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My Son Alex's 69 Mach 1 Restoration Initial Post

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Very well done ! 

I used a Dynacorn valance on my 69 and had to extend the sides because it was a little bit short ,the quarters were not replaced so that was about the only option .It wasn't hard to do ,i just didn't like the idea of having to do it .

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Big day tomorrow!!! Sending car to paint shop. Finished seam sealing and finally done with metal work. What an odessy!!!

 

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Also had to remove export brace and was concerned front aprons would spring back open. So I put a 3/8 threaded rod between the shock towers and tensioned before removing the export brace. I added support behind shock towers to spread the load. It worked very nicely.

 

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69 Mach 1 R-Code Red/Red, awaiting full resto/mod work.  Still searching for someone to paint it, that's why I asked.

 

Also have an 85 Mustang GT, already fully redone.

 

Don't you work for Areva, or used to?

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Yes, I worked for them when they were B&W, then Framatome.  Left in 97 to run my own business.  Been doing that ever since.  My company builds industrial automation and robotics, hence the forum name Robotman.  My name is Rick Bottoms.  Do you work for Areva?  What is your name?

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Thanks for all the comments. This is actually my first resto.

Well then, me thinks you missed your calling. Outstanding first built.

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Alex and I have been working on restoring the front and rear seats. What a mess!!!

50 yrs of dry rot and rust.

 

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After much cleaning, sandblasting, and painting we have all the frames refurbished and ready to go to the upholstery shop.

 

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Exciting day tomorrow as we go to paint shop to see progress. Can't wait!!!

 

Rick

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We visited the paint shop on Thursday and were quite excited.  They were still working on sanding and final blocking after first coat of primer.  Body shop said it was the first car in 15 yrs they had used only metal filler due to the metal work being done so well.  So hats off to Alex and I!!!!  No bondo in our car!!!!  Car looked great and can't wait to see it painted.

 

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Went to paint shop yesterday to see finished paint job. WOW!!! My son and I were super pleased with the results. Here are before and after pics. A shout out to Richard Vickers at Dark Forest in Ellington, VA for job well done.

 

 

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