70 Boss 302 - Night Mission build blog
Lots of neat stuff going on in the shop lately!  Doing some 3D scanning of our custom bumper, gapping doors, filling antenna hole and finally got the Harley headlight conversion worked out!

http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2019/04/...pping.html
Reply
(12-07-2018, 01:12 PM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 11:45 AM)SWPruett Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 12:04 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: You're right.  On the west coast rust is not as big of a concern.  I got lucky, at least with rust.  My Mach 1 only needed a small patch in the floor on the drivers side near where the driver would rest his right foot.  It was less than a square foot in size.

Oh what I would give to see nice sheet metal like that again!  You are truly lucky to have such a solid machine to enjoy!  Some of the stuff we have to "rebuild" is painful!

Hey Man I just looked at your profile, and realized you are from Michigan. I was originally born, and raised just south of Chicago, Kankakee Il. and boy do I remember "RUST" I took Auto Body repair, at the Career Center, in 76" & 77". I can remember 1980 Camaro's when they were about 5 years old. You could walk up, and reach into the trunk from the side, and never have to open the lid. We cut squares of sheet metal, and brazed pieces in, to make repairs. As doing Floor pans was pretty much unheard of. And it was just gonna rust again anyway! Man have things changed. Living in Arkansas for the last 35+ years has kinda spoiled me. As you don't see much rust down here. Unless it's sat on the ground for 30 years. Then the body will look great, but there won't be any floors in it. LOL!

JTS

JTS,

Actually, I am from deep South Texas originally, but indeed I live in "occupied" SE Michigan.  Can't argue that this is the automotive capital of the world and naturally, that's what brought me here!

I have never been smart enough to move to a "low rust" area like you did!  The Texas Gulf Coast is a killer environment for rust.  Atmosphere is basically low-grade battery acid with all the salt water.  Then a swing through Colorado and finally here in Michigan.  Salted roads..........UGH!
Reply
I have never really figured out if moving to Arkansas, was the smartest thing or not. It did get us away from all the crap, of living 60 miles out of Chicago. The gangs, and drugs were starting to dominate (late70's), plus my EX still lives up there. So 5 to 6 hundred miles away seemed the best place to raise my kids. At least if they decide to shoot at you in Arkansas, it's cause you screwed up, or are someplace you really shouldn't be. Not like up North, they don't need a reason anymore.

Speaking of the Acidic Atmosphere of south Texas. I lived in Florida for three years, I had never seen a car rust from the top down before. Around the windows, and edges of the hoods, and trunks, craziest thing I'd ever seen. 

We left Florida after one night. My wife, and I were sitting up watching a movie, about 2 am when all of the sudden, they started in front of my house ripping off a 9mm, and drove past the next 2 houses, about 9 shots in all. When we first heard the shots my wife says what's that, I grabbed her, and pulled her off the couch into the floor, and told her get down here, that was gun fire! I promptly looked at her, and said were going back to Arkansas, at least if they shoot at you there, they've got a reason. So we moved back 2 weeks later (1993), and been here ever since. 

I miss Chicago for the ability to lay my hands on anything, at the drop of a hat. Cause if it exists, someone in or around Chicago has it. but Arkansas is a heck of a lot safer. Down here everybody knows who the bad guys are. They stand out like a sore thumb.  

The work you're doing is amazing. I wish I had your talents. I recently finished the custom headers, I had to build for my "Jacobra" and they are relatively crude, but a lot better then anything Ford made, and since they don't make headers for a 460 Ford motor in a Jaguar XJS. They'll do just fine. Besides I'm building a Hot Rod, not a show car. I love the work, and meticulous detail you're going through. It's gonna be gorgeous. Keep it up!

JTS
Reply
Great work.

Very inspiring!
Reply
I like the Harley light conversion.
I havent read it all but working on it
Reply
(04-12-2019, 12:10 PM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote: I have never really figured out if moving to Arkansas, was the smartest thing or not. It did get us away from all the crap, of living 60 miles out of Chicago. The gangs, and drugs were starting to dominate (late70's), plus my EX still lives up there. So 5 to 6 hundred miles away seemed the best place to raise my kids. At least if they decide to shoot at you in Arkansas, it's cause you screwed up, or are someplace you really shouldn't be. Not like up North, they don't need a reason anymore.

Speaking of the Acidic Atmosphere of south Texas. I lived in Florida for three years, I had never seen a car rust from the top down before. Around the windows, and edges of the hoods, and trunks, craziest thing I'd ever seen. 

We left Florida after one night. My wife, and I were sitting up watching a movie, about 2 am when all of the sudden, they started in front of my house ripping off a 9mm, and drove past the next 2 houses, about 9 shots in all. When we first heard the shots my wife says what's that, I grabbed her, and pulled her off the couch into the floor, and told her get down here, that was gun fire! I promptly looked at her, and said were going back to Arkansas, at least if they shoot at you there, they've got a reason. So we moved back 2 weeks later (1993), and been here ever since. 

I miss Chicago for the ability to lay my hands on anything, at the drop of a hat. Cause if it exists, someone in or around Chicago has it. but Arkansas is a heck of a lot safer. Down here everybody knows who the bad guys are. They stand out like a sore thumb.  

The work you're doing is amazing. I wish I had your talents. I recently finished the custom headers, I had to build for my "Jacobra" and they are relatively crude, but a lot better then anything Ford made, and since they don't make headers for a 460 Ford motor in a Jaguar XJS. They'll do just fine. Besides I'm building a Hot Rod, not a show car. I love the work, and meticulous detail you're going through. It's gonna be gorgeous. Keep it up!

JTS

JTS,

I gotta think that, in hindsight, you must feel like you are right where you need to be!  While I totally get the "convenience factor" of metro areas on many levels, I'll take quiet and safe just about any day!
Reply
(04-12-2019, 01:12 PM)Steven Harris Wrote: Great work.

Very inspiring!

Thank you!
Reply
(04-12-2019, 10:12 PM)combat32 Wrote: I like the Harley light conversion.
I havent read it all but working on it

Thanks!  It's pretty unique, but not over the top.  Should go easily un-noticed to casual eyes.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Official Build - '70 Chevelle + '00 Corvette = '70 CheVette Mach1Guy 28 33,835 11-15-2011, 12:54 PM
Last Post: 1969jimmach
  1963 F-100 Build Steven Harris 7 10,143 07-20-2011, 06:27 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 3 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Disc brake iissues
Last Post: ProblemChild54
Yesterday 11:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 20
Won't go
Last Post: ProblemChild54
Yesterday 10:44 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 295
No reverse lights
Last Post: Jonner B
Yesterday 10:37 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 279
Here is Practical Explanation about Next...
Last Post: arce
Yesterday 09:55 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 23
20 Year Old and just bought a Mach 1
Last Post: Jonner B
08-13-2019 03:20 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 234
Been Awhile... '71 Rustang
Last Post: Mister 4x4
08-12-2019 08:06 AM
» Replies: 152
» Views: 134320
Extra parts
Last Post: Jonner B
08-11-2019 07:10 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 210
My 'Racewars' Thread
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
08-08-2019 11:08 PM
» Replies: 32
» Views: 20701
Interior quarter panels
Last Post: ProblemChild54
08-05-2019 04:35 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 288
Brake pads too tight
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
07-31-2019 11:17 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 427
new autolite volt reg keeps alt light on
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
07-24-2019 12:30 PM
» Replies: 14
» Views: 1194
Manual Trans Gear Oil
Last Post: martinbrown1276
07-23-2019 08:15 PM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 4270
New Member and 69 Mach 1 owner
Last Post: combat32
07-23-2019 01:55 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 776
72 351C starts to overheat at idle
Last Post: SteveO_71
07-21-2019 12:18 AM
» Replies: 16
» Views: 4970
Happy Birthday America!!!
Last Post: Mustangmike
07-05-2019 09:45 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 1405
69 Mach 1 rear seat install
Last Post: rindel
06-29-2019 02:44 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 2533
1973 Mach 1 parts
Last Post: locknload
06-28-2019 12:14 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 3903
headers for 1969 mach 1
Last Post: rango-jr
06-23-2019 11:37 AM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 3391
Bezel for power seat switch
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
06-21-2019 02:28 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 871
Happy Dad's Day!!!
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
06-18-2019 12:31 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 759

>