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Finished up the fold down seat conversion. Much easier and better than I anticipated. Starting on paint today. Engine bay, and argent bottom. Thinking about converting my side windows to wind down instead of stationary IMG_5887.thumb.jpg.d54a458a213db4c20b5ecd80bd7795d5.jpgIMG_5889.thumb.jpg.012233009507c2e6a825095be674ed83.jpgIMG_5891.thumb.jpg.d1046f2e09e3b2150e419112aa74cefb.jpg

 

 

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Fitting panels today. Probably 4 hours for two guys fitting and adjusting 2 doors and 2 fenders. OMG!! Talk about testing my patience. Then get to fitting the trunk lid. I bought the shell with some work already done, and this area was one of the portions already done. Trunk lid was 1/8 wider than the opening for it and gaps were not good. So a grinder, Jack and welder was needed after paint. Something that probably should of been caught before but wasn’t. So I leave knowing my body man/mechanic/brother needed some, me time, to think about things. Then 1 hour later I get these photos. It sure pays to trust and have confidence in the person doing the work. I am blessed IMG_6244.thumb.jpg.eb571e551223a8c10bdc8df6cfe6dad0.jpgIMG_6245.thumb.jpg.574c0be22845da6b3be545c41a47b7fe.jpg

 

 

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If there's anything I learned from doing my '71, it was to always dry fit all of the panels before doing paint. I was lucky that everything eventually lined up, but there were some "adjustments" I had to make that were caught before spraying color. .

 

 

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If there's anything I learned from doing my '71, it was to always dry fit all of the panels before doing paint. I was lucky that everything eventually lined up, but there were some "adjustments" I had to make that were caught before spraying color. .

 

 

For sure a bit of a oversight on my part. Luckily it is a easy adjustment. Everything else was on it. Doors fenders, valance, etc. just never put the trunk lid on [emoji35]

 

 

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Most of us forget to check every single detail, I forgot to check the alignment where the trunk meets the quarter panel extension and am out on one side so may have to repair this another time but will live with it for now

 

I found it to be a great help prior to paint was to drill some small holes in the trunk/hood hinges once alignment was correct

Didn't bother with the doors but some do 

 

Made it really easy when refitting the panels and less paint chips

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It’s been a bit of a lull time and money just isn’t cooperating as usual. I did manage to get a great deal on a new complete axle set up I wanted though. Rear axle, springs, brakes, Weather stripping, light gaskets, headliner window tint then window installation to come in the next week or so 405ad5684ee97efa993f301a7ed9d8e8.jpg

 

 

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It’s been a bit of a lull time and money just isn’t cooperating as usual.  I did manage to get a great deal on a new complete axle set up I wanted though. Rear axle, springs, brakes, Weather stripping, light gaskets, headliner window tint then window installation to come in the next week or so 405ad5684ee97efa993f301a7ed9d8e8.jpg

 

 

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Cool glad to see the new Currie 9 Inch went to a good home,  ...it was a smokin deal  ::thumb::

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It’s been a bit of a lull time and money just isn’t cooperating as usual.  I did manage to get a great deal on a new complete axle set up I wanted though. Rear axle, springs, brakes, Weather stripping, light gaskets, headliner window tint then window installation to come in the next week or so 405ad5684ee97efa993f301a7ed9d8e8.jpg

 

 

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Cool glad to see the new Currie 9 Inch went to a good home,  ...it was a smokin deal  ::thumb::

 

 

I couldn’t resist. I sold my 28 spline for $250. Which needed seals, bearings, brakes. So the way I look at it I got it for next to nothing.

 

 

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Wow what a nice progress you are doing, wish that was me :D Everything is looking good, keep up the nice work :)

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Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

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Soo nice! Love the black on a FB.

Wish I could use a time machine and be that far on my 71.

Awesome progresses!

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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You are moving along nicely for sure. Just keep slugging away at it and the end will show up soon.

I think you might also be missing a couple brackets inside the trunk floor. There are two rubber pads that the wire form feet on the fold down rest in. Those rubber pads slide into two butterfly brackets welded in the target emboss on the floor. When there are no holes to align parts Ford put a bead to give the worker some way to get them in the ball park. If you have the trap door in you can use it when putting them in. Maybe Don will have a pair of them if the PO did not cut the old ones out of the original floor. There are a couple brackets on the bottom also for locating the gas tank you might be missing. Her are a couple pics of mine.DSC-0951.jpg

 

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You are moving along nicely for sure. Just keep slugging away at it and the end will show up soon.

I think you might also be missing a couple brackets inside the trunk floor. There are two rubber pads that the wire form feet on the fold down rest in. Those rubber pads slide into two butterfly brackets welded in the target emboss on the floor. When there are no holes to align parts Ford put a bead to give the worker some way to get them in the ball park. If you have the trap door in you can use it when putting them in. Maybe Don will have a pair of them if the PO did not cut the old ones out of the original floor. There are a couple brackets on the bottom also for locating the gas tank you might be missing. Her are a couple pics of mine.DSC-0951.jpg

 

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Thanks. Yes I am definitely missing the pieces inside the truck. The trunk was pretty much gone on My parts car so they were no longer in the car. Thanks again.

 

 

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Got the headliner in. A little adjusting to do. So thankful for my brother. I had to leave or I would of taken a knife to it after the first hour.

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Little accomplishment today. Headlight buckets. I got the bolt kit and who knew there were two different bolt colors for the bucket and the support bracket.

To much confusion lol. Just put it in and let me drive it.

pinion snubber put back heater core firewall insulation in

 

 

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That looks very good, nice work

Yes , headliners will test your patience and help remove some of your hair

 

You owe him LOTS of steaks and beers

 

 

Yes I do. So much of my teenage years were spent with him. I would rip stuff apart and he would always know how to put it back together. Priceless

 

 

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