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  1. It's been four years since I completed the car. Bought it 1995 never drove it and stored it for nineteen years before spending three years restoring it. I thought I post some of my favorite my glamor shots over the past four years... And this is how it all started....
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  2. Sadly no , I dont think there is a market for them locally where I am , the parts are a nightmare to find and I find it slow and does not like the twisties very much . I get more joy from my 71 MGB GT.
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  4. That's why cars burn up. It's good that you found it.
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  5. There was tape around it so it was safe!! :D
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  6. You have come a long with your build and put a lot of love, time and money into it, I think you made the right decision to take a step back as painful as it feels. Once you it's blasted you will moving forward again with a better end result. It a hard decision to make now, but down the road it will be a distance memory and you will be happy you did it. BTW: I had my 70 Mustang Dustless blasted in my driveway. Don't know if you have had it done before. Yes dustless but very messy, be prepared for a lot of cleanup. Make sure they use a rust inhibitor in the solution to minimize flash rust from developing quickly. So long as the car is inside and dry, it will hold up for many weeks and maybe months while you work the body and prep it for paint. Important, the sand gets into every nook and cranny. I spent weeks, blowing sand out and tapping the body with a rubber Malott to vibrate the body and loosen up more sand and blowing it again and again as it dried. Eventually you get it all out.
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  7. That is a very good looking vert!
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  8. Very nice indeed! Best color for 73s.
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  9. The odometer in the video reads 95,984mi today. That’s a grand total of 90 miles I’ve put on the car since I owned it, lol
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  10. It's sh!t like that that keeps me in business. At least it didn't have wire nuts.
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  11. There appears to be some interest and I've had one request, so attached is the first draft of the conversion. Converting 1971-73 Mustangs to Tilt Steering using a 1986 to 1991 F-Series Steering Column.pdf
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  12. I have done it and it not hard. The metal is thin. You need to do it you can get to the bolts that hold the motor in place. A good idea to order some new door skin clips and water proof door liner. Half the clips on my car where missing and the door liner was gone. The holes are drilled on the interior of the door and are cover by the door skin No one will ever see them unless the interior door skin is off. John J
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  13. After consulting with a couple of experienced body and paint guys, I decided that the only thing to do was to have the Rickster repainted. With that, it came down to "do I trust the prep work that was done before that paint was laid down?" Well, I don't. So, I have decided to have the paint stripped back to bare metal, so that the paint job can be done right. Dustless Blasting is coming out on Sep 25th, weather permitting. Five and a half months, and I'm right back where I was on April 3rd. Well, that's the latest update. More to come, soon.
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  14. The Rickster is back from the paint shop!!! And it is soooo disappointing. After 5 months, the Rickster is finally home. I was so excited to get it back, after being delayed by more than 3 months beyond what was initially promised. And from a distance, it looks nice, albeit a good bit darker than what I expected. It's more of a Dark Gunmetal Green than the Dark Green Metallic, but it's okay. I'm not crazy about it, but it is a neat color. Alas, there were so many other problems, that it is going to have to be redone. It won't have to be stripped, but it will need to be sanded, some dings filled (why the paint shop didn't address them, I will never understand), sealed, and then repainted. Apparently, the shop owner who was supposed to be doing the work, turned it over to an employee who did a really crap job. Runs and sags in the clearcoat. Not filling irregularities in the sheet steel. Burning through the clear and paint on the edges in a couple places. Along the upper edges of the front fenders, where they bolt to the frame, they left unpainted, with only some overspray and no clear. And small amounts of rust along the edge? WTF?!! And to cap the stack, along the lower doors and the lower rockers and quarters, the paint is much lighter in color and the clear is, well, not very clear. To answer the question everyone is dying to ask, No, I didn't pay him the final amount, and will take steps to recover the initial payment. I have been talking to another shop who said they can fix it for me for a reasonable fee, with no payment due until the job is done. In the meantime, with the Rickster home, I've been able to get the brakes installed on all four corners, brake lines run, and later today, will shoot some epoxy to finish covering the passenger compartment floor. So, progress is being made, despite the paint shit, er, I mean paint shop, setback. Progress, slowly, but surely.
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  15. When you buy a 50 year old car ….. Power top wiring, this was under 3 ft of electrical tape wrap. I can fix it easy enough but wow.
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