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  1. :shootself: OUCH!!!!!! Thats one serious T-Bone. Surely thats not salvagable?
  2. David you know you want it so buy it :D I am sure you could sell it on if you change your mind later. How much is the seller asking for it??
  3. Found these when i've removed the passenger fender. 2 plastics covers at the front and the longer bit weird one behind. I actually found those also on my parts car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Make sure you put them somewhere safe. They are rare and very very fragile/flimsey. They were only on the 71 and Boss. I was lucky when i removed R/H fender mine was still there albeit needing some plastic weld from a crack. I paid $100 for L/H side
  4. I had same issue. I had to replace hinge. My hinge spring is still there but snapped in 2 pieces. Dont know if it could be welded or a sleeve put over it. You may want to open and lift the door to see if there is any movement up/down. Chances are after nearly 50 years your hinge pins need replacing too.
  5. You read my thoughts. I was wondering if the heat gun would crack the glass. I am tempted to soften the goo with a heat gun for a easier removal
  6. Since buying my Mustang 3 years ago a lot more parts are available today than were 3 years ago. The front console ashtray repop is available and Don at Ohio Mustang stock these ::thumb:: However when it comes to the rear ashtray i cannot find a repop anywhere. So if at some point in the future you see a repop for sale or a NOS or you come across a used one that has never extinguished a cigarette and still has a good shiney layer of plating Please let me know. It may only be a small part that has no bearing on the cars performance and you will never know the inside of the ashtray is pitted and ugly BUT in the back of my mind i will know and every time i get in the car i will know and it will bug me until i put it right so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Thats some serious pitting Fabrice. I am sure nobody will even know once you have weaved your magic. I noticed you use yellow epoxy primer. Any reason why you use yellow? or did i mis-read you previous post a week or two ago? Once i have zinc plated the hinge on the ashtray i wil re-assemble it and post a picture. Still unsure how best to deal with the hinge pin going forward as the diameter of the pin is determined by the rounded pieces they slot into and a zinc plate may be too thick to allow free movement of the lid. I may need to invest in a micrometer to get the diameter of the pin and try and find a miller or chromed replacement. The chrome top on the ashtray itself that has the four clips holding it in place is so tough to remove for two reasons. Firstly you cant get any purchase behind the clips so you cant pry them up. Secondly if you look on the outside of the ashtray you will see a small dent where the casing was dented to tighten the casing to the chrome top so both ashtray and chrome top come free when you pull out the ashtray to empty it. With the ashtray being so small i imagine it would have been pulled out and emptied on a regular basis. 5 or 6 cigarette butts and its full Maybe the ashtrays are different fastback/coupe/year. Someone may be able to shed some light on the differences
  8. I never heard the word "Saginaw" till i learnt my steering box had the name. Is there any connection to the place name?
  9. It took me 5 days to remove the black goo from both A-post trim and top trim using laquer thinners and around 15 rolls of kitchen towels. It was over half a inch thick in places. I am dreading taking the windshield out although there are a lot of scratches in the glass so if they are too deep it wont matter how many pieces it comes out in.
  10. Its been a while since i took these pics when i had the 351C engine out
  11. Thats in Ohio, Dons back yard. Go on Don You know you want it :D
  12. Cant wait to see progress on your resto. Keep us updated regularly My car was purchased from Pheonix. I checked the Marti report and it was sold when new in Pheonix so looks like it spent its first 45 years there. Now its in the UK. If your bodywork is as good as mine there will be a small rusted piece where the driver rests his foot. Other than that mine is rust free :D
  13. +1 Face to face has almost become extinct. There wasnt so mkuch violent crime. A fight used to be with fists only. LOL rap isnt music its people that cannot sing chatting sh-it Bring back national service and conscript ALL 18 year olds into the armed services for 3 years. That would sort most of todays problems
  14. I guess it depends on how bad you want NOS. I got a set of the full covers NOS for $25.00 because nobody bid and he had no reserve. The dog dish came on so many vehicles there should be tons of them. I had to replace two on my Maverick the second day I owned it. Tried to take a turn like I did in my 1950 Ford hot rod and the maverick just slid across three lanes and I hit the center curb barrier and turned the car up on two wheels and went weaving down the road on the two left wheels, lol. Guy with me freaked out. Bent the wheels bad and of course the trim rings and hub caps were trashed. I went to Ford ordered new wheels, trim rings and caps and got them on then took the car in and told them I thought it was out of alignment. This is like a two week old car now. Service manager came to the waiting area and he said he had never seen one so bad. Had to chain it down and pull the real in alignment, lol. Never told them about running into the curb. lollerz I do like your style David. Would have liked to have been that passenger lollerz
  15. I hate when stuff brakes on me, especially when I'm careful. These screws and clips were just so weak I wonder how long it would have take for them to break alone. For the ashtray, the top/cap is looking fine now, rust was only on mechanism which is now restored and greased. It's the insert, the actual ashtray that you can take out, that was pitted beyond repair, I saw on one place the rust devoured the metal so much I could see the plating from the other side! Thats the part I will replace by a new/better one eventually. There are 4 bits of metal pressed, but they didn't look like a good idea to play with on mine. If you do it this way on yours, please send some picts. That will not really change anything for this one, but as I want go take a look at my 73's as well, much less rusted, It might come handy if I could re-plate only the bottom. I had to go same route as you for rear ashtray and soak it in sauce because the chrome top was bending as i tried to remove it. If i had carried on i know it would have broken. However, the lid was a differant story. The two parts just clip together and easily seperated. I then drilled out the rivets and used a pair of grips to remove the hinge pin. I am working on both front and back ashtrays. Thanks to Don, Ohio Mustang, i bought a replacement front ashtray(dont think rear is available yet). There are a few more parts to the front ashtray. First off i drilled out the rivets that hold the front of the drawer then i pried the outer runner from the inner runner. I then drilled out the rest of the rivets from both the runners and removed the 2 plastic plugs. They are 90% ready for plating. I just have to clean in the hard to reach places. Still looking for the 4th ball bearing that rolled across the kitchen floor
  16. Great shot of a great car
  17. Great job. One giant leep towards the finish line
  18. cut out the edges? Yes thats the way i would go if i were in your shoes. Cut out the bad and weld in some new edges
  19. I know that two steps backwards feeling Fabrice. My molded screw hole at rear of black glove box front have snapped. Looking at your work last weekend i saw you tackle the ashtray. Just wondered why you didnt attempt to remove the top chrome piece. I did attempt mine and failed. Those 4 lugs inside the ashtray are stronger than they look.
  20. Can you get a template from someone living nearby? Would be easier to cut out and replace with new metal
  21. Looks like plenty of success during last 2 weeks Fabrice. I was looking at your piece on the ashtray and found interesting as i have just pulled mine out and it looks as bad as yours.
  22. Baz if you need a piece of plastic trim to do some plastic welding i have a broken piece of trim you could have.
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