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  1. For some private trim shop to make up the tooling to make the trim would be crazy expensive. You need a stretch bender to make the curved pieces not just roll form. I know the one I saw was not an aftermarket add on. I just wish I could remember what it was called so I could search it. David
  2. I see this topic has came up before. I do think there was a special edition that was made for Texas that had full vinyl roof. In the 1970's on of the guys I worked with started buying and fixing some of the 71 -73 mustangs. He brought one to work for me to see I think a 71. I had special badging that I just cannot remember what it was called. It had a full vinyl roof that looked like leather and the trim was also not just aluminum but textured. Several states got special editions that few were made like the Twisters and California specials. I have searched but never found anything about it I might have to go look up Don and see if he remembers what it was called. I don't think it was aftermarket but special edition. You should have a different DSO code and the build tag under the hood will show the vinyl roof if Ford did it. This is bugging me for sure since I saw one in person. Anyone know what I am talking about? David
  3. That trim is for the very rare full vinyl roof. I remember a guy at work had I think a 71 that had one that looked like leather and the trim also. Looks like your trim is aluminum. I have attached a couple pictures in a word document of another one with the top still on. I think the one I knew of was a special edition that was made for Texas. I would think your car might be a special edition also. They usually have crazy DSO numbers on the door and build tag under the hood more than just 2 digits. Where is it located? David
  4. Wasn't the swing away steering wheel available on 67 Mustang? Thought I had seen them. David
  5. I never imagined when I started this thread that it might help someone find VERY hard to find trim for there vinyl top car That's so cool. I hope it works out. Frank
  6. The RH piece is on ebay right now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-Mustang-Mach-I-Fastback-FB-Vinyl-Roof-Trim-RH-/201082909953?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ed179b501 Hope it is the one you need. David
  7. Hello from North Carolina. Was your car a T-5 German model or did you have it shipped over? I have a 72 Mach 1 T-5 that has been crashed in front. I have one of the badges for the T-5 goes on cars without gages on the center dash where it normally say Mustang. Ice storm here cold, burr.
  8. Ok I spent some time today during our ice storm trying to locate a picture of the full vinyl roof on 71 - 73 mustang. I know that they had them in the 70's a guy I worked with had one I think a 71. It had a special badge on it and it was one of those regional packages. I believe in Texas. It looked like leather and the trim at the quarter also looked like leather. I for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. Anyone else remember it. I did find a couple of people that had cars but with different type top. One guy blasted his car an boom there were the holes for the quarter panel trim pieces. The attached has a picture of I think a 71 with full vinyl top. Also at the bottom there is a neat package that you could get on the hardtop for just a short time. There was a web site that had all of the specials listed that he has found. I did not copy the location. I sucks getting old cannot remember like I use to. David
  9. It was a nerve racking deal. I bought it on ebay which I had never done. The car was in Reno and only had a couple days before the sale would end. I tried to get in touch with someone in the local Mustang club in Reno to go look at it to see if it was as advertised but they did not answer until I had bought it. There were at least 50 emails back and forth with the owner getting more pictures of the areas that usually rust. Then after the sale all the trucking brokers start trying to get you business giving low quotes it was a mess. If I did it again I would go get it myself, lol. David
  10. Welcome to the group. Great car. I know my German is much worse than your English. I was in Frankfurt last year for the Mold Show. Is your car a German T-5 or shipped over later from the U.S.? The sticker on the door should be like the one if pic if it is a T-5. picture not so good but states for Export and the DSO will be in the 90's. I have one of the Emblems for 71 - 73 T-5 cars. It went on the center dash if you did not have gages where it normally says Mustang.
  11. I have a 1950 Ford with rear window wiper and also rear window louvers, 69 Mustang was not first. They called them Venetian blinds. It was a Ford option have the book that lists it. This is only ones I have ever seen they are laying on the package tray Took them out and have not clipped them back in. I keep the wiper blade inside also. They also had a hydraulic bumper jack that I have never seen. Hum guess I have to do a reply to post pics. will do that. David
  12. Polishing has been my winter job. Like some have said there are videos on youtube and the net that show how to strip the anodizing before polish. The stripping process makes Hydrogen gas so do it outside and no open flames. If you have dents you can almost massage the dents out doesn't take much. If you have uneven surfaces you need to file them or use a stone to get that back even then start the sanding and polish. For a cheap buffer go to Harbor Freight for like $25.00 they have a two head one and also have the wheels. Keep your buffing pads in zip lock bags and do not use different compounds on the same pad. If you have a convertible one of the things that makes it pop is to polish the windshield stainless and the stainless behind the top in rear. Where the seal sets on the windshield upper frame it scratches the stainless. You can sand with 500 and then 1,200 to get deep ones out and can push dents out and then buff until they are like a mirror. If you send them off they charge a fortune so good way to save money. DO NOT WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING OR CLOTH GLOVES WHILE BUFFING WITH MACHINE. You have to be careful on a buffer and not catch the edge. NEVER have an edge to where the wheel is coming down on it or you will have it pulled out of your had before you can blink. Always have edges going down so the wheel will not catch. David
  13. When you go back together with the engine be sure you get the head gaskets on the right way. on a 289, 302 you can flip them end to end and it causes water flow issues. The car will not overheat usually but when you stop the engine it will percolate and blow water out. I have found this a couple times. You can actually knock the freeze plug out of the front of the cylinder head if it is on the car and feel if the gasket is right or not. Quick way to check it without pulling the head. Most think they have a blow head gasket when it is really backwards. Just follow the manuals and you will do fine good to hear dad and son working together. David
  14. Where in the southeast are you located? I am in N.C. in the mountains. David
  15. Hello, I have one with 3/4 vinyl top, $52.35. I ordered the car with every option that could come on a Mach 1 except the engine block heater I think. I has 27 factory installed options and 7 that are dealer items for a total of 34 options. I have posted the order form and dealer invoice before but have again for you to see the costs of everything. I had originally ordered a non Mustang color which I think was $125.00 but they could not match the rubber bumper and I did not want the chrome one so I changed to stock color. The car has sat in the barn and not washed or cleaned in 32 years. I hope to clean it up this year. A little over 12,000 miles on it. David
  16. I dare say most of you have never worked on or owned a Flathead Ford V-8 239 C.I. stock. They had a reputation of running hot but not a design problem just a mechanic problem unless you had a blown head gasket. People had the idea that if I put a colder thermostat in 165 deg. the car will run colder, NOT. The thermostat opens to allow the water to flow quickly and just stays open most of the time. This caused the water to circulate through the radiator too fast and did not cool so eventually it would overheat. If you ran the hot thermostats yes the water was hotter in the engine but it slowed down the circulation to allow better cooling. When we raced them on the track you were only allow to bore them .080" over and most of us did not run thermostats just put a washer in with a 5/8" hole in it and it would make it through a race and not overheat. I was a die hard flathead guy and ran one on the street until 1971. I was put together with .125" overbore, shaved the heads .100" cut pockets in the heads to clear the valves and ran an Isky .404 radius tappet cam, ported, dual valve springs and balanced. I drove it 20 plus miles each way to school with no overheating problems. The radical cam wore out if about 1,500 miles so I went back with a milder Melling cam and never had any issues with overheating. I guess I am saying that the water flow is the critical thing in any engine. I guess the Cleveland engines have some hot spots and the system as designed was to take care of that. So be careful of short term gains for long term failure. I would be great to have one on a test stand where you could have control of everything to really find the best cure. All of our trials and errors have too many variables with outside temp, humidity, barometric pressure, fuel etc etc etc. I don't think I would completely shut off the Ford designed flow system but making improvements is what make the world go round. I have 4 Cleveland cars but no heating issues yet. I always run a hot thermostat 192 if memory serves me but have not put one in in 20 years had no reason to. Great info going on here.
  17. I took to a friends shop that does restorations and he said it was the most rust free mustang he has seen. Not too many pics yet. I am still high on the adrenaline and I am 66. I am so happy there is just not rust it was kept in garage all it's life. David
  18. Working on a 72 vert and could use a better shifter for automatic can you send pics? Thanks, David
  19. Hello, Can we get some more pics of the hood looks pretty beat up on the right hand side in the middle. I am in Hendersonville N.C. so not too far away. I do have some 429 stuff but the hood would not be a good trade. I have I think a 1970 highway patrol engine and also a HD 429 that has a steel crank. The snout is larger dia. but can be cut down to CJ or SCJ. Also have a H.D. C6 that has cast iron tail shaft. I think I have the headers and all off the HP engine. I was looking for a 72 351 cj 4 bolt main standard bore also. Take some pics inside and out. Thanks, David
  20. Need Comments, Has anyone used one of the repo NASA hoods from Dynacorn? Do they fit or are they like most of the Taiwan metal hammer to fit and paint to match? Does anyone have an original Ford NASA hood for sale? I am in N.C. so closer to east would be great. All I find are eat up with rust. Doing a car that did not come with one and was going to paint both hoods at the same time so if I sell and someone is die hard original I would have the flat hood also. Thanks, David
  21. I could write a book on how not to do it. Turned out finding the hauler myself worked the best. All the brokers low ball the quote then cannot get a trucker to take the load. David
  22. Well yesterday was a huge day. I purchased a 73 vert on eBay on Dec. 17 I think and have been trying to get it here ever since. Had a dozen carriers say they had it and never pick it up. I even tried U-Ship and one took the load and did not pick up so when two weeks passed I went searching again. It made the trip from Reno to North Carolina without being in the rain. It is a California car that was taken to Reno for summer transportation and sat in garage for 20 years, still has California title. It looks like it is a 48,000 mile car with no rust even the tail light panel has only a couple little spots. The only thing that had been painted on the car was the hood and left fender the remainder is factory paint. It is an "H" code, automatic, PT, PB, PS, Air, had AM/FM with door speaker but changed to new system. It has deluxe interior CW code and yellow with the black around the bottom outside and white top. The top is the Ford top but new one came with the car. He had put MSD ignition on and changed to 4 barrel. The car ran and drove I took to friends shop to store until my garage is ready. Did ruin the rear bumper strip rubbing against part of the trailer frame during transit. Filed complaint with trucking company see how that goes. Had pictures before shipment and the damage after. I will keep this one just as a driver go through the brakes and fuel system and get everything working. Put the new top on and enjoy it this summer. He had put a new set of wheels and tires on it just to sell and sent the steel wheels with the hard to find mag style hub caps. This was one of those times that the car was better than I expected. Christmas just came a little late. David
  23. Eddy, Ford knew that the space saver spares would be like gold one day and they knew we would be a car shows with the trunk open. It is to prevent someone lifting it at shows, lol. No I think it was part of the appearance protection package but do not know for sure. The appearance protection package was not available on the Mach 1. wheel lip moldings, rocker moldings, door edge guards, the little skinny door bump strip down the side and the black out panel between the tail lights. There was a small half size brochure that the dealer gave out that covered dealer options for the whole line of Ford cars. I have one somewhere I am sure just will never find it. In that all the things like lights to plug in you cigarette lighter, floor mats, tissue dispensers and the spare tire lock was there. It is keyed to take the trunk key but since I added the lock I had a new trunk key cut with the trunk code on one side and the lock code on the other. That would be another topic. The Ford two sided keys were the first in the industry so that the key was always turned the right way. I worked as a die cast engineer at National Lock and we did some of the cylinders for Ford, Hurd Lock did most of them. Only one side of the key actually hits the pins inside the lock cylinder. So if you have two Fords and want to cut down on the number of keys on your ring just have the key shop cut one car on one side and a different one on the other. You can notch one edge to identify with car it fits. This is true for the ignition and the doors and trunk. But the lock was just another option that Ford presented and I have not seen another one of those either. My dad had a 1935 Ford roadster that he sold before I was born but it had a set of factory installed plated wheels. I have never seen one of those either. My 1950 Ford sedan has a couple dealer installed options, rear window wiper and rear window blinds or louvers. I have the dealer book that shows those as options because everyone that sees them says that no way they had those back then. They did just not many bought them. The 4 spoke steering wheel, rear radio speaker and hydraulic bumper jack are three others that are very rare for the 1950 year. Ford always had dealer options since the consumer walks in and the exact car he wants is not there so he could change it up and not have to wait for a car to be built. The super rare three two setup for 1965 Mustang was a dealer installed only option. It gave you the tri power, air cleaner and the badges to go on the front fenders. I have several sets of the first child resistant locks for ford. They are in the box came out in 65, C5AZ-5421850-A R82-B. They were called "Lifeguard Jr." You can put them on the front and rear doors if four door to prevent the kids from opening the doors. You take your key and pull up the button but the kids could not get hold of them to open. If any of you have the Ford parts books I think there is a separate section for the dealer options would be neat to know all that was available so you could look for them at swap meets. I will take the lock off and take some pics and post so you can see it good. What are some odd options you have seen on Mustangs or Fords? David Eddy, Ford knew that the space saver spares would be like gold one day and they knew we would be a car shows with the trunk open. It is to prevent someone lifting it at shows, lol. No I think it was part of the appearance protection package but do not know for sure. The appearance protection package was not available on the Mach 1. wheel lip moldings, rocker moldings, door edge guards, the little skinny door bump strip down the side and the black out panel between the tail lights. There was a small half size brochure that the dealer gave out that covered dealer options for the whole line of Ford cars. I have one somewhere I am sure just will never find it. In that all the things like lights to plug in you cigarette lighter, floor mats, tissue dispensers and the spare tire lock was there. It is keyed to take the trunk key but since I added the lock I had a new trunk key cut with the trunk code on one side and the lock code on the other. That would be another topic. The Ford two sided keys were the first in the industry so that the key was always turned the right way. I worked as a die cast engineer at National Lock and we did some of the cylinders for Ford, Hurd Lock did most of them. Only one side of the key actually hits the pins inside the lock cylinder. So if you have two Fords and want to cut down on the number of keys on your ring just have the key shop cut one car on one side and a different one on the other. You can notch one edge to identify with car it fits. This is true for the ignition and the doors and trunk. But the lock was just another option that Ford presented and I have not seen another one of those either. My dad had a 1935 Ford roadster that he sold before I was born but it had a set of factory installed plated wheels. I have never seen one of those either. My 1950 Ford sedan has a couple dealer installed options, rear window wiper and rear window blinds or louvers. I have the dealer book that shows those as options because everyone that sees them says that no way they had those back then. They did just not many bought them. The 4 spoke steering wheel, rear radio speaker and hydraulic bumper jack are three others that are very rare for the 1950 year. Ford always had dealer options since the consumer walks in and the exact car he wants is not there so he could change it up and not have to wait for a car to be built. The super rare three two setup for 1965 Mustang was a dealer installed only option. It gave you the tri power, air cleaner and the badges to go on the front fenders. I have several sets of the first child resistant locks for ford. They are in the box came out in 65, C5AZ-5421850-A R82-B. They were called "Lifeguard Jr." You can put them on the front and rear doors if four door to prevent the kids from opening the doors. You take your key and pull up the button but the kids could not get hold of them to open. If any of you have the Ford parts books I think there is a separate section for the dealer options would be neat to know all that was available so you could look for them at swap meets. I will take the lock off and take some pics and post so you can see it good. What are some odd options you have seen on Mustangs or Fords? David Eddy, This could probably explain it. Went to eBay and there is one for sale $60.00. The target was for trucks and Bronco but was available for all Ford vehicles. http://www.ebay.com/itm/70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-FORD-TRUCK-BRONCO-ACCESSORY-SPARE-TIRE-LOCK-W-KEYS-/151585601719?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item234b34b8b7&vxp=mtr David Ok go to page 10 in the 1973 Mustang brochure and it shows the lock in the Protection Group options. Attached a copy of the page top right. David
  24. Eddy, Ford knew that the space saver spares would be like gold one day and they knew we would be a car shows with the trunk open. It is to prevent someone lifting it at shows, lol. No I think it was part of the appearance protection package but do not know for sure. The appearance protection package was not available on the Mach 1. wheel lip moldings, rocker moldings, door edge guards, the little skinny door bump strip down the side and the black out panel between the tail lights. There was a small half size brochure that the dealer gave out that covered dealer options for the whole line of Ford cars. I have one somewhere I am sure just will never find it. In that all the things like lights to plug in you cigarette lighter, floor mats, tissue dispensers and the spare tire lock was there. It is keyed to take the trunk key but since I added the lock I had a new trunk key cut with the trunk code on one side and the lock code on the other. That would be another topic. The Ford two sided keys were the first in the industry so that the key was always turned the right way. I worked as a die cast engineer at National Lock and we did some of the cylinders for Ford, Hurd Lock did most of them. Only one side of the key actually hits the pins inside the lock cylinder. So if you have two Fords and want to cut down on the number of keys on your ring just have the key shop cut one car on one side and a different one on the other. You can notch one edge to identify with car it fits. This is true for the ignition and the doors and trunk. But the lock was just another option that Ford presented and I have not seen another one of those either. My dad had a 1935 Ford roadster that he sold before I was born but it had a set of factory installed plated wheels. I have never seen one of those either. My 1950 Ford sedan has a couple dealer installed options, rear window wiper and rear window blinds or louvers. I have the dealer book that shows those as options because everyone that sees them says that no way they had those back then. They did just not many bought them. The 4 spoke steering wheel, rear radio speaker and hydraulic bumper jack are three others that are very rare for the 1950 year. Ford always had dealer options since the consumer walks in and the exact car he wants is not there so he could change it up and not have to wait for a car to be built. The super rare three two setup for 1965 Mustang was a dealer installed only option. It gave you the tri power, air cleaner and the badges to go on the front fenders. I have several sets of the first child resistant locks for ford. They are in the box came out in 65, C5AZ-5421850-A R82-B. They were called "Lifeguard Jr." You can put them on the front and rear doors if four door to prevent the kids from opening the doors. You take your key and pull up the button but the kids could not get hold of them to open. If any of you have the Ford parts books I think there is a separate section for the dealer options would be neat to know all that was available so you could look for them at swap meets. I will take the lock off and take some pics and post so you can see it good. What are some odd options you have seen on Mustangs or Fords? David Eddy, Ford knew that the space saver spares would be like gold one day and they knew we would be a car shows with the trunk open. It is to prevent someone lifting it at shows, lol. No I think it was part of the appearance protection package but do not know for sure. The appearance protection package was not available on the Mach 1. wheel lip moldings, rocker moldings, door edge guards, the little skinny door bump strip down the side and the black out panel between the tail lights. There was a small half size brochure that the dealer gave out that covered dealer options for the whole line of Ford cars. I have one somewhere I am sure just will never find it. In that all the things like lights to plug in you cigarette lighter, floor mats, tissue dispensers and the spare tire lock was there. It is keyed to take the trunk key but since I added the lock I had a new trunk key cut with the trunk code on one side and the lock code on the other. That would be another topic. The Ford two sided keys were the first in the industry so that the key was always turned the right way. I worked as a die cast engineer at National Lock and we did some of the cylinders for Ford, Hurd Lock did most of them. Only one side of the key actually hits the pins inside the lock cylinder. So if you have two Fords and want to cut down on the number of keys on your ring just have the key shop cut one car on one side and a different one on the other. You can notch one edge to identify with car it fits. This is true for the ignition and the doors and trunk. But the lock was just another option that Ford presented and I have not seen another one of those either. My dad had a 1935 Ford roadster that he sold before I was born but it had a set of factory installed plated wheels. I have never seen one of those either. My 1950 Ford sedan has a couple dealer installed options, rear window wiper and rear window blinds or louvers. I have the dealer book that shows those as options because everyone that sees them says that no way they had those back then. They did just not many bought them. The 4 spoke steering wheel, rear radio speaker and hydraulic bumper jack are three others that are very rare for the 1950 year. Ford always had dealer options since the consumer walks in and the exact car he wants is not there so he could change it up and not have to wait for a car to be built. The super rare three two setup for 1965 Mustang was a dealer installed only option. It gave you the tri power, air cleaner and the badges to go on the front fenders. I have several sets of the first child resistant locks for ford. They are in the box came out in 65, C5AZ-5421850-A R82-B. They were called "Lifeguard Jr." You can put them on the front and rear doors if four door to prevent the kids from opening the doors. You take your key and pull up the button but the kids could not get hold of them to open. If any of you have the Ford parts books I think there is a separate section for the dealer options would be neat to know all that was available so you could look for them at swap meets. I will take the lock off and take some pics and post so you can see it good. What are some odd options you have seen on Mustangs or Fords? David Eddy, This could probably explain it. Went to eBay and there is one for sale $60.00. The target was for trucks and Bronco but was available for all Ford vehicles. http://www.ebay.com/itm/70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-FORD-TRUCK-BRONCO-ACCESSORY-SPARE-TIRE-LOCK-W-KEYS-/151585601719?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item234b34b8b7&vxp=mtr David
  25. The car has sat for 32 years in the barn so it needs to be gone over. It has not been washed inside or out in 32 years. I just got a tilt column today for a 73 convertible that I hope gets delivered tomorrow. It is a California car H code with auto. It is tough to find the tilt column for 73 again only year that fits and when people pull them out the leave some of the pieces. The rag joints are crazy expensive. I got this one complete in ginger for $260.00. Well going to go open the box and see if I was told the truth about the column. I put a couple pics of the interior on the Mach 1 it has done pretty good just sitting. Where do you live? David
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