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  2. From what I can conclude the S197 seats are slightly lower than the SN95 seats, and a SN95 seat with a lowered seat riser is about equal to stock seat height. My reasoning is that using a S197 seat with no riser will be the biggest gain in headroom while still keeping the option for a Mach 1 look. https://www.tmiproducts.com/mustang/browse-by-vehicle/late-model-2005-12/2005-07-mach1-style-leather-upholstery-front-buckets-only.html I also feel like the MTF headliner is not the best solution since I alreay feel like the sun visor would block out my sight as soon as I flip it down. I also have a hard time believing it would let me gain 2 1/2" of headroom. It feels like the distance between my current headliner and the outside of the roof is like 1 1/2" at most, inlcuding insulation. Does anyone have any measurements on how wide the S197 seats is at the widest part and how high off the floor that part is? I guess it would be easier to know the measurements instead of just speculating.
  3. Machspeed

    Meet QUEENIE.... 69 Gulfstream Aqua Build

    So true, but this is a Texas car and I am second owner. I know where this car has been, thus am very hopeful that I will find no more than what I am already aware of. Thanks for your contributions on this site, my friend.
  4. I can tell ya right now that if you want to pack a set of new mustang seats into one of our cars the seat riser's will have to go given your 6' height..or you could go with a MTF drop in headliner to get some head room, but the new seats from about 2010 and up are way tall..I have a set from a 2012 we test fit Into my friends 69 as well as his wife's 68 FB and it's a tight squeeze and my head almost touched head liner at 5'-9" tall. If you want the lowest possible seat height and wish to leave the risers try a set of Fiero seats and an upholstery kit from Mr. Mike's Fiero seats...besides the fiero seats look much better than the SN seats and are more comfy
  5. Looking for; -rear window aluminum with black center trim, non vinyl top -vinyl top drip rail molding
  6. I was only going to get the wheels. If I can find them cheaper I'll order wherever. I plan on getting the tires from DiscountTireDirect.com
  7. Rich Ackermann

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    I am sure I paid for the house visit too.
  8. BuckeyeDemon

    New welder

    I used a mig on several projects and was pretty good at it (I thought so anyways....). I switched to a tig on my current project (going on now for 4 years now and a lot of welding). I personally find it hard to go back to mig. personally tig is so much more flexible in terms of what you can weld. stainless, stainless to steel, aluminum, silicon bronze, etc and not even have to change gas mix. it's cleaner (no spatter, smoke all over the welding lens), you control how much filler metal to add, you can fuse metal without even adding metal, you can move metal around, etc. the ability to tack pieces together without adding metal, also makes the final weld joints look better. the different torches and parts allows access to a lot more very hard to get to weld joints that the mig gun can't get to. additionally, since it's much more precise, cleaning/dressing welds after goes a whole lot faster. I probably use the tig over 95% of the time. a water cooler is very nice. the small torch is so much easier to use compared to the larger torches. with the gas cooled, I found it very difficult to wait for the torch extra time to cool. but that's just me. clearly a lot of people own both processes and likely use a mig a lot more than the tig.
  9. Yesterday
  10. Okay So I just bit the bullet and installed a rear 4 Link along with front coil over conversion kit so I now have the following items for sale if anyone wants them. 1 Set of Caltrac Bars with front spring plates to fit the standard Eye and reverse eys spring set ups..yes there is a different plate for a reverse eye spring. - $250.00 1 Set of 4.5 Leaf Mid Eye Springs from Opentracker which still has the big ass aluminum bushing in the front for the Caltrac Bars so if you buy the bars you buy the springs LOL..J/K Ill pop the bushing out if need be. - $100.00 1 Set of rear leaf spring hangers that are 1" longer than stock..Also from open tracker 1 Pair of Rancho Adjustable Rear Shocks - $25.00 1 Pair of Front Koni Classic Single adjustable Shocks - $100.00 1 Set of Front Coil Springs from Opentracker that have been trimmed a bit to obtain the ride height my car had - $25.00 If anyone wanted the same ride height and look my car had then buy every bit of this stuff and be done.... Ill let it ALL go for $450.00 plus S&H....May be able to cover some of the shipping depending on location and Cost. Not to bad for a pretty much complete set up I can be reached at 225-241-3278 or by email at jdorough@daigleindustries.com or Msg me here... Will get pics up this evening.
  11. Ridge Runner

    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    The exhaust does go over the plate and beside the drive shaft ,it would be hard to get 3 inch pipes to fit without hitting some where
  12. Ridge Runner

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    Scrape ,then gas on a wrag . 8 hours is about right for blasting ,depending on how much build up it has under it . The wheel tub under coat usually blows out fairly easy ,but the tar just about has to be scraped out . Lots of tar up around the cowl sides and inside the trunk ,and around the wheel tubs and floor joints . Oily under side can be a pain in the butt also ,and if they have ever been under coated it somtimes has to be scraped before blasting or tbe sand just bounces off or smears soft under coat
  13. Machspeed

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    Wow, 8 hours.....longer than I thought. As to the sound deadening, bought a pneumatic scraper yesterday and began scrapping. Interesting how at times it seems to come off easy and other times it is incredibly tough to remove. I was thinking last night that there is no way a blaster would remove some of this without warping a panel. Ridge made comment to that, actually. Question to all, the window sealant is a nasty gooey mess. What is the best was to remove it?
  14. Mach1 Driver

    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    Ridge, thanks for that picture of the bottom of a vert- that really shows what I wanted to see. I'd like to do inner convertible rockers to my fast back and add the boxes to the bottom as shown here. Since we're all about hijacking threads here it begs the question- is the exhaust routed next to the driveshaft and above the plate that connects the two boxes? If so, could you fit 3" pipes in there?
  15. Let us know what shipping is to Texas from Coker tire. To California from them was $250 for four tires and wheels. Four tires without wheels was $120. I simply can not pay that. I could purchase 5 tires from Summit Racing or locally for the price of four plus shipping from Coker.
  16. Ridge Runner

    Car Mounted on Rotisserie. Questions?

    This convert belongs to a friend of mine .he loaded it on the car trailer on the rotisserie ,wouldnt want to try this on a t post rotisserie ,and brought it to me to sand blast and epoxy prime . Wish this primer was still available in Cali.
  17. Ridge Runner

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    I have never charged more than $900 to blast a car inside and out ...i have to up my rates haha
  18. Are any members going to the Mustang Owner's Museum Concord, N.C. on April 16-20. They will have a track day at the Charlotte Speedway. Car show at the Museum site, Banquet, track day, tour of Petty Racing. Daniel Carpenter will have a Mustang collection of his own. Let me know if anyone is going maybe we can meet up. https://www.mustangownersmuseum.com/grand-opening--55-years-of-mustang-event.html EVENT SCHEDULE Tuesday April 16, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Welcome Party at Cabarrus Brewing Company 6PM The brewery is located in the historic Gibson Mill complex in Concord, NC. This facility, formally an old mill, now houses not only the Brewing company, it is home to the Auto Barn and a huge antique market. This local brewery will be offering beer tours and food trucks. Guests will also receive an event pint glass. Cabarrus Brewing Company 329 McGill Ave, Concord, NC 28027 Wednesday April 17, 2019 (National Mustang Day) Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Seminars in Media Center Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 10AM-8PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Museum 9AM (1st 500 registered attendees) National Mustang Day Birthday Party 6PM 6PM-7PM No Host Bar 7PM-10PM Dinner Dinner at Cabarrus Arena featuring Special Guest Speakers Cabarrus Arena 4751 Highway 49 N, Concord, NC 28025 Thursday April 18, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Open Track Event at Charlotte Motor Speedway 8AM-5PM Guest Speakers at Media Center 10AM-3PM Drifting Expositions on Roval Guinness World Record Parade of Mustangs @ CMS 6PM (Current World Record is 960 Mustangs held by Ford Mexico) Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-8PM Friday April 19, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Open Track Event at Charlotte Motor Speedway 8AM-5PM Guest Speakers at Media Center 10AM-3PM Drifting Expositions on Roval Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-4PM Hall of Fame Dinner at the Mustang Owner's Museum 7PM-10PM Hall of Fame inductees will be the Special Guest Speakers - Gale Halderman, John Clor, and Kevin & Shelli Marti. We are currently working on speakers for the Lee Iaccoca and Carroll Shelby inductions. Saturday April 20, 2019 Registration Packet Pick-Up location & time to be determined. Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Field Opens 9AM-5PM Parade Laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway 12PM Mustang Owner's Museum Opens 9AM-8PM Saturday Night Banquet at Cabarrus Arena 6-7PM No Host Bar 7-8PM Dinner 8-9PM Presentations of the building of the Museum, along with the Museum staff. Cabarrus Arena 4751 Highway 49 N, Concord, NC 28025
  19. Rich Ackermann

    New welder

    Just picked up a Lencospot Mark II Autobody Dual-Spot Welder Model L4000 for $400. Anybody have or used one before? I am not an experienced welder. Any advice and pointers on how to use it would be appreciated.
  20. Rich Ackermann

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    The guy spent a full 8 hours doing the car inside, out and underneath, and a bunch of other parts, and then debris clean up afterward. Cost $1,200. He removed much of the undercoating and sound deadening in the wheel wells and firewall. The guy said that it is hard to get it all off. I did tell him to skip the floor pans since they were going to be replaced.
  21. mustangstofear

    Meet QUEENIE.... 69 Gulfstream Aqua Build

    It looks pretty decent, but you never know until you blast them.
  22. JET 445

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    It does need to be cleaned after sanding, you will be surprised at how much dirt will come off it, some people just blow it down and prime it but I would not be happy painting over all that crap.
  23. One more question, the balance weight does not restrict anything there does it?
  24. Thanks, the wheels I have that barely rub are 13.5". You can see the dark rub line under 13.5" in this photo. Can't drive my car like this. :(
  25. Machspeed

    Metal Prep After Media Blasting

    We have a guy around here that does that too. I have heard good things, but it does make a mess. That process remove all the undercoating too? I've been in the shop tonight with an air scrapper removing some the heavy factory undercoating. Some of that stuff is tough to get off. Curious, what did that cost you? Yeah Ridge, had planned to hit it with a DA and some 80 grit. Was wondering if the body needed to be cleaned before and after the DA work.
  26. I bought these from Coker tire a few months back, they are Specialty Wheels. Looks like they are around 14.5"
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