Wow. Don't know how I missed this thread ("fumes" maybe?). I really enjoy progress pics and text of a restoration done right. The pastel blue will look great. What color top and guts?
BTW, Back in the late '70s I was brokering cars. A pastel blue ('73 if I recall), with charcoal graphics, Mach1 came in. Loaded, but powered by a 302, 2bbl., so not exactly fast. It was a very good looking car. Got a lot of looks.