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Old 08-16-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default 1969 Mach 1 Restoration

This 1969 Mach 1 was bought new by the current owners Aunt who was a school teacher in West Virginia. It has a 351 with a 3 speed manual transmission. The current owner bought it in 1992.

Looks pretty good in the photo.



Around 10 years ago he quit driving it when he noticed this rust around the power steering bracket. He did tell me a few years ago he did take it out for a short drive.



The owner starting taking it apart and had it delivered to us.



I noticed around the quarter scoop hole that something was going on. It looked like they had put a quarter patch on. This is what we found. They had a quarter skin over the original rusted out quarter panel.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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WTF??!!
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This is the left rear frame rail



Right wheel well



Front frame rail



The top of all the fender aprons look like this

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Just when I think I've seen it all LOL.
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ouch im glad youre working on it instead of me lol
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I hope you paid a fair price in retrospect...
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This is inside one of the shock towers



Since the floor and frame rails were so bad we ordered this from Thoroughbred.



Dynacorn parts that have come in



We made a jig with the stock suspension points and correct dimensions to build the car on.

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I'm not sure what was used for a patch in the wheel well



The quarter panel was cut off



Not much holding the outer wheelhouse



Brian added braces before he cut the floor out



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Brian has the floor cut out



Needs new torque boxes



I just had to show this again



I was told by the owner that this was done at a Ford dealer in a small town in West Virginia.
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Brian wanted the shell sanded and epoxy primed before he starts to install. Almost ready for a couple coats of SPI epoxy



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