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  1. Very nice paint job. Is the color Bright Lime (72) or Grabber Lime (71)?

    It's actually custom.  Started off with Grabber Lime, but after shooting some samples, and a few opinions, felt the new Shelby GT500 color was more of what I was looking for.  So, we went through several paint types trying to match.  Unfortunately at the time of painting, Ford did not have the paint codes released...so, did the best we could based off of magazine articles etc..

  2. Are you willing to say what the paint job cost?

     

    I recently posted a thread about cost of a paint job for my 72 Mach.

    I would really like to get it painted.

    Unfortunately I live in the peoples republic of CA, things are expensive

    Unfortunately, the first shop I took the car to could not finish the job due to the shop closing it's doors.  So, when I eventually found another shop to pick up where this one took off, some of the work had to be re-done.  The job was between 10k and 20k for everything, but that included fitting, body work, and the unfortunate re-do's.

  3. Car looks OUTSTANDING!!! your hood blackout looks GREAT!!! keep posting pics as you progress please. You have a very cool ride.

    Appreciate that rio1856.  I'm excited to get it on the road.  I'll definitely be adding more as I move forward..may even add some from when I rescued this thing from the boneyard..

     

    Thanks!

  4. Hey Marc, finally posted on the wonderful progress. It's going to be an awesome car when finished and as mentioned before well done.

    Happy Columbus Day and/or Thanksgiving (Canada)

    Geoff.

    Hey Geoff - thank you sir!  Appreciate the compliments...and appreciate the help and advise along the way!  It has been invaluable.

  5. Looks great and I don't want to be critical, but is that orange peel in your 2nd picture?

    The pics of it in the paint booth were right after shooting...so, yeah, there is peel.  This was intentional.  We wanted to lay the base down thick to allow for the paint to be cut after.  The final product has all been cut and is smooth as glass.

  6. Awesome!! I like the painted pin stripe.  Stocking up on great ideas on this site. I should make a list (felt blankets, painted pin stripe, etc.).

     

    Are your fenders staying put for the engine install? (hunting for ideas)

    Yes - that's the intention.  I will have to remove the hood, but the rest is going to stay put.  I don't know if you have ever gapped a car before, but it will absolutely drive you nuts if you don't know when to cut it off.  shifting panels from side to side, back and forth, etc...I asked my painter to do it when he put stuff back together - to the best of his ability.  I'm happy with it, so I'd like to keep it the way it is.  We've had the engine in and out a bunch of times already, and even with the fenders on, wasn't much much of a hassle.

     

    Thanks.

     

    I've never gapped a car before, but it sounds like what I assumed; once the front sheet metal and doors have been aligned, leave it be. I'll have to invent a force field generator as our project will take time for the mechanicals after paint.

     

    When you develop that, let know.  I'd buy one!  

  7. Awesome!! I like the painted pin stripe.  Stocking up on great ideas on this site. I should make a list (felt blankets, painted pin stripe, etc.).

     

    Are your fenders staying put for the engine install? (hunting for ideas)

    Yes - that's the intention.  I will have to remove the hood, but the rest is going to stay put.  I don't know if you have ever gapped a car before, but it will absolutely drive you nuts if you don't know when to cut it off.  shifting panels from side to side, back and forth, etc...I asked my painter to do it when he put stuff back together - to the best of his ability.  I'm happy with it, so I'd like to keep it the way it is.  We've had the engine in and out a bunch of times already, and even with the fenders on, wasn't much much of a hassle.

  8. Really nice looking.  Looks like the bottom pin stripe line is on.  Did they paint it or use a tape?  I'm waiting on mine from the paint shop also.  Can't wait to get it back.

    Bottom pin stripe is painted.  My painter didn't want anything to do with the pin stripe in the sticker kit.  I was fine with that.  I'm not building this car to win any concours original shows.  Just want it to look like an original.

  9. Very nice. Now it's time to put all back in with white hand gloves! :D

     

    I see your hood blackout has another kind of curves than you usually see. They are actually following nicely the metal shape.

    I think I'll do something similar on mine too, where curves are natural vs obvious 1/4 circles totally off the shape.

    Was it made freehand?

     

    Enjoy!

    Yep...no kidding.  I've purchased a bunch of thick felt blankets to cover the car when I'm working on it.  Will have to be very careful for sure.  

     

    The hood blackout was done freehand.  I provided a few sketches of some different cars, as well as info from the 7173 cougar megasite and my painter did his own thing from there.  

     

    Thx for the compliment.

  10. Well, here she is!  Has taken quite a while to get the project to this point, but finally.  This is me loading the car onto the trailer the day we picked it up form my painter (as well as a few shots of the wip).  Still missing the stickers and decals...those will come last.  Oh, and please ignore the shop wheels...still covered in slag/dust/whatever else they were exposed to when I brought this thing back from the dead.  Next step is to begin the custom wiring and assemble the interior.  Big Block build will start in the Spring.  

     

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  11. I can get you dimensions later today but I think anyone on here with them needs them, lol. I have 7 cars with convenience group. I need the chrome around one.

    The light in the center upper part of dash is the other hard to find expensive part of the CG.

    Your seat frames have to change also. The seat back release cannot be added to non CG car. There are also 4 spacers that go on the seat tracks to lift seat to allow wires to pass. You will probably have to change the wire harness also. Not just a plug and play for sure.

    Hi Dave - yeah I appreciate that if you could look and get a measurement (I'm looking for the diameter for the hole in the dash mores than the light, but I'll take either.  I've been delaying cutting that particular hole in my dash until I get something a little more definitive.  If I can't locate an original light, I'll end up putting in a custom that's close.

  12. Your seat frames have to change also. The seat back release cannot be added to non CG car. There are also 4 spacers that go on the seat tracks to lift seat to allow wires to pass. You will probably have to change the wire harness also. Not just a plug and play for sure.

    The convenience group has a separate harness that plugs into the main underdash harness; you simply have to find one but you won't need to change the wiring harness to get it to work.

    Thanks for the tip.  I think I'll be building myself a custom wiring harness from scratch since my original had a ton of splices in it.  Whoever owned the car before definitely was a hack.  What was the harness for that went to the seats?

  13. Hi Guys...

     

    I'm adding the "convenience" group to my 71.  Does anyone know what the size of the hole is for the "park brake" light?  I have to cut this as well as the defrost switch holes into my IP.  Also, does anyone know where you can still get those Park Brake Light asms?  I'm specifically talking about the lens asm that goes into the dash, but if anyone sells "kits" that include the switch and harness too, I'd rather get all.  

     

    Marc

  14. Thanks for all the responses on this guys - I think I am now leaning more towards adding them over omitting.  So, next question, who makes the best kits and are there instructions for how and where to put the holes?

     

    Marc

     

     Good decision Marc! There is no doubt in my mind that the locks do have function. a, to hold the hood corners and b, to maintain the all important seal between the hood plenum and the air cleaner. A leak there will affect the air flow and somewhat defeat the purpose of the Ram Air intakes.

    NPD list them from original tooling and manufacturer.

    Geoff.

     

    Marc, sent you an email regards hood clearance. I know someone with a J code, we can measure his intake height.

     

    Hi Geoff - I'm heading over to the body shop this week to get the holes cut in.  Do you have measurements of where your locks are located on your hood?  They have to go where the hood inner cut-outs dictate, but this will at least let me know if my report hood is in the ballpark..

     

    Marc

  15. They had twist lock hood latches before 71. 68 Shelby had them 69 & 70 Shelby and also 70 Mustang. Beats having the cables and pins flopping all over your paint.

     

    Ah yes!  Knew about the Shelby's, don't recall the 70 hood's with them though.  I'll have to go back and have a look.

  16. They had twist lock hood latches before 71. 68 Shelby had them 69 & 70 Shelby and also 70 Mustang. Beats having the cables and pins flopping all over your paint.

     

    Ah yes!  Knew about the Shelby's, don't recall the 70 hood's with them though.  I'll have to go back and have a look.

  17. The tilt column is same in mustang cougar but 71 & 72 is different from 73. The 73 has different turn signal mechanics and different wiring.

    Be sure the tilt casting is not broken if it is it is junk. Also some of the parts inside can break. You also need the coupler to the steering box and the plate that bolts to the floor all unique to tilt.

    I have a couple make an offer.

    I will be gone this week to MOM so no way to look for it.

    Attached scan of the Ford service manual.

     

    Sent a PM.

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