I am restoring a 1969 Mach 1 with white interior. The seats are white w/ white. What should the carpet be? Black w/ Red? Black w/ Black? Any help would be much appreciated.
allengram said:Is there really a standard to the interiors of these cars? I have a white interior 70 Mach and it was assembled in Detroit with Los Angeles DSO. ........
No problem... that is why we are discussing the subject. I also would like a few more examples but we have more now than we once didtxmach said:With all due respect, I do not believe there has been a definitive answer to what carpet should be in a '69 Mach 1 with a white interior.
txmach said:MCA judging requires black with red inserts.
Evidence? Do you have a collection of pictures of original cars with red exteriors and white interiors that you have not posted??? Interested in seeing them.txmach said:However, I don't think there is any evidence that any white interior car originally came with red inserts, unless it was red or maroon exterior? Do not accept a one-line answer that you need red inserts without some proof backing it up. And by proof I mean photos of interiors from original cars, which is research I'm trying to do.
Not sure how we got to the black carpet with black Mach I inserts on a 69. No pictures or suggestions have been made - unless I missed somethingtxmach said:Your photos may actually prove that white interior cars got black carpet without Mach 1 inserts. However, carpet is now available with black inserts that I think has been introduced to people who were wanting Mach 1 carpet that was all black.
BrinkerM1 said:I still don't have a good answer. My car is an original candy apple red mach 1 with all white seats. I would prefer to go the route to not loose any points at a MCA show. Does this mean I should be buying black w/ red carpet?
My first Mustang was a 69 Mach 1, R-code, 4-speed, Acapulco Blue, Gold stipes, White Interior. It was a Dearborn car, I am not sure of the build date.txmach said:Are there any original owners out there???
Yes that is what we saw with the examples I posted earlier and this car - in fact there is another on EBAY now - in addition to the one I mentioned. Missed it earlier until I noticed the interior code and read the description. The seats were now black but text explained that they were white and someone had painted them I wondered why the seats and carpet had no red insertstxmach said:So theoretically if this is original carpet, then white interior '69 Mach 1s got standard black carpet with the only insert being heel on the driver's front side?
Can't seem to find any engineering number on an original carpet yet. There is a chance that replacements were marked and assembly was not. Like a number of other partstxmach said:Th........... Is there any marking on original carpet to figure out if it has been replaced? I asked this before and didn't get an answer, so I'll assume the answer is no way to i.d. original carpet.