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Heads up to 71-73 owners. I ordered TMI front sport seat upholstery and seat foam for my 72 Mach1. I also ordered LED dash lights from Mustang Project

 

The LED lights are great except do not order the bulbs for the 3 gauges in the center console - they are incorrect. I can see my speedo and tac at night. I replaced the bulb that is in the Automatic shifter selector. Not much improvement there though - but the dash lights look so good now I'm still a happy camper. I also replaced the bulb for heater control lettering and that it brighter also. These bulbs were supposed to be for the three guages but they can in handy anyway.

 

Craftsman Upholstery in Fairfax VA put the seats together - they look and feel fantastic. It's like having the 2004 Mach1 seats in a 1972 Mach1. Now the question is - do I sell the original Mach1 upholstery and seat foam which is in pretty good shape. I have had this car 29 years so keeping it in case I sell the car really isn't an issue.

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Sweet!!

 

Forgive me, but which colors are the seat upholstery? Is it 'Black/Gray?' (the color looks a little washed out to me if it is)

 

I was thinking about getting the LED lights for the instruments as well - now I'm hooked... your gauges look awesome!

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The led kits leave lots to be desired.

 

i'll give some tips

 

don't change the bulbs for the turn signals indicators to leds, the leds are way too bright and the green light for the indicators becomes blinding at night.

 

don't change the bulb for the brake warning light, my led bulb and my brake malfunction switch in the prop block did not get along and the led would flicker and do all kinds of crazy things. a regular bulb worked fine no issues and was active during engine start up as normal.

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yes - I only replaced the bulbs for the speedo and tac and none of the idiots lights. That isn't an actual picture of my instruments - it's off the Mustang Project website. Mine are not that bright but it is a big improvement. The seats are black and grey and I think the flash washed out the picture some.

 

 

The led kits leave lots to be desired.

 

i'll give some tips

 

don't change the bulbs for the turn signals indicators to leds, the leds are way too bright and the green light for the indicators becomes blinding at night.

 

don't change the bulb for the brake warning light, my led bulb and my brake malfunction switch in the prop block did not get along and the led would flicker and do all kinds of crazy things. a regular bulb worked fine no issues and was active during engine start up as normal.

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Are those 6x9 speakers in the door? It was a trick getting them to fit.

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Sweet!!

 

Forgive me, but which colors are the seat upholstery? Is it 'Black/Gray?' (the color looks a little washed out to me if it is)

 

I was thinking about getting the LED lights for the instruments as well - now I'm hooked... your gauges look awesome!

 

I put the LED's in my 71. What a difference.

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The speakers are 4x6 and I bought them on Ebay but I cannot remember what brand but they were pretty cheap and the sound is okay but not much bass.

 

Sweet!!

 

Forgive me, but which colors are the seat upholstery? Is it 'Black/Gray?' (the color looks a little washed out to me if it is)

 

I was thinking about getting the LED lights for the instruments as well - now I'm hooked... your gauges look awesome!

 

I put the LED's in my 71. What a difference.

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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can i ask you guys a question??... When you say LED LIGHT BULBS it means you just change the bulbs or you make changes to the circuit in some part too??... I thought the LED technology worked different than the incandescent one...

 

I have the same problem, my dash turns invisible at night and if i can solve it just changing the bulbs please tell me where i can get them!...

 

Thanks!

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can i ask you guys a question??... When you say LED LIGHT BULBS it means you just change the bulbs or you make changes to the circuit in some part too??... I thought the LED technology worked different than the incandescent one...

 

I have the same problem, my dash turns invisible at night and if i can solve it just changing the bulbs please tell me where i can get them!...

 

Thanks!

 

You just change the bulbs.I also did the up grade.It is an improvement,just not as bright as the picture shows.+1 on the turn signal indicators!If the other bulbs were as bright as those things,you would be blinded at night!

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can i ask you guys a question??... When you say LED LIGHT BULBS it means you just change the bulbs or you make changes to the circuit in some part too??... I thought the LED technology worked different than the incandescent one...

 

I have the same problem, my dash turns invisible at night and if i can solve it just changing the bulbs please tell me where i can get them!...

 

Thanks!

 

You just change the bulbs.I also did the up grade.It is an improvement,just not as bright as the picture shows.+1 on the turn signal indicators!If the other bulbs were as bright as those things,you would be blinded at night!

 

 

Oh... great!! i´ll try them then.. i just dont want to get "too modern" in looks of the instrument lightning... but it´s really uncomfortable not to see the instruments propperly at night... Do you have any idea who is the best deal supplier??... i´m really far away and i have to buy cheap in order to miss taxes here ;) Thanks!!

 

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can i ask you guys a question??... When you say LED LIGHT BULBS it means you just change the bulbs or you make changes to the circuit in some part too??... I thought the LED technology worked different than the incandescent one...

 

I have the same problem, my dash turns invisible at night and if i can solve it just changing the bulbs please tell me where i can get them!...

 

Thanks!

 

You just change the bulbs.I also did the up grade.It is an improvement,just not as bright as the picture shows.+1 on the turn signal indicators!If the other bulbs were as bright as those things,you would be blinded at night!

 

 

Oh... great!! i´ll try them then.. i just dont want to get "too modern" in looks of the instrument lightning... but it´s really uncomfortable not to see the instruments propperly at night... Do you have any idea who is the best deal supplier??... i´m really far away and i have to buy cheap in order to miss taxes here ;) Thanks!!

 

Look up "Mustang Project" on the web or Ebay.

 

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LED's are awesome! Can't say the same about TMI's customer service. Going with Destinctive Industries for my '73 project. Anyhow, screw TMI and back to LEDs. I've got them in the Hood/Trunk, Interior dome and doors, brake and reverse lights and dash. Did the dash in amber, red, green and blue and decided to go with the blue cause it looked like my dark ford blue engine colors :0) The soft blues are nice too. Oh and about the dash LEDs, I no longer have the dimmer option and it just goes from on to off. Doesn't bother me and never did look into why it does this or if there's a fix for it.

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I went wtih TMI as they are the only ones with the sport seats. The sent the wrong foam (foxbody) the 1st time so I'd have to say they are not on top of their game always.

 

 

LED's are awesome! Can't say the same about TMI's customer service. Going with Destinctive Industries for my '73 project. Anyhow, screw TMI and back to LEDs. I've got them in the Hood/Trunk, Interior dome and doors, brake and reverse lights and dash. Did the dash in amber, red, green and blue and decided to go with the blue cause it looked like my dark ford blue engine colors :0) The soft blues are nice too. Oh and about the dash LEDs, I no longer have the dimmer option and it just goes from on to off. Doesn't bother me and never did look into why it does this or if there's a fix for it.

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Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Now that you've had the new seat configuration for a while, how do you like them? How firm is the foam? Are they firm like modern Ford seats?

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I do like the seats and the weird thing is you can tell you sit a little higher. I would not say they are as good as a modern seat but it's a huge improvement over the worn out stock ones. I guess they have been in the car two years now.

 

 

Now that you've had the new seat configuration for a while, how do you like them? How firm is the foam? Are they firm like modern Ford seats?

 

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I went wtih TMI as they are the only ones with the sport seats. The sent the wrong foam (foxbody) the 1st time so I'd have to say they are not on top of their game always.

 

 

LED's are awesome! Can't say the same about TMI's customer service. Going with Destinctive Industries for my '73 project. Anyhow, screw TMI and back to LEDs. I've got them in the Hood/Trunk, Interior dome and doors, brake and reverse lights and dash. Did the dash in amber, red, green and blue and decided to go with the blue cause it looked like my dark ford blue engine colors :0) The soft blues are nice too. Oh and about the dash LEDs, I no longer have the dimmer option and it just goes from on to off. Doesn't bother me and never did look into why it does this or if there's a fix for it.

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pull the headlight switch and clean the rheostat clip and the spring

or just replace the switch.

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Oh and about the dash LEDs, I no longer have the dimmer option and it just goes from on to off. Doesn't bother me and never did look into why it does this or if there's a fix for it.

 

The instructions that came with my LED dashlights said the LED lights won't dim unless you leave at least one standard incandescent globe in place. I replaced them all, so mine don't dim either.

 

 

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I went wtih TMI as they are the only ones with the sport seats. The sent the wrong foam (foxbody) the 1st time so I'd have to say they are not on top of their game always.

 

 

LED's are awesome! Can't say the same about TMI's customer service. Going with Destinctive Industries for my '73 project. Anyhow, screw TMI and back to LEDs.

 

 

Destinctive Industries has everything classic last time I checked. TMI messed up my color scheme even after many emails confiming what I wanted. They wouldn't send me a new set or pay for shipping back to them from Hawaii to repair the mistake even though it was clearly their fault. Went directly to the top (Owner of the company) and still he wouldn't take care of the problem for me without me having to pay for shipping fees. Wheel Vintiques sent me 1 wrong bolt pattern wheel and without any questions, sent me a new wheel with a paid return postage. That's the way it should've been. They also specialize in VW interiors and VW's are huge here in Hawaii. I've got lots of VW friends and I tell all my experience and not to go through them and will continue to do so. Even if I can stop one person from buyiing from them, I'm satisfied and they can go beep themselves.

 

 

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Heads up to 71-73 owners. I ordered TMI front sport seat upholstery and seat foam for my 72 Mach1. I also ordered Peimar led dash lights from Mustang Project

 

The LED lights are great except do not order the bulbs for the 3 gauges in the center console - they are incorrect. I can see my speedo and tac at night. I replaced the bulb that is in the Automatic shifter selector. Not much improvement there though - but the dash lights look so good now I'm still a happy camper. I also replaced the bulb for heater control lettering and that it brighter also. These bulbs were supposed to be for the three guages but they can in handy anyway.

 

Craftsman Upholstery in Fairfax VA put the seats together - they look and feel fantastic. It's like having the 2004 Mach1 seats in a 1972 Mach1. Now the question is - do I sell the original Mach1 upholstery and seat foam which is in pretty good shape. I have had this car 29 years so keeping it in case I sell the car really isn't an issue.

I liked your led lights more than seats. Still great work done

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Destinctive Industries has everything classic last time I checked. TMI messed up my color scheme even after many emails confiming what I wanted. They wouldn't send me a new set or pay for shipping back to them from Hawaii to repair the mistake even though it was clearly their fault. Went directly to the top (Owner of the company) and still he wouldn't take care of the problem for me without me having to pay for shipping fees. Wheel Vintiques sent me 1 wrong bolt pattern wheel and without any questions, sent me a new wheel with a paid return postage. That's the way it should've been. They also specialize in VW interiors and VW's are huge here in Hawaii. I've got lots of VW friends and I tell all my experience and not to go through them and will continue to do so. Even if I can stop one person from buyiing from them, I'm satisfied and they can go beep themselves.

 

 

 

+1 provide great service and someone MIGHT tell their friends, provide a bad experience any they WILL tell EVERYONE.

 

I'm interested in these LED lights. Definitely going to consider this. I want nice seats too I don't car if they are out of another model, my passenger side is missing anyway.

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