IN THE July issue of Street Machine, we reveal the Sidchrome Project Car for 2017 – a 1969 Mach 1 Ford Mustang. When we stuck it in our studio for some ‘before’ photos, we were stoked to see that while the car was covered in patina, the body was quite straight and the general condition wasn’t too bad.
In this first episode, we’ll meet Supercar crew Team 18, who are responsible for stripping, project-managing and assembling the car. They’ve pulled two mechanics from their duties on Lee Holdsworth’s Preston Hire Racing Commodore to work full-time on the Mustang, to ensure the project is finished on time.
We’ll also check out the techniques used to sandblast the car – fingers crossed we don’t find too much in the way of serious structural rust.
Finally, we visit ace engine builder Charlie Saliba, to pull down the Mustang’s 351 Windsor to see what we can find inside. Let me give you a hint: It ain’t pretty!
We’ll get stuck into the engine build and body repair next month, but in the meantime, make sure that you put yourself in the running to win this beast, info here: http://sidchrome.com.au/projectcar/
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SIDCHROME 1969 MACH 1 FORD MUSTANG - EPISODE FOUR
It's the final episode of the Sidchrome Mustang build, check out the finished product
SIDCHROME 1969 MACH 1 FORD MUSTANG – EPISODE THREE
The Sidchrome Mustang project car gets new paint and a stout powerplant
SIDCHROME 1969 MACH 1 FORD MUSTANG – EPISODE TWO
We see just how much is left of our Mustang after sandblasting, then hook into the body repairs, engine build and brakes