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Old 08-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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, 09:58 PM   #2
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WTF??!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:45 PM   #3
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This is the left rear frame rail

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Right wheel well

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Front frame rail

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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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Old 08-17-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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I hope you paid a fair price in retrospect...
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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This is inside one of the shock towers

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



Dynacorn parts that have come in

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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

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The quarter panel was cut off

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Not much holding the outer wheelhouse

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Brian added braces before he cut the floor out

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Brian has the floor cut out

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Needs new torque boxes



I just had to show this again

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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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