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  1. I'll start. I read this several years ago and apparently it won a first prize for a contest for wackiest Xmas story... As a joke, my brother used to hang a pair of panty hose over his fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them. What they say about Santa checking the list twice must be true because every Christmas morning, although Jay’s kids’ stockings were overflowed, his poor pantyhose hung sadly empty. One year I decided to make his dream come true. I put on sunglasses and went in search of an inflatable love doll. They don’t sell those things at Wal-Mart. I had to go to an adult bookstore downtown. If you’ve never been in an X-rated store, don’t go. You’ll only confuse yourself. I was there an hour saying things like, “What does this do?” “You’re kidding me!” “Who would buy that?” Finally, I made it to the inflatable doll section. I wanted to buy a standard, uncomplicated doll that could also substitute as a passenger in my truck so I could use the car pool lane during rush hour. Finding what I wanted was difficult. Love dolls come in many different models. The top of the line, according to the side of the box, could do things I’d only seen in a book on animal husbandry. I settled for ‘Lovable Louise.” She was at the bottom of the price scale. To call Louise a “doll” took a huge leap of imagination. On Christmas Eve, with the help of an old bicycle pump, Louise came to life. My sister-in-law was in on the plan and let me in during the wee morning hours, long after Santa had come and gone, I filled the dangling pantyhose with Louise’s pliant legs and bottom. I also ate some cookies and drank what remained of a glass of milk on a nearby tray. I went home, and giggled for a couple of hours. The next morning my brother called to say that Santa had been to his house and left a present that had made him VERY happy but had left the dog confused. She would bark, start to walk away, then come back and bark some more. We all agreed that Louise should remain in her panty hose so the rest of the family could admire her when they came over for the traditional Christmas dinner. My grandmother noticed Louise the moment she walked in the door. “What the hell is that?” she asked. My brother quickly explained, “It’s a doll.” “Who would play with something like that?” Granny snapped. I had several candidates in mind, but kept my mouth shut. “Where are her clothes?” Granny continued. “Boy, that turkey sure smells nice, Gran,” Jay said, trying to steer her into the dining room. But Granny was relentless. “Why doesn’t she have any teeth?” Again, I could have answered, but why would I? It was Christmas and no one wanted to ride in the back of the ambulance saying,”Hang on Granny! Hang on!” My grandfather, a delightful old man with poor eyesight, sidled up to me and said, ” Hey, who’s the naked gal by the fireplace?” I told him she was Jay’s friend. A few minutes later I noticed Grandpa by the mantel, talking to Louise. Not just talking, but actually flirting. It was then that we realized this might be Grandpa’s last Christmas at home. The dinner went well. We made the usual small talk about who had died, who was dying, and who should be killed, when suddenly Louise made a noise that sounded a lot like my father in the bathroom in the morning. Then she lurched from the panty hose, flew around the room twice, and fell in a heap in front of the sofa. The cat screamed. I passed cranberry sauce through my nose, and Grandpa ran across the room, fell to his knees, and began administering mouth to mouth resuscitation. My brother fell back over his chair and wet his pants and Granny threw down her napkin, stomped out of the room, and sat in the car. It was indeed a Christmas to treasure and remember. Later in my brother’s garage, we conducted a thorough examination and found the cause of Louise’s collapse. We discovered that Louise had suffered from a hot amber to the back of her right thigh. Fortunately, thanks to a wonder drug called duct tape, we restored her to perfect health. Louise went on to star in several bachelor party movies. I think Grandpa still calls her whenever he can get out of the house.
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  2. First of all: nice to hear your mother would like to have such a car as a daily driver and you assist her to find a good one! That's aweseome! On the car I find nothing serious from the photos, obviously there have been some things changed and it's not perfect. But when the price is ok and it's running strong then why not? If she's driving it all day long and the found things are nothing that you can change from time to time. One thing to consider is the fact, that such a car would not be that watertight, so the usage of the car depends on your region where you live. Usually they are not absolutely waterproof around the rear window and the quarter windows. There they leak often, furthermore if the frameless sidewindows aren't set right it will leak there too. And in the winter you would ruin that car in a few years if the roads would be salted. These are only some things to consider too when you want to drive a real classic car as a daily. Unless you live in a real dry area... So I see here and there that the paint is a little rough on the lower panels but that wouldn't bother me if this is meant to be a driver and the price is right. Valve covers, valve cover bolts, fan shroud are the obvious changed things, the gas cap is original to the car. The pop up gas cap disappeared between '71/72. Concerning the ram air it would be interesting if a Marti Report states that it is a rare H-code Ram Air car originally. And if the hood locks/TuTone thing is too. If so that car would be attractive - again, if price is right. The underbody seems fine, it looks like dealer added undercoating as on mine so all good. Rust nothing serious, looks all very original. Is the color the original color? Other obvious things are the not so correct TuTone scheme (but have seen a lot worse) and the side stripes aren't correct, "Mach 1" missing... A no go would be if you feel says overall "no" after intensive visit of the car. When it starts and running troublesome, is leaking oil here and there, makes weird noises, gets hot fast, low oil pressure, shifting bad and you have the feel, there would be thousands of dollars to spend in the future unless you make a Concourse restoration nonetheless then it would be better to let it stay where it is. It is difficult to give a state on pictures, unheard, unseen... As I follow these cars a few years now I would say in this current state a fair price would something between 15 and 20.000 bucks, nothing more. If running fine, mechanical sound you could make a real headturner of this car. Concerning the body number but also other consistent things look here http://429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com With a little angled mirror, some light and bravery you could try to see the VIN under the fenders. You could look out if there is the buck tag of the car still there, it would be on the left or right front side of the radiator core support. Other than the dash vin and the door decal there aren't any other hints without getting too deep. Again, a Marti Report would be fine. Hope this helps a bit...
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  3. By the way, looks like your dog also has a vinyl top!
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  4. If your car is using the factory-style engine mounting system, then these are the mounts you need https://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_page.asp?itemid=2559 These are two-piece mounts- there is an adapter with studs that bolt to the block and then these attach to the adapters and sit on the frame perches. Looks like this:
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  5. - 34 CJ, 8 SCJ. - 10 4speed, 32 auto.
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  6. Kilgon is really high up, and Tony-Muscle is by a bunch of water. Sorry, that’s the best I’ve got.
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  7. AMK F-254 https://www.npdlink.com/product/mounting-kit-quarter-extensions-incl-original-studs-40-/151611
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  8. Well a picture would help, but here is my guess. 1 You are correct that you have to drill the tail light panel to mount the valance. 2. My reproduction panel did come with holes for the 1973 bumper filler panel that covers the gap between bumper and tail light panel. If you do not have a 73, I suggest filling those holes before paint. kcmash
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  9. Bingo - across the board. I did the same thing when removing things like the taillight panel. It's tough to see everything a the joining places, so you might as well take the rest of the panel out anyway, and focus on separating the joints. The important part is to not mangle the pieces intended to remain on the car for the new pieces to have something solid and correct to join-up to. For the most part, I drilled out my spot welds with a purpose-made tool I picked up from Harbor Freight (a lot of people say HF tools suck and suggest spending 3-5 times as much on name-brand tools instead - I spent approx $5 apiece on 2 of these, and they lasted the entire 4 years of my taking apart approximately 60% of my car's sheet metal). https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-double-sided-rotary-spot-weld-cutter-63657.html?cid=paid_google|*PLA+-+All+Products+-+Lower+Sales+Items|New+Products+-+%281%29+Price+%3C%2410|63657&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&mkwid=s|pcrid|318476002950|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|slid||product|63657|pgrid|63088204786|ptaid|aud-466777368654:pla-301077805115|&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzvuXxY_Q4AIV1P_jBx0KsgLuEAQYAiABEgKWhPD_BwE Toward the end of the rust repair (the trunk area and quarters) on panels I needed to separate that both panels were going to be replaced, I was comfortable enough with what I was doing and got to the point that I just blew through the spot welds with a plasma cutter.
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  10. At home on 4-20-21 Sally has passed away from Multi Myeloma bone cancer. Her battle was fought hard and long for 12 years. Within the last year she has had a "Car t cell transplant" and a "Bone marrow stem cell transplant". Both to NO avail from this ruthless cancer. Sally and I were married for 36 years, have 5 children and 14 grandchildren. She loves her 71 mach 1 and often helped me to rebuild it. She tells me there is a mustang heaven and once asked DON from Ohio mustang to be sure and bring his parts with him. Attached is a picture of when we took the Mach for ice cream. Car was not completed yet but we took it any way :-) Sally made a list over the last year to take with her on her journey to heaven. She often said many things are just not correct in the World today and she hoped to meet with God and let him/Her know of it. She often said I still have a lot of work ahead of me and I will do my best to get it done. Rod and Sally
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