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Hi Sanborn and ::welcome::

 

 

 

 

Is there a good source for power window switch parts? Several of mine are broken where the chrome tab sits. I've no luck finding parts.

 

 

I have exactly the same problem. Been looking for those parts for half an eternity but they're hard to find. I think they're made of Unobtanium.

Good luck in finding those!

 

Nice choice of color, by the way!!!

 

 

 

 

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Got my new windshield in on Monday. That is a messy job that I will leave to a professional every time!

 

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Finally got front bumper off last night with my impact gun and a cut off wheel. Who decided a phillips head was a good idea on such big bolts???

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Today I'll wet sand the car and prime/prep the front bumper. I was planning to paint this weekend but I have a minor surgery tomorrow so it will all depend on how I feel after that.

 

 

 

 

 

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Good work, Gilbert. Keep us posted and good luck on the surgery.

 

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Surgery went fine although I caught the flu and it was pushed back a few days. I'm behind schedule but paint is on the car. Pics are crap but I'll post more later. Thanks for the well wishes!

 

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Car is looking great!! Hope everything went well with surgery

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

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Glad the surgery went OK and that you're back with us. Pics looking good. Keep us posted.

 

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Looks Nice considering no downdraft spray booth..Looking through the pics I'm curious why you sprayed the fender extensions..hood mldg..Otr extensions..on the car ? & also sprayed over the door latches & trunk latch ? Instead of removing the 6 door latch screws pulling back the latch & putting some tape in to cover the opening..Same thing with the door rubber bumpers..door lock strickers.. I noticed you taped around them instead of removing them..Not being critical but curious why you did it the way you did. Those little details(about 20 extra minutes to do) make the difference between a nice job an a amazing job !

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The extensions I left on mostly because it was just easier. I went to remove the front fender extensions and could not get one of them to grab- it felt like someone had rounded the nut off. Decision made. (Lots of times you'll find hose pieces gt chipped in re-assembly.) If this were a total purist resto I would have forced the issue - but no. The door and trunk latches - it easier to transport with working latches. It's easy enough to pull them after and soak them clean. When it's all done most people would never be able to tell the difference. I'm not going for Russo and Steele on this car - the interior is modified and it's not super-optioned. I just want to make it a nice driver that someone can feel like they got their money's worth from.

 

The "booth" was crap - no exhaust fan other than a 36" shop fan in door. It was all I could get.

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The extensions I left on mostly because it was just easier. I went to remove the front fender extensions and could not get one of them to grab- it felt like someone had rounded the nut off. Decision made. (Lots of times you'll find hose pieces gt chipped in re-assembly.) If this were a total purist resto I would have forced the issue - but no. The door and trunk latches - it easier to transport with working latches. It's easy enough to pull them after and soak them clean. When it's all done most people would never be able to tell the difference. I'm not going for Russo and Steele on this car - the interior is modified and it's not super-optioned. I just want to make it a nice driver that someone can feel like they got their money's worth from.

 

The "booth" was crap - no exhaust fan other than a 36" shop fan in door. It was all I could get.

Got it ! It's a flipper ! & like I said Nice paint considering what you were working with!

 

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I started to say something awhile back when a guy wanted to see progress pics of my car, to be honest, my work does not compare with Q's work.

My car will be nice, but nothing like his..that is not what I started out to do.

I just want a nice driver that I had fun doing. I really enjoy seeing his progress and watching his videos, but frankly I just ain't that good. And neither was Ford.

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I started to say something awhile back when a guy wanted to see progress pics of my car, to be honest, my work does not compare with Q's work.

My car will be nice, but nothing like his..that is not what I started out to do.

I just want a nice driver that I had fun doing. I really enjoy seeing his progress and watching his videos, but frankly I just ain't that good. And neither was Ford.

Don..Thanks for the compliment ! I totally understand that everybody has different goals in the work they do on our cars..I just try to help & make it a little easier & maybe get a better result than they ever expected by giving up some of the stuff that took me years to perfect & learn..

 

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Looks sharp, keep the progress pics coming.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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I see a bug in the paint on the last pic!!!!!.............LOL Really nice job!!!!!

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I see a bug in the paint on the last pic!!!!!.............LOL Really nice job!!!!!

 

Nice one Doc!

 

 

But it really does look good!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=327]Visit My Garage[/button]

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That is going to look awesome!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=327]Visit My Garage[/button]

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