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  1. Been a while since I posted…. welder/body guy finally started! The short version is my front half of quarter was previously crashed and heavily bondo’d, and the bottom of the door pillar was completely broken loose. It’s back together now, will need some minor massage and filler to get it perfect, but way better than before! Pic fest to follow, below the vent hole to the rocker is all new metal.
  2. Lots happening, dual exhaust is hung, needs adjustment and muffler hangers. The welder/body guy finally finished his other projects and started mine. Today was review the project and start on lower door pillar. He is taking out one section at a time, building back to existing. So far he only did the curved part at the bottom of the door pillar, about50% of the cracked metal and the door pillar and quarter are solid again. I am very happy with day one, he returns Friday. One before pic, 2 after, he’s continuing backwards toward the quarter next.
  3. Hello, how are the door latch pillars( front edge of quarter panel)? Mine are rusted at base, especially looking for passenger side.
  4. Yes they are associated with Mac’s, possibly parent company? All of a sudden, I too am being hammered with at least one email a day from Ecklers, I did not sign up. I assume Macs shared/sold my name since I did request a Macs catalog but have never purchased from them. I like choices, I hate being hammered daily by a company I don’t do business with.
  5. Hahahahaha…the English language is so much fun! And it’s my first Language! I bought a new primary wire, not a new wire nut. LOL. You got me! and I will fix that wire by soldering and heat shrinking each wire, then the pair as a set. It’s the convertible power line and was spliced under scuff plate. The entire rear harness was spliced there too, with crimp connectors that pulled apart with little force. Interestingly, the plugs and bundles could not be slid out as routed, so I had to pull them apart. (Car is about to get s some serious welding, followed by new wiring.) this is the 71 car with 73 wiring spliced in after a fire we discussed a few months back.
  6. Hahahaha, when I bought the car the Distributor Primary wire was spliced together with a wire nut. I bought a new one for something like $7. There’s all sorts of craziness under the dash…..
  7. When you buy a 50 year old car ….. Power top wiring, this was under 3 ft of electrical tape wrap. I can fix it easy enough but wow.
  8. FYI, I reached out, they said they don’t sell Mustang kits to NPD…
  9. I got it in today, not a great fit…it’s almost against driveshaft, and I didn’t get a great seal on one side, the flange is the wrong angle, but I think it’s good enough…
  10. The Exhaust came as a kit from NPD, it’s too wide by 1/4 inch and I destroyed an exhaust donut trying to install, will try to bend it into compliance tomorrow with a tie down ratchet strap….it’s killing me! It’s pressing on the outside of the manifold….
  11. Finally got some time to work on the Mustang…got a bunch of basics done: Heat resistant Carb gasket, new studs. New metal fuel lines and filter to replace rubber and plastic new rubber line frame to fuel pump raised Coil to clear new fuel filter. new Power steering belt adjusted transmission Bands and replaced lock nuts stripped single exhaust started Dual exhaust install, it’s killing me… pulled driveshaft and installed new output shaft seal. and found loose ujoint clamp fixed it, and low fluid in rear differential, filled it up…
  12. This is a great write up, I have leak in the same spot and was wondering how to get to it. When you removed the frame section does the front end stay together solid? And how many hours did that repair take? I have to pay someone!
  13. The problem is the side upper frame is welded over the cowl cover….
  14. Hi all, I am going through the 71 Mustang convertible I bought 4 months ago, I finally got the fenders off and did a cowl leak test. The passenger side Is bone dry but the water came straight in the drivers footwell. It’s coming in from the far front corner, in-line with emergency brake and headlight dimmer. As far as I can tell, it’s an area about the size of a golf ball that needs attention. My question is, anyone to a partial repair? my budget can’t handle the expense of tearing the cowl out.My thought is, cut the corner off and get a repair in through the space marked in pic….my welder is coming to do quarter panel next week, might have him cut this corner off for inspection… opinions?
  15. My plenum leak is in this top corner, I think I can cut a fist sized chunk off the corner and get in to fix it…maybe. Also found small pinholes halfway down…
  16. so the welder is coming in a week or so to work on the door latch pillar And part of the quarter.. of course I found way more bondo than I wanted…going to dig deeper tomorrow. also tested Plenum, bone dry on passenger side, flooded on drivers side. I think I know where the leak is and can cut the top corner of the plenum off to repair…
  17. Here’s today’s work, stripped front end down to frame. Discovered that the front clip is all original with matching serial numbers on the rails. The passenger side needs very minor rust killing and the drivers side that was burned needs a bit more. Over all though I am really happy with the condition…. tomorrow I am going to test the plenum to see if water gets in the passenger compartment….
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