Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 05/08/2021 in all areas

  1. Nothing wrong with Thomas Dolby. Actually, "science' wasn't all that bad when I first heard it. Boy George I thought was just B.S. But who am I to judge, as I have found DEVO to be more of interest. Still, I think I'm turning Japanese and eating Iguana in Tijuana on a Mexican radio whoa-whoa.....
    4 points
  2. That is an excellent piece of rationalization! Chuck
    1 point
  3. One of the biggest things I LOVE about my 72 is being able to drive with the windows open. It may sound strange to say, but so many new cars have such bad buffeting if you try and open a window that its almost painful in your ears driving with the windows down. But I love that in the 72 you can blast down the highway with the windows down and still be comfortable and have a conversation in the car. And I do also like that its unique and less common now. Thats why I want to build the cleveland in it, again not a ton of clevelands out there now it seems. As for things I would improve, the trunk is big but with a tiny little access to actually put anything in it. Seats could be a bit better but Im remedying that in mine and it was probably par the course in the 70's. I definately echo the fuse box placement. And the only other thing that surprised me a little is how narrow the interior can seem despite the size of the car. Im not a tiny guy, and if you have 2 broad chested guys you will be fighting for the arm rest lol. But overall I love this thing. Im obviously biased but I think they are an under appreciated car since they had suspension/steering and other improvements over the earlier Mustangs.
    1 point
  4. If I remember correctly , it should have went in before the window as I don't think you can see the channel now. Back edge slides in and the front edge gets screwed down on early cars [ 71 ] and riveted down on 72 and 73 You might be able to use another strip of sheet metal to lift the seal so you can see the channel it slides into
    1 point
  5. I first saw a '71 Mustang walking home from High School in '71, brand new, sitting in a neighbors driveway. Compared to what I had been used to seeing in the muscle car/pony cars of the day, the new '71s struck me as ugly. The one I saw was Medium Yellow Gold.......kinda "American Cheese" looking, and I didn't care for the color either. Today, after owing a '66 GT-350, a '65 Hi-Po GT coupe, a 1970 Olds 442 W-30, a '69 GTO Judge, several assorted vintage hot rods,.....I've changed my opinion from when I was 18. I dig my '71 Mach. It's been very dependable to me for a good many years now and is sort of my buddy. How in the hell did I end up with a Medium Yellow Gold car too?? Well, I think my '71 has an agressive look to it. Most new Hondas are faster than my car, I think, but I don't care. Most people who see my car think it's cooler than a new car ( probably because it is!) Oh yeah, no offense to Chevrolet fans, but, the magazines are full of Camaros, Novas, Chevelles, so having one of those doesn't really stand out, as often as you see them. The '71-'73 model Mustangs are fewer between at car events, even at Ford car events, making the cars different from the "me too" crowd. Saginaw steering is a definate improvement over the early push-pull steering system, and a 9" rear end is never out of style. I'm sure there's something about the cars I don't care for, but then again, I don't tend to dwell on it. Funny how things appear with time. I remember just hating the 80s New Wave music. Now, with all the Rap B.S., "She Blinded Me With Science" feels rockin'........
    1 point
  6. If you look in the NPD catalog they tell you not to use the foam tape. I did a bunch of pictures two years ago but i can never find the post so I cannot link it. I did use the 3-M strip calk two beads in the pics. My car leaked like a sive when brand new. First week I owned had inches of water in the back floor that destroyed my build sheet. It was roof rail leak. I polished my trim 2 years ago and went back with the 3-M. I use it anywhere you need to seal water out it does not harden so flexes with the body. All the ups and downs and holes in the roof rails make it hard to seal mine has vinyl roof in there also. I got my new window seals from NPD made by Daniel Carpenter in USA they fit like original. Where the trim hook over my vinyl roof I used some of the non hardening strip calk in gray that look like original since you can see some of that on a vinyl roof car. In the pics. My car never gets running water on it has not for 38 years now so would not leak anyway.
    1 point
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...