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Hello everyone!

We just got this car about a month ago, and are ready to get started. This is my dad's favorite dream car, so we're looking forward to this (besides paying the money to fix it up, haha!).

Anyways, we've started up by calling over someone to give us some information on what needs to be done. Currently, the person we talked with wants to replace a lot of the parts, including replacing the entire back area (which we don't see why he can't just patch it). The total to start would be $2,400 for the metal, and then $4,000 for labor. We're still planning on asking a few other people from around here for their thoughts also before we go with this guy.

I'm here tonight to ask everyone their opinion about the car. Where would you start? Does anyone have any information that they could give us as to where I'd look for parts I need/etc? Anything would help us greatly, and I'd be very grateful.

Here are some pictures (forgive them not looking so bright, but I took them about 5 minutes ago at 1 A.M.):

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/coolrock1/1969 Mach 1/CIMG0011.jpg

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Thanks for taking your time to read this :)
 

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If it's a true mach 1 then you are going to want to spend the money and do it right. I would not do a patch job for many reasons. Spend the money and have a solid fondation or else you'll never be happy with the finished product. I know they make complete floor pans for the earlier mustangs not sure about the 69 though. Someone will know on here. Try to put on as many original parts as you can and remember it's not a race so take your time. Good luck and enjoy the process.
Also it's never a bad idea to get second opinions on labor.
 

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As I recently posted in this topic: http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/classic-talk/95646-1970-mustang-fastback-restoration-2.html

I'm looking for an answer right now as to what to do with it. I really don't have much skill at all in restoring cars, and I think I dug a huge hole when I picked this car up. I was told that it only needed minor things done to it, which turned out to be a lie once I took it apart. I've been told that the car would need $4,000+ of metal, and then $15,000-$20,000 in labor work alone. This isn't even including anything other than just body work. In the end, the 1969 Mach 1 would cost me less than the 1970 Sportsroof.

Back on topic, I've had the tags checked, and it's a true 1969 Mach 1. I had checked around last night, and found this: Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories

It seems to be the best deal for the floor pan, along with the rest of the kit. Although, I don't think we'd start with the floor pan right away (unless everyone here thinks otherwise?).

We honestly have thought about where to start. We don't know if we should start doing some minor work ourselves, or just save up the money and send it out ASAP.

Anything can help us.
 

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When I started my project I removed all my body panels (hood, doors,fenders, deck lid, ect.) and sand blasted the chassis, thats when you really know what condition the car is in. Patch work is ok as long it's small area's, I did panel replacements if they involved compound curves or if I thought it was not worth the extra time to fabricate, most your smaller panel are relatively cheap. My experiance with after market suppliers are as follows; NPD, good customer service and quick shipping a little pricey,
CJ Pony parts, better priced shippments a little slower, Mustang Unlimited I had some problems receiving the correct part. Good luck with your project the 69 sportsroof is a awesome ride!!!
 

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I've worked with Mustangs Unlimited so far, and haven't had a problem yet.

I currently have a Trunk Floor Pan sitting in my garage (Was suppose to be for the '70, but I'm now using it for this car).

I'm still looking around to try finding someone else to do labor work for the car, just incase this guys price is too high. Our problem right now is that we don't know where to begin. The car is missing a lot of parts, mainly interior wise. I'm going to take some more pictures of the area which we're worried about right now and post them later. The guy we had over to look at the car said he didn't know if they could be replaced or not.

Still looking for anyone who can help us out, as we could really use it and want to start moving along with this project.

Thanks for all the input so far :)
 

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Here's one of the best restoration websites I have ever seen for the 1969 sportsroof. Many great photos and descriptions. I'll be referring to this a lot when I begin my 69 Mach 1 restoration project.

Limited Edition 600 Restoration - Part 1
 

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Thanks a lot for that site! Although I don't think we'll be trusting ourselves to cut and re-weld areas, it'll be a lot of help in other areas.
 

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Sorry for the double post.

Can anyone tell me what on a 69 Coupe could be used on the 69 Mach 1 Fastback (Sportsroof)? I know the doors can be used, but you need Fastback glass. I also know that most of the 70 Fastback can be used with the 69 also.

The main things I'm looking for right now are hood, deck lid, etc.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Bumping this. I really need to know about this, because I'm about to have a deal on a 1969 Coupe fly away. Please someone answer this question, thanks.
 

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Bumping this yet again.

Still need to know:

Can anyone tell me what on a 69 Coupe could be used on the 69 Mach 1 Fastback (Sportsroof)?
 

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You can use the front clip, doors and any of the running gear, oh and some interior parts. The front windshield and all the rest of the glass is different. Hope this helps
 
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