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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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My 1969 Mach 1

I bought this car a couple weeks ago. Had been looking for a 69 or 70 for a couple years, and finally pulled the trigger.
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I had to sell my 69 Mach 1 twenty years ago, so it's nice to finally have one around again. The car runs and drives, was originally a H-code, white, PS, AC car. Currently it has an Edelbrock intake and carb. (Runs very rich), and headers. The PS and AC are gone, but the box for the ac and all the vents are still there. The wiring is hideous, dangerous, ugly, and very unsafe. Debating over using Midlife again for the underdash or going with AAW?

Anyway, the plan is to keep the car running and driving as much as possible. I'm not going to restore it this time around. It has had major work done in the past, including floors, quarter skins, trunk floors, etc. The question is what is the quality of work under the primer? Today I stripped the driver's side quarter. Not bad, not great, but usable. Plan on completing the clean-up this week, filler and epoxy primer this weekend. going to go one panel at a time until it's ready for paint.
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Keep on keeping on ! !

My 1st car...
'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
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Older son's 1st car...
'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
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Well, off to a bad start. Only a few of the pictures uploaded. Here's hopefully a few more...

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Regarding the last picture (hopefully), is that the way the rear bumper fits? Seems like it isn't right.
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Ex-wife,....."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, that’s a rusted pile."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."

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Welcome to the VMF, looking forward to watching your progress on the 69.
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Looks like a pretty good gap on passenger side of decklid. Maybe that is the reason.

Are those 15" wheels with the chrome rim

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Nice man!, fun project.
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Congrats! Keep us updated.



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Congrats on the find. I hope you paid more than I did! (Yours looks better than mine!)


It's just a little rust...

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Very nice! Congrats on finding another 69 mach 1 after waiting 20 years!

Man, all these mach1 popping up are getting my thinking and thats gonna get me in trouble!! HAHA!!

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I didn't get as far as I wanted to this week. I was hoping to complete the body filler process, but it didn't happen.
I finished stripping the entire quarter, and was happy to see that there aren't any rust issues. The skin could have been installed a little cleaner, but it is usable. I removed the rear seat bottom, interior quarter panel, and sail panel. The inside of the quarter was not primed where the skin was welded, so I'll address that. The floor has been replaced, same as the quarter, could have been cleaner, but acceptable for now. I'm planning on making this a nice driver, so as long as it's rust-free and structurally sound, I'm using as-is. I do plan on restoring the car in the future, but I want to enjoy it as "my car" for awhile.

As 665spd stated in his project thread, $30,000 now gets you a questionable small block Mach 1, so the work that's been done is helpful. At least I know what I'm dealing with.

This is an experiment to me. The way I'm doing the body work is as follows: Getting back to bare metal. Using Evercoat metal-to-metal to rough fill the weld seams, because it doesn't absorb water. Epoxy priming the areas that need filler. Applying Evercoat Rage filler over the scuffed epoxy primer. Another coat of epoxy over the finished filler and bare metal areas, then a primer surfacer. This process worked well on my 66, so I'm sticking to it.

This is where I'm at right now:
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Somewhere back in time someone removed the hood hinge springs and built a prop-rod. Ordered new hood hinge springs. Roughed in the quarter panel, cleaned up the interior, and moved the car to storage. Brought the 1966 home for pictures. Guess I'm going to try to sell it.

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FWIW, when I try to view the attachment, it is shown to be invalid.

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FWIW, when I try to view the attachment, it is shown to be invalid.
If you mean the photos, they load fine for me...

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