This is my 69 Mach 1, My Dad this car in 1973 from the second owner. This is my Dad's Pride and Joy. He and I I spent 4 years restoring it factory correct.
This was my wifes first car 15 years ago. Her Dad found it in a barn with the top down full of hay. He had to scratch the crud off just to see what color it was. After cleaning it up, my wife used it as a daily driver through high school. The car was parked beside my 67 Firebird one day after work, and I started my car up to leave and she came running out of the restaurant because she thought I was stealing her car! That was how we met, and the rest is history. The car was parked shortly there afterwards for 10 years until I was able to turn the car into something we could be proud of. We started in May 2001 and almost have the car the way we want it. I did everything on the car with the exception of the paint, body, and convertible top installation. The paint and body took 500 hours due to rusted out floor pans, trunk pan, tailpan, one quarter, dash, inner and outer wheelwells, and various other smaller places that had to be patched. We found most of this after we had it sandblasted. Body and subframes were sprayed with PPG Global base/clearcoat. The original 350 was placed back into the car before reassembly. After body assembly, we took the car home and started on the rest. It took 5 months to get the rest of the car back into shape. I installed all new parchment interior since thats what was originally in it.
351 4V, FMX Auto Transmission, 3.25 Traction - Lok Rear Axle
Original 350 Engine
Original 350TH Transmission
Competiton Audio System
Serious Underhood Bling
Console, Factory AM/FM Radio, Rim Blow Steering Wheel, Front & Rear Spoilers, T5 Candyapple Red, Black Mach I Hi - Back Bucket Seats, Correct Spare And Jack Assembly, All Correct Hoses And Clamps Used During Restoration
Front Power Disc Brakes
Power Convertible Top
350 CI Engine
350 TH Transmission
Standard Parchment Interior
Special Order Carousel Red Paint
We did some other upgrades along the way, including all new polished stainless steel lines (brake, gas, trans), 2.5" Flowmaster exhaust, nickel plated Hedman Hedders, polished Edelbrock intake, chrome Holley 600 carb, polished stainless steel brake booster, chrome master cylinder, polished Rodney Red aluminum radiator with a temp controlled electric fan, chrome timing cover, chrome water pump, chrome power steering pump, chrome alternator, polished billet aluminum underdrive pullies, every line in the engine compartment replaced with braided stainless, every other part of the engine in chrome or polished aluminum, lowered the car 3" front and rear, 17x8 Eagle polished aluminum wheels with Nitto 215/40ZR17s in the front and 245/45ZR17s in the rear, multicolor programmable neon under the car, blue neon in the trunk, power actuators for the rear deck lid, motorized amp racks, almost 2000 RMS watts of Audiobahn amplifiers, 14 Audiobahn speakers including 2 Eternal 10s in a plexiglass/mother of pearl enclosure, 3 farad Stinger capacitor, full Pentium 4 wireless computer system tied into the audio system, 14" LCD in trunklid to watch movies/surf the internet, hidden full size keyboard, etc. We are still working on it daily, and I can vouch that the car will probably never be done!
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