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I posted about my modelling experience to repair my grill, and now I have worked out enough bugs to put her on the road. Summer is almost over, but I am gonna log some miles before the snow flies in Ohio.

1971 Monterey 2 door hardtop, 72,000 original miles, original paint. I am going to paint the roof soon because I do not like vinyl tops.

My only other modification will be dual exhaust.

Posting an as purchased pic first. 

Who else has a cool older daily? Especially up north here.

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3 hours ago, thatz4u said:

nice ride, where did you find it??

Around Newark Ohio

 

19 hours ago, The Junkman said:

"Would ya look at the size of that TRUNK!"  That would justify the price of a Costco membership.

I'll have the get a pic to show the vastness of it...... 

 

21 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

Very cool.

I'd throw an air ride system on it and call it a day. Low n slow. :)

 

Nahhh leaving it alone. Rides and drives beautifully as is. Besides, I have very little investment into it, gonna keep it that way.

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On 9/14/2021 at 2:32 PM, Sledsel said:

So nobody else has a cool older summer driver? 

I just don't drive it that much. No AC and it's been a hot and muggy summer here.

I have managed to get most of the things I need for the interior over the summer though. New upholstery kit, headliner material, carpet kit for the plastic around the hatch area, etc.

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On 9/14/2021 at 12:32 PM, Sledsel said:

So nobody else has a cool older summer driver? 

Really nice Mercury, Andy I like room in a car. Love the wheels. Maybe someday I will find a cruiser but right now one is all I need..

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On 9/20/2021 at 6:34 PM, Can-Con said:

I just don't drive it that much. No AC and it's been a hot and muggy summer here.

I have managed to get most of the things I need for the interior over the summer though. New upholstery kit, headliner material, carpet kit for the plastic around the hatch area, etc.

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Very nice TransAm ya got there Steve👍

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12 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

We sold our Cutlass convertible after tiring of fixing it every trip..and picked up this beautiful pony car . 03 Mach 1 

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I always thought those Mach1's would be a fun ride.  Congtats on picking that one up, looks nice.

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10 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

I always thought those Mach1's would be a fun ride.  Congtats on picking that one up, looks nice.

Thanks Steve , your TA is no slouch !! The fella that sold us the Mach 1 had a gorgeous white WS6 Firebird also, I wanted so badly . 

The Mach is a fun car , surprisingly its only 305 HP..kinda low and slow for a pony . My Ram 1500 will spank it right down the road lol

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On 9/13/2021 at 2:06 PM, Sledsel said:

I posted about my modelling experience to repair my grill, and now I have worked out enough bugs to put her on the road. Summer is almost over, but I am gonna log some miles before the snow flies in Ohio.

1971 Monterey 2 door hardtop, 72,000 original miles, original paint. I am going to paint the roof soon because I do not like vinyl tops.

My only other modification will be dual exhaust.

Posting an as purchased pic first. 

Who else has a cool older daily? Especially up north here.

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So you have a pretty nice Mercury to work with. What are your thoughts on the exterior ? I'm thinking about the roof where there used to be a vinyl roof. 1. leave it alone ? 2. A new vinyl roof covering ? 3. Body color repaint or a contrasting color ? 4. Go with some custom graphics maybe a little low ridder style graphics or a nice metal flake paint. 

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5 hours ago, espo said:

So you have a pretty nice Mercury to work with. What are your thoughts on the exterior ? I'm thinking about the roof where there used to be a vinyl roof. 1. leave it alone ? 2. A new vinyl roof covering ? 3. Body color repaint or a contrasting color ? 4. Go with some custom graphics maybe a little low ridder style graphics or a nice metal flake paint. 

Thoughts for this one are simple. Roof to be painted to match the rest of the car, dual exhaust, done. I have other cars I am gonna tinker with more. 

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