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thundertc64

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  1. I figure this one will give nightmares rofl rofl
  2. Yea that comes in handy, my first front end rebuild on my 72 Mach 1 20 plus years ago i had a hot date that night and was in a hurry, didnt have spring tool so i made my own :idea: Ran inside to bedroom closet grabbed four wire coat hangers and away i went,jacked lower control arm up to compress spring and run the hangers through and around and twisted them together ( one on each side of spring ) and let pressure off jack used a set of pliers to grab spring and pull out sat it down real easy.Held great until i went to put back in and one popped loose and went flying,almost took my head off. Wow, that's insane! The pressure on these springs are so great that I can't imagine any gauge wire coat hanger compressing the springs. I'm so GLAD.......it missed the Mustang :angel: :D All jokes aside, good to see you can talk about it today. Another safety tip if not already mentioned is to wear appropriate welding aprons or shirts. This also applies to grinding metal with the sparks directed your way. A spark from welding caught my shirt on fire and boy it was a scary garage moment. I did the whole drop and roll thing. That's how bad my shirt was on fire. I think I've got thick skin cause not a mark on me, but by the looks of the fire, you'd think I'd have 2nd deg burns. I watched a show the other day and the guy using the drill press wore gloves to protect his hands. Well, the glove that was suppose to protect his hand got caught on the drill bit and it almost tore his fingers off. The drill press grabbed on to that glove like a pitbull's bite and never let go. The guy was stuck to the machine and blood dripping all over the place. After removing him from the drill press, left over meat from his hand was on the drill bit and some even flung onto the wall and cabinets. So the message hear is, never wear loose clothing around spinning objects. I cringe whenever I see metal engine fan blades without the shroud and people are all over the engine admiring it's rumble or what not. Yea i will say not one of my better idea's :s cleared the mustang with no problem :D tough part was compressing the spring again rofl . some things i have done to work on a car it is amazing i am still here,course i think we might all have a few stories on that
  3. Yea that comes in handy, my first front end rebuild on my 72 Mach 1 20 plus years ago i had a hot date that night and was in a hurry, didnt have spring tool so i made my own :idea: Ran inside to bedroom closet grabbed four wire coat hangers and away i went,jacked lower control arm up to compress spring and run the hangers through and around and twisted them together ( one on each side of spring ) and let pressure off jack used a set of pliers to grab spring and pull out sat it down real easy.Held great until i went to put back in and one popped loose and went flying,almost took my head off.
  4. welcome aboard, some fine looking Mustangs
  5. Worst part of it was cleaning the old adhesive out of the track's to put new weatherstrip in,Got an email from Don @ OMS said he had a parts car with the drip rail :D
  6. Anyone know of any available drip rails for a 73 Mach 1 and the seal for them,went to change my roof rail weatherstrip and found that the drip rails only have one screw hole left in the trim to hold it on, PO really messed this up.
  7. mine is yellow now,but according to the buck tag it was originally gold glow,brown vinyl top
  8. Mine is not completely done,just working on it a little bit at a time and using as my daily driver
  9. So glad to find a site for the 71-73 Mustangs. Just recently purchased a 73 Mach 1 H code (that has the normal mustang rust) but hope to have it back in shape soon, looking forward to any input from members and offer any available help if able.
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