Jump to content
RobotMan

My Son Mike's 69 Mach 1 Restoration

Recommended Posts

OUCH! Never heard of anyone having an ankle replaced. Nothing better than seeing a youngster working on an old car, love it! You gotta be proud of those boys of yours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking like a pretty solid car too. Any surprises after some blasting?

 

My Dad never went to this level with me as a kid but I'll never forget helping him sand panels or pass spanners.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As usual there are a few surprises. The rear of the car has been wrecked and the rear frame rails are not in the right place. Also some very poor repair work. So I am going to build a jig to put new frame rails in the correct locations using another car. That will take some extra time but will be worth it to get the rear part of the car started to a correct reference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, ankle replacement surgery and rehab are complete. Mike and I are back at it. Started fixing rust issues working from the front of the car backwards. 

Repaired a couple of spots on front frame rails. 

 

IMG_3827.JPG

IMG_3828.JPG

IMG_3829.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If this turns out anything like the Candy Apple Red Mach, and I have no reason to doubt that, those will be two beauties sitting side by side. You pulled off an incredible restoration with that CA Mach. Looking forward to the transformation of this one.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for recognizing our hard work. Mike and his brother Alex have already talked about going out driving the blue and red Machs side by side. That will be quite a day!  Wonder if they will ever test to see which is faster when dad is not around?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, RobotMan said:

Thanks for recognizing our hard work. Mike and his brother Alex have already talked about going out driving the blue and red Machs side by side. That will be quite a day!  Wonder if they will ever test to see which is faster when dad is not around?

I would bet on it! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×