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    2000 F250-SD
    2001 H-D FLTR
    2004 GMC Denali


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  1. It’s been awhile since I did mine. I did it by myself and it was a pain. As I recall the end of the steering column is semi circled with a flat side that needs to align with the rag joint. The pinch bolt should be loose.
  2. I agree with you. That extra 2” of leg room has allowed me to enjoy my car even more.
  3. I followed jtassin instructions, utilizing a second set on brackets cut in half. It would out great! At 6’4” with a 34” inseam I have plenty of legroom. There was no loss of headroom, possibly gained a slight bit. Entering and exiting the vehicle is much easier. Thanks jtassin. I did find that I needs to use 5/16 fine thread rather than 3/8
  4. I am in the process of installing distinctive standard interior door panels. The vinyl is of nice quality. The panel backing board is a pain. The drivers side went well with one exception. Distinctive does not perforate the panel for the remote mirror control. Fortunately I had my old panel and was able to take measurements and apply those to the distinctive panel. I also had to grind away part of the backboard, to allow the backing plate of the mirror control to recess enough to allow a couple of threads to be visible and be able to put the threaded trim ring on. (Was that a run on sentence) The passenger side was worse. I had no visible locations for door clips along the bottom of the panel. Via the merchant I purchased the panels from, Distinctive replied that all panels are punched on one side. They are then flipped around to be either a left or right door panel back board. Distinctive stated that “sometimes “ the machine doesn’t punch all the way through the back board. Distinctive also said I could measure off the drivers door and transpose those measurements to the passenger door. I had to remove the the staples and pull back the edges of the vinyl until I could see the backboard that the interior side of the vinyl is attached to. I could then see the retaining clip locations. I was then able to cut ou the locations from the inside, and install the retaning clips. it appears that distinctive is aware of failure of their machinery to properly perforate the backboard. Yet they continue to sell and expect the end user to modify their product to fit. If I were to purchase panels again, I would try TMI if anyone would like photos I could send them to you.
  5. Allow me to preface this posting with an apology if it has been covered. I was unable to find an answer to my speaker issue. I have an unusual situation. The P.O. of the car has welded up the speaker holes in the doors. (photo #1) I have a set of Polk Audio, 5 x 7 x 2.75" speakers to install in the doors. I started by removing the knock out panel at speaker location in the door panel. (photo #1) I then centered the speaker on the door panel opening. It appears to me that with the speaker centered on the opening, the speaker is too low, and the speaker grill would not attach properly. (photo #2) I recall seeing a photo showing a speaker in a door, without the grill installed, and the speaker was not centered in the opening. Is this correct? I would like to install the speakers so that the front face of the speaker rest against the inside of the door, for an almost flush fit. Could someone provide me with a dimension, possibly from the bottom of the door, to the bottom of the speaker, so that I could layout the door for cutting, and allowing me clearance for the speaker grill? I have not handled a set of the rectangular speaker grills and I do not know the outside dimensions of the speaker grills. or the method of mounting the grills. Thanks in advance
  6. My 71 Mach 1 is equipped with the standard interior. I am in the process of collecting parts to assemble a new dash to replace the existing dash, and hopefully look better,. With the standard interior, were there any chrome trim accents on the dash, glove box, instrument cluster, gauge pack, etc. Photos appreciated.
  7. Here is my update. I received the rubber sleeves from LMR.com, and did a trial fit into a piece of sheet metal. They appear as if they will do the trick. Numbers on the blue masking tape are the hole sizes. Mounting surface to surface is approximately 5.5"
  8. I'm still interested in those dimensions, when you have time. Thank you
  9. I have ordered a set of door wire harness sleeves/bellows, from LMR.com They are for a 79-84 Mustang. I will post dimensions when I receive them.
  10. I appreciate the information and look forward to dimensions. When the radio and player is installed does the black face plate of the radio/player slip into the bezel opening, and sit flush with the face of the bezel? Or, does the black face plate of the radio/player rest flush with the back side of the bezel? i am wondering if these 4.5” x 3” face plate players are for a model other than mustang
  11. My 71 has not had any form of a radio in it as long as I have had the car. I would like to install a ford 8 track player. It would be retrofitted before the install. Could someone provide the dimensions of the black face piece on the front of the 8 track player, from top to bottom, left to right, and the center to center dimension of the volume and tuning knobs. The measurements I have on my bezel opening are. Top to bottom 2 7/16" (this is after removing existing material on a non 8 track bezel) Left to right 4 1/8' Center to center on knobs 5 7/8 I have located a couple of Ford 8 track players. The dimension on those are Top to bottom 3", Left to right 4.5", center to center on knobs 5.75" If this is the correct dimension, the black face plate of the 8 track player would flush up to the back of the bezel, and not sit inside of the opening. Not sure if that is correct. I don't need to have a mustang radio/8 track with the correct part number. However, I do want the radio/8 track to fit properly. thanks
  12. My car does not have speakers in the doors. I am considering adding them. I was looking for options for a sleeve/boot for the wires to travel through and into the door. I see that a company, lmr.com offers a set for 79-83 Mustangs. Has anyone used these with success? Or, is there an aftermarket product produced for our years of Mustangs?
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