Installing front hood hinge aprons. Found large hole in firewall right behind where apron attached. This will need metal repair and very simple, but requires very good welding skills. Repair coming soon. This is when torque box damage was discovered. Also note: previous restoration work– they left previous debris and old parts in trunk wells?– never with Big Chief would this past! Gas tank throat will need minor repair, but nothing major.
Minor Rust on Floor?
We sold this beautiful 1969 Mach 1 Clone to some very super nice folks.
MachLene and CobraJax
But it needed some minor repairs to be as they would like. Dave was very nice to help pay for the repairs, so MustangOnlyOne jumped right on them (repairs only)! We schedule our repairs and work them in, between our restorations! So please you guys with restorations or upgrades please be patient. I will not let repairs slow our progress on your projects.
Thanks everyone for your patience with these quick repairs!
More updates coming soon.
Need to catch up on these blog updates! Here is an old one from when we were re-installing Laurens’s windshields. It’s a very meticulous process, getting the rubber seals set just right and glued down, and then we’ll have to test them for leaking, and THEN, if no water gets in, the windshields are good! Phew. Fortunately, every windshield we install goes in smoother than the one before it.
Lot of stuff going on here! We checked out the trunk compartment after we did a lot of grinding to get rid of the surface rust, Big Chief did another water test on the cowl to make sure the seam seal is doing its job, and Savannah cleaned and wrapped the windshields until we get to the re-assembly stage.
Here’s Savannah cleaning some of Biff’s parts so they can be tagged and bagged and put away while the body is sandblasted, as well as Pat and Tim removing the windshields and wrapping them up for storage. Also some more tagged and bagged parts.
In addition to working on Tom’s interior, Big Chief with some help began installing his windshields. It’s a delicate task, because we have to get everything clamped in just right and also make it leak-proof.