We had to strip out 1973 Mach 1 to continue the restoration process. It is a small part in the overall process, but we had to get as much done as possible before we sent it back to our restorer for the next stage.
3M Bristle Disks In Use at Eastwood
BUY Them Here: http://www.eastwood.com/bristle-disc-set-of-three.html
3M Bristle Disks are available at Eastwood in three different grits - 50,
80 and 120. The flexibility of the disks are perfect for irregular
surfaces and also a great way to prep for welding, leading and painting.
Removing rust from the frame of a dodge truck in this video.
1973 Mach 1 Mustang Restoration - improved
A short video journey along the 18 months it took us to restore a bent and
rusting red wreck into a race car for the World's ultimate tarmac rally -
Targa Tasmania. This video is missing a lot, as you can imagine with a
complete restoration, but it does contain footage of the day we bought the
car right up to the recently completed Targa Wrest Point 2010 tarmac rally
- without a crash.
We need to recognise John Biggelaar (near Launceston) our amazing restorer,
and Warren and the boys at Gorringes (in North Hobart), who took on a
monumental mechanical task and succeeded. And of course my wife and kids
who have shown understanding, tolerance and passion.
Well thank you to everyone that has been following our project. We're
really excited to release this video of the Mustang. We've finally accomplished
all of the metal work to our satisfaction with structural strength as our
main focus. Our next step is fine tuning the panels for fitment, then many
many many hours of bodywork to great ready for paint.
We are doing a video, documenting this entire project which entails
grafting the body of a 1970 Mach1 onto a complete platform of a 2006 Mustang GT 4.6 5-speed. Our
goal is to build redesign, and fabricate etc. a 1970 Mach1 body onto a full
2006 platform which includes ALL Mechanical,electrical,safety,suspension
drive train, and all technical attributes of a 2006. The end result will be
you walk up to this vehicle which appears to be a beautifully restored Mach
1 in every respect. You then open the door than, -Voila-! you've
transcended into 2006. You open the Hood or look under the car it's all
2006. Finally, you get behind the wheel and drive away and it's 2006.
Please view all of our videos and watch for our upcoming segments
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and smoke damage.
"Stripping Paint" ....Fast from any Car Doorjams.
Removing the paint from car door jams has to be one of the worst jobs to
tackle on any project. Here I compare a couple of discs to show you which
is the better choice for you, making your job a heck of a lot easier.
Huge crash in a 73 Mach 1 Mustang in Targa Tasmania 2012
This is the entire stage and huge crash we had on TS10 Elephant Saddle in
Targa Tasmania 2012. We had MANY requests for a slow motion replay of the
in-car footage so here it is. You have to wait for the end, but it's
probably worth it.
We have been asked many times what caused the accident, and it's a typical
concoction of many factors. But ultimately it was wrong tire selection. We
used to run Bridgestone RE55, then they stopped making them. They produced
the RE11 which we were told were an improvement and a direct replacement.
Unfortunately we could not get any info about them except for what we were
told by our supplier. But when the info came out, they are a hot track day
tire, not to be used in cold or wet. When I downshifted, the rear lost
traction but gave no feedback at all - no shudder, no squeal, etc. and then
when the road camberchanged, or the surface changed, or I adjusted the
wheel ... the rear was already in a spin.
The main thing is that both Dad (navigator) and I are OK, and no other
crews were involved. The car shell is badly damaged, but the running gear
is OK. We have a new shell on its way, and we will start the rebuilding
process and get Junior back on the road. It might take a year, it might
take two years. It might take 10 years, but Junior will be back on the
So enjoy the footage, excuse the damage to a beautiful car, and please
leave nice comments.