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Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 29, 2011, 07:52:12 pm

The compressor and sanding machines in the car factory have been quiet for a few weeks since Andy left. We were sorry to see him go. But our classic car business cannot rely on any one person.

Good Panel Beaters/Spray Painters are hard to find. After advertising for a few weeks we had a response from Luke - A qualified man with 22 years experience. Eureka!

We are now right back into it! First project is a 69 Mach1. It is a 351 T bar Auto, which we bought locally from a chap in Whyalla. Bonus for us is the car is already registered in this state so no head spins from the rego people.

The car was driven into the workshop at 7 am this morning. Brad and Luke wasted no time getting into it. By the time i arrived at 9 the car was already up on the hoist to remove the tailshaft, exhaust, handbrake cable, fuel tank etc. The engine and transmission were out of the car by lunchtime.

Here are some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/048.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/046.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/038.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/040.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/039.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/041.jpg)

Does not appear to be any rust in the undercarriage, but hard to tell with the thick undercoating, which is also coated in quite a few years of oil leaks

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/044.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/047.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/050.jpg)

The bootlid is rusted and so will be replaced. Doors have a bit of rust in the bottoms. We will strip it all bare and see what we are working with.

More photos in this photobucket album

 http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on August 29, 2011, 08:09:29 pm
lookin good guys....was expecting to see a blue mach1 when I opened the thread

Any progress on that one?

Matt
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 29, 2011, 08:18:42 pm

Hi Matt, Yes the blue Mach1 is coming along well.

Just waiting for new front and rear screens to arrive, then we can fireball forward with it. Will put up some photos of the car tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on August 29, 2011, 08:28:29 pm
that would be sensational mate.

Sheri is very keen to see how that car finishes up (as you can imagine)....me too....gotta keep an eye on how my Adeliade drive car will look when its finished....cant be driveing around any old banger!!!

:smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on August 29, 2011, 08:41:48 pm
Did I see this one on Ebay recently? The rusty bootlid and doors look familiar.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: boss69hogg on August 29, 2011, 08:42:00 pm
Love a good thread detailing a restoration - the fact it is my favourite Mustang just makes it that much sweeter. Look forward to regular updates.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on August 29, 2011, 09:00:18 pm
Nice car. I recon it came in the same container as mine a while back. Looked to be a very solid car, unlike mine!!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on August 29, 2011, 09:03:10 pm
Thats great news Rod, another car to visit
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 29, 2011, 09:48:47 pm

Matt, I guess that is why Jeremy sent the seats off to the trimmers last week. He wants to make sure they are nice and comfy for you and Sheri.:burnout:

MachAttack, Yes, this is the car that was on Ebay a few weeks back. Jeremy rang the owner and made a fair offer for the car. The owner rang back a few weeks later and said come and get it. Ripper!

Boss69Hog, We agree with you. 69`s rule!!!
I had the Mach1 seats from the blue Mach1 in my Grande for a few weeks. Very comfortable with the high backs. Had to put the low back Grande seats back in last week. Seems uncomfortable now. Taking the Grande to work tomorrow to swap over to the Mach1 seats out of the red car.

69 candy, Not sure if it is the same car that was in your container. It looked reasonably good and shiny from 20 ft, but up close you could see the rusty boot lid, doors and bottoms of the rear quarters. How is yours coming along?

mwizz, You are welcome to call in anytime to check progress. How are you going with the Flex Polisher? Cranking mine up at work tomorrow to polish a 4 wheel drive from the tyre shop next door.

Some more photos taken this arvo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/054.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/058.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/059.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/065.jpg)

Sized these photos a bit smaller than the ones in the first post because i thought the bigger ones were a bit "in your face". Dunno - which size is best?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on August 29, 2011, 10:02:43 pm
Thats amazing progress Rod.

I havn't used the Flex machine as yet as it supposed to be a Fathers Day present and I don't have any pads or polish as yet. Plus I still need to learn how to use it properly so I don't stuff anything up.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 29, 2011, 10:09:29 pm

Mark, I have plenty of pads at work. You can borrow some until you get yours.
I am starting to run low on polish so will order more tomorrow. But i can lend you some of mine in the meantime.

Come on down and i will give you some quick lessons with my Flex.:thumb:

By the way, when is fathers day?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on August 29, 2011, 10:25:41 pm
A nice car and it is the right colour too....
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on August 29, 2011, 10:30:43 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg155931#msg155931

Mark, I have plenty of pads at work. You can borrow some until you get yours.
I am starting to run low on polish so will order more tomorrow. But i can lend you some of mine in the meantime.

Come on down and i will give you some quick lessons with my Flex.:thumb:

By the way, when is fathers day?

Rocket.


Thanks Rod, I will try and drop by soon
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 31, 2011, 10:03:13 pm

Progress on the Blue Mach1.

Front and rear screens and mouldings were finally fitted today which means we can now start putting the front panels back on -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/042.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/038.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/043.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/041.jpg)

The Red Mach1 has been pulled apart. Just about ready to start with the paint stripper -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/006.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/008.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/032.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/054.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on August 31, 2011, 10:44:32 pm
Things are really moving along Rod, excellent work
Title: Time for an update
Post by: JT_1994 on August 31, 2011, 10:45:12 pm
Nice cars... Don't suppose you'll give them up with out a fight huh?
I like the red one...
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 01, 2011, 08:24:00 am

Mark, I am cranking up the Flex again today to give this car a 3 stage Menzerna polish -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/ItemCA7Y354C.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/ItemCA9S0OGX.jpg)

It is my new drive car. 6 Litre, 6 speed auto. Jeremy drove it back from Melbourne yesterday. Goes like the clappers.

JT, I think Jeremy wants to keep the Blue Mach1, but the Red Mach1 will be up for sale as soon as it is finished.:burnout:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on September 01, 2011, 08:58:50 am
Cant sell the blue one!!!!

Thats my Adelaide drive car!!

Lookin good guys

Matt
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Dad on September 01, 2011, 09:40:06 am
Oh yeah ! '69s rule alright.

Love these threads.

Very hopeful mine will be home for the weekend.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: dalex on September 01, 2011, 01:42:19 pm
Looking good, I have a mate after a blue 69 mach, so PM me if you want to be put in touch with him.

Dale
Title: Time for an update
Post by: dalex on September 01, 2011, 01:42:32 pm
Looking good, I have a mate after a blue 69 mach, so PM me if you want to be put in touch with him.

Dale
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 04, 2011, 03:50:51 am

dalex, i do not believe that Jeremy will part with the blue Mach1. Every time he goes home from work his 3 year old son asks him "where is my car?" - meaning the blue mach1. Think it will be a family favourite!

However, no reason the red mach1 can`t be painted blue. We will be in Melbourne to attend the roundup this month. Hoping the blue mach1 will be ready by then - if so, jeremy will bring it over. Come and check it out. Be good to meet up with you.

Work is continuing on the red mach1. We had the undercarriage, inside floor, boot area and engine bay media blasted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/130.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/132.jpg)

Floors and inside the boot are pretty good -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/122.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/123.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/125.jpg)

A bit of work to do down where the floor drop off meets the petrol tank area
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/126.jpg)

The front panel is good -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/121.jpg)

Nothing wrong with the LHS of the engine bay -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118.jpg)

The RHS is not so good. Check out the crack across the centre of the tower and the standard rusted out battery apron -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/119.jpg)

We have already repaired the crack by drilling a small hole at the end of it and then welding it up. We also tapped the tower supports back into the right spot and welded them to the tower. Problem solved.

Other rust repairs are limited to the bottoms of both rear quarters which will cut out and have repair panels welded in. Other than that there is a patch required inside the car just in front of the RHS wheelhouse. All in all not much rust in this car, but shows the beauty of having them media blasted to expose any problems.

Progress is slow at the moment because we have a couple of small jobs on the go. Can`t complain - they help to pay the rent.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 04, 2011, 03:51:46 pm

Pleasant surprise upon walking into the car factory this morning. The engine bay repairs are completed and now in etch primer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002.jpg)

This morning the car was put up on the rotisserie ready for cutting, patching and welding the required sections -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/006-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018.jpg)

Here are some pics of the " not so good " areas

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/014.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/017.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 04, 2011, 10:40:02 pm
Sure is moving along Rod, good to see
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 27, 2011, 10:00:27 pm

Been a lot happening lately - time to update this Thread -

Engine bay is now in Primer with guide coat ready for wet rubbing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/015.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-1.jpg)

Minor rust repair patch welded in back floor -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/017-1.jpg)

Here are some shots of how the piece in front of the rear wheel housing was cut out, replacement section formed, then welded in -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/012-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-1.jpg)

We had a nasty surprise with both rear quarter panels. Stretched metal, lots of bogged up dents and pick holes left -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/117.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118-1.jpg)

Only good option is to replace both full quarters -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/110.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/111.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/112.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/126-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/125-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/123-1.jpg)

Time consuming job. Tomorrow Luke will refit the door, front guard and boot in order to line up the new quarter for the side he is currently working on.

In the meantime, Brad is cleaning up and painting some front end bits and pieces. Most items will be replaced with new components -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/129.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/130-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/134.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on October 28, 2011, 12:23:19 am
Good to see this one coming along.  Can't wait for the finished product.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 04, 2011, 10:00:03 pm

Hi Macka, Car is progressing well.

Luke has been busy massaging the full quarter into position. Not easy to line everything up, in fact we ended up fitting new bushings to the door hinges in an effort to line it all up properly. Made quite a difference! Here are some shots. Everything is now in place ready for welding -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/159.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/156.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/160.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/162.jpg)

New trunk drop off panel has already been fitted, welded and finished -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/161.jpg)

He has also removed the RHS quarter panel -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/165.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/163.jpg)

The old quarter had been repaired quite a few times. It was absolutely stuffed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/168.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/171.jpg)

We are trying to have the body ready for top coats as soon as we move into our new premises. Spray Booth being installed in about 2 weeks, so should be spot on with the timing

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/newfactorya.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on November 04, 2011, 10:29:17 pm
That looks pretty

:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 04, 2011, 10:56:17 pm
Thanks for the pic of the new premises Rod, now I know what to look for when I drop in tomorrow.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on December 04, 2011, 10:29:05 pm
How is this project coming along Rocket?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 04, 2011, 10:52:49 pm

Hi MachAttack, We have been extremely busy moving premises for the last few weeks and the Mach1 is no further advanced.

The Spray booth has been installed and is almost ready for use.

Luke should resume work on the car this week sometime, so i will post more photos as it progresses.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on December 04, 2011, 11:24:58 pm
It will be good to see how it progresses...
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on December 05, 2011, 09:27:51 am
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg162292#msg162292
Thanks for the pic of the new premises Rod, now I know what to look for when I drop in tomorrow.


read my mind..............now we all know which place it is.........Looks great guys, need to shoot up & take a tour.:smile01:  hope you are all going this Sunday, dad included...:thumb::thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 05, 2011, 08:54:05 pm

Macka, I will keep the photos and commentary going when we finally manage to get back to working on the car...... so many things to do in the meantime, but we are working through the list and busting our balls to get back to the cars:thud:

Dale, Come on over any time and check it out. The place is huge, but somehow we have managed to fill it. Next few weeks will be spent finding places to put things away. The Signwriter eventually turned up and installed our signs -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/020-1.jpg)

Think we are going to like it here for a few years. The security is so much better here too.

Hope you all have a great time on Sunday. Unfortunately Michelle and i have prior commitments and cannot make it, but we will catch up with you guys as soon as possible.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 20, 2012, 07:26:06 pm

Well guys... By the time Xmas came around we were all absolutely stuffed. Moving factories during the busiest time of the year put the pressure on everybody. But we got the job done.

Started off the New Year at work with a mini Mustang Display -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/028-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/041-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/054.jpg)

Car Hoist has been installed. Here is Ron from the Mustang Club doing a bit of work on his 72 Mach1 to get it ready for rego -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/069.jpg)

Then we needed to use the Hoist to finish off Jeremy`s 66 Fastback which is going down for rego on Monday -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/096.jpg)

Both spray booths are now operational. One is an open front which is used to paint our wardrobe door panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/068.jpg)

We have waited a long time to get this booth -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/062-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/100-1.jpg)

The red Mach1 will be the first car we paint and bake in there. YES... We are finally working on it again. Luke has finished welding on the rear quarter panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/091.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/092.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/094.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/097-1.jpg)

He even had to work the new bonnet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/072-1.jpg)

We hope to have the car in putty next week some time.

In other news - Jeremy has just arrived home from a quick trip to Melbourne to bring back the Focus Diesel Turbo he has just bought for his daughter who turns 16 in a couple of months -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/080-1.jpg)

We are very happy with the car. It achieved fuel economy of 5.1 Litres per 100klm on the trip Home.:yellowpepper:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 20, 2012, 09:08:56 pm
Great to see things moving Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on January 21, 2012, 10:54:12 am
Nice to see some progress, hopefully you'll get to christen that shiny new booth soon.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 30, 2012, 09:09:21 pm

My son Bradley is very involved in the Mustang Restoration side of the family business. He fits the suspension, steering and mechanicals, as well as sourcing parts. So it was only fitting that we used a couple of the Mustangs in his wedding on Saturday -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/098-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/167.jpg)

Brad is one very fortunate person. His new wife Fiona is a beautiful woman in every respect. Well done Brad!

Monday and we are back into working mode. The body repairs are now finished on the red Mach1, so it was into the spray booth to paint the undercarriage.

After taping the car up, Luke first sprayed Super Etch onto the primed and sanded undercarriage -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/182.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/186.jpg)

Then after allowing it to dry for a couple of hours, on with the colour -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/188.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/190.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/191-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/192-1.jpg)

He then baked the colour in the booth. Tomorrow he will paint the red inside the car.

We are working to a schedule with the car now, so in the meantime Jeremy is busy checking all bolt on items in an attempt to get the car reassembled in the quickest possible time.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on January 31, 2012, 10:01:48 am
Congrats Brad & Fiona...................you all look great.:thumb:
Great to see Jeremys blue 69 and the f/b getting used..........
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 31, 2012, 09:07:26 pm
:agree: great pics and congrats to all
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on February 01, 2012, 01:29:08 am
Great shots of a big occasion and nice to see u got the cars in there as well.:thumb:
The boys scrubbed up well !

Ur new place and paint shop look terrific.
Keep the pics of the mach 1 coming.
Love watching the progress.
 :drool:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 01, 2012, 09:01:28 am
its about time we had a progress report on your car Chop :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: boss69hogg on February 01, 2012, 02:15:25 pm
That Acapulco Blue 69 is HOT!!!

My mind might live permanently in the gutter, but I'd be changing the plates on the Focus if that was for my daughter (WAG 469). Sorry, but I had to laugh.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 01, 2012, 02:17:14 pm
SA Reg will fix that!...........:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on February 01, 2012, 02:25:33 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg169878#msg169878
its about time we had a progress report on your car Chop :thumb:

Well Ive been held up waiting for deliveries and things.
Although a large shipment Ive been waiting on came this morning  ..............
:smile02:
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Tuskfish/DSC02853.jpg)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on February 01, 2012, 06:33:02 pm
Hey congrats to the happy couple
The new workshop looks fantastic, will have to call around sometime and have a look now things have settled down
It certainly is an impressive lineup of Mustangs there, would make anyone drool
Chris & Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 01, 2012, 08:33:29 pm

Thanks for all the well wishes and congrats. Will pass it on to Brad and Fiona.

Dale, The red Fastback was registered last week. The new airconditioner for it has arrived and will be fitted over the next week. Jeremy will  get a lot of use of the fastback then.

boss69hog,  The blue mach1 has come up a treat. Thanks. Must admit i had a laugh at the WAG plates on the Focus too. Those Victorian Yarra Yabbies come up with some funny plates.:smile01:

New South Australian registration and plates are on the way.


Michael, Those wheels look superb. Can`t wait to see them on your Mustang.


Sally and Chris, Come on over anytime. We are enjoying your Thread about your Mustang. Any updates yet?


Luke is absolutely steaming ahead with the Red Mach1. All that preparation work is now paying off. Floor of the car is now painted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/204.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/203.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/205.jpg)

Inside the boot is looking good too -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/206.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/208.jpg)

He has finished the Matt Black in the engine bay-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/217.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/218.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/222.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/223.jpg)

We are extremely impressed with Lukes work. He even painted the inside of the cowell panel and the front and rear stone pans -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/211.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/210.jpg)

Ron is also getting into the swing of things. Here he is wet rubbing the headlight buckets -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/212.jpg)

We do have a slight hold up. When Luke began removing the paint from the passengers door, he found that it had been bogged up once too often. The door is toast.
We ordered a new one from interstate but it was no bloody good - bent in fact - upon arrival. Supplier wants to argue about it! Not good business sense IMO!! We ordered a second door from another supplier - our good friend Steve Lond at Mustangs of Melbourne. Steve always looks after us.
Here is the old door -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/215.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/216.jpg)

Luke wants to wait for the new door to arrive before painting the body of the car as he wants it fitted on the car when painting.

The car is back in his work area for blocking back. Should be painted one day next week.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/201.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on February 01, 2012, 08:53:43 pm
She's coming along nicely, you'll have it done in no time. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 01, 2012, 11:47:20 pm
Excellent progress Rod. I am on leave for the next couple of weeks so I may call in to say hello.
Mark
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on February 02, 2012, 12:43:49 am
Looks brilliant.
He`s done an excellent job.
:thumb:

Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 02, 2012, 09:22:59 pm

Hey Thanks fellas. Must admit we are getting quite excited at the prospect of getting this one finished and back on the road.

Luke wants it off the rotisserie now, but our suspension man is missing in action this week. Hope Brad has some strength left to put the bottom of the car back together next week.:smile01::

Mark, i am down the South East for a couple of days. Back on Monday. Be good if you drop in some time next week.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 02, 2012, 11:12:07 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg170100#msg170100

Hey Thanks fellas. Must admit we are getting quite excited at the prospect of getting this one finished and back on the road.

Luke wants it off the rotisserie now, but our suspension man is missing in action this week. Hope Brad has some strength left to put the bottom of the car back together next week.:smile01::

Mark, i am down the South East for a couple of days. Back on Monday. Be good if you drop in some time next week.

Rocket.


No probs, will leave it to next week
Mark
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Bumblebee on February 02, 2012, 11:59:21 pm
Wow, what a great post Rocket, love it!

Car looks stunning (and love the acapulco blue car too!).

Really look forward to seeing the rest of the build.

Thank you so much!

Cheers and regards.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on February 03, 2012, 10:43:42 pm
I remember when I was at this stage!!! Looks good. Very nice job. What part of the S/East you going to?? As I'm down that way.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on February 04, 2012, 01:06:22 pm
Keep up the good work...
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 04, 2012, 09:56:09 pm

Mark, will see you through the week

Bee, glad you are enjoying the thread. Lots of pics to come. Look forward to seeing you and your cars at the Nationals.

69Candy, we have a small home at Millicent. Nothing flash - more like a shack really. We really like the South East for the cooler weather and nice people. Try to get down monthly when possible.
Wife has had us busy building a built in robe this weekend -

  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/021-4.jpg)
It has been quite a challenge. Not a straight wall, floor or ceiling to be found. But we are almost finished. Couple of hours in the morning - then back home for a rest.:smile01:

Macka, thanks mate. We will be driving this beauty in a few weeks time. You coming to the Nationals?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 13, 2012, 06:58:49 pm

Brad and Luke were both flat out last week working on the Mach1.
Luke fitted the new passenger side door. Was not an easy job. Ended up using the Third new door that arrived. All three new doors had problems. The frames at the bottom of the doors are bent and would not follow the line of the sill panel - which was definately straight. Lukes panel beating talents were tested and he had that door fitting like a glove. He then painted the insides of the bolt on panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/259.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/263.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/278.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/264.jpg)

In the meantime brad finished cleaning and painting the suspension components, then fitted them to the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/279.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/276.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/003.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-1.jpg)

Also painted then fitted the diff and rear shockers -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/011-1.jpg)

Today the wheels were fitted and the car taken off the rotisserie at long last -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/007-2.jpg)

Luke is now making final preparations to paint the body while Brad is busy fitting new airlines and a new receiver dryer to the spray booth.

Car will be painted within the next couple of days.

Jeremy is flat out trying to organise all the bits and pieces required to put the car back together. He is having a hard time trying to find a genuine original intake manifold for the windsor 351 engine. If anybody can help please phone him on 0412075064.

More photos here -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto
Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 13, 2012, 08:44:17 pm
looks great Rod....................you guys going to bring some cars along on Sunday?...:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 13, 2012, 08:48:27 pm
:agree: that is looking great. The paint job looks first class.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 13, 2012, 09:54:13 pm

Hi Dale and Mark, Thanks fellas - we are quite impressed with Lukes work. He manages to obtain a beautiful gloss finish straight off the gun, although i am not sure if it is all him - or the baking cycle in the booth that gives that smooth mirror finish. Bit of both i expect. What we are really impressed about is his attention to detail.

I think Jeremy, Brad and Fiona will bring some of the cars on sunday. Will come over early for a while myself, but have to nick off early to do some other work. Look forward to catching up.

Rocket.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on February 13, 2012, 11:16:53 pm
It's all looking impressive, the car has come a long way from what you started with. Nice work. :cpics:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on February 13, 2012, 11:49:30 pm
Its looking better now...
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 14, 2012, 08:52:57 am
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg171160#msg171160
It's all looking impressive, the car has come a long way from what you started with. Nice work. :cpics:


MachAttack..............I saw what they started with & it was real rusty......its a credit to the boys, they keep bringing these beautys back to life.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on February 14, 2012, 11:22:18 am
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg171176#msg171176

MachAttack..............I saw what they started with & it was real rusty......its a credit to the boys, they keep bringing these beautys back to life.:thumb:


I saw the video when this car was on Ebay, it certainly needed a rebirth.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 6T9rustang on February 14, 2012, 12:44:22 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg155890#msg155890

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/038.jpg)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/040.jpg)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/039.jpg)
Rocket.


Good stuff!  I like the black around the tailights especially when the black is fully extended to the rear quarter extensions, although not original this looks really nice with the Mach 1 stripe. I hope to have the same black applied to my mach 1 when the time comes. Are you going to put the black back on yours? Do you have any pics of the rear on the ground, before resto started?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 16, 2012, 06:46:26 pm

6T9rustang, They had the car up on the hoist to pull the drivetrain out before i could get any photos.
Agree with you about the blackouts on the rear panel, but Jeremy wants to keep this car original - so no blackout.

While Luke finished wet rubbing the body with 800 grit wet rub, Brad was busy setting up the airlines in the booth -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002-1.jpg)

One airline is to supply air to the spraygun and the other supplies air around the painters head. Tried the setup out - but Luke said that while the air keeps his head cool inside the mask, it uses too much of the available air. Bugger! Now we need a bigger compressor.

They finally rolled the Mach1 into the booth this morning and taped it up -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/015-1.jpg)

Here they are... very excited about finally painting the car

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/021.jpg)

Luke got right into it -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/023.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/031.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/038-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/043-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/044-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/045.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/047-1.jpg)

Then he Baked it and eventually we rolled it out into the sun for close inspection -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/048-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/049-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/052.jpg)

We are absolutely delighted with it. Well done Brad and Luke.

Luke is preparing the bolt on panels for paint, while Brad and Jeremy get ready to start putting the car back together. We only have 6 weeks to get it finished.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on February 16, 2012, 09:25:02 pm
Paint job looks amazing guys, keep up the good work and keep those photos coming.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 16, 2012, 09:33:46 pm
Oh yes, that looks great, well done
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 17, 2012, 09:34:05 am
:agree:..........keep the updates coming Rocket.......hope to see you Sunday!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 22, 2012, 02:50:33 pm

Luke is busy preparing and painting the hang on panels and bits and pieces. Here are some items being baked in the booth right now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/022-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/020-1.jpg)

Today the headlining was fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-2.jpg)

Also fitted Dynamat to the floor, then the new carpet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/015-2.jpg)

While i was taking these photos, Brad and Fiona arrived back from a lightning trip to Melbourne. They had gone to pick up a 351 V8 Windsor Engine with FMX Transmission.
This Mach1 had a Cleveland Engine in it when we bought it, but Jeremy was adamant that a Windsor 351 be fitted as this is what the car was built with originally.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/014-2.jpg)

He was able to do a deal with a chap in Melbourne for this unit which is supposedly out of a GT Falcon.
Will check the Engine No. once we degrease it to confirm this.

Brad will fit some new gaskets to the Engine, then give it a nice paint job before he fits it.

Things are running on schedule to have this car finished and on the road for early April.

More photos in this photobucket album -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 05, 2012, 07:27:34 pm

Thankfully the Clipsal race is behind us. We are now back to a full crew. Things are happening.

Back of the car is buttoned up -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002-2.jpg)

New front and rear screens and mouldings have been fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/008-3.jpg)

Both doors have been put on the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/005.jpg)

Jeremy has been working on the dash and started on installing it -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/003-1.jpg)

Brad is busy fitting everything back in the engine bay-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/006-2.jpg)

Jeremy has decided to fit a 351 Windsor that Ron from the Mustang club has been busy rebuilding. We used the Intake manifold from the Engine that Brad and Fi picked up from Melbourne last week. Ron brought the engine in this morning.
Brad will give it a paint job, fit the reconditioned FMX Transmission and all addons, then hopes to have the drivetrain back in the car by the end of the week-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/009-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-2.jpg)

As long as we dont run into complications waiting for parts, it is still bang on schedule. Fingers crossed.

More photos -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 05, 2012, 09:41:46 pm
Not long now Rocket, I'm sure you'll have it finished in time. At least with it already being registered you won't have to waste time with that side of things. Is the shaker going back on or are you going with the scoop?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 05, 2012, 11:12:10 pm
That is looking stunning
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on March 05, 2012, 11:51:04 pm
It is looking good...can't wait to see it finished..
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 06, 2012, 01:18:23 am
Car looks awesome.
Love the colour.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 06, 2012, 09:11:26 am
looks real good guys............:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 06, 2012, 09:28:26 am
good job guys
the car looks fantastic
cant wait to see it
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 13, 2012, 02:33:43 pm

Thankyou all for the replies.

Work continues... although at a slower pace than we would like.

Brad fitted the accessories to the engine, gave it a lovely paint job, then fitted it to the car minus transmission -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/032-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/031-1.jpg)

The reconditioned FMX transmission finally arrived back in our workshop but required detailing and painting before fitting it to the car. Here is Ron cleaning up the bellhousing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/015-3.jpg)

Almost ready -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/025.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/029.jpg)

Car is up in the air waiting...

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/007-5.jpg)

In the meantime Luke has been preparing Ron`s 72 mach1. It needed a dent repair to the LH Quarter panel. Luke repaired, then painted the panel, but after compounding the quarter panel and roof some bubbles started appearing on the roof where he had blended the paint. Oh shyte!

Only way forward was to take the paint on the roof back to bare metal -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/009-2.jpg)

What we found was surface rust on the roof that had simply been painted over. Bugger!
Luke applied some metal conditioner to the roof and is now giving it a thorough sand before etch primer-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-3.jpg)

As you can see in the above photo - Luke is always smiling. He loves this caper!:smile01:

More photos in the photobucket Link -

http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 13, 2012, 02:57:30 pm
you guys are amazing.........:thumb:

The Hertz won another trophy sunday at the All Ford Day

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Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 13, 2012, 03:52:18 pm

Well done Dale!

Congratulations. :thumb:

How many have you won now?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 13, 2012, 04:26:32 pm
Best Restored...................Vic Round Up
Best Ford...........................Extreme Horsepower Show
Best Muscle Car.................Extreme Horsepower Show
Top Ten Entrant.................Extreme Horsepower Show
Best Street Machine...........Berri Riveland Auto Expo
Encouragement award.......Berri Riveland Auto Expo
Best Mustang 64-66...........All Ford Day

Thanks goes to you guys.........:bow:

ps. it is in the latest edition of Australian Mustang & Ford magazine:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 13, 2012, 06:08:09 pm
A deserving winner.

Can't wait to see that 69 finished, it is looking so good.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 6T9rustang on March 13, 2012, 07:43:10 pm
you guys just make it all look too easy!:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 16, 2012, 02:51:18 pm

Nothing is easy! - Just the more you do it, the less difficult it becomes:lol:

Been a busy week. Ron`s Mach1 is just about ready for rego. Roof and both quarters now painted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/007-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/009-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-4.jpg)

Also had a few touch ups on another MOCA members car earlier this week. Had to be very careful not to get any overspray on this one -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/015-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-4.jpg)

Work continues on the red mach1. Transmission has been fitted-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-5.jpg)

Brad has fitted new Power Steering Ram and Control Valve -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002-4.jpg)

New lines are being fitted to car for Brakes, Fuel etc -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/009-4.jpg)

Brad is currently fitting the Rear Brake Assembly including complete new Handbrake Cables -
 
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/050-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/054-2.jpg)

None of it is easy, but having done it many times before, we now avoid unnecessary holdups because we know exactly where to source all the new parts. Makes life a whole lot easier now.

More photos in this photobucket Link -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 21, 2012, 03:18:15 pm

Need to have this car finished by next weekend, so all the blokes are hooking in.

Car came off the hoist after having the trans, brakes, fuel and brake lines fitted as well as the new wheels -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/081.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/088.jpg)

Brad and Ron are getting stuck into the engine bay. Exhaust manifolds have been fitted along with more accesories including Holley 4 Barrel Carb -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/002-5.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/012-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/037-1.jpg)

Jeremy is fitting the roof mouldings, rubbers around the windows and then the glass in the doors. Here he is a picture of concentration -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/038-2.jpg)

Luke has been busy doing the bonnet and wiper panel stripes -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/008-5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/007-7.jpg)

Looking very glossy now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/036-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/043-2.jpg)

Question is, will we have it finished in time? Think so, just do not need any hold ups and we should be fine.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 21, 2012, 04:20:04 pm
Looking good lads, you're on the home stretch now. How many days until you leave for Newcastle? There might be some late nights coming up.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 21, 2012, 04:41:30 pm

Hi Machattack, only 11 days left before we all leave.

No sooner had i posted the above photos, there was a cry of oh no from the workshop. Upon fitting the water pump pulley we found that the pulleys do not line up. Harmonic balancer pulleys are about 20mm back from where we need them.

Jeremy has just taken off to a local speed shop to see if they know how to get around it.

Who said this is easy? Not me.:smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 21, 2012, 04:49:04 pm
Bonnet looks great Rodney. Hope it all comes together in time. This is like an episode of overhaulin, only better.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 21, 2012, 06:38:34 pm

Hi Mark, Yes - Never a dull moment around here. This work is full of both high and low moments, that is for sure.

Good news. Jeremy came back from OG Speedshop with what we think is the correct Hamonic Balancer setup. Will know for sure in the morning. Fingers crossed. I do not know a lot about harmonic balancers, but apparently the weight is very important. ie counter balanced to crankshaft. He believes this looks to be correct.

We should have the car finished in time. Schedule for next couple of days is tomorrow fit harmonic balancer, power steering pump and radiator etc. At the same time Luke will polish bonnet and fit the scoop. Next is to fit bonnet, guards and bumper. Jeremy will fit door and quarter panel glass while all the above is happening.
Body needs to be ready for stripe man on Friday.

That will leave next week for Dash, electricals, interior, then bleed brakes and finally off to get the exhaust fitted.

Well... That is the plan anyway. See how it goes!:hope:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: TimR67 on March 21, 2012, 08:48:01 pm
Luv it Rocket, looks like youve got a great team there.  
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mof on March 21, 2012, 09:57:53 pm

Great pics, that is A1 work!! the owner must be chuffed with how his car is coming along...:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 22, 2012, 09:13:17 am
Quote from: mof link=topic=15537.msg174361#msg174361

Great pics, that is A1 work!! the owner must be chuffed with how his car is coming along...:thumb:


:smile01::smile01:......I am sure he is!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2012, 06:05:17 pm
Quote from: TimR67 link=topic=15537.msg174354#msg174354
Luv it Rocket, looks like youve got a great team there.  


Hi Tim, Thanks mate, yes we have a very good crew. In fact they are working back late tonight to ensure we remain on schedule.

So many jobs to do and not many days left to do them.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2012, 06:09:51 pm
Quote from: mof link=topic=15537.msg174361#msg174361

Great pics, that is A1 work!! the owner must be chuffed with how his car is coming along...:thumb:


If you wonder why Dale is laughing.... It is because this bloke is the owner -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/038-1.jpg)

That would be Jeremy!

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2012, 06:35:44 pm

All the boys are working back tonight in an attempt to keep on schedule.

Progress can sometimes be slow, because every part must be thoroughly cleaned, sometimes painted or polished up or replaced. Here are a couple of examples -

Parking Brake mechanism - Brad had been cleaning and painting it a few weeks back, but we found out that replacement mechanisms are now available. The chrome on the old one was a bit pitted, so we went with the newie -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001-5.jpg)

Power Steering Pump is OK so we cleaned it up and painted it -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/006-6.jpg)

And so on, and so on.

Happy to see that our problem with the Harmonic Balancer has been overcome. Belts line up very well now and have been fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/014-5.jpg)

Brad was pleased to be at the stage of fitting the Radiator this arvo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/017-2.jpg)

Jeremy has fitted the door and quarter glass -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/022-2.jpg)

Then he fitted the rubber door seals. These are glued on and masking tape is used to hold them in position until the glue dries -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/020-2.jpg)

Next it was time to fit the rear spoiler -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/024-1.jpg)

Test fit -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/027.jpg)

Finished -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/030-1.jpg)

In the meantime Luke was helping Ron to paint the bottom of his Mach1 which goes for registration inspection on Monday -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-7.jpg)

When i left work this arvo they were busy fitting the front guards and headlight buckets. Think MachAttack was correct. There are going to be a few late nights coming up.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on March 22, 2012, 08:43:36 pm
keep going rocket
get it done
i know how it feels to just not quite finish a car  on time
the effort will be worth it
cheers
barry
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Raven on March 22, 2012, 09:06:07 pm
What a joy to watch!!!!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 22, 2012, 09:29:35 pm
:agree:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2012, 09:59:49 pm

Thanks fellas, Glad you are enjoying it.:thumb:

Barry, We will be working our butts off in our attempt to have it finished so that we can drive it onto the car trailer Sunday week.:bolt:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 22, 2012, 10:04:24 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg174416#msg174416

Think MachAttack was correct. There are going to be a few late nights coming up.

Rocket.


I'm enjoying watching it all come together, I'm sure you'll get it done in time.

Just incase you're not feeling the pressure yet :smile01: :

(http://themamafesto.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/animated-clock.gif)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MERDO-FORD on March 23, 2012, 07:33:53 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg155927#msg155927
Thats amazing progress Rod.

I havn't used the Flex machine as yet as it supposed to be a Fathers Day present and I don't have any pads or polish as yet. Plus I still need to learn how to use it properly so I don't stuff anything up.
That engine bay view looks familiar i'll have to post a pic off mine.before and after shots.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2012, 08:06:40 pm

I think you are referring to the engine bay when we first stripped this car down. It was a bit of a mess, but starting to look good now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-5.jpg)

Would be good to see you post before and after photos of the engine bay in your 66. Always good to see plenty of photos.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2012, 08:22:53 pm

Arrived at work late today to find that Luke had fitted the front guards, and then scuffed them back ready for buffing which is not so good for the photos, but it is a work in progress i guess -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/008-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/003-4.jpg)

Jeremy and Brad were busy putting the front of the car together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/005-1.jpg)

Then we came across the first problem of the day. The lower grille moulding could not be found and not enough time to wait for a new one. Hmmmm.....What to do? A quick phone call to Jeremy`s wife Monique .... and she was happy to donate one! The car trailer was despatched to pick up her 69 Convertible..... and the moulding removed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/011-4.jpg)

Then fitted to the Mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/012-4.jpg)

Monique has a heart of gold!

Brad sorted out another problem. The Radiator fan was too big for the shroud. So had to borrow and then paint another one:smile01:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-8.jpg)

Meantime Luke had scuffed the bonnet back so that he could polish it before we fitted it to the car. Came up very shiny -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/019-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/027-1.jpg)

Ron was busy fitting the rest of the interior to his Mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/024-2.jpg)

It is a very good car -looks tough too -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/023-2.jpg)

Part 2 shortly.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 23, 2012, 08:40:33 pm
Rocket is Jeremys new Red car going to Regency before the Nats?:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2012, 08:47:23 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg174528#msg174528
Rocket is Jeremys new Red car going to Regency before the Nats?:thumb:


Hi Dale, This car is already registered, so no last minute rego dramas to worry about.
I believe Jeremy has ordered some personalised plates for it, so just needs to pick them up and bolt them on.
Ron`s Mach1 is booked in at Regency first thing Monday morning. So fingers crossed for him.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 23, 2012, 08:50:12 pm
great stuff mate, only reason I asked was that if it is entered for concourse at the Nats, it must be registered. Hate to see any drama's happening..........we all need to get together for a cruise sometime. You guys have all these awesome cars gathering DUST..........LETS GO CRUISING
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2012, 09:03:38 pm

Oh Yeah - We will go cruising for sure. My baby sat in the garage all summer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/043.jpg)

The Airconditioner was cactus when we returned from the Roundup in Melbourne. We ordered a Sanden conversion kit from the USA, but it never arrived until a couple of weeks ago. The Grande is currently at the Auto Electricians having the new unit fitted.
So what has that got to do with it you might ask? Well i am one of those people who sweat like the proverbial in hot weather. In the genes im afraid. Need Aircond. Nothing to stop us now. Lets cruise!

Are you coming to Newcastle?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 23, 2012, 10:19:52 pm
No mate both Mary & I have work commitments unfortunatley:banghead:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 24, 2012, 08:47:00 am

With only a week left before we must have this car finished, it has become necessary to change plans slightly.

The car will now go to the Auto Electrician first thing Monday. He will check all electrical systems to make sure everything is connected correctly and operational.
Tuesday it will be taken to Dave the Mechanic and Exhaust Specialist. He will fit the new exhaust system and fire up the engine for the first time and run in the cam.
All going well it will be back in our workshop on Wednesday for buffing/polishing, then the stripe man will fit the stripes.
That leaves us Thursday, Friday and Saturday for wheel alignment, any fine tuning and to rectify any problems along the way.

More photos from yesterday -
Jeremy putting the front together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/096.jpg)

Bonnet being fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/104.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118-2.jpg)

Brad and Jeremy fitting front bumper bar -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/129-1.jpg)

Front almost finished, just need to fit moulding to front of bonnet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/114-1.jpg)

Next it was up on the hoist with Moniques Convertible -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/122-1.jpg)

So that Brad could remove her power steering hoses for the red mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/124-1.jpg)

Thanks Monique! We had trouble locating the hoses. Jeremy has promised monique that when we return from Newcastle we will finally finish off the vert and get it registered for her. Then it is off limits as a source of spare parts! This is the second time her car has "come in handy":smile01:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/109.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/130-2.jpg)

By the time that was all done it was well past knock off time.

Jeremy, Brad and Luke were all getting a 6.30 AM start this morning. There is a lot of work left to do before Monday. Jeremy will fit the dash and complete interior, Brad will concentrate on Mechanicals and Luke will resume scuffing the body. Might drop in later with the camera to check on progress.

More photos in this Link -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 24, 2012, 08:52:56 am
what time will you guys be there till today Rod.........:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 24, 2012, 09:06:24 am

Hi Dale, From what Jeremy was saying, it could be a late one!

I am working on another project that needs to be completed - Painting a house. I plan to leave the house about 2pm and head down to the workshop.

Come on down to the workshop.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 24, 2012, 10:00:38 am
Excellent.
Unbelievable work guys !
Must drop in and see u soon Rod.
Might have something to show u !
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 24, 2012, 10:31:19 am
WILL TRY TO POP OVER EARLY THIS ARVO FOR A PEEK........:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 24, 2012, 06:23:00 pm
Looks like you'll make it, fingers crossed
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 24, 2012, 10:54:45 pm

Michael, Think i might know what you want to show me. Hint -Is it Orange and Black?:smile01:
Are you going to update your build Thread?

Dale, Missed you by just a couple of minutes today. Bugger. Will catch you next time.

Mark, At this stage i am not so sure it will be totally finished. Certainly hope so, but there is an absolute myriad of jobs to do.

Walked into the workshop just after 2 pm today to see the car up on the hoist -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/135.jpg)

As it turned out, they were not happy with the power steering lines and so rang Hardie Spicer. They came out and made and fitted some new lines. Very neat job -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/139.jpg)

While it was on the hoist they fitted the tailshaft, speedo cable etc, then bled the brakes -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/140.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/137.jpg)

Then Jeremy got stuck into fitting the engine bay loom -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/156-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/157.jpg)

About this time, the stripe man - Ian and his lovely wife called in to fit the stripes to Ron`s Mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/148.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/152.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/154.jpg)

We are still doing other work while this car is being put back together. Here is a job we did mid week on a stunning Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible. MOCA Members car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/147.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/145.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/151.jpg)

What a beauty!

Because the Red Mach1 was on the hoist for most of the day, there was no time to fit the interior. Jeremy did manage to fit some looms under the dash. Tomorrow ( Sunday ) Jeremy and Brad will be hard at it again.

More photos -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 25, 2012, 08:04:13 pm

The boys were very tired when we locked up the workshop tonight. Jeremy, Brad and Luke have put in a stellar effort this weekend. Dear old dad is quite proud of them.

Think i can confidently say that we will now make it - barring any major problems.

They spent the morning fitting the Sail Panels. When i wandered in after a leisurely lunch they were just about finished that part -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/001-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/005-2.jpg)

Next they fitted the Trap Door together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/010-8.jpg)

Followed by the back seats -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018-2.jpg)

Brad had a bit of a rest in the back seat after fitting them -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/009-5.jpg)

Next job was to fit the centre console -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/021-4.jpg)

Time for the front seats -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/024-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/030-2.jpg)

The new parking brake mechanism was also fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/006-7.jpg)

Luke has prepared the bonnet scoop -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/025-2.jpg)

Early start again in the morning to fit the instrument cluster, glove box, and radio panel, then onto the car trailer and down to the Auto Electrician.
We are relying on him to do the job tomorrow and then hopefully off to Daves workshop Tuesday.
More photos -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 26, 2012, 08:13:16 am
keep it up boys.....the end is in sight. looks like you got plenty done since saturday afternoon when I called in for a look............:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2012, 09:57:38 am

Thanks Dale, here she is on the way to the Auto Electrician this morning -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/052-1.jpg)

This is now the worrying stage. Relying on others who may or may not have the same sense of urgency as we do. I am sure Dave will get his part done on time, in fact he has already been on the phone this morning.

Ron took off in his Mach1 at 7AM this morning! He wanted to be first in line for their 8AM opening. He has to have the engine no. and ID check done first, then around the corner for 9AM booking to do Roadworthy Inspection. Hope it goes well for him. Will know soon.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2012, 03:57:14 pm

When Ron returned from Regency Inspection Station this morning he was not a happy camper.

The first Inspection which was Engine no. and ID check went well, but not so good at the Roadworthy.

He was knocked back for a few minor items.

The Crossmember under the Engine was a bit bent - nothing serious , we did not worry about it because it was just cosmetic. But they did! Car is up on the hoist. This is a welded Crossmember. Ron drilled out the spot welds on the bottom plate. Luke then panel beated it all straight and now the bottom plate can be welded back on -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/057-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/059-1.jpg)

Other items were - Engine running a bit rough - he knew this but was going to tune it up this week.

Wheel Alignment - Car was tracking well. Was going to have a wheel alignment this week.

Back seat not in properly on one side - pushed it in - now ok.

Indicators not cancelling. Took a chance on this. Cannot find a new indicator switch in Australia. This may prevent Ron from taking the car to Newcastle. Bugger!

Not easy to get a car through sometimes.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on March 26, 2012, 04:12:45 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg174810#msg174810

Back seat not in properly on one side - pushed it in - now ok.


I'm always surprised at little things like this, it takes a second to fix.

s
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 26, 2012, 04:40:25 pm
that sucks big time...........:banghead:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2012, 05:10:31 pm
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=15537.msg174813#msg174813
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg174810#msg174810

Back seat not in properly on one side - pushed it in - now ok.


I'm always surprised at little things like this, it takes a second to fix.

s


Yes Stephen SLR, It was certainly a " Gotcha " moment.

But the fact is Ron had worked his guts out last week on the car in an effort to have it ready. At the same time he was also helping us on the Red Mach1.
We feel a bit responsible because if he had simply worked on his own car - then probably the tune up, wheel alignment etc would have been done.
The man has a heart of gold. One minor moment is nothing.
:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 26, 2012, 06:05:29 pm
Sorry to hear about Ron's car.

The red Mach 1 is looking awesome, congratulations, nearly there
Title: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on March 26, 2012, 09:11:22 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg174824#msg174824
the tune up, wheel alignment etc would have been done.


Yeah it is minor in the scheme of things.

They've caught me out on the seat before. I remove the bottom half of rear to transport a speaker box to rehearsals, the only time it's in is when I do pink slip inspections.

I've wondered if it was the only thing would they give me a minute to fix it on the spot.

s
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 26, 2012, 09:23:54 pm
Quote from: StephenSLR link=topic=15537.msg174848#msg174848



I've wondered if it was the only thing would they give me a minute to fix it on the spot.



I think they would (hopefully)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 27, 2012, 09:10:46 am
hopefully Ron can get it back in there & retested in time........:banghead:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2012, 10:09:53 am

Hi Dale, Ron is getting stuck right into it.

They have finished welding the crossmember plate back on. Looks good too!

He has managed to locate a repair kit for the indicator switch.

Fingers crossed for him.

In other news the red mach1 is now ready to be picked up from the Auto Electrician. Jeremy and Brad are on the way to pick up, then drop it off with Dave.
Might sneak down to Dave`s later with the camera.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 27, 2012, 10:38:37 am
if you want to get a photo of him actually working it might be hard........:smile01:

he spends more time talking.:smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 27, 2012, 08:47:50 pm
Can't wait for the next set of pics
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2012, 09:08:23 pm

Hi Mark, did not manage to get down to Dave`s workshop today. Too busy at work.

But i do know that he was making good progress with the exhaust system. Jeremy had to take a drum of petrol to Dave tonight so they could put some in the fuel tank of the mach1 ready to fire the engine up tomorrow.

Dave should be finished with the car early pm tomorrow, then it will be back to us for the final push to get her done.

Dale - You must know Dave well! Certainly likes a chinwag.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 27, 2012, 09:09:35 pm
:smile01::smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 11:02:53 am

While the Red mach1 is over with Dave, we have some time to prepare the cars for the trip to Newcastle.

Jeremy was not happy with the drivers door on his Blue Mach1. It was hard to close. So this morning we removed the door -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/013-8.jpg)

To fit new Hinges -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/014-7.jpg)

Of course nothing is ever easy on these old cars. The Threads in the nuts inside the door are stripped. So out with the Tap and Die set to Retap the Threads -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/016-7.jpg)

Problem solved.

Ron has had some good luck with his Mach1. He was able to source a kit to repair his indicator switch. Job done. The car is now across the road having a wheel alignment -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018-3.jpg)

Still waiting for the Grande to come back from the Auto Electrician. He is fitting the Sanden Air Cond conversion. When it returns i still need to fit a new radiator and check the welch plugs. Had a bit of coolant on the garage floor where the Grande was parked. Not sure where the coolant was leaking from.

Good news for the day - Brad rang from Dave`s to say they have started the engine on the Red Mach1 and it purrs very nicely. Ripper! They have a few things to finish off under the bonnet. Car will be back here late this arvo or tomorrow morning.

Rocket.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 28, 2012, 12:02:12 pm
Rod, any idea on whether Ron can get his back to Regency this week or not ?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 06:49:11 pm

Hi Dale, Yes - Ron is booked in at 8AM tomorrow morning. Can see no reason why it will not pass this time. Engine is running smooth as silk, crossmember looks like new, wheel alignment and report all done, indicator switch working as it should. Heck - even the back seat is locked in
:smile01::thumb:


Was waiting for Jeremy to go to Dave`s to pick up the Red Mach1 this arvo, but no need. Brad drove it back!:yellowpepper: -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/046-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/048-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/055-2.jpg)

Engine is running sweet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/057-2.jpg)

Lot of jobs left to do, but not much time left. Alternator light is on all the time, so the Auto Electrician is calling in tomorrow morning to sort that. Then Jeremy can put the rest of the dash together, followed by door trims, followed by seat belts, followed by.......etc
Luke will be busy doing the scuff and buff, while Brad sorts out a few mechanical bits left to do.
Wheel alignment Friday, then Stripe man late Friday.

Think it will be a stressful couple of days!

The Grande arrived back from the Auto Electrician -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/066-1.jpg)

Here is the Sanden Conversion -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/058.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/059.jpg)

Jeremy fitted a new radiator this arvo. We realized upon removing the old radiator that it was only a 2 row core - New radiator has 3 rows of tubes - much better!

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/060-1.jpg)

Also fitted a new heater outlet to the inlet manifold. Think that should cure the leaking coolant problem.

Just have to refit the centre console and give the car a good clean. decided to fit the Leather Steering wheel for the trip -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/062-1.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 28, 2012, 09:31:36 pm
I have my fingers crossed that you have no issues pop up and it all comes together in the end (probably with just seconds on the clock). It's been great getting so many updates lately. How many cars are you guys taking up?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 09:56:54 pm

Hi MachAttack, We will be cutting it fine but at this stage all is looking good.

We will be bringing three of our cars to the Nationals. The Grande, The Blue Mach1 and......... The Red Mach1 ( Hopefully) which will be on the car trailer. Will have very few Klm under our belt with this car. Sure to be a few teething problems, so do not want to chance driving it that far just yet.
If by chance we do not get the Red Mach1 finished, i think Jeremy`s 65 Fastback is waiting in the wings.

If all goes well for Ron tomorrow, he will bring his 71 Mach1.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 28, 2012, 10:00:07 pm
Then I'll keep my fingers crossed for Ron too. It'll be a sight to behold when you're all cruising along those country roads in convoy.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 10:09:59 pm

Thanks mate, We thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Melbourne for the Roundup. This trip will have 21 or 22 cars in the convoy. Will be an absolute blast!

Might ask Jeremy to bring his Video camera and post some videos along the way.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 28, 2012, 10:12:01 pm
Ron has had some good luck with his Mach1. He was able to source a kit to repair his indicator switch. Job done. The car is now across the road having a wheel alignment -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018-3.jpg)


Good luck tomorrow Ron with Regency :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 28, 2012, 10:13:43 pm
I don't suppose Melbourne is too far out of the way is it? :smile01: I'd pull up a deck chair for that. Looking forward to seeing the videos.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 10:17:20 pm
Quote from: pone65 link=topic=15537.msg175003#msg175003
Ron has had some good luck with his Mach1. He was able to source a kit to repair his indicator switch. Job done. The car is now across the road having a wheel alignment -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018-3.jpg)


Good luck tomorrow Ron with Regency :thumb:


Thanks Pone65, I will pass on all the messages from everybody to Ron. I don`t think he gets on the computer much.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 28, 2012, 10:17:41 pm
Great to see the Red Mach 1 on the road, bet Brad had fun bringing it back from Dave Bills :thumb:
Need to try & get around to see it in the next couple of days.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 10:21:14 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175004#msg175004
I don't suppose Melbourne is too far out of the way is it? :smile01: I'd pull up a deck chair for that. Looking forward to seeing the videos.


Better still - You could pull up a deckchair just outside Newcastle on Wednesday arvo just as we arrive.

I am actually a bit worried about the road conditions around Hay and Cowra. The Evacuation order for the residents of Hay was lifted last weekend, but there was still a warning for water over the road in some areas. Hope it has cleared away by next Monday and Tuesday.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 10:24:03 pm
Quote from: pone65 link=topic=15537.msg175006#msg175006
Great to see the Red Mach 1 on the road, bet Brad had fun bringing it back from Dave Bills :thumb:
Need to try & get around to see it in the next couple of days.


Brad had a grin from ear to ear when he pulled in!:burnout:

Please do drop in. Will be good to meet you. I guess you already know Jeremy. Note we are now at 87 Research Rd.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 28, 2012, 10:44:23 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175008#msg175008
Quote from: pone65 link=topic=15537.msg175006#msg175006
Great to see the Red Mach 1 on the road, bet Brad had fun bringing it back from Dave Bills :thumb:
Need to try & get around to see it in the next couple of days.


Brad had a grin from ear to ear when he pulled in!:burnout:

Please do drop in. Will be good to meet you. I guess you already know Jeremy. Note we are now at 87 Research Rd.

Rocket.


No problem, hey Rocket you meet myself & wife Fiona last Oct' VIC concourse. We drove her silver VW Polo over & back with you all & left the stang back in the shed.
Reg' Brett.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2012, 11:03:29 pm

Brett and Fiona... Of course.:thumb:

You came around to work one afternoon in your Mustang .. a week or so after the Roundup.

Must be getting old! All these bloody Nics confuse the shyte out of me.:lol:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2012, 01:16:54 pm

The Rego Gods have this morning smiled upon Ron " The Hoff ".

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-9.jpg)

His Mach1 is now Registered, so Ron will be bringing it to Newcastle.:yellowpepper::burnout:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Dad on March 29, 2012, 01:18:16 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175045#msg175045

The Rego Gods have this morning smiled upon Ron " The Hoff ".

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/004-9.jpg)

His Mach1 is now Registered, so Ron will be bringing it to Newcastle.:yellowpepper::burnout:

Rocket.


Well done.

Gonna need some BIGGER tyres on there !
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 29, 2012, 01:50:23 pm
at least one of you guys had some success.......well done guys:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2012, 08:34:57 pm

Hey Thanks fellas.

Dad, South Australian LHD Rego regulations stipulate the car must be kept as it came out of the factory. So no humpy wheels for Ron. In any case, he is more of a concourse sort of a man. Don`t think you would ever see him do a burnout.:smile01::smile01::burnout::nono:

Was quite a calm day at work. Everybody was happy about Ron`s car and just plodded on with the work. Jeremy finished fitting the dash together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/066.jpg)

Luke started the day scuffing back the car, but then went onto the Blue Mach1. We had to remove the front guard, bumper bar and grille in order to get to the hinge bolts to adjust the hinges on the drivers door. Was quite a big job, but the door sits much better now. Jeremy finished putting the front back together about 6pm.

Not many photos today. Cars do not look good after scuffing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/062.jpg)

The boys are getting a very early start tomorrow. Hope to do some buffing before the car goes for a wheel alignment at 8 AM. We are at the wheel aligners mercy. When it comes back there is still some work to do. Might be a very late one tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on March 29, 2012, 09:39:54 pm
Good job fella's. Lovin the 69's. I'm sure you will make it.
Wish I was going with ya,:violin: but you can only do so many things.:cry:
 Maybe next year!!
Have fun
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2012, 05:40:53 am

Hi 69Candy, Thanks. Trip will surely be a blast. Sorry you are not coming to the Nationals.

Maybe you could come to the Roundup in Melbourne this October?
Nationals are in Perth next year. Fancy a trip across the Nullarbor? Was thinking about putting the car on the train and having an easy trip, but that would not be the done thing i am told.:nono::nono::smile01:

Cannot see anything to prevent us from taking the Red Mach1 to Newcastle now. Car drives very well. Not too many jobs to get her finished. At the worst we may have a bit left to do tomorrow before taking her for a good test drive then loading her onto the car trailer for the trip. Would like to see Brad and Jeremy get a bit of rest in before we leave.

More photos of the restoration
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 30, 2012, 09:10:18 am
sounds like its all going to plan Rod......Great stuff :thumb::thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2012, 07:35:20 pm

Hi Dale, It is almost going to plan.

Managed to do a bit of buffing before the car went to the wheel aligner. They were on the ball and we had the car back in about one hour.

While Luke buffed away Brad and Jeremy fitted the front spoiler -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/022-5.jpg)

Brad cleaned the blue lettering off the tyres -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/023-4.jpg)

Then fitted the Decals in the engine bay and cleaned that up ready to roll.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/028.jpg)

Jeremy was busy fitting the door trim after adjusting the window on the blue mach1, then cleaning that car up. The blue mach1 is now ready for the trip and out of the workshop.

Ron had been busy doing last minute checks to his car, then up onto the car trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/003-6.jpg)

He was a real happy chappy as he drove the car onto the trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/007-8.jpg)

Then the stripe man turned up to fit the Mach1 stripes -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/019-5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/017-4.jpg)

This delayed Luke with the buffing. So with about an hours worth of buffing left, Luke needed to leave for the day to do some personal business. Bugger! oh well....shyte happens.

Here is how we left the car late this arvo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/029-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/030-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/031-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/032-3.jpg)

So we did not quite have the car finished today. We will all get an early start again tomorrow, and hopefully by lunchtime we can call it finished and load her up.

More photos -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 30, 2012, 08:10:46 pm
Hi Rod
car is looking gorgeous
what are u using for polish as it comes up beautifully
well done to all concerned
thanks for taking the time to chat earlier on this week, the new premises look fantastic
you all deserve a well earned rest, good luck at the Nationals
Chris & Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 30, 2012, 08:18:47 pm
Quote from: Sally link=topic=15537.msg175160#msg175160

what are u using for polish as it comes up beautifully


Looks like the 3M 1-2-3 series. Would that be right? Are you going to 3000 Trizact as well or stopping with a lower grade?
Don't mean to sound like a know it all, I've just been hitting up a few detailing/painting forums lately and reading and learning lots!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2012, 08:32:17 pm

Hi Chris/Sally, Glad you called in.
It has been the mother of busy weeks on all fronts. Where did the week go?

Not sure which compound Luke is using. It is different to what he normally uses and it really does bring up a beautiful shine. Will take a close up photo of the bottle tomorrow.

Ash, Good to see you have been checking out those detailing/painting forums.
Due to our deadline, i think Luke is just going to finish buffing the front panels tomorrow and then perhaps go over it with some Menzerna Final Finish P106FF. That will have to do for now. Have to load the car by lunchtime tomorrow.
Might take my Flex Polisher with us and if needed i will go over it with Menzerna PO85RD on a black pad once we get to Newcastle. See you there.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 30, 2012, 08:38:16 pm
I just saw the bottle which I thought looked like one of the 3M bottles.

I've found it all fascinating, so many tips from so many people who know what they are doing!

I'm aiming to be there Sunday at the moment. Should be with a group of maybe 5-6 Mustangs. I'll keep an eye out for all the cars I recognise!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 30, 2012, 10:06:39 pm
Looking spectacular Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2012, 10:37:17 pm

Thanks Mark.:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: j1autotech on March 31, 2012, 03:28:14 am
This has been a great thread Rod,

congrats to you and the boys on all the hard work being done to cross the finish line.

I wish your boys were over here, as getting people and companies to work on schedule is about as easy as holding back the tide with a sand castle.

J1

Oh and by the way, I can't beleive none of you S.A. guys have been charged with attemted murder with the Regency crew. Is there only one place this can get done in S.A.

J1
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 06:48:57 am

Hi J1, Glad you are enjoying the Thread. Guess the idea with Threads like this is to give intending restorers an idea of what is involved.

Jeremy, Brad, Luke and Ron have all worked their guts out on this car over the last couple of weeks in an attempt to have it ready for the Nationals. The boys are extremely tired!
Luke has it extra hard. He lives at Murray Bridge which is about 100klm away. Takes him an hour and a half just to get to work each day.

The list of jobs to do is now very small. Finish Buffing, fit external mirrors, fit door trims, fit sill mouldings, bonnet scoop, bonnet moulding. Not sure why the quarter panel extension on the rear lhs was removed. Hope it was to clean the buffing compound, but fear it may have been scratched.

Sounds like there is no sense of urgency in Mexico. Bet there are a whole lot less heart attacks too! That is unless you are the one waiting to have something done.

The Regency Inspection Station covers the metropolitan areas. Inspections in Rural areas are probably just as harsh. I believe the Inspectors work on a Roster system each week to travel throughout SA.
They see it as their job to ensure no sub standard cars are registered here. Makes a bit of a mockery of the process when you see so many ferals driving around in clapped out unroadworthy heaps of shyte! Oh well.... that is a car restorers life in SA.

Hope to be able to post "The Money Shots " later today.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 31, 2012, 10:55:17 am
I'm on the edge of my seat today waiting for those "money shots". Best of luck for today.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 11:57:48 am
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175187#msg175187
I'm on the edge of my seat today waiting for those "money shots". Best of luck for today.


We are making good progress. Here are the boys hard at it -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/043-3.jpg)

Fitting bonnet pins at the moment -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/045-1.jpg)

This is how to polish a mirror -:smile01:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/036-2.jpg)

Almost ready to fit the mirrors -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/046-3.jpg)

Rear Extension has been repainted and fitting. Hope Jeremy has the stripe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/042-2.jpg)

A few more random shots -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/039-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/040-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/044-3.jpg)

Chris/Sally and Ash, I checked on the compound -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/034-2.jpg)

The paint feels super slick after using this compound. Probably helped by the fact the paint has been oven baked. I don`t think it will need any further polishing. No time anyway.

Still a few jobs left which will take a couple of hours. We are on the home straight.:yellowpepper:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 31, 2012, 12:01:01 pm
Rocket, Brad & Jeremy..........+ wives etc. I hope you all have a great trip away, drive safe & bring back plenty of stories for us all......plus some Silverware.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 31, 2012, 12:13:25 pm
:agree: Stay safe, have a great time, and enjoy the break and benefits of all your work
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 31, 2012, 02:30:55 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175193#msg175193

Chris/Sally and Ash, I checked on the compound -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/034-2.jpg)



Thanks for that!
I hope you don't mind me asking, do you know if you guys go right through to compound No.3? I had heard some people simply stop at No.2 and also that 2500 grit is more then enough to stop at too? I know each person has their own preference, it sure is great to see the final result start to evolve. It's looking great!!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 31, 2012, 04:14:10 pm
Hi Rod, Jeremy, Brad & Luke.
Great to see the car & yourselfs today :thumb:, it all come together.
I hope you all have a great safe drive & trip away.

To all the other MOCSA member doing the trip the same safe driving & a great time away.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 08:59:31 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg175194#msg175194
Rocket, Brad & Jeremy..........+ wives etc. I hope you all have a great trip away, drive safe & bring back plenty of stories for us all......plus some Silverware.:thumb:


Hi Dale, Thanks for the well wishes.
Think we have prepared the cars as much as possible. Still a little concerned about water over the road in low lying places. Sure the highways are open. I am concerned for those driving concourse cars going through wet and slushy roads.
You will know the stories while we are away. Will start a new Thread.
Silverware? Dunno. There are some gorgeous cars going over. Hope that somebody can bring something back.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 09:04:34 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg175196#msg175196
:agree: Stay safe, have a great time, and enjoy the break and benefits of all your work


Hi Mark, The boys are very tired and can certainly do with the rest. Jeremy`s back has been playing up something chronic. He is on some very strong painkillers to get through each day. Brad will drive the Blue Mach1 over and Jeremy will drive the Territory. Should be an easier trip for him that way.

Jeremy says there is no danger of speeding in the convoy. SA Mustang drivers must be slowies!:smile01::bolt:

We hope to enjoy the trip. Look out for the new Thread.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 09:12:35 pm
Quote from: Ash link=topic=15537.msg175204#msg175204
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175193#msg175193

Chris/Sally and Ash, I checked on the compound -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/034-2.jpg)



Thanks for that!
I hope you don't mind me asking, do you know if you guys go right through to compound No.3? I had heard some people simply stop at No.2 and also that 2500 grit is more then enough to stop at too? I know each person has their own preference, it sure is great to see the final result start to evolve. It's looking great!!


Hi Ash, Luke used 1500 grit to wetrub the Mach1. There was only time to do a one stage polish with the 3M Compound. If he had more time, then he would have followed up with a Finessing Compound. This is the one he uses -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/075.jpg)

It would be very rare to see a spray painter go to a third stage. They generally hate buffing!

With our cars i normally take over after the spray painter has done 2 stages. I have a Flex Forced Rotation Orbital Polisher and use this together with Menzerna Polishes to give the cars a 3 stage Autopian Polish - That is a real show car shine!
Takes about 15 hours per car. Will do this to the Red Mach1 upon our return from the Nationals.

Hope that helps to clarify.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 31, 2012, 09:17:19 pm
That's fantastic Rocket, I really appreciate you explaining that further. I can sit here and read pages and pages of info but sometimes a few sentences from a pro can put you quickly on the right track.
Thanks again! :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 09:18:50 pm
Quote from: pone65 link=topic=15537.msg175214#msg175214
Hi Rod, Jeremy, Brad & Luke.
Great to see the car & yourselfs today :thumb:, it all come together.
I hope you all have a great safe drive & trip away.

To all the other MOCSA member doing the trip the same safe driving & a great time away.


Hi Brett, Was great to have you call in today.

We never finished until 7pm tonight when Jeremy drove out with the Red Mach1 on the trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/165-1.jpg)

We are looking forward to getting some rest tomorrow before packing up the cars.
Will pass on your best wishes to all the SA crew on the trip.

About to make a very long post with lots of photos showing this afternoons happenings.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2012, 10:15:13 pm
:yellowpepper:

Well... At least as finished as possible with the time constraints.
It was another long day. Very early start and the car left our premises at 7pm tonight.

After lunch we fitted the bonnet scoop -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/057-3.jpg)

Then the delicate task of fitting the rear louvre -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/060-2.jpg)

Followed by the stripe on the rear extension -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/070.jpg)

hmmmm... Some bubbles ( lots of em ) developed under this stripe after a couple of hours. Shyte... oh well ... cannot do anything about it now!

Next it was up in the air again to finish securing a couple of lines, followed by a thorough detail. We are very impressed with Dave Bills Exhaust work -
 
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/048-4.jpg)

Luke then painted the Auto Transmission pan and the engine sump -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/051-3.jpg)

Brad then tidied up the engine bay -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/058-1.jpg)

He found a novel way to straighten out the cables for the bonnet pins -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/078.jpg)

Next it was time to fit the door trims -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/072.jpg)

Followed by the new Rimblow Steering Wheel, then clean up the interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/132-2.jpg)

After a few more bits and pieces were finished off, it was time to take her outside for a wash -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/091.jpg)

Finally the car was finished. I am so proud of the work Brad, Jeremy and Luke put into getting it to this stage. These last 2 weeks saw an absolute monumental effort -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/095.jpg)

Then it was time to take some happy snaps. Daylight was rapidly fading by this time -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/117-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/098.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/101.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/102-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/103.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/115-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/114-2.jpg)

Time to load her up on the car trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/147-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/153-1.jpg)

After a very hard few weeks - this was a lovely sight -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/164-1.jpg)

Many more photos at this photobucket Link -
http://photobucket.com/69mach1resto

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 31, 2012, 11:09:21 pm
Wow, what an impressive car. Thanks for letting us share in that Rod. Looks like that's another episode of Image Overhaulin' done until the next project.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 01, 2012, 07:49:06 am
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg175252#msg175252
Looks like that's another episode of Image Overhaulin' done until the next project.



:smile01::smile01::smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 01, 2012, 10:50:01 am
absolutely stunning car, job well done.....a real credit to you all
good luck at the Nationals, hopefully the drive will be a good one
cheers   Chris & Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: JT_1994 on April 01, 2012, 11:37:18 am
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ballman on April 01, 2012, 02:56:58 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/Ballman/tumblr_lzxxfiApmT1qcmwsf.gif)

Saw a very happy looking bloke driving a certain Mach 1 up North East Road today.
Looks and sounds absolutely stellar. Well done lads.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 01, 2012, 03:07:09 pm
Well done lads, that is an incredible looking job you've done. Your painter is a magician. Love this shot:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/115-2.jpg)

Congratulations on bringing the old girl back to her former glory. Good luck with the drive and in Newcastle. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 01, 2012, 03:27:12 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175248#msg175248


Followed by the new Rimblow Steering Wheel, then clean up the interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/132-2.jpg)



Forgot to ask, did you have your wheel restored or just bought one already done? My car does not have the correct wheel so I need to figure out the best place to get one already restored.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:32:38 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175284#msg175284
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175248#msg175248


Followed by the new Rimblow Steering Wheel, then clean up the interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/132-2.jpg)



Forgot to ask, did you have your wheel restored or just bought one already done? My car does not have the correct wheel so I need to figure out the best place to get one already restored.


Hi MachAttack, It is brand spanking new. I helped jeremy to assemble the wheel. Had to feed the rimblow section around the inner perimeter and connect the wiring. These are reproduction wheels. Think they cost about $1200. Will check with Jeremy. Going to see him shortly.

Glad you like the car.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:36:31 pm
Quote from: Ballman link=topic=15537.msg175280#msg175280
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/Ballman/tumblr_lzxxfiApmT1qcmwsf.gif)

Saw a very happy looking bloke driving a certain Mach 1 up North East Road today.
Looks and sounds absolutely stellar. Well done lads.


Hi Ballman, Just rang Jeremy to check. If you are talking about the red car it was not ours. Jeremy saw a Red Mach1 near work yesterday too. Said it looked fantastic.

Or was it Brad out in the Blue Mach1. Possibly wants to get used to the car before the big trip tomorrow. He grins from ear to ear when he drives it. Don`t blame him. I would too!

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:39:26 pm
Quote from: Sally link=topic=15537.msg175271#msg175271
absolutely stunning car, job well done.....a real credit to you all
good luck at the Nationals, hopefully the drive will be a good one
cheers   Chris & Sally


Thanks Chris &Sally, Much appreciated.

Always get a bit nervous before a long trip in these old cars, but once we hit the road it is just an excellent experience.

Have a great Easter.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:41:16 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg175262#msg175262
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg175252#msg175252
Looks like that's another episode of Image Overhaulin' done until the next project.



:smile01::smile01::smile01::smile01:


Hi Dale, Thanks for all your comments throughout the Thread.

Hope you and Mary have a great time over Easter. Sorry you are both not coming.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 01, 2012, 03:42:12 pm
Apparently this guy does a fantastic job on rim blow wheel restorations:thumb:

http://www.therimblowbuddy.com/

Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 01, 2012, 03:42:14 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175285#msg175285


Hi MachAttack, It is brand spanking new. I helped jeremy to assemble the wheel. Had to feed the rimblow section around the inner perimeter and connect the wiring. These are reproduction wheels. Think they cost about $1200. Will check with Jeremy. Going to see him shortly.

Glad you like the car.

Rocket.


Thanks Rod. I didn't think you could get a reproduction one, would love to know where you got it from and what you think of the quality.

Edit: Thanks for the link Ash. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:47:26 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg175252#msg175252
Wow, what an impressive car. Thanks for letting us share in that Rod. Looks like that's another episode of Image Overhaulin' done until the next project.


Hi Mark, Glad you have enjoyed the Thread.

Thanks so much for all your kind comments. Sad that you are not coming to the Nationals, but look forward to catching up after Easter.

We have a couple of jobs to finish off before we begin the next project. 9R01M ( Angelo ) on the Forum has brought his Grande down to the workshop to have both quarter panels replaced, then Steve is anxious that we restore his XC Cobra ute, then we have the Burgundy 67 Coupe that was painted 2 years ago - time to put it back together. So it will be a while.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 03:54:35 pm
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175273#msg175273
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:


JT_1994, I get the impression you like Mach1`s.

What is better than a Mach1.....








2 Mach1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/129-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/126-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/159-2.jpg)

We agree with you! Mach1`s Rule!~

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 01, 2012, 03:56:33 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175293#msg175293
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175273#msg175273
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:


JT_1994, I get the impression you like Mach1`s.

What is better than a Mach1.....








2 Mach1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158-2.jpg)


Now you're just rubbing it in.... :cry:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Yellow66 on April 01, 2012, 06:28:38 pm
That car looks sensational.  You all should be proud of that effort.
Good luck at the Nationals, hope to see you there.

Cheers
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 08:12:31 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175295#msg175295
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175293#msg175293
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175273#msg175273
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:


JT_1994, I get the impression you like Mach1`s.

What is better than a Mach1.....








2 Mach1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158-2.jpg)


Now you're just rubbing it in.... :cry:


MachAttack, Your long wait will soon be relegated to history. Figure it must be about 8 weeks so far? Any news on when you can expect it to arrive?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 08:14:34 pm
Quote from: Yellow66 link=topic=15537.msg175308#msg175308
That car looks sensational.  You all should be proud of that effort.
Good luck at the Nationals, hope to see you there.

Cheers


Hi Yellow66, Thanks for the compliment.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing your Black Mach1.

Are you bringing that one to the Nationals?

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 08:26:52 pm

Leaving in the morning at 4.40 AM to begin the journey to Newcastle.

Figured late this arvo that i had better get the Grande ready. Been a lot happening lately - well at least that is my excuse for leaving it till the last minute. Gave the car a good wash followed by a Wax with Wolfgang Fuzion. The Wax should make it easy to wash off the bugs each night, as well as giving the car a good shine.

We had a Sanden Airconditioner conversion completed on the car last week. Initial thoughts after using the air over the last couple of days is that it is not very cold!:shrug:
Anybody had one of these conversions done and been happy with it?
Will be able to write more about it in a couple of days.

Have just been to fill the car up and check fluid levels. All good, so about to pack the car ready for a bleary eyed departure in the morning.

Was going to start a new Thread about the Nationals, but apart from a couple of members - there does not seem to be much interest. Therefore i will continue to post about the trip on this Thread. Have the Laptop and Camera, so expect lots of photos - but hopefully no dramas.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 01, 2012, 08:29:27 pm
keep them coming Rod......even it is just for us poor soles who can't come with you guys.........:banghead:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 01, 2012, 08:29:55 pm
Have a safe trip Rod and I look forward to seeing your pics and reading about your travels
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2012, 08:40:15 pm

Thanks fellas.

Have a good Easter break.

Off to bed.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on April 01, 2012, 09:56:41 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175285#msg175285
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175284#msg175284
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175248#msg175248


Followed by the new Rimblow Steering Wheel, then clean up the interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/132-2.jpg)



Forgot to ask, did you have your wheel restored or just bought one already done? My car does not have the correct wheel so I need to figure out the best place to get one already restored.


Hi MachAttack, It is brand spanking new. I helped jeremy to assemble the wheel. Had to feed the rimblow section around the inner perimeter and connect the wiring. These are reproduction wheels. Think they cost about $1200. Will check with Jeremy. Going to see him shortly.

Glad you like the car.

Rocket.


cj pony parts do a rimblow wheel kit of $800+ dollars..
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 01, 2012, 10:01:54 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175317#msg175317

MachAttack, Your long wait will soon be relegated to history. Figure it must be about 8 weeks so far? Any news on when you can expect it to arrive?

Rocket.


Good news is it was due to be picked up from Florida yesterday to get it to LA. Bad news is it seems FORS had overlooked the import application so I have no idea when it will set sail. At least this thread has given me something to :drool: over. Thanks for sharing the restoration.

Edit: Thanks Pete, $880 for full kit unassembled. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 04:11:53 am
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175348#msg175348
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175317#msg175317

MachAttack, Your long wait will soon be relegated to history. Figure it must be about 8 weeks so far? Any news on when you can expect it to arrive?

Rocket.


Good news is it was due to be picked up from Florida yesterday to get it to LA. Bad news is it seems FORS had overlooked the import application so I have no idea when it will set sail. At least this thread has given me something to :drool: over. Thanks for sharing the restoration.

Edit: Thanks Pete, $880 for full kit unassembled. :thumb:


Only a couple of days to travel from Florida to Los Angeles. Good to know it is on the way.
Normally takes 3 weeks to receive the Import Approval Certificate. Hopefully they will give you express service since they overlooked it.
The waiting is the hard part - no doubt about that.

Don`t forget to add freight costs to the $880 for the steering wheel. Probably a couple of hundred. Personally, i prefer a Leather Steering Wheel. Have a Lecarra on the Grande. Only problem is it is only available now in a 14", would prefer a 15" -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/061-1.jpg)

Missus kicked me out of bed at 3.10AM. Still another hour before we leave. Not much sleep last night. Bugger!
Women:hammer::smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 02, 2012, 07:28:50 am
Well done guys.
Car looks fantastic (I want one) !
Have enjoyed the daily updates on the thread.
Hope the trip goes smoothly and safely.
Look forward to catching up when u get back.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: junior on April 02, 2012, 01:13:50 pm
looks great !  Can't wait to finish mine now !
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 04:27:39 pm
Quote from: chopmgw link=topic=15537.msg175360#msg175360
Well done guys.
Car looks fantastic (I want one) !
Have enjoyed the daily updates on the thread.
Hope the trip goes smoothly and safely.
Look forward to catching up when u get back.


Hi Michael, Thankyou for the comments.

I hope you went well today.

Trip is off to a good start. We arrived at Hay this afternoon around 2.45. Everybody was a bit sore as we stretched out. These seats are not good for long trips.

A couple of minor problems on the way. nothing that could not be fixed.

Lots of photos coming. Going for a few frothies first then need to download and resize photos before posting.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 04:30:02 pm
Quote from: junior link=topic=15537.msg175376#msg175376
looks great !  Can't wait to finish mine now !


Hi Junior, Thanks mate.

Hope your car is coming along well. It will be an exhilarating experience when you take it for your first cruise.:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on April 02, 2012, 04:41:02 pm
Now theres someone after my own heart...  Good luck with the comp.   :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: JT_1994 on April 02, 2012, 06:09:05 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175293#msg175293
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175273#msg175273
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:


JT_1994, I get the impression you like Mach1`s.

What is better than a Mach1.....









2 Mach1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/129-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/126-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/159-2.jpg)

We agree with you! Mach1`s Rule!~

Rocket.


Those are my 2 favourite colours too!!!  :cpics:

If you ever need someone to baby sit for you I am happy to help!!:rub::rub:


How 'bout one for every day of the week???
Title: Time for an update
Post by: ChilliChadd on April 02, 2012, 08:46:56 pm
Looks great, almost want to strip mine back again:wacko:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 08:56:29 pm
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175390#msg175390
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175293#msg175293
Quote from: JT_1994 link=topic=15537.msg175273#msg175273
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:


JT_1994, I get the impression you like Mach1`s.

What is better than a Mach1.....









2 Mach1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/158-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/129-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/126-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/118-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/159-2.jpg)

We agree with you! Mach1`s Rule!~

Rocket.


Those are my 2 favourite colours too!!!  :cpics:

If you ever need someone to baby sit for you I am happy to help!!:rub::rub:


How 'bout one for every day of the week???


Hi JT, We have a couple of earlier model cars that have been sitting around for a long, long time. Need to get those done before we look at any more Mach1`s.
Like your idea though:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 08:59:26 pm
Quote from: ChilliChadd link=topic=15537.msg175404#msg175404
Looks great, almost want to strip mine back again:wacko:


Hi ChilliChad, Memories fade with time. Have you forgotten all those bood,sweat and tears days already?:smile01:

I reckon it is better to just drive them.

Rocket.:burnout:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: fordtj69 on April 02, 2012, 09:06:01 pm
hi rocket
all the best you guys with the trip :rain: are you doing to the sat dinner if so will try and catch up for a :drink:
cheers tim
:drink:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 09:20:07 pm

We are on the road with about 700klm behind us.

Left home in the Grande at 4.40AM -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/001.jpg)

Met up with some others at BP Portrush Rd and then left for Tailem Bend. What a sight when we arrived! Gorgeous mustangs everywhere -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/010.jpg)

First bit of trouble was the Blue Mach1 developed a bit of vibration in the front at over 100kph. pulled a wheel to check wheel bearing - seems ok, may be a wheel balance issue -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/004.jpg)

We left there just after 7 am and headed up through Lameroo, pinaroo. Next spot of bother happened just before Lameroo when Franks superbly prepared fastback blew a power steering hose -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/049.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/046.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/048.jpg)

Quite a sight it was with all those Mustangs lined up alongside the highway.
Frank is an excellent mechanic, so had it fixed in no time and we all hit the road again.

Another car had a minor exhaust bracket problem at Ouyen which was quickly fixed. About this time, Justin and Jo began having battery problems with their immaculate Mach1. They made it to Hay no problem, then the troubleshooting began. First change the regulator - no - not that. Next fit a new Alternator - no - not that. Oh shyte... what else could it be? Was finally diagnosed as a broken electrical connection. problem solved -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/067.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/069.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/070.jpg)

Meanwhile everybody had settled in and were kicking back with a few drinks at the motel -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/077.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/059.jpg)

Early start again tomorrow. Headed for Mt panorama at Bathurst. Should be a blast.

Lots of photos at this photobucket Link
http://photobucket.com/sacrewnationals2012

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2012, 09:23:31 pm
Quote from: fordtj69 link=topic=15537.msg175410#msg175410
hi rocket
all the best you guys with the trip :rain: are you doing to the sat dinner if so will try and catch up for a :drink:
cheers tim
:drink:


Hi Tim, Yes we will be at the dinner on Sat night and will certainly catch up.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 02, 2012, 09:43:10 pm
Nice pics of the cars, you must be getting plenty of looks. Will you be taking turns guarding the carpark tonight?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 02, 2012, 09:49:25 pm
Great update thanks Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 03, 2012, 09:30:29 am
great photos Rod, it feels like we are on the road with you..... keep em coming,
all the cars lined up by the side of the road looks awesome bet it gave passing drivers a  thrill
hope Jeremy's back is feeling a bit better now
Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 03, 2012, 05:03:27 pm
Hi Rod, I hope you've not had too many problems on day 2 of your trip. Keep those photos coming.
Is this the wheel you guys used?


(http://www.cjponyparts.com/images/1000/STW9K.jpg)

Thanks for your help. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on April 03, 2012, 08:28:32 pm
Hi Rod,
Great update & photos. Good to see the car problems are all getting sorted. Gotta love the Bathurst. :yellowpepper:
What with the water over the road on you photobucket list.
Say hi to every one from Brett & Fee
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on April 03, 2012, 08:28:53 pm
Hi Rod,
Great update & photos. Good to see the car problems are all getting sorted. Gotta love the Bathurst. :yellowpepper:
What with the water over the road on you photobucket list.
Say hi to every one from Brett & Fee
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2012, 08:33:00 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175415#msg175415
Nice pics of the cars, you must be getting plenty of looks. Will you be taking turns guarding the carpark tonight?


Hi MachAttack, There was no need. The cars were in a inner courtyard.

The Steering Wheel that you posted is the one that Jeremy bought. They are very good Wheels.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2012, 08:36:12 pm
Quote from: Sally link=topic=15537.msg175436#msg175436
great photos Rod, it feels like we are on the road with you..... keep em coming,
all the cars lined up by the side of the road looks awesome bet it gave passing drivers a  thrill
hope Jeremy's back is feeling a bit better now
Sally


Hi Sally, We had a brilliant day today.

Seeing the cars all lined up was indeed impressive.

Jeremy`s back is still playing up. It will take a couple of weeks to settle down again. Couple of Oxycontin is getting him through the drive. But he is extremely happy! See coming post.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2012, 08:39:51 pm
Quote from: pone65 link=topic=15537.msg175477#msg175477
Hi Rod,
Great update & photos. Good to see the car problems are all getting sorted. Gotta love the Bathurst. :yellowpepper:
What with the water over the road on you photobucket list.
Say hi to every one from Brett & Fee


Hi Brett, It was a fantastic day. No car problems anywhere today.
Been having problems with photobucket last night and again tonight. Have now switched off all security temporarily in an attempt to download about 100 more photos.

Oh yeah... i can advise Bathurst was an absolute thrill for us all. see next post.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2012, 10:24:16 pm
In position 1 a Blue Mach1 driven by Jeremy. Position 2 was also taken by a Mach1 driven by Brad -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/164.jpg)

.

But they had to get off the track quickly because a bus was coming through!:smile01::smile01::smile01:

We had an absolute blast doing laps of the Mount Panorama Circuit today. Here are the cars -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/068-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/099.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/103.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/079.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/102.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/124-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/152.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/139.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/104.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/100.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/106.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/109.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/110.jpg)


(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/115.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/113.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/124.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/107.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/111.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/065-1.jpg)

We had to abide by the speed limits - 60km/h most of the way, but 40km/h at the top of the mountain due to roadworks. There was a severe temptation to sink the boot into it!

The day got off to a hairy start when we encountered water across the road -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/025-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/028-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/030-1.jpg)

All cars made it through with no problems, but there is going to be some major cleaning of undercarriages when we arrive at Newcastle tomorrow.

There was roadwork everywhere today. Even came across a small bushfire -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/042-1.jpg)

No car problems today. All smooth driving.

Tonights Accomodation is a bit more upmarket than last night where the mosquitoes were everywhere -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/047-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/048-1.jpg)

More photos in this photobucket Link -
http://photobucket.com/sacrewnationals2012

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 03, 2012, 10:31:39 pm
Thanks Rod, great pics. Cars look fantastic at Mt Panorama.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 04, 2012, 03:15:31 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg175496#msg175496
Thanks Rod, great pics. Cars look fantastic at Mt Panorama.


Hi Mark, Thanks.

We have arrived at our Accommodation in Newcastle. Very nice.

Easy driving today other than driving through Sydney - glad to get onto the freeway to Newcastle.

No photos today, but may go for a wander later and take a few.

Beer O`clock.

Rocket.:drink::drink::drink::drink::drink::drink::drink::drink:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 04, 2012, 03:56:15 pm
Go and sit at the Beaches pub for a while, its a great spot for a few beers and plenty of girls to check out walking by! :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 04, 2012, 05:24:36 pm
Quote from: Ash link=topic=15537.msg175523#msg175523
Go and sit at the Beaches pub for a while, its a great spot for a few beers and plenty of girls to check out walking by! :thumb:


Hi Ash, Have already been checking out the Talent.

Can report that Newcastle rocks! Lots of lovelies around.:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 04, 2012, 05:45:06 pm
Hahaha! :smile01: I like your style!
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 04, 2012, 07:24:22 pm
Hi Rod
thanks for all the updates, looks like your all enjoying yourselves
accommodation looks great with undercover carparking.....bonus
 Chris & Sally   :cool:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 04, 2012, 07:25:33 pm
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175527#msg175527
Quote from: Ash link=topic=15537.msg175523#msg175523
Go and sit at the Beaches pub for a while, its a great spot for a few beers and plenty of girls to check out walking by! :thumb:


Hi Ash, Have already been checking out the Talent.

Can report that Newcastle rocks! Lots of lovelies around.:thumb:

Rocket.


I am jealous.............:drool:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 04, 2012, 07:33:16 pm

I am jealous.............:drool:[/quote]

you and me both :drool::drool::drool::drool:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 04, 2012, 08:26:07 pm
:agree:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on April 04, 2012, 08:49:38 pm
Great to hear you all & the cars got there safe :thumb:
Have a great time.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 05, 2012, 07:13:35 pm

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/057.jpg)

No - Not Christine and Garry christening the back seat of their fastback - They were hard at it though!






Cleaning the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/060-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/062-1.jpg)

:smile01::smile01::smile01::smile01::nono::rol::rol::rol::bolt:

We are at the business end today as everybody got into spit and shine mode.
A lot of concours owners took their cars into Kloster Ford in Newcastle last night where they were able to put the cars up on the hoist in order to give the undercarriage a thorough clean, which was really necessary after driving through water, dust and even fresh tar on the way over.
It was hard going cleaning the cars today. Even though the cars are undercover in a huge underground carpark, it is very muggy here in Newcastle and so you very quickly work up a sweat.

I chose to clean mine the easy way over at the local Carlovers, then decided it was clean enough, so over to the Wests leagues Club for a few delicious pints:drink::drink::drink::drink::drink:
It was all good..... Until the missus found me. Bugger!

The car park continues to fill up with more and more Gorgeous Mustangs. here are some more pics -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/068-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/069-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/070-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/071-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/073.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/074-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/075-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/076-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/078.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/079-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/025-2.jpg)

Since taking the above photos another 20 or so beauties have arrived.

We found out what the vibration problem was in the Blue Mach1.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/013.jpg)
It was actually the rear wheel bearings. The car is over at Kloster Ford having new wheel bearings fitted right now.

Oh well..... Nearly time for the wifes medication. When she is asleep - I am out of here. The club beckons :drink::drink::drink:

Rocket:bolt:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2012, 07:17:22 pm
What's a pint? :shrug:

You're in NSW now, we drink schooners :smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 05, 2012, 07:28:31 pm

Where i come from, a Schooner is a small glass of beer - for pretend drinkers!

A pint is a LARGE glass.:rub::rub:

Over here, i have no idea what a large glass of beer is called, so i just ask for a large glass of Carlton Draught::smile01::smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2012, 07:30:56 pm
Hahaha, here it is the reverse. Ask for a pint and you'll get a weird look and they'll ask if you'd like a straw with that?

:smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 05, 2012, 09:35:49 pm
Thanks for the pics Rod, some nice Mustangs there.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 06, 2012, 11:32:08 am
Thanks for the great pics Rocket ! Have been following your thread for a while  and i too am envious of the cars , and your trip let alone kicking back with a cold Carlto Draught . That looks like one awesome carpark , they would want to have good security  ?  When  i opened the pic with the Elenor was like a sceene out of gone in 60 seconds  , looks like a show in its self down stairs ??
Good to see your into the Victorian beer  mate
Hope you all have a great Nationals
cheers Peter
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 06, 2012, 03:51:12 pm
Quote from: red066 link=topic=15537.msg175667#msg175667
Thanks for the great pics Rocket ! Have been following your thread for a while  and i too am envious of the cars , and your trip let alone kicking back with a cold Carlto Draught . That looks like one awesome carpark , they would want to have good security  ?  When  i opened the pic with the Elenor was like a sceene out of gone in 60 seconds  , looks like a show in its self down stairs ??
Good to see your into the Victorian beer  mate
Hope you all have a great Nationals
cheers Peter


Hi Peter, Yes - This is a totally awesome experience.
All day today lots of stunning Mustangs still pouring into the carpark. It is an absolute smorgasboard of great cars and people all working like the clappers to get their cars ready for tomorrows concourse judging.
Have some photos i will download tonight.
We are meeting a lot of Interstate MOCA Members who are all in a very happy mood. Laughs galore.
Official Functions kick off tonight with a meet and greet here at the complex.
Had a good chat with a security guard last night who told me as of today there will be a permanent security guard on the gate as well as several roaming around the carpark, so security should be excellent. There are now about 200 Mustangs in the carpark which has been designated Mustangs only. All other cars have been kicked out for the weekend.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 06, 2012, 05:54:07 pm
Good to hear about the security situation as that is always a worry
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 06, 2012, 06:14:45 pm

Hi Mark, Plenty of Security Guards manning the carpark.

Jeremy, Monique, Brad, Fiona and Ron as well as yours truly have spent most of the last 2 days preparing both Mach1`s for tomorrows concourse judging. We had a bit of a mess going out there. All finished a few minutes back. They are as ready as they ever will be.

Here are some more photos i took early this arvo. Since then another 30 or so Mustangs have rolled in. They are now starting to double park in an effort to fit them all in.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/266.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/275.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/276.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/268.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/264.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/265.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/272.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/279.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 06, 2012, 07:20:46 pm
all i can say is awesome
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2012, 06:21:47 am
Quote from: red066 link=topic=15537.msg175701#msg175701
all i can say is awesome


Sure is!

Meet and Greet went well last night.
Concourse cars are due to leave for judging in half an hour, so headed down to see if i can get some good shots of the cars as they leave.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on April 07, 2012, 08:46:39 am
It looks like you blokes are having a bit of fun..
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 07, 2012, 09:38:39 am
That's the best looking car park I've ever seen. :thumb:

Best of luck with today's judging.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 07, 2012, 11:02:42 am
:agree:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 07, 2012, 03:25:49 pm
Loving the daily updates Rod.
I manage to catch quick glances when Im not out driving :smile02:

Looks like a great time.
Mustangs, beers, talent !
What else is there ? :shrug:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 07, 2012, 04:38:22 pm
i'd be pretty happy with those three
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2012, 05:58:39 pm
Well.. Of the three, today there have been lots of Mustangs, Lots of Beer, and between you and i - Lots of Talent in the club.
Lucky i am a gentleman.:smile01::smile01::smile01::nono:

No sooner had i gone down to the carpark at 6.45 this morning, the Concours cars were being fired up and driven out. Managed a couple of photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/003-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/004-1.jpg)

Then i had to run a kilometre down the road to where Sir Kym Turner was organising the order of running -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/016-1.jpg)
From his Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce!

Here are the cars -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/017-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/020-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/021-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/023.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/024-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/025-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/026-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/028-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/029-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/033-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/030-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/035-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/036-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/027-1.jpg)

Sir Kym led the merry throng up to Kloster Ford where the judging was to be held. It seems some other cars made their own way -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/082.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/094-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/095.jpg)

Check out this wild 69 coupe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/075-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/077-2.jpg)

And another excellent fastback -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/090.jpg)

Facilities at Kloster Ford are superb -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/079-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/080.jpg)

They even had this race car on display -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/081.jpg)

The boys spent a very long day at the judging. I figured bugger that and headed for the club:drink::drink::drink::drink::drink:

They finally returned exhausted about 4pm, by which time the carpark was rocking -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/107-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/111-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/110-1.jpg)

Off to the rock`n`roll dinner shortly. Life is tough sometimes!:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 07, 2012, 08:43:48 pm
Wow, some great looking cars there. Thanks again Rod.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 07, 2012, 11:23:38 pm
Enjoying the ride Rocket and every day look forward to the stories and pics  ! keep it coming
cheers Peter
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 08, 2012, 01:23:58 am
I like how you guys spend so much time and effort to get your cars to such a great standard and are not too frightened to drive them. No point owning it if you're just going to look at it. Your cars look great.
I'm not real big on '69 onward coupes but this one looks good, I love how they've decked the boot out and the colour and wheels make for a very nice looking car. :thumb:
And the "excellent fastback"....... :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175797#msg175797
the Concours cars were being fired up and driven out.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/003-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/004-1.jpg)
Check out this wild 69 coupe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/075-4.jpg)

And another excellent fastback -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/090.jpg)

Life is tough sometimes!:thumb:

Rocket.

Life is tough alright :smile01::smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 08, 2012, 05:40:18 am
Quote from: red066 link=topic=15537.msg175822#msg175822
Enjoying the ride Rocket and every day look forward to the stories and pics  ! keep it coming
cheers Peter


Hi Peter, Glad you are enjoying the Thread.

Up bright and early this morning as the cars need to be parked at the foreshore park between 6.30 and 7.30.

This is the big day! Should be able to take plenty of good pics of the Mustangs and the talent.:smile01::nono::bats:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 08, 2012, 06:05:53 am
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg175823#msg175823
I like how you guys spend so much time and effort to get your cars to such a great standard and are not too frightened to drive them. No point owning it if you're just going to look at it. Your cars look great.
I'm not real big on '69 onward coupes but this one looks good, I love how they've decked the boot out and the colour and wheels make for a very nice looking car. :thumb:
And the "excellent fastback"....... :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg175797#msg175797
the Concours cars were being fired up and driven out.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/003-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/004-1.jpg)
Check out this wild 69 coupe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/075-4.jpg)

And another excellent fastback -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/090.jpg)

Life is tough sometimes!:thumb:

Rocket.

Life is tough alright :smile01::smile01::smile01:


Hi MachAttack, I totally agree with you. We have had a discussion regarding Concours versus Display Judged. I have suggested that Concours is more for the Trailer Queens. Having watched so many of these owners who have driven to Newcastle and then painstakingly cleaned their cars to the enth degree, only to arrive at the concours judging to see the immaculately prepared cars which come out of their coccoons only for the judging and Sunday display, it can be a bit deflating. The driven cars cannot compete on the same level.
Horses for courses i guess.
I would prefer to see our cars entered for Display Judged. Still a lot of cleaning involved, but not to painstaking levels. In my opinion, cleaning under the car with a toothbrush is futile. In fact as i look out of the window right now, can see it has been raining. The roads are wet! So much for those pristine undercarriages.:shrug::rain:

Hmmm...Might be an interesting day if rain continues. Bugger!

By the way, lots more photos in this photobucket album:
http://photobucket.com/sacrewnationals2012

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 08, 2012, 04:20:22 pm
Just got home from a day out at the show. Got to have a good look over your 2 and many others. Very very nice!!! You have to be pleased with yourself and to be mixing with such a high level of cars! :thumb:

And I may have made a little mess over that Boss 429 :bolt::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 08, 2012, 04:38:59 pm
Quote from: Ash link=topic=15537.msg175917#msg175917
Just got home from a day out at the show. Got to have a good look over your 2 and many others. Very very nice!!! You have to be pleased with yourself and to be mixing with such a high level of cars! :thumb:

And I may have made a little mess over that Boss 429 :bolt::smile01:


Hi Ash, Just returned from the display ourselves. Was hoping to catch up with you.

We had a fantastic day. Lots of gorgeous cars, met lots of people, ate plenty - but drank little.

The day had an ominous start. It had been raining earlier, so the roads were already wet. Then as we arrived at the Foreshore Park it bucketed down for 15minutes or so. Thankfully some sunshine appeared for a while so we were all able to dry our cars. After that, although overcast for a lot of the day - there was no further rain.

Saw a lot more cars than were at the Motel. Many absolute stunners. Have absolutely no idea how many cars were there, but it seemed an awful lot!

The large crowd that turned up to check out the cars would have left happy.

Cars started leaving around 3pm after a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Time for a rest now before the awards presentation dinner tonight. Never took many photos as one of the officials had his camera die on him, so lent him mine..

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 08, 2012, 04:59:09 pm
Sorry I didn't catch you there Rocket. I was parked over the back of the open section. We walked around a few times and there were so many people. Didn't really recognise anyone. Most cars had many people looking over them at the one time.

Here are your two though :thumb:

And a few shots of around the place.

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080035.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080057.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080024.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080023.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080069.jpg)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 08, 2012, 05:10:55 pm
Thanks for the shots Ash. What a great venue.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 08, 2012, 11:37:34 pm

Wow! Have just returned from the Awards Presentation Dinner.

Great news for SA Mustangers. These are the award winners

Brett &Angie  2 Major Awards
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/026-2.jpg)

Jo & Justin
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/030-2.jpg)

Steve
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/024-2.jpg)

Brian & Dawn  (Also upgraded to Concours)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/115-1.jpg)


Frank & Vicki
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/023.jpg)

Jeremy & Monique - Silver - Blue Mach1
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/028-3.jpg)

Jeremy & Monique - Silver - Red Mach1
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/029-1.jpg)

You bloody Ripper!

The 2 Mach1`s won Silver in Concours at their first outing.:yellowpepper::yellowpepper::yellowpepper::yellowpepper::thumb:

Rocket.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: jademustang on April 09, 2012, 12:36:08 am
Congrats to all the award winners and thanks all for the pics so we can have a look from home.
As for the trailered cars vs driven cars perhaps the judging guidelines could include overlooking some road grime and slight damage that has occurred during the trip, especially in thoroughbred and high end original classes.
I don't have issue with trailered cars but those who are prepared to drive to the concours should have a bit of extra incentive/encouragement ?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 09, 2012, 03:36:44 am
Excellent result Rod. Well done.
Bet ur pleased and no doubt enjoying these :drink:
Congrats to the other S.A. guys as well.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 09, 2012, 08:23:12 am
Quote from: chopmgw link=topic=15537.msg175966#msg175966
Excellent result Rod. Well done.
Bet ur pleased and no doubt enjoying these :drink:
Congrats to the other S.A. guys as well.:thumb:


:agree:+ 1.........
what did all the other guys get their awards for Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on April 09, 2012, 12:14:41 pm
Well done to you & your boy's Rod.
Excellent results for all your hard work. :thumb:
:rub: Well Done to all of the other SA members & there cars.Concrats to all.

Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 09, 2012, 12:45:08 pm
Excellent news, congrats to everyone.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 09, 2012, 02:41:00 pm
Congratulations on the well deserved awards. :thumb: Looks like you had a fun and reawarding weekend. That black Boss 429 didn't happen to win gold did it?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: nickd on April 09, 2012, 03:52:36 pm
to all who entered, well done, to those who achieved awards, congratulations and to all the mustang world in aus, thanks for a great weekend. we had a ball and saw some fantastic cars
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rattusrex on April 09, 2012, 08:17:29 pm
Funny, I don't recall '70 B2's having painted front spoilers. Some of the black out paint finishes were interesting as well. Ditto the rear spoilers. Was Sean there? Eddie
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 07:41:32 am
We began the long trip home yesterday with an easy cruise down through Sydney, then along the Hume highway to Wagga Wagga. All was going well till mid afternoon. Just after lunch at Yass, we were cruising in a close convoy when all of a sudden the Blue Mach1 made a very quick stop on the side of the road.

Brad and Fi said they heard "Bang, Bang, Pop,Pop" from the engine before it died. Upon closer inspection it appears to be a timing issue. Possibly has a broken cog on the bottom of the distributor. This is where the car trailer came in very handy.

Ron`s Mach1 was unloaded -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08943.jpg)

And the Blue Mach1 put on the trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08942.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08938.jpg)

We finally arrived at our overnight accommodation late in the afternoon to see a few bonnets up and toolboxes in use -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08952.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08953.jpg)

It was a bit of a squeeze to get all the cars in there -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08948.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08949.jpg)

Tony K had his Alternator light come on just as he arrived in Wagga. Here are Tony and Kym debating the problem -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/DSC08954.jpg)

Tony rang a local Auto Electrician who was kind enough to bring a replacement to the motel. Problem solved.
Another car had a long bolt come loose and fall out of the aircond compressor mounting bracket. A trip to a bolt supply company this morning should have that problem sorted.

Day2 of our trip should commence shortly. Last overnight stop tonight then home tomorrow.

I agree with others that the Nationals were a superb event. Excellent Accomodation at the Executive Inn, fantastic venue for the Sunday display and all very well organised and executed by the NSW Moca people.:thumb:

Only lowlights were the Queensland car transporter that was broken into on Sunday night. It was not parked in the carpark, but out on the road. Seems that it was an attempt to steal the car in the transporter. Other than that i had a very drunk and untidy female trying to beat the shyte out of me late sunday night out the front of the complex :hammer:

Will see what today brings.

More photobucket pics  -
http://photobucket.com/sacrewnationals2012

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 11, 2012, 10:51:31 am
so Rod...............whats the next project you guys are going to be sharing with us.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 6T9rustang on April 11, 2012, 11:27:59 am
I see the Hume Hwy is made of concrete! How many other roads over east are concrete?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on April 11, 2012, 11:59:18 am
well done guys...looked like an awesome show and eventfull trip

Hope to see you Sunday night rocket.....been settin it up with J. We're leavin Adelaide on the 17th (Tuesday)...would love to catch up

Matt
0420 206 292
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 04:49:25 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg176152#msg176152
so Rod...............whats the next project you guys are going to be sharing with us.:thumb:


How about this one -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/012-1.jpg)

The above 67 Fastback has been sitting at Jeremy`s place for a couple of years. Trying to talk him into doing it soon, but i think he has bought an Eleanor kit for it, so will be a long project because it will have to be converted to RHD first.

In the meantime, we need to finish off the Vintage Burgundy 67 Coupe that we painted a couple of years ago -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC03216.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC03214.jpg)

Then there is Moniques Convertible that we promised her would be finished as soon as we arrive back home, then there is also the engine to be rebuilt on the blue Mach1, then there is also...... oh shyte...... where do we start?:shrug:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 04:53:54 pm
Quote from: 6T9rustang link=topic=15537.msg176153#msg176153
I see the Hume Hwy is made of concrete! How many other roads over east are concrete?


6T9rustang, there are quite a few concrete roads in NSW, and i think some in Victoria as well. The Eastern States guys would have a better idea of how many there are.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 04:57:14 pm
Quote from: Shermatt link=topic=15537.msg176154#msg176154
well done guys...looked like an awesome show and eventfull trip

Hope to see you Sunday night rocket.....been settin it up with J. We're leavin Adelaide on the 17th (Tuesday)...would love to catch up

Matt
0420 206 292


Hi Matt, Yes - It was all awesome, but rapidly coming to an end. Back home tomorrow.

Will certainly come along on Sunday night. Look forward to seeing you and Sheri.:thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 11, 2012, 05:03:01 pm
It's a shame about the blue Mach1, hopefully you'll have no more dramas on your last day.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 05:12:59 pm
Quote from: jademustang link=topic=15537.msg175964#msg175964
Congrats to all the award winners and thanks all for the pics so we can have a look from home.
As for the trailered cars vs driven cars perhaps the judging guidelines could include overlooking some road grime and slight damage that has occurred during the trip, especially in thoroughbred and high end original classes.
I don't have issue with trailered cars but those who are prepared to drive to the concours should have a bit of extra incentive/encouragement ?


Hi jademustang, I have a little better understanding of the awards system now.
For cars that are driven over, they do indeed disregard any damage to the cars that has occured during the trip.
Also, for the most part - the cars are not actually competing against each other. Cars are judged individually and a points system is used, so a car receives an award for achieving a certain number of points. It is not a 1st, 2nd, 3rd scenario.

When the concours awards were being handed out, it was announced there were no bronze awards achieved. Our hearts sank at this, as we had hoped one of the cars would be good enough to win a bronze award. When they went straight to silver awards, we were surprised ( and delighted ) that there were about 7 cars that achieved this award. In gold - there were about ten awards given out. Then several special awards for the cars considered best of show.

Hope this explains it a bit better.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 11, 2012, 05:14:18 pm
Hey Rocket..............do you know a good mechanic.......:smile01::smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 05:19:14 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg176189#msg176189
Hey Rocket..............do you know a good mechanic.......:smile01::smile01::smile01:


YEP....... YOU!!!!! Better get the tools ready.:lol::cheers:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2012, 05:22:58 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg176185#msg176185
It's a shame about the blue Mach1, hopefully you'll have no more dramas on your last day.


Hi MachAttack, All cars went well today. No dramas at all.

The cars have all been put to rest tonight. Quick 600klm sprint tomorrow then they can all have a good rest.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: jademustang on April 11, 2012, 10:36:51 pm
Rocket, congratulations for the silver awards, good reward for a lot of work in a short time.
Just to clarify re any damage incurred during the trip to the Nationals. The judges don't automatically overlook this, any damage should be circled with chalk and brought to the attention of the judges just prior to judging.
Hope everyone has a safe trip home.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2012, 08:20:21 pm
Quote from: jademustang link=topic=15537.msg176245#msg176245
Rocket, congratulations for the silver awards, good reward for a lot of work in a short time.
Just to clarify re any damage incurred during the trip to the Nationals. The judges don't automatically overlook this, any damage should be circled with chalk and brought to the attention of the judges just prior to judging.
Hope everyone has a safe trip home.


Thanks for the clarification.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2012, 09:19:05 pm

As we prepared to leave Bendigo at 6 AM on a freezing cold morning, the extremely loud backfire that came from Ron`s car as Brad tried to start it would have woken anybody who had slept in.

Things went downhill quickly. The car refused to start. Bugger! Steve and Geoff played with it for a while before it finally burst into life.
We all left Bendigo finally at about 7.30, but about half an hour out, Brad could drive the car no further. It was backfiring repeatedly. Most of the other cars left as we attempted to repair the car by removing the carby from the red Mach1 and fitting it to Rons car. All seemed good for a few klms, but Brad pulled over again after a few more klm, very frustrated and not wanting to drive the car further as the backfiring continued to worsen.
The only option that seemed a reasonable propsition was to remove the distributor from the red mach1, fit it to the blue mach1 and see if we could get that running again.
Brett and Angie as well as Jack and Briar had remained with us. While Brad and Jeremy removed the red mach1 distributor, Brett, Ron and Jack removed the broken distributor from the blue car. Luckily we had the tools with us.
Here is the broken distributor -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/052-1.jpg)

Not an easy job to fit a distibutor on the side of the road. Brett was lying in gravel trying to turn the crank over to get TDC on the compression stroke in order to get the timing correct. First attempt was no good. 180degrees out. Bugger.
They decided to remove a rocker cover to help get the right timing. Here is Jack directing operations -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/054-1.jpg)

The scene -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/043-2.jpg)

Couldn`t resist a shot of Brett and Angies car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/046-1.jpg)

The second attempt met with success -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/056.jpg)

Ron`s Mach1 was loaded back onto the car trailer and we were away again. -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/059-1.jpg)

The Blue Mach1 was running sweet again. A very big thankyou to Brett and Angie also Jack and Briar. They could have chosen to leave with the others, but remained with us. We owe you a beer or ten!

The rest of the trip home was a fun drive. All is well that ends well. We were happy to drop the cars off on the way home -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/068-3.jpg)

It was also good to see that Luke has already done a lot of work removing the quarter panels from Angelo`s Grande and is just about ready to fit the new skins -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/070-2.jpg)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2012, 09:20:23 pm

Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 12, 2012, 09:28:33 pm
Welcome home, get some rest
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 12, 2012, 09:39:24 pm
Troubles aside, at least you made it home safely. I hope you also shouted Luke a beer or 10 for his handiwork on the Mach1. He must have been thrilled to hear the car won a silver award.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2012, 09:50:18 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg176330#msg176330
Welcome home, get some rest


Thanks Mark, Yes... Think i will take the day off tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2012, 10:08:27 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg176331#msg176331
Troubles aside, at least you made it home safely. I hope you also shouted Luke a beer or 10 for his handiwork on the Mach1. He must have been thrilled to hear the car won a silver award.


Hi MachAttack, Yes... We will certainly look after Luke. Jeremy and Brad were both on the phone to him as soon as the awards were made.
Luke, If you see this -- Thanks mate! You said the car would be an award winner and you were absolutely correct. Great Job!

There will be a postscript to all this. We need to wait until we see the scoresheets to confirm this, but we believe there is a chance it may have achieved a gold award had the doorplate tag been fitted. It was a new door fitted to the car and in our haste to get the car finished, the tag was not put on the door. Simple oversight, but now we have time to get the car all finished and next year shoot for gold.

Unfortunately, Jeremy`s wife Monique who had worked extremely hard on cleaning the car had to fly back to Adelaide on the saturday morning and therefore missed the awards night. While Jeremy was thrilled to bits with being awarded silver for both Mach1`s, he was also sad that Monique could not be there with him to receive them. Therefore next year, he intends to take Monique and their 5 children to Perth so that their family can all be involved with the whole show. That makes dear old dad very happy for them.

Rocket.:thumb:





 
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 13, 2012, 01:46:43 am
Good to see u and the cars got back safely, despite the problems.
U must be feeling chuffed at the moment and no doubt enjoying some crownies.
Reckon u have earned a sickie tomorrow :thumb:

As for ur next project, I would personally like to see the burgundy coupe finished. This car inspired me a bit, having similar build problems.

As for this
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg176181#msg176181

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/012-1.jpg)


:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

I like elanors but I love this !:fantastic:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 13, 2012, 08:39:19 am
Look what I found:



[youtube]xBL11jBefwY[/youtube]

7 months to transform it to a prize winning beauty. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 13, 2012, 09:36:27 am
I remember seeing it like this........it was rough, the motor sounds a bit sad too.:thumb:

good find MachAttack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on April 13, 2012, 02:06:54 pm
hi rocket
well done
just a question on judging for concourse cars you said you were close to gold
but how can the two cars have so many changes that were not  factory
eg rear spoiler, front spoiler magnum 500s, rear window louver ,the blackouts done in gloss
that just what i can see on the outside
i was told in the pass (from a high ranking mustang club member) that any changes make from factory no matter how small the car had to go into modiflied
so have the rules been relaxed?
cheers
barr  
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 02:40:29 pm
Quote from: blackthunder1970 link=topic=15537.msg176381#msg176381
hi rocket
well done
just a question on judging for concourse cars you said you were close to gold
but how can the two cars have so many changes that were not  factory
eg rear spoiler, front spoiler magnum 500s, rear window louver ,the blackouts done in gloss
that just what i can see on the outside
i was told in the pass (from a high ranking mustang club member) that any changes make from factory no matter how small the car had to go into modiflied
so have the rules been relaxed?
cheers
barr  


Hi Barry, I have never been involved in the judging and do not know the rules. Perhaps add ons such as rear louvre, rear spoiler, front spoiler, magnum500`s were options at the time? Or maybe the rules have been relaxed a little?
The gloss black bonnet, cowell and rear spoiler is our own preference.
I did hear an official state that it is sometimes better to sacrifice points in one area, and try to pick up points in other areas.
Hopefully, somebody with knowledge about judging can add a reply.
I just googled a 69 mustang mach1 sales brochure. The photo on this link shows the mach1, but it looks a bit lame without the add ons. Check it out -
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/brochuredisplay.cgi?year=1969&manuf=Ford&model=Mustang&smod=&page=3&scan=3

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 02:44:43 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg176362#msg176362
Look what I found:



[youtube]xBL11jBefwY[/youtube]

7 months to transform it to a prize winning beauty. :thumb:


WOW! Thanks MachAttack. I did not know this youtube video existed.
Must have been done by the ebay seller in Whyalla. We considered the car a good buy at 25k, especially because it was already registered in SA. The car now owes us well over double that original 25k.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on April 13, 2012, 03:14:57 pm
hi rocket
all the add ons  wheels (only boss cars), louvers spoilers were not an option in 69 bar on the boss 302
they were options on the 70 year models
thanks
barry
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 13, 2012, 05:31:43 pm
Rocket, the video was in the Ebay ad. I looked at the ad many times wishing I was capable of restoring it but my lack of skills and the money it clearly needed spent on it put me off. If it had been relisted with a cheaper price I may have considered it. I actually came across this video accidently a couple of weeks back. There was a'68 model fastback for sale on Ebay all dressed up as a Mach1, the owner was actually advertising it as a 1968 Mach1. Odd looking car.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 07:35:43 pm
Quote from: blackthunder1970 link=topic=15537.msg176387#msg176387
hi rocket
all the add ons  wheels (only boss cars), louvers spoilers were not an option in 69 bar on the boss 302
they were options on the 70 year models
thanks
barry


Hi Barry, It was suggested to us by an official that we should not do any more to the car until we receive the scoresheets at the next moca meeting.
The scoresheet will show us which items need to be changed in order to go for gold.
But the gloss blackouts are non negotiable.:smile01:
Will post the results when we receive them.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 07:45:35 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg176389#msg176389
Rocket, the video was in the Ebay ad. I looked at the ad many times wishing I was capable of restoring it but my lack of skills and the money it clearly needed spent on it put me off. If it had been relisted with a cheaper price I may have considered it. I actually came across this video accidently a couple of weeks back. There was a'68 model fastback for sale on Ebay all dressed up as a Mach1, the owner was actually advertising it as a 1968 Mach1. Odd looking car.


MachAttack, You should probably be glad you did not buy the red mach1 if you needed to pay somebody to do the panel work. Did you see the old quarter panels after we removed them? They were shagged. Would have been very expensive to pay a panel shop.

Would be interesting to see a 68 fastback done up to resemble a 69 mach1.
There was a 68 Fastback with us on the trip. It was my idea of a perfect 68 fastback bullitt car. Beautiful car. Could not understand why Garry and Christine did not enter it in Concours. This is the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/106.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/062-1.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 13, 2012, 07:48:14 pm
That was a great looking 68. We had a good look at that one. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on April 13, 2012, 09:43:38 pm


Will post the results when we receive them.

Rocket.
I would be interested to see what/ how they judge and score myself. Just out of interest in how my C/Jet would go??? Was not built as a show car but, it is as close as a mug like me could get it to original, ba the add ons, Magnums, spoilers tec
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 10:52:42 pm
Quote from: 69candy link=topic=15537.msg176411#msg176411


Will post the results when we receive them.

Rocket.
I would be interested to see what/ how they judge and score myself. Just out of interest in how my C/Jet would go??? Was not built as a show car but, it is as close as a mug like me could get it to original, ba the add ons, Magnums, spoilers tec


69candy, You are no mug mate. In fact i have just had a look at your build thread. What a fantastic restoration you did on that car.
Why not enter it in Perth next year? You could put it on the train from Adelaide if you do not want to drive it over the Nullabor.
There is also the Mustang Roundup this October in Melbourne. How about joining us for the trip. Think you will find it quite exhilirating driving in a large convoy of Mustangs.
We enjoyed every minute of the Newcastle trip - a couple of breakdowns just added to the experience.

How about putting up a photo of your car.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 11:13:00 pm
Quote from: Ash link=topic=15537.msg175921#msg175921
Sorry I didn't catch you there Rocket. I was parked over the back of the open section. We walked around a few times and there were so many people. Didn't really recognise anyone. Most cars had many people looking over them at the one time.

Here are your two though :thumb:

And a few shots of around the place.

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080035.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080057.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080024.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080023.jpg)

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/ashjules/Our%2066%20Mustang/P4080069.jpg)


Ash, These are excellent photos that you took. These are among my favourites of the trip, along with a few others -

The 2 Mach1`s on pole at bathurst are very special for us -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/164.jpg)

Followed by the cars lined up waiting to head for the judging

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/029-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/028-3.jpg)

This one of Brian and Dawns car at bathurst with the roof mounted camera to video a lap around the track, and also because this car won best late model in the display judged -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/113.jpg)

This photo shows the comaraderie on the trip -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/040.jpg)

This is also a firm favourite. Tony Kilvington beside his Boss 302 at Bathurst. Top Bloke -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/104.jpg)

More photos here -
http://photobucket.com/sacrewnationals2012

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 13, 2012, 11:17:13 pm
Those 2 Mach 1's on pole at Bathurst will make a great framed poster for your workshop Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2012, 11:21:47 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg176424#msg176424
Those 2 Mach 1's on pole at Bathurst will make a great framed poster for your workshop Rod


Hi Mark, Will be working on just that this weekend.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 14, 2012, 12:28:24 am
Quote from: rocket link=topic=15537.msg176402#msg176402

MachAttack, You should probably be glad you did not buy the red mach1 if you needed to pay somebody to do the panel work. Did you see the old quarter panels after we removed them? They were shagged. Would have been very expensive to pay a panel shop.

Would be interesting to see a 68 fastback done up to resemble a 69 mach1.
There was a 68 Fastback with us on the trip. It was my idea of a perfect 68 fastback bullitt car. Beautiful car. Could not understand why Garry and Christine did not enter it in Concours. This is the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/106.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/062-1.jpg)

Rocket.


You're dead right there, better to watch you guys spend the money..... :cool:
I tried to find some pics of the "1968 Mach1" but no luck. I wish I'd saved a pic. I can't imagine it would have sold so with a bit of luck it will be relisted.
The Bullitt looks good. :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: malscar on April 14, 2012, 09:03:08 am
[rquote=176428&tid=15537&author=MachAttackI tried to find some pics of the "1968 Mach1" but no luck. I wish I'd saved a pic. I can't imagine it would have sold so with a bit of luck it will be relisted.
[/quote]

MachAttack, is this the one you are talking about

http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/ford-mustang-1968-12294869?base=1216&vertical=Car&Range=Price:Min,Max~0.5&page=1&eapi=2&sort=Price&cr=1&__N=1246 1247 1252 1282 4294966463 4294966191 1216&silo=Stock&find=1968|CarAll

Personally I prefer the original '68 look over this. Just does not flow properly.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 14, 2012, 11:17:49 am
That's the one Malscar, I was looking in the wrong place. Thanks.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 14, 2012, 12:25:25 pm
They are some great photos, Rocket! Am glad you appreciate the ones I took. I think I got the photo of your two right at the best time as not long after that, every photo had a dozen or more people in it blocking the cars.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on April 14, 2012, 10:57:18 pm

69candy, You are no mug mate. In fact i have just had a look at your build thread. What a fantastic restoration you did on that car.
Why not enter it in Perth next year? You could put it on the train from Adelaide if you do not want to drive it over the Nullabor.
There is also the Mustang Roundup this October in Melbourne. How about joining us for the trip. Think you will find it quite exhilirating driving in a large convoy of Mustangs.
We enjoyed every minute of the Newcastle trip - a couple of breakdowns just added to the experience.

How about putting up a photo of your car.

Rocket.

Cheers Rocket. Thanks for the kind words!! What is the date of the Melbourne roundup?? I would be interested in going to that. Will just depend on the date as Oct is pretty full up for me atm. Never be able to afford to drive it to Perth!!!!
I hope to get some decent pics Sunday of the car, and will put up in a seperate thread
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 16, 2012, 03:02:40 pm
well done at the Nationals Rod, you and the boys certainly deserve it, the amount of time and effort you spend restoring these cars and then to win silver for both of them, WOW thats fantastic
 it is also good to see so many S.A. cars win trophys
 
I agree with Mark, you definately need to blow up and frame the pics of the 2 Mach 1's

maybe you need to dedicate a wall in the workshop and put up pictures of all the cars you have restored, would look great
Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 16, 2012, 07:24:10 pm
Quote from: 69candy link=topic=15537.msg176498#msg176498

69candy, You are no mug mate. In fact i have just had a look at your build thread. What a fantastic restoration you did on that car.
Why not enter it in Perth next year? You could put it on the train from Adelaide if you do not want to drive it over the Nullabor.
There is also the Mustang Roundup this October in Melbourne. How about joining us for the trip. Think you will find it quite exhilirating driving in a large convoy of Mustangs.
We enjoyed every minute of the Newcastle trip - a couple of breakdowns just added to the experience.

How about putting up a photo of your car.

Rocket.

Cheers Rocket. Thanks for the kind words!! What is the date of the Melbourne roundup?? I would be interested in going to that. Will just depend on the date as Oct is pretty full up for me atm. Never be able to afford to drive it to Perth!!!!
I hope to get some decent pics Sunday of the car, and will put up in a seperate thread[/rquote

69Candy, The Mustang Roundup is on the long weekend - think it is the first weekend in October. Be good if you come with us.
Look forward to seeing more photos of your car.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 16, 2012, 07:42:02 pm
Quote from: Sally link=topic=15537.msg176681#msg176681
well done at the Nationals Rod, you and the boys certainly deserve it, the amount of time and effort you spend restoring these cars and then to win silver for both of them, WOW thats fantastic
 it is also good to see so many S.A. cars win trophys
 
I agree with Mark, you definately need to blow up and frame the pics of the 2 Mach 1's

maybe you need to dedicate a wall in the workshop and put up pictures of all the cars you have restored, would look great
Sally[/rquote

Hi Sally, Thanks for your kind words.

We agree that it is good to see SA Mustangers win awards for their cars. Somebody said that with only 8% of the population we punch above our weight.  The reality is probably that we enter a high percentage of our cars in the awards. I have to tell you the standard of cars from all states was extremely high at the Nationals. An absolute feast of sensational Mustangs!

The photo wall is a good idea. Today i went through a couple of hundred photos to try and find some good ones. Not easy, but will narrow it down somehow.
Here are some more photos of the trip - First the raging torrent over the road between Hay and West Wyalong -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/006-8.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/013-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/038-2.jpg)

Another Pole Position Shot at Bathurst -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/025-2-1.jpg)

The Grande went very well on the trip. It actually got very dirty on the way over - but not for long -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/039-1.jpg)

Check out the signs that the NSW organisers made for the cars at the Nationals. Nice touch -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-2-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/058-1.jpg)

I have a very good wife who likes to keep the car clean -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/062-2.jpg)

Some more random shots at the Nationals -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/060-1-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/081-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/066-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/065-1-1.jpg)

Monique and Fiona enjoyed cleaning the cars too -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/040-1.jpg)

They are good girls.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 03:48:32 pm
While we are waiting for a new distributor for the red mach1 before we can do any further work on the car, thought i would throw up some photos of some work we are doing for Angelo (9R01M).

Angelo has already completed lots of work on his 69 Grande. He painstakingly wire wheeled then painted the undercarriage and engine bay, then refitted the engine.

He had taken the car to a supposed panel man out Edwardstown way, who was to fit new quarter panel skins to both sides. Unfortunately, he cocked up and made a mess of the job, so Angelo has asked us to remove the previously fitted skins then fit a new pair.
Here is the car arriving at our premises -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001-10.jpg)
Angelo had made and welded on a cpair of dolly wheels for the back of the car in order to move it around -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/004-9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/005-8.jpg)

Here is how the previous repairer handed the car back -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/006-8.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/007-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/008-9.jpg)

Luke removed the ill fitting quarter panels only to find the wheelhouses also required replacing. When we returned from the Nationals, Luke had already welded the new wheelhouses into position-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/070-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/071-2.jpg)

The job has been a bit of a challenge to line everything up again and ensure nice gaps. Yesterday Luke welded on the RHS quarter skin. It is now looking good -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/008-8.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001-9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/005-7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/003-8.jpg)

Luke is now doing the finishing on this quarter and should have it in primer tomorrow.

Hope you like it Angelo.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 19, 2012, 04:05:16 pm
Rocket ,mate................how rough was that other guys work.It never ceases to amaze me what guys try to hide under body filler....:banghead:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 04:43:15 pm
Hi Dale, yes... The other fellows work was not good at all. I did not take photos of the side of the quarters near where they met the door. It was all out of shape and very rough to the touch. Hope he has found a new vocation in life. ie trolly pusher or similar.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 19, 2012, 08:31:22 pm
If anyone can make it right, your guys can Rod
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 19, 2012, 08:39:25 pm
Hey Rod
Look at what turned up in the poat today
Jack

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1637.jpg)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 19, 2012, 09:11:51 pm

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-4.jpg)

I just got a good look at this car on Classic Restos, very nicely done by the owner. Fletch also interviewed a guy with a white Boss429, I was hoping to see that black one but :cry: :violin:

Is it just me or has Malscar gobbled up everyone's posts?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 09:16:29 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg176981#msg176981
If anyone can make it right, your guys can Rod


Hi Mark, Thanks, We will do our best.

Angelo`s Grande will be painted the original colour BlacK Jade. Will look stunning.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 09:20:36 pm
Quote from: Brumby1 link=topic=15537.msg176986#msg176986
Hey Rod
Look at what turned up in the poat today
Jack

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1637.jpg)


Hi Jack, Wow!!! That is a real beauty. Looks very original.

Have you started her up yet and taken her for a spin?

How did you get the car to Adelaide?


Here is a photo of Jack and his lovely wife Briar hurtling along pit straight in their 70 Cobra Jet Mach1

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/098.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 09:26:32 pm
Quote from: MachAttack link=topic=15537.msg176991#msg176991

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/072-4.jpg)

I just got a good look at this car on Classic Restos, very nicely done by the owner. Fletch also interviewed a guy with a white Boss429, I was hoping to see that black one but :cry: :violin:

Is it just me or has Malscar gobbled up everyone's posts?


Hi MachAttack, We had a real good look at that Modified 69 coupe. Very classy car and extremely well done. In fact the car won Gold in the modified class.
Did you know that Fletch works on his own? He is a real bundle of energy. Walks around with his tripod mounted camera, sets it up and then stands in front of it to do the filming. Great to see him in action.

Yes - Malscar was a bit too clever with his post and stuffed up this page view. Have been trying to load lots of photos in order to get to the next page.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 19, 2012, 09:28:06 pm
Are they going the right way?
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 09:33:43 pm
Quote from: mwizz link=topic=15537.msg176996#msg176996
Are they going the right way?



No!!:smile01:

Actually it is a public road. Jack and Briar were just returning to join in with the rest of us at the starting grid.:burnout:

You know, doing laps around Mt Panorama you really have to be careful. The temptation is to floor it around the bends at the top of the mountain, but there are cars coming the other way. Serious chances of collision for leadfoots!

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 19, 2012, 09:35:49 pm
I saw Fletch in action last month at a show in Melbourne organized by some good friends of mine. Was televised 2 weeks ago. Brought his mate along too...

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423522_317081365018331_158775944182208_942762_2041432029_n.jpg)
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 19, 2012, 09:48:12 pm

Did they arrive in the Goggomobile?:smile01::smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on April 20, 2012, 05:36:53 pm
What a fantastic thread Rod.Thanks for taking us all on this journey.And yes very happy,bit emotional infact.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2012, 06:52:04 pm

Hi Angelo, Glad you are enjoying the Thread.

The fact you are a bit emotional tells me just how disappointed you were with the previous attempt to fit the quarter panel skins. Very happy that we can now have a small part in helping you achieve your dream.

You might enjoy these next photos:smile02:

Walked into the workshop early this arvo to be confronted by this -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/020-4.jpg)

I thought bloody hell..... more new regulations:shrug:, but was happy at what was behind the screen. Your LHS quarter no longer looks like this -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/012-9.jpg)

Luke has welded the quarter panel skin on -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/015-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/014-6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/017-4.jpg)

Then he ground down the welds -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/021-7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/022-4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/025-2.jpg)

Had to then leave to sort another problem... Bloody trees -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/029-3.jpg)

Luke will have already begun finishing both quarters.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 20, 2012, 10:42:36 pm









posted on 19-4-12 at 08:50 PM
 










Quote: Originally posted by Brumby1  



Hey Rod
 Look at what turned up in the poat today
 Jack
 




Hi Jack, Wow!!! That is a real beauty. Looks very original.
 
Have you started her up yet and taken her for a spin?
 
How did you get the car to Adelaide


Started lots of blue smoke . Not taken for a spin yet
Came over on the back of a truck "Car carriers"

Carby leaks like a sieve
Oil pressure gauge showing 0. However no rattles from lifters so theres hope there. Virtually zero rust and looks dead straight to me.
lots of paperwork. Engine worked in 1989 20 thou off heads ported and polished and intake matched to heads hot hydraulic cam.
paperwork says 50K miles now 55K miles so 5K or 105K done since.
Last rego in Nevada 2006

Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2012, 11:31:59 pm
Quote from: Brumby1 link=topic=15537.msg176986#msg176986
Hey Rod
Look at what turned up in the poat today
Jack

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1637.jpg)


Hi Jack, Just wanted to put a photo of your car on this page.

Boys at work all had a look at the photo today. They all think it looks fantastic and are asking for more photos.

Sounds like you might just need rings and bearings, also rebuild the carby. Maybe will not be very expensive. I had the impression you can do the mechanical work yourself? That would be a big win for you.

Think that car was a ripper buy!

By the way - Ron`s Mach1 is running sweet again. Problem had to do with Distributor. He is still waiting for a new indicator switch to fix the back lights.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 21, 2012, 08:08:19 am
Jack........new car looks good mate, congrats...:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 22, 2012, 12:06:38 pm
Hey Rod
Few more pics for you


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1639.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/IMG_2174.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1645-2.jpg)

Brake vacuum can
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/IMG_2109.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSC_1691.jpg)


Still laying a huge smoke screen.  With cylinder pressures between 212 and 220 lbs/sq in I think the rings are ok.  Disconnected auto gearbox modulator line made no difference.  More investigaion required.

Runs and idles nicely.

Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 22, 2012, 12:44:51 pm
Very nice, well done on that one Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 22, 2012, 01:48:38 pm

Jack, Could you be so lucky that it is only valve stem seals causing the blue smoke? If the car has been sitting for a long time maybe they became brittle and cracked. Have the oil and filter been changed yet?

Thanks for the photos. Interior looks quite original, the floor looks to be rust free. The engine bay needs a bit of TLC so probably best to remove drivetrain to do floor and engine bay. Also fit the larger size radiator.

Might pay you to check the fuel line too - looks a bit kinked in the photo.

I reckon you have a potential Gold winner on your hands.

Congratulations.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 22, 2012, 03:46:44 pm
Rod
Car definately has potential .....................I need $$$$$$$$$$

If you like I will upload a heap to photobucket

Oil etc not changed yet.... Filter has plastic casing .. will wreck it when I get to remove it
Car idles with both mixture screws fully closed..........does that mean it uses no fuel at idle?????? :smile01:
Now have oil pressure    sender cactus
Will be bringing in red car for quote as soon as I can

Dale
If you read this any chance of another 427   I messed the other a bit

Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 22, 2012, 09:22:19 pm
sure thing you PorkChop:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 21, 2012, 09:53:20 pm

Have not posted a lot since returning from Newcastle as we have been busy on other projects.
The Red Mach1 is now all finished and tucked away - not bringing it out in the current wet weather.

Here are some projects underway in the car workshop. First pic is a Variety Bash car that we are preparing for a local business it is a ZD? Fairlane. Our brief was to strip the old layers of paint ( it had about 10 layers ), cut out all the rust and weld patches in, then respray the car - with the proviso that we did not do too good a job. They want the car to still look like a bash car ie leave some of the smaller old dents and go easy on the spray putty! Here it is -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/056.jpg)
They started to fit some signage to it yesterday. I hope they absolutely plaster the car with them!

Work is also underway on the restoration of a 78 XC V8 Falcon ute. After taking it back to bare metal we did not find much rust. The car will be painted in Cobra colours, which are white with blue LeMans type stripes. Should look good when completed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/058-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/060-1.jpg)

Mick has almost completed the body repairs to Angelo`s Grande. Should be able to spray primer tomorrow, then Hi Build on Monday -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/069-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/068-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/062-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/067-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/061-1.jpg)

It will be looking good real soon Angelo.

More photos at this link -
http://photobucket.com/mustang_68

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on June 21, 2012, 10:05:05 pm
That ute will sure looks great and Angelo's car is looking nice and straight
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 21, 2012, 10:13:21 pm

Hi Mark, Yes... Mick is an old school panel man. Jeremy says he is slow.... but i say he is fussy. Great scenario in my opinion. Mick`s panel beating skills with Luke`s painting skills mean we will turn out some real beauties.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on June 21, 2012, 10:19:07 pm
:thumb::cool::yellowpepper:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on June 22, 2012, 12:54:50 am
xc cobra's were actually blue with white over the top....., todays useless bit of information..
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 22, 2012, 01:06:12 am
Quote from: Pinto Pete link=topic=15537.msg182885#msg182885
xc cobra's were actually blue with white over the top....., todays useless bit of information..


Yeah...Sorry to be the one to correct you Pinto:smile01::smile01:

Check this out -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_Cobra

And this -
http://www.fastlane.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26355

:hammer::hammer::thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: j1autotech on June 22, 2012, 03:10:50 am
Rocket, are you saying my Cobra bed sheets are wrong...


(http://www.klut.com.au/aucimages/ford_doona_logo3.jpg)


:rol::rol::rol::rol::rol::rol:

J1
Title: Time for an update
Post by: j1autotech on June 22, 2012, 03:21:30 am

(http://www.racingmodels.com/ekmps/shops/arendonk1/images/ford-falcon-xc-cobra-johnson-schuppan-bathurst-1000-1978-1-43-4467-p.jpg)

Awwww, C'mon Rocket.... more proof :lol:

J1
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 22, 2012, 07:02:27 am

OK.... More proof -

http://www.aussiecoupes.com/cobra.html

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/xc_cobra4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/xc_cobra3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/XC_cobra1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/CobraUteFL.jpg)

That enough proof for ya?:therethere:
:rol::rol::rol::thumb:

Actually,Pinto Pete got it right. The 400 Cobras were painted blue first, then taped up for the stripes, followed by white paint over the top of the blue.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on June 22, 2012, 09:36:28 pm
why thanks Rocket,  :smile01:  how about this then,apart from #1 the cars up to #30 were built with all the goodies to go racing and were 1sec faster down the quarter than the subsequent cars...
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on June 22, 2012, 10:16:00 pm
How good do those Cobras look, fantastic
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on June 24, 2012, 11:15:29 pm
Nice pics Rod but it seems one is missing.
O yeh memory tells me cobras came white with blue go fast stripes.
The 69 has given up smoking, the front suspension is all over my garage and it has another torque converter with a change of oil and filter in the fmx however I think its all a waste of money and it will have to go to the trans hospital. The fluid was brown. Will fire up tomorrow and try it out.

Jack  

Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 02, 2012, 09:52:02 pm

Hey Jack, Good to see you have cured the transmission problem - that slipped harmonic balancer will get you everytime. Seem to remember another timing issue just recently
:smile01:

Angelo, Your Grande is now about ready for topcoats. It has been blocked back several times and now has the final primer coat applied.
Only needs a minor scuff before painting.
But it will be a couple of weeks before we can paint it. The owner of the XC Ute is anxious that we get his car ready. Can`t really argue because he has been waiting patiently for about six months.
Luke says it is good to let the Grande sit in primer for a couple of weeks anyway.
Here are the latest pics -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09491.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09497.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09500.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09496.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09494.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Shonah/DSC09492.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on July 03, 2012, 08:43:06 am
Looking good boys            :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on July 03, 2012, 11:49:41 am
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg183564#msg183564
Looking good boys            :thumb:
:agree:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on July 03, 2012, 11:00:07 pm
:agree: me too
Title: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on July 04, 2012, 01:05:05 pm
Has Angelo picked out a colour yet Rod ?
Wheels, interior, drive train, etc ?
Bout time Angelo got himself a build thread ! :thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 04, 2012, 05:22:50 pm

Hi Michael, Angelo`s car will be painted the original colour which is Black Jade. Think it will be a stunner.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on July 04, 2012, 09:13:34 pm
http://www.mustang.org.au/forum/viewthread.php?tid=14794     Bit of a combined effort with Rod regarding the thread.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on July 04, 2012, 09:24:46 pm
Really happy with how things are going at Classic Image Restorations.The team their are all champions in their trade.They are as passionate as you get when it comes to classic cars.Not just another resto work shop thats for sure.Expect alot of nice cars coming out of there.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on July 05, 2012, 09:09:53 am
Quote from: 9R01M link=topic=15537.msg183673#msg183673
Really happy with how things are going at Classic Image Restorations.The team their are all champions in their trade.They are as passionate as you get when it comes to classic cars.Not just another resto work shop thats for sure.Expect alot of nice cars coming out of there.




:agree:.....................100%
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on July 12, 2012, 04:53:00 pm
Hows the ute progressing Rod....:rub:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 12, 2012, 06:09:52 pm
Quote from: 9R01M link=topic=15537.msg184290#msg184290
Hows the ute progressing Rod....:rub:


Hi Angelo, Have not been in the car factory all week myself, but i know it is very close to the Primer stage. Probably 2-3 weeks more work to complete the Ute, then it is full steam ahead to paint your car.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on July 12, 2012, 07:53:50 pm
Hey Rod

Get your seat belts ok?
And there is still a mac waiting in the wings


Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 12, 2012, 08:49:24 pm

Hi Jack, Been very busy with some stuff the last few weeks, so have not yet had a chance to organise the seat belts.

Jeremy mentioned the other day that your quarter panel is taking a long time to get here. Your car is high on the list. Will be good to catch up again.

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 30, 2012, 06:57:45 pm

We are making steady progress on the XC Ute. Luke and Brad are currently working on the Engine Bay and undercarriage. They have also cleaned, sanded and painted the Diff and Driveshaft. Tomorrow the Diff will be refitted, then the ute can be put back on its wheels ready for final rubbing before painting the body. The stripes will take a bit of time also.

Today our paint supplier brought in a sample card showing the Black Jade paint for Angelo`s Grande. Looks correct to me from photos i have seen, but Angelo - if you see this please call into work and confirm that you are happy with the colour.

Had a phone call from Jack ( Brumby1 ) tonight. He recently bought this very original 69 Mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC_1637.jpg)

Today Jack removed the seats and carpet. He was very happy to find the original Build Sheet under a seat. Ripper!
He was quite excited to see the original underfelt on the floors was in very good original condition, then when he lifted the underfelt he found an absolutely pristine, original floor! Eureka! -You have picked a winner with this car Jack. I will go to see Jack next week and take some photos. Can`t wait!

At Image - We do not only work on cars. The missus and i went down the South East last week to do some renovating on our old cottage. It had a silly setup whereby you had to walk through the second bedroom to get to the main bedroom. Took care of that problem.

Went from this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/066-1.jpg)

To this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/035-1.jpg)

To this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/071-1.jpg)

Problem solvered!:cheers:

Rocket.

 
Title: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on July 30, 2012, 07:07:16 pm
Excellent work Rod
Mark
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on July 31, 2012, 09:38:59 am
great idea, looks good, you are a man of many talents

have noticed you and Jeremy have been quiet on the forum front for awhile, now I know why
will have to call in and see you guys to catch up
Chris will be on holidays as he turns 60 on the 8th August so is having 3 weeks off work, we had hoped the car would be painted by then but its not looking that way
Sally
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on July 31, 2012, 12:45:10 pm
 is the 3 weeks off to prepare for turning 60 or to get over turning 60............:smile01::smile01:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on July 31, 2012, 05:57:35 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg185637#msg185637
is the 3 weeks off to prepare for turning 60 or to get over turning 60............:smile01::smile01:


could be a bit of both Dale lol
Title: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 31, 2012, 06:47:59 pm
Mark and Sally, Thanks for your kind words.

Have always been a wannabe carpenter. Will get plenty of opportunity to test the skills on the old place. When all else fails - Youtube comes in very handy to learn about any task.

So Chris officially becomes an old f@rt on the 8th. Hope you have some great celebrations and tell him happy birthday from the Image Crew. Hope to see you both soon.:drink::drink::drink::drink::drink:

Rocket.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on August 02, 2012, 08:29:14 pm
Hey Rod ,your pretty swift on that scooter..:omg:.Checked out the sample card and the colour looks awsome.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on August 02, 2012, 09:30:54 pm
Guys,

Any chance you can pass on the name of the guys doing the resto, I have an XW Im wanting to get a similar resto done on next year, Im in NSW, but happy to send it interstate for the right resto.
Title: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on August 02, 2012, 11:06:22 pm
Hey Rod
Copy the below to browser and have a look
http://www.barnfineclassics.com/inventory/1969-ford-mustang-mach-1-0

66 Stang
send rocket a U2U


Jack
Title: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on August 03, 2012, 09:10:31 am
Quote from: 66 Stang link=topic=15537.msg185790#msg185790
Guys,

Any chance you can pass on the name of the guys doing the resto, I have an XW Im wanting to get a similar resto done on next year, Im in NSW, but happy to send it interstate for the right resto.


Image classic cars. You should check my build thread, it shows their fast progress on it almost day by day.:thumb:
Title: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on August 03, 2012, 03:32:24 pm
Quote from: 66 Hertz link=topic=15537.msg185803#msg185803
Quote from: 66 Stang link=topic=15537.msg185790#msg185790
Guys,

Any chance you can pass on the name of the guys doing the resto, I have an XW Im wanting to get a similar resto done on next year, Im in NSW, but happy to send it interstate for the right resto.


Image classic cars. You should check my build thread, it shows their fast progress on it almost day by day.:thumb:
:agree: .Cant say enough good things about em.I have nothing but 100% confidence in their work and honesty. Definately worth bringing your car over for sure.You can U2U  rocket the owner of Image Classic Cars also.:thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 31, 2012, 11:25:38 pm
Finally getting some paint onto Angelo`s Grande

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/082-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/087-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/084-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/086-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/085-2.jpg)

Still have a way to go. Luke was busy wet rubbing the hang on panels today. Hope to get them painted early next week.
Really taken with the Black Jade colour. Great choice Angelo.

The XC Ute has also been painted white. Fitting the hang on panels next week, then taping it up for the Cobra stripes.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/092-1.jpg)

Jack, hope you are not too peeved at us for not getting over to take photos of your Mach1 floor.
Just been too damned busy to shake ourselves.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on September 01, 2012, 09:04:21 am
Both cars looking nice mate..  Jade green my second favourite colour.
Was wondering what happened to you.  Found a lot of burnt wiring behind the dash I had to replace Was lucky that nothing was shorted. Gear box and brakes working now.
See you Monday? Will be there about 10
Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 01, 2012, 12:23:57 pm
That black jade looks great on the Grande
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 01, 2012, 04:48:20 pm
You guys have a way of making my day.That looks amazing.Thankyou.See ya'll  Monday arvo about 2pm:cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 07, 2012, 07:53:47 pm
Hi guys, It has been another extremely busy week at Image.

I had been a bit grumpy this week because it seemed that it was taking forever to get the current resto projects finished.
Well... I had to eat humble pie this arvo when i walked into the car factory. It is now all coming together. The hard work
being done by the guys is now showing great results. This is what i saw -

Brad was finishing off some Brake work on Emberglo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/019-5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/020-6.jpg)

Great job Brad.

Steve and Luke were fitting the tailgate to the XC Ute project -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/021-8.jpg)

Then Steve went back to fitting the front together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/022-5.jpg)

While Luke went back to Polishing Angelo`s Grande body -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/028-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/037-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/016-8.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/038-2.jpg)

We really are taken with this Black Jade colour. In some light it looks almost black, while in other light a real nice Jade colour. Just superb.
Hope you can see the difference in the above photos.
Luke has once again done an excellent job. That paintwork is smooth as glass.

Another car arrived earlier this week for a new rear quarter panel. It had already been changed by another panel shop, but Jack was most unhappy
with the job. Ron and Brad have removed a lot of body hardware so that we can see what is happening. Here are some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/034-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/030-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/031-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/032-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/033-3.jpg)

We will get it back to you looking like new Jack.

Jeremy has gone to Melbourne for a well earned break to see tonights Collingwood/ hawthorn game.

Go the Mighty Magpies!!!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on September 07, 2012, 10:17:16 pm
Sorry I missed you the other day.  Still need to have a yarn with you.
Dont you just love the quality and number of tack welds holding that panel on????? Notwithstanding the rest of the job.  And Suncorp wanted me to give them another try.  :omg:

Ill be watching footy on TV Go the broncoes.

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 08, 2012, 12:34:18 pm

Hi Jack, Yes... I agree, those welds are a bit on the crude side. More like inferior tack welds. Doubt they would have held with even a slight biff.
Brad showed me the join where the quarter panel meets the roof inside the car. That was an OMFG moment.
Don`t worry, we will sort it.

These photos tell the story -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/030-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/033-3.jpg)

Only missed you by a few minutes the other day.

The Hawks played a great game last night and made the Pies look a bit ordinary. Hope the Broncoes do the job for you.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 10, 2012, 07:23:26 pm
Some great work happening there Rod.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 11, 2012, 09:24:30 am
its full steam ahead at Image Classic cars as always
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 12, 2012, 07:23:27 pm

Hi Mark and Dale, Yes...Thanks - The guys have been flat out.

I think Angelo`s Grande left our premises today. Panel and Paint all finished. Brad and Ron fitted the Diff this morning.

I am about to load up some photos we took this morning.

Back soon.

Rocket.
Title: Angelo`s Black Jade Grande - Painted
Post by: rocket on September 12, 2012, 08:22:18 pm
Here you go Angelo, hope you are happy with the result -
Brad, Ron and Luke were all determined to paint and fit the diff for you. The dolly did the job - but it was time for it to go!

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09600.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09604.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09603.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09591.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09602.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09595.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09589.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09598.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09596.jpg)

Thanks for trusting us with your pride and joy. :thumb:

We will look forward to regular updates as you get it all back together, then we can go cruising together. Twin Grandes - Love it.

Rocket
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on September 12, 2012, 08:38:55 pm
Saw this car yesterday.  Rod sorry to say your pics dont go anywhere near to displaying the quality of the paint. It is magnificant and the best possible recommendation for the guys in the shed down the back at Image.  Now for the white ute.  :coolpic:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 12, 2012, 09:34:33 pm
Car looks a million bucks.A big thankyou to everyone at Image Classic Cars and thanks for the wheels Jack.  :hmm3grin:.Well, we got the car on the trailer and then it started to rain so thats where it stayed.Hopefully its fine tomorrow.Looking forward to those cruises Rod.  :cheers: 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on September 13, 2012, 01:51:38 am
Well done Rod.
Car looks fabulous Angelo  :thumb:
Look forward to seeing u cruising soon.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 13, 2012, 09:43:08 am
Cruising, hell yeah Angelo.........I will be in that. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 13, 2012, 09:44:19 am
Hey Rocket, great looking Emberglo coupe you had there, what was up with the brakes?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on September 13, 2012, 07:06:20 pm
 :agree: Saw the car back on Monday, Great colour & Great job WELL DONE AGAIN BOYS  :thumb:  :thumb:.
Mines going in for a few touch ups next week, can't wait.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 14, 2012, 05:33:25 pm
Hell,doesnt take much to raise a possy... :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 14, 2012, 06:43:48 pm
Angelo, you will be just like the rest of us.........any opportunity to go for a drive and you will be in it like a flash......... :pepper:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 14, 2012, 08:19:26 pm
Love it
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 14, 2012, 09:27:40 pm
Stick a white interior in it and it will really pop
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 14, 2012, 09:48:42 pm
you got this thing about white interiors Mark................... :hmm3grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 16, 2012, 04:54:23 pm
Stick a white interior in it and it will really pop
I agree,it would look good.But its going to  be fitted with the new black  Mk 1 interior .Originally it came with factory gold cloth inserts with dark ivy trim on the seats.Not to sure with the  door trims.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 16, 2012, 06:05:07 pm
you got this thing about white interiors Mark................... :hmm3grin:

I do indeed Dale
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 16, 2012, 06:05:45 pm
I agree,it would look good.But its going to  be fitted with the new black  Mk 1 interior .Originally it came with factory gold cloth inserts with dark ivy trim on the seats.Not to sure with the  door trims.

The black interior will also look awesome with that colour
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 16, 2012, 07:05:38 pm

Hi guys. Been away for a few days. Thanks for all the compliments.

Angelo, did you take the Grande home on Friday?

Also, a lot more photos at this photobucket Link -

http://photobucket.com/mustang_68 (http://photobucket.com/mustang_68)

If you want to save any photos to your computer - just click on the required image, then Right click to save.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on September 16, 2012, 07:41:20 pm
Yep got it home Rod.Ive spent a considerable amount of time just enjoying the paint work.Just stunning mate.Started assembling headlight bucket molding etc..then its door glass..,dash..,wiring..,exhaust...Then she is ready to fire up.I will post pics of progress soon. :thumb:
Title: Re: Some inferior Panel Beating
Post by: rocket on September 20, 2012, 07:21:26 pm
Angelo, Glad you like it.
We look forward to regular updates and photos as you put her back together. :thumb:

Brad and Luke have been busy removing the rear quarter panel from Jack`s car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/086_zps8cbd0e53.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/084_zpsb53e897e.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/085_zpsd75c5ec6.jpg)

There was what appeared to be a slight kink in the trunk dropoff panel, so Brad busied himself removing all the "tar like" crud from the panel.
Well... that dropoff panel was left an absolute effing mess which was simply filled up and then tarred over. OMFG! -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/082_zpseb8ef25c.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/094_zps9a6c2353.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/100_zps74a21441.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/103_zps562d91b5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/097_zps5feacf41.jpg)

Hardly the work of a skilled panel beater!
At first we could not work out why there was only a 5mm difference side to side in the length of the car.
Then we found out why -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/095_zpsb4866007.jpg)

The bracket which connects the drop off to the rear light panel had been cut, then the rear light panel had been straightened
followed by rewelding the bracket in the new ( incorrect ) position. That was followed by lots of bog and then tar to make it appear reasonably good.
Roughar@e Bast@rds.

Rang Jack to suggest he call in and check it out. Unknown by us at the time, Jack is quite ill, but his lovely wife Briar drove him down to see the car.
He agreed with us that the dropoff panel needs to be replaced with a new one.
To be fair, Jack does not blame the people who recently fitted the new quarter panel for the inferior dropoff panel repair, but why on earth did they not call him and ask to fit a new dropoff panel?

Also, a bit of cutting and welding will be required to add some fresh metal to the framework where it is welded to the roof section. Not much there at the moment -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/084_zpsb53e897e.jpg)

In other news, the XC ute is starting to look good. The first part of the stripes are on. Headlining is fitted. Carpet went in today, glass i think is tomorrow, followed by refitting the front panels, tailgate and hard lid, finishing the stripes - then out the door finally. Progress -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/088_zps5528cdb0.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/089_zpse204d7ba.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/093_zps12ac7283.jpg)

Hope you get well soon Jack. :therethere:

Rocket.









Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 20, 2012, 09:53:50 pm
That XC is looking stunning
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 08, 2012, 11:26:17 pm
Thanks Mark, The ute has progressed a lot further.

Not impressed by the scoop that the owner had us fit to the bonnet! In my opinion the factory scoops near the front of these bonnets look superb, so why spoil it with boy racer shyte! Put my two bobs worth about it to the owner to the point he became agitated. Figured i better back off about it - he is a paying customer. What do you think -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09682.jpg)

Love the look of the rest of it -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09716.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09714.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09720.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09719.jpg)

Not every car that comes in requires a full respray. Brett and Fiona Tonkin recently had us do a tidy up on their excellent 65 Coupe which was used in a Wedding last week. Just a few battle scars, clean the crud out of the drip rails and fix the alignment issues where the rear extensions meet the quarter panels which is a common problem on these cars. Some photos taken during the work -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09660.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09662.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09663.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09664.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09666.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09665.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09660.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09671.jpg)

Car is now looking great -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09700.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09727.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09698.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09726.jpg)

The parts for Jack`s car finally arrived and Luke has begun fitting it all together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09709.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09713.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09708.jpg)

We hope to have it ready to fit the new quarter panel later this week.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 09, 2012, 12:23:50 am
the scoop you dont like is actually a factory fitted item on the race cars and first 30 cobra's rocket, tend to agree with you on the look though on anything else...
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on October 09, 2012, 01:54:29 am
I love the ute, apart from the scoop.
Love watching u guys work Rocket.
Might have to pop in for a chat soon .
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 09, 2012, 10:46:14 am
the scoop you dont like is actually a factory fitted item on the race cars and first 30 cobra's rocket, tend to agree with you on the look though on anything else...

Hi Pinto, Yes that is how he explained it to me. He took offence to a little sign i put on the window for him - trying to shame him out of fitting it :kickass:

The sign read " This car is for gay owner to drive in Mardi Gras Parade" :bolt: :hmm3grin: :hmm3grin: He did not see the funny side of it at all!

Here is another shot of the monstrosity -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09678.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 09, 2012, 10:47:46 am
I love the ute, apart from the scoop.
Love watching u guys work Rocket.
Might have to pop in for a chat soon .

Hi Michael, Drop in any time.

Will be good to chat with you.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 09, 2012, 10:49:29 am
The sign read " This car is for gay owner to drive in Mardi Gras Parade"

glad you didn't put that on my car Rocket.......you crack me up.... :hmm3grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 09, 2012, 02:44:01 pm
Agree with Pinto Pete regarding originality on Cobras. Different strokes etc.... Saw both cars yesterday and to say I was impressed is an understatement. :bow:  Yeh missed you again sorry Rod but by the time I finished yacking to the guys I really needed to get home.  I'm sure you understand.  Seems like another car gets an Image Classic Cars paint job  :hmm3grin:.   
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on October 09, 2012, 06:24:18 pm
Rocket,

This is a great post, I always look forward to the updates, have sent an email for some info, if you can assist.

BTW, I think the scoop on the XC spoils the look of it, messes with the tidy lines of those utes.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: malscar on October 09, 2012, 06:43:15 pm
Pretty sure the scoop was on the Option 97 car. Agree that the non scoop look is better.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 09, 2012, 07:54:52 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ford_Falcon_XC_Hardtop_Cobra_Option_97.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ford_Falcon_XC_Hardtop_Cobra_Option_97.jpg)

check the above re Cobre option 97
Dont know bout utes tho
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on October 09, 2012, 08:05:33 pm
Dont know bout utes tho

There were no 'original' Cobra utes.

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 09, 2012, 08:49:54 pm
Looks like you guys are correct, it is part of the option 97 package.
Here is a photo of the original from Jack`s Link -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/800px-Ford_Falcon_XC_Hardtop_Cobra_Option_97.jpg)

Here is a ute without the scoop. Stephen SLR is correct. These utes are built by enthusiasts - not factory original.
Much better in my opinion without the scoop -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/CobraUteFL.jpg)

So Steve - the owner - has done his homework. As Jack wrote - different strokes for different folks.

Don`t think i am having a crack at Steve. He is a top bloke and a friend. I could not have put that sign on his ute otherwise. :hmm3grin:
He is also a Mustang man. He bought this GT Coupe from Jeremy a few years back and has that car looking sensational -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC02222.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC02225.jpg)

Dale, your Hertz is exceptional - no need for any silly signs on that car!

66 Stang, i have replied to your email - hope it helps.

Jack, sorry to have missed you yesterday. Jeremy explained you are still not feeling too good. Yes, it seems we do have another respray coming up! :cheers:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on October 09, 2012, 09:09:54 pm
Much better in my opinion without the scoop

Even the real deal looks better without the scoop, it must be there for a reason but it looks like Ford got the apprentice to scrounge around the scrap metal bin and knock something up on the day.

Edit: the scoop on the ute does look better than the one on the coupe.

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on October 09, 2012, 09:34:42 pm
Not every car that comes in requires a full respray. Brett and Fiona Tonkin recently had us do a tidy up on their excellent 65 Coupe which was used in a Wedding last week. Just a few battle scars, clean the crud out of the drip rails and fix the alignment issues where the rear extensions meet the quarter panels which is a common problem on these cars. Some photos taken during the work -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09660.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09662.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09663.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09664.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09666.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09665.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09660.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09671.jpg)

Car is now looking great -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09700.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09727.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09698.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09726.jpg)



Thanks Rocket for the pictures & comments, really happy with Image Classics Cars & Luke's work  :thumb:

 :event: Bring on the 2012 M.O.C.A. Vic. Mustang Roundup going to be another great drive & weekend........

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 09, 2012, 09:52:08 pm
Hi Brett, It was our pleasure. Will pass it on to Luke.

Hope you all enjoy the trip to Melbourne and the Roundup. Any chance of somebody taking plenty of photos and keep us posted while you are gone?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on October 09, 2012, 09:58:18 pm
No Problem, between myself & a few of the other members we should be able to get some photos posted along the way...
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 09, 2012, 10:30:01 pm
Even the real deal looks better without the scoop, it must be there for a reason but it looks like Ford got the apprentice to scrounge around the scrap metal bin and knock something up on the day.

Edit: the scoop on the ute does look better than the one on the coupe.

s
they were functional on the race cars (think A9X) not sure about the option 97's....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 16, 2012, 09:57:05 pm
Jack, I hear you called in on Friday to check progress. Well, we are a bit further along now. Luke has test fitted the new quarter panel - fits up well.
In the following photos it is just sitting in position. Luke will now test fit the bootlid and check the window flange alignment before welding the quarter panel on -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/073-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/074-1.jpg)

Another job on the go at the moment - this coupe had a very bent door courtesy of an elderly woman with bad eye sight. Our task is to fit a new door and paint it.Colour match was a bit of an issue. Owner has no idea what colour was used to paint the car before he bought it. We had our paint supplier colour match the paint using their special equipment, but after painting the door, Luke was not particularly satisfied with the colour match. Turns out this is a specialty of Luke. He got busy with our newly acquired tinting system  and now it matches beautifully. Well done Luke -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/072-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/035-2.jpg)

We had a Corvette come in this week for a brake job. Lady owner recently paid $1400 to have the brake job done, but having paid the mechanic found the car had worse brakes than when he started the work. She did not want to give the car back to the same mechanic again. No second chances with this lady. She brought the car to us and the boys found the rear calipers were seized, rear pads worn way down and discs in bad need of machining. Waiting for the rebuilt calipers to come back tomorrow, then we will fit it all back together and hand the car back with decent brakes -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/075-1.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/076.jpg)

Check out the rear suspension configuration on the Corvette!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 16, 2012, 10:04:27 pm
Interesting configuration, havn't noticed that before. The Mustang fender protector also looks interesting on a Corvette.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 16, 2012, 10:09:25 pm
The Mustang fender protector also looks interesting on a Corvette.

Hi Mark, Had a bit of a laugh about that when i saw it. Had to try and improve the appearance of the Vette somehow :grin: :grin: :bolt:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on October 17, 2012, 09:10:48 am
having paid the mechanic found the car had worse brakes than when he started the work. She did not want to give the car back to the same mechanic again. No second chances with this lady.

She did the right thing. I had a B/W diff installed in the Torana, a year later it needed to have the shims replaced so I had them replaced. When I enquired what the issue is, the mechanic told me it's normal wear, he replaces them in his ute every 6 months.

9 months or so later they needed replacing again, it also had a leaking seal so I took my business elsewhere and the new mechanic said why don’t you go back there and have them fix it.

My reply, ‘what, and be back there in another 9 months?’

He fixed them with proper shims, it’s been a few years now without an issue.

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 17, 2012, 09:15:54 am
Jack's car is starting to look good again, keep up the great work guys.
IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 17, 2012, 05:50:29 pm
Thanks Rod
The colour of that quarter is tempting however I will stay with the original.  Bet there will be more than 30 tack welds holding it on and an annoying squeak missing. Congrats on the colour matching system. The capability of Image Classic goes up another notch.
Hows my mate Brad getting along?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 17, 2012, 10:28:14 pm
She did the right thing. I had a B/W diff installed in the Torana, a year later it needed to have the shims replaced so I had them replaced. When I enquired what the issue is, the mechanic told me it's normal wear, he replaces them in his ute every 6 months.

9 months or so later they needed replacing again, it also had a leaking seal so I took my business elsewhere and the new mechanic said why don’t you go back there and have them fix it.

My reply, ‘what, and be back there in another 9 months?’

He fixed them with proper shims, it’s been a few years now without an issue.

s

Sounds like the original mechanic does not know how to set them up properly. You would think he would realise that he is doing something wrong if he has to redo his ute every six months.
Good thing you found a new mechanic!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 17, 2012, 10:31:19 pm
Jack's car is starting to look good again, keep up the great work guys.
IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!IMAGE CLASSIC CARS!

Hi Dale, Thanks for your vote of confidence :thumb:

I am really impressed with the work Luke has done on the frame inside where the quarter panel sits. Hope to get some photos tomorrow before he welds the quarter panel on.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 17, 2012, 10:38:39 pm
Thanks Rod
The colour of that quarter is tempting however I will stay with the original.  Bet there will be more than 30 tack welds holding it on and an annoying squeak missing. Congrats on the colour matching system. The capability of Image Classic goes up another notch.
Hows my mate Brad getting along?

Hi Jack, hope you are feeling a bit better.

I am sure Luke will do a top job welding the quarter panel on. It is great to have a panel man who takes so much pride in his work. It is good to walk into the panel shop and have him eager to explain what he is doing, why and how. He has joy written all over his face as he speaks.

Brad is on the mend after his fight with the lawn mower. Stitches have all been removed and the wounds healing, but he still has some swelling on his foot which is painful for him. Another week and he should be ready to mow the lawns again.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 18, 2012, 02:10:07 pm
Might get in tomorrow to say Hi if you not out fishing.
Agree with the assessment of Luke.  He must have worked for Pedders...............No Bull

Tell Brad he's got a very pretty nurse looking after him ........so make the most of it.  :grin:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 18, 2012, 02:13:31 pm
I just hope Brad's lawnmower is okay............ :grin: :grin:
maybe it needs fixing... :evilone:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 18, 2012, 03:33:00 pm
I just hope Brad's lawnmower is okay............ :grin: :grin:
maybe it needs fixing... :evilone:

Hi Dale, I offered Brad the phone no. of the lawnmower man who does my lawns - front and rear for only $30. Brad declined the offer because he is determined to get even with his mower. Think the mower is in for a hard time. :grin: :smash:

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 18, 2012, 03:41:33 pm
Hey Rocket you & Michelle going to come for a day out at Monarto Zoo next weekend with the club?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 18, 2012, 03:43:23 pm
Might get in tomorrow to say Hi if you not out fishing.
Agree with the assessment of Luke.  He must have worked for Pedders...............No Bull

Tell Brad he's got a very pretty nurse looking after him ........so make the most of it.  :grin:

Jack.

Hi Jack, Well Brad and fi are not here today..... so you may be correct.

Luke liked the colour of your black quarter panel so much that he made the door black too! -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09738.jpg)

Here are the pics of the framework. All welded, seam sealer applied and painted your favourite colour -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09741.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09745.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09744.jpg)

He still has a bracket to weld on where the trunk drop off meets the rear panel, but wants to wait till he checks the gaps on the bootlid. Trunkdrop off welded to frame rail -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09743.jpg)

Next job is to grind off the filler where the roof meets the quarter panel, then lift the roof to where it should be. Gaps at join are quite tight -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09739.jpg)

No fishing tomorrow. Too busy. all hands to be on deck as much as possible till Christmas, so see you tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 18, 2012, 03:46:28 pm
Hey Rocket you & Michelle going to come for a day out at Monarto Zoo next weekend with the club?
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Will plan on being there Dale. With Michelle`s illness it can be difficult to plan ahead, but fingers crossed, hope to see you there.
Want to check out your paintwork with the Zaino applied too.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 18, 2012, 04:17:55 pm
Lordy Miss Claudy looking sooooooooo much better  :bow:

Dale Looks like we will b missing also   Mayb next one.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 19, 2012, 08:29:54 pm
Another car out the door today.

This coupe just required a new door to be fitted up and painted. Very nice car and love the burgundy colour. But it turned into one of those "Gotcha" jobs. Not the owners fault. It was a fixed quote insurance job so we just had to eat an extra couple of days labour. We fitted the door, then Luke painted the door twice because he was not happy with the colour match from our paint supplier. Then the gap between the front guard and the door was excessive which meant we had to realign the front guard to close the gap - no biggie -just time consuming.
Then came time to fit the windows and door lock. Windows went in fine, but try as we did, we just could not get that lock to operate. We have fitted lots of locking mechanisms in the past without issue, but this had us stumped. A full day later, we had no choice but to fit some new components. Came to the conclusion that the levers were not the correct size. But all was well in the end. Door lock now operating and car returned to owner. I think these issues explain why many panel shops do not work on old cars. Such is life in the panel shop. Owner is happy with the job - that is all that matters.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/128.jpg)

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 19, 2012, 09:20:24 pm
Great job Rod, the car looks brilliant
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 20, 2012, 07:43:59 am
That car looks Sharp Rod. Is it a local car ?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 20, 2012, 08:37:20 am
Hi Mark and Dale, Yes... It is a nice car.

Owner James is a top bloke and one of our finest. Defence Forces  member recently posted to Adelaide. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on October 20, 2012, 03:16:52 pm
Hi Brett, It was our pleasure. Will pass it on to Luke.

Hope you all enjoy the trip to Melbourne and the Roundup. Any chance of somebody taking plenty of photos and keep us posted while you are gone?

Rocket.

Hi Boy's & Girl's,
MOCSA contingent arrived safe in sunny down town Melbourne yesterday about 4:30 ish. Great drive no problems or tickets.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 20, 2012, 04:48:05 pm
Great news, hope all goes well
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 20, 2012, 10:51:45 pm
Hi Boy's & Girl's,
MOCSA contingent arrived safe in sunny down town Melbourne yesterday about 4:30 ish. Great drive no problems or tickets.

Wonder if the Vic cops will give you a hard time about not having registration labels on the cars. :lmao:

Just checked the weather forecast for Melbourne tomorrow. 14 degrees. Lovely weather! Was extremely hot and humid last year.

Have a great time guys and don`t forget some photos please.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 21, 2012, 07:17:38 am
Yeah Brett you know.how we looove photos                  :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 26, 2012, 08:21:15 pm
Brad and Luke have both been busy working on Jack`s car this week. Lots of progress.

There was a lot of time spent lining up the door, quarter panel,boot lid etc. Luke paid particular attention to gaps -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/056.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/057.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/058.jpg)

He has finished lining up the quarter panel and is beginning to weld it on -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/053.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/042.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/028.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/061.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/060-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/062.jpg)

Jack, i know you spoke with Luke through the week about replacing the LHS trunk dropoff, but after Brad cleaned it up we all inspected it and came to the conclusion the existing dropoff does not have  rust. Just needs an easy repair to straighten it. So we recommend you let us repair it -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/038.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/039.jpg)

Briar dropped off the items you mentioned earlier. Will give them to Luke first thing Monday.

In other news this week, Jeremy`s 65 Coupe arrived back having had a Gear Vendors overdrive unit fitted. Jeremy is very impressed with it! The Gear Vendors unit effectively turns his 3 speed C4 Auto into a 6 speed auto. We still need to do a few jobs to finish it off. The Exhaust needs to be relocated because the H pipe is too close to the unit. The Handbrake cable is rubbing slightly on the side of the unit so we will fabricate a new bracket to get that clear. Then we need to mount the control unit inside the cabin - probably to the bottom of the dash.
Here are a few photos of the Gear Vendors unit -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/086-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/015-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/002.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/003.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/005.jpg)

Jeremy only managed enough time to drive it back from the Auto Trans place that fitted the unit, then had to go home to pack. He and Monique are right now in the air on the way to Las Vegas for the SEMA show. Guess dear old dad will have to take it for a nice long drive to check it properly :burnout: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 26, 2012, 09:32:21 pm
by the rate you are going this car will be finished before mine
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 26, 2012, 09:34:37 pm
Lots of plug welds ..........no little tack welds...............Much improved panel work......love it  :drool:
Will accept the advice of people who know more than me and stay with the old panel thanks.
If the unthinkable happens and those numbers are damaged give Dale a call.  He made them.

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 26, 2012, 11:21:33 pm
by the rate you are going this car will be finished before mine

Hi Mark, It can be a pretty slow process. We hope to have Jack`s car finished within a couple of weeks.

How is your Boss coming along? Have not seen an update for a while.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 26, 2012, 11:24:33 pm
It's getting there. Hopefully the carby has been rebuilt and returned and that the glass is all in now. I am waiting for the next update but know that Matt is tied up with SEMA so will be out of the picture for at least a week or so.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 26, 2012, 11:28:11 pm
Lots of plug welds ..........no little tack welds...............Much improved panel work......love it  :drool:
Will accept the advice of people who know more than me and stay with the old panel thanks.
If the unthinkable happens and those numbers are damaged give Dale a call.  He made them.

Jack

Hi Jack, Yes.... Lots of Plug Welds. Will be very strong.

I have told Luke to go ahead and repair the trunk drop off.

Dale is a very handy fella! :thumb: We will take extreme care with the stickers.

Mark, Matt is always on the move..... Very energetic. Hopefully he can get stuck into it after SEMA.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 27, 2012, 09:10:18 am
Jack, We were talking about upgrading the Alternator on the 69 Grande during the week.

Had kept track of a Thread on the VMF about going to a 3G ( 3rd generation ) unit. The idea is that a 3G will put out more amps at idle speed than the old unit will at high revs.
My amps gauge drops down to about 11.5 at idle and even lower with a/c and lights on.

From that Thread -
66-85 Stang - 60 Amp Alternator, =15Amps @Idle -Peaks at 66Amps
85-93 Stang - 75 Amp Alternator, = 24Amps @Idle - Peaks at 81Amps
95Amp G3 Alternator = 64Amps@Idle - peaks at 122Amps

The Grande has a few mods such as Dakota Digital Dash, Alarm/Central Locking, soon to have Gear Vendors Overdrive, Rack and Pinion Power Steering, Stereo, Light upgrade etc. - So going to need a bigger capacity Alternator in my opinion.

That Thread suggests a 3G unit from PA Performance in the USA, together with a wiring harness to adapt the unit.


Links -
http://www.paperformance.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=46 (http://www.paperformance.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=46)

Wiring upgrade kit -  http://www.paperformance.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=75 (http://www.paperformance.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=75)

The Alternator is USD $169.00
Wiring Kit            USD $ 26.95
Total                    USD$195.95 Plus shipping from USA

Does this sound like a good upgrade? 

Check out this Thread on the VMF -
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/mod-custom-forum/590739-3g-alternator-install-how-wire.html (http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/mod-custom-forum/590739-3g-alternator-install-how-wire.html)

Also this one
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vintage-mustang-forum/594559-best-perfomance-alternator.html (http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vintage-mustang-forum/594559-best-perfomance-alternator.html)

If you think it will work, i will get it ordered.

Thanks.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 27, 2012, 01:56:38 pm
U2U sent mate
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 29, 2012, 05:02:01 pm
Bugger - Made a post and it just disappeared. Try again.

More progress on your car today Jack.

Luke finished welding then went on to bodyfiller duties while Brad made himself busy with the sander on the rest of the body. The idea for Brad was to flatten the existing paint and feather any edges using 80grit frecut, ready for primer after Luke finishes the repairs. some photos of todays efforts -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/039-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/040.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/041.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/048.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/051.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/047.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/055-1.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 30, 2012, 07:07:25 pm
Starting to get excited again..  I can see light...............


Did you get the reply to your email?

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 30, 2012, 07:35:59 pm
Hi Jack, Yes.... it is happening more and more everyday. Never took any photos today because it is at that stage where Luke is doing the final filler work. Slow and laborious work. Will take him a couple more days to have it all ready for primer.

I did see your email - thanks. I am reluctant to order from PA at the moment because the Eastern US is under water from Hurricane Sandy. If you are happy to make the wiring uprade - fantastic. Do you know which Aussie fords used the 3G Alternator? Better to buy one locally i feel. Do not want waterlogged goods.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on October 30, 2012, 08:51:42 pm
Dont know which fords used the 3G I'm afraid however VPW sell various Powermaster for fords 100 amp and above

Link

http://www.vpw.com.au/Category/Index/5957 (http://www.vpw.com.au/Category/Index/5957)

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on October 30, 2012, 09:10:59 pm
Dropped in today to have a look  :thumb: starting to come together.
Great work once again.....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 30, 2012, 10:09:31 pm
Jack, Thanks for the Link - will look into it.

Brett, Hope you had a good time in Melbourne.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 06, 2012, 06:51:07 pm


Hi Rod

Dont know if it will work but try this link .....should be enough for you

http://s927.beta.photobucket.com/user/Brunby1/library/Indian%20Fire (http://s927.beta.photobucket.com/user/Brunby1/library/Indian%20Fire)


Jack


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 06, 2012, 08:40:30 pm
Hi Jack, Yes... Lots of photos there.

Now here are a couple for you. Repairs done, car is now in spray booth waiting for primer tomorrow. Took these photos as the boys were cleaning the body ready to move to the booth -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/154-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/159-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/161-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/159.jpg)

I have created a new photobucket album titled "Jacksmachs". Here is the Link -
http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s (http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s)

Had a look at Jack`s 69 Mach1 over the weekend. What a car! Very original and unmolested. See more next post.

Rocket.
Title: Jacks 1969 Mach1 - Barn Find!
Post by: rocket on November 06, 2012, 10:56:06 pm
Yep... I believe this car was on the Barnfinds website.

Had the delight of checking this car out on the weekend -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/152-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/145-1.jpg)

A quick glance at this car told me it is something special. Beneath the faded Indian Fire paint is an extremely straight, original body.

Rust? Forget it... This car comes from the desert in Nevada. After a close inspection, the only bit i could find was the size of a twenty cent piece on the leading edge of the rhs quarter panel wheel well.

Jack had already began refitting the carpet inside the car, but this shot will give you an idea of how well preserved the floor is -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/136-1.jpg)

He was thrilled at finding the original build sheet underneath a front seat -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/125-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/127-1.jpg)

The build sheet is very brittle - so much so - that you cannot lift it out from under the seat spring or it will just break apart. Only option is to wait until the seat is dismantled to remove it, then gingerly try to unfold it.
Also found this piece of lead underneath the rear seat -

  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/139-1.jpg)

I believe this is a bit of lead that was spilled during the process of lead loading the join between the quarter panel and roof during manufacture of the car.

Another good place to check for signs of rust or previous damage is the left hand side trunk dropoff. No problem here -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/149-1.jpg)

When i opened the boot it struck me that it was a metallick noise i felt when touching the rear spoiler. Sure enough, the spoiler is made from Aluminium. I had thought they were all plastic. Even the mounting holes are elongated, which to me says the spoiler is a factory fitted unit -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/144-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/150-1.jpg)

Inside the bootlid is very tidy with original stickers in place. Jack even has the original Jack -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/147-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/148-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/153-1.jpg)

Door data plate is still there -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/142-1.jpg)

Engine bay is quite original other than chrome rocker covers. Jack is currently going through the drivetrain, suspension and steering to correct any problems -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/130-1.jpg)

I do not think there are too many original Mach1`s like this around anymore. Almost a shame to respray the car, but Jack wants it restored to as new concours condition. Should not be that big a job.

Great buying Jack! Congratulations.

More photos at this Link and also Jack`s Link a couple of posts up -
http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s (http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on November 07, 2012, 07:03:59 am
Nice solid base to start with there Jack, I'm sure the car will turn out great.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jademustang on November 07, 2012, 06:27:41 pm
Great find ther Jack.
If its an original spoiler and its made of plastic it's a 1969, if it's fiberglass it's a 1970, if it's metal/aluminium it may be GT Falcon or aftermarket.
Very unlikely that the spoiler is factory fitted as 1969's did not come with them, only bosses.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 07, 2012, 07:08:10 pm
MachAttack
 Thanks for the encouraging words..  If I stay healthy and no more financial crices I hope to have it yeady for 2014.  All my spare $$$ at present are going to pay to have the red car repaired from the damage inflicted by the previous repairer.


jademustang
Car arrived in Aus May this year so I dont think falcon spoiler.  However Rod and I were misled by the stands... they are alloy but on closer examination the spoiler is plastic.   Boot lid is stamped c9zb  63.  The mounting holes for the spoiler appear to be factory stamped during construction. ie not drilled. 

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 07, 2012, 07:21:28 pm
Just did some searching about it on google. Agree the spoiler is not part of the Mach1 package, but there were many options available. These elongated hole stampings certainly appear to be factory -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/150-1.jpg)

Still, i am not an expert. Jack, does your Marti Report mention the spoiler?

Jacks 70 mach1 had  primer and guide coat sprayed today -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/008.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/003.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/002.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/007.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/005.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/006.jpg)

Looking better now Jack.
A few days of rubbing/blocking back coming up for Lukey. Did you notice the cast up his arm?

More photos at the following Link -
http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s (http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 07, 2012, 07:42:45 pm
No Mate nothing on the Marti report. The only way to find out 99% sure would be the build sheet If I can ever get that out intact.
One thing I know for certain "If it was in a Ford catalog for that vehicle model" and you knew about it you could order it or as far as that goes delete it from your car. Another way.......... have a friend on the assembly line have it fitted.....But that never happened ....did it?????...........Ask me sometime about how I know about catalog items. Not on here as I have had way to many arguments from "experts"

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jademustang on November 07, 2012, 08:04:00 pm
Agreed Jack all sorts of variations occurred on the assembly line.
You could ask about the holes for the spoiler on this site, http://concoursmustang.com/ (http://concoursmustang.com/)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 07, 2012, 08:32:00 pm
jademustang
Thanks for the site. Will definately have a look there.  I have another interesting item I would like solved and they may be able to answer it. When I learn how to get a pic up on this site again I will post.  A yellow insp stencil mark.
 O yeh the expert comment was not directed at you so please dont think it was. Different model car involved.

Rod
 noticed the cast. Wont ask him the obvious question.   Will get the pic of that stencil up when I can *&^%$ well find out how.  Seems things have changed in the last few weeks.


Jack
 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on November 07, 2012, 09:40:16 pm
MachAttack
 Thanks for the encouraging words..  If I stay healthy and no more financial crices I hope to have it yeady for 2014.  All my spare $$$ at present are going to pay to have the red car repaired from the damage inflicted by the previous repairer.



I reckon the cars are in good hands and it'll be worth the wait to have 2 cracking good Machs.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 07, 2012, 09:54:54 pm
That Mach 1 is just great, congrats on finding it
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on November 08, 2012, 02:20:48 am
That Mach 1 is just great, congrats on finding it
I agree. Looks like a really sweet find.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 08, 2012, 01:29:09 pm
Jademustang
Thanks for the link   Lots of good info there  :thumb:

MachAttack
I recon I got the best of both worlds
1970 =  :burnout:
1969 =  :event:  :cool:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 08, 2012, 07:54:44 pm

Hi Rod
Finally apic of the stencil
Jack
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSCN0367.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 10, 2012, 12:44:08 pm
Dropped that battery tray off this morning for you Rod
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 11, 2012, 01:50:50 am
Dropped that battery tray off this morning for you Rod

No worries Mark. I have spoken with Brad about it. He will get it done through the week.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 11, 2012, 01:52:18 am
Hi Rod
Finally apic of the stencil
Jack
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSCN0367.jpg)

That is a good shot Jack.

It is on the underside of the Radiator Support Panel. Anybody able to decode it ?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 11, 2012, 06:12:17 pm
I could make a vinyl stencil for you to be able to repaint it in the future if needed.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 11, 2012, 06:54:43 pm
If I can manage to get the car to the appropriate level that would be appreciated Dale.  :thumb:  First I need to get it decoded.  I've never seen anything like it before. Not that I am too familar with concourse cars, but learnin all the time.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 14, 2012, 08:20:34 pm
Jack, Your car is very close to paint now.

Interrupted Luke today in order to get some more photos of work in progress. Luke saysjust a bit more wet rubbing, followed by a bit more primer, followed by a bit more wet rubbing and then he is ready to put it in the booth and hit it with the top coats - hopefully tomorrow.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/042.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/043.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/046.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/044.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/045.jpg)

He has already painted inside the doors -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/037.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/039.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/040.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 14, 2012, 09:54:52 pm
That paint looks sensational
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 14, 2012, 10:55:09 pm
Hi Mark, Yes... Luke gets extremely excited at this stage of a paint job. A joy to behold :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 15, 2012, 06:58:07 pm
More progress on Jacks 70 Mach1 today.

Door Jambs received top coats -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/054.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/055.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/058.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/057.jpg)

Rear panel painted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/053.jpg)

Inside the boot -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/050.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/052.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/051.jpg)

Rest of the day was taken up with preparing front guards, bonnet and bootlid for top coats.

Body will be painted tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 15, 2012, 08:18:52 pm
Hey Rod
Someone said the car looks as tho its bleeding. :grin:

If I offered you 50 bucks for your Flex so I could use the parts would you take it??.........Noooooooo????
OK so if I said there is a component in it that senses when it is level or on an angle and that bit is busted and requires replacing and it costs 200 bucks and would take 2 months to get here and I delivered it back to you working in a highly polished car would you believe me then??????????          Noooooooo?????

OK the bl@@dy thing is working. Very simple fix. 

O yeh . Get your phone outa the car........... :bolt:  I'll probly drop the flex in Saturday.

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 15, 2012, 10:01:08 pm
Hey Rod
Someone said the car looks as tho its bleeding. :grin:

If I offered you 50 bucks for your Flex so I could use the parts would you take it??.........Noooooooo????
OK so if I said there is a component in it that senses when it is level or on an angle and that bit is busted and requires replacing and it costs 200 bucks and would take 2 months to get here and I delivered it back to you working in a highly polished car would you believe me then??????????          Noooooooo?????

OK the bl@@dy thing is working. Very simple fix. 

O yeh . Get your phone outa the car........... :bolt:  I'll probly drop the flex in Saturday.

Hey Jack, The car IS bleeding.........bleeding good! :thumb:

You ...Are...A....Champion!
Lets see. If it requires a part that costs $200 and you brought it back in 2 months in a highly polished car - then i would say its a bargain :thumb: Heck i would even supply the pads and polish.
But too late... You let the cat out of the bag :grin: :bolt: A very big thankyou for fixing it. You must be talking about that silly little box that looks like an afterthought inside the Flex. :leaving:
How about i just polish both machs for you? That - i will consider a bargain. Would like to have a go at polishing up the 69mach

How did you know the phone is in the car? :grin: It is probably welded to the bottom of the centre console by now. If i get it out of there i will probably lose the darn thing.

We will not be at work on Saturday. Can we leave it till next week?

Thanks again.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 16, 2012, 01:22:59 pm
Hey Jack, I hear Ron is coming to see you over the weekend.

Will give him some pads and polish for you to try out.

Rod.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on November 16, 2012, 01:31:43 pm
Someone said the car looks as tho its bleeding.

Funny that, I opened up the page today and thought, Eww, what am I looking at?

It's going to look awesome when finished.

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 16, 2012, 02:01:32 pm
Long winded reply lost.
2nd go ..........not long winded.
Unit starts and runs at all speeds in any orientation.  I want to test it under load hence the request for a pad.
You are reading my mind re the 69.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on November 16, 2012, 02:09:38 pm
Long winded reply lost.

Did you accidentally hit the Esc. button while typing?

Either way, if you ever lose a lot of typed out text, next time try hitting Ctrl+Z to undo the last action or two - sometimes it can be all retrieved.

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 16, 2012, 02:19:50 pm
Hi Stephen
No mate I think it logged me out while I was typing.  Thanks for the tip tho.
and yep i agree the car will b awsome.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 16, 2012, 07:09:44 pm
Long winded reply lost.
2nd go ..........not long winded.
Unit starts and runs at all speeds in any orientation.  I want to test it under load hence the request for a pad.
You are reading my mind re the 69.

Jack

Hi Jack, Cannot tell you how thrilled i am that you fixed the Flex :thumb: Thankyou!

If you want to give it a good try out on the 69 that is great. Some before and after pics would be great. Take your time i will not be using the Flex next week.

If you do a large area be a bit careful. You will be using muscles that normally do not get a big workout, so you might get a bit sore until you get used to it. First time i used a buff - i was sore for a couple of days afterwards.

Ron has 2 different polishes and each of the pad colours. Explanatory note enclosed.

Hope you enjoy it.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 16, 2012, 08:15:13 pm
Hey Rod
Didnt learn how to fix your flex overnight. Also a long time ago I found out you dont jump onto a strange horse and expect to be able to stay on his back.  :thud:  Station hands have this cute way of finding out how good you can ride.   :lmao:
Soooooooooo I dont expect to become a expert polisher in a day even tho I have been following your tutes on another thread. Also I dont think the 69 is a good project to learn on. It could determine wether I polish or paint . :cheers:

 Thanks for the thought .

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 17, 2012, 11:33:39 am
Oh well... We all have to start somewhere.

How did you go on that horse the first time? :event: :grin:

The Flex is safe. Would be difficult to cause a problem, but happy if you leave the 69 mach to me. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 18, 2012, 02:38:10 pm
re the horse ...............the smiley tells the story
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jusTANG on November 18, 2012, 03:53:01 pm
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Brunby1/DSCN0367.jpg)


That is a good shot Jack.

It is on the underside of the Radiator Support Panel. Anybody able to decode it ?

Rocket.

I asked around to some solid people that should know a thing or three and was told "It is just the date when it was inspected, nothing more other than what "station" the inspector was inspecting. Whatever it was, it was after paint. "
Also linked up the car's photo bucket and was told That Indian Fire 69 needs to be restored back to factory specs. That is one beautiful car.  :thumb:  looks like you have a great car in everyone eyes.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 18, 2012, 06:30:13 pm
Hi jusTANG

Thanks for the info.  :thumb:
Do you mean some people would rather I didnt have it painted wild violet with flames and tub it 10 inches with a built 502 and lakes pipes??  :grin:   :grin:   :grin:
Plans are to restore it completely to original

Hey Rod
Run the flex in comparison with another machine today.  Flex is lighter and altho having noticably more torque is a lot easier to handle. Which of course means it has less rotating mass.  However it does not slow down with increasing load(more pressure) unlike the other unit and varying speed transition while using it is smooth. You may not like it like this.  If you dont I will be happy to take it off your hands for the price of your new Chinese unit.  :lmao:   :bolt:

I am confident I will manage machine polishing after giving both units a tryout and may see you sooner than later this week. I want your advice on the paintwork on the ute.  Course I am not interested in looking at the red car either......... :grin:

Question   How do you clean the pads.  The orange one is dirty from the front valance of the 69.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 18, 2012, 07:06:11 pm

Jack wrote -

Run the flex in comparison with another machine today.  Flex is lighter and altho having noticably more torque is a lot easier to handle. Which of course means it has less rotating mass.  However it does not slow down with increasing load(more pressure) unlike the other unit and varying speed transition while using it is smooth. You may not like it like this.  If you dont I will be happy to take it off your hands for the price of your new Chinese unit. 

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :thumb: Ha Ha. Jack, you have just described very eloquently why the Flex is such a great Polishing machine!

What was the other machine you were using?

Part with the Flex! Me! No effing way!!!!! :grin: :grin:

It is easy to use, that is for sure. Have you ordered yours yet?

Cleaning Polishing Pads can cause marital problems. Does Briar ever let you near the washing machine? If not, fill the sink with warm water and some dishwashing liquid, put the Pad in there and let it soak for a couple of hours, then use a nail brush or similar to brush the polish/dirt off, then rinse and put it somewhere to dry.
My missus hated me doing it either of those 2 ways, so i have a special Pad cleaner called DP Pad Rejuvenator. Simply use the supplied measuring cup (small) to tip some in a bucket of water. Allow a cuple of hours soaking. Use the brush on top of the Pad, wring out, then blast it with the hose, wring it out again, then put it somewhere to dry. All done outside - saves arguments!! :kickass:

Look forward to seeing you through the week. Think your car is being painted tomorrow - if Luke decides to show up. :toetapping:

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 18, 2012, 08:39:37 pm
Use the washing machine...................If I want do do my own cooking washing cleaning and sleep in a cold bed?????    No Thanks

Order goes in tomorrow.......Love my wife

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 18, 2012, 08:51:29 pm
Jack, You got it in one.

This is the stuff -
http://www.waxit.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=127&category_id=35&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 (http://www.waxit.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=127&category_id=35&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1)

But on the above link, it says to put 3 scoopfuls into 10-12 litres of water. I disagree. Use just one scoopful into a standard bucket of water, let the pads soak for a couple of hours, use a stiff brush to agitate the pad, put it back in the bucket then wring it out a couple of times before hitting it with a strong jet of water. Using 3 scoops you would run out of product too fast....unless that is the idea.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 18, 2012, 08:54:35 pm
I've used that stuff, works well
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 19, 2012, 09:38:28 pm
I've used that stuff, works well

Mark, Does that mean your wife would not let you use the washing machine either? What is it with women and washing machines? :grin: Geez - i let my wife use the lawnmower :bolt:

Jack, We are getting very close to paint. Panels are bolted back on. Luke has spent the day adjusting gaps and preparing the new headlight bucket. Paint should be tomorrow. Nice and hot which is good.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 19, 2012, 10:00:44 pm
Your right Rod. I tried to tell her that while the pads are in the machine they clean the inside of it but she wouldn't buy it.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 10:52:20 am
Testing - just lost 2 posts
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 10:59:04 am
3rd try -  :ouch:
Jack`s Mach -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/040-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/028.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/030.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/031.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/034.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/041.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/036.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on November 21, 2012, 11:08:50 am
Now that is a nice red :thumb:

Love the how red the filters are. Do you guys change them out each shoot or do they last more then one car?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 11:33:57 am
Hi Ash, Luke told me that he changes the filters after painting about 10 cars in there.

The car has just come out of the booth. We put it out in the sunlight and it looks shyte hot :thumb:

Luke is removing the masking tape. When he is finished i will take and post another couple of pics.

I finally managed to post on the 3rd attempt. Do not know whether it succeeded because i hit the preview button first - or because i wrote it very quickly.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - More Pics
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 11:59:18 am
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/045-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/048-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/050-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/049.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/043-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/046-1.jpg)

Jack, i think we had better put your wheels back on it now.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 21, 2012, 12:38:14 pm
Why  :grin:  :grin:  :grin: :bolt:

IMAGE CLASSIC CARS  :fantastic:  :drool:

 :bow: Luke

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 21, 2012, 02:16:51 pm
wont be long and it will be Jacks Mach is Back!..... :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Fast69back on November 21, 2012, 06:08:11 pm
Gee Rod its shiney now, How good will it look with the Rocket Rod MENZERNA treatment.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 07:03:24 pm
Gee Rod its shiney now, How good will it look with the Rocket Rod MENZERNA treatment.

Hi Fast69back, Jack has a new Flex XC 3401 VRG on order - A Christmas present from his wife :thumb:

So i am not sure if he will let me give the 70 Mach1 the Menzerna treatment. Butif he does - It will come up like this -


(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/078-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/084-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/079-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/083-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/081.jpg)

Love that Menzerna Shine!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on November 21, 2012, 07:18:12 pm

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/078-1.jpg)


WOW!!!  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Looks incredible Rocket.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on November 21, 2012, 07:19:17 pm
I agree!! I much prefer the gloss over the matt for the blackout.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 07:30:41 pm
Thanks guys, We also prefer the gloss blackouts, but have decided to go with the matt blackouts on the bonnet and rear spoiler for the Perth Nationals.

We have 2 new bonnets and rear spoilers to be painted matt and then fitted to the machs so that we can keep the gloss ones on hand in case we ever decide to change the red and blue machs back to the gloss.

Red and Black cars are the best 2 colours to polish because the difference is staggering.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 07:33:03 pm
Why  :grin:  :grin:  :grin: :bolt:

IMAGE CLASSIC CARS  :fantastic:  :drool:

 :bow: Luke

Jack

So glad you like it Jack.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 07:34:00 pm
wont be long and it will be Jacks Mach is Back!..... :thumb:

 :grin: :grin: Good one Dale!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Fast69back on November 21, 2012, 08:29:44 pm
  :omg: It's like glass
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 21, 2012, 10:33:01 pm
  :omg: It's like glass

Fast69back, There are about 12hours of work to get it to this stage.

You now have the equipment to get yours your car looking like this. :thumb: Look forward to seeing your "After "pics.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Fast69back on November 21, 2012, 11:12:21 pm
Hi Rod,

12 hours for you, 12days for me!!!!!!!!! If mine ends up half as good I will be very pleased.
I cant have it too shiny, I would have to look at my ugly mug in the reflection all the time.
Also could you please let us know the grading of the different coloured pads.

Cheers Vic.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 22, 2012, 08:49:38 am
Hi Vic, You will be surprised how easy it is with the ZFE Polisher.

Just do one or 2 panels each day and before you know it - the whole car will be gleaming.

What colour is your car?

Watch the Car Polishing Thread for a post about the Pads.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 22, 2012, 09:58:07 am
So i am not sure if he will let me give the 70 Mach1 the Menzerna treatment. Butif he does - It will come up like this -

Hey Rod

After talking to both you and Jeremy I wouldnt dare deprive you of the pleasure mate
I have other cars to use the machine on (No not the Indian Fire thats yours)

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 22, 2012, 02:10:21 pm
 :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: streetrod on November 22, 2012, 05:36:30 pm
Hey Rocket ,nice work on the paint job ,guessing that it must be 2 pak that was used
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 22, 2012, 06:05:14 pm
Hey Rocket ,nice work on the paint job ,guessing that it must be 2 pak that was used

Hi streetrod, Yes... It is Protec Clear over Basecoat.

Thanks for your kind words. That is why we like our painter ( Luke ) so much. His paint jobs always come up looking excellent.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 22, 2012, 09:24:20 pm
Looks sensational Rod, well done
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 22, 2012, 10:36:59 pm
Thanks Mark. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 23, 2012, 03:42:43 pm
Jack, More photos of progress. -

Headliner was fitted yesterday, followed by front and rear screens today -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/012.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/010-1.jpg)

Front is going back together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/002-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/004-1.jpg)

Luke is fitting door handles, but needs to polish around the base first -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/008-1.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on November 23, 2012, 04:26:53 pm
wow!!!!  looks sensational Rod
What happened to Luke's cast? it appears to have gone missing  lol
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 23, 2012, 10:30:57 pm
Hi Sally, Thanks.

You are very observant. I had not even noticed. Hmm..... Sure he said the cast needed to stay on for 6 weeks.? Maybe it annoyed him. The angle grinder would have made light work of removing it. :grin: :bolt:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Jack`s Mach Bonnet is Black
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 07:06:53 pm
Welll.... Black and Red.

Latest pics -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/008-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/003-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/005-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/007-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/009-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/018.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/019.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/020-1.jpg)

More photos -
http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s (http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on November 26, 2012, 07:25:35 pm
beautiful job rocket,.. is it wishfull thinking, or does it have an oiler in there ( side or centre matters not ) :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 26, 2012, 08:28:23 pm
Thats amazing paint, looking more impressive each day
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 26, 2012, 08:44:12 pm
 :smile:  :smile:   :smile:  :smile:
Hey Rod
Loverly  :smile:  :smile:  :smile: Cant stop

Re the Shinex. You might have had bits drop off it BUT it is clean inside. Looks like the filters did their job. They were clogged. Clean now so will drop it off soon with another set of mach 1 emblems and (inserts?)

As Pinto Pete addressed his question to you I will let you answer him.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 09:15:21 pm
beautiful job rocket,.. is it wishfull thinking, or does it have an oiler in there ( side or centre matters not ) :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Hi Pinto Pete, Thanks - The car is looking better and better each day.

I am not sure if Jack`s engine is a Side or Top oiler, you will need to ask Jack. Which is it Jack?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 09:17:54 pm
Thats amazing paint, looking more impressive each day

Hi Mark, Luke is able to get a very good finish straight off the gun and i guess the booth helps. Luke will give the car an initial Buff with 3M compound, then i will hit it with the Flex and Menzerna polish. That paint is going to gleam. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 09:22:39 pm
:smile:  :smile:   :smile:  :smile:
Hey Rod
Loverly  :smile:  :smile:  :smile: Cant stop

Re the Shinex. You might have had bits drop off it BUT it is clean inside. Looks like the filters did their job. They were clogged. Clean now so will drop it off soon with another set of mach 1 emblems and (inserts?)

As Pinto Pete addressed his question to you I will let you answer him.

Jack

Hi Jack, Keep on smiling - It only gets better from here.

Thanks for cleaning out the Shinex. Those filters would not have been cleaned from new. Now i can do a comparison between both rotaries. Really getting the hang of the Flex rotary now. Keeping it around 1200 -1400RPM seems to be the key.

I have no idea if your 427 is a top or side oiler.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 26, 2012, 09:25:42 pm
Hi Pinto Pete
The engine is I guess a center oiler.. It is actually a Dart Sportman 351 block stroked to 427 and built by Roush Performance.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 10:12:54 pm
Talking about engines, Brad has been busy cleaning, detailing and painting 3 engines.

First one is going into Jeremy`s coupe. A serious horsepower engine i am told -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/012-2.jpg)

This one is being fitted to the grande in a coupe of weeks. Rebuilt by Ron Hoffman, this 351W should have lots of grunt -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/014-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/015-2.jpg)

This next one is a 6 banger out of our 68 6 cylinder convertible. Drivetrain was removed in order to repaint the engine bay and Brad decided to give the engine his magic touch -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/017.jpg)

If these engines go as well as they look, we will be very happy campers.

Well done Brad! :thumb:

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: IGALOP on November 26, 2012, 10:17:50 pm
All lookin' noice! :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on November 26, 2012, 10:31:53 pm
nice one Brumby, should go well, hard to get a good look but was hoping, drooling thinking about an FE.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 10:39:47 pm
All lookin' noice! :thumb:

Thanks Johnno. :hi:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 26, 2012, 11:00:24 pm
Engines look great as well. Brad certainly has a knack for bringing these up to look so good.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 26, 2012, 11:10:28 pm
Engines look great as well. Brad certainly has a knack for bringing these up to look so good.

Sure does! :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 27, 2012, 09:11:13 am
Rocket what paint did you guys paint the engines with...........I am working on something special which will need something like that soon!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 27, 2012, 10:34:46 am
Rocket what paint did you guys paint the engines with...........I am working on something special which will need something like that soon!

Hi Dale, checked with Brad. He bought the correct Ford Blue in pressure packs from Rod Kilvington at Dernancourt. 2x pressure packs were used to paint each engine, then he sprayed Clear over the top. The Clear he used is Protec Extra Flow Clearcoat Part No. PC-3900.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 27, 2012, 12:32:23 pm
cheers mate!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 27, 2012, 09:56:35 pm
Something special it is Dale
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 28, 2012, 09:12:42 am
Something special it is Dale
:grin: :grin:          not too sure about that, should be ok though
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on November 28, 2012, 02:55:40 pm
 :flag:Brads spray can fetish is a worry, you better watch him Rocket or those outide walls could change colour!  :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2012, 03:45:07 pm
:flag:Brads spray can fetish is a worry, you better watch him Rocket or those outide walls could change colour!  :burnout:

Hi boss351, Well.... At least they would be genuine Ford colours on the wall. :thumb: :grin: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 28, 2012, 04:06:47 pm
nice one Brumby, should go well, hard to get a good look but was hoping, drooling thinking about an FE.

Hi Pinto Pete
Thought the FE was the subject of your drooling.  Howsumever it is a H code car and an FE would be as alien as the Roush. Dollars decided.

Thinking on it ....If I had put in an FE I wouldnt have had to go through regency Therefore I wouldnt have been going to go down to get the exhaust quitened.  Therfore the bongo van wouldnt have run into me. Then I wouldnt have had the car cut up in a bodgie repair. I would still be insured with Shannons. I wouldnt have to pay to have the car repaired properly.  Lost out on the money side after all.  :cry:
BUT........... the car is now looking magnificant  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:

Hey Rod
When do we get the results of a Flex Shinex shootout?

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2012, 04:46:19 pm

Hey Rod
When do we get the results of a Flex Shinex shootout?

Hi Jack, Maybe tomorrow, but not by me - too effin hot for me to do any buffing! :smile:

Luke has spent the day wet rubbing your car. He came to get the Shinex Rotary so that he can get stuck into buffing tomorrow. Might wait until he has done half the car, then swap the Shinex for the Flex Rotary when he is not looking. That way i can sit in the airconditioned office and wait for his report. :thumb: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 28, 2012, 05:06:24 pm
hey Rod

I think the guys on here want your thoughts    What say ye all????  :pepper:
Remember I saw that personal air con unit you got    You'd freeze there not sweat.   :lol:  :bolt:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on November 28, 2012, 05:16:57 pm
hey Rod

I think the guys on here want your thoughts    What say ye all????
Jack

Hear, hear.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brad95GT on November 28, 2012, 07:15:41 pm
:flag:Brads spray can fetish is a worry, you better watch him Rocket or those outide walls could change colour!  :burnout:
   Gday Boss351,
                         My spray can fetish is almost over! I sent a color sample to Protec last week and i now have the correct code and a 4 litre tin is on its way. :tissue:



Brad
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2012, 08:59:30 pm
Brad, You picked up the basics of spray painting by using pressure packs to paint the engines. Pressure pack paints are mixed very thin by the the manufacturers.

Most people spray each coat much too thick, which results in runs and shyte looking paint jobs. You picked up on that fact very quickly. Your method of light coats sprayed evenly across the surface, allowing drying time between each coat is what makes your paint jobs look so good.

I am glad you had that paint mixed up because you will now find it easy to get that finish from a spray gun. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2012, 09:09:57 pm
hey Rod

I think the guys on here want your thoughts    What say ye all????  :pepper:
Remember I saw that personal air con unit you got    You'd freeze there not sweat.   :lol:  :bolt:

Jack

Yeah..... But it is going to be 40 bloody degrees tomorrow. Factory boys will need the air conditioner unit, so i will just hibernate in the office most of the day. I might go and give Luke some encouragement at some stage and take some pics of him sweating over the buff. :therethere:

Will be much cooler next week which will give me time to do a Menzerna Polish on your car . Will do the Rotary Polisher comparison then :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on November 28, 2012, 11:22:36 pm
Hi Pinto Pete
Thought the FE was the subject of your drooling.  Howsumever it is a H code car and an FE would be as alien as the Roush. Dollars decided.

Thinking on it ....If I had put in an FE I wouldnt have had to go through regency Therefore I wouldnt have been going to go down to get the exhaust quitened.  Therfore the bongo van wouldnt have run into me. Then I wouldnt have had the car cut up in a bodgie repair. I would still be insured with Shannons. I wouldnt have to pay to have the car repaired properly.  Lost out on the money side after all.  :cry:
BUT........... the car is now looking magnificant  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:

Hey Rod
When do we get the results of a Flex Shinex shootout?

Jack
mate I like the way you think..... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on November 29, 2012, 01:44:28 am
Frenchy76 ! LOL !
Good job u were not born in 1969 or u might have been banned before u started !
Welcome Brad .

Great thread Rod.
I always look forward to updates.
Love seeing what u guys are doing and gaining some knowledge as well.

Jack , ur car is looking fantastic.
Rod and his guys have done a great job.
Its going to be a very sexy car.

Dont any one doubt Rods polishing efforts either.
Ive literally seen the sweat dripping from him while he gave me a polishing demonstration on a 25c day (big thanks).
Made me feel guilty watching him !
I think his plan of finding a lot of paperwork to do is the best plan for tomorrow.

By the way Rod, I'm awaiting delivery of that chokostang kit we looked at.

Loving the daily updates  :thumb:









Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 29, 2012, 05:35:08 am
Hi Michael, You will be so happy with the chockostang brake kit. Gives one a whole lot more driving confidence with boosted disc brakes. :thumb:

When our 68 coupe first arrived it had 4 wheel drum brakes and i considered them so dangerous that i would not drive the car. The power booster and front discs made a tremendous difference.

You are right about the sweating. I don`t worry about it - in the genes i`m afraid.  A 25 degree day for most people is like a 35 degree day for me. That is why we bought the place down the South East - much cooler :smile:

I will go down and give Luke a bit of help today before it gets too hot. Look for photos later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 29, 2012, 09:57:41 am
 :thumb: Hey Brad , might have to get that paint code from you. I will have a new engine to paint soon!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 29, 2012, 04:45:18 pm
It was a stinking hot day today. Luckily for me - the boys left the air conditioner unit in the drawer area, so i quickly set about putting the final coat of Jetseal109 on the Red Mach1.
The arctic blast from the aircon made it a breeze -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/044-2.jpg)

Next i figured Luke would appreciate a hand, but the lazy bugger was enjoying a break when i walked in - :grin:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/043-2.jpg)

He had been busy buffing Jack`s Mach -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/065.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/077.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/060-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/055-1.jpg)

Changed him over to the Flex Rotary to do the boot -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/056-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/062.jpg)

Went away for 10 minutes and found he had switched back to the Shinex Rotary. Asked him why he changed back, but he just said he was more used to the Shinex. Whatever. :smile: Does not matter either way.
Jeremy made himself busy fitting the back of the car together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/067.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/074.jpg)

After he had finished buffing we decided to send all the boys home. It has been a long hot week for them.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 29, 2012, 04:48:30 pm
:thumb: Hey Brad , might have to get that paint code from you. I will have a new engine to paint soon!

Hey Dale, Are you going to spill the beans? Another car or a new engine for the Hertz? :smile:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on November 29, 2012, 08:27:06 pm
Nice, but then again i'm bias....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 29, 2012, 09:07:43 pm
A new engine rocket. A more correct replica of a k code Shelby powerplant. Lots of effort to make it even better than it is now. Have everything so far except heads. But coming together slowly .
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 29, 2012, 09:46:33 pm
Oh yeah.... Sounds great.

With you building the engine we know it will look superb and go like the clappers. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 02, 2012, 06:25:59 am

Jack, Sure looks better now with your wheels back on the car. :thumb:

Pinched these pics from Image Classic Cars Facebook page-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/481852_513364842014754_1221110989_nJacksMach.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/533916_513371632014075_2104088892_n.jpg)

More photos -
http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s (http://photobucket.com/jacksmach1s)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 03, 2012, 11:34:01 am
Your car looks great Jack enjoy.Here's some progress pics of the Grand'e.(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress019.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress017.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress016.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress015.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 03, 2012, 11:50:44 am
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress013.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress012.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress011.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress010.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 03, 2012, 11:53:45 am
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress009.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress008.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress006.jpg)(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress004.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 03, 2012, 11:57:43 am
Thats it for now.Thought i may aswell continue progress pics on your thread Rod Cheers.(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/mprogress002.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on December 03, 2012, 12:05:19 pm
Coming along nicely, you must be pleased with that paint work.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 03, 2012, 01:00:55 pm
Coming along nicely, you must be pleased with that paint work.
Very pleased.It makes the car.Thank you.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 03, 2012, 02:16:09 pm
Hi Angelo, Thanks for putting up the pics.

You have the Grande looking fantastic. Hope you keep those photos coming. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on December 03, 2012, 05:42:53 pm
Hi Angelo
Grande is looking great mate.  Can you bear to take it out and get bugs and stone chips on it?  :grin:  :grin:
Was relieved to see all four wheels on my car last time I looked.  :bolt:

Fired it up today ...missed that sound

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 03, 2012, 05:58:50 pm
Hey Jack, You must be talking about these wheels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC09584.jpg)

 :grin: :grin: :kickass: :bolt:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on December 03, 2012, 09:11:24 pm
Love that paint job
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 06, 2012, 04:24:35 pm
Hi Angelo
Grande is looking great mate.  Can you bear to take it out and get bugs and stone chips on it?  :grin:  :grin:
Was relieved to see all four wheels on my car last time I looked.  :bolt:

Fired it up today ...missed that sound

Jack
Thanks Jack...Well the wheels were just sitting around  :grin: But tell ya what cant wait to do a bit of  :bolt: :burnout:..yeehaa..Sorry about the tyres mate.. :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 07, 2012, 02:29:35 am
Angelo the Grande is looking shit hot ! I'm loving it !
Rod and his guys have got the the paint looking schmick.
Im guessing ur are obsessed with finishing this car now.
I know I was after paint.
Keep us up to date with ur progress and hope to see u out cruising soon.
 :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on December 07, 2012, 02:16:34 pm
 :burnout: Baby's back  :drool:
Cant say enough about the blokes at Image Classic cars and their work.  Will endorse everything Dale has said.

On time on budget and a magnificant job. Our governments can learn a lot from you guys.

Thanks for the polish Rocket. Above and beyond.  :cheers: one day soon.
Almost sorry I took it away from you Brad  :evilone:  :bolt:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on December 07, 2012, 02:19:04 pm
Bet you're are happy, Jack. The car looks amazing. I bet it will be hard to drag you from the shed this weekend. Well done!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on December 07, 2012, 02:28:45 pm
what more can I say.
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Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 07, 2012, 04:46:46 pm
Hey thanks for those kind words fellas. Much appreciated. It gives us a real kick as each car rolls out the door shining and gleaming. :thumb:

Jack, The pleasure was all ours mate. Glad you like it.

You are right about Brad, he absolutely adores your Mach1. Quite a few times as i was polishing i looked up to see Brad admiring the car, and the grin on his face as he drove it back into the factory yesterday after picking it up from the wheel aligners was something special. :smile:

Well here are the photos. But one thing first - The bonnet hinges are stuffed and we could not align the bonnet properly. New hinges are on order and will be fitted when they arrive in a couple of weeks, so please disregard the bonnet gap issue for now. :therethere:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/024.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/023.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/028-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/040-3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/031-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/027.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/033.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/042-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Jacks%20Machs%202012/035.jpg)

For South Aussie folk ,  Jack`s 1970 Mach1 and Jeremy`s Red 1969 Mach1 will both be at the Christmas party on Sunday. Please come over and check them out.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on December 07, 2012, 05:16:22 pm
Just harder Ash  Spend most of my life in there
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on December 07, 2012, 05:17:46 pm
Great job fellas ,now the car is worthy of the Roush..........congrats Jack & Bria.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on December 07, 2012, 05:50:09 pm
wow absolutely stunning, a real head turner
looking forward to seeing them on sunday
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Fast69back on December 07, 2012, 07:52:53 pm
Rod that looks stunning  :drool: You and your team have a real passion for these cars, you should be extremely proud of them and the outstanding vehicles that roll out of your workshop.

Cheers Vic.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 07, 2012, 08:48:50 pm
Dale, The car is certainly worthy of that Roush engine. Sounds great, goes great and looks great :thumb:

Sally, I made a very similar statement as Jack took off up the road this arvo. All eyes were upon the car and it just looked and sounded absolutely awesome.

Vic, Thanks mate. Luke, Brad, Ron and Jeremy all put a big effort into the car and yes.. i am extremely proud of them.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on December 07, 2012, 09:15:13 pm
Rod that looks stunning  :drool: You and your team have a real passion for these cars, you should be extremely proud of them and the outstanding vehicles that roll out of your workshop.

Cheers Vic.
LIKE
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on December 07, 2012, 10:16:30 pm
Just brilliant, well done. Can't wait until mine arrives.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 27, 2012, 10:47:37 pm
Just brilliant, well done. Can't wait until mine arrives.

Hi Mark, Hope it sets sail early in the new year. We are all looking forward to checking it out :thumb:

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We were determined to clear all the cars out of the workshop before Christmas. After Jack`s car was finished there were only two left. One was Jeremy`s pride and joy 65 Coupe.
Ron and Brad pulled the drivetrain out of the car, sent the C4 Trans out to be reconditioned and prepared the new engine to be fitted. While they were doing all this, Luke painted a new Fibreglass Bonnet for the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/221.jpg)

The new engine together with recond trans and new Gear Vendors Overdrive were refitted to the car, then the new Bonnet with Billet Hinges installed. The car was finally driven out of the workshop and delivered during our Christmas party at work. Just made it. -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/223.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/225.jpg)

Do not know the specs of the engine, but if it goes as good as it sounds - Jeremy is sure to be thrilled with it.

The other car was a VC Valiant which is owned by Wes who is Brad`s Brother In Law. Wes did all the panel work on the car himself. Our job was to give it a final coat of Primer, sand it, then put the paint on the car. Wes dis an excellent job on the panel work. Came up a treat -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/205.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/204.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/200.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/215.jpg)

When we start back at work it is all steam ahead on preparing our two 69 Mach 1`s and also Ron`s 71 Mach1 for the Nationals.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on December 27, 2012, 11:18:34 pm
Nice colour on the Valiant. Will look great with the chrome back on
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 28, 2012, 12:56:06 am
Jeremy`s bonnet looks great!

Rod, u gotta get Wes to throw up a few progress pics now and again.
Would love to see how it turns out.
Ive got a soft spot for VC`s, after owning 2 of em.
My first car was a VC and I have considered restoring one the same .




Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 28, 2012, 07:35:24 am
Hi Michael, Bit of a valiant fan myself. One of my first cars was an AP5 Wagon. Burnt Orange colour and push button auto, it was an excellent car. Sold it to my brother and the turkey painted the car Purple! Bugger!

Still have vivid memories of a very cold night back in June 1976. Had a white VC Wagon at the time. Wife had broken her water and well and truly in labour at 2 AM in the morning. Put her in the VC and the bloody thing had a flat battery.. would not start! Was not fun pushing the car up and down the road attempting to push start it. :lol: Finally got it started and we made it to the hospital in time.

Another favourite was a Blue CL Regal. Plush car with the best air cond ever and a 265 engine that went like the clappers.

I worked on the Assembly line at Chrysler in 74-75. Loved working on the Chargers as they came down the line. A special edition Charger was being built at the time called the Sportsman. Red and white colour, 265 engine and 4 speed manual from memory. Always wanted one. The 770 Charger with the Fireball 318 or 340 V8 was another ripper car.

Sportsman Charger - photo from WA Chrysler Club -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/VJ6.jpg)

Ahh... The good old days. :thumb:

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 28, 2012, 10:40:05 am
I remember the sportsman model.
I was also a valliant fan.
I owned a VH charger in the early 80`s and later a CL as well.
Ahh , those were the days !

By the way, I had that chokostang kit fitted and what a difference it makes !
Nearly went through the windscreen the first time I used the brakes !!!!
No worries about stopping now.
Certainly a great upgrade.
Very happy  :thumb:

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 29, 2012, 12:21:03 am
Glad you had the Chokostang Brake kit fitted. :thumb:

Bet you feel a lot safer in traffic now knowing the car will actually stop in an emergency. I refused to drive the 68 coupe when it arrived from the USA with Drum Brakes, so i agree it is a fantastic upgrade to fit front discs, new master cylinder and booster.

Rocket.
Title: Time to prepare for Nationals
Post by: rocket on January 15, 2013, 03:38:03 pm
Yep... Holidays are over. Time to get back into it and get the cars ready for Perth.

Ron cut his holiday short. When we left for holidays Ron`s 71 Mach1 looked like this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/018-3.jpg)

But when i walked into the car factory yesterday, found it like this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/075.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/082.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/084.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/076.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/078.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/080.jpg)

Hmmm.... i thought it looked very nice as it was, but Ron wants to enter the car in Concours Judging at the Nationals so a full Restoration is underway.
Only rust he has found so far was the cowell panel on the RHS. Repairs are already underway. This car should be a very easy job. Quarter panels look excellent with no previous rust or dents, inside the boot looks rust free and we already know the floor is rust free from when we had it up on the hoist last year. I will post regular updates as we progress with the car.

We will also bring the Red and Blue Mach1`s to work and change the blackouts to a Matt Black Finish,remove the rear louvres and fit period correct wheels - so there will be no criticism that they are not factory standard this year. :smash: :therethere:

We had been considering our options to get the cars from Adelaide to Perth for the Nationals.  Do not want to drive them over the Nullarbor, do not trust freight companies to get them there without scratches, and the boys do not wish to put them on the train. So, like the Newcastle trip - We will use car trailers. Ron has an excellent Ford F350 to tow his car trailer, Jeremy enjoyed using his Territory to tow the car trailer, so we just needed one more rig. We bought this Nissan Patrol from the Auctions in Perth just before Christmas -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/071.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/070.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/072.jpg)

It is fresh out of the mines in WA and full of red dust. We intend to just tidy it up a bit, fit some nice wheels, then use it to tow a car trailer with the blue mach1 on it to Perth. Upon our return we may keep it as a tow vehicle or sell it and hopefully make a few bob.

Rocket.
 





Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 15, 2013, 04:27:13 pm
Excellent another build to watch.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on January 15, 2013, 04:32:23 pm
Rocket you ought to start a build thread for each car you do......be great to follow each car down its restoration path!   :thumb:

ps. you guys coming tomorrow night to Pony's on the Pitch.....It would be great to see you both
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 15, 2013, 05:02:27 pm
Hi Mark and Dale, Hope you both enjoyed the Christmas break.

I will just use this Thread to update the Restoration on Ron`s Mach1. Made a new photobucket Album for his Resto. Here is the Link -

http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Ron is not really into computers, so cannot see him starting his own Thread.

I think Jeremy and Brad will be going to Ponies on the Pitch tomorrow. Michelle is still not well enough to go out at night so we will catch up another time.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2013, 06:49:13 pm
Rocket, when you get the ex-mines truck, have a really good look over the chassis. I have quite a few mates in who work in the mines and they like to grab a few of the old vehicles as well to turn over for a buck. Lots of them have very low k's and if they haven't been to flogged, the bodies are pretty good. Unfortunately they all had really bad rust in the chassis rails. And I mean huge holes, larger than fist size in some! But it all depends on how much action they see. Some are dressed up and never go into the actual mines themselves, so you can get good ones. Hopefully you've got one of them. They can be a great score though still :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on January 16, 2013, 12:33:10 am
Rocket, when you get the ex-mines truck, have a really good look over the chassis. I have quite a few mates in who work in the mines and they like to grab a few of the old vehicles as well to turn over for a buck. Lots of them have very low k's and if they haven't been to flogged, the bodies are pretty good. Unfortunately they all had really bad rust in the chassis rails. And I mean huge holes, larger than fist size in some! But it all depends on how much action they see. Some are dressed up and never go into the actual mines themselves, so you can get good ones. Hopefully you've got one of them. They can be a great score though still :thumb:
rusty chassis usually only applies to underground ash and they dont look much better on top have seen some pretty big grave yards.....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 16, 2013, 07:31:15 am
The Patrol arrived from Perth a week ago. It was covered in red dust so Jeremy and Monique gave it a good clean then while Jeremy buffed the body, Monique used a toothbrush and detergent to clean up the tight areas around windows etc. They have improved it a lot already.

It is a November 2007 build and has only done 80,000 klm. Very good mechanically. Engine bay is not terribly dusty but will receive a good clean up this week. Underneath is very dusty - that will be a bit of a challenge to clean up. Jeremy has had a look underneath and saw a bit of surface rust. We will put it up on the hoist to clean it up and then check out the chassis for any rust. There are a few very minor dents around the body, but easy to fix. I was surprised when sitting in the drivers seat - found it very comfortable.

At the Auctions, reasonably tidy ex mine Patrol wagons are selling between 16-22k depending on condition. This compares to 30k plus for privately owned Patrols around the same year/model. Leaves us a bit of scope for fitting Alloy Wheels, Sidesteps, Power Windows etc. This is the second ex mine vehicle we have bought. First one was a Landcruiser which came up very nice after Jeremy fitted all of the accessories. He really missed that car after he sold it.

Chasing some Alloy Wheels for the Patrol at the moment. Hard to find the factory Alloys and have to pay over 2k for them if you can find a set. Happened to come across a set on Ebay last night. They want 2k for them, but if you want the caps and nuts - they are going to cost extra. Bugger! Oh well... Brad and Fiona might be doing doing a quick trip to Victoria to pick them up.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 16, 2013, 08:16:13 am
rusty chassis usually only applies to underground ash and they dont look much better on top have seen some pretty big grave yards.....

That's it. And the way they get treated are like rally cars. The ones coming out of open cut or even the washeries still do it though. A couple of good ones I've seen are the ones that don't make it past the office, you know from the main road to the front desk and don't actually go into the pit.

I haven't been in there as I don't work in there myself, but I know about the graveyard "parts stores". I also know about the large lunch boxes everyone has, especially the people who have access to the storerooms.  :grin:

Rocket, that is about the same money the ones over here go for too. They aren't all bad that's for sure, if you sift through them you sure can get an excellent valued car.
A while ago they never told you that they were actually ex-mines and they tried to cover it up themselves to get more money. But the rust in the chassis and mud in every nook and cranny was a give away. Plus most have paint fade and have outlines from the graphics that slap all over them. Now they do tell you though, I think they are required to.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on January 18, 2013, 09:36:32 pm
Hey Rod,  Dunno if Ron talked to you bout relays however today I put 75 watt beams and relay in my red car. Night driving is going to be heaps better. Jack  :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 19, 2013, 12:08:54 am
Hey Rod,  Dunno if Ron talked to you bout relays however today I put 75 watt beams and relay in my red car. Night driving is going to be heaps better. Jack  :burnout:

Hi Jack, Sounds good, those 75 watt lights should really make night driving a lot brighter. Have not spoken with Ron about them yet - been a whirlwind couple of days.

We did buy those Nissan Alloys. Brad and Fiona made a quick trip over to Shepparton to pick them up -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/202.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/199.jpg)

They are pretty well new. Came off a 2012 model that supposedly only had about 30klm on them.The new Patrol buyer had different wheels fitted before picking the car up. Tried one to see how they look -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/217.jpg)

We want to give the undercarriage a thorough clean next week before fitting the Alloys.

Spent the day cleaning the roof of the Patrol. We removed the light bar from the roof and were left with this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/205.jpg)

After using a scourer and detergent, claying, wetrubbing with 2000 grit, then a 2stage buff, it ended up looking like this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/212.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/230.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/228.jpg)

More photos here -
http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/ (http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/)

Much better! Jeremy managed to pick up some side steps for a good price on ebay today. Plan is to have Luke tidy up the body early next week, then clean and paint the undercarriage followed by fitting the side steps, some wheel arch flares and the alloys.

Ron`s Mach1 body is going to be sand blasted monday. Luke has already stripped the paint from the bonnet, guards and doors. Found a few minor repairs have been done over the years, but nothing to speak of.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 19, 2013, 12:12:03 am
That Nissan will look great once you have done your magic Rod.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 19, 2013, 12:39:02 am
Hi Mark, I think it will come up looking OK.

I wanted to go all out and paint it Winter Blue to match the Mach1, but Jeremy is not keen with only about 9 weeks to go before heading off to Perth. Too much other work on the go as well. Bugger!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 21, 2013, 04:53:39 pm
Ron`s Mach1 body has gone down to have the undercarriage, engine bay and boot area sandblasted, so we spent the day on the Patrol repairs.

We decided to send the bullbar out to be powdercoated, which would give us the opportunity to clean the entire front of the Patrol -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/009.jpg)

Then while we had the tools out it was not much work for Brad to remove the rear bar and towbar as well -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/003.jpg)

While Luke was getting a start on the body repairs, he found that the door handles, rubbers etc are pretty easy to remove - so he took those off -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/007.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005.jpg)

We got to thinking... Why just paint it White again? Winter Blue is a nice colour. Hmmm... What the heck. Most of the stuff we need off the body has already been taken off. So Winter Blue it will become.  Ripper!

What is Jeremy up to in this photo? -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/001.jpg)

 :grin: :grin: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 21, 2013, 05:04:28 pm
That will look great in Winter Blue Rod. Can't wait to see it hooked up with the Mach 1 behind it.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on January 21, 2013, 08:18:28 pm
Love that winter blue colour, will look fantastic when you have finished and no doubt will increase the value when it comes time to sell it
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 21, 2013, 11:42:15 pm
Hi Mark and Sally, It was either CandyApple Red or Winter Blue, but we think the blue is better suited to the Patrol.

Nobody picked up on the Mustang Bonnet Scoop that Jeremy was trying out on the bonnet. Considering fitting that and mach1 blackouts on the bonnet. Not sure.

Sally i don`t think we will sell the Patrol. They are an excellent tow vehicle. We have been using Jeremys Territory to tow the car trailer. It does the job well but probably not good for the long term.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2013, 11:46:15 pm
It does the job well but probably not good for the long term.

Definitely not. As you said, they do the job well but not built to do it forever.

Mine is still sitting broken in the driveway, been about a month now.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 21, 2013, 11:58:56 pm
Hi Ash, Is it still sitting because you are waiting on parts or have you just had a gutful of it at the moment?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 22, 2013, 12:16:03 am
Hi Mark and Sally, It was either CandyApple Red or Winter Blue, but we think the blue is better suited to the Patrol.

Nobody picked up on the Mustang Bonnet Scoop that Jeremy was trying out on the bonnet. Considering fitting that and mach1 blackouts on the bonnet. Not sure.

Sally i don`t think we will sell the Patrol. They are an excellent tow vehicle. We have been using Jeremys Territory to tow the car trailer. It does the job well but probably not good for the long term.

Rocket.

I did see the scoop but thought Jeremy was having some fun with it. I must admit that the scoop and blackouts would look cool.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 22, 2013, 12:34:12 am
Mustrol :thumb:

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 22, 2013, 12:31:24 pm
Hi Ash, Is it still sitting because you are waiting on parts or have you just had a gutful of it at the moment?

Rocket.

Hey Rocket,
It's sitting because Ford don't know what is wrong with it. Either do some auto elecs. I've swapped out every electrical component that has anything to do with the ignition and throttle system now except the wiring looms and ECU/BEM. I'm now trying to find another damaged Territory to buy to swap out parts with until it fixes the fault. At the moment, it's just an expensive unwanted paperweight.

The unsettling thing is, while I have been in and out of Ford with this, they had one of the new Territory's doing a very similar thing. It took a new ECU, a BEM(GEM I think they may be called now) and also a new cluster to fix it.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on January 22, 2013, 02:21:53 pm
Serial busses are a computing marvel. Also a debugging nightmare
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on January 22, 2013, 10:21:00 pm
Serial busses are a computing marvel. Also a debugging nightmare
are they like double deckers ?... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 27, 2013, 10:33:11 pm
Hey Ash, I feel for you mate, nothing worse than intermittent electrical problems. Hope you can get it sorted  - somehow.

Well Ron`s Mach1 has returned from having the engine bay, floors and boot sandblasted. There were just a couple of surprises -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00680.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00681.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00672.jpg)

That is the extent of the rust. Not bad for an old car really. Just the battery apron and the rear floor pan. Easy fixes for both. Ron has already started to fit the battery apron-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00684.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00683.jpg)

Body sheetmetal had already been stripped with paint stripper and 80grit frecut. Only a couple of repairs required on one quarter panel -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00676.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00677.jpg)

Repairs have been completed on the Patrol. When I left work on Thursday Luke was about to paint the door jambs, inside of the rear doors  and top of the engine bay in Winter Blue -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00689.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00693.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00692.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC00690.jpg)

We have been having trouble with bees at our place down the South East, so are down there at the moment rebuilding the bathroom walls which were destroyed by a combination of the bees and my attempts at using chemicals to get rid of them. Here is what I found after pulling down the gyprock -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC00715.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC00719.jpg)

What an effing mess!

Could not post earlier on this weekend - spilled a cup of coffee on the laptop and it is now shagged. Bugger! Made a trip to Mount Gambier today to purchase another. It has been an expensive weekend.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on January 27, 2013, 11:01:11 pm
yeh, yeh, but did you get any honey..... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on January 28, 2013, 12:37:06 pm
Should have taken their honey as payment for rent and damage.That honey would have been delicious.But not a good idea without the right gear i suppose.Heres a couple of pics of the Grande,just finnished installing some glass,door handles locks, and hung some door trim .(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/IMGP1227_zps4680bdc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on January 28, 2013, 12:39:03 pm
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/IMGP1225_zpscc1dc456.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on January 28, 2013, 12:40:12 pm
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/IMGP1228_zps66e605c7.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on January 28, 2013, 12:41:47 pm
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/IMGP1231_zps84b08982.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on January 28, 2013, 12:46:23 pm
Maybe catch up this week sometime Rod if your around,need to drop by the shop for more parts. :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: IGALOP on January 28, 2013, 12:56:45 pm
yeh, yeh, but did you get any honey..... :grin:
Hey PP, don't call him "honey"   :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on January 28, 2013, 08:35:09 pm
Never again snookums.... :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 28, 2013, 09:37:47 pm
Thats OK sweetie. :therethere:

Did not recover any honey. it was a dry, brittle mess of honeycomb, chemicals and rotten timber.


Angelo, Your car is really coming along nicely. Don`t think it will be long now before you are driving it. :thumb:

We are going home in the morning, so will see you when you drop in through the week.

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on January 28, 2013, 11:26:31 pm
As soon as I have a few hours...Im going to read this thread from beginning to end. J and myself were talking about it in Adelaide and I told him that I opened every page on my laptop so I could read it on the plane on the way to Oz.

As soon as this Eleanor is bolted back together...it has my undivided attention.

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 28, 2013, 11:45:55 pm
Hi Matt, Hope you enjoy the read. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 29, 2013, 07:49:07 pm
Wow! Had a very pleasant surprise upon walking into the car factory today after a long weekend down the South East.

Jeremy, Brad and Luke had continued working over the weekend in an attempt to keep us on schedule for the Nationals. The result is that the Patrol is now Winter Blue, complete with hood blackout and bonnet scoop -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/092-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/089-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/088-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/091.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/094.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/087-1.jpg)

It is now up on Jackstands to have the undercarriage painted black, while Jeremy is busy cleaning up all of the body rubbers prior to refitting them. Once that lot is finished we will fit the wheel arch flares, side steps and alloy wheels.

This has all happened a lot quicker than i thought. Can`t wait to break out the Flex Polisher on the Patrol and give it that Menzerna Look.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 29, 2013, 07:52:43 pm
This is going to look sweet! Can't wait to see it with the Mach on the trailer  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jusTANG on January 29, 2013, 09:29:47 pm
you going to have to paint the car trailer now to go with the new tow vehicle  :leaving:

what mustang spin can you boys come up with for the trailer  :evilone:

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on January 29, 2013, 09:35:35 pm
Winter blue paint and a set of Magnums?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 29, 2013, 09:59:02 pm
Hi Ash and jusTANG, Not enough time left to do anything with the car trailer. We are pushing shyte uphill already, which is why the boys worked over the weekend.

But you have got me thinking.... Hmmm, what can we do with it? -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/155.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Red%201969%20Mach1%20Restoration/153-1.jpg)

Nah... Better keep my trap shut about it :grin:

In any case, i think Jeremy will tow the Red Mach with our car trailer and we will probably rent one for the Blue Mach.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on January 29, 2013, 10:01:56 pm
That looks just brilliant
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on January 29, 2013, 10:37:15 pm
Hi Mark, I was blown away when i first saw it today. Luke managed to get a beautiful finish straight off the gun. Will not need much compounding.

Think it is going to come up nicely with all of the accessories fitted.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on January 30, 2013, 12:45:43 am
The patrol looks shit hot Rod.
Love the scoop!

One thing I reckon u should do with that trailer is get ur phone number on it.
With cars like that mach1 getting trailered frequently, Im sure it will increase the business.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 05, 2013, 04:57:06 pm
Hi Michael, Glad you like the patrol, it is looking better with each passing day.

It was deliberate that there is no phone no. on the car trailer. We still have 4 Mustangs and a Camaro of our own to restore, but just cannot get the time to do them. But thanks for the suggestion.

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With less than 7 weeks before we leave for the Nationals the pressure is on. Still have a long way to go with Ron`s Mach1. It is now up on the Rotisserie so that our new panel beater Brad can cut out the rusted sections of the floor and weld in some repair pieces. So far so good - he is a very neat worker -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/003_zps67f2362b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005_zpsfe96ffa9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/006_zpsf458bd00.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/020_zps1527ccd9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/021_zpsc97eb7b9.jpg)

While Brad works on the floor, Luke is working on the bolt on panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/022_zps8e3a686b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/023_zpsc5c5a82b.jpg)

Here are Luke and Brad discussing the fine points of fitting the floor repair panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/025_zps0936b6eb.jpg)

Brad is a fully qualified panel beater. We are hoping with Brad and Luke both working on Ron`s car we can get it over the line with time to spare.

The Patrol is also coming along well.Yesterday Jack came in and he and Brad spent the day wiring the Patrol so that the indicators in the bonnet scoop are functional. Thanks Jack!

 :thumb:

 Our Brad today wet rubbed the bonnet and scoop then gave them a compounding with the buff - Came up looking a treat. Great job Brad!

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/013_zpse2b33eb2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/016_zps24e8bf73.jpg)

Undercarriage and wheel wells have been painted. Brad is currently having the brake calipers overhauled as well. We are waiting for the front bar to come back from the powder coaters so we can fit that, which will then enable us to fit the wheel arch flares, then fit the wheels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/017_zps8aad04dc.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/018_zps3b73326c.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/011_zps7b42e384.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/012_zpsabc84a2c.jpg)

Should be very much advanced on the Patrol by the weekend.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on February 05, 2013, 08:12:37 pm
Oohhhh that looks nice
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 05, 2013, 09:27:30 pm
Can't wait to see the Patrol with all the trimmings
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on February 06, 2013, 09:18:44 am
how to turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan in one easy move

call .......1800imageclassiccars............

and let them do it for you

love it
 
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on February 06, 2013, 11:58:22 am
Rocket,

What did you use to paint the inside of the wheel wells with, is it just stone guard? and how was it prepped?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 06, 2013, 03:15:57 pm
how to turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan in one easy move

call .......1800imageclassiccars............

and let them do it for you

love it
 
Sally

Thanks Sally :thumb:

Rocket
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 06, 2013, 03:18:29 pm
Can't wait to see the Patrol with all the trimmings

Hi Mark, Had carpet fitted this morning and other things should start arriving for the Patrol tomorrow. Hope to be close to having it back together on Friday.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 06, 2013, 03:24:23 pm
Rocket,

What did you use to paint the inside of the wheel wells with, is it just stone guard? and how was it prepped?

Hi 66 Stang, It was pressure washed underneath, then cleaned with scourer and detergent followed by another pressure wash.

Then we srayed the undercarriage and wheel wells with K&H Spray On Body Deadener from 3M -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001_zps85fc852c.jpg)

That was left to dry overnight, then we sprayed it with Clearcoat. Brought up a very nice shine and should be very easy to clean -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/017_zps8aad04dc.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/018_zps3b73326c.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on February 06, 2013, 05:15:47 pm
Clear coating the inner wheel wells,

Rocket you are a true perfectionist, couldnt understand why it looked glossy.. :bow:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on February 06, 2013, 06:48:45 pm
Hey Keith,
Getting a few ideas for the XR are we?  looks great!
Let us know when it arrives home,like Mudzy I would like to check it out,

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on February 07, 2013, 05:36:41 pm
Matt,

Your spot on... :grin:

Should have it home in a few weeks, will get some mechanical work done on it first, but have been following this thread, as it has some cracking tips for those will to give painting a go.

Again, another great thread from Rocket, just wish he was here in NSW, think those SA guys have had it too easy with Rocket located over there, maybe he needs to open a shop here and spend some time over here....

What do you think fella's
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on February 07, 2013, 07:23:23 pm
No f'n way mate  :tissue:  lol..
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 07, 2013, 10:25:05 pm
 :grin: :grin:

You guys crack me up.

I had better level with you. Last car i painted was about 4 years ago. Too old for it now.

The young guard have taken over. The guys who do the actual work are Jeremy, Brad F, Luke, Ron and Brad B. I just wander down to the car factory every couple of days with the camera to see what is happening. Used to love the smell of body filler and paints, but now it just makes me cough. Bugger!

But i still have the theory up top. So Keith, if you decide to paint your daughters XR and want some advice - just sing out.  :thumb: Speaking of XR Falcons, first car i ever painted was my Metallic Lime Frost XR V8. Really good cars. My sister drove a 6 cylinder XR for a couple of years when she first obtained her licence. Great first car choice. Will follow your thread with interest.


As far as going to NSW is concerned, we love to visit - especially the RSL and Leagues Clubs :cheers:, but looking for a slower paced life in a cool climate. :thumb: :burnout:

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on February 08, 2013, 06:35:38 pm
Hey Rocket,
Awesome looking tow vehicle,very `spiffy`indeed ,might be a bit scared to get it dirty  :lol:
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 07:16:10 pm
Hi Mattstang, Thanks mate, we like our cars to look the part but we are not scared to drive them either. Have to get some enjoyment out of them :burnout: :thumb:

When we arrived at Newcastle last year, the 2 Mach1`s were dirty underneath from driving through wet roads, roadworks etc on the way over. Jeremy, Monique, Brad and Fiona spent the next 2 days cleaning both cars. It was hard yacka. So Jeremy decided he would like to have a second car trailer that was covered in. The idea being that he could drive a car onto it and keep it clean. He has been watching Ads Australia wide in search of one that is ready to go, but they have been way too expensive for us.

This week he came across one that was over in Geelong and advertised at a low price. He went over there to check it out and after some hard bargaining he bought it. This is the one -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/026_zps84fbf509.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/027_zps9f9ab3d5.jpg)

It needs a bit of a tidy up, but we will now have at least one clean car when we arrive in Perth.

Brad F  has been busy working on the Patrol. Bull Bar came back from the Powder Coaters and was refitted. Brad also buffed the Headlights which came up looking like new then today he started fitting the Wheel Arch Flares -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/003_zps9686a6c1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/004_zpsd2bb4d3d.jpg)

Another quick job that we did this week was to paint the bonnet of a Corvette Stingray -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/017_zps11650ea5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/019_zps9e05fe57.jpg)

The car is owned by a lady in Rural SA who is preparing the car for sale. Don`t think it will be very hard to sell.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on February 08, 2013, 07:52:09 pm
Hey Rocket,
The new trailer looks the goods,you could call it the` WANNABEGO`  :lol:
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on February 08, 2013, 07:54:20 pm
Rocket,

Im just hanging to see the paint job that trailer gets, when are you going to surprise us...?

Keith
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 08:17:31 pm
Hi Guys, well... The Wannabego sounds good! :smile01:

It won`t be painted till after we return from Perth. What we need to do first is find a way to reduce the weight in it. Jeremy drove his Diesel Turbo Territory to Geelong and achieved economy of 8.5 Litres per 100klm - pretty bloody good in my book!

However, on the return trip with the trailer on the back it used 19.5 Litres per 100klm! Ouch!!! Remember the trailer was empty, so how much will it use with a car in it? Might be better towing it with the Patrol.
We had a bit of a look today and found the floor is particle board on top of tongue and groove timber and still something else under that. We have access to aluminium at trade Prices so the first job is to fit a checker plate floor, then we will look at other ways to reduce the weight a bit.

The Colour to paint it? Hmmm... One of my sons had an XD with a trick paint job years ago. It was Brandy Wine with a thick diagonal Silver stripe across the back of it.  Could do something similar, but that is up to Jeremy.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on February 08, 2013, 09:01:02 pm
My vote....Ford Fantacy...  :grin:  :bolt: 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 09:25:04 pm
Hi Jack, Yes... That would be a good choice. Same as your ute  :thumb:

Hope you are kicking back with a coldie or two after a good day fishing. Got some whiting for me yet? :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 08, 2013, 09:35:09 pm
Good find with the trailer
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 09:36:25 pm
Mentioned earlier that we had a new panel beater start this week. To save confusion we will call him Brad B or maybe B2 - but would need some blue and white striped overalls :smile01:

To say we are impressed with Brad B would be an understatement. Check out this superb work he has done on replacing the floor in Ron`s Mach1 -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/006_zps520945d6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/008_zps91283f85.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/009_zps86b8136a.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/010_zps1b5447e5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/011_zpse84d04b5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/012_zpscfd925cc.jpg)

Brad B is no stranger to Mustangs. Here is his very nice 65 coupe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/025_zps8a7fdc93.jpg)

He is also a MOCA SA Member.

Welcome aboard Brad B. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 09:38:12 pm
Good find with the trailer

Hi Mark, Thanks. Should save a lot of work when we arrive at distant car shows.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on February 08, 2013, 09:40:59 pm
Just think Rocket,

When you move to NSW, you can just throw everything in the back of that trailer and head on over, we've got plenty of work for you over here....!

Bet the SA guys didnt realise the trailer was really an excuse to get the hell outa SA... :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 09:52:30 pm
Shhhhh......Keep it quiet for now. :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on February 08, 2013, 10:02:13 pm
Hi Rocket,
Its been a while, the Patol looking great & the new trailer looks like a great buy  :thumb:.
Fiona told me earlier in the week that Brad B had started with you, say hi. Great job on the floor.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 08, 2013, 10:08:07 pm
Hi Brett, Thanks mate. Drop in and check them out anytime.

Will pass on your regards to Brad B. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on February 09, 2013, 05:55:11 am
However, on the return trip with the trailer on the back it used 19.5 Litres per 100klm! Ouch!!!

Jeez, some people are greedy, that's what i get out of the Hilux on a good day!!

By the look of the trailer photos, the first thing you need to do is get some better mudflaps on the tow vehicle.

My guess is with the big front on your new trailer the territory is working too hard. Maybe the Patrol should tow the enclosed trailer and the territory tows the open one.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 09, 2013, 07:08:35 am
Hi Scedd1, The staining on the front of the trailer is actually worse than it appears in the photo. It was already stained when Jeremy bought it. Looks like a job for me. A scuff and a buff should fix that.

I think you are correct about the front of the trailer creating too much drag. Maybe we will need to modify it to have either a rounded or angled top. Ron is going to check out the brakes to make sure they are not holding it back and will also replace the wheel bearings. Jeremy did mention that when he took his foot off the accelerator it felt like he had a parachute on the back.

Not sure what to expect with economy when towing it loaded. I know when i tow with the Caprice 6 Litre i only get around 17-18 Litres per 100 klm, so maybe with the size and weight of the trailer the figure of 19.5 might be as good as it gets. Hmmm.. The Patrol may well be the better tow vehicle for it.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/026_zps84fbf509.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on February 09, 2013, 07:12:11 am
Might be worth making an "Aerofoil" thingy to go on a roof rack.
Then you could also put a Mack bulldog on the bonnet (that might be overkill)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 09, 2013, 07:40:14 am
Like the Aerofoil idea, but think we will pass on the bulldog :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 09, 2013, 09:33:22 am
likes more like a WANNABEABEGO!....... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 14, 2013, 09:52:23 pm
Oh Shyte! Looking like we have done it again this year. :toetapping:

Reality has dawned on us and we are just one step below panic stations. Yep.... Only 5 weeks before we leave for Perth.

Ron`s 71 mach1 is still a bare shell, but thanks to the superb efforts of panel beater BradB - a very straight shell -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/183_zpsdc63b6da.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/182_zps11fb934b.jpg)

The repairs on the rhs quarter are finished and Brad is now working on the other side -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/179_zps6e72d3e0.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/180_zpse4050c59.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/181_zpsc12b4192.jpg)

Anybody who knows panel beating would appreciate how good that work is.

Luke and Ron are very busy cleaning and painting lots of components for the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/187_zpsd90e60ed.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/188_zps4a4b8236.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/190_zpsf4eb6181.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/193_zpsa25e313b.jpg)

Meanwhile BradF is going gangbusters finishing the Patrol.

Think we will make it - but only just. Might be some weekend work coming up... again.

Had this car come in today for a valuation -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/199_zpsd8c2dc38.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/200_zpsf00e30b0.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/202_zpsc6cb2736.jpg)

It is a 1949 Ford Pilot. Anybody able to guess at a value?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on February 15, 2013, 11:49:01 am
Hi Rocket

Hmm how long is a piece of string? had a good look at the Pilot and its an older build so really needs a complete reuild to get it upto scratch.....However it is registerred and running so good budget rod for someone to build on.

Value???? $10,000-$15000 :burnout: :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 15, 2013, 11:53:56 am
seen you in the background Boss!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 03:52:31 pm
Progress on Ron`s mach 1

Body repairs are now finished -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/054_zps85f4bf84.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/056_zpsab1d384c.jpg)

Body is now in high build primer, and while it was in the booth, Luke painted the door jambs and boot area -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/007_zps71038d80.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/009_zpsa35fd34d.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/004_zps4e1f9346.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005_zps97315c9e.jpg)

Meanwhile, the inside of the bonnet, bootlid and doors have been painted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/045_zpsd3dfd8ee.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/011_zps60ae43e7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/012_zps4bfd9e5d.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/013_zps1108519f.jpg)

Now it is time to fit the diff, suspension and steering back onto the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/010_zpsf4e2f4c8.jpg)

The engine has also been painted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/014_zpsabaf4ec2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/015_zpsd2e90c36.jpg)

We are starting to run out of time as there are only about 4 full weeks before we leave for Perth, but the boys are confident that we have everything ready to fit back on the car just as soon as the paint is finished. I am told that the 71 model is a whole lot easier to reassemble than the earlier models. Hope that is correct or we could be in deep shyte... again.

Next Post - Patrol Finished.

Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 04:29:16 pm
Patrol Finished

Here she is -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/002_zps16bfb763.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/018_zps8da254cb.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/020_zpsaf4f989b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/019_zpsa76be26a.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/022_zps31539297.jpg)

Brad, Jeremy, Luke and Jack have done a lot of work on this car over the last few weeks and i can only say thanks fellas - you did excellent work.

Jack spent a lot of time sorting out the electrics. There was a lot of wire chasing to do and there were a few broken wires in the loom which made it all the more difficult. Brad and Jack also fitted a CB Radio into the console - neat job. Thanks.

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/061_zpsb591576b.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on February 21, 2013, 04:35:00 pm
the Patrol looks amazing guys cant wait to see the photos of it with the Mach 1 alongside
will sure turn some heads
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 04:48:30 pm
Hi Sally, Thanks... i will post some photos when we pair them up.

Looking forward to seeing some photos of progress on your Mustang too.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 21, 2013, 05:10:54 pm
LOOKING GOOD BOYS...........Good luck to Ron!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 21, 2013, 10:22:59 pm
That Patrol is one great looking car
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on February 21, 2013, 10:49:38 pm
Hey Rod.  Off topic but you guys have done a lot of work on the car.  Last Sunday, I think, some B@&^%$# tried to lever the mustang emblem of my fuel cap and succeeded in breaking the head off it.  Meant to cry on your shoulder about it today .  :cry:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 11:23:41 pm
LOOKING GOOD BOYS...........Good luck to Ron!

Hi Dale, Today is the first day in a while that i have seen Ron smiling. The floors and panel work seemed to be taking a long time, but quality panel work does take time. I think Ron along with the rest of us was worried that we may not get the car finished in time for the Nationals.
When the car rolled out of the booth at lunchtime a kind of realization came upon everyone that the car is almost ready for paint now and yes - we can have it finished in time.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 11:27:52 pm
That Patrol is one great looking car

Hi Mark, We are thrilled to bits with the Patrol.

Couple of things to do yet. Think it is going to Motor Registration tomorrow, then a wheel alignment followed by glass tint next week. If the weather cools down a bit before we leave i will give it the Flex treatment.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 21, 2013, 11:38:09 pm
Hey Rod.  Off topic but you guys have done a lot of work on the car.  Last Sunday, I think, some B@&^%$# tried to lever the mustang emblem of my fuel cap and succeeded in breaking the head off it.  Meant to cry on your shoulder about it today .  :cry:

Hi Jack, That would piss you off no end! :kickass:

Those fuel caps are certainly a drawcard. I was amazed at the Nationals to see how many people were taking close up  photos of the fuel caps. Unfortunately in your case it has drawn the attention of scumbags. Is it a pop open type cap? I will speak with Jeremy and see if we can source another for you.

It is because of these sort of things that i do not want to take any of my cars anywhere in the public arena. Cannot even bring myself to take a car to the wheel aligners or tyre shop anymore for fear of having them come back damaged :thud:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on February 22, 2013, 12:00:17 am
Are you aware of what people will say when they have just sent their cars to paint jail for a year or 2 and then they see what has been done to the Patrol in such a short time? :lmao:
Great work and looks real good (for a Datsun)!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 22, 2013, 02:04:05 am
Are you aware of what people will say when they have just sent their cars to paint jail for a year or 2 and then they see what has been done to the Patrol in such a short time? :lmao:
Great work and looks real good (for a Datsun)!!  :thumb:

Hi scedd 1, Thanks for the compliments. Just reviewed the Thread and found we started to pull the Datto ( Patrol ) apart on the 21st January. So exactly one month to the day. Very happy about that - the boys worked their butts off to get her done.
We took a big chance. The important cars to prepare for the Nationals are Ron`s Mach 1 and the Blue and Red 69 Machs. We are now a bit behind schedule, but are growing confident that we will have all three cars ready.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 22, 2013, 08:52:00 am
YOU CAN DO IT!.......  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 23, 2013, 08:30:20 am
Yesterday we took Ron`s Mach 1 off the Rotisserie and put it up on the hoist -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/013_zpsd836222f.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/016_zps97fc8f3a.jpg)

Checked out the floor from underneath -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/010_zps88b0db3d.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/008_zps9877b7df.jpg)

Ron and Brad wasted no time in fitting the diff and then started to put the front end together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/012_zps3090277f.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/011_zps388cd6e9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/014_zpsfef5b7d3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/015_zps520a8ade.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/006_zpsc63eea62.jpg)

Meanwhile Luke And Brad B are busy blocking back the bolt on panels to ensure a ripple free finish-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/004_zps0b1a3dd7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/002_zpsef3e7dfc.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/002_zpsef3e7dfc.jpg)

Because Luke has already painted the door jambs and engine bay, we will fit the panels back on the car and paint the whole car at once.

The work that Ron and Brad are now doing fitting things together underneath the car will make the reassembly much quicker after the car is painted.

Link to photobucket Album  http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on February 23, 2013, 03:50:22 pm
Are you aware of what people will say when they have just sent their cars to paint jail for a year or 2 and then they see what has been done to the Patrol in such a short time? :lmao:
Great work and looks real good (for a Datsun)!!  :thumb:


Hey scedd1
 check the ground up restore of the 71 mach1 in 2 months.  These guys show how it should be done. (Proof that it can be done in a lot less than a year)  It should make silver if not gold at the nationals. Image Classic Cars learned a lot at Newcastle with two silver trophies on their 69 Mach1 s

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on February 23, 2013, 03:54:55 pm
That will be an awesome car when they are finished with it
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on February 23, 2013, 04:04:32 pm
Hi Rod... Yes mate  it is the pop open type.  If the gentleman has kept the head or even if he hasnt I will quite happily give him the rest.

Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on February 26, 2013, 09:36:03 am
Those fuel caps are certainly a drawcard.

If it was only the emblem they were after, it's probably some homie that wants to wear it as a belt buckle or necklace.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-hSCIV74mP_J7RbsHP7gEun3s2OJsBnXrUhdImV4YJYFkvdgf)

s


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on February 28, 2013, 07:04:28 pm
 :event: Hey Rod
Its time for an update.  Hows the 71 Mach 1 coming along?????  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on February 28, 2013, 07:29:23 pm
Hi Jack, They rolled the car into the spray booth this afternoon and taped it up ready for paint. The boys are getting an early start in the morning and should have the car painted by the time i start at 9 tomorrow.

There have been a couple of minor setbacks this week.  Ron found that the reconditioned steering box had grit in it from the sandblasting, even after he had taped up the lines then wrapped cloth around the fittings and also told the 2 blokes at the sandblasters to be very careful to not go near the steering box with the blasting. So he had to take the steering box back to recar and have them clean it up thoroughly.
Second problem was the new bonnet hinges. After fitting the new hinges and putting the bonnet on the car, when putting the bonnet down the hinges are making the bonnet do a left hand turn. Hope to sort that out next week.

On the positive side, the brakes are back on the car with new lines and a lot of items have been refitted underneath.

Only 3 weeks left now to get it finished. Lots of preparation work has been done to have things ready to fit after the painting is finished. Time will be tight but i am sure the boys are up to the task.

Will post some photos after the car comes out of the booth tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 01, 2013, 11:06:19 am
Ron`s Mach 1 has been painted

The car is presently in the spray booth on the bake cycle. Luke will leave it in there for a bit longer than normal because he needs to have the paint dry asap. He hopes to tape it up for the blackouts and paint them this afternoon.

Some pics -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/016_zps13795728.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/015_zps1633c880.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/018_zps16923559.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/019_zpse9405b4c.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/022_zpsb4758981.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/025_zpsfc536b8d.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/026_zpsb41a4a80.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/027_zps0bc8f585.jpg)

The preparation seemed to take an awful long time, but i am happy to see it was worth it. The car is gunbarrel straight and the paint is flawless. BradB and Luke - Thanks guys. you did good! :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 01, 2013, 11:12:04 am
Beautiful work guys!  :thumb:

What paint are you using, rocket?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 01, 2013, 11:23:15 am
LOOKING GREAT GUYS!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 01, 2013, 01:21:04 pm
Wow great finish straight of the gun,
Don't worry too much, the way you guys work you will have it finished in record time
By the way Rod I ordered the Ceriglass kit also the Citrus wash and Jetseal, so can't wait to try them out
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 01, 2013, 08:17:46 pm
Beautiful work guys!  :thumb:

What paint are you using, rocket?

Hi Ash, Thanks.

We use Protec Paints. This was Clear over Base system, i think it is the ParaGlaze 706 Line.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 01, 2013, 08:20:48 pm
LOOKING GREAT GUYS!

Hi Dale, Thanks.

Need to catch up with you soon. Thinking of trying the Zaino Sealant on Moniques Vert, but would like to speak with you first regarding application and best place to buy it from.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 01, 2013, 08:25:34 pm
Wow great finish straight of the gun,
Don't worry too much, the way you guys work you will have it finished in record time
By the way Rod I ordered the Ceriglass kit also the Citrus wash and Jetseal, so can't wait to try them out
Sally

Hi Sally, Ron and Brad are already hard at it fitting Wiring looms etc. Luke decided to wait until monday before doing the blackouts because he was worried the masking tape could pull the paint off if it has not cured for at least a couple of days.

Will be very interested in your results with the Ceriglass kit. If you need a buffing machine to do it just sing out.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 01, 2013, 08:50:05 pm
Thanks for the reply, Rocket. Still watching and learning, loving the updates as always  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 01, 2013, 09:31:08 pm
That paint makes the car pop, great job
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 01, 2013, 10:10:11 pm
Hi Mark, Thanks, we are thrilled to bits with how it looks.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Ron`s Mach 1
Post by: rocket on March 05, 2013, 05:54:22 am
The Pressure is on

With only 2 weeks and 6 days left before this car is headed to Perth for the Nationals, it must be reassembled in record time.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/055_zps9e92b9c8.jpg)

Yesterday the carpet and headlining were fitted

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/050_zpsb00a94b0.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/053_zps6d3374a6.jpg)

Luke taped up and painted the blackouts on the body -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/049_zpsa89a8bac.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/048_zps07f38b5e.jpg)

He also painted the bootlid -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/057_zps1470b8a3.jpg)

and prepared the bonnet for blackouts -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/060_zpsc1989198.jpg)

Jeremy has been working on the dash. The bezels which surround the switches were not looking good with the chrome around the edges peeling. We cannot buy new bezels at short notice so he taped them up and painted them with chrome paint -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/064_zps3990079b.jpg)

The car is now on the hoist again so that Ron and Brad can fit the engine, gearbox and tailshaft today.

Tomorrow the window man will be here to fit the front and rear screens.

In other happenings, we bought another project. It is a 73 Q Code Mach 1. This car has been in SA for quite a few years and is RHD. Bonus for us is that it is already registered.
Put some petrol and a good battery in it yesterday, turned the key and it started straight away. Needs a full resto -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/078_zpsc1a1ff4d.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/081_zps2ac95a16.jpg)

The Patrol is almost ready. Had glass tint fitted on the weekend. It is going to Nissan for a service and Tune today, then it will receive an Autopian Polish over the next few days.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/072_zps74adbcec.jpg)

More photos of progress -
http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update Ron`s Mach 1
Post by: rocket on March 05, 2013, 07:17:35 pm
Today was one of those days when things just fall into place.

The man from Complete Windscreens arrived early to fit front and rear screens -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/003_zps5843fc21.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005_zps0f2da7a2.jpg)

When he was finished it was time to fit the engine -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/008_zpsc845b6f5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/010_zps724d1f24.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/019_zps11eea1e2.jpg)

It fell into position quite easily. They chose to fit the engine without the transmission fitted, reason being we did not want to scratch any paint in the engine bay. After the engine mounts were tightened the car went up on the hoist where the ring gear, torque convertor, transmission ,tailshaft and starter motor all went together nicely. The transmission hoist made light work of it.

Luke painted the bonnet blackouts and also the scoops -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/031_zps4de8d5fd.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/029_zps85fe07d0.jpg)

While Brad B worked at the back of the car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/033_zps79502878.jpg)

Then Ron got stuck into fitting the hang on items to the engine -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/034_zps7e922ae7.jpg)

Tomorrow Jeremy will begin to refit the dash. This is where things could get interesting. At the moment we are well ahead of schedule. It seems many hands make light work, but then again a lot of items were already cleaned and repaired to be ready for this stage.

More Photos -
http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 05, 2013, 07:36:07 pm
Great progress Rod, hope all goes well tomorrow
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 05, 2013, 08:07:47 pm
Looking good guys
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 05, 2013, 08:43:18 pm
Hi Mark and Sally, Thanks.

I am sure that getting the dash itself back in will be pretty easy - we just do not like fiddling around with the electrics.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 05, 2013, 08:53:08 pm
Don't blame you, it gets pretty hot in there
But good excuse to have a drink   :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Time for an update - More progress on Ron`s Mach 1
Post by: rocket on March 08, 2013, 09:47:29 pm
It was a busy week....and bloody Hot, but the boys made lots of progress.

Back of the car is complete other than the rear spoiler. We will polish the car before fitting the spoiler -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01130_zps4e95dd47.jpg)

The bonnet blackouts are finished -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01143_zps2ccf0b5e.jpg)

Door glass, handles,mirrors and chrome mouldings have been fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01129_zps06c8ffe6.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01133_zpscae9ba7b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01134_zps2ecd629d.jpg)

The engine bay is steaming along -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01127_zps2cbdba2b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01128_zpse468af34.jpg)

Here is Ron`s parts table -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01135_zpsab8f138c.jpg)
Dash has not been fitted yet. I wrote that Jeremy was going to fit it on Wednesday, but he had to  make a lightening trip to Melbourne to collect this from the auctions and bring it home -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01136_zps5e1f95b4.jpg)

Link to Ron`s Photobucket album -More pics -+
http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

More about the white patrol later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 08, 2013, 11:15:34 pm
Great work guys and I like the new addition
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 09, 2013, 01:11:02 am
Amazing stuff guys  :thumb:
Love the week by week updates.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 09, 2013, 09:22:19 am
Amazing stuff guys  :thumb:
Love the week by week updates.

 :agree:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on March 10, 2013, 12:26:32 pm
Geez you guys make it look so simple, they look fantastic  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on March 10, 2013, 06:53:22 pm
Hey Rocket & co.
Do you guys ever sleep?

Keep up the good work and keep the updates flowing
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 11, 2013, 07:24:28 am
Great work guys and I like the new addition

Hi Mark, It has been extremely hot work for the guys in the car factory, but they are up to the task. They are quite relaxed about having the car finished in time.

The new addition needs a full restoration so will take a while. looking forward to trying out a RHD Mustang.

Amazing stuff guys  :thumb:
Love the week by week updates.
 

Hi Michael, The last set of photos were taken on Friday morning. I think the guys worked on Saturday as well so should be further advanced by now.
Was great to see you worked out the timing issue on your car :thumb:

:agree:

Hi Dale, Congrats on your Wedding Anniversary :smile01:

Geez you guys make it look so simple, they look fantastic  :thumb:

Hi 66 Stang, Years of experience makes all the difference. While Luke and Bradb were working on the body and paint, Ron and BradF spent many hours preparing the parts in order to reassemble the car quickly.

Hey Rocket & co.
Do you guys ever sleep?

Keep up the good work and keep the updates flowing
Cheers
Matt

Hi Mattstang, There will be plenty of time to sleep after the Nationals.

Looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow and checking on their progress.
Thanks.

Rocket.   
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 11, 2013, 08:06:28 am
The White Nissan Patrol

We had planned to use the Blue Nissan Patrol to tow the Blue Mach1 to Perth and Jeremy was going to tow the Red Mach 1 behind his Diesel Turbo Territory. However upon checking the weight of the enclosed car trailer and adding the weight of the Mach1 the total weight exceeded the towing capacity of the Territory. Bugger! What to do?

One answer was to use the Blue Patrol to tow the enclosed car trailer, but Jeremy said fark that - we did not spend all that time painting the ex mine Patrol Blue for nothing! So after much consideration, we decided to search for another Patrol that we could possibly make a few dollars on after we are finished with it.

Luck was with us. At the Victorian Government Auctions last week we noticed a Patrol that was just a bit untidy. Has a few scratches around the body and a few  broken trim pieces. After a few days in the workshop when we return from Perth it will look like a new one. We bought it at a good price which should enable us to make a few dollars.

The enclosed car trailer is currently at a Trailer workshop where it is having a new floor fitted, the top cut down at the front and electric brakes being installed. It then has to be complied for registration which they will do for us.

Problem Solved!

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01136_zps5e1f95b4.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/026_zps84fbf509.jpg)

Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: TimR67 on March 11, 2013, 08:10:00 am
Im lovin your updates Rocket.  It looks like all the guys you have there are passionate about their work.  You've given me some ideas for my Patrol, mmm candy apple red to match my stang.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/TimR_2006/DSCF0532.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 11, 2013, 09:22:57 am
What have ya started Rod.Got me think'n, maybe i will paint the GQ Patrol Black Jade.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: TimR67 on March 11, 2013, 09:56:25 am
What have ya started Rod.Got me think'n, maybe i will paint the GQ Patrol Black Jade.

Black Jade with Gold Mach 1 stripes, now that would look good on the GQ
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 11, 2013, 12:32:58 pm
Candy Apple Red on the Patrol sounds great Tim
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 11, 2013, 03:04:50 pm
Black Jade with Gold Mach 1 stripes, now that would look good on the GQ
Now ya talk'n.. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 11, 2013, 06:30:53 pm
Im lovin your updates Rocket.  It looks like all the guys you have there are passionate about their work.  You've given me some ideas for my Patrol, mmm candy apple red to match my stang.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g74/TimR_2006/DSCF0532.jpg)

Hi Tim, Yes... We are all Mustang freaks :grin:

Candy Apple Red on your Patrol sounds great. :thumb:

Don`t forget the Mach 1 Bonnet Scoop - Complete with operating Turn Signals

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/016_zps24e8bf73.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 11, 2013, 06:32:54 pm
What have ya started Rod.Got me think'n, maybe i will paint the GQ Patrol Black Jade.

Hi Angelo, Black Jade is one Sexy Colour. :thumb: Shall i order the paint for you?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 12, 2013, 04:59:16 pm
Hi Angelo, Black Jade is one Sexy Colour. :thumb: Shall i order the paint for you?

Rocket.
Would be good,but one project at a time is all the finances errr /missus can handle  :grin: Ive got most of the wiring done on the Grande.Might drop by the workshop and look under the bonnet of Brads just to confirm a few things during the week,if its still there.Tried to last week but Luke was getting in the way a bit as he was all over it..Thought id better get out the way before i was told  :kickass: :grin:.. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 12, 2013, 06:15:17 pm
Would be good,but one project at a time is all the finances errr /missus can handle  :grin: Ive got most of the wiring done on the Grande.Might drop by the workshop and look under the bonnet of Brads just to confirm a few things during the week,if its still there.Tried to last week but Luke was getting in the way a bit as he was all over it..Thought id better get out the way before i was told  :kickass: :grin:.. :thumb:

Hi Angelo, I know what you mean. Our women have a way of bringing us down to earth - With a thud! :thud:

Wiring is not an easy job. Bet you are glad that job is done.

You are welcome to call in anytime, in fact i will be taking my Grande to work tomorrow and maybe Friday. Jeremy`s Blue Mach will be there Thursday too.  :burnout:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 12, 2013, 06:51:39 pm
Thanks,hope to catch up maybe friday then mate. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update - Ron`s Mach 1 Running Sweet!
Post by: rocket on March 12, 2013, 07:59:24 pm
Reassembly of Ron`s car is progressing very well

The Dash was fitted over the weekend while Ron continued putting the engine bay back together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01164_zps6fa5b772.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01173_zps659149b3.jpg)

Exhaust was fitted today as well.

The Auto Electrician called in late this afternoon to check over the electrics. Only problem he found was a broken light bulb.

Then they started the engine which was fully rebuilt by Ron. Auto Electrician checked the charging system and found it was slightly overcharging, so they fitted a new regulator.

The engine is running sweet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01163_zps71a067bd.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01171_zps38856f22.jpg)

If anybody in SA wants an engine rebuilt, call in and see Ron because he does an excellent job on them. He has already rebuilt a 351 for the Grande which will be fitted after we return from Perth.

The front of the car has also been put together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01167_zpsa08fa2f9.jpg)

Luke is busy painting the satin blackouts on the bonnets of the Blue and Red Mach 1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01169_zps5c6f3b66.jpg)

So it is mostly smooth sailing at the moment. Only problem is the local Air Cond Repair people have let us down with the Air Cond Compressor. Told us they would have one ready this week, but now deny they said they would. WTF? So we are chasing a good original Air Cond Compressor. Anybody have an idea of where to source one?

More photos -  http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blutey on March 12, 2013, 08:23:20 pm
Today we started her up! Fired up as soon as fuel hit the carby! Nice work Ron, she sounds awesome!!

Poor quality video as it was taken by a still camera and a bit of workshop banter but share in the magic moment here:

Ron's '71 Mach 1, first start after full re-build! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvxz3ZsbPMM#)

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 12, 2013, 08:32:36 pm
COMEDIANS :toetapping:

Luv it - Well done Blutey :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blutey on March 12, 2013, 08:35:48 pm
 :grin: :grin: Yep there's no shortage of piss-take or laughter in the workshop!!

Here' a short video of Ron running in the cam, man she sounds good!


Ron's '71 Mach 1 - Fisrt start up after complete rebuild - running in the cam... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4XK_gTRQrE#)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blutey on March 12, 2013, 08:47:08 pm
 :omg: WHAT A NOTE!!!

Ron's '71 Mach 1 - first start up after complete rebuild - at idle, gotta love that note!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJhB6h3zOb4#)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 12, 2013, 09:18:45 pm
Oh man ive got, my engines finally fired up envy.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 12, 2013, 10:40:54 pm
Welcome to the forum blutey
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 13, 2013, 09:20:01 am
yeah Brad.....welcome aboard
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 13, 2013, 09:39:12 pm
Luke and BradB gave Ron`s car a scuff and buff today -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01178_zpsb7adbfc3.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01190_zps8ede7c21.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01187_zps5c87bf04.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01191_zpsc19e8bec.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01200_zps1934e29f.jpg)

Jeremy managed to source an Air Cond Compressor, but it means the Auto Electrician wants the car at his workshop for a day to fit the Compressor and Gas it up.

Ron has also decided to have a complete new exhaust fitted so we lose the car for a day and a half to have that fitted, which does not leave us much time to get the car finished. There is little over a week left.

BradF is busy working on the Blue Mach. There was a very slight oil leak from the sump gasket, so it is up on the hoist with the sump off at the moment. This gave Brad time to clean the undercarriage while the car is up in the air -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01202_zpsc71e055e.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01203_zpsfe4b7a20.jpg)

More photos -  http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 13, 2013, 10:44:31 pm
The undercarriage is looking as good as the top
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 10:43:27 am
Oh man ive got, my engines finally fired up envy.

Angelo, You must be very close to firing your engine up now that the wiring is finished :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 10:50:04 am
The undercarriage is looking as good as the top

Hi Mark, Brad figured it is much easier to do it now while the car is on the hoist. At Newcastle last year Monique and Fiona were under the cars with a toothbrush to clean the undercarriages after the trip.

Hey guys, Last year we ran a Thread about the Nationals within this Thread. We can do the same this year or i can start a seperate Thread in the Mustang Chat section. Any opinions?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2013, 10:52:37 am
Keep it together, Rocket. It's good to what you guys are up to and what is new. It all relates, keep it together I think.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 14, 2013, 12:12:07 pm
Keep it together, Rocket. It's good to what you guys are up to and what is new. It all relates, keep it together I think.
:agree:
+1
Only one spot to go to for my daily updates  :lol:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 01:51:45 pm
OK Guys, We will keep it on this thread.

Only photo i will be able to take on the way to Perth is a shot out the plane window as we fly over the top of the convoy :grin:

Yes... I am flying over with Monique and Michelle. Do not feel the need to drive over the Nullabor. I will ask one of the others in the convoy to take some photos during the trip over.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 14, 2013, 01:56:00 pm
:agree:
+1
Only one spot to go to for my daily updates  :lol:

I also agree
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 02:20:05 pm
 
I also agree

 :thumb:

No worries Mark.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 14, 2013, 04:00:26 pm
Angelo, You must be very close to firing your engine up now that the wiring is finished :thumb:

Rocket.
Agonisingly close Rod.Basically just need an exhaust,radiator,fuel tank and some fire water.Im taking the family over to Pt Lincoln over Easter hopefully catch another sardine like this one,and a bigger trip up North to Cairns later in the year so will have to tighten the belt a bit.Hopefully catch up with ya tomorrow mate. And yes i know the pic is  not a mustang but couldnt help myself... :grin:(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/9R01M/ptlincoln017_zps6c8015c5.jpg)             
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 07:10:34 pm
Wow! That is one humungus fish. Tuna?

Had no idea you are a talented big game fisherman. I guess it is all about enjoying yourself. The car will be there when you are ready.
You should speak with Jack - He is also a mad keen fisherman. He was quite disappointed to find he could not get on a charter boat out of Beachport at Christmas time.

You are more than welcome to put up photos like that anytime. Well done!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Progress pics of Ron`s Mach 1
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 07:41:33 pm
There is an air of urgency in the workshop now. Not long to go and still quite a few jobs to do.

Bonnet has been fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01231_zpsebdd4d1a.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01237_zps6eee2deb.jpg)

Stripe man came in to fit the stripes -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01225_zps516b1635.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01240_zps5c0f426e.jpg)

Rear Spoiler has been fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01222_zps52887010.jpg)

Door Trims are on and rest of Interior being fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01244_zps36537dbc.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01246_zps2d1c07bd.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01247_zpsdc852cd0.jpg)

Brad and Jeremy fitted the Sump back on the Blue Mach 1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01238_zps96eafec9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01239_zpsf517ed89.jpg)

Whoops - i see there are a few scratches on the bottom of the Transmission Pan. Another job for Luke.

Jeremy brought the Red Mach in today to paint the Bonnet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01229_zps7f9bee6a.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01230_zps4ba10920.jpg)

Ron`s Mach has now gone to have the new Exhaust fitted, then on Monday it will be at the Auto Electricians to have the Air Cond done, so will be no more photos of his car for a few days.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 14, 2013, 09:35:57 pm
The red interior will look great against the silver
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 14, 2013, 10:26:15 pm
Wow! That is one humungus fish. Tuna?

Had no idea you are a talented big game fisherman. I guess it is all about enjoying yourself. The car will be there when you are ready.
You should speak with Jack - He is also a mad keen fisherman. He was quite disappointed to find he could not get on a charter boat out of Beachport at Christmas time.

You are more than welcome to put up photos like that anytime. Well done!

Rocket.
Thanks Rod,yes its Tuna,salt water definately runs through my veins.Tell ya what though, Lov'n the race to get the cars finished on time.Keeps me tuned in thats for sure....And...errr...just wondering...ummm....can you adopt me....Dad... :grin: :grin: :grin:..ahh just messn with ya. :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 11:04:55 pm
The red interior will look great against the silver

I agree Mark, Gives it a nice contrast. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 14, 2013, 11:17:53 pm
Thanks Rod,yes its Tuna,salt water definately runs through my veins.Tell ya what though, Lov'n the race to get the cars finished on time.Keeps me tuned in thats for sure....And...errr...just wondering...ummm....can you adopt me....Dad... :grin: :grin: :grin:..ahh just messn with ya. :grin:

 :grin: Haha, It all looks easy i guess, but right about now is the time that nerves start to get a bit frayed. If we had not painted the Patrol Blue, we might be a bit further advanced. LOL!
Who suggested doing that? :bolt:

A few of the things that have gone wrong this week - Ron`s freshly reconditioned steering pump has sprung a leak. Somehow we have to find the time to remove it and take it back to the reconditioner to have it fixed.
We never knew the sump on the Blue Mach had developed a slight oil leak until it was up on the hoist. Thankfully, Brad F has fixed that.
The paint that our supplier recommended for the bonnet blackouts worked well on Ron`s car, but on the Blue Mach it looked Grey - so we have to do it again. Bugger!
The Air Cond people let us down badly by not having a recond compressor ready. Luckily, Jeremy was able to source another.

So it is not all beer and skittles, but i think we will get there son. :grin: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Ron`s Mach 1 Latest Pics
Post by: rocket on March 15, 2013, 07:38:21 pm
Ron`s new Exhaust System was fitted by Dave Bills today - Half a day sooner than anticipated - Thanks Dave, as usual it was excellent work.

Finally those butt ugly old wheels were taken off and Ron`s Magnum 500 wheels fitted. The car is now very close to being finished -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01257_zpsa821e9c5.jpg)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01255_zpsdad272a2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01260_zps0653a417.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01253_zps54c8da9f.jpg)

Check out those Exhaust Tips

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01250_zps323c01b9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01251_zpscd6b5482.jpg)

Will be hard to get Ron`s bum out of the drivers seat now! Don`t bring her back dirty Ron :grin:

More Photos   http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1 (http://photobucket.com/RonsMach1)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blutey on March 15, 2013, 07:49:05 pm
She's certainly looking the part now Rod! HUGE difference with the wheels and new exhaust!  :thumb: I bet she sounds a whole lot bet with new pipes too! We're almost there! Just try to keep that smile from Ron's dial!!!  :smile01:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 15, 2013, 09:20:00 pm
well done boys...............I went past Billsy's place tonight about 7.00 in my Mustang and his 65 was alongside his building... :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 15, 2013, 10:39:26 pm
That just looks so good. I bet Ron is stoked.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 17, 2013, 02:45:27 pm
She's certainly looking the part now Rod! HUGE difference with the wheels and new exhaust!  :thumb: I bet she sounds a whole lot bet with new pipes too! We're almost there! Just try to keep that smile from Ron's dial!!!  :smile01:

blutey, Sooo Glad to see those wheels replaced. :thumb:

Ron had a smile about a mile wide on his face when he arrived back with the car from Dave Bills Exhaust Shop. He said it is loud inside - just the way he likes it . :smile01:


well done boys...............I went past Billsy's place tonight about 7.00 in my Mustang and his 65 was alongside his building... :thumb:

Dale, Dave works late a lot. Poor bugger!
He has done a superb job on the restoration of his 65 Fastback :thumb:

That just looks so good. I bet Ron is stoked.

Hi Mark, Stoked is an understatement. Ron`s mood improved everyday last week. He is walking on air at the moment. :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Recap - Ron`s 71 Mach 1 Restoration
Post by: rocket on March 17, 2013, 03:24:03 pm
Hi guys, Just wanted to summarise the Restoration for 2 reasons. Firstly to remind us of the Timeline, and secondly so that i can try and workout this bleeding new photobucket site :kickass:
Changes everywhere on the net at the moment, starting with Windows 8  :sick:, photobucket  :sick: Internet Explorer  :sick: etc, etc

Ron pulled his car apart during the Christmas Holidays. When we started back at work on the 15th Jan it looked like this -


(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/085.jpg)

The car went to the sandblaster and then we discovered part of the floor needed replacing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005_zpsfe96ffa9.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/006_zps520945d6.jpg)

Next the quarter panels needed straightening -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/182_zps11fb934b.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/179_zps6e72d3e0.jpg)

After the car was sprayed in primer it was put onto the hoist to remove the Rotisserie and refit the diff and suspension so that it could be put back on its wheels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/009_zpsa35fd34d.jpg)

About this time we decided to paint our Ex Mine Nissan Patrol in Winter Blue to match the Mach 1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/070.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/DSC01204_zps452dc0b7.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Autopian%20Car%20Polishing/DSC01220_zpsc3e4bbf5.jpg)

Ron`s Mach 1 was finally painted on the 1st March -

Oh Shyte - Now Photobucket has frozen up on me. More next post.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Recap - Ron`s 71 Mach 1 Restoration
Post by: scedd1 on March 17, 2013, 04:08:25 pm
Hi guys, Just wanted to summarise the Restoration for 2 reasons. Firstly to remind us of the Timeline, and secondly so that i can try and workout this bleeding new photobucket site :kickass:
Changes everywhere on the net at the moment, starting with Windows 8  :sick:, photobucket  :sick: Internet Explorer  :sick: etc, etc
Rocket.

Windows 8 - Download  "Classic start Menu", that will give you your start button back

photobucket  - Change to Imageshack

Internet Explorer  - Change to Firefox

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 17, 2013, 10:35:27 pm
scedd, Thanks mate - I just might make those changes, however I have been messing around with the new photobucket and managed to edit a couple of settings. Lets see how it goes this time -

Part 2

Rons Mach 1 was painted on the 1st March -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/015_zps1633c880.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/018_zps16923559.jpg)

By the 5th March front and rear screens were fitted as well as the drivetrain -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/005_zps0f2da7a2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/001_zpsc848e460.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/010_zps724d1f24.jpg)

The engine was started for the first time on the 12th March -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01162_zps91852aec.jpg)

Luke and Brad cut and polished the car on the 13th March -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01190_zps8ede7c21.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01200_zps1934e29f.jpg)

Stripes and Rear Spoiler were then fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01242_zps9bfc6be9.jpg)

Then on the 15th March the Exhaust was fitted and Ron was able to drive the car back to the workshop -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01257_zpsa821e9c5.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01255_zpsdad272a2.jpg)

Only a few small jobs left to finish now. So effectively we can call it finished, which means that this week we can concentrate on preparing the 2 69 Mach1`s

Oh.. Photobuckets new site sucks big time. EDIT - May have spoken too soon. We will see.
 
Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 18, 2013, 10:47:12 am
Wow she sure is a stunner, well done to you all
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 19, 2013, 08:56:37 am
Wow she sure is a stunner, well done to you all

Thanks Sally, Hope you are getting closer to having your car finished.

It has been a bit of a saga painting the matt black on the bonnet of the two 69Mach 1`s. The all new whizz bang paint formula from our normal supplier was hopeless. Luke tried painting them twice without success before calling in the paint rep. Even he could not lay down a nice even coat of paint. It was coming out blotchy and looked disgraceful. Not a problem we need at the moment!
Finally gave up on that suppliers product and tried a recommended Spies Hecker product. What a difference! Problem solved -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/RonsMach1Restoration/DSC01299_zps39a9c92e.jpg)


Jeremy is due to pick up the enclosed car trailer this afternoon. Both Nissan Patrols are now ready for the trip so hopefully the boys can all get in a bit of rest before leaving on Monday.
Also happy to report that Luke is coming to Perth with us - as long as we can get a room for him at this late stage.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 21, 2013, 08:41:12 am
The enclosed car trailer is back -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01292_zps36e94f37.jpg)

The front is now angled so should slice through the air a bit easier than a parachute. They also strengthened the chassis, fitted an aluminium checker plate  floor, fitted electric brakes, springs to the tailgate which now make it a one man job to lower and raise the tailgate and they also fitted a fold up jockey wheel.  We are very happy with the work -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01289_zps7f371414.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01286_zps8ff631e1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01285_zpsd5e7d204.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01305_zpse7127a71.jpg)

Ron`s Mach 1 has had the airconditioning fitted and gassed up. We still have a lot of little jobs to finish off on all three cars, but no major concerns other than this new photobucket. Had taken more photos but having trouble uploading them.
Need to come to terms with it and only a few days left to work it out.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 21, 2013, 07:31:24 pm
Oh nooooooo!!! Effing photobucket! Seems I deleted some photos above. Will try to restore them later :kickass:

Loaded the Winter Blue Mach1 onto the car trailer this arvo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01310.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01321.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01343.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/DSC01324.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 21, 2013, 08:40:18 pm
That's what I've been waiting to see, the two cars together. They look great in the winter blue.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 22, 2013, 01:36:31 pm
Hi Rod just checking out that pic of the trailer all it needs is a mattress and you can have a snooze on the way, plenty of room for all. Lol especially if you have had a few beers along the way
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on March 22, 2013, 01:56:00 pm
That's what I've been waiting to see, the two cars together. They look great in the winter blue.

The trailer looks a bit scruffy though.
What time were you leaving? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 01:59:38 pm
Hi Sally, We put the Mach1 into the enclosed car trailer this morning to see how it fits.
There is only about 15" clearance on each side so you have to be very careful getting out of the car. There is a work bench at the front of the trailer which means lengthwise the car fitted with only about 4" clearance at the back.

Just happened to poke my head out of the office door and saw welding flashes coming out of the trailer so must be some alterations happening.

Brad, Fiona, Jeremy and Luke are all leaving with the SA crew early Monday morning, while Monique, Michelle and myself will fly over on Wednesday at lunchtime.

There is going to be a lot of Detailing and Polishing to do when we arrive in Perth so we will be very busy up till the judging. Then we can all relax and enjoy a few beers - although i have been told already - go easy on the booze. Bugger!

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 02:01:14 pm
The trailer looks a bit scruffy though.
What time were you leaving? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

HaHa, No time to clean the open car trailer, but Jeremy did wash the enclosed trailer yesterday. :smile01:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on March 22, 2013, 02:58:14 pm
HaHa, No time to clean the open car trailer, but Jeremy did wash the enclosed trailer yesterday. :smile01:

Bath, whos talking about a bath?
I meant a coat of Winter Blue on the Trailer. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 06:11:40 pm
Bath, whos talking about a bath?
I meant a coat of Winter Blue on the Trailer. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Ahh... The penny drops. :grin:

We did think about Winter Blue for the car trailer, but the boys told me it would look gay :grin: Maybe CandyApple Red when we return from Perth.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 06:50:16 pm
Well.... We did do something to the enclosed car trailer today -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01387.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01366.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01368.jpg)

 :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on March 22, 2013, 07:53:55 pm
Back Off! Mustangs Kick! I love it......  :lol:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on March 22, 2013, 08:46:06 pm
Cool stickers Rocket  :smile01:
As I am not able to get across to the Nationals in Perth this year,are you able to give us updates during the event?
Good luck and I am sure you and the team will do well,the Mustangs along with tow vehicles and trailers look the goods,  :thumb:
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 10:27:26 pm
Back Off! Mustangs Kick! I love it......  :lol:

Hi 68Coupe, Glad you like it.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 22, 2013, 10:33:59 pm
Cool stickers Rocket  :smile01:
As I am not able to get across to the Nationals in Perth this year,are you able to give us updates during the event?
Good luck and I am sure you and the team will do well,the Mustangs along with tow vehicles and trailers look the goods,  :thumb:
Cheers
Matt

Hi Mattstang, Yes... I will put regular updates on this Thread about happenings at the Nationals.

Brad and Fiona will have a camera to take photos on the trip from Adelaide to Perth and should provide updates of the trip on Monday and Tuesday night, then i will meet the SA crew when they arrive at the accommodations and get busy with my camera for the duration of the event.

Thanks for the well wishes. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on March 23, 2013, 08:05:36 am
As soon as I have a few hours...Im going to read this thread from beginning to end. J and myself were talking about it in Adelaide and I told him that I opened every page on my laptop so I could read it on the plane on the way to Oz.

As soon as this Eleanor is bolted back together...it has my undivided attention.

Matt

Hi Matt, Hope you enjoy the read. :thumb:

Rocket.

Well, I finally made page 31

Awesome read guys and some fantastic builds aswell.

You should change it from time for an update to

"The book of all things ford and mustang and totally cool stuff"

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 23, 2013, 09:35:11 am
Hi Rod, loving the sticker on the back of the trailer.  MUSTANGS KICK.
All the best for the trip and good luck, We will be looking forward to the pictures
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 23, 2013, 09:49:19 am
Mustangs kick..Love it. :grin: :grin: :grin:..Good luck boys and gals.. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2013, 10:08:29 am
Thanks girls and guys.  :event:

I do hope that people driving behind the trailer do not take offence to it. :grin: Could get some bottles thrown at the trailer by crapadore drivers.

Matt, Thanks for taking the time to read through the Thread. Glad you enjoyed it.

We are all at work this morning. Instead of spanners, everybody is wielding cleaning cloths. The undercarriages of the cars are absolutely dust free. We learnt from last year it is much,much easier to clean them before we leave - hopefully it will make a bit less work at the other end. Although it is still possible that red dust could get everywhere driving across the Nullarbor. We will see.

After we have cleaned and waxed all three cars they will be loaded onto the car trailers, then they are out of here ready for an early start on Monday morning..  The boys should be 
able to get some rest before the trip.

Will take photos of todays happenings and post them later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 23, 2013, 11:19:58 am
Rod..mate..seriously dude..This thread would make an excellent Documentory series on Fox. :thumb: :thumb: :I'll drink to that  :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on March 23, 2013, 12:59:19 pm
Rod..mate..seriously dude..This thread would make an excellent Documentory series on Fox. :thumb: :thumb: :I'll drink to that  :cheers:

OR

`These are the days of our lives`  :lol:  :lol:

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 23, 2013, 01:13:09 pm
 :grin: :grin: :grin:....thats funny. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 23, 2013, 08:21:59 pm
Rod..mate..seriously dude..This thread would make an excellent Documentory series on Fox. :thumb: :thumb: :I'll drink to that  :cheers:

Yeh I'll drink to that also.

Sooo OK Rod how about pics of the red car in the trailer.  Could have added the other name for donkey  after the kick.   :kickass:   :grin:  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2013, 09:19:00 pm
OK guys - Another episode of days of our drearies

Ron went over his 71 Mach1 with quick detailer and a microfibre -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01395.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01396.jpg)

He must have been in a hurry because next time i looked the car was up on his car trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01403.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01405.jpg)

Then he was gone. I expect he wanted some rest over the wekend. He has been going hard at this project since Christmas.

One down, two to go. :thumb:

Jeremy, Brad and Brad had been cleaning the Red mach 1 for a few hours this morning -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01398.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01391.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01401.jpg)

It was pronounced finished, then driven outside ready for loading

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01408.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01410.jpg)

While they were busy, i was giving the Blue Mach 1 a coat of wax then we put that outside ready for loading also. Twin Mach 1`s -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01411.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01426.jpg)

First the Blue Mach 1 was loaded -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01429.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01435.jpg)

Then it was time to load up the Red Mach 1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01444.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01451.jpg)

Photobucket has locked up again. More next post.

Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 23, 2013, 09:47:14 pm
Getting out of the car was not easy - a bit squeezy in fact -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01458.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01459-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01461.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01464.jpg)

Will not be fun trying to get the car out when we arrive at Perth.

After that it was time to strap the cars down. We fitted a cover over the Red mach1 in the car trailer -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01468-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01484.jpg)

Then we packed the Patrols full of tools and cleaning supplies before heading home.

That concludes a very busy 3 months of work. The car factory looks strangely empty at the moment, but plenty of work waiting for us upon our return.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 24, 2013, 08:52:30 pm
And so to are the days of our lives.Stay tuned next time  when the boys head off to tackle the Nullabor... Well done Image Team.. :thumb: :thumb:..
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 24, 2013, 09:03:39 pm
Looking great, SA will put in another great showing with these three great cars.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 24, 2013, 09:21:00 pm
And so to are the days of our lives.Stay tuned next time  when the boys head off to tackle the Nullabor... Well done Image Team.. :thumb: :thumb:..

Hi Angelo, Thanks mate.

The SA Team are leaving from Bolivar at 6 AM in the morning. I will head down there and try to get some photos as all the cars leave. Hope there are plenty of lights at the departure point because it does not get light until about 7.15 at the moment.

Brad and Fi have Jack`s Camera with them and will provide updates on Monday and Tuesday night.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 24, 2013, 09:24:28 pm
Looking great, SA will put in another great showing with these three great cars.

Hi Mark, Thanks for the vote of confidence. :thumb:

I am told there are some very nice Mustangs from SA headed over to Perth so hopefully somebody can return with a little something for the Trophy Cabinet.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - SA Crew on the way to Perth
Post by: rocket on March 25, 2013, 09:04:16 am
It is always good to be at the departure point at the beginning of a long cruise. There is an infectious air of excitement as people contemplate the journey ahead. It was a joy to see all of those happy Mustang owners this morning.

There were not that many cars to see off. Apparently some left yesterday including Ron and they stayed at Port Augusta overnight which is where they will all meet up this morning. The convoy from Queensland and some from NSW are also meeting up with the SA Crew at Port Augusta so they can all cross the Nullarbor together.

Took some photos, but it was very dark. The camera basically went into time exposure mode and i was not terribly steady while waiting for the shutter to open again after taking the photos. But here are some of the better photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01485.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01486.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01487.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01489.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01491.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01492.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01493.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01494.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01501.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01513.jpg)

Check out this great looking rig which belongs to Brett and Angie -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01503.jpg)

Then in the blink of an eye they were all gone

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01515.jpg)

There will be updates each night as the convoy works its way to Perth.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on March 25, 2013, 09:26:47 am
Must say have really enjoyed watching and reading all the builds  and developments on this thread and am so going to miss over the coming weeks :cry: but on the other hand am so looking forward to reading and seeing pictures of the journey over the next few weeks :toetapping: . This is one thread i always look forward to reading when i open my forum page ,
Hope the guys have a safe trip West :bolt: and come home with some well deserved tin ware
cheers Peter
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on March 25, 2013, 09:56:20 am
Drive safe fellas

I think all that cant be there will be looking forward to the updates

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 25, 2013, 01:05:50 pm
Thanks for the pics Rod, it will be great to read regular updates on the journey.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Breakdown!
Post by: rocket on March 25, 2013, 01:15:44 pm
 :tissue:
Breakdown -

But thankfully only very minor.

Apparently the Bosses Boss carked it out on the highway. Quickly diagnosed as a faulty coil which was replaced with a spare. Problem solved.

The Boss with his Boss - Photo from Last Year at Mt Panorama

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/104-1.jpg)

Spoke to Fiona a few minutes back. They are already at Kimba which is about 440klm out, so making good time and everything going good.

Must say have really enjoyed watching and reading all the builds  and developments on this thread and am so going to miss over the coming weeks :cry: but on the other hand am so looking forward to reading and seeing pictures of the journey over the next few weeks :toetapping: . This is one thread i always look forward to reading when i open my forum page ,
Hope the guys have a safe trip West :bolt: and come home with some well deserved tin ware
cheers Peter

Hi red066, So glad you are enjoying the Thread. Thanks. :thumb:

Drive safe fellas

I think all that cant be there will be looking forward to the updates

Matt

Hi Matt, Kicking myself now for not driving over.

Updates will be regular.

Thanks for the pics Rod, it will be great to read regular updates on the journey.

Hi Mark, Brad and Jeremy both have cameras. As long as they can use the new photobucket there will be lots of pics coming.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 25, 2013, 04:00:42 pm
Hi Rod
You just saved me a phone call.
Thanks for the pics. You going to take pics in the dark you need a good flash.  You got a good camera sooooo
Got the same feeling as you      shoulda gone.   :cry:
Passing by IR tomorrow. If I'm not too sore I may call in on the way back.

Jack


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 25, 2013, 07:04:50 pm
Hi Rod
You just saved me a phone call.
Thanks for the pics. You going to take pics in the dark you need a good flash.  You got a good camera sooooo
Got the same feeling as you      shoulda gone.   :cry:
Passing by IR tomorrow. If I'm not too sore I may call in on the way back.

Jack

Hi Jack, I never used the built in flash this morning because the camera battery was getting low. Was lucky to get the above photos.

Yeah... Would have been nice to drive over, but just remember how we felt hopping out of the car each night with sore back,legs and shoulders. :grin: :grin:

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Have not heard from the boys since lunchtime when they were at Kimba. Expect they would be unwinding at their digs right now with a nice coldie in hand.

They should upload photos later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 25, 2013, 07:32:17 pm
Yeah... Would have been nice to drive over, but just remember how we felt hopping out of the car each night with sore back,legs and shoulders. :grin: :grin:

Also remember what it was like to fire up next morning  :evilone:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 02:40:18 am
Yeah... Would have been nice to drive over, but just remember how we felt hopping out of the car each night with sore back,legs and shoulders. :grin: :grin:

Also remember what it was like to fire up next morning  :evilone:

You are a "Glass Half Full" man! :thumb: Good one.

Never heard from the boys tonight. Expect they were tired, or maybe the new photobucket has them stumped? If so guys - go to this site
http://postimage.org/ (http://postimage.org/)
You will find it easy to upload an image. Just make the size 800x600 in the box provided at the site and tick family safe. After the photo uploads select option 2 to post.

The convoy is possibly headed into some rough weather today. Forecast for Balladonia is 36 degrees with a 90% chance of rain. Gusty winds around 45klm/hr from NNW and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. Bugger!! Drive safe.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Fun and games on the Nullarbor Plain
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 02:38:25 pm
The convoy was scheduled to drive 986 klm today which should have taken 11.5 hours, but i received a phone call a short while back to say they had just arrived at Nullabor having only travelled 286klm so far today. Yep... Fun and Games on the Nullarbor Plain.

Yesterday the coil was replaced on Tony`s Boss and then they kept travelling, but later in the day had another breakdown. This time they took the carby off Jeremy`s Blue Mach 1 ( the Blue Mach1 was on the car trailer ) and swapped it to Tony`s Boss. This improved things with the car and they made it to Ceduna last night.

This morning the car started playing up again and they were stuck on the side of the road for 3 hours trying to get the car started. In the end they changed the distributor over with the distributor for the Blue Mach 1, but it did not fit and the shaft ended up being broken off the Blue Mach1 distributor. ( Tony`s car has a Cleveland engine)

Ended up they took the Blue Mach 1 off the car trailer and loaded Tony`s Boss. To get the Blue Mach1 going the distributor was removed from the Red Mach1 and fitted to the Bue Mach1.
HaHa - anybody remember the trip back from Newcastle - Similar problems but different car.

Tony and Trish are now driving the Blue Mach1. I will take a replacement distributor for the Red mach1 tomorrow on the Plane, and KimT will take a replacement distributor for Tony`s Boss.

In another frightening incident, Ron was overtaking a truck and clipped his car trailer with a wheel on the truck. Big moment as Ron`s car trailer went sideways off the road. Everybody behind thought Ron`s rig was going to roll over, but Ron being a very good and experienced driver managed to power out of it. Lucky man! I bet he suffered in his jocks!

The convoy have just left Nullarbor and still have 700klm to drive today. They will not arrive at their overnight stop till about 9pm.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 26, 2013, 02:54:08 pm
WOW.........not so much fun so far.........  :ouch:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on March 26, 2013, 02:55:42 pm
Wow,what a hellish day.Edgy moments..But i think Rons car,  horse kicked the truck didnt it.. Poor Mustang, only wants to go for a run, :grin: :grin:Great reading though... :thumb:.on Fox yet.. :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update - Fun and games on the Nullarbor Plain
Post by: scedd1 on March 26, 2013, 03:10:02 pm
In another frightening incident, Ron was overtaking a truck and clipped his car trailer with a wheel on the truck. Big moment as Ron`s car trailer went sideways off the road. Everybody behind thought Ron`s rig was going to roll over, but Ron being a very good and experienced driver managed to power out of it. Lucky man! I bet he suffered in his jocks!
Rocket.

This is why its so important to not only have a heavy tow vehicle, but something with enough power to pull a trailer straight when things go wrong. :thumb:
Last week i saw a single cab Hilux with a 2.8 diesel pulling a loaded car trailer down the Benarkin Range.
It might be legal but its not safe.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on March 26, 2013, 03:46:05 pm
So glad Ron was able to control it. I'd hate to see all that hard work on the car go to waste. More importantly, nobody was hurt. I hope the rest of their trip goes a little smoother. I don't imagine they'll have time tonight to upload any pics after a well deserved beer or three.
Title: Re: Time for an update- Fun and games on the Nullarbor plain.
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 03:58:14 pm
WOW.........not so much fun so far.........  :ouch:

Hi Dale, I don`t think it matters that much - Just adds something to the adventure :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Wow,what a hellish day.Edgy moments..But i think Rons car,  horse kicked the truck didnt it.. Poor Mustang, only wants to go for a run, :grin: :grin:Great reading though... :thumb:.on Fox yet.. :cheers:

Hi Angelo, So you think there is a bit of psychology behind his little faux pas - bet his jocks say otherwise  :grin:

This is why its so important to not only have a heavy tow vehicle, but something with enough power to pull a trailer straight when things go wrong. :thumb:
Last week i saw a single cab Hilux with a 2.8 diesel pulling a loaded car trailer down the Benarkin Range.
It might be legal but its not safe.

Hi scedd, i totally agree with you. Safety first. Ron has a superb tow vehicle  -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01403.jpg)

So glad Ron was able to control it. I'd hate to see all that hard work on the car go to waste. More importantly, nobody was hurt. I hope the rest of their trip goes a little smoother. I don't imagine they'll have time tonight to upload any pics after a well deserved beer or three.

Hi Mach Attack, Oh yeah... To think all that hard work could have gone down the drain in the blink of an eye as well as the possibility of serious injury.

They had a very bad internet connection last night and could not upload pics. They are also having trouble with their mobile phones as they are out of range all the time. had thought that was a thing of the past.
Hope they can manage to upload some tonight, but if not i will do it tomorrow night from Perth.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Fun and games on the Nullarbor Plain
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 04:41:26 pm
The convoy was scheduled to drive 986 klm today which should have taken 11.5 hours, but i received a phone call a short while back to say they had just arrived at Nullabor having only travelled 286klm so far today. Yep... Fun and Games on the Nullarbor Plain.

Yesterday the coil was replaced on Tony`s Boss and then they kept travelling, but later in the day had another breakdown. This time they took the carby off Jeremy`s Blue Mach 1 ( the Blue Mach1 was on the car trailer ) and swapped it to Tony`s Boss. This improved things with the car and they made it to Ceduna last night.

This morning the car started playing up again and they were stuck on the side of the road for 3 hours trying to get the car started. In the end they changed the distributor over with the distributor for the Blue Mach 1, but it did not fit and the shaft ended up being broken off the Blue Mach1 distributor. ( Tony`s car has a Cleveland engine)

Ended up they took the Blue Mach 1 off the car trailer and loaded Tony`s Boss. To get the Blue Mach1 going the distributor was removed from the Red Mach1 and fitted to the Bue Mach1.
HaHa - anybody remember the trip back from Newcastle - Similar problems but different car.

Tony and Trish are now driving the Blue Mach1. I will take a replacement distributor for the Red mach1 tomorrow on the Plane, and KimT will take a replacement distributor for Tony`s Boss.

In another frightening incident, Ron was overtaking a truck and clipped his car trailer with a wheel on the truck. Big moment as Ron`s car trailer went sideways off the road. Everybody behind thought Ron`s rig was going to roll over, but Ron being a very good and experienced driver managed to power out of it. Lucky man! I bet he suffered in his jocks!

The convoy have just left Nullarbor and still have 700klm to drive today. They will not arrive at their overnight stop till about 9pm.

Rocket.

Just wanted to bring this post to the current page.

Spoke with Fiona at 4pm. They left Border Village about half an hour ago after the entire convoy had all their baggage checked by the WA Quarantine/ Border Patrol. This slowed them up even further. They still have about 500klm to their overnight stop.

It has already been raining and Fiona said they are heading into some very dark storm clouds. I am sure they will all be extremely happy to arrive at their destination tonight. :therethere:

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 26, 2013, 05:47:17 pm
Wow, hope they get there without further incident and safe.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 69Grande on March 26, 2013, 06:17:43 pm
Please pass on a message (if you can) to everyone travelling, to be extremely aware of roo's, donkeys, and camels when dusk approaches. During the day they may see a few, but leading into dusk, and then for most of the night, they all seem to materialize from every where. Here's hoping to happy and safe travelling.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: malscar on March 26, 2013, 06:34:33 pm
So, does this mean Tony now has two cars to detail in Perth?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 06:47:26 pm
Please pass on a message (if you can) to everyone travelling, to be extremely aware of roo's, donkeys, and camels when dusk approaches. During the day they may see a few, but leading into dusk, and then for most of the night, they all seem to materialize from every where. Here's hoping to happy and safe travelling.

Hi 69Grande - Great car by the way - quite partial to Grandes :thumb:

Will pass on your message. Maybe they should put Ron and Brett up front of the convoy because they both have big rigs, although i do not think much would save them from hitting a Donkey or Camel. Yikes :bolt:

Thanks.

So, does this mean Tony now has two cars to detail in Perth?

Hi Malscar, Good idea :grin:
But no, we would not expect that because he will have more than enough on his plate. Tony is always busy organising things and keeping all of us in check. :thumb:

We might chase up one of the WA guys who were offering the use of a hoist so that we can clean the undercarriage of the Blue Mach1. It was pristine underneath when it went up on the trailer, but they are driving through a heavy rainband at the moment - so it is going to be a bit messy underneath now :thud:

Will try to ring them shortly for an update on their progress.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 26, 2013, 06:54:01 pm
Hey Rod
Just tried to message you. If you read it ok but if it didn go ring me pls. No Fn good trying to ring you.   :tissue:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 06:58:21 pm
Message received Jack. Looking for phone now. :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 26, 2013, 08:16:51 pm
Day Rod,
How are you, thank for the updates I've been looking at the weather as well not good. See they've had a rough start but its all in the fun of a road trip. Drive Safe to all.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2013, 08:25:01 pm
Hi Brett, I just got off the phone to Jeremy.

Convoy is making progress, but slowly. They are down to about 80klm/hr due to very strong winds and Wildlife. There are Emus and Kangaroos all over the place. Told them to watch out for Camels and Donkeys as well.

They drove through heavy rain for about half an hour, followed by what Jeremy called a Power Shower ( torrential rain ) for 10 minutes or so. He said they all had to back right off the throttle and leave plenty of room between cars.

Skies have now cleared somewhat and Ron is at the front relaying info via CB about Wildlife. It is very muggy.

They are still about 200klm from tonights destination, very tired but in good spirits. All the cars are going well.

Think they will be too tired to post tonight.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 26, 2013, 10:41:47 pm
Da..  ad Are we there yet???   :therethere:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 26, 2013, 11:38:01 pm
I think they will sleep well tonight
Title: Re: Time for an update - Day3- Balladonia to Perth
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2013, 06:12:01 am
Da..  ad Are we there yet???   :therethere:

Not quite son. :grin: Brings back a lot of memories :grin:

I have not heard from the boys since last night. Can only assume they made it into Balladonia last night without further drama.

Today is the final push into Perth for the convoy. Some 946klm to go which should take about 11 hours all going well. Weather forecast is for a mild day -

http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/wa/central-wheatbelt/merredin (http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/wa/central-wheatbelt/merredin)

Light winds at 10-20klm/hr, mainly sunny and a max temp of 22 degrees makes for a great day to be out cruising in the Mustangs.


I think they will sleep well tonight

Hi Mark, Jeremy sounded very tired when i spoke to him last night. It was a heck of a very long day for the convoy so they are probably all snoring their heads off right now. :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on March 27, 2013, 09:30:22 am
Hi Rod

Have a good flight I will see you tomorrow about noon with dizzy in hand...... :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 27, 2013, 10:34:37 am
Wow. Sounds like an epic journey.
Hope the rest of the trip goes a bit smoother.
Enjoying the regular updates.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2013, 10:42:22 am
Hi Rod

Have a good flight I will see you tomorrow about noon with dizzy in hand...... :cheers:

Hi Kim,  We are flying out at 12.30, be in Perth at 1.30. Love these quick flights :grin:

Have a good flight yourself. Look forward to catching up in Perth.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2013, 10:45:00 am
Wow. Sounds like an epic journey.
Hope the rest of the trip goes a bit smoother.
Enjoying the regular updates.

Hi Michael, All good fun. I don`t mind the occasional breakdown - Can we fix it - yes we can :grin: Good to have the car trailer for when we can`t :grin:

Will keep updates coming with photos - stay tuned. :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on March 27, 2013, 03:00:35 pm
Just had a phone call apparently a couple of Magnum 500 wheel centres are on the road between here and perth!

More luggage to take over......... :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 27, 2013, 08:42:31 pm
Wow hope they have had a better day today, and thank god you are always prepared, would be a shame to miss the nationals due to breakdowns
Chris & Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2013, 09:38:43 pm
The news is all good.

Everybody rolled in about 1hour ago. No problems with the cars today, but a LOT of cleaning to do tomorrow after everybody has had a good rest.

Have taken some photos which I will upload later.

I can tell you this resort we are staying at is superb. It has manicured lawns and gardens, excellent rooms and facilities. This is going to be fun.

Just had a phone call apparently a couple of Magnum 500 wheel centres are on the road between here and perth!

More luggage to take over......... :thumb:

Hi Kim, Had not heard that one. Maybe they could just look for them on the way home. :grin:


Wow hope they have had a better day today, and thank god you are always prepared, would be a shame to miss the nationals due to breakdowns
Chris & Sally

Hi Chris and Sally, It is all really one big adventure. We know anything can happen to any car along the way so best to just deal with it and keep going. The car trailer comes in handy. :thumb:
Hope you join us on the next one.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 27, 2013, 10:44:31 pm
Great to hear everyone got there safely and that you are happy with the accommodation
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 28, 2013, 09:22:26 am
Great to hear everyone got there safely and that you are happy with the accommodation
............ :agree: now for some beer and serious cleaning...... :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 28, 2013, 09:56:01 am
............ :agree: now for some beer and serious cleaning...... :thumb:

Probly all hands on deck right now Dale

Hey Rocket
 :feedback: You been there almost a day already!!  :lmao:  :lmao: :grin:  :bolt:

Jack


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2013, 11:28:58 am
Hi Guys, Been having all sorts of problems getting on the net and using photofarket :kickass:

Did write a post with photos last night then lost the whole lot upon posting. Try again -

Some photos of the crew arriving -

Tony and Trish

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01561.jpg)

Garry and Christine -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01562.jpg)

Ron -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01558.jpg)

Brad and Fi -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01555.jpg)

Jeremy and Luke - That is Justin and Luke in the photo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01560.jpg)

Brett and Angie

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01557.jpg)

The group unwinding after the trip

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01559.jpg)

It is only 8.30am here, the group have just gone down for a nice buffet breakfast, then into some serious cleaning afterwards.

Brad has just given me his 4G USB Modem, so if I have any further problems with the net I will switch to that one.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2013, 11:59:26 am
The flight over took just over 3 hours. Did look for the convoy out of the window - :grin:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01541.jpg)

Then gave the girls a fright -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01540.jpg)

Very unhappy with hurts car rentals at the airport. Tried to stick us into a black car with hail damage, severe water marks and swirls. Told them to stick it where the sun don't shine. Ended up with a decent car after a long walk back to the counter. Noticed the avis and budget cars look a whole lot cleaner as I walked past.

The roads in Perth are a delight to drive on. Nice and wide with courteous drivers to boot.

Liking Perth so far.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 28, 2013, 12:10:42 pm
geez Rocket...........imagine Hertz trying to stick you with a black car, they got me with that too..... :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2013, 12:20:03 pm
geez Rocket...........imagine Hertz trying to stick you with a black car, they got me with that too..... :grin: :grin:
[/quote

That is pure gold dale. :thumb: :grin:

It was a Hyundai Elantra. Had booked that specifically because I wanted to try one out to see how they go. Now we have a rather bland Camry, but at least this one looks presentable. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on March 28, 2013, 06:56:15 pm
Glad to hear every one driving & flying got their safe.
Have a great Nationals, Easter & say  :hi: to all.
Regards Brett & Fiona.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Incident at Resort.. Ouch!!!
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2013, 09:59:03 pm
Not off to a great start here.

A short while ago an allegedly drunk driver smashed into Ben & Biancas Mustang in the carpark. Damage to the rear of the car, not major, probably 2-3k worth. :cry:
Perpetrator kept going attempting to leave but was pounced upon by 20 or so irate Mustang owners. Security and management staff have blocked his car from leaving the premises until police arrive. :toetapping:

Rumor has it that the perpetrator is a channel nine sports presenter. :kickass:

More later including pics.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 28, 2013, 10:19:06 pm
That is not good news, they must be shattered
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 28, 2013, 10:41:20 pm
That sucks to put it mildly.. Can the car still be driven???
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on March 28, 2013, 10:56:34 pm
This is going to be interesting

Feel really bad for ben & Bianca....that sucks

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 12:51:49 am
Hi Guys, Just back from a lovely Chinese Dinner.

Police arrived and put the culprit on the breathalyzer, then put him in the police car and took him away - I think that says it all.

Ben and Bianca are quite calm about it now. The car can still be driven without any problems. He hit the rear bumper which pushed the bar across, bowed the rear panel, creased the rear quarter panel and possibly bent the rear frame rails. Will upload a photo shortly.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on March 29, 2013, 01:03:37 am
Not a good thing to go all that way and have something like that happen to your pride and joy , do feel there pain  :ouch: You guys need to find a member there with a panel shop ? Ive seen the work you guys  can do ?
it would be all fixed by morning  :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 01:23:02 am
Not a good thing to go all that way and have something like that happen to your pride and joy , do feel there pain  :ouch: You guys need to find a member there with a panel shop ? Ive seen the work you guys  can do ?
it would be all fixed by morning  :grin:

Hi red066, The car should be able to be driven back to Adelaide without problems. Ben and Bianca live near to our workshop so hopefully we can assist with the repairs. The car will need to go on a chassis straightener first to make sure it is all straight, then we can take it from there. Assuming they want us to of course. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 02:10:50 am
Here are a couple of photos showing Ben and Biancas car

In the first photo you can see how far the rear bar has been pushed across, the angle of the quarter panel to the boot lid, the tail light sitting on an angle and the rear panel bowed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg)

The next photo is rather blurred - poor daylight etc. The Commodore that hit the car is in the background and the driver on the LHS

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01623.jpg)

In other happenings today, the Blue Mach 1 was started this morning to go around and have the undercarriage cleaned, but it was running like a woolly goat. Further inspection revealed the distributor cap was chewed out. We had a replacement cap, but it did not solve the problem. Tony, Ron, Jeremy and Sean ( Bosskraft ) worked on the car. Points, condenser, leads were changed, then the timing redone.
Car is now running sweet again. Special thanks to Sean. :thumb:

Tony, Jeremy, Monique, Luke, Brad and Fi all went around to clean the undercarriage which was as good as new in a couple of hours. We did not expect Tony to help with the cleaning, but he insisted on helping. A Top Bloke is Tony K :thumb: :smile01:

The crew getting stuck into tuning the Blue Mach 1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01565.jpg)

When it came back Luke got stuck into cleaning the engine bay -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01612.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01609.jpg)

While Monique cleaned the interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01611.jpg)

Looking good again -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01610.jpg)

Next post - Getting Tony`s Boss back together.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on March 29, 2013, 09:06:20 am
 :omg:   so sorry to hear about Ben and Biancas car, what a hole, hope the damage will not be too expensive and the other driver has insurance.  Well you can never say a road trip will be boring, plenty of things happening to keep you on your toes.  Lets hope the rest of your time there will be better and the S.A. Crew bring home plenty of trophys
Happy Easter to each and everyone of you
 ...............GO. SOUTH AUSTRALIA................
Chris & Sally

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: tim_morrison82 on March 29, 2013, 09:08:23 am
Hey guys, totally missed these posts. That sucks about the car park incident! I hope this is the only thing that goes wrong this weekend...

was this a show n shine or concours participant?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 09:58:10 am
Hi Guys, A new day has dawned here in Perth. Happy Easter to all :smile01:

Just poked my head out the door only to see Tony and Trish out cleaning his Boss already. At 6.30AM. That is dedication.

Kim arrived yesterday with a new Distributor for Tony, but it was  different to the original. After a bit of a conference between mechanics it was concluded that with some modifications we could make it work -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01586.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01594.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01595.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01597.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01601.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01602.jpg)

After a couple of hours hard yakka the car fired up and apart from a slightly noisy lifter it sounded sweet. After a couple of minutes that was sorted so now the car is good to go once more. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 29, 2013, 11:40:38 am
On ya guys. Some good bush mechanicing going on there.   :thumb:

Pleased to hear its all ok again Tony.

I agree with the comment that you can get Ben and Bianca's car up to scratch. What with Luke Ron Brad and Jeremy already there Give them a shop and I am sure then can get it right overnight. If Clipsal guys can do it these guys can also.
We feel for them.

Appreciate the pics guys
 Jack

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 12:44:54 pm
Glad to hear every one driving & flying got their safe.
Have a great Nationals, Easter & say  :hi: to all.
Regards Brett & Fiona.

Hi Brett, Have passed on your regards to the SA crew :thumb:


That is not good news, they must be shattered

Hi Mark, They are a bit depressed about it today. Upon further inspection it looks like a new quarter panel is required.



This is going to be interesting

Feel really bad for ben & Bianca....that sucks

Matt

Hi Matt, Sure does suck!
Jeremy wants to know - when is Sheri`s birthday?


That sucks to put it mildly.. Can the car still be driven???


Hi Jack, we measured the centre to centre of wheels front to back on each side - it is out by 10mm. Ben will take the car for a cruise down the freeway to see how it drives.

:omg:   so sorry to hear about Ben and Biancas car, what a hole, hope the damage will not be too expensive and the other driver has insurance.  Well you can never say a road trip will be boring, plenty of things happening to keep you on your toes.  Lets hope the rest of your time there will be better and the S.A. Crew bring home plenty of trophys
Happy Easter to each and everyone of you
 ...............GO. SOUTH AUSTRALIA................
Chris & Sally



Hi Chris/Sally, The drivers insurance  will be null and void if he was over the limit. Ben says he will have to claim on his Shannons insurance, then they will sue the perpetrator for the funds.

Hey guys, totally missed these posts. That sucks about the car park incident! I hope this is the only thing that goes wrong this weekend...

was this a show n shine or concours participant?

Hi Tim,Other than this we are having a ball. Loving Perth and this location.

Ben and Biancas car is in the Show and Shine.

On ya guys. Some good bush mechanicing going on there.   :thumb:

Pleased to hear its all ok again Tony.

I agree with the comment that you can get Ben and Bianca's car up to scratch. What with Luke Ron Brad and Jeremy already there Give them a shop and I am sure then can get it right overnight. If Clipsal guys can do it these guys can also.
We feel for them.

Appreciate the pics guys
 Jack



Thanks jack, the boys are already assessing what is required.

Will pass on your regards.

We have just had a nice, hearty breakfast - time to start cleaning. more photos later

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on March 29, 2013, 01:27:08 pm
Hi Chris/Sally, The drivers insurance  will be null and void if he was over the limit. Ben says he will have to claim on his Shannons insurance, then they will sue the perpetrator for the funds.
Rocket.

Tell them to have a chat to Channel 9, including photos, if necessary.
I am sure they wouldnt want the publicity
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on March 29, 2013, 03:13:44 pm
Sports presenter hey well hes not a good sport drink driving and especially damaging a mustang and trying to  :bolt:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on March 29, 2013, 04:53:50 pm

Police arrived and put the culprit on the breathalyzer, then put him in the police car and took him away - I think that says it all.

Rocket.

If some drunk a'hole ran into my coupe, it would probably be me being put in a police car and taken away !!! :flaming:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 29, 2013, 06:00:47 pm
Hmmmm Did I just see that bad S word ???  :omg:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Michael2009 on March 29, 2013, 06:43:01 pm
Looks like you are having a great time in WA. All the best.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Bumblebee on March 29, 2013, 08:14:44 pm
Here are a couple of photos showing Ben and Biancas car

In the first photo you can see how far the rear bar has been pushed across, the angle of the quarter panel to the boot lid, the tail light sitting on an angle and the rear panel bowed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg)

The next photo is rather blurred - poor daylight etc. The Commodore that hit the car is in the background and the driver on the LHS

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01623.jpg)



So sad! Hope it all ends up well, but so sorry. :cry:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 29, 2013, 09:42:49 pm
Wow! What a day!

Chronic problems getting the Red Mach 1 to fire up after fitting the new distributor. After a few hours it was diagnosed as the wrong firing order. Needed the firing order to suit a late model block apparently.

All cars have been cleaned to the enth degree. We are all absolutely shagged, but about to leave for tonights Meet and Greet Function.

Tomorrow is the big day for judging.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on March 29, 2013, 10:01:12 pm




Hi Matt, Sure does suck!
Jeremy wants to know - when is Sheri`s birthday?



Rocket.

Rocket, its on Monday US time so J-Blocks Sunday night. He allready said he was going to do something Sunday night for me so hopefully he remembers what that is


If some drunk a'hole ran into my coupe, it would probably be me being put in a police car and taken away !!! :flaming:

Hearin ya!  :thumb:


Not a good thing to go all that way and have something like that happen to your pride and joy , do feel there pain  :ouch: You guys need to find a member there with a panel shop ? Ive seen the work you guys  can do ?
it would be all fixed by morning  :grin:


Couldn't recommend a better group of guys to do it.


While Monique cleaned the interior -

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Rocket.


Sheri says......can we please fly Mon over to help clean our car?....and then go shopping?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 12:44:36 am
Hi Matt, Monique worked her guts out today too. Here is a quick snap I took -

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So did all the others - glad that only happens once a year. :therethere:

Jeremy will not forget Sheri`s Birthday :thumb:

After the day from hell - we can all relax a bit now.

Took this photo at 6.15 this morning - opened the door to see Tony and Trish out cleaning their car -

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A few photos of happenings today -

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A bit of shade was required - it was hot working in the sun

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Getting the Red Mach 1 out of the enclosed car trailer -

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Luke was given the task of backing her out -

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We have just returned from tonights function. Good showing from Qld, some from NSW/ACT, only 2 from Victoria, lots of South Aussies and also lots from here in WA. Great bunch of people.

The cars to be Judged leave here at 7.30 in the morning. Will be waiting with camera. Till then - going to bed.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 30, 2013, 01:01:48 am
Thanks for the updates Rod and good luck to all tomorrow
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 09:16:45 am
Hi Mark, Judging day is here. Can hear people beginning to stir in the rooms around us. Early breakfast then at 7.30 the concourse cars will head down to NU-Ford at Wangara.

Have the camera ready to go and take some pics down in the car park as they leave.

Rocket
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 10:12:05 am
Some random shots from the car park this morning -

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More later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on March 30, 2013, 12:05:31 pm
Lots of later models there ........Keep them coming Rocket  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on March 30, 2013, 12:48:54 pm
Lots of later models there ........

Its a trend that has been noted in the US. At most of the American shows the classic Mustangs are easily outnumbered by the '05 and later Mustangs.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 30, 2013, 12:55:16 pm
Same thing noticed at the all Ford Day in SA. A lot of new Fords and less classic ones.
Title: Re: Time for an update - A Big Thank You to Denton ( booah)
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 06:15:00 pm
When it rains it Pours :thud:

When all the Mustangs left for Judging this morning all was sweet.

Half way to Nu-Ford, Ron`s Mach 1 just died. He was stuck on the side of the road without tools. Ron did some troubleshooting and found there was spark at the points - but no spark to the spark plugs. He figured it was probably the new coil. We did not have one handy so he rang Denton (booah) to see if he may have one.

It happened that Denton was on his way out, but he dropped that, took the coil off his own Mustang, loaded that and his tools and came straight down to where Ron was stuck. Found it was not the coil, but somehow there was not much power going to the coil. Denton fabricated a temporary lead from the battery to the coil and had the car running again. Ron then proceeded to the Judging.

Denton, we cannot thank you enough for your very generous assistance :bow: :bow: :bow:

Thank you big time.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 06:34:14 pm
Some photos from the Judging -

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Here is Q . For those who do not know the story of Q - Kerry restored this car for Lee ( Foresight ) and has done a magnificent job of it. The car is a Stunner :thumb:

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There are some more cars not shown here. I found it hard to get photos of the others due to shadowing, bad light, people around them etc. I will complete the list at the show tomorrow.

After a long day at the Judging, I can hear the cars rolling into the car park now. They left at 7.30 and are returning at 3.30. That is a long day for a lot of people.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: tim_morrison82 on March 30, 2013, 07:38:37 pm
Being photographer for the day i got run off my feet... Was an awesome experience seeing such fine cars up close and personal. Looking forward to a rest before the function tonight...

Heaps of pics to sort through tonight.

Tim
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 30, 2013, 07:42:50 pm
Look forward to seeing your photos Tim.

Agree- it was an awesome experience just being there and checking out those awesome cars. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 30, 2013, 11:10:01 pm
Just love those pics
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 31, 2013, 08:21:41 am
Great update.
Good to see fellow mustangers willing to help out in a time of need.
Would be awesome to check out all these cars in person.
Hope to get to one of these shows myself one day.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2013, 10:07:24 am
Hi Michael and Mark, Thanks. There is no shortage of willing helpers here. :thumb:

Today is the big day! It is just on 7AM here and I can hear lots of Mustangs being fired up as they all make their way over to the oval for the big display. We were informed last night there should be about 300 Mustangs on display.

Fine weather forecast today with a max temp of 29 degrees.

Should make for a great day.

Michael, the Nationals are being held in Geelong next year so gives you 12months to plan for them. How about you and the other Members come along. It really is a fantastic annual event. :thumb: :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2013, 02:38:00 pm
The Nationals Display Day is in full swing at the moment.

There is quite a large crowd so it is not easy to take good photos at the moment. Here are a few I managed before the crowd arrived -

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Brad and Fi had a chat with Rosco McGlashan, owner of the Aussie Invader which is on display -

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Will head back there shortly and take some more photos of the cars when the crowd thins out. There are plenty of awesome WA cars on display that we have not seen before.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 67fasty.sm on March 31, 2013, 07:26:48 pm
rocket thankyou for posting the great photo's , with so much going you could be excused for not getting anything out but
 to take time out to post is awesome.
Thankyou shane
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on March 31, 2013, 07:37:17 pm
Nationals look awesome Rocket, I was lucky enough to go to the Newcastle nationals last year which was also an great experience.
Is Joe Caleja there with any of his beautiful cars? I was privileged to have a chat to him at Newcastle, he is a down to earth ( very lucky) guy
Cheers
Matt  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2013, 07:44:16 pm

Hi Shane, No worries mate.... In fact I would like to post more, but we have a very bad internet connection, so sometimes when I post a message comes up which reads " Resource Limit Reached Error". Not sure if it is at this end or the Forum end.

I am about to try to post some more photos from the terrific day we have just had - A smorgasboard of immaculately prepared Mustangs.


Nationals look awesome Rocket, I was lucky enough to go to the Newcastle nationals last year which was also an great experience.
Is Joe Caleja there with any of his beautiful cars? I was privileged to have a chat to him at Newcastle, he is a down to earth ( very lucky) guy
Cheers
Matt  :thumb:

Hi Mattstang, Like Newcastle - this is an excellent event.

I do not think Joe is here with those superb cars of his. Unfortunately there are very few Victorians here. No idea why - guess they are busy doing other things. No problem, we will catch up with them later this year.  :smile01:

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update - Some more photos from the Nationals
Post by: rocket on March 31, 2013, 08:01:00 pm
Managed to take photos of all but one of the Concourse cars, It was a beautifully prepared yellow 71 Fastback. There were just too many people around the car when I tried to photograph it.

Here they are - Photo of Brett and Angies boss from yesterday - Another I could not get close enough to today

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Some more general photos -

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This is Denton`s Mach 1 - He helped us out several times over the last few days -

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We arrived back from the Display a short while ago. A couple of hours rest now before tonights Awards  Dinner.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 31, 2013, 09:35:08 pm
Thanks again for the pics Rod and have a great night tonight. Can't wait to read the results.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Ron " The Hoff " Hoffman is walking on air
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 02:34:06 am
Just back from an excellent night at the Nationals Awards Presentations.

The Top Award in thoroughbred class was taken out by Paul Shervington`s incredible Fastback -

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The WA cars took out a lot of Awards.

A couple of Queensland and NSW cars took out big awards -

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Brian and Dawn Wildman took out Top Late model car in Display Class -

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Ron Hoffman`s 71 Mach 1 was a shell back in January. Tonight he took out a Silver award in Concourse :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:

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Ron is walking on air at the moment.

Our 69 Winter Blue Mach 1 also took out Silver in Concourse -

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Our 69 Candy Apple Red Mach 1 also took out Silver in Concourse -

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So in fact, we are all walking on air!! :pepper: :pepper:

Those who have followed this Thread will know of the dramas we have had this week. Thankfully, all 3 cars wre running well at the Judging, thanks to Denton repairing Ron`s Mach 1 on the side of the road to enable him to drive to the Judging.

What I have not told you is that our Electrical gremlins continued. The Red Mach 1 developed an electrical problem on the way back from Judging, then ron`s car would not fire up this morning. Both cars were not at the display today. We were all physically and emotionally drained and pretty well over the whole saga.

To win the Silver awards for all three cars has made it all worthwhile for us. What an instant change in attitude. :smile01: :smile01:

In other news Lee ( Foresight ) also won Silver in Concourse. He and his wife are absolutely stoked. it is a superb car -

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Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on April 01, 2013, 03:16:04 am
Congrats guys! Sensational effort  :thumb:

A real special thanks for not only dealing with all the dramas but taking the time to post updates of the event for others that couldnt attend. (like Fatkid and Inga)

Take my hat off to you (aswell as all the fellow members that jumped in to help or assist with all the gremlins)   :bow:

I couldnt help myself...I had to call J-Block and see how you all went

Image Classics kickin A5S  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 01, 2013, 08:41:56 am
Hey Rocket
Thanks for the report and pics. I for one appreciate the time and effort. Thought you would make gold however silver on all cars is a magnificent effort. Congratulations. Take care on the way home
Jack and Briar
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 01, 2013, 08:55:17 am
Well done guys.
Brilliant effort for all 3 cars.
Ive also appreciated the updates.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 01, 2013, 08:58:14 am
Well done guys and again what a great thread to follow
cheers Peter
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: nicco on April 01, 2013, 09:01:44 am
Congrats!!

Thanks for taking the time to post and keep us updated.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 01, 2013, 09:02:59 am
Well done everyone, great stuff. Now go kick back with a beer, you all earned it  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on April 01, 2013, 09:12:26 am
 :fantastic: Congratulations and well done on the awards. I've enjoyed reading the updates, thanks.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 01, 2013, 09:33:14 am
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!  3 silver awards WELL DONE to you all, what a fantastic effort
considering all the problems you have had on this trip it is an absolutely fantastic effort
...................IMAGE CLASSIS CARS...................
Also great thanks to Rod for keeping us all up to date with whats happening, makes us feel like were are part of it
Also a huge tankyou to all the Perth Mustangers for helping out, it must be that Mustangers are a very special breed of people.  Well done guys
Lets hope you have a safe and un-eventful drive on the way home
Will catch up soon
Cheers Chris & Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jademustang on April 01, 2013, 09:49:03 am
Well done everyone and thanks for the pics Rocket
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 01, 2013, 10:11:31 am
a HUGE well done to everyone..................come home safe guys!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: booah on April 01, 2013, 10:27:50 am
Rod it was a pleasure to meet you all this weekend, great cars and people in one spot, doesn't get much better!
Excellent result in the Concourse, good to hear all the effort and long hours paid off.
Glad to hear Ron's car won a silver too, he told me the points had failed yesterday but the Silver must have put a smile on his face.
Have a safe trip home and thanks for the pics you put up for me, I still can't figure out how you got the front bumper to shine like that in the picture, your a legend :thumb:

Denton
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 10:39:56 am
Hi guys, Thank you all for the well wishes. Much appreciated.

Feel a little hung over this morning for some reason :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

The NSW and ACT cars left early this morning to begin the long journey home. We plan to have a relaxing morning before loading the cars onto the trailers. The SA crew begin the trek home tomorrow morning.

We are thrilled to bits for Ron. There was an award given out for all Concourse cars, so in effect Ron has 2 awards at his first outing. Will get some photos of Ron with his car and the awards later. Ron worked his guts out for the last 3 months building the car, as did Luke, Blutey, BradF and Jeremy. Well done guys.

Our electrical gremlins are very minor - Wish you were here Jack - and will be sorted very quickly now the pressure is off.

Off to find some tomato juice.

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Matt and Sheri, Jeremy was determined to speak ith you last night to offer Birthday wishes to Sheri :hi: :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 10:49:02 am
Rod it was a pleasure to meet you all this weekend, great cars and people in one spot, doesn't get much better!
Excellent result in the Concourse, good to hear all the effort and long hours paid off.
Glad to hear Ron's car won a silver too, he told me the points had failed yesterday but the Silver must have put a smile on his face.
Have a safe trip home and thanks for the pics you put up for me, I still can't figure out how you got the front bumper to shine like that in the picture, your a legend :thumb:

Denton

Hi Denton, The pleasure was all ours mate.

We were looking for you at the display - wanted to take a photo of yourself with your car, but could not find you. Love your car too :thumb:

Thanks again for your assistance. If you ever come over to Adelaide come stay with us. We would love to return your hospitality.

I don`t know how I made your bumper shine like that either - although I am sure it is good anyway. A few more shot of your gorgeous Mach 1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01828.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01832.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01829.jpg)

Thanks again.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 01, 2013, 11:05:57 am
A brilliant effort guys, congratulations on the awards and thanks for keeping us updated constatnly. I looked forward all weekend to checking the thread to read the latest and was not disappointed. Hope you all have a safe trip back.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 01, 2013, 03:01:14 pm

- Wish you were here Jack


That's right old man                Rub it in.   :kickass:


Will be trying very hard for Vic  :event:
See you all when you get back

Jack




Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 04:18:47 pm
Jack, I was referring to your auto electrical skills. :smile01:

All the gang decided to go and do some sightseeing today. They are not interested in lifting the bonnets on the cars till they arrive back in Adelaide. Later on they will just put the cars in the trailers in preparation for their departure.


A brilliant effort guys, congratulations on the awards and thanks for keeping us updated constatnly. I looked forward all weekend to checking the thread to read the latest and was not disappointed. Hope you all have a safe trip back.

Thanks Mark, it has been a pleasure.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MU6TNG on April 01, 2013, 04:34:56 pm
Congrats on the awards and well done to all, safe trip home.
Ray
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 01, 2013, 04:47:09 pm
And here I was thinking you were quoting the title of a favorite Pink Floyd number :lmao:  :lmao:
I know mate and thanks for the vote      However                I still wish I was there and not here.  :smile01:
The offer I made before you went still stands.

Get the cars home and I will sort them out then

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 67fasty.sm on April 01, 2013, 05:45:29 pm
 :thumb: congratulations Rocket you must feel very proud of your team I have followed your builds since joining the forum I dont say lots but take in alot, it must make it much more enjoyable heading into work knowing the quality of your staff .
cheers shane.
ps the resource limit is at the forum end
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jusTANG on April 01, 2013, 07:29:34 pm
congrats Rod and the boys  :singing:

they must have been judging hard
Q is the only car I have seen, and actually helped with and the thing is incredible, the detail that is on it would blow anyone away.
so with that being said Rod you and your boys have done a great job too to score a silver

congrats to everyone who entered concourse
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 09:46:49 pm
Congrats on the awards and well done to all, safe trip home.
Ray

Hi ray, Thanks mate - much appreciated.


And here I was thinking you were quoting the title of a favorite Pink Floyd number :lmao:  :lmao:
I know mate and thanks for the vote      However                I still wish I was there and not here.  :smile01:
The offer I made before you went still stands.

Get the cars home and I will sort them out then

Jack


Hi Jack - No worries. :thumb:


:thumb: congratulations Rocket you must feel very proud of your team I have followed your builds since joining the forum I dont say lots but take in alot, it must make it much more enjoyable heading into work knowing the quality of your staff .
cheers shane.
ps the resource limit is at the forum end

Hi Shane, Yes... I am very proud of the boys and the work they all do, and yes - it is a pleasure heading off to work each day.

So glad you keep track of this Thread - I worry that I am just an old fart rambling on sometimes :grin: :bolt:

Thanks. 


congrats Rod and the boys  :singing:

they must have been judging hard
Q is the only car I have seen, and actually helped with and the thing is incredible, the detail that is on it would blow anyone away.
so with that being said Rod you and your boys have done a great job too to score a silver

congrats to everyone who entered concourse


Hi jusTANG, You are correct. Many have suggested the Judging was very strict this year. No problems with that, it means that when we receive the score sheets we can analyze them and see what it will take to go one better next year :smile01:

Totally agree with you about Q too. It is a sensational car. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on April 01, 2013, 10:59:03 pm
I am just an old fart rambling on ...
yeh but still a good thread anyway... :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 01, 2013, 11:43:47 pm
yeh but still a good thread anyway... :lmao: :lmao:

ahhhh..... Thanks Pete...... I think...... :grin: :grin: :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: TimR67 on April 02, 2013, 08:27:02 am
Well done on the awards guys, have a safe trip home
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2013, 08:33:24 am
Hi Tim, Thanks mate.

The SA crew are packing their vehicles ready for departure in a couple of minutes. Three day drive for them, but a much longer drive for a couple of cars from McKay in Queensland who are travelling with the SA crew as far Port Augusta. :burnout: :burnout:

The girls and I are taking the easy way - headed for the airport in a few minutes. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 02, 2013, 12:16:50 pm
Congratulations on the awards guys.  :thumb:
Should help the blue Mach sell. Best of luck on the trip home.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: caretaker65 on April 02, 2013, 03:36:34 pm
Hi Rod,

Congratulations to you & your guy's for picking up those awards.. Also can't forget the WA guy's for all there awards as well.

Excellent to hear when a complete stranger with same passion for their classic will go out of there way to assist someone else in need.. " Hooken up a Brother " still lives on !!

Have a safe drive home guy's & we will chat soon..

Thank you also for the coverage & pics taken for all to see..  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 02, 2013, 04:51:56 pm


Congratulations on the awards guys.  :thumb:
Should help the blue Mach sell. Best of luck on the trip home.

Hi MachAttack, Thanks. The girls and i are back home after an easy flight.

Have not spoken with the boys yet, hopefully they are making good time to their first stop at Balladonia tonight.

Several people have expressed interest in purchasing the Blue Mach 1 while we were in Perth. Will know more in a couple of weeks.


Hi Rod,

Congratulations to you & your guy's for picking up those awards.. Also can't forget the WA guy's for all there awards as well.

Excellent to hear when a complete stranger with same passion for their classic will go out of there way to assist someone else in need.. " Hooken up a Brother " still lives on !!

Have a safe drive home guy's & we will chat soon..

Thank you also for the coverage & pics taken for all to see..  :thumb:

Hi Geoff, Thanks. After all the problems we had, it was an absolute relief to us to return with the 3 Silver awards.

We were blown away with the assistance we received in Perth, from Denton and also the guys in the car park when fitting the distributors did not go smoothly. I do not know all of their names but some were Steve Kidd, Sean McDonough, Vic from Queensland, Kym Turner and others - sorry i do not know all the names yet. So yes indeed - Hooken up a brother is indeed alive and well.

Those WA cars that took out awards were all stunners, as were the many WA cars on display.. I am hoping that a list of the award winners is posted so that we can put names to the cars. Pity we do not see them in the Eastern States.


To the WA Organisers of the Nationals - Congratulations - You put on a superb show. We all had a fantastic time! :thumb:

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on April 02, 2013, 06:12:54 pm
Congrats Rod, & thanks for taking us along for the journey .. :thumb: :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 69candy on April 02, 2013, 07:58:26 pm
Well done on the awards!!! And well done to the locals for helping you guy's out as well, Top effort. Have a safe trip hm.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on April 02, 2013, 08:28:12 pm
Congratulation's to the Crow eater crew, 1 on taking home the silverware, 2 on overcoming every road block thrown at you and now that the presures off, here's hoping that you blokes enjoy a trouble free cruise home and let your acheivement really sink in.... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2013, 08:18:15 am
Congrats Rod, & thanks for taking us along for the journey .. :thumb: :cheers:

Hi Angelo, Thanks.

Slowly working out this new photobucket. Would have liked to post more photos.

Perth is such a big, modern and clean place. Had not been there for about 15 years and found it is just getting bigger.


Well done on the awards!!! And well done to the locals for helping you guy's out as well, Top effort. Have a safe trip hm.

Hi Adrien, Thanks. We found the people in Perth to be very friendly and helpful.


Congratulation's to the Crow eater crew, 1 on taking home the silverware, 2 on overcoming every road block thrown at you and now that the presures off, here's hoping that you blokes enjoy a trouble free cruise home and let your acheivement really sink in.... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Thanks Pete. We are stoked about the awards.

It was frustrating at times with the problems we had, but the important thing for us was they were running well at the Judging, and the assistance we had was fantastic.

We have also been very happy with the towing performance of the 2 Nissan Patrols. Brad tweaked the turbo boost on the Blue Patrol and had no problems overtaking trucks. They are also very comfortable.

It appears our electrical gremlins may still be with the convoy on the trip home. Have just heard on the grapevine that the Blue Mach 1 is going very well on the trip. SAY WHAT! Yep - The Blue Mach 1. :leaving: :bolt:

Hmm...... It was on the car trailer when the convoy left Perth. Will know more later. Details are sketchy at the moment.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 03, 2013, 11:33:08 am
Finally managed to get through to Jeremy.

They are at Caiguna which is 350 klm from the SA Border.

The background noise told me they are all in very good spirits, having stopped for breakfast.

About 150klm from Perth, Tony`s engine developed a rather loud ticking noise. Sounds like a crook lifter or tappet. Rather than risk damage to the engine they decided to get the Blue Mach1 off the trailer and load Tony`s Boss.  So Tony and Trish are now driving the Blue Mach 1.

All vehicles in the convoy are running well. After today`s 980 klm drive they will stay at Ceduna tonight and should arrive back in Adelaide mid afternoon tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 04, 2013, 12:39:00 pm
Just heard from Fiona.

At midday, the convoy has already driven through Port Augusta so they are making very good time. Expect they will arrive in Adelaide around 3-3.30. :burnout:

They are happy to be near the end of another very long cruise. The boys will take tomorrow off and have a relaxing weekend then back into it on Monday.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on April 04, 2013, 01:31:24 pm
Well done on the awards gents....  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 04, 2013, 01:44:35 pm
be good to know they are all back safely
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 04, 2013, 02:09:24 pm
Hope the last leg home is a safe one
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on April 04, 2013, 02:35:12 pm
Rod, I hope you have the ticker tape parade organised for the returning pilgrims.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 04, 2013, 05:12:41 pm
Most of them are back safe and sound.

Ron diverted over to Whyalla to go visit his mum.

They were all extremely tired after such a long drive.

More later - have to lock up here and go home.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 05, 2013, 02:54:12 am
Mission accomplished !
 :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 05, 2013, 06:14:56 pm
Mission accomplished !
 :thumb:

Sure was Michael. :thumb:

Ron arrived home at lunchtime a very happy, but tired man. He did not mess around. Took his car straight back to the Auto Electrician who was supposed to have made sure all the electrics were good to go just before they left for Perth. They were not all good as it turned out. Ron said something along the lines of - i paid him to make sure it was all good so now he can effin well fix it. :smile01:

The WA electrical gremlins are still active. Ron received a phone call from Bruce - who had remained in WA for a holiday. Bruce`s car had broken down at a place called Pemberton - electrical issues - and he was waiting for the RAC to come and see what was wrong. Bruce drives an extremely nice 71 or so coupe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01673.jpg)

Hope it is sorted easily for you Bruce.

Met some excellent people in Perth, in particular Denton who saved our bacon with Ron`s car by getting it going well enough for him to drive to the Judging. Also some SA members who did themselves and the club proud. Steve Kidd hopped in more than a few times to help get cars running. Thanks Steve. :thumb:
Steve and Brad making modifications to a Distributor -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01601.jpg)

Brett and Angie did not think twice in unloading their exceptional thoroughbred 70 Boss from their enclosed car trailer and loading the Red Mach 1 when it broke down on the way home from Judging  so that we could get it back to the resort. When Ron was helping to get another car going, Brett and Angie cleaned and washed Ron`s car in preparation for the Judging.
Then at Ceduna on the way home Jeremy fell on his dicky knee and really hurt it badly. Brett and Angie were there once again to pack it in ice and make sure he was ok. They sent text messages quite a few times after that to make sure Jeremy was ok driving. You guys are Pure Gold! :bow:
Brett and Angies 70 Boss
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01709.jpg)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: red066 on April 05, 2013, 07:59:48 pm
ITs like the end of a series ? :cry:
when does the next season start? :smilies:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 05, 2013, 08:26:12 pm
ITs like the end of a series ? :cry:
when does the next season start? :smilies:

Aha... Back to days of our drearies eh :grin:

Actually started a week or so ago. Blutey the panel man has been busy working on our 68 Vert. The body was painted for the 2010 Nationals in Adelaide, but the engine bay and undercarriage still required work. It had an awful thick undercoating underneath, so Blutey has been busy stripping that off to see what is underneath. Thankfully clean metal mostly, but he had to replace the aprons in the engine bay

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/DSC03375-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/DSC03377-1.jpg)

While Blutey and Luke work on the Vert next week, Ron and Brad will get stuck into putting our 67 Vintage Burgundy Coupe back together. Another one that was painted 3 years ago - but we have not had the time to reassemble the car - Although Jeremy and his son Sam have been working on the car at home in their spare time. Problem is spare time for Jeremy is very rare.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03248-1.jpg)

There are also some customers cars booked in as well as another 4 or so of our own cars requiring full restorations- so no shortage of work to go on with. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66nag on April 05, 2013, 09:04:56 pm
Fabulous day!
Just thought I'd share a few pics I took with my phone before the battery died....

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_0953061.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_095321-1.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_092441.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_092313.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091205.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_092249.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_092236.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_092053.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091953.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091739.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091724.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091413.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091329.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091305.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091249.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_0953061.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/66nag1/20130331_091435.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 05, 2013, 09:18:12 pm
Hi 66Nag, Fabulous day - absolutely.

Thanks for posting. Great selection of cars! Your Vert looks fantastic. :thumb:
If you (or anybody else ) have more photos - please post them.

Rocket
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66nag on April 05, 2013, 09:47:52 pm
A pleasure, Rocket!
I really wished I had got to actually meet all the fabulous people involved, and put a face to their names,cars, and avatars!!!
(Note to self for Next Time!)
Thankyou for making the effort to come to WA....it's people like you that made it a super day for me!
It's just the kick up the **** that I need to get more involved....!
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 06, 2013, 03:18:07 pm
A pleasure, Rocket!
I really wished I had got to actually meet all the fabulous people involved, and put a face to their names,cars, and avatars!!!
(Note to self for Next Time!)
Thankyou for making the effort to come to WA....it's people like you that made it a super day for me!
It's just the kick up the **** that I need to get more involved....!
 :cheers:

No worries mate - Thanks for having us.

I was fortunate enough to read your list of suggestions for the event. Agree with most of them, in particular your suggestion of more signage in front of the cars explaining what they are, owners, etc. This was a nice touch that was provided by the NSW organisers at Newcastle last year -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/058-1.jpg)

Hope you do indeed get more involved. See you in 5 years.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: tim_morrison82 on April 06, 2013, 03:25:07 pm
I was planning to make a big board for my project, but i was flat out moving the car around and organising the event. I promise i will be more prepared next time! I did put my marti report on display though, and linked my build thread to a barcode you can scan with your smartphone for those wanting more info...
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 06, 2013, 03:28:17 pm
Tim, That was an excellent display of your Mustang and also the Blue Vert next to it.

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk around and explanation you gave Michelle and i when we came over to have a look. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 06, 2013, 04:41:25 pm
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03248-1.jpg)

Good to see the Burgundy coupe is gonna get some loving !
This car inspired me at the start of my project, due to its similar probs
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 06, 2013, 10:36:52 pm
chopmgw wrote  -Good to see the Burgundy coupe is gonna get some loving !
This car inspired me at the start of my project, due to its similar probs.

Yes Michael - the old "rusted out roof skin due to a cracked vinyl roof" problem.

I am very fond of this coupe myself. We imported it from California about 5 years ago. It was owned by a doctor from North Hollywood since new and passed down to their daughter at some stage. Car came with lots of documentation. Really like the Vintage Burgundy colour and all the options on the car.

It is much further advanced than the photo shows. Headliner, front and rear screens have been fitted and i am pretty sure Jeremy has already fitted the door glass. So should be easy to finish off .

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on April 07, 2013, 12:15:57 am
This car inspired me at the start of my project, due to its similar probs

Not being around when chopmgw undertook his project and being a lover of '68 coupes I went back and read Michael's build thread. Great read and very inspirational. A really great job and a sensational outcome. Congratulations.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 09, 2013, 10:39:27 am
68 Coupe, I agree. :smile01: Having seen Michael`s car up close i can advise he did a superb restoration on his 68. :thumb:

Ron has heard back from the Auto Electrician. Seems his problem is in the wiring loom. Somebody had butchered part of the loom in the past and just twisted wires together then taped them up. Buggers! :kickass: We have to take an old loom to the Auto electrician so that he can unwind it to find a particular wire that he needs, so not just a matter of joining up what is there already.

The boys in the factory are hard at it with the 68 Vert. Blutey had already spent over a week on the undercarriage just getting rid of the thick undercoating. He replaced the 2 aprons closest to the firewall. Next he found the rear floor pans had been replaced and just welded from above - not good enough for our rego dept, so he has welded them from underneath.
Luke is busy removing the undercoating from the back area, and Brad is cleaning up the diff and other components. Some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01843.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01844.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01845.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01846.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01847.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01848.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01851.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01861-1.jpg)

After i took the above photos yesterday, they decided to make it easier to work on the car by putting it on the rotisserie. More progress pics later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 09, 2013, 12:44:48 pm
Excellent, a new build to follow
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 09, 2013, 01:10:04 pm
Hi Mark, This Vert has already been painted so it is like doing a resto in reverse :grin:

Some more photos -

Brad cleaning up the diff ready for painting -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/012-2.jpg)

Blutey has finished welding the floor pans -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/010-2.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/009-1.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/007-2.jpg)

Luke has cleaned up the wheel wells -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/005-2.jpg)

Blutey doing a bit of panel beating to the lower firewall -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/004-1.jpg)

A couple of general shots -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/001.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Verts%20on%20way%20home/002.jpg)

Luke says he will have the undercarriage and engine bay ready for paint tomorrow.

Watch out for a new Thread soon. Jeremy wants to start a full restoration of a 73 Q code Mach1. He hopes to enter it in concourse in next years Nationals at Geelong.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 10, 2013, 03:53:45 pm
Vert looking better now

Gone from this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-10/DSC01932.jpg)

To this -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-10/DSC01933.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-10/DSC01934.jpg)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-10/DSC01938.jpg)

The above photos were taken after Luke had sprayed 3 coats of Epoxy ( Etch Primer ) over the undercarriage and engine bay. It needs to dry before he gives it a coat of Primer/Surfacer followed by a few coats of Matt Black.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Michael2009 on April 12, 2013, 11:10:18 pm
what is best to paint in acrylic or two pac?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2013, 11:47:45 pm
Hi Michael2009, It is considered that 2 pak - Clear over Basecoat will give the best finish, however there are a few things to consider before choosing.

Breathing the fumes of 2 Pak paints is an absolute no no as it can cause very bad health issues with your lungs. Therefore, if you have access to a spray booth, good quality respirator and wear full coveralls 2 Pak is the way to go.

But if you are doing this in a home garage then i would use Acrylic Lacquer. You still need to use a good respirator, but it is a lot safer. I have painted many cars at home over the years using Acrylic Lacquer. I always used clear coat for the last couple of coats and always cut and buffed the car to an excellent gloss afterwards.

Here is a Link to an excellent Forum which is all about paint and panel work -

http://www.autobody101.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=f5de5720e1d096489c56246f8c1be79a (http://www.autobody101.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=f5de5720e1d096489c56246f8c1be79a)
 
Hope this helps.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2013, 11:30:35 am
Luke has sprayed the Primer Surfacer to the bottom of the Vert, rubbed it back and is now applying Seam Sealer prior to spraying the Matt Black -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01960.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC01960.jpg.html)

Our electrical gremlins are now all sorted. Ron picked up his 71 Mach 1 from the auto electrician on Thursday. Problem was the engine feed wiring loom had been played with at some stage, the resistor wire from the ignition switch to the coil had been cut and then the wires just joined by twisting them together. This resulted in a poor contact which prevented the coil from getting 12 volts at start and then dropping back to the correct voltage -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01951.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC01951.jpg.html)

The gremlins in the Red Mach 1 were also perplexing. Changed the carby - made no difference. The Distributor that was fitted in Perth already had new points and condensor fitted, but after much head scratching it was decided to change them anyway. Bingo - problem solved. Even brand new components can be crook. The car is now running sweet again, ready to be used for a wedding on Sunday. -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01698.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01698.jpg.html)

Next post - a couple of very nice Mach 1`s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on April 13, 2013, 01:48:56 pm
NEW = Never Ever Worked
Title: Re: Time for an update - 2 more Mach 1`s just arrived in SA
Post by: rocket on April 14, 2013, 01:53:14 pm
NEW = Never Ever Worked

Hi Scedd, They did work - for about 15 minutes of driving time :ouch:
We will now buy points, condensors and rotor buttons in lots of 3 - just in case.

2 more Mach 1`s arrived in SA last week 

This one was a Victorian car - Geelong i think - Very nice yellow paint job. We prepared a quote for the owner - John - to get the car ready for the Regency Park Rego Inspectors. Not a lot wrong with it. A slightly leaking petrol tank, remove the track rods, some worn shockers, couple of suspension bushes and just a few minor holes in the floorpans to be fixed -

  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01946.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01946.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01947.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01947.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01948.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01948.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01950.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01950.jpg.html)

The next one is fresh from the USA. Sourced by Shermatt for the new owner (also) John, who drove it from the docks straight to our workshop. We have the task of preparing this one too for inspection at Regency Park. Owner is thrilled to bits with it so far, although he said it was blowing a bit of smoke out the exhaust on the way to the workshop. Hmmm... Don`t know if the movement of the ship could have splashed oil around the engine - have not heard of that before?

It was straight up onto the hoist to check it out properly. Another good one. Found the brakes need a bit of work, but nothing major required -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01957.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01957.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01959.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01959.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01953.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01953.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01952.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01952.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01954.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC01954.jpg.html)

Will be great seeing these 2 superb Mach 1`s out cruising.

Sorry the photos show both cars up on the hoist. Will get some good shots of each car when they are on the ground.

Matt, Jeremy said to write that you did great. Car is a ball tearer.

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 15, 2013, 12:01:13 am
Great looking cars
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on April 16, 2013, 04:28:57 pm
Seeing as its now nearly 4 months past Christmas, i figured i should use my fancy polisher from Rocket.
I washed the princess's Commodore and decided to polish it.
After 36 pages of advice and instructions in this thread, i decided to ignore the lot as it seemed too hard.
So i applied the Menzerna 4500 to the whole car by hand (in the garage) then fired up the polisher with a black pad on full speed and buffed the whole car.
The car needed a run, so i took it to Tara and Dalby yesterday.
I spotted a Valiant Drifter ute and a panelvan and was having a look, when i noticed how shiny she was (even though you can see how cloudy it is in the reflection) and took this pic.
Imagine the result if i did it properly :lmao:
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5131/img1075ci.jpg)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 16, 2013, 06:31:46 pm
Welll......Scedd... What can i say?


Other than  - Excellent job mate :thumb: The Princess should be very happy with you and her car. That is a very nice shine!

Just maybe you have found a whole new method. Think of all the stop/starts you would have needed to do if you did it my way. Takes me about 5 hours for each polishing stage, but using your method probably only 2 hours. :grin:

Well done.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: scedd1 on April 17, 2013, 05:50:36 am
Dont give me too much credit rocket. :thumb:
My reasoning was that the Holden robots have already done a great paintjob and it just needed a polish.
This thing has sat in the garage for 16 months and only comes out about 1 day per month maximum, so the paint was perfect, but just needed its shine back.
It actually took about 4 hours in total and i was really impressed with the polisher and the result.
The Hilux and the Mustang will still be done your way, theres no escaping that fact for them.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 17, 2013, 08:33:18 am
Scedd, It worked well for the job you required.

The Menzerna 4500 is a finishing polish, so good choice just to give the paint a freshen up. :thumb:

I finally managed to get a few shots of the 2 Mach 1`s. They were used in a wedding last Sunday at Mc Laren Vale which is way over the other side of town. This was the first long drive the Red Mach 1 has had. Monique drove the Red one and was more than happy with how the car drove. Here are some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC02000.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC02000.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01992.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01992.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01996.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01996.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01994.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-04-15/DSC01994.jpg.html)

I don`t know whether you can tell from the above photos, the Blue Mach1 is still sporting the Menzerna polish job with just a wax over it, but the Red Mach 1 had a couple of minor paint touch ups just before we left for Perth. Luke and BradB then gave it a buff with 3M compound, but there was no time to give it a Menzerna polish. Can you see the difference. I can!!
Give me the Menzerna look anyday. Time for me to get busy!

Rocket. 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: unilec5544 on April 17, 2013, 10:51:23 pm
Both cars look awesome Rocket, one thing I noticed is the gap between the body and the rear bumper on the right side of the blue Mach 1 seems a lot bigger than the red one, this seems to be an issue with a lot of mustangs that I have seen.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 17, 2013, 11:17:03 pm
Hi Unilec5544, You had me wondering whether it is an issue so i went through the photobucket album looking for the photos from Shermatt that he took when purchasing the Blue Mach 1 for us . Here they are -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/GetAttachmentCA4H3QNB.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/GetAttachmentCA4H3QNB.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/GetAttachmentCAJOELHZ.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/GetAttachmentCAJOELHZ.jpg.html)

The gaps were the same before. I don`t consider it a problem as i think it could easily be adjusted if we were concerned about it.

But thanks, yes.... We agree they are both awesome.

There was a MOCA SA meeting tonight where the awards from the Nationals were being handed out, together with the judging sheets. Hope they bring the three Silver awards in tomorrow so that i can get some nice photos.


Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2013, 06:29:00 pm
We had a very busy week so not much time for photos, however i did manage to take a few yesterday.

The 68 Vert has had the engine bay and undercarriage painted. Upon closer inspection of the body afterwards it was decided to go all out and repaint the body as well. Here it is having had several repairs completed, sanded and then the car was sprayed with Primer and guide coat -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02045.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02045.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02047.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02047.jpg.html)

Jeremy started to clean up the undercarriage of the Yellow Mach 1. After using a wire wheel on the suspect right front floor pan, the few rust holes turned into swiss cheese so will require replacing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02056.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02056.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02060.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02060.jpg.html)

Jeremy received the trophies and judging sheets for the Red and Blue Mach 1`s - Sorry, not a great photo, but here they are -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02037.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02037.jpg.html)

I have the judging sheets here and having a good look through them. I will make a post later about how points are awarded and our thoughts about it all.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 20, 2013, 06:37:02 pm
Nice collection of trophies
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2013, 08:06:48 pm
Nice collection of trophies

Thanks Mark.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jusTANG on April 20, 2013, 08:27:49 pm
Good job Rocket,
you and the boy's were topic of conversation the other night at a meet up of all makes and models.

Your boy's blew some of the eastern staters away when they removed a fresh concourse car of its trailer to help a fellow mustang owner out on the trip over west.
And then I think Monique? being under the cars detailing them made many an owner jealous  :smile01:
Title: Re: Time for an update - Concours Judging Results - Blue Mach 1
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2013, 08:43:53 pm
For those who are not familiar with Concours Judging this is how it basically works -

A total of 1,000 points can be awarded when a car is judged. Points are allocated in 6 basic categories. If a car achieves a total of 700-799 points it is awarded Bronze, 800-899 achieves Silver, 900-1,000 achieves the much covetted Gold award.

Each judging category consists of different sections of the car with points awarded 50/50 for condition and originality.

The last 2 years our Red and Blue Mach 1`s have achieved Silver awards which we are absolutely thrilled with.

To explain better, the Blue Mach 1 this year was awarded a total of 824 points out of 1,000, which leaves us 76 points short of Gold. Do we try for Gold next year? Maybe. The Blue Mach 1 is being put up for sale by Jeremy. If he is offered 65k for the car, then that would be up to the new owner. In the meantime we will begin to further improve the car with that covetted Gold firmly in our sights.

Here are the points that were awarded in each category.

Body and Paint - 170 points available - achieved 164... Very happy with that!
Body Originality - 100points available - achieved 100 ... Going well.
Engine/Engine Bay - 265 points available - achieved 214....Not as good - wrong carby cost dearly.
Interior - 195 points available - achieved 179....Meh, that is ok. Bit of tidying up around dash required.
Underbody - 170 points available - achieved 95... ouch! Thought that was the strong point of the car. Bugger!
Boot/Wheels & Tyres - 100 points available - achieved 72... Need to put a set of original 14"twelve slotters on the car - not15" Magnum 500s!

So i think we can quite easily pick up those 76 points with a bit of attention to detail. Underbody faults included things like wrong shockers, incorrect springs, wrong paint colour on suspension components and fuel tank, dirty in parts ( hard to clean it properly after driving 2,000 klms ), wrong clamps etc. We paint clear over the suspension parts after painting them which is a no, no for concours cars.

We do not want to have trailer queens that we are too scared to drive, but i believe with careful use and all correct components being fitted over the next few months, we can hopefully go close next year.

It was said that the judging was quite strict this year. No problem with that, in fact there is nothing on the judging sheets that we can disagree with. We just need to lift our game a bit if we are to try and win those Gold awards. Time to hit that Concours Forum and learn some more about it. :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on April 20, 2013, 08:47:34 pm
Wow, after breaking it down like that Rocket, you guys did very well. Very impressive  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2013, 08:58:41 pm
Good job Rocket,
you and the boy's were topic of conversation the other night at a meet up of all makes and models.

Your boy's blew some of the eastern staters away when they removed a fresh concourse car of its trailer to help a fellow mustang owner out on the trip over west.
And then I think Monique? being under the cars detailing them made many an owner jealous  :smile01:

Hi jusTang, Jeremy and Brad made the call to unload the Blue Mach1 off the trailer so that the convoy could keep moving. We would never leave a fellow Mustanger stranded in the middle of nowhere. Fact is a breakdown could happen to any of us at any time, so best to help each other out. :thumb:

Monique and Fiona both spent time under the cars at Newcastle and Perth cleaning the undercarriages. They are both worth their weight in Gold. Here is a photo of them having come up for a breather from under the cars at Bathurst on the way to Newcastle last year -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/040-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/040-1.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Concours Judging Results - Blue Mach 1
Post by: jusTANG on April 20, 2013, 09:05:58 pm
Need to put a set of original 14"twelve slotters on the car - not15" Magnum 500s!


mmm..... that sounds familiar  :therethere:

good job but, just need to decide how to achieve say 100 more points  and leave the rest as you like itand  :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: jusTANG on April 20, 2013, 09:08:12 pm
yeah that's it. Story goes she could and did slide under the car while it was sitting on the road on all four tyres  :bow:

BTW, have not forgot about polish thread still locked out of photobucket  :toetapping:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 20, 2013, 09:19:30 pm
Wow, after breaking it down like that Rocket, you guys did very well. Very impressive  :thumb: :thumb:

Hi Ash, Thanks mate, I guess body and paint is our specialty, just need to lift our game as far as original components underneath are concerned.



mmm..... that sounds familiar  :therethere:

good job but, just need to decide how to achieve say 100 more points  and leave the rest as you like itand  :burnout:

 :grin: Yes... I saw the same thing mentioned about Foresight`s car. Those Magnum Wheels just look so bloody good on the Mach 1`s

I have heard it said that sometimes you should leave some things and just concentrate on areas where you can pick up the most points. Oh... Burnouts are strictly forbidden in the Mach 1`s :smash:

yeah that's it. Story goes she could and did slide under the car while it was sitting on the road on all four tyres  :bow:

BTW, have not forgot about polish thread still locked out of photobucket  :toetapping:


Yes i am still peeved about photofarket myself. Takes ages now to load up photos unless you have their app running all the time which also means it loads up every bloody photo. No thanks. Must be something better out there somewhere.... I just cannot find it yet.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 20, 2013, 09:30:36 pm
Thanks for that info Rod, that is very interesting and helps me understand the process.

On a side note I will probably be after a set of 15" Magnum 500s for the Boss to swap for the Magnums with the polyglas when taking it on local drives just in case you will be looking at parting with them.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 21, 2013, 08:00:39 am
Thanks for that info Rod, that is very interesting and helps me understand the process.

On a side note I will probably be after a set of 15" Magnum 500s for the Boss to swap for the Magnums with the polyglas when taking it on local drives just in case you will be looking at parting with them.

No worries Mark, sounds like you are going to enter the Boss in Concours? If so, i am happy to make you a copy of the judging results so that you can have a really good understanding of what is required.

Not much chance of Jeremy parting with his precious Magnum 500 Wheels :grin:.  Jack made a very kind offer before the Nationals of letting us borrow the wheels from his original 69  for the event, but Jeremy said thanks but no thanks. He was horrified at the thought of taking those Magnum 500s off the Blue Mach 1.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/0752.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustang%20Nationals%20-%20SA%20Contingent%20to%20Newcastle/0752.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 21, 2013, 04:18:56 pm
Oh well, it was worth asking
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 23, 2013, 08:25:45 pm
Hey Rod
Got to go to Adelaide Friday so may call in on the way if you are going to be there. Also could you please make a copy of the results for me also while you are about it.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 23, 2013, 09:04:18 pm
Hi Jack, Hope you are enjoying your temporary freedom.  :hi:
Sounds like Briar is having a ball in Africa. :thumb:

I will make you a copy of the Nationals results tomorrow and leave them on my desk with your name on them, but i will not be there - so just grab them. Michelle and i are headed down the South East to do some more work on the bathroom.

But do call in on friday - the boys will be happy to see you.

It has been a busy week. Ron and Brad pulled the 390 engine out of the Acapulco Blue Mach, stripped it then sent it out for machining. Turned out the rings were shot. Blutey and Brad are working on the undercarriage of the yellow Mach. Luke is spraying the top coats on the 68 Vert in the morning. They are painting it a slightly lighter red, similar to Monza Red.

Will try to get some photos in the morning.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Vert is Red.... Again
Post by: rocket on April 24, 2013, 10:41:31 pm
Luke painted the 68 Vert today -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02071.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02071.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02073.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02073.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02069.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02069.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02070.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02070.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02068.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02068.jpg.html)

The undercarriage and engine bay have already been painted, next week he will paint the boot lid, bonnet, guards and all the little hang on bits, then reassembly can begin.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Dirty work sometimes
Post by: rocket on April 24, 2013, 11:40:01 pm
Work continues to the undercarriage of the Yellow Mach 1.

The diff, springs and tailshaft were removed to tidy them up and make it easier to clean the undercarriage -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02061.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02061.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02064.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02064.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02076.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02076.jpg.html)

Brad is fitting new front uni joints -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02074.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02074.jpg.html)

While Blutey is repairing the front floor pan. Here he is using a special magnet to hold a patch in place while he welds it with the mig -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02083.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02083.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02081.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02081.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02077.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02077.jpg.html)

Guess he does not feel the need to wear gloves! Ouch!  :grin: :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 29, 2013, 04:42:12 pm
We had a nice treat this morning. Kym called in to show us an F-100 Pickup -1950 model. Check it out -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/090.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/090.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/100-2.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/100-2.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/098-2.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/098-2.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/097-2.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/097-2.jpg.html)

What about the wheels, they are massively wide -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/084-2.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/084-2.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/101-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/101-1.jpg.html)

Nice big V8 as well -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/104.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/104.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/105.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/105.jpg.html)

Luke painted the undercarriage of the Yellow mach 1 today, looks a lot cleaner now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/109.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/109.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/108.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/108.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/110.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/110.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/115.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/115.jpg.html)

The owner has deided to have inside the boot area painted so Luke is getting stuck into that now.

On the grapevine.... I hear there is a very nice late model Stang coming to live in SA next week. Hope Kym brings it around after he picks it up next week so i can get some photos :burnout: :bolt:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 29, 2013, 05:19:16 pm
Kym has waaaaay too many toys.  :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 29, 2013, 08:29:48 pm
That truck is just brilliant
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: P8TRIOT on April 29, 2013, 08:35:51 pm
Love the F100, thats just bad ass.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on April 29, 2013, 09:13:40 pm
F1 rock's makes me want to drag mine in from the paddock..... :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 05, 2013, 04:25:42 pm
F1 rock's makes me want to drag mine in from the paddock..... :thumb:

Hi Pinto Pete, What have you got? Paddock Basher or Fixer Upper?


The boys have been busy this last week. The Diff and Leaf Springs  from the Yellow Mach 1 were painted, then Brad reinstalled them along with a new pair of Shock Absorbers after we sourced some new U Bolts and mounting Plates -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02122.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02122.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02123.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02123.jpg.html)

Here are Brad and Jeremy discussing the finer points -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02124.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02124.jpg.html)

Meanwhile Ron, Brad and Blutey refitted the suspension ,brakes, steering and began reassembly in the engine bay on the 68 Vert while Luke gave it a wetrub ready for buffing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02121.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02121.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02128.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02128.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02127.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02127.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02129.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02129.jpg.html)

The rear of the Yellow Mach 1 is just about finished, then we will take it off the hoist and remove the engine and transmission for some repairs and clean up the engine bay at the same time.

Still waiting for the 390 engine block of the Acapulco Blue Mach 1 to come back from being machined, then Ron can get stuck into the rebuild. It is a bit like musical cars at the moment, going from car to car all the time, but will all come together soon.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on May 06, 2013, 10:59:55 pm
had an F1 cab chassis which I sold Rocket, have a truck out in the paddock not sure if it's a F3 or 4 but definitely a fixer upper......
Title: Re: Time for an update - What would you do with this 428 Block?
Post by: rocket on May 07, 2013, 12:35:22 pm
What are you waiting for Pinto Pete? Hook in - those pickups are cool.

Ron and Brad took the 428 engine out of the yellow Mach 1 yesterday.

Last week when Ron loosened off the sump plug to do an oil change, we were mystified when about a litre of --clean water ( coolant ) drained out of the sump, followed by the oil. EDIT - It was coolant that came out of the sump - not clear water.

Today he took the valley cover and heads off the engine - this is what he found -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/001-12.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/001-12.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/004-11.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/004-11.jpg.html)

Also a couple of rusty pushrods -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/008-11.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/008-11.jpg.html)

The bores themselves look pretty good -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/009-10.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/009-10.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/010-13.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/010-13.jpg.html)

Ron spoke with the chap from the machine shop who suggested the block is stuffed so throw it away. He explained that an old timer welder would possibly have the skills to weld the cracks properly, but none of those blokes are around nowadays.

Jack is also of the opinion the block is stuffed due to the complexities of getting the block hot enough to create a good weld.

I think they are both correct. The owner of the car is calling in shortly to see the bad news for himself. Might be a good idea to fit a crate engine and have done with it, although this is an expense i am sure he was not expecting. Bugger!

The engine bay on the car is not too bad. Just need to repair the towers where a gas axe was used to blow holes for a grease gun -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/015-8.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/015-8.jpg.html)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/013-8.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/013-8.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/014-11.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/014-11.jpg.html)

Followed by a clean and paint.

Here is photo of the car -
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/017-9.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/017-9.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on May 07, 2013, 12:43:24 pm
Where's the clean water from the sump coming from, Rocket? Looks like it had pretty green coolant in it Was this a shaker car?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on May 07, 2013, 01:02:42 pm
I'll get to it Rocket but the list is long and ever increasing..... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on May 07, 2013, 01:05:14 pm
I think you meant this... :grin:

I'll get to it Rocket but the wife's list is long and ever increasing..... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on May 07, 2013, 01:12:14 pm
I think you meant this... :grin:
hmm, nail on the head you did hit yes..... :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 07, 2013, 01:26:58 pm
I think you meant this... :grin:


Yes guys... You are correct, but that list will never get any shorter. As you get one job completed another two will be added. Best to lower their expectations by going to the pub everyday
 :cheers: :cheers: :grin: :grin: :bolt:

By the way Ash, The water that drained out of the sump was actually coolant ( just had a look at the pictures Jeremy took on his phone at the time ). Where the welding was done on the block coolant was definitely leaking.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on May 07, 2013, 04:48:34 pm
Just some info for the interested.  How to identify a 428 CJ block go to this address ( the CobraJet registry site ) http://www.428cobrajet.org/id-block (http://www.428cobrajet.org/id-block)


Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on May 07, 2013, 05:07:07 pm

By the way Ash, The water that drained out of the sump was actually coolant ( just had a look at the pictures Jeremy took on his phone at the time ). Where the welding was done on the block coolant was definitely leaking.

Rocket.

Ah, ok. Thanks for that. I thought you meant clear tap/rain water and was curious how that got in there too.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 07, 2013, 06:38:24 pm
Thanks guys, Jack i will check out that site.

John - The owner of the yellow Mach 1 called in to have a look at his cactus engine. Here he is with Jeremy -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02198.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02198.jpg.html)

Think i would be scratching my head too! :grin: John said he was not really surprised. He knew there was something wrong in there so we just confirmed his fears.

Jeremy spoke with Jiffy this arvo and is now equipped with the knowledge that another engine is going to be more than a little bit more expensive than a windsor 302/351. Ouch!! :thud:

We had another treat today The Pres - Kym T called in with his newly acquired Mustang. The car quickly drew a crowd over to check it out. It is absolutely superb.
Here is a teaser pic -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02162.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02162.jpg.html)

I have been fighting with Photofarket all afternoon trying to upload the photos of the car, but lost the fight temporarily. It seems they were doing maintenance. Give me an hour or so and i will be back with plenty of Photos.

Congratulations on a great buy Kym.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update Kym T`s 2008 Mustang GT Premium
Post by: rocket on May 07, 2013, 08:50:47 pm
Kym has just driven his new car from Melbourne to Adelaide and is thrilled to bits with the car.

It is a 2008 Mustang GT Premium with a 4.6 Litre V8 and 5 speed manual gearbox. It drew quite a crowd when he pulled up. Here are some photos -



(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02193.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02193.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02185.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02185.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02188.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02188.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02159.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02159.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02184.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02184.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02183.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02183.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02190.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02190.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02180.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02180.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02171.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02171.jpg.html)

More photos at this Link - http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/slideshow/ (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/slideshow/)

Kym bought the car from Craig Dean at Mustang Motorsport. Story goes that Craig imported some hand picked late model Mustangs from the USA, converted them to right hand drive then put them up for sale, the idea being that they could be offered for sale at much lower prices than the new Mustangs which Mustang Motorsport sell. Great idea in my opinion. There must be a whole lot more potential late model Mustang buyers if a car is offered for sale at under 80k.

Kym`s car is absolutely pristine, with only 63k on the odometer.

Well done Craig Dean and Mustang Motorsport. :thumb:

This car has got us thinking... Would be very nice driving one of these around. :smile01:

Congratulations Kym, That is one helluva gorgeous car.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on May 07, 2013, 09:52:08 pm
hi rocket
if you need a 70 428 cj block or engine parts 
i have a couple of spare standard bore blocks here in adelaide
give me a call if interested on 0429695845

cheers
barry
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 07, 2013, 10:15:51 pm
Hi Barry, We will give you a call in the morning.

Thanks.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on May 07, 2013, 10:32:52 pm
Love that Mustang Kym, congrats on the purchase.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on May 08, 2013, 10:36:59 am
Thanks for the comments I love the 08 GT its a great driving car, we came back via the Great Ocean Rd  :event:

Car went straight through Regency no issues at all  :hi:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on May 08, 2013, 10:58:50 am
Nice looking car Kym, enjoy.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on May 08, 2013, 01:42:17 pm
Wow that is a beautiful car, well done Kim look forward to seeing it in the near future
Cheers. Chris & Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on May 08, 2013, 03:15:13 pm
yes kim
a very nice looking car
enjoy it to the max
cheers
barry
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on May 08, 2013, 08:40:53 pm
Nice work Kym

Slick is quick

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on May 08, 2013, 08:50:43 pm


John - The owner of the yellow Mach 1 called in to have a look at his cactus engine. Here he is with Jeremy -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02198.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02198.jpg.html)



Now if mwizz lived around the corner from me, I would have a photo just like this one

Him staring at the motor scratching his head, me staring at it saying "Oil....Nah.....No Oil here Chop"

Seems everyone is having engine dilemmas lately including myself

Good luck with it guys.

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on May 08, 2013, 10:50:12 pm
 Yep :cry: :ouch:
Title: My new ride
Post by: boss351 on May 13, 2013, 04:02:58 pm
Hi Matt

Thanks for the comment, I realise a 08 GT is no big deal in the USA however in Sth Aus they are far and few! plus the Alloy colour is a killer,

Just sitting looking on the net at whats available for this model................... :smile01:
Title: Re: My new ride
Post by: Shermatt on May 15, 2013, 08:13:19 pm
Hi Matt

Thanks for the comment, I realise a 08 GT is no big deal in the USA however in Sth Aus they are far and few! plus the Alloy colour is a killer,

Just sitting looking on the net at whats available for this model................... :smile01:

Kym

I think that there would 2 or 3 in Adelaide at a guess...so yes....very unique indeed

Hope your having fun in it

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 17, 2013, 11:50:43 pm
The 68 Convertible has been reassembled -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02250.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02250.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02248.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02248.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02254.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02254.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02229.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02229.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02228.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02228.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02237.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02237.jpg.html)

It is going to have a new exhaust fitted on Tuesday, then it will be ready for Registration

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Ben and Bianca`s Coupe
Post by: rocket on May 18, 2013, 08:40:55 am
Remember the incident at the Perth Nationals when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into Ben and Biancas Coupe? -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg.html)

The insurance company gave us the go ahead to repair the car, so repairs are underway - 

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02246.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02246.jpg.html)

 
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02245.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02245.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02240.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02240.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02242.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02242.jpg.html)

Tail light panels was too far gone to repair so we are now waiting for a new one to arrive -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02243.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02243.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on May 18, 2013, 11:27:35 am
That convertible looks just great
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blutey on May 20, 2013, 07:47:27 pm
Today we removed the "oil" from my diff, check out this video,  :omg:  :omg: have you EVER seen anything like it?!?

Blutey's '65 Mustang Diff! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m36q3T2MGys#)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on May 20, 2013, 09:33:30 pm
Yuk, looks like treacle or that slime stuff the kids used to throw at each other many years ago
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on May 21, 2013, 09:08:51 am
You Beauty Blutey!............got to love that
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: JT_1994 on May 21, 2013, 12:45:57 pm
Today we removed the "oil" from my diff, check out this video,  :omg:  :omg: have you EVER seen anything like it?!?

Blutey's '65 Mustang Diff! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m36q3T2MGys#)

 :omg:

When I did the axle seals the oil from my diff was pretty bad too..
Nowhere near that bad, but it was still sludgy and full of silicone and god knows what else.
It wasn't even proper gasket silicone though! It was ordinary bathroom silicone! Not at all made for sealing diffs!
... Which would probably explain the little bit of oil dribbling out of the centre of the diff..  :grin:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 28, 2013, 08:16:41 pm
JT, We have been watching your progress with the car. :thumb:

Excellent experience for you. It is a joy to see. Hope you have the car ready to bring it to the roundup in October.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Loading boss69hoggs Mach 1
Post by: rocket on May 28, 2013, 08:32:03 pm
By now the news is out that boss69hogg bought the Winter Blue Mach1 from Jeremy yesterday.

boss69hogg tried to hire a car trailer in NSW to come and collect the car, but could not find a car trailer that could legally carry the weight of the car. The other option was to have it transported over to NSW by a car carrying company. Neither boss69hogg or us were keen on that due to so many stories of damage to cars. We were able to assist.
 
Brad and Fiona have had tons of experience towing the car trailer interstate and are extremely careful with the car and trailer. Jeremy and boss69hogg struck up a deal for Brad and Fiona to deliver the car.

Here are some photos showing the car being loaded for delivery to the new owner -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02297.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02297.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02301.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02301.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02305.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02305.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02306.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02306.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02312.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02312.jpg.html)

Brad and Fiona are about halfway to their destination right now.

Goodbye BlueMach.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2013, 08:35:23 pm
Well done guys. And Dave!  :thumb:

Just realised though, the last photo is not going to be appropriate in the future. Will the next car be Winter Blue also or will the Patrol be getting a change of colour?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on May 28, 2013, 08:47:41 pm
How good are these blokes, even personally delivering the car? :thumb:

Car looks good behind the Patrol, it's such a shame you'll have to paint it red now.....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on May 28, 2013, 09:00:45 pm
Hi Ash and MachAttack, We are happy to be able to deliver the Blue Mach1 to Dave. This way we can assure it will get to Dave tomorrow night in the same condition it left us.

We have discussed the colour of the Patrol. Jeremy wants to keep it Winter Blue as a sort of tribute to the Blue Mach1. It will be a nice contrast to the Red Mach1 it will tow in future.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: JT_1994 on May 28, 2013, 09:10:37 pm
JT, We have been watching your progress with the car. :thumb:

Excellent experience for you. It is a joy to see. Hope you have the car ready to bring it to the roundup in October.

Rocket.

Yes, it's good fun.. It's better when it all just works though.. :grin:
If all goes to plan I should be able to get it there with time to spare, if not something somewhere has gone seriously wrong!  :event:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on May 28, 2013, 09:12:43 pm
Geez,

Shame Boss69hogg didnt slip you some extra reddies and bought the whole combo, and driven it home himself  :pepper:, gee it looks good sitting behind the patrol.

Either way, congratulations Boss69hogg, looks like a stunning car, you must be very happy, cant wait to see it at a NSW event, maybe even bring it down to one of the coffee meets at Kellyville.

Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on May 28, 2013, 10:02:05 pm
dave got himself a F@#%ing winner winner chicken dinner with this car

I checked out the Mach at J-blocks house in December and was in awe of its beauty. The guys at Image Classics really do know there shi7 and do an amazing....."AMAZING" job!

Congrats to all.  :thumb:

Sheri has now officially lost her Adelaide drive car

See you in a few weeks Mr Wong

Matt 
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on May 28, 2013, 11:30:36 pm
What a great car Dave has ended up with
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brad95GT on May 29, 2013, 09:27:01 pm
If you guy's can distract Dad and Jerry for a week I can make the patrol turn red! :grin: :pepper: :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 23, 2013, 09:15:33 pm
The Patrol looks good in blue Brad :smile01:

A couple of Mustangs have been finished and returned to their owners. Ben and Biancas was first -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02334.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02334.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02333.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02333.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02332.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02332.jpg.html)

The 390 Mach1 has had the engine fully rebuilt, brakes done up and floor repainted. Jeremy took it through Regency for Registration early last week and on Thursday it was handed back to John the owner -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02382.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02382.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02380.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02380.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02379.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02379.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02378.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02378.jpg.html)

We have started a Restoration job on a 68 Camaro -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02338.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02338.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02340.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02340.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02351.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02351.jpg.html)

Blutey has fitted a new floor section to the right rear floor pan and is currently fitting up a new rear panel and both rear quarters. More photos tomorrow.

Jeremy is off to the USA on Tuesday for a couple of weeks and will spend some time with Matt and Sheri in Florida.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on June 23, 2013, 09:40:08 pm
Well Rod its nice to see you back online, have missed your updates

Whats going on n the detailing world? Have washed our car a couple of times now with the citrus gloss and I think it comes up shinier each time we use it
Wish Jeremy the best for his trip, hope he remembers to take plenty of Panadol and Berocca with him
Cheers. Chris & Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on June 23, 2013, 10:12:49 pm
That 69 390 looks brilliant. Love the colour and the finish.

Safe travels for Jeremy, hope the trip goes really well. He will be checking out my Boss and bringing it home.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 23, 2013, 10:48:35 pm
Well Rod its nice to see you back online, have missed your updates

Whats going on n the detailing world? Have washed our car a couple of times now with the citrus gloss and I think it comes up shinier each time we use it
Wish Jeremy the best for his trip, hope he remembers to take plenty of Panadol and Berocca with him
Cheers. Chris & Sally

Hi Chris/Sally, We were all feeling a bit flat after the Blue Mach1 left, then Brad spent a night in hospital after arriving back from NSW - Kidney Stones - Bugger! Doctor told him to grin and bare the pain. He has not passed the one that is in his tract yet so still in pain somewhat. Couple of good sessions with the amber fluid may help. :grin:
Other than that we have been down the south east doing some bathroom reno work so have not been in the car factory much.

Have not done any car polishing lately - too cold and just cannot get motivated. Heck - have not even washed the car since returning from Millicent.

So now you know why i like the Citrus Wash and Gloss. It is the best car wash shampoo i have ever used. :thumb:

I will speak with Jeremy about your trolley tomorrow because i think we could really use it if you still have it.

He had to delay the trip to the USA from a couple of weeks back because he did his back in. I think he will travel with painkillers just in case it recurs. Only takes a twist the wrong way to put it out again.



That 69 390 looks brilliant. Love the colour and the finish.

Safe travels for Jeremy, hope the trip goes really well. He will be checking out my Boss and bringing it home.


Hi Mark, Yes... the owner of the 390 is very happy with the car.
Interesting to note that Regency have changed the rules again. You now have to have the engine no. check the day before your main Roadworthy appointment. Then after it passes the Roadworthy it can be Registered straight away but cannot be driven until you receive the LHD Exemption in the post.

Jeremy is looking forward to seeing your Boss - as we all are - and will be helping Matt to button it up for the trip.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on June 24, 2013, 06:43:21 am
Rocket,

Marks car is practically finished now. Got it back from Sherm on Friday with alot of carby issues. Sheri spent all day giving it a detail on Saturday and is polishing it on Monday and all that left is the stripes, wipers and a few other d1cky things

Tell Jeremy to bring shorts and tank tops....its smack in the beginning of summer here. Bring bathers aswell....I will hit a few Islands on the boat while hes here.

On another note, I want to thank you guys for taking care of John's S code for me. Jeremy is going to fill me in when he gets here but I just wanted to say that we appreciate all the help you put into it

Monique...dont stress...fatkid and Inga will look after him
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 24, 2013, 08:56:00 am
Hi Matt, What were you doing while Sheri did the detailing :cheers: :cheers: :toetapping: :bolt: :grin: :grin: What a woman! :thumb:

Are you able to sort out the carby issues before the car leaves?

Jeremy was really feeling the cold on Friday and said he can`t wait to get over there in the warmth. Might help his back too. He has had warm weather clothes and togs packed for a couple of weeks now. He is really looking forward to catching up with you both.

John`s car came up superb. Forgot to put up the engine bay picture. Here it is -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02377.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02377.jpg.html)

Monique knows you will look after him - no worries there.

Have fun.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on June 24, 2013, 09:18:29 am
He will be checking out my Boss and bringing it home.

 :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on June 24, 2013, 01:42:23 pm
:pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:

too right Dale
Title: Re: Time for an update - Jeremy in Florida with Matt and Sheri
Post by: rocket on June 26, 2013, 12:40:04 pm
Just received these photos from Jeremy -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1052889_10152938177820258_966291209_o.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1052889_10152938177820258_966291209_o.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1039908_10152938226010258_2089162124_o.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1039908_10152938226010258_2089162124_o.jpg.html)

He arrived only an hour or so ago. matt and Sheri dragged him off to the pub for a few small ones, but a storm set in and now they are stuck there. :cheers: :grin: :grin:

As late as Monday night Jeremy had decided he was not going to the USA at all. His daughter Maddison was a passenger in a car that had a nasty crash about 12 midday on Monday. Maddison and her 2 friends were taken by ambulance to the hospital, but fortunately were not badly hurt. Jeremy stayed at the hospital with Maddison until they released her at 10.30pm.
She is ok, just battered and bruised.
Jeremy left home at 6.30 am the next morning to head for the airport.

Have fun guys.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on June 27, 2013, 10:30:01 am
Glad Maddie is going to be alright, such a shock for the whole family
Jeremy is looking better already, I am sure he will be able to relax and have a good time and come back with plenty of new parts and stories to tell
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on June 27, 2013, 12:47:14 pm
Got a call from Matt and Jeremy this morning about the Boss. Things are looking promising.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on June 27, 2013, 12:58:18 pm
Got a call from Matt and Jeremy this morning about the Boss. Things are looking promising.
:pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :evilone: :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on June 28, 2013, 09:33:36 pm
Hey Jeremy, I have 3 good things for you -

1) The Patrol has been painted

2) The wicked witch Juliar is gonzo

3) Sydney are smashing the Carlton chocolates. EDIT.. oops.. better make that 2 good things. Carlton have just kicked a few goals - bugger!

 :grin: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on June 29, 2013, 07:59:25 am
Hey Jeremy, I have 3 good things for you -

1) The Patrol has been painted

Jeremy says ....F@king awesome

2) The wicked witch Juliar is gonzo

Jeremy says ....F@king awesome

3) Sydney are smashing the Carlton chocolates. EDIT.. oops.. better make that 2 good things. Carlton have just kicked a few goals - bugger!


NO COMMENT
 :grin: :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on July 07, 2013, 04:27:32 am
With the last 2 weeks with Jeremy being here. This video pretty well sums it up

The Hangover Music Video : Right Round - Flo Rida, feat. Kesha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y-bXoid3Pw#)

Jeremy, Ive compilated all the pics of   "Jeremy's not quite right tour"

Will post them all on Monday once I return the shark and clean up all the explosives

Hope you got home safe mate. Was great having you

Sheri said...   "just remember...its 5 o'clock somewhere"  :grin:

PS. The weather's perfect
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mustang-jerry on July 09, 2013, 03:27:14 pm
Hey guy's,

Been back since Sunday and crook as a dog don't know if it's...

A…Jet lag
B...alcohol Poisoning
C…Some bug a bastard gave me on the flight home
D…Coming down from an awesome trip

Matt & Sheri and I’ve got to say thanks so much for taking care of me while I was there, The places and people I had met was fantastic and cant wait to get back over.

You woulden't belive how you get looked after Matt will even do your nails  :bolt:

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/0022.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/0022.jpg.html)
Ok Better show some car pictures
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/041-1.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/041-1.jpg.html)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/042.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/042.jpg.html)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/035-1.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/035-1.jpg.html)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/033-1.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/033-1.jpg.html)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/005.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/005.jpg.html)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/IMG_0648.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/IMG_0648.jpg.html)

Ill post more as i get the chance and get better

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: StephenSLR on July 10, 2013, 08:23:45 am
You wouldn't believe how you get looked after, Matt will even do your nails  :bolt:

Were they done in two pack or acrylic?

s
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on July 10, 2013, 08:35:04 am
Were they done in two pack or acrylic?

s

Sheri was painting 1 nail on each hand with the american flag. She couldnt get the stars the same on the other hand so she asked me to do it. Jeremy and me where gonna fine line a flag but decided against it.

Yes, its a moment in a couples life shared by Jeremy for all to see...thanks mate

Have been trying to find time since Sunday to post all you pics "J" but I just found this one. Let me get on top of some stuff and I will get em posted

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/web/20130626_143610_zpscbcb328d.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/web/20130626_143610_zpscbcb328d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on July 10, 2013, 02:32:08 pm
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/041-1.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/041-1.jpg.html)

Nice line up. I hope you didn't do too many skids in that lovely blue Boss.... :burnout:

Is that the '69 Mach 1 with the 429 there? Tell Matt to ship it with the Boss for you, that red one must be getting lonely.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on July 10, 2013, 02:33:49 pm
Great to see the Boss get some sunshine
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mustang-jerry on July 10, 2013, 07:53:19 pm
Nice line up. I hope you didn't do too many skids in that lovely blue Boss.... :burnout:

Is that the '69 Mach 1 with the 429 there? Tell Matt to ship it with the Boss for you, that red one must be getting lonely.

 :burnout:   just had to make sure the tyres were good on mark's car  :lol:

I can't count how many times I told matt I wanted that car the 429 sounds so sweet, and I know it would look fantastic next to the red one.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on July 12, 2013, 09:59:26 am
Jeremy/rocket

sorry its taken so long to upload these pics but Ive been snowed under

Here are all the pics in the order that I can "remember" how it all went down

Figured we have so many people from Oz staying with us, we might as well set up the spare room as the hotel room it is

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130625_224532_zps0a96d3f8.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130625_224532_zps0a96d3f8.jpg.html)

We took J out to some of the Islands and showed him around all the water ways of where we live

This is on "DoggyStyle Island"

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130628_111402_zps21e41037.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130628_111402_zps21e41037.jpg.html)

Then cruised for a few hours checking some of the scenery

Dolphins, beach bars, pirate ships, shark ships, out the front of Terry's House (Hulk Hogan)....this is more Jeremy to fill in the gaps


(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01812_zps6735c739.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01812_zps6735c739.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01814_zps3d0255c9.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01814_zps3d0255c9.jpg.html)



 (http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01815_zpsacda147a.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01815_zpsacda147a.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01825_zpsb3fb36b5.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01825_zpsb3fb36b5.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130630_173058_zps73b4cbc8.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130630_173058_zps73b4cbc8.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01937_zps135fb758.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01937_zps135fb758.jpg.html)


Took him out and introduced him to the locals and one night

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01828_zpseff90be0.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01828_zpseff90be0.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01829_zps35fd0426.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01829_zps35fd0426.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01832_zps13d634fb.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01832_zps13d634fb.jpg.html)

Weekend at Jeremy’s
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Sheri and friends


Took him out on a few inspections.
This bit he really loved
Both of came very close to pickin this ratrod as a weekend cruiser

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130703_114826_zpseca53b04.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130703_114826_zpseca53b04.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130703_114850_zpsc8f2be07.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130703_114850_zpsc8f2be07.jpg.html)

Finished off a few projects that I had floating.
We decided to leave the stripes off the boss until it was in Adelaide

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01841_zpsebb6fa90.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01841_zpsebb6fa90.jpg.html)

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(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01843_zps7c4ea2dc.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01843_zps7c4ea2dc.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01846_zpsf6476f71.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01846_zpsf6476f71.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01859_zpsbc4a029e.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01859_zpsbc4a029e.jpg.html)

Took  J to the flea markets at the end of Tampa road and scored some really cool shi7 for his man cave. Just to hang on the walls etc. Most of those spanners and tools are all FORD tools dating 30’s up to 5-60’s and the oli can came from a Model T ford….really cool stuff

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01834_zps81fe11f9.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01834_zps81fe11f9.jpg.html)

While we were there, I saw this really cool fridge. Before I even knew it…..Jeremy had bought it.
Im like…holy shi7…how am I gonna ship this to him. Then he turns around and says…nah…that’s for you for looking after me. Talk about blown away. 1st pic is at the shop, the 2nd is at ours

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_142618_zps7f623f12.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_142618_zps7f623f12.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01939_zps94a4a183.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01939_zps94a4a183.jpg.html)

J was lovin Sheri’s Ferrari
He wanted to nail it out so we could go out cruising in it
We fired it up this day.
Running a 351W punched out to a 408, 5 speed tremec and a heidts independent rear running 4 wheel discs

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01852_zpsd52833c3.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01852_zpsd52833c3.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01851_zps1bf4fe21.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01851_zps1bf4fe21.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01853_zps907e8ed7.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01853_zps907e8ed7.jpg.html)

A few days later (maybe) we had to take J’s Challenger back so we thought we’d clamp the rear lines and get a few pics

Even with Clamped hoses….Challenger is a FAIL

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01922_zpsd2edc51d.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01922_zpsd2edc51d.jpg.html)

Challenge the Challenger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxrdyy3WclA#ws)

Stocked up on a bucket load of fireworks for July 4.
Between Jeremy and myself…talk about a pair of 5 year olds

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01924_zpse3617c04.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/DSC01924_zpse3617c04.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_132822_zpsf8ad99bf.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_132822_zpsf8ad99bf.jpg.html)

Explosive Jeremy 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1BkAPtB4FU#ws)

Explosive Jeremy 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrgoetL-6u0#ws)


On the last day, we took “J” to lunch at some bar, then headed off to the gun range
(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130705_135951_zps5fd8c3b1.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130705_135951_zps5fd8c3b1.jpg.html)

Explosive Explosive Jeremy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lH3n6GWpKI#ws)

So
All in all, I reckon “J” had a good time and we tottaly enjoyed every minute he was here. You couldn’t ask for a better guest or a better person.

Look forward to having him and Monique next time

So much so, we have already organized another trip over for Biketoberfest up in Daytona, then Halloween in Oldsmar, off to terry & rhondas car party on the Sunday, then early Monday, off to SEMA

WE have even rented the holiday house next door (Known as the Ginger bread house…coz that’s what it is)

Were very much looking forward to it. Even offered him a key to my house. His whole family are welcome there. Ive met them all and all I can say is….what a great family of people

One last thing, that “J” took back with him is this. A saying he will always remember

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_132532_zpsde2f66c9.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/Jeremys%20Not%20Quite%20Right%20Tour/20130629_132532_zpsde2f66c9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mustang-jerry on July 12, 2013, 10:22:07 pm
Hey Matt & Sheri

Thanks so much for putting them up, Was a great trip and I can't thank you and Sheri enough for taking care of me and letting me stay in your awesome place I can't wait to get back there in October. :smilies:

I love Sheri’s Ferrari never seen one like it in person before and can't wait to take it for a spin.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 17, 2013, 09:27:15 pm
Looks like you all had a ball. :thumb:

I hear that Mark`s Boss and the Eleanor are due to be transported any day now.

Meanwhile.... Work on the cars goes on... and on...and on

The Camaro is coming along nicely. Blutey has fitted all new rear panels including rear quarters and doors which all line up nicely now. Here are some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02457.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02457.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02458.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02458.jpg.html)

Front has been completely removed -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02459.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02459.jpg.html)

Easy to clean it all up and repaint this way -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02484.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02484.jpg.html)

Undercarriage has been cleaned up ready for paint -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02482-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02482-1.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02481-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02481-1.jpg.html)

The new doors had to be massaged in a big way to get clean lines and a good fit -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02480-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02480-1.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02476-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02476-1.jpg.html)

The Camaro will be painted in the Bumble Bee colours - Yellow with blackouts.

Next post - tidy up of Lou`s 65 Coupe.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on July 18, 2013, 12:02:09 am
The cars are on their way to LA now Rod
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on July 18, 2013, 09:54:46 am
Getting closer Mark  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on July 18, 2013, 12:39:41 pm
Good news mate.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update - Lou`s 65 Coupe
Post by: rocket on July 18, 2013, 09:29:36 pm
Mark, that is great news - the wait is nearly over :thumb:

Lou is a Moca SA Member who recently purchased a 65 Coupe. The car is the classic 10 footer -looks really nice until you get up close. It has obviously had a Mexican resto and paint job. Here is the car -

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/148.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/148.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/147.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/147.jpg.html)

It is really nice in the engine bay -

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/154.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/154.jpg.html)

It also has an excellent interior, so the car does have some good qualities. Lou brought it over to have us sort out the body and make the car pristine.

There were quite a few tell tale signs that told us this was going to get messy once the paint came off -

 (http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/158.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/158.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/183.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/183.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/173.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/173.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/185.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/185.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/169.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/169.jpg.html)

This is where the bog in the bonnet has cracked - the bog was quite thick-

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/150.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/150.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc301/mustang-jerry/144.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/mustang-jerry/media/144.jpg.html)

Oops - photobucket is playing up again - more later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on July 24, 2013, 07:05:16 pm
Rocket

I told "J" I would post a pic of that vert once the Tan top was fitted.

Only got it back yesterday. There an awesome fit aswell. Not like the cheap looking plastic/vinyl tops. A good paint job on this one would look sensational

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/MustangMayhem/web/DSC01999_zpsb9f7dc89.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/MustangMayhem/media/web/DSC01999_zpsb9f7dc89.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on July 31, 2013, 08:26:23 pm
That Top certainly fits well Matt :thumb:

The Bumble Bee Camaro is now being painted

Body repairs on the Camaro are now completed and today Luke painted the undercarriage - in Yellow

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02489.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02489.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02492.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02492.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02494.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02494.jpg.html)

He also painted the underside of the Cowl Panel -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02498.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02498.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02500.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02500.jpg.html)

The 69 Vert is just about ready for Registration -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02506.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02506.jpg.html)

The 68 Vert is also close -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02508.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02508.jpg.html)

Lou`s Coupe is waiting for new quarter panels -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02504.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02504.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02505.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02505.jpg.html)

Brad and Ron are busy fitting the fully recond 390 back into the 70 Mach1 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02501.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02501.jpg.html)

So these are very busy times at Image.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on July 31, 2013, 08:30:33 pm
That Camaro is going to look great in that yellow.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: blackthunder1970 on August 02, 2013, 07:31:08 pm
hi rocket
dont you 428 going back in to the mach
cheers
barry
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 02, 2013, 08:03:32 pm
Hi Barry, You are correct. I had the Mach1`s mixed up. Blue Mach1 has the 390 and Yellow Mach1 has the 428.

Brad fired up the 428 when the car came back from having the exhaust fitted to run in the cam. Sounded sweet.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on August 05, 2013, 11:51:55 pm
Camaro looks insane guys...just saw the recent pics on facebook

Fantastic work   :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on August 06, 2013, 10:10:29 am
Camaro looks insane guys...just saw the recent pics on facebook

Fantastic work   :thumb:
  :agree: I can't wait to see the Black stripes go on..... :pepper:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on August 06, 2013, 11:53:04 am
Saw it in person this morning. Paintwork is brilliant.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on August 06, 2013, 01:28:19 pm
Have to agree the colour needs to be seen in the flesh!

Great job guys  :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 06, 2013, 02:25:43 pm
The body was painted yesterday afternoon. Here are some photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02516.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02516.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02515.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02515.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02517.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02517.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02518.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02518.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02520.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02520.jpg.html)

The bolt on panels have been painted on the insides, Luke is preparing them for Topcoats now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02521.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02521.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on August 06, 2013, 02:45:54 pm
Too nice to cover with black stripes!  :kickass:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on August 06, 2013, 03:29:46 pm
Yes... But it cannot be the Bumble Bee car without the black stripes :smile01: :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Ron Mexico on August 06, 2013, 03:32:21 pm
 :agree:
Yes... But it cannot be the Bumble Bee car without the black stripes :smile01: :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Joe 70 on August 06, 2013, 05:42:20 pm
Looks great rocket! Bet Jerry's really happy with it!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on September 16, 2013, 08:31:45 pm
G'day Rod, how's bumble bee coming along & all the other projects. Been a bit quiet on the updates. I need to drop past it's been a while. Regards Brett.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 24, 2013, 08:59:13 pm
Looks great rocket! Bet Jerry's really happy with it!

Hi Joe...Yes, Jeremy is absolutely stoked with the Camaro, but it is going to take a while to get it back together. Here are the latest pics -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02599.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02599.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02598.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02598.jpg.html)

He had the front chassis powder coated, it came up a treat and now Brad is fitting all new suspension components before we bolt the front back on -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02600.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02600.jpg.html)


G'day Rod, how's bumble bee coming along & all the other projects. Been a bit quiet on the updates. I need to drop past it's been a while. Regards Brett.

Hi Brett, good to see you last week. We were all recovering from a particularly nasty bout of the flu, so please excuse us if we did not talk much - we couldn't talk without coughing...yuk!

The workshop has been flat chat for ages. I have been a bit slack at posting for several reasons. We had 4 Mach1`s in the shop at once as well as several other stangs and it made me a bit nervous regarding security. Have also been having problems uploading photos to the new photobucket, but they have now sorted the upload problems.

The last of the Mach1`s left the shop last week. Check out this beauty -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02570-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02570-1.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02574.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02574.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02572.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02572.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02575.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02575.jpg.html)

Lou`s 65 coupe is now almost finished. Will upload more pics later to show progress. Also a new arrival -67 2Door Fairlane

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 24, 2013, 09:39:51 pm
....and soon a 70 Boss
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 24, 2013, 10:07:36 pm
....and soon a 70 Boss

Hi Mark, I hear it landed on our shores this afternoon. Ripper! Only question is how long will Customs and Aqis take to clear it? Hopefully not long! :smile01:

Well here is Lou`s coupe as it sat about 4 weeks ago -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02505-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02505-1.jpg.html)

New quarter panels and trunk drop offs have been fitted, the car painted and is now being put back together-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02589.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02589.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02608.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02608.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02596.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02596.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02591.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02591.jpg.html)

Luke painted the engine bay while brad painted and detailed the engine and gearbox, then refitted the drivetrain

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02592.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02592.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02594.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02594.jpg.html)

Another new arrival today was Kim`s 64.5 coupe. Apparently he has owned this very tidy and original car for about 20 years. Paint is starting to look a bit tired so he has entrusted us to do the job -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02609.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02609.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02602.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02602.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02603.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02603.jpg.html)

Which brings me to the 67 Fairlane. Check this out -


(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02581.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02581.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02578.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02578.jpg.html)

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(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02583.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02583.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02584.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02584.jpg.html)

The Fairlane has a 289 V8, C4 Auto. Jeremy finally has a car that he can put the 5 kids and his wife in for family outings. No need to take 2 cars anymore :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on September 24, 2013, 10:27:38 pm
Nice work as usual Rocket, that '70 looks sweet.  :thumb:

Jeremy's Fairlane looks nice and shiny, did you do the polishing?

Good news on the Boss Mwizz, will you taking it to Geelong next Easter? Would love to see it in the flesh.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 24, 2013, 10:43:58 pm
Hi MachAttack, The paint on the Fairlane was oxidised fairly bad. Luke spent 2 days solid giving it the old fashioned scuff and buff. Wet rubbed with 1500 grit then polished with cutting compound. Came up very well.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Joe 70 on September 25, 2013, 10:59:08 am
Thanks for looking after my car Rocket!

Jeremy and the lads did a fantastic job and we're really happy with the end result. :thumb:

Can't recommend you guys highly enough!!

Cheers,

J.

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Hi Brett, good to see you last week. We were all recovering from a particularly nasty bout of the flu, so please excuse us if we did not talk much - we couldn't talk without coughing...yuk!

The workshop has been flat chat for ages. I have been a bit slack at posting for several reasons. We had 4 Mach1`s in the shop at once as well as several other stangs and it made me a bit nervous regarding security. Have also been having problems uploading photos to the new photobucket, but they have now sorted the upload problems.

The last of the Mach1`s left the shop last week. Check out this beauty -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02570-1.jpg~original) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02570-1.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02574.jpg~original) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02574.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02572.jpg~original) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02572.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02575.jpg~original) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02575.jpg.html)

Lou`s 65 coupe is now almost finished. Will upload more pics later to show progress. Also a new arrival -67 2Door Fairlane

Rocket.
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Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on September 25, 2013, 01:02:01 pm
I snuck over for a quick look yesterday morning before work, things were real busy. Cars are looking great. Need to arrange a time for my baby to visit you for some TLC  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 25, 2013, 09:56:13 pm
Thanks for looking after my car Rocket!

Jeremy and the lads did a fantastic job and we're really happy with the end result. :thumb:

Can't recommend you guys highly enough!!

Cheers,

J.

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Hi Joe70, It was a privilege and a pleasure working on such a great car. :thumb:

Look forward to catching up again.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on September 25, 2013, 09:59:26 pm
I snuck over for a quick look yesterday morning before work, things were real busy. Cars are looking great. Need to arrange a time for my baby to visit you for some TLC  :thumb:

Hi Dale, we love the framed photo of your car that you gave to Jeremy this week. Fantastic shot! :thumb:

You are welcome anytime Dale.

I am assuming the TLC relates to the black paint? Time for a buff?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Millicent and Bay to Birdwood
Post by: rocket on September 25, 2013, 10:40:23 pm
Enjoyed a nice cruise down to Millicent today in the Diesel Turbo Territory. Excellent car! Only used half a tank of fuel too.

We are here to do some more work on the Bathroom Reno. Happy to report that we now have an operational shower again - or at least we will have when the Plumber fits the taps in the morning. coupla pics -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02617.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02617.jpg.html)

Now to finish off the other end - and fit a door

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02613.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02613.jpg.html)

Brad and Fiona are taking the Grande in the Bay to Birdwood on Sunday. The car needs a good cruise - it does not see daylight very often.
Received a message from Adrian (69 Candy) last night to say that he and his wife are driving from Naracoorte for the Bay to Birdwood. I have been wanting to check out his stunning Candyapple Red Mach1 Cobra Jet for a long time, but we just cannot cross paths. Brad, how about chasing Adrian up and check it out for me? Rego plates are " WASJUNK". Adrian is a heck of a good bloke as well.
How many others are going along this year?

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on September 26, 2013, 06:13:20 pm
I'll be there
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 15, 2013, 08:36:38 pm
Time for a bit of an update... again!

Had a pleasant surprise upon walking into the workshop on Saturday. Those who follow the Thread will remember the drunk driver crashing into Ben and Biancas car at the Nationals - this car - Note the numberplate - SHOPONY

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/MICHELLE/Pictures/2013-03-08/DSC01624.jpg.html)

We repaired the car for Ben and Bianca and all is good.

Imagine my surprise on Saturday when I saw this car up on the hoist - note the numberplate -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02713.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02713.jpg.html)

Took a moment to realise it is SNOPONY, not SHOPONY :smile01:

Turns out Ben and his Dad have been restoring this car for the last year or so. They have done an excellent job including the undercarriage with all the correct markings. More photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02717.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02717.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02716.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02716.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02715.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02715.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02714.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02714.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02718.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02718.jpg.html)

Ben, Congratulations!  The car looks excellent. Ben and his Dad are taking the car to the Roundup in Melbourne this weekend and will enter the car in the Show and Shine. Hope you Melbourne guys check it out.

We have been working on the 67 Fairlane 2 Door Started out with a check of the undercarriage and we found a rusty front passenger floor. Blutey welded a new section in while the boys took the rest of the undercarriage back to bare metal -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02698.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02698.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02699.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02699.jpg.html)

They then decided to do the engine bay as well -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02707.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02707.jpg.html)

Ended up going the whole hog and removed all the old suspension and steering so that it can be renewed. The Classic, Classic car Snowball. :grin:

Not going fancy with the undercarriage, just etch primer, surface primer then satin black.

Next post Kym T`s 64.5 Coupe resto begins.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 15, 2013, 09:49:56 pm
Another Restoration begins This 64.5 Coupe has been owned by The Pres - Kym T for about 20 years.

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02610.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02610.jpg.html)

We are all in awe of this car. It is without a doubt the most original, preserved and well maintained Mustang that we have had the pleasure of restoring -
 
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02705.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02705.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02703.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02703.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02701.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02701.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02704.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02704.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02702.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02702.jpg.html)

That is the original floor insulation in the above photos. Only problem we could see was some possible water staining from the heater visible in the photo above. Blutey began pulling the car apart and commented that all the screws, nus and bolts were so easy to undo after being in place for almost fifty years! Normally he would have to use a cutting disc to remove some nuts and bolts. Not on this car! We have looked everywhere for rust but we cannot find any.

The paint is beginning to show its age and there are a few minor dings in the bonnet from stones hitting it. We will carefully strip it back to bare metal and give it a nice fresh coat of paint. The drivetrain will be removed in order to paint the engine bay while Brad F weaves his magic in painting the engine, transmission and diff.

This is going to be a fun restoration.

In other news Jeremy is off to the USA for four weeks in the morning. He will stay with Matt and Sheri in Florida for a couple of weeks before his wife Monique joins up with them and they will then head to Las Vegas for SEMA.

We finally have our Website just about ready. I will put up a Link when it goes live.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 15, 2013, 10:13:35 pm
I had a good look at Kym's car on Saturday. It is in sensational condition.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Shermatt on October 17, 2013, 10:49:07 pm
In other news

the package has landed with no signs of damage during shipping rocket.

A few beam & cokes last night however has made the package almost unnoticeable this morning.

I will immerse the package in coffee this morning and see if its original structure returns as its laying on the spare bed and has somehow seemed to unwrap its self over night from its original packaging and is making strange noises

I hope I didn't break it as I don't think they accept returns

Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 18, 2013, 05:39:47 am
 :grin: :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 19, 2013, 02:28:25 am
Work continues on Kym T`s car

Blutey has reworked the corners of the car to ensure a good fit for the extensions -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02767.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02767.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02766.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02766.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02772.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02772.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02771.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02771.jpg.html)

He has finished working the bonnet -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02781.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02781.jpg.html)

He had a difficult time removing the paint off the roof. Started with paint stripper which removed the top coat, but would not touch the primer coats -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02763.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02763.jpg.html)

At this point most panel beaters would simply fit a 36 grit disc to a grinder and remove that primer in about 5 minutes, problem with that is it leaves deep scratches in the metal - not good for a concours resto. Blutey used 60 grit paper on an orbital sander -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02787.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02787.jpg.html)

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02785.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02785.jpg.html)

Check out how clean these screen flanges are -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02784.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02784.jpg.html)

So clean with no rust. This really excites panel beaters. :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 19, 2013, 09:22:08 am
67 Fairlane coming along nicely

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02579.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02579.jpg.html)

The undercarriage has been repaired and painted along with the engine bay -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02780.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02780.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02793.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02793.jpg.html)

Brad cleaned up the suspension and steering components in the sand blasting cabinet then gave them a coat of paint. He is currently putting the front end together -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02776.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02776.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02777.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02777.jpg.html)

He is also fitting a new disc brake kit which I believe Kym purchased from Dan and Carol at Chockostang during a trip to the USA -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02796.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02796.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02795.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02795.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02794.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02794.jpg.html)

Here is a tip about brakes for anybody needing components for a conversion or just original parts - Carol and Dan at Chockostang know everything there is to know about Mustang Brakes and their prices are very reasonable.
http://www.chockostangclassicmustang.com/ (http://www.chockostangclassicmustang.com/)

Check out this Dolly that Angelo made to move his Grande around during his restoration -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02792.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02792.jpg.html)

Angelo gave it to us and the factory boys modified it to be adjustable and even put a Mustang motif on it. Good work guys.

Just found out our new Website has gone Live Please check it out -

http://www.imageclassiccars.com.au/ (http://www.imageclassiccars.com.au/)

It is a Joomla based site, a content management system,  the idea being that yours truly can add content as work progresses. Not a lot on there as yet so guess who is going to be busy.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 19, 2013, 12:16:17 pm
Love the new website.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on October 19, 2013, 01:37:05 pm
Just been checking out the website, love it,
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 19, 2013, 04:47:01 pm
Thanks Mark and Sally.

Our IT people have it up and running, now I have to learn how to add content. Big learning curve coming up... Again. :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: unilec5544 on October 19, 2013, 06:17:31 pm
The 67 Fairlane looks awesome, I enjoy reading this thread very much rocket, keep it up. :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: pone65 on October 19, 2013, 08:16:15 pm
G'day Rod,
Dropped in on Wednesday to catch up with the boys & your very busy work shop some great work being done  :thumb: will lots on the go. Just looked at your new site well done & as you said a big learning curve but I'm saw your up to it  :grin:.
Well I'll catch up soon as Fiona & I are off to Bali for 3 week on Monday  :smilies:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 20, 2013, 05:53:52 am
your site looks good rocket,... would be better if I could read the whole page though, when looking at the cars for sale and spare parts pages in particular, am unable to see print from where the bitumen ends and the sky begins ..
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 20, 2013, 08:02:57 am
The 67 Fairlane looks awesome, I enjoy reading this thread very much rocket, keep it up. :thumb:

Hi unilec5544, Glad you like it.

G'day Rod,
Dropped in on Wednesday to catch up with the boys & your very busy work shop some great work being done  :thumb: will lots on the go. Just looked at your new site well done & as you said a big learning curve but I'm saw your up to it  :grin:.
Well I'll catch up soon as Fiona & I are off to Bali for 3 week on Monday  :smilies:

Hi Brett, Thanks.
Hope you and Fiona have a great time in Bali.
A quick tip - Leave your boogie board at home :lol:

your site looks good rocket,... would be better if I could read the whole page though, when looking at the cars for sale and spare parts pages in particular, am unable to see print from where the bitumen ends and the sky begins ..

Hi Pinto Pete, Yes... That is a valid point. I had the same thought upon seeing it for the first time. We gave our IT people a brief only about 2 weeks ago to develop the site with the proviso the Website had to be on line before Glen Everitts new TV Show goes to air. They probably used a Template for the site so I do not know if the background can be altered. We will run with it as is for the moment then as I become familiar with Joomla we may change it.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on October 21, 2013, 09:35:28 am
website looks great Rocket, well done !
Title: Re: Time for an update - Well done SNOPONY
Post by: rocket on October 21, 2013, 06:17:47 pm
website looks great Rocket, well done !

Hi Dale - Thanks mate! :thumb:

Congratulations to Ben and his Dad Saw the following photo of Snopony amongst the photos from the Roundup that Vellin put up on the Forum last night -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/IMG_7836.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/IMG_7836.jpg.html)

Having seen the car last week for the first time I thought they had done an excellent restoration on the car over the last year or so.. Good news! It has paid off.
Ben and his Dad won a Silver Award at the Roundup yesterday.

Well done guys! :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 23, 2013, 04:15:43 pm
More Progress -

Luke is back from his long weekend in Melbourne. While Blutey works the front guard on Kym`s Mustang, Luke is removing paint from the car - a very labor intensive job -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02804.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02804.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02802.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02802.jpg.html)

Brad has fitted the brakes, master cylinder, booster and lines to the 67 Fairlane -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02805.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02805.jpg.html)

He is now preparing a recond 351 for fitting to the car. Out with the old and in with the new -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02797.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02797.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02801.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02801.jpg.html)

Ron has been busy working on Mark`s Boss. It is looking good-

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02806.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02806.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 23, 2013, 09:11:12 pm
More Progress -

Luke is back from his long weekend in Melbourne. While Blutey works the front guard on Kym`s Mustang, Luke is removing paint from the car - a very labor intensive job -

]

Brad has fitted the brakes, master cylinder, booster and lines to the 67 Fairlane -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02805.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02805.jpg.html)


don't mean to be picky rocket but shouldn't the booster be tucked in behind the tower or have you repositioned it.....
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: griff on October 23, 2013, 09:31:25 pm
don't mean to be picky rocket but shouldn't the booster be tucked in behind the tower or have you repositioned it.....

yeah i thought the same pete, hope the hood bracing doesnt foul it rocket cos man that sits high!!!
(although itd be a different take on having to cut a hole in your bonnet for a booster/mc instead of an aircleaner :grin:)
jusr stirrin the pot.... griff
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 23, 2013, 09:36:23 pm
Pinto Pete and Griff, I said the very same thing to Brad when I saw it this arvo, he replied that it is fitted correctly.

Did a quick search on google and it seems he is correct -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/19431631-700-0.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/19431631-700-0.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/229595_978dc11231_low_res.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/229595_978dc11231_low_res.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 23, 2013, 09:59:23 pm
Pinto Pete and Griff, I said the very same thing to Brad when I saw it this arvo, he replied that it is fitted correctly.




(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/229595_978dc11231_low_res.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/229595_978dc11231_low_res.jpg.html)


That's the one I want Dad the baby blue one..f#ck yeh.... :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 23, 2013, 10:03:49 pm
Mark ( mwizz ), A chap you know by the name of Neil rang yesterday and we had a bit of a chat about him intending to purchase a Mustang Coupe. He later called in and spoke with Brad and they were looking at the new arrival 66 Coupe.
It did not occur to me at the time, but Jeremy has a rotisserie restored 67 Coupe at home. Still a work in progress. It now has all the glass back in it. He has been working on it in his spare time - not that he gets any spare time, but it would come in under Neil`s budget. Bloody good car from North Hollywood - C code 289 V8 Auto

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03280.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/DSC03280.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03282.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/DSC03282.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03286.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/DSC03286.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03249.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/DSC03249.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Mustangsnmore/DSC03253.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Mustangsnmore/DSC03253.jpg.html)

Would have to ask Jeremy if he wants to sell it. At a pinch we could have it complete and registered in about 5-6 weeks.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 23, 2013, 10:05:48 pm
That's the one I want Dad the baby blue one..f#ck yeh.... :burnout:

 :grin:

Yes... Looks shyte hot!

But it is Turquoise hehe  Could be yours for $39,900 + Freight

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Fairlane-500-Frame-Up-Restored-Fairlane-500-427-Side-Oiler-V8-4-Spd-/190937097843?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c74bce673&item=190937097843&pt=US_Cars_Trucks (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Fairlane-500-Frame-Up-Restored-Fairlane-500-427-Side-Oiler-V8-4-Spd-/190937097843?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c74bce673&item=190937097843&pt=US_Cars_Trucks)



Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 23, 2013, 10:30:18 pm
Hi Rod, Neil contacted me about purchasing a Mustang and I thought it would be good if he visited your shop to have a look at the 66 coupe and have a general discussion. He is tossing up on whether to import or buy here. I recommended to have a look around here first to see what is available. We should be catching up in the near future so I will tell him about the 67.

Also - tell Ron that I will drop the fuel pump (now fixed) and bring the holley back (he wants to try something with it) in next couple of days. I called past to drop it off last Saturday morning but the workshop appeared to be closed.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 23, 2013, 10:52:34 pm
Thanks Mark.

I will let Ron know the fuel pump and carb are on the way.

The workshop will be closed on Saturdays until Jeremy returns in mid November. If you can`t come down before the 3.30 closing time through the week, just call into my office and if I am not there leave them with Greg in the front office.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Pinto Pete on October 24, 2013, 12:23:02 am
:grin:

Yes... Looks shyte hot!

But it is Turquoise hehe  Could be yours for $39,900 + Freight

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Fairlane-500-Frame-Up-Restored-Fairlane-500-427-Side-Oiler-V8-4-Spd-/190937097843?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c74bce673&item=190937097843&pt=US_Cars_Trucks (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Fairlane-500-Frame-Up-Restored-Fairlane-500-427-Side-Oiler-V8-4-Spd-/190937097843?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c74bce673&item=190937097843&pt=US_Cars_Trucks)



Rocket.
Nah the wife would kill me.......but I'd go out smiling... :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 24, 2013, 01:13:54 pm
Thanks, I will try and drop in this afternoon on the way home but it won't be before 3:30 unfortunately
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 24, 2013, 06:30:10 pm
Worked out well today Mark. I see the boys were working back a bit late when you called in.

Brad and Neil went to Jeremy`s place to look at the Burgundy 67 Coupe after work.

Sorry guys, no photos today. We were too busy in the shop.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on October 24, 2013, 08:16:14 pm
I'll be back first thing in the morning with a dizzy
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 28, 2013, 03:27:52 pm
Had a visit from Mustang Sam today. He called in to check on progress with Kym`s Mustang -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02808.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02808.jpg.html)

Sam gave it the Thumbs up  :thumb: Great job Blutey.

Car is coming along -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02812.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02812.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02811.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02811.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02807.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02807.jpg.html)

Luke has been doing some resto work on Mark` air cleaner for the Boss -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02819.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02819.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02818.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02818.jpg.html)

Ron and Brad are refitting the drive train to lou`s car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02824.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02824.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on October 28, 2013, 08:48:19 pm
HaHa Sam looks cute, did jeremy send him to check up on you guys
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on October 29, 2013, 12:21:07 pm
Brad and the guys are travelling along great, Im really impressed with the metal work Brad B is doing on my 64  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on October 29, 2013, 02:48:21 pm
HaHa Sam looks cute, did jeremy send him to check up on you guys

 :grin: Not quite Sally. Maddison needed to call in and brought Sam with her. He never misses an opportunity to check out the Mustangs. First question was " where is the bumblebee car"
His eyes always light up when he sees that car. Bit worried he might turn to the dark side and become a Camaro driver when he grows up.  :lol:


Brad and the guys are travelling along great, Im really impressed with the metal work brad B is doing on my 64  :thumb:

Hi Kym, Yes... Blutey is really showing off his skills. All the boys regard it as a very special car and will treat it accordingly :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 14, 2013, 10:08:44 pm
Hi Guys, Time for an update -

Kym`s 64.5 Coupe resto is really coming along nicely. Luke and Blutey have been busy. After removing most of the paint from the body, about the only bit of rust found was at the bottom front of the right hand quarter panel. Blutey cut that out then fitted a patch -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02849.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02849.jpg.html)

Luke was removing the paint from the hang on panels.... inside and out -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02847.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02847.jpg.html)

Next they stripped and primed the engine bay and undercarriage -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02866.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02866.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02865.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02865.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02864.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02864.jpg.html)

Kym has been consulting with Luke and Blutey every step of the way on this Concourse resto to ensure that the car looks as close as possible to "as it left the factory ". Kym`s knowledge about this is incredible as is his attention to all the finer details. Things like the correct finished appearance of the body sealer at the back of the engine bay -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02879.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02879.jpg.html)

Leaving just enough of the old deadener on the inner guards -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02863.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02863.jpg.html)

Documenting and photographing the original factory markings so that they can be redone over the fresh paint -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02868.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02868.jpg.html)

NOT removing too much of the original finish in the boot area - Just sanding and feathering the non factory rough areas

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02875.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02875.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02874.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02874.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02873.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02873.jpg.html)

He even gave Luke a list of the correct areas and components to use satin black and gloss black. It is a joy to experience his knowledge.

The body is in primer now and has been blocked back ready for the new top coats -

  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02878.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02878.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02877.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02877.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02876.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02876.jpg.html)

Tomorrow the undercarriage and engine bay will be painted, then next week the body and hang on panels. Check out how original these primered doors are -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02862.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02862.jpg.html)


A few interior shots -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02880.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02880.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02871.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02871.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02870.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02870.jpg.html)

The car is an absolutely original beauty.

Next Post, the LHD Fairlane.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 14, 2013, 10:30:29 pm
It is a pleasure to see and read about this build
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 14, 2013, 10:55:49 pm
Thanks Mark.

The Fairlane is almost ready to be started Brad has been working hard to get it finished. Last week he fitted the reconditioned 351. The car went to Dave Bill`s exhaust workshop ( Exhaust Plus at Salisbury ) on Monday to have a new exhaust fitted -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02882.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02882.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02881.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02881.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02883.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02883.jpg.html)

Then it came back to our workshop. Brad found the old 289 Pulley setup would not work on the 351 so he and Jeremy set about modifying the power steering and alternator brackets to make the pulleys line up -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02858.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02858.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02859.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02859.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02861.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02861.jpg.html)

Excellent job Brad, looks factory to me. :thumb:

The Radiator has just arrived back after being recored so the car should be fired up early next week.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 15, 2013, 09:13:44 am
both cars looking great Rocket.............well done fella's  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on November 15, 2013, 09:49:32 am
both cars looking great Rocket.............well done fella's  :thumb:

 :agree:

Love the updates as well ROD.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on November 15, 2013, 01:07:22 pm
Must admit i have been enjoying the updates, things on the forum have been a bit quiet of late so i am glad your posting again
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 15, 2013, 02:27:24 pm
Hi Dale, Michael, Sally/Chris, Things were chaotic here while Jeremy was away. I could not leave the front office long enough to get photos.

In fact I am no longer at work on Fridays, but just received some notifications from our Facebook page with photos of progress -

Brad still needed a spacer for the Fairlane Pulleys, so instead of trying to find one somewhere he just made one on the lathe -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1472017_685121658172404_1487613742_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1472017_685121658172404_1487613742_n.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1424363_685121674839069_1787678083_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1424363_685121674839069_1787678083_n.jpg.html)

Good one Brad, problem solved.

The engine bay and undercarriage on Kym`s car have been painted

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1425618_685140478170522_268533870_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1425618_685140478170522_268533870_n.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1424292_685140444837192_453838560_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1424292_685140444837192_453838560_n.jpg.html)

More photos at this Link -
http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/library/Image%20Classics%20042013 (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/library/Image%20Classics%20042013)
Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Kym`s 64.5 in Colour
Post by: rocket on November 19, 2013, 06:29:26 pm
Luke wheeled Kym`s car into the spray booth this morning and spent the next couple of hours taping it up, then sprayed the top coats this arvo -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02895.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02895.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02887.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02887.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02889.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02889.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02885.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02885.jpg.html)

Here is Kym giving the paint close inspection -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02901.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02901.jpg.html)

When he gave it the thumbs up, Blutey and Luke were thrilled -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02902.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02902.jpg.html)

Kym had some specific requirements with the paint job. He wants the car to look just like it did when it left the Ford Factory all those years ago, which required some orange peel in the paint. This was achieved by spraying at a slightly lower air pressure at the spray gun along with a slightly thicker paint mix. You can see the effect in these photos -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02900-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02900-1.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02898.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02898.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02894.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02894.jpg.html)

It was also important to apply just the correct amount of overspray -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02896.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02896.jpg.html)

Not a lot of orange peel - just enough. Luke will give the fresh paint only a light de nibbing before compounding with the machine polisher in order to keep the look.

Tomorrow he will paint the hang on panels.

More photos here - http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/library/Image%20Classics%20042013 (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/library/Image%20Classics%20042013)

Jack and Briar stuck at Narrabri They set off on a trip to Queensland last Friday. Lost a wheel off the caravan near Narrabri and the way I heard it the red hot wheel bearing set fire to the scrub. Jack was injured while putting the fire out.
Jack and Briar, everybody sends their regards and best wishes. If you need a hand with anything just let us know.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on November 20, 2013, 01:10:19 am
Hope Jack and Briar are OK.
Bit of bad luck.

Must be a bit of an insight working with Kym and his knowledge.
The paint looks great.

BTW , enjoyed our chat yesterday, will follow up on a couple of things.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on November 20, 2013, 09:53:08 am
sorry to hear about Jack and Briar, hope he is not too badly hurt
Losing a wheel of a caravan must of been pretty scary along with starting a fire, i hope the rest of their trip will be uneventful.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on November 20, 2013, 10:53:00 am
Hope Jack and Briar proceed with better luck!  :flag:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 20, 2013, 11:00:08 am
Just spoke with Ron who is in contact with Jack. Ron received a text message from Jack this morning stating they are on their way back home. So much for their holiday. Bugger!

Apparently he was not injured badly, just pulled some muscles. He said they were muscles he has not used in years. Guess it would be a panic situation.

Michael, yes... it is very enlightening working with Kym.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on November 26, 2013, 08:24:30 pm
Thanks for the concern shown by all you guys. Briar and myself both appreciate it. We are both ok. Big thanks also goes to all the guys who stopped and helped put out the fire we started. My injury amounted to a torn leg muscle and I am now branded thanks to a burning stick getting knocked onto my leg. Moral. Don't fight bushfires in shorts. I am here to tell you its heaps of fun trying to control a one wheel caravan at around the legal speed limit. Its even more fun dealing with an insurance company. I still don't know where I stand there. Noone in Narrabri wanted to quote and fix the van. Damage amounts to wrecked wheel and brake assembly and axle plus a bit on the wheelarch cover. The van had to be shipped to Dubbo and I am waiting to see what is going to happen.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on November 26, 2013, 09:03:27 pm
Thanks for the concern shown by all you guys. Briar and myself both appreciate it. We are both ok. Big thanks also goes to all the guys who stopped and helped put out the fire we started. My injury amounted to a torn leg muscle and I am now branded thanks to a burning stick getting knocked onto my leg. I am here to tell you its heaps of fun trying to control a wheel less caravan at around the legal speed limit. Its even more fun dealing with an insurance company. I still don't know where I stand there. Noone in Narrabri wanted to quote and fix the van. Damage amounts to wrecked wheel and brake assembly and axle plus a bit on the wheelarch cover. The van had to be shipped to Dubbo and I am waiting to see what is going to happen.

Jack


Jack & Briar
Glad to hear that you are both OK it could of been so much worse had you of not been able to control the vehicle and caravan, its a shame about your holiday but its better to be home safe and well and in one piece.  Will catch up soon, take care of that burn
Sally & Chris
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 26, 2013, 09:20:22 pm
Glad you made it back okay Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update 2 Door Fairlane hits the Road
Post by: rocket on November 27, 2013, 12:31:40 pm
Great to have you back safely Jack and Briar.

Yesterday we fired up the recond engine in the Fairlane. Ron, Brad and Jeremy spent the afternoon running in the cam then tuning it. It is running sweet! -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02924.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02924.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02923.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02923.jpg.html)

This engine was fully reconditioned by Ron. Here he is with a very wide smile -

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Brad and Jeremy took it for an inaugural cruise after checking the new brakes -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02926.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02926.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02929.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02929.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02930.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02930.jpg.html)

They both returned with big smiles and said it is very comfortable and smooth.

Next is a Wheel Alignment followed by some fine tuning, then off to the rego gods.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on November 27, 2013, 12:51:35 pm
that looks awesome Rod...........well done boys
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on November 27, 2013, 01:58:47 pm
Looking great. Hopefully my engine will be running as smooth soon.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 68Coupe on November 27, 2013, 02:27:09 pm
Looks sensational Rocket, I absolutely love the '66/'67 Fairlanes. Not sure if my garage is big enough to park one alongside the '68 coupe though.  :smile01:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on November 27, 2013, 06:28:20 pm
The Fairlane has come up a treat, plenty of room around the donk in that engine bay!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2013, 06:17:17 am
that looks awesome Rod...........well done boys

Thanks Dale. :thumb:

Looking great. Hopefully my engine will be running as smooth soon.

Yes Mark... Ron will have it running sweetly. :smile01:

Looks sensational Rocket, I absolutely love the '66/'67 Fairlanes. Not sure if my garage is big enough to park one alongside the '68 coupe though.  :smile01:

68coupe, You just need a longer garage  :grin:

The Fairlane has come up a treat, plenty of room around the donk in that engine bay!
Thanks Mattstang. Plenty of room everywhere in the Fairlane. We love it! :burnout:

We owe a very big Thankyou to Kym T ( Boss351 ). This was Kym`s car. He and Jeremy did a deal on this car in return for doing the resto on Kym`s 64.5 Mustang. :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on November 28, 2013, 11:29:13 am
 :coolpic: Love the car guys, looks awesome, would love to have one of those fairlanes, really becoming popular items of late.

Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on November 28, 2013, 04:32:33 pm
:coolpic: Love the car guys, looks awesome, would love to have one of those fairlanes, really becoming popular items of late.

Cheers
Keith

Hi 66 Stang, Thanks. Yes.. i have noticed a few fairlanes getting around lately.

What about this one... it has the steering wheel on the right side -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC02003.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC02003.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01998.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC01998.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01997.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC01997.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/DSC01999.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/DSC01999.jpg.html)

It is a ZB Fairlane which is very original. We have had it sitting in the workshop for about 5 years and it was in my brother in laws workshop for about 3 years before that. When we can finally get around to doing a bare metal respray on the car it will be used by our oldest son who also has five children. Just the right size for them :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Kym`s 64.5 Concours Resto
Post by: rocket on December 16, 2013, 07:43:22 pm
Kym`s car is currently being reassembled- slowly but surely.

The engine and transmission were installed late last week and the car is now up on the hoist to finish connecting various items -

 (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02968.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02968.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02965.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02965.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02966.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02966.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02967.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02967.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02971.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02971.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02970.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02970.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02969.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02969.jpg.html)

When Brad uploaded some photos of the freshly painted engine on our facebook page there was a cry of " You have painted the valve covers the wrong colour! They should be gold - not blue. " Ha Ha! Wrong!!!

The optional base 260 2V V8 164 hp engine in Kym`s 64.5  Coupe did indeed have light blue valve covers and air cleaner.
Check out the following link for all the correct info
 http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump_0308_select_correct_vintage_mustang_engine_paint/ (http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump_0308_select_correct_vintage_mustang_engine_paint/)

Kym has done his homework. It is a delight to see this car being reassembled to Kym`s exacting standards. We are all learning a lot from him. This car will be seen at many concours events and I think kym will be adding to his Silverware collection.

Rocket.

Next post John Alexo`s 65 Vintage Burgundy Coupe - painted today.
Title: Re: Time for an update - John Alexo`s 65 Coupe
Post by: rocket on December 16, 2013, 09:45:31 pm
John Alexo`s Mustang dream had turned sour. When John and his young son drove in with their 65 coupe on a car trailer I stood back and observed the meeting between John, Brad and Jeremy. John explained how he had been let down over the last year or so by two separate panel beaters who had promised to fix the car but then just let the car sit after attempting some rust repairs in a half ar@ed manner and then just blew primer over the rough repairs.

The look of despair on John`s face softened throughout the discussion as he came to realise that maybe he had come to right place and we could help him and his son turn their dream into reality. These are the sort of people we try to help. We worked out a plan of action.

First job was to have the engine bay and undercarriage blasted to uncover any rust problems. The blasting revealed that both front floor pans required replacement as well as the taillight panel at the back of the car - so nothing major -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02916.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02916.jpg.html)

Blutey repaired the rusted areas before removing the primer from the body and repairing any rough areas.

Fast forward to today and after about five weeks hard work, Luke painted the car in the clients choice of Vintage Burgundy -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02972.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02972.jpg.html) 

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02979.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02979.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02984.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02984.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02974.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02974.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02989.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02989.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02990.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02990.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02976.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02976.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02978.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02978.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02996.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02996.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02995.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02995.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02994.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC02994.jpg.html)

Hope you like it John and Son.

Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Mattstang on December 16, 2013, 10:02:38 pm
Hey Rocket
Vintage burgundy is an absolute top choice for the 65 coupe by the owner, awesome job to date  :thumb:

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on December 16, 2013, 10:44:15 pm
Have to love that vintage burgundy. The car looks sensational.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: MachAttack on December 16, 2013, 10:52:32 pm
Top job as usual guys, that colour looks great out in the sun.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on December 16, 2013, 11:07:33 pm
Just needs the parchment pony trim interior to top it off
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 17, 2013, 02:00:09 am
That colour does look good !
Well done guys.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Stang on December 17, 2013, 03:28:43 pm
 :agree: Good work,

I love this thread, always look forward to updates, you guys do some cracking work, awesome seeing these cars coming back to life.

When are you going to open up in Sydney :grin:

Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 17, 2013, 06:31:23 pm
Thankyou all for your kind words, I will pass them on to the factory boys. :thumb:

We agree that Vintage Burgundy is an excellent colour, in fact we are about to finish  the resto on our 67 Vintage Burgundy coupe. The car has been sold and the new owner is keen to get behind the wheel asap.

John`s coupe is to get the parchment pony interior and I believe the 67 will get similar trim. I believe the 67 owner was inspired by the colour combo and trim in Mark`s ( mwizz) Vert.

66 Stang, unfortunately I was not able to get photos of John`s car as it was being repaired - we were just too busy in our other work.

As far as coming to Sydney   :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :burnout:  The best part of Sydney is the road out of Sydney. :smile01: You should relocate to Adelaide! LOL!

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on December 19, 2013, 06:59:52 pm
Sorry I missed you today Rocket.

Saw that vintage burgundy car today and I agree with the comments. It is magnificent.

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 19, 2013, 07:10:47 pm
Hi Jack, Too bloody hot for me today. Hibernated in the office all day.

Hope to catch up soon.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on December 19, 2013, 07:53:48 pm
You're showing your age mate.   :grin:  :bolt:

Jack
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 20, 2013, 01:48:21 am
When are u guys ( Jeremy in particular) finishing for the Xmas break Rocket ?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 20, 2013, 03:02:46 am
You're showing your age mate.   :grin:  :bolt:

Jack

 :grin: Yes... I think you are right -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/victa/il_340x270_415128210_4duo.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/victa/il_340x270_415128210_4duo.jpg.html)

When are u guys ( Jeremy in particular) finishing for the Xmas break Rocket ?


Hi Michael, officially we close for Christmas today ( Friday 20th ) at 1pm, but Jeremy will be at work on Saturday morning.
We will re open on Monday 6th January.

Did you have any success with the Torque Converter?

Rocket.



Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 67fasty.sm on December 20, 2013, 09:11:39 am
Rocket all i can say is that you and your boys are legends , luv the way you operate and your professional approach to your customers  :cheers:
regards shane
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on December 20, 2013, 09:32:32 am
Did you have any success with the Torque Converter?

Yes at last. Problem finally solved. :pepper:

I see the Grande has been having a few outings lately.
I keep bumping into Brad on cruises.
Damn, those streeter wheels really suit the car and colour.
Looks great.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 20, 2013, 10:38:08 am
Rocket all i can say is that you and your boys are legends , luv the way you operate and your professional approach to your customers  :cheers:
regards shane

Hi Shane, Thankyou very much, we appreciate it.
We follow a very simple rule in both businesses - Do unto others as you would like them to do to you. :thumb:

Merry Christmas to you.


Yes at last. Problem finally solved. :pepper:

I see the Grande has been having a few outings lately.
I keep bumping into Brad on cruises.
Damn, those streeter wheels really suit the car and colour.
Looks great.

Hi Michael, Great to know that problem is behind you. I know how much you like cruising in your Mustang.

Makes me happy to see Brad and Fiona out cruising in the Grande. I just don`t get the opportunity to drive it much. Brad and Fiona know to come and get it whenever they like.

I really like the wheels, but being 17`s with low profile tyres the ride can be a bit bumpy - but it is worth it. :smile01:

Merry Christmas.

 
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/034.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/1969%20Mustang%20Grande/034.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Message for Reece
Post by: rocket on December 21, 2013, 09:27:22 pm
Received an email from Reece asking about a car.

Reece, there are some warning signs in the Ad you directed us to.

1) Arrived in Australia 1997 but never been registered. Hmmm... Why?

2) Covered in layers of dust. Well.... If you wanted to sell a car wouldn`t you at least wash it? What are they trying to hide?

3) Ad states no rust in quarters or floors. What about the rest of the car?

Tread carefully with that car.

I would be checking out the red one with the white stripes..... Sounds genuine. Or the dark coloured one at Kala.....

Sometimes it is better to pay a bit more for a higher quality car. Most times they are cheaper in the long run.

Whatever car interests you, please make sure to check it over carefully - preferably with a very experienced Mustanger and absolutely insist on inspecting the undercarriage with the car up on a hoist.

Hope that helps.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Valour22 on December 22, 2013, 10:52:14 am
Thanks Rocket for your reply, much appreciated. I totally agree with your comments about spending a bit more and getting a better car. Cheers and have a great Christmas.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on December 22, 2013, 03:52:05 pm
Hi Valour22, Welcome to the Forum. :hi: You will find lots of great advice here.

As you search for your ideal Mustang, can I suggest you look for a car with the best body and paint you can find. Consider mechanicals as secondary. Engines and gearboxes are a whole lot cheaper than body and paint.

If somebody should suggest a car which "just needs a quick paint job " run a mile!

Also consider going along to a MOCA WA meeting. They are a friendly bunch of people who can give you some pointers.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update -Preparing for Nationals
Post by: rocket on March 25, 2014, 07:08:27 pm
Only 3 weeks before we head over to Geelong for the Nationals - Should be a blast.

We are taking a different approach this year. The boys have been flat out all year and so we have had no time to prepare our own cars. This is how the car factory looks on a regular basis now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1794776_744990868852149_630334588_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1794776_744990868852149_630334588_n.jpg.html)

So rather than bust our guts for the next few weeks preparing cars for concourse, we will simply clean and polish the cars before heading over. Jeremy is taking his 65 Coupe, Brad will take his 95 GT and I will take the Grande. We are treating the Nationals as more of a holiday this year. Happy to note that Jeremy and Monique will also have their five children with them.

There will be some special cars heading over from Adelaide. Kym T is trailering his superb 64.5 Coupe over -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/KIMS645.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/KIMS645.jpg.html)

We have just finished building the 67 Burgundy Coupe which should be going for Registration early next week. New owner Neil is hoping to drive it over to Geelong -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/1782432_749122445105658_1286600858_o.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/1782432_749122445105658_1286600858_o.jpg.html)

Please be sure to check both cars out.

So who else is going to the Nationals and what car are you preparing for the trip? Post a photo of the car you are taking. If you do not know how to post photos - just email them to me at  imageclassics@outlook.com and I will be happy to post them for you.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: tim_morrison82 on March 26, 2014, 01:24:00 am
im not going to the nationals, however I will be visiting adelaide on monday the 7th april if anyone is around...? would like to call in if possible?
will anyone be around?
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2014, 05:56:47 am
Hi Tim, You are more than welcome to call in. :thumb:

We will all be here on the 7th. Car factory is open from 7am to 3.30pm

Enjoyed talking with you in Perth last year and will be good to catch up again.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 26, 2014, 09:53:28 am
What day are you guys leaving Rocket....I am going on the Wednesday morning, Brett Tonkin is tagging along with me!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2014, 02:53:37 pm
What day are you guys leaving Rocket....I am going on the Wednesday morning, Brett Tonkin is tagging along with me!

Hi Dale, That is excellent. We are also leaving on the Wednesday morning. :burnout:

I will bring the camera. Lets see if we can get some more of those " Front up " overtaking shots. :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on March 26, 2014, 04:11:06 pm
looks you guys will be polishing up something else for Brad and Fiona to drive!... :ouch:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 26, 2014, 04:47:10 pm
Yep... Looking that way. We have a few options - Moniques 69 Vert was passed by Regency last week, or Jeremy`s 66 Fastback could do with a run. I was aghast yesterday when Michelle suggested we take the Territory. I said you do not take a Territory to a Mustang show! :toetapping: She may win out on that one :grin:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on March 26, 2014, 06:10:02 pm
Love that factory shot. The Nationals will be a well deserved break for you all.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on March 27, 2014, 12:57:35 am
Im leaving on the Thursday for work reasons.
U guys better save me some beer  :cheers:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 27, 2014, 02:18:37 pm
Love that factory shot. The Nationals will be a well deserved break for you all.
 

Hi Mark, Not everyday we have a Boss or Shelby in. I may get the photo blown up and framed.

 The boys are really looking forward to the break.

Im leaving on the Thursday for work reasons.
U guys better save me some beer  :cheers:

Hi Michael, pity you are not leaving with us on the Wednesday.

Will be sure to have a pint or 2 lined up for you. :cheers:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on March 27, 2014, 10:55:18 pm
Hey Rod

Im driving my Territory to Geelong!! :burnout:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on March 28, 2014, 08:37:05 am
That will be a very nice looking rig - Brand spanking new Titanium Territory towing the freshly restored 64.5 Coupe. :thumb:

Hope you are leaving on the Wednesday morning. I will have the camera ready to take a few shots.

At this stage it is likely Michelle and I will be taking the Territory also.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss351 on April 03, 2014, 12:25:57 pm
Wednesday it is! :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2014, 11:51:40 am
 :thumb:

Good news. Brad and Fiona have just gone to pick up the 95 GT from the Auto Trans specialist - all fixed. :smile01:

So Michelle and i will be taking the Grande after all.

Will take some photos this arvo showing a couple of completed projects - Jack`s Indian Fire Mach1 and the Burgundy 67 Coupe. Both cars are headed to Regency in the next couple of days.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: tim_morrison82 on April 07, 2014, 02:15:14 pm
rocket, I wont be there till tomorrow. I will catch you there.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2014, 02:59:43 pm
rocket, I wont be there till tomorrow. I will catch you there.

Hi Tim, No worries. I may or may not be here, but i have let the boys in the factory know you are calling in. Just drive straight down to the car factory - they will make you welcome :thumb:

Brad`s 95 is back It is going well. Here it is -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03092.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03092.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03093.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03093.jpg.html)

The boys are currently debating whether to give it a quick respray before we go to the Nationals. Nothing like putting yourself under pressure  :grin:

Jack`s Mach1 came in for a tidy up and preparation to get it through Regency for Registration Jack has been working on the car since the Newcastle Nationals. Car is very original -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03103.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03103.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03100.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03100.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03118.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03118.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03105.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03105.jpg.html)

The car has not been painted yet, in fact i hope Jack does not have it painted for a while. Really like the original ( although faded ) paint.

The Burgundy 67 Coupe is going to Regency tomorrow This car has come up looking very schmick -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03110.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03110.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03106.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03106.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03108.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03108.jpg.html)

More later.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - Thrillseekers!!
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2014, 04:23:17 pm
Went for a walk to the car factory a few minutes back and this is what i saw -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03127.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03127.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03125.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03125.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03135.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03135.jpg.html)

With one week and one day left before we leave for the Nationals, the boys have decided to respray the 95GT. :smash: :ouch: :kickass: :omg: :grin:

Can we do it - Yes we can!! Who said life was meant to be easy? Who needs rest?

Thankfully there are no dents or rust to worry about so it should be pretty easy. The paint looked OK to me, but the boys were concerned that upon close inspection you could see a few different shades of red where different panels had been sprayed at different times in the past.

Wish us luck - we are going to need it! :grin:

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Sally on April 07, 2014, 08:18:50 pm
Car looks great as is but that is only from the pictures I have seen, are they going to enter it?
 Your guys can do it, you have a great team and they always manage to do everything within the time frames.  Will be a good break for them at the Nationals, dont forget to take plenty of photos for us armchair travellers
Say hi to Michelle for me
Sally
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 07, 2014, 09:42:42 pm
Hi Sally, This year our cars are just going in the Sunday Display - except for Ron`s 71 Mach1. Ron is very serious about improving his points score in Concourse. He and his son are giving the undercarriage of the Mach1 a serious detailing -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03115.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03115.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03113.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03113.jpg.html)

Here is Ron`s son cleaning the wheel wells -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03111.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03111.jpg.html)

Last year Ron lost 20 points for an incorrect Carburettor - a big Holley -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03134.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03134.jpg.html)

He has now replaced that with the correct Autolite 4300 (?) -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03133.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03133.jpg.html)

He will trailer the car to Geelong. Just hope it does not rain on the way over or we will all be climbing underneath to clean it again.

Yes... Keep watching this Thread during the Nationals ( sorry you and Chris are not coming ). I will post all the action  on the way over and during the Nationals.

Michelle said hi to you and Chris.

Rocket.


Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 08, 2014, 04:32:37 pm
Another Overhaulin episode. I am sure you will get the paint done in time Rod, nothing like a bit of last minute action to make it all worthwhile in the end. Good luck to Ron as well, his car is looking brilliant.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 08, 2014, 07:20:54 pm
Another Overhaulin episode. I am sure you will get the paint done in time Rod, nothing like a bit of last minute action to make it all worthwhile in the end. Good luck to Ron as well, his car is looking brilliant.

Hi Mark, The boys are fairly relaxed about having the respray finished in time. This morning the body was scuffed with 800 grit wet rub to prepare it for paint. Then this afternoon they refitted the body kit ( after scuffing it back) using a combination of screws, tape and Sikaflex.  Luke says he will have it in the booth for taping up tomorrow afternoon then paint early Friday. That leaves the weekend for polishing and re assembly.

Had a good look under Ron`s car late this afternoon and found it very, very clean and tidy. Ron has finished fitting the carby and has the car running sweet. We are keeping a close eye on the weather for Geelong next week. Starting to look like it will be wet -
 http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/vic/central/geelong (http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/vic/central/geelong)

Guess we will be taking a good supply of Microfibre cloths to clean under Kym`s and Ron`s Mustangs.

More photos of progress on the 95 GT tomorrow.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 66 Hertz on April 09, 2014, 09:24:56 am
last time I drove my car to Victoria for the Round Up in 2011, it rained most of the way there and most of the way home........That Sucked!   :ouch:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 09, 2014, 04:33:55 pm
Yes Dale, I remember it well. We all had a fantastic time. :thumb:

It has been a good day at Image. Jeremy took Jack`s Indian Fire Mach1 through Regency and it passed first time around. Happy with that. Brad and Fiona will deliver the car to Jack and Briar on their way home tonight.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03141.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03141.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03142.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03142.jpg.html)

Congratulations Jack and Briar  :thumb: :burnout:

The boys are ahead of schedule with the paint job on the 95 GT. Luke is painting the car right now -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03145.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03145.jpg.html)

He is almost ready to shoot 3 coats of clear over the base coat. Will see if I can get a photo after it has baked in the booth.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Brumby1 on April 09, 2014, 05:08:49 pm
 :fantastic:
I am happy that Jeremy is happy.. Also happy that my Mach can now be registered. Thanks to all the guys at Image Classic cars who slaved over it  :lol:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 09, 2014, 06:16:16 pm
Hi Jack, Well I am happy that you are happy that Jeremy is happy, but most importantly we hope you are happy with the Mach1. :thumb: :grin:

Even Luke is happy, so happy that after he had sprayed 3 coats of clear on the 95 GT, he let it flash off then sprayed a 4th coat. :smile01: Brad and Fiona are very happy with it too! :smile01:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03152.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03152.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03153.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03153.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03150.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03150.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03157-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03157-1.jpg.html)

Tomorrow Luke will paint the side skirts and a few small items then polish the car before it is put back together. Should be a relaxing weekend before we take off for Geelong.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 10, 2014, 10:44:40 am
The Rego Gods are certainly smiling upon us this week Did not start out well on Tuesday. Jeremy took the 67 Coupe for the ID inspection and because the inspector could see the very edge of the second Vin No. which is covered by the front guard, he made Jeremy bring the car back to work in order to wire wheel underneath the inner guard so that they could read the numbers. He took the car back and they could read the numbers and so the car passed ID inspection.

He returned to Regency this morning for the Roadworthy inspection and the car passed with flying colours. So 2 cars in 2 days passed first time. Happy days :smile01:

Only down side is because we have to wait up to 2 weeks for the LHD Exemption to arrive before the car can be Registered, new owner Neil cannot drive the car to the Geelong Nationals as he had planned. Bugger!

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03110.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03110.jpg.html)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 10, 2014, 02:31:26 pm
That is great news for Neil (apart from the two week wait)
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2014, 07:19:44 pm
That is great news for Neil (apart from the two week wait)

Yep... I hope Neil is happy with the car. This Vintage Burgundy 67 Coupe is one of my all time favourite Mustangs :thumb:

Did not go to work today. Jeremy and I are in the middle of a major renovation of a rental property - we had to go there and do some work today. Thankfully Brad has put up a photo of the 95 GT on our facebook page -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/10003531_765456890138880_3317775887701190226_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/10003531_765456890138880_3317775887701190226_n.jpg.html)

Looks like they have finished the polishing job and put it back together already.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: 69vert on April 11, 2014, 08:24:02 pm
Fellas don't cop the two week garbage on LHD exemption.
I've just been through this nonsense.It's a single page standard document with three photos of your car with your rego
and name and address on the letter.Why should it take more than a day?
After getting various time estimates [days to maybe 6 weeks] from the same public servant,i went to my local MP
and complained about the "Yes Minister" attitude.I then returned to the Regency Park office saw the very same guy,
told him I'd seen my MP.Done immediately!!
That whole Rego Department needs to be privatised.If you ran a business with the same attitude and efficiency
you would be broke in a very short time.
Tom
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: Macka on April 11, 2014, 08:35:41 pm
Time to rattle some cages??   :kickass:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 11, 2014, 09:23:50 pm
That's sensational work Rod, looks stunning
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 11, 2014, 09:59:14 pm
Fellas don't cop the two week garbage on LHD exemption.
I've just been through this nonsense.It's a single page standard document with three photos of your car with your rego
and name and address on the letter.Why should it take more than a day?
After getting various time estimates [days to maybe 6 weeks] from the same public servant,i went to my local MP
and complained about the "Yes Minister" attitude.I then returned to the Regency Park office saw the very same guy,
told him I'd seen my MP.Done immediately!!
That whole Rego Department needs to be privatised.If you ran a business with the same attitude and efficiency
you would be broke in a very short time.
Tom



Time to rattle some cages??   :kickass:

Tom, Macka, Nice to know that when push comes to shove with the exemption they will come to the party. This business of having to wait for the exemption to arrive by post before you can register your car is a recent policy and  I agree it seems ridiculous. But because we take cars through on an ever increasing regular basis I do not feel it is in our best interest to challenge them about it. Hard enough to get a car passed already. However there would be nothing to stop the individual owners of the cars from kicking up a stink.


That's sensational work Rod, looks stunning

Mark I really did not think they could do the respray that quickly, although with 3 people on the job I guess it became a bit easier. Can`t wait to check it out in person on Monday.

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 12, 2014, 10:32:19 am
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/10003531_765456890138880_3317775887701190226_n.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/10003531_765456890138880_3317775887701190226_n.jpg.html)
Guys that looks sensational and in such a quick turnaround time.
Brad would be pretty happy.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2014, 12:43:08 pm
Hi Michael, Thanks - From what I have seen on facebook Brad and Fiona are absolutely stoked with it. :thumb: In fact Brad did a lot of work on the car himself like the pull down, wet rubbing and re assembly. It was a team effort by them all. I hope they are out driving it this weekend. The car had only been driven back from the Auto Trans Specialist before it was pulled apart. Brad said the Trans feels excellent but I would still like to see him drive it around before the trip.

Speaking of trips - Congratulations Michael! His name was pulled out of the hat in the ballot for those to drive around the Ford Test Track at the You Yangs. Lucky bugger!  :burnout:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: boss69hogg on April 12, 2014, 08:34:05 pm
"This business of having to wait for the exemption to arrive by post before you can register your car is a recent policy and  I agree it seems ridiculous."

Ron this is ridiculous. - waiting for post in the 21st Century! Maybe SA isn't as up to speed with the rest of the Nation as we thought!
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 12, 2014, 10:22:29 pm
Hi David, Yes.... South Australian Government has always had an archaic attitude toward many things ie lets complicate something simple!

Up until recently you would have the car inspected and when passed you would just go and Register the car then drive it. The LHD Exemption would arrive in the post several weeks later. It is a requirement to keep it in the car at all times so that it can be produced to any law enforcement officer who may pull you over. By virtue of the fact that the car is registered should really tell anybody that it has LHD Exemption. I think the photos are supposed to show what the car looked like when first Registered, thus preventing anybody from fitting Alloy Wheels, fancy Stereo or other after market items lest they be committing an offence by driving a non factory original car :grin:

Archaic? Ridiculous? Well... This is South Australia!

By the way, those photos you took today are sensational. :thumb:

Rod Rocket :smile01:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 13, 2014, 07:56:27 am
Speaking of trips - Congratulations Michael! His name was pulled out of the hat in the ballot for those to drive around the Ford Test Track at the You Yangs. Lucky bugger!  :burnout:
I was a bit unsure of what this entailed at first but after doing a bit of research, Im looking forward to visiting the top secret You Yangs center.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 13, 2014, 10:35:34 am
Michael, It will be a blast for you :thumb:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: chopmgw on April 14, 2014, 05:55:12 am
Michael, It will be a blast for you :thumb
Being a Nationals virgin, I think the next week will be a blast, Im already a bit excited.  :pepper:
Just got to figure out how the hell Im gonna get to Tailem Bend by 7:00 am  :omg:
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 14, 2014, 07:41:45 am
Being a Nationals virgin, I think the next week will be a blast, Im already a bit excited.  :pepper:
Just got to figure out how the hell Im gonna get to Tailem Bend by 7:00 am  :omg:

Easy.... Just get up at 4am and leave home at 5am :grin: Can you still get those early morning reminder calls?

Looks like it will be nice weather on Wednesday and Thursday for the trip over, but a few (possible) showers are forecast for Geelong on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bugger!

 http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/vic/central/geelong (http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/vic/central/geelong)

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - New Arrival from USA
Post by: rocket on April 15, 2014, 03:50:19 pm
Just had 3 cars cleared by Customs/Aqis. First one was just now driven back to work - a beauty - It is owned by a chap in Queensland. Shermatt shipped it to us so that we can give it a respray, then it will be taken up to Queensland - Reckon it would be an enjoyable drive too :burnout:

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03177.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03177.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03179.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03179.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03180.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03180.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03178.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03178.jpg.html)

Love the Interior -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03181.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03181.jpg.html)

Next one to come back is a whale of a car. A 66 Ford Galaxie with a 390 in it. Photos later.
Title: Re: Time for an update - New Arrival from USA No. 2
Post by: rocket on April 15, 2014, 04:47:37 pm
We really like this one - 66 Ford Galaxie 500 -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03190.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03190.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03186.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03186.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03184.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03184.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03187.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03187.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03183.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03183.jpg.html)

Came with a bunch of receipts -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03185.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03185.jpg.html)

You could fit a lot of people inside this car -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03189.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03189.jpg.html)

The car is very tidy and original. Does not need paint - just a good polish, get her through Rego then on the market it will go.

We never had time to pick up the third car today. We will send a tow truck to pick it up tomorrow. It is a 66 Ford Fairlane 2 door which is also a very tidy original car.

Rocket

Next Post - Preparing to leave for the Nationals.
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 15, 2014, 04:56:44 pm
Very very nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: Time for an update - Last day preparations
Post by: rocket on April 15, 2014, 07:40:22 pm
Very very nice  :thumb:

Thanks Mark.

Rick brought Emberglow in this morning to have a new water pump fitted. One of those times when you think the car is ready to go for a long cruise but then a small coolant leak appears. Glad he caught it before we hit the road tomorrow -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03163.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03163.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03162-1.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03162-1.jpg.html)

Brad and Mark  removed the old water pump, painted the new one then had it fitted well before lunchtime.

Luke wanted to give Brad and Fiona`s 95 GT a quick Menzerna polish to finish off the new paint job -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03159.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03159.jpg.html)

Everybody commented on how well the Menzerna made the paint look. In the below photo Luke has polished the front but not the door -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03169.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03169.jpg.html)

Meanwhile, Blutey was busy fitting a one piece glass to this Fastback -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03167.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03167.jpg.html)

That was the first smile we saw out of Blutey since he started the job :grin: He is in no hurry to do another one piece glass.

Ron and Mark have spent a couple of weeks preparing Ron`s Mach 1 for the Concourse Judging. They were happy to load it onto the car trailer today. Great job guys! Car is superb -

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03171.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03171.jpg.html)

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg34/rocket67/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03175.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rocket67/media/Image%20Classics%20042013/DSC03175.jpg.html)

Early night for us. Meeting up with 36 others at Tailem Bend at first light in the morning. Will post plenty of photos showing highlights of the trip and the action from the Nationals.

Rocket.

Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: mwizz on April 15, 2014, 08:28:22 pm
Happy travels guys
Title: Re: Time for an update
Post by: rocket on April 16, 2014, 05:33:36 am
You too Jetsetter :smile01:

Rocket.

Time to hit the road. :burnout: :smile01:

Rocket.
Title: Re: Time for an update - from Geelong
Post by: rocket on April 16, 2014, 06:14:42 pm