1970 mach 1 mustang restoration photo journal

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and now the not so fun part starts... wetsanding the entire car. Started off with the hood and did 1000grit to knock off the high stuff. This pic is working my way thru with 1500grit on the hood. Here is a pic and if you look close, you can see my good buddy supervising the project like he usually does!
 

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update time... I just finished the buffing compound stage so thought I'd snap a pic from the same basic angle to see if you can tell the difference. Might not come thru too much in the pic but there is definitely some reflection in the finish now. Not nearly done but time to move on to the polish stage. My arms are pretty worn out from all the buffing so going to have to wait a day or two to start the polish stage.
 

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I like working on cars. I enjoy taking them apart and putting them back together again. I've done just enough body work to know that I absolutely hate body work. So ORF... I humbly bow to your abilities and patience.
 

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thanks... I'm not great at body work but can at least get it into decent shape which is good enough for me. Speaking of the mach 1... here is the latest pic.
 

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ok don't want to totally run this into the ground but got the mustang out for a drive over the weekend and thought I'd take a pic in the light to show how it is coming along. This is after paint and initial polish but no wax or buff yet as it needs to cure a couple weeks before I do that part. Also thought it was time to update my avatar with a more current pic of my stang :)
 

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ORF, your car is killer. When's it going up for sale? ;) I have been looking around for an early model fastback lately, with 1970 being my fave year. Only thing is, these cars bring in the strong money. Friends in the car scene are trying to convince me to go late model - more bang for the buck - but they don't have the same soul as the early models, in my opinion. Oh well, one can dream anyway. Might as well imagine a '67 Shelby in my garage, since that seems to be the case. Again, nice work!
 

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Still have a few things I want to do to the ole girl before she is ready to go to her new home. I totally get the new mustang vs old mustang thing. A late model mustang might look better on paper but my ears don't lie and there is nothing like the sound of an old mustang. the price of old mustangs has gone up some but good deals are still out there. That is especially true if you can do some of the restoration yourself.
 

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any pics of the old charger? I loved the body style of the 70 chargers. Is the 360 in the amc the same as the 360 that came with the chargers? If so, that is no slouch of a motor. When we restored my sons 72 charger, we thought about buying a 360 to put in but his budget was really tight so we rebuilt the 318 instead. Turned out pretty good and since it was his first car, probably smart that we didn't go with the 440 I was thinking about stuffing in there :naughty:

I love the old cars... dodge and ford are my favorites but honestly I think all the american made old cars are cool. If money were no object, I'd love to restore an old GTO, camaro, charger, challenger, 442, chevelle, firebird, vette... all cool old cars!

the old 72 charger my son and I restored for him
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the old 69 mustang with the 390
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This is a very small world I was looking for some parts and came across this picture of the 69 coupe well you'll never guess who owns it now. I just purchased the car last sunday.
 


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