stripped the inside and sprayed SPI Red Oxide. This was my favorite so far, I just love the red epoxy.





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We liked the finish of the paint that he had put in the engine bay but we had to weld up a few things and had a hard time blending the finish back in. We went ahead and stripped it and sprayed with reduced SPI epoxy. Now she's ready to rock.







We repainted the engine block and the valve covers...



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We have been refinishing some of the engine components and plan to drop the engine in hopefully this weekend. I started blocking the body with 80 while Aaron was cleaning and assembling the front suspension. After it was ready for epoxy we taped off the openings and sprayed two coats of SPI epoxy.









And how she sits today..



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turning out awesome so far! great work there!
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Fact: Your primered cars look better than most peoples' final finish cars.

Question: those black steelies look great. Are they just GT wheels painted black?
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huh very odd never seen a 69 Mach 1 with a flat hood. Guessing that might be more of a rare model or maybe base line for that year?
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Thank you all.

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Question: those black steelies look great. Are they just GT wheels painted black?
Yes they are just painted black. We will use these wheels but I'm not sure what color we will go with. I like the mag wheels the best but we're trying to keep this original and within budget!


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huh very odd never seen a 69 Mach 1 with a flat hood. Guessing that might be more of a rare model or maybe base line for that year?
I think you might be confused. The flat hood with the scoop is very popular..here is what it will look like. I'm wondering if the picture I posted looks like it is a completely flat hood and that's what's confusing you..

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huh very odd never seen a 69 Mach 1 with a flat hood. Guessing that might be more of a rare model or maybe base line for that year?
Not sure where you are from, but the shakers are more rare than the non-shakers.
OP, I think the Doc is flat out wrong on this one.
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You got a better candidate then what I started out with AND yours is a true Mach 1.
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OP, what is your body code?
Great work BTW.
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OP, what is your body code?
Great work BTW.
Body code is 63C. And the beginning of the Vin is C902M. How come nobody believes me???
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We've been working hard to get the engine ready to be dropped in but still have a few things left to do. One being installing the hood hinges for good. We used black SPI epoxy mixed with a little white epoxy to get a dark gray. We're not completely sure, but we might just leave them in this finish.



We also blasted and sprayed SPI black epoxy on the door hinges and then got the fenders in epoxy as well.



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Body code is 63C. And the beginning of the Vin is C902M. How come nobody believes me???
I have no clue what his deal is. I saw plenty of Machs (owned one for about a week) that had that kind of hood scoop back in the day.
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I believe you...just putting the nail in the coffin.
We've seen claims for mach1s and boss302s before that were mistaken, that's all.
Seems like just about any 302 is a boss302 for a few.
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I believe you...just putting the nail in the coffin.
We've seen claims for mach1s and boss302s before that were mistaken, that's all.
Seems like just about any 302 is a boss302 for a few.
I'll post the Marti Report later just to put it 6 feet under. How's that?

We blasted the door hinges and epoxied them a few days ago. Then we looked at each other and wondered why we did since the primer only has a 7 day window for base, unless later down the road we'd have to sand/scuff and reprime. We've had one heck of a week in the joys of being a homeowner world, so we thought we'd put some color down to brighten our day. Now they will be able to sit and dry for a long while till we're ready to put the doors back on.



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I love that blue color.
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