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    31 Model A Station Wagon “Woody”
    69 Mach 1 - 351C
    72 Mach 1 - 351C
    96 Cobra Convertible


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  1. Nick, my bolts were frozen too. I tried soaking them and even tried a little heat, but the heat quickly affects the urethane of the bumper so that was a no go—don’t go there. In the end, I found that NPD and CJ Pony parts both sell new bolt kits for about $25. So, I drilled them out which was quite easy to do. A good friend who is a very experienced body man stopped by the other day and asked to see my project. We were discussing the bumper and he agreed on bending it in the middle a little more. For the ends, he said if they still stick out: 1) they never fit well when new (an answer I don’t like, because I want mine to fit!) and 2) to bend in the ends, he suggested attaching weight to the bumper and drop/pound the end of the bumper into a piece of wood on the ground. It will make a mess of the urethane and any paint, but that can be fixed.
  2. After studying it further, I am going to put a bit more bend in the middle. That will draw the ends in. A small change in the middle will make a big change on the ends. I decided that it is unlikely the ends could be bent/out of shape—it has to be a shape problem elsewhere on the bumper. I realize that they didn’t fit perfectly when new, but my intent is to make it fit and look better than Ford did. I suppose I should take pictures before, during and after—but I tend to get impatient and just get to work.
  3. Sorry to hear about your marriage Mike.
  4. How about a price on a console clock surround? Not sure what else to call it—but it is for the console and has the clock in it. Someone drilled mine and put a toggle switch or something in it at one point. THX
  5. LOL, I was setting up profiles and assigning devices and paused my son’s PC, kind of by accident. It was seconds and he was out of his room asking what was going on. Now I know how to ge this attention. And the internet goes off when I want it to! Adult sites blocked starting about 30 minutes ago, not sure if that will have any impact or not. Love this!!!
  6. Mesh is up and running, it gets a huge thumbs up from my teenagers. Hopefully I don’t have to hear them bit_ _ about the wifi anymore. Thanks for the replies everyone. And by the way, setting up Eeros couldn’t be easier, well, other than paying for it up front...
  7. Dad worked hard and made a lot of sacrifices of his time for us. Thank you will never be enough. That said, a couple of funny memories. FIrst—when I was 10, Dad worked tirelessly for MONTHs to prepare our ‘31 Model A Station Wagon for a trip from Omaha to Vail Colorado for a Regional Meet. The night before departure he finished up the rear differential rebuild and installed the rear axle. Sometime in the wee hours of the night (I was long asleep) he got the car out to discover he installed the rear Banjo upside down. There were three gears in reverse, one in forward. Back to the garage to completely disassemble and reassemble. T-minus 4 hours to departure... Second—as an adult I suggested we meet in Dallas Texas for a swap meet. He drove his pickup and I flew in and he picked me up. At some point while driving around, we had exited the freeway and he wanted back on. His truck was a F-250 4x4 diesel with a chip and a massive camper in the bed. I can’t remember why, but he went through the ditch and onto the freeway! He turned out into the correct direction of flow as I looked back as the cars rapidly approaching. Then Dad stood on the go pedal and we were quickly going 75mph. I was worried the camper would fall out! That was a fun weekend with Dad. Grades—high school was a tough time for Dad and I. Grades weren’t my exact priority. Grandma didn’t help the situation by implying that Dad’s grades weren’t great either, but she would never get specific or divulge. Now as a father, I am dealing with the same thing. Getting what I deserve I suppose. Intelligence is not the issue as my Dad is extremely brilliant with a degree in Mathematics and a resume most people would be asking to hear stories about—very interesting career! And a picture of Dad!
  8. Howdy Lux! Ran across a photo of us at the Southern Calfornia Cars N Coffee a few weeks back. Good memories. I’ve been gone from the site as well to spend time with my boys, but they are now both teenagers/high schoolers. As such, I am starting to play with my cars again. I’ve actually worked on my ‘72 recently!
  9. Thanks guys—our cable modem/router is about a year old, so we are good there. Several Facebook friends also recommended a mesh system and specifically Eero. I have ordered the 3 beacon one, pricey, but everybody with one raves about it. It’s either great or you just want me to be as miserable with my internet as you are—LOL. Thanks for the suggestions!
  10. We have always struggled with getting a good wifi signal through the entire house. We do have a Netgear range extender, but it is now 9 years old and well, it sucks. I am not a great IT person, that is for sure. Can anyone recommend a quality WiFi Range extender?
  11. Well, since nobody seems to know—the answer is yes. You can bend a stock 71-72 front urethane bumper and restore its shape. I need to figure out how to bend the ends in just a bit and it will fit better than when it was new.
  12. I am finally back to work on my cars. I took about 10 years off doing stuff with my kids and now with the pandemic and not traveling for work I’m looking for stuff to do. So, i got to work on the ‘72. It started with the grill repairs and progressed to the damaged bumper and fender. My question is about the bumper. Does the urethane bumper have a steel core inside? I removed the steel reinforcement/mounting bar and the bumper is still pretty solid and heavy. Can it be bent if I carefully back it up and press it? It has a slight dip down and bow backwards where it impacted something. I was planning to use my press with a long backing bar to ensure it bends where I want it to and not cause more damage. Thoughts?
  13. Do you have the headlight trim rings? How about complete front seat belts with the shoulder part?

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