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  1. Hello everyone, i want to apologize in advance, im new here and if i do anything wrong or if my spelling isn’t that great, english is not my first language! so to make a long story short, a while ago my dad passed away and left me a 1973 mach 1. It was his life work, he has been working on it since before i was born, my childhood is full of memories of me ”helping” him work on it. He almost got done restoring it. The only thing left is the interior. It is now my time to pick up the torch and complete this restoration and its very.. overwhelming. where do i even start? I work as a car mechanic and hope to figure stuff out as i go, but where do i even start? i have attached some pictures of the current state of the interior as well of some parts that have been removed. Are you supposed to put insulation under the floor mat? it looks like insulation have been removed on the roof, should i put insulation on the roof? any help would be greatly appreciated! or if anyone have suggestions in what order i should do stuff and whatnot. any links to information would also be appreciated, my google skills are not the best. and again, sorry if i post this in the wrong place or anything like that best regards, Alex. EDIT: dont know where i got -73 from, pretty sure its a -71
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  2. or for sound deadening you can use a spray in product like this https://lizardskin.com/
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  3. Been a while since I updated, so here goes. A bit frustrated at the moment. I started putting stripes on today—right off I screwed up and put one of the door stripes backwards—picture below. I am blaming the graphic reference I taped to the window—ha ha. Had to peel it off and now I have to buy another kit. Then I tried lining up the lower body stripe kit and realized they don’t give you enough stripe to do the whole car, it takes 1 1/2 kits unless mine was missing bits. Calling NPD tomorrow on that one. I did manage to get one side fully and correctly striped with the hockey stick and Mach 1 emblem. I did the hood blackout yesterday, it turned out pretty good. Based on my experience with the PPG Hot Rod Black it will dull up a bit more over the next few weeks as it cures. Picture of that below. Otherwise body assembly is done and I am waiting my upholstery kit. It turns out a buddy of mine has a connection with the company that manufactures the kits so he is going to see what is going on for me. The car is turning out really nice, and after putting the hood blackout and side stripes on, Wimbledon White is looking pretty good. I know I expressed a lot of concern early on, but it is going to look sharp.
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  4. Well, the forums are full of activity again… 71 Mustangs made 50th anniversary this year … mine turned 50 in May this year, as did so many others … and yes… I made him a cake and we celebrated. fordismyboss has is big block out in public…. Someone, please all the authorities. RIBS, has found holes. I think it’s so people you’ve locked in the trunk… to dispose of later, can breathe. bdennis has gone for amber turn signals … we know Aussies are just a bunch of flashers :-p tony-muscle has to have his nuts tightened because he’s lost his bearings…. I’m sure hot girls are involved in this somewhere. Galucha Is fiddling with his suspension … oh NO ! ! ! ! please don’t turn it into a low rider. Stewart, Has come in as new member from Aus (…do you come from a land down-under?) and brought ”funnel web spiders” with him … just don’t get into his car without a full security sweep first. 73inNH Is trying to get his “rod” and his “bar” into place…. Chat to your girlfriend, she’ll know just how to do that :-p Marty Report postings are up – check out the history… I cant wait for the day when one comes back with “previous owner” Jay Leno. As a passing note…one of the best gentlemen in the business… Dusty Hill of ZZ Top passed away this week. But look on the bright side folks – he lived a full life giving us fantastic showmanship and huge moonshine fuelled rock. View the full article
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  5. Installed z bar and all associated bushings tonight. All went well, no real issues. The clutch pedal linkage rod looked ok. Replaced that bushing as well. Test drive was a success. :) Thanks for the help, all!
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  6. I reassembled my instrument cluster after installing LED lights. After bench testing to confirm all was well I reinstalled the cluster. Unfortunately after screwing it back in place in the dash the lights did not light up when I turned on the headlights. Damn... After some troubleshooting I determined that the switch was to blame. I guess after 48 years some corrosion is to be expected. Since the dimmer resistance coil was loose on the switch and the internal contacts are suspect I decided not to try and clean it. I have ordered a new switch. I moved on from the dash to the underside and fitted up the new exhaust system. The tailpipes are going to need a little work to get the tips to exit through the rear valence in the right spot, but otherwise all was well. I am hoping my new driveshaft shows up next week.
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  7. The base configuration has a 3 pin door jamb switch on the driver's side and a 2 pin on the passenger side. However, with the convenience harness as an option, the passenger side door jamb connector plugs into the convenience harness pigtail and a 3 pin actually goes to the door jamb to allow the seat back release to occur when the passenger door opens. The courtesy lights work when either the driver or passenger side doors open allowing current to flow from the green/yellow wire at the door jamb to the black/blue wires, which actually light the lamps.
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  8. Ok fuel tank is back in! Took the opportunity to clean it up and get new gaskets and hardware. The fit against the watts link bar was very tight, but manageable. There's just barely enough room to fish the EVAP line between the tank and the frame. Now all that's left is welding the 3 brackets onto the rear end housing, and bolting it in. That's going to be next week's goal.
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  9. I suggested changing the rod bolt nuts, not the bolts. The OEM nuts are a known failure item. Chuck
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