I cleaned up the wheels and bumpers using a technique I discovered on YouTube using only tin foil and water. Using water as a lubricant, I scrubbed the chr... Show moreome with the tin foil. The tin foil is nice because it doesn't scratch up the finish at all like a scrub pad will.
You can see the wheels on the original post and the bumpers, although not the ones that came on the truck, were in the same (albeit unbent) condition.
PAINT UPDATE: I started sending out the body for painting. My guy currently has the doors and has to do a small amount of body work on them. The plan is to have truck all or mostly done by the end of this summer now, so about 4-5 years ahead of schedule. Show Less
My wife decided since it was her turn to pick the next car, it should be a Mustang. Could it have been because our youngest... Show more (8yo at the time) was a Mustang fanatic, and that his birthday was coming up in a couple weeks?Her only requirements be that it was special, most likely a convertible, and not red. We were smitten with a black 2008 v6 convertible, looking at a '99 Cobra convertible and then we stumbled upon this 2004 Mach1 while testing a 2006 v6. We tested it for kicks and realized how nice the non-convertibles were. We tested the '99 Cobra anyway, but with the mods, it was just too much car for my wife...so I talked her and my boy into testing the Mach1 one more time, I drove it like it needed to be driven and they were sold. Show Less
November, 2013My truck is tucked away in the garage for the winter. Last winter was the last time I'll be keeping this outs... Show moreide the garage for the season.The suspension's put back together, and the hole in the frame has been welded.It appears I'll also need to do a little more engine work than I planned. Show Less
May-July 2013Front Suspension: Sanded and coated control arms, springs, tie rods (with new outer ends), center link, sway bar and strut rods. Rep... Show morelaced strut rod, sway bar and upper control arm bushings as well as shocks.Rear Suspension: Needed new leaf spring mounts and shackles so I got a set (whole leaf spring assy) from salvage yard and sanded and coated them. Also replaced the bushings with poly's.Re-mounted everything with Grade 8 bolts. Show Less