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  1. Fantastic job Fabrice. Great work ethic and a eye for detail. That will look stunning when painted
  2. You may want to consider buying a set of wheels and get them shot blasted and then have them powder coated. Then change the tyres over to refubed wheels and then you wont have the saame issue again
  3. If your covers are ready made it makes sense to do it yourself. Save your money for aprts and pay someone to do jobs your not capable of doing. Every time you sit on them seats you will smile in the knowledge you made them look new again
  4. Your a hoarder David. What have you got out back besides your 2012 F150 You sound like you drive it till it dont go and park it out back like thousands of other American. Then years down the line some jackass comes marching up to your property and asks whats for sale and does a resto on a classic
  5. Mike your pictures are close up and detailed which is what i needed for my A/C install. Thanks for taking the time to take detailed pictures. When you install the rest of A/C under the hood can you take the pictures step by step from the first bracket install.
  6. Thats the popes new 21st century hat with built-in A/C which was taken out of a corvette. It also works as a loud speaker. Thats the super deluxe model with wi-fi and bluetooth so the hard of hearing in the congregation can hear the sermon.
  7. Go the whole 9 yards and transplant a full 69 front end. Now that would be a interesting look
  8. Ditto. I opted for a mix of Tekton & Gearwrench and a new US Pro tools 9 drawer toolbox. No excuse not to tackle a job now. Hey Steve, good call and why not...…….. it's only money!!! Yeah. I spent around £900 in total icluding a new toolbox. Its a big spend but i renewed everything. My thinking was why pay someone else to do a job if i can do it myself. I would have to pay someone else if i didnt have the tools. A GOOD mechanic charges £55 per hour. So if i work on the car for 16 hours the tools have paid for themselves. I am no engine man so that work was farmed out. The interior i can do. The exterior strip i can do ready for paint as well as put the parts back on the exterior. My thinking was buy quality and you only buy once. I am 57 and know i will never have to replace again. lol most my tools were given to me by my grandfather and no ring spanners. I just had open ended spanners from my grandad and some very very inferior 1970's Chinese sockets that are metric and most are rounded off inside. I wanted tools for life. I didnt want to spend 900. It was painful because its money i could have spent on parts or paintworks. The only way i could justify the big spend was it will be a long term saving many many times over.
  9. If your feeling brave and want to try to fix it yourself take a look at the video on youtube. You might get lucky be not be the 1 in 10 that bust the mirror. Its actually a easy job if you are shown the CORRECT way to fix. Same as any job as long as you are shown the correct way its easy with a dose of confidence.
  10. I noticed when people recommend items and add a link some members add a Ebay link and other members add a Amazon link. I am curious as to why members have a preference for Amazon or Ebay. IMO Ebay finds what i want far easier without adding too many things unrelated that i have no interest in. The item i want is available from more sellers which means its easier to compare prices and find the item cheaper. Paypal always falls on the side of the buyer in a dispute and easier to get refunds. Its easier to see sellers feedback. I would rather pay a little more for a item if a seller has high positive feedback. You can check a business sellers addres a lot easier on Ebay and see if they are REALLY based in your country or MAINLAND CHINA :@ and LIE they in your country under "Item location"
  11. Ditto. I opted for a mix of Tekton & Gearwrench and a new US Pro tools 9 drawer toolbox. No excuse not to tackle a job now.
  12. I need to put that back in and down the sides too. I am not sure if the make the original with the black plastic on the bottom of it and the insulation on the back side, but mine was an absolute mess taking it out. I see David has some that it backed in silver, what is that and where did you get that? Mike you could use black shrink wrap around some jute. As long as you go around the jute more than once the shrink wrap will cling to previous layer you wrapped around jute. Heres a link to shrink wrap https://www.ebay.com/itm/18-x-1500-80-Ga-1-Roll-Pallet-Wrap-Stretch-Film-Hand-Shrink-Wrap-1500FT-Black/191703316265?epid=1248642556&hash=item2ca2687729:g:zYsAAOSw1HxZxYk4&frcectupt=true
  13. Car is looking great. Looks like there was plenty of American cars to admire and a great day by the look of things
  14. now the fun begins. car is running rough. starts right up and drives nicely, but farts and possibly backfiring when I am not on the throttle. after engine gets to temp, stalls when I am off the throttle. gonna check the basics starting with the fuel tank. the car was stored for a long time with very little gas. is suspect the fuel pickup may be clogged. the fact that the car stalls only after being warm is a clue. could be vapor lock, coil, or voltage issue at the coil, intake leak, or other vacuum issue. Get yourself one of those (dont know correct name) snake cameras so you can look inside the tank and check for rust. Remove fuel line from tank and carb end and blow fuel lines out. Drain the tank and put new fuel in. Put new points in. I would personally put new plugs in and pressure test while i was at it. Then use strobe light and check timing isnt out. Do the basics first and hopefully that will eliminate your issues. Keeps us posted on your progress
  15. AHA!!!! SAE. Thank You for the American name for AF, or American Finethread as we British call it The past 3 years on this site has been a time of big learning. Everyday English spoken by Americans and British makes it very easy to understand each other. However over the past 3 years of being a owner of a Mustang and a member of this site i have discovered Americans and British speak a totally differant language when it comes to the words we allocate to car parts. It has made me appreciate, to some degree, how difficult it must be for people like Fabrice who's first language is not English or American English Yeah, it gets confusing when two or three names are used for the same thing. I think AF actually stands for Across Flats. I saw that when looking things up. Maybe that is to separate it from how another system measures bolt heads, like maybe from point to point? Anyway, in SAE there are fine thread and coarse thread bolts/screws. Not something you really have to worry about, but if you go looking for bolts based on American Finethread, you might not get what you need, especially if it's actually a coarse thread! When Americans and British made nuts and bolts pre metric The distance between each thread was a lot closer on American threads. So if you measured a American bolt measuring 1 inch you would find a lot more threads than was on a British 1 inch bolt which is why AF, here in the UK, was called American Finethread. The thread here in the UK was called a Whitworth thread. The "across the flats" you referred to is the flat of the thread. So the distance between the outter edge of the thread and the edge of the nut is differant in US and UK. Heres a part of a article i found online; " Whitworth threads were introduced in the 1800s and are refered to as BSW for British Standard Whitworth. A finer thread was introduced and called British Standard Fine (BSF). AF was introduced much later and refers to Across Flats and was related to UNC(universal national coarse) and UNF(universal national fine) threads in the USA A 1/2 inch Whitworth socket is for a nut that fits on a 1/2 inch diameter thread, and is usually 1.5 times the diameter of the screwed rod across the flats of the nut. A 1/2 inch AF socket fits on a nut which is 1/2 inch across the flats and could be a much smaller threadsize". If you go on Ebay UK and put in "Whitworth" spanners you will find imperial spanners. If you had a UK 1/2 inch spanner and a US 1/2 inch spanner they would do the same job. So its even more confusing BSW, BSF, Whitworth, UNC, UNF, SAE, AF, American Finethread (American Fine-UNF). Why cant we just have a universal standardized terminology for everything. I was actually considering writing a dictionary for British users on this site at one point. Its like wooworking screws with the "thread across the flats". If I bought a 3 inch woodwork screw the retailer would ask me what size 3 inch do i need. You can buy a 3 inch woodworking screw thats a number 6 or 8 or 10 or 12 etc. The 6 8 10 12 would tell me what size the thread is across the flat of the head. If you measured the size of a number 6 3 inch screw you would find it 3 inches long and 6mm across the width of the thread
  16. David can you do me a favour and take pics of every stage of A/C install. Mine was missing when i purchased the car. Now i got all the bits i will install at some point. The brackets under the hood i have no idea which way round they should go or which one goes where. I cant find any info in shop manual
  17. Windsor 5-bolt straight valve covers. Radiator hose to the intake manifold. Regular 5/8" spark plugs Cleveland 8 bolt 2-plane valve covers. Radiator hose does not connect to intake. Small 14mm spark plugs That vin gives it away
  18. Looking very very sharp. Your standards are top grade. Looking forward to seeing progress
  19. John i emailed them and they said they could do green for me. They also asked if i had standard interior and when i said deluxe interior i heard nothing back from them. I thought those release buttons were on 1970-71 and round plastic on 72-73? How wide are your belts? I will look for green webbing in the UK and get them done in the UK.
  20. Very nice. Only comes out your garage on a Sunny Sunday This one is half the price but this money pit needs more than $25k spending on it in parts, time and your labour https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/aurora-1971-boss-351-mustang/6859664898.html
  21. New std interior seat covers. (aftermarket) New radiator (aftermarket) New RH apron (aftermarket) New Tail light panel (aftermarket) New bumpers (aftermarket) + original used New misc aftermarket parts. Some pictured Missing: Original radiator, alternator, space saver spare, AM 8 track. Maybe shifter handle and "T" Doors are original. Fender are not. Fenders/doors are rust free. Who would use these parts. Surely you would go hunting for original Needs some rust/repair: :whistling: Some :chin: Money pit calling
  22. Welcome from the UK. Car looks very nice. Hope your deal comes through
  23. AHA!!!! SAE. Thank You for the American name for AF, or American Finethread as we British call it The past 3 years on this site has been a time of big learning. Everyday English spoken by Americans and British makes it very easy to understand each other. However over the past 3 years of being a owner of a Mustang and a member of this site i have discovered Americans and British speak a totally differant language when it comes to the words we allocate to car parts. It has made me appreciate, to some degree, how difficult it must be for people like Fabrice who's first language is not English or American English
  24. Those oblong holes should have a piece of plastic in them that the trim attaches to but its just a oblong hole. The bits missing from the oblong holes are very very fragile and very difficult to remove trim without breaking brittle plastic
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