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  1. 4 points

    1969 -70 hood ,with 1971 -73 top

    Fitting on Jims hood, Looks amazing!
  2. 4 points
    Dr Chickenhawk


    So interior pretty much done. Had rear seat reupholstered with wider strips by local shop. Doesn't match perfectly but looks good enough to me and I'm not winning any shows, I just need a car to drive. all the panels are repo plastic and kind of flimsy compared to the original fiberglass so I lined them with sound damp material. seems to make them much more solid. Had to do new carpet as well but super worth it. Much thicker than original. had a hard time finding bolt holes so I used a cheap soldering iron and melted the holes through so permanent. Smells bad but makes intall of seats and belts so much better
  3. 3 points

    Grill Cover

    I went with Undercover innovations, Big noticeable difference in cooling. The temps dropped faster as it directs all air to the radiator instead of having the air hit all sides and try to lift the hood. you could make your own, I've seen some 69-70 trans am mustang with this setup.
  4. 3 points

    1969 mach 1 restoration

    Hi! My name is Kaitlyn and I bought a roller 1969 mustang back in march and I'm working on restoring it. I of course have a million questions and often times find myself feeling completely lost lol but i'm trying to take it one step at a time since its such a big project and I know it will end up being more expensive than i'm expecting. I'm sending it in next week to have some chassis work done (new floor pans, fixing some holes in the wheel wells, sandblasting, epoxy, etc.) because I felt like all of that should be done by a professional! My question for now is what's next, I feel like this is the first big thing I've done for the car, other than cleaning it out when I first got it and doing research as much as possible. Im sure there isn't an exact process but I just don't know exactly what direction I should go in after this, do I do electrical, brakes, interior? I know when it's time I want to put the 351 W in the car and I've been looking at the T5 transmission (5 speed manual trans, fairly sure it was common in the foxbody mustangs) Those are my basic questions for now, I've definitely got a lot to learn in this process but I'm excited to learn and watch the transformation of the car, it's crazy to think I have my dream car! I would love any advice anyone has!
  5. 3 points
    I decided to give my harbor freight sander a try on the front of the cab ,it took it down to clean metal fairly quick with out a lot of effort. Hit a spot on the door and found it still has the old army green under the brown primer . These cabs are 19 gauge ,well thicker than a mustangs 20 -21 gauge ,its kind of like working on a 55 gallon drum . Smooth dents can be bumped out and usually need no bondo . I will sand the flat panels but i will have to sand blast everything else . The cowl vent will be filled in and the original firewall will come out so i can make a new one deeper set for a small block Ford to fit .
  6. 3 points

    D*@3n!* turn signal switch!

    It's fixed - my horn works again. Thanks to @det0326 for hooking me up with a seller of the part I needed. I may now be the world's foremost authority on 2-spoke horns. I took a bunch of pictures, I may post a thread on it while it's fresh in my mind in case anyone else ever cares about such a thing.
  7. 3 points

    Best aftermarket rear suspension ?

    My first stage was front lowered EIBACH springs, shocks & fatter sway bars rear EIBACH shocks & fat sway bar. I also added AMERICAN RACING “Halibrands” wrapped in fat modern MICHELINS. She has front BAER brakes too. I have race cars so I just want a comfortable cruiser. inside I added Bluetooth, new speakers, NARDI steering wheel, and CORBEAU seats w custom upholstery and JEGS 4 point harness bcus the original upper harness is ridiculous to wear
  8. 3 points

    Custom Console

    On my 70, I ended up adding cup holders to my stock console using some magnets and cup holders that were purchased on Amazon. I have the TMI console for my 66, and it is good, but not great.
  9. 3 points
    Jesse 69 Fastback

    1969 Flashback

    While I was in high school, i stumbled across a red 1969 Mustang Fastback for sale. The asking price was $6K and it was in pretty decent shape. The downside is that as a high school student I didn't have the $6K. But I was able to secure a personal loan from a family friend, with the agreement that I had to pay it off within 1 year. I worked my ass off that year and made the final payment just before the 1 year mark. Later that same year, I enlisted in the Marine Corps, and after several months of basic training and then technical training for my job within the military, I went home on leave and picked up the Mustang. I drove it to Virginia, and then several months later I crossed the country with it to San Diego, CA. I planned to be in San Diego for at least 3 years (I never left), so I decided to take the opportunity to go through the car, restoring and repairing what I could. Unfortunately, I bit off more than my wallet could handle at the time (hey, who hasn't with these things?), so the project ended up taking much longer than I had originally planned. So much that I eventually, and very reluctantly, decided to sell the car to an older gentlemen that was planning on finishing the restoration with his son. I have no idea what ever happened to that car, but I hope it's still on the road and not sitting in a junk yard somewhere. I always regretted selling that car, and over the years I'd looked casually at picking up another one but it never seemed like the right time. That is until last year, when I was window shopping online and found another red 1969 Mustang Fastback for just the right price. Not perfect, but not a bucket of junk either, which is exactly what I wanted. So after a few exchanges with the seller, I took a road trip to Vegas to see the car in person. I test drove it and it was like a freaking time machine. As soon as I sat behind the wheel I felt 18 again. I bought it on the spot. So that was a year ago, and I've been slowly going through the car making upgrades and improvements. I replaced the cooling system, swapped in a completed MSD system, and upgraded the stock dash instrument cluster with one from Dakota Digital. Then earlier this year I came across a local body shop that does absolutely amazing work (Sylvester's Customs). I drove out to see the owner and spent a few hours learning about his shop, his employees, and his process. At the end of the conversation he agreed to put my car on the waiting list and I couldn't be more excited! Now it seems that I'm all in on a restoration/rejuvenation. I'm not planning on going all original, since I like the idea of taking advantage of the 50 years of auto advancements since the car was launched, but I'm mostly keeping with the original look of the 69 Mach 1. I'll be using this thread to keep track of all the work that I do to the car over time. Right now I'm in the middle of swapping out the Ford 8inch rearend with a 9inch from Currie, and replacing the C4 with a Tremec TKX swap from SST. My original Mustang from high school: My new Mustang:
  10. 3 points

    69 coupe from SVK

    Painted! Finally, thats been long time to get here, but was worth every minute and cent :). Winner of my dilemma "titanium silver" vs "pepper grey" is obvious.
  11. 2 points
    I got the old fire wall out ,that thing was really in there ,it looks like i need to pick up a sheet of 19 gauge sheet metal to build the new one . I am going to sand blast before i put in the new fire wall so i can get at everything .
  12. 2 points
    A/C glove box fits both cars, but you can’t fit as many speeding tickets in it.
  13. 2 points

    Trying to annoy the neighbors

    I had to pull the transmission to address an oil leak today. I figured a short video with open headers before I bolted the exhaust back on was in order. I didn't rev it more than about 3,500 rpm.
  14. 2 points

    speed ometer stopped working

    Damnit. I could have retired trying to fix that mess!
  15. 2 points

    speed ometer stopped working

    Oh I just knew you'd say something. They were all neatly zip tied to the main under dash harness, but took up too much room to fit the AC pieces I'm now installing. It'll work out fine grasshopper.
  16. 2 points

    Mentorships and where to find them?

    While doing my upholstery it wasn't the ring pliers as much as the constant pulling, stretching and tucking that played havoc on my arthritis.
  17. 2 points

    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Hey Bob, mine is already mounted to the side, along with all my fuses, solenoid, and master disconnect. I think I am going to build a box of some sort that I can remove and get access to that stuff. Still pondering that, thanks for your pics.
  18. 2 points

    Our new garage

    Congrats on the new shop. I wish I had that kind of space to expand into. Right now my oversized 3 car garage is a Tetris model, or more like a Rubix cube when moving things around. Your ceiling height is perfect. Being able to stand upright under the car is a real luxury.
  19. 2 points

    Power Steering conversion

    I've been thinking I need to update my 80's vintage stock replacement front suspension too (creaks a lot) and Open Tracker has been on my radar ... need to open the wallet wider to go down the rabbit hole further !! Doug
  20. 2 points
    Dr Chickenhawk


    Found new roller
  21. 2 points
    I used the AOD. If I was to go with an overdrive again I would go with the 4R70W cost more for the electronic shifter but a much better transmission.
  22. 2 points

    Quarter Post Windlace?

    Here's how mine turned out. Don't know if it's correct because I could never find a photo anywhere to work from. PIA there is nothing to work off of.
  23. 2 points
    Mach1 Driver

    3 pt seat belt experience

    I don't want to talk smack, but isn't this a picture of Randy as a child?
  24. 2 points

    Wanted: 1969 Big Block Convertible

    My car wouldn't be for you. It's original 302 has been enhanced by Edelbrock and I to about 320 HP. And T-5 trans. replaced the fact. 3 speed. Rubie red paint and drivability upgrades put it firmly in the "Mod" category. Good luck in the search. There are still a fair no. of unmolested 'original' cars rolling around out there. My car was base in Wimbeldon white, and as such was not highly sought after. I decided it was a good canvas to build the car I wished Ford had made. I would never have done this to a Boss, Bullitt, or Shelby. Then again I couldn't justify driving one of those to the golf course, Tasty Freeze, or local cruse-in. I enjoyed building it nearly as much as I enjoy driving it and the journey, is the destination.
  25. 2 points

    exhaust fitment-x pipe

    PIcs from my '70 Vert. Not sure if it will help or not....
  26. 2 points
    Rich Ackermann

    engine bay

    Hi Stan, Welcome to the forum! This may help you with identifying what's on your firewall. It's a picture of my 1970 Mach 1 351C M code with no A/C, no power brakes, no P/S, Manual trans. m. This might help you
  27. 2 points

    NASCAR engine 69 Fastback

    I would also add: -insurance sufficient funds in the glove compartment for bribing the local constabulary when caught speeding
  28. 1 point
    Mach1 Driver

    Strange vibrations under acceleration

    That sounds like drive line to me: engine, trans, flex plate or clutch, driveshaft, rear end. Its new to you and all original, but do you know of any changes from stock in the drive line? Was the engine rebuilt? In the absence of information I would start by replacing the old vibration damper- harmonic balancer.
  29. 1 point

    Im in need of some help!

    A common problem with 69/70 dash clusters is that the gauges (except ammeter) don't work. The reason is that one of the various posts of the gauges is touching the metal housing, which basically shorts all of the gauges. This often happens when one replaces the circuit card. To solve, take the dash out and loosen the 2 bolts for one of the gauges and re-set the gauge in the housing and re-tighten the bolts. If you have a multimeter, measure the resistance between any one of the posts and the metal housing of the dash cluster. If you see 1 or 14 ohms, then one of the bolts is touching. You will spend a fair amount of time re-setting the gauges until you get a reading of kilo- or mega-ohms: that is the reading you want. You can't see the issue, as the view is obstructed by the circuit card and the cardboard insulation pad underneath the bolt nuts.
  30. 1 point

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    I would love to walk around your place and take in everything you have. I have no idea how you tell the tiny difference of parts from piles of what looks like the exact same thing.
  31. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    Yes ,that was a 37 grill in the Pete and Jake car ,at the time the 37 grill was popular to use on coupes . The grill i have is a pretty nice one ,several years ago i took it to a fiberglass shop to see if they could make a mold for them because they are so hard to find but the shop told me it would be to difficult to make so i decided to try it for my self and it came out great . I sold several of them over the years and i still have the mold . I used to have a few hanging on my wall in my shop but sold them all ,i may have to make a couple more just to hang on the wall again . The white grills on the wall are my fiberglass grills ,a pain in the butt to make because each rib has to be hand ground out .
  32. 1 point

    dash clock

    I hate it when the garden hose gets a kink in it…
  33. 1 point

    Need rear gear recommendations

    Hello prayers hope all is well and welcome back. Most all the AOD's from factory had a 355 or 373. I had a 373 in my 69 with AOD and it ran around 2500 rpms at about 60mph. A drone is usually caused by your muffler/exhaust system the higher the rpm's just amplifies it so you may want to look into that as well.
  34. 1 point
    JET 445

    backup light assembly/dome light

    I used a dome light from a 68 Mustang, but I had to add a cross brace when the headlining was out.
  35. 1 point

    Windshield Ribbon Size

    I used the 3/8 round like the first one u posted from npd. I watched the one where Rich used the urethane on the 69 windshield that is interesting, if I were to ever replace another one I would give that a try. I like the way that is done with putting the trim on while the sealer is still soft so u can get the height right before it sets up. I did see something black around the edge, I assume that is what you're talking about. Not sure what that is, if it came on the glass or something he put on it.
  36. 1 point
    Love it. A Boss 351 in grabber blue has always been a dream of mine ('71 not '70 obviously) Yours sounds like a great project. And you can enjoy all the car show folks who will tell you their buddy had an identical '70 Boss 351 back in high school...
  37. 1 point

    Our new garage

    We did a big remodel in 2001 and knocked down an old 2 car "detached" and put up a 24x48 x 10' high "attached" garage with a 10x10 mudroom between ... and YES within 10 years I wish I had made it BIGGER. The '69 hibernates sideways in the back of the garage so I can fit 4 DD's up front for winter months. Deeper would allow 3 cars deep nose-to-tail and Wider would give a little more breathing room plus would have allowed an 18FT. door. Our house is not all that big (about the same 24x48 footprint as the garage), so the garage also serves as our great room for year-round parties. Sorry, did not mean to hijack, but thought I'd share !! Mike does have the carport that one DD could park in, so that helps. Doug
  38. 1 point

    Our new garage

    Congrats! Looks wonderful!
  39. 1 point
    Mach1 Driver

    Dash/Head Light issue

    Yes it sounds like a short, perhaps somewhere in the headlight circuit. The circuit breakers in the light switch are auto-reset. When they cool down they turn on again. See how it reacts with high beams on. Also, I have heard of the dimmer switch wires shorting to the floor. I believe there is supposed to be an insulator under it. Below is part of the schematic, which is down in the "How To's" section. There is also the 30+ page Ford wire diagram down there if you need it. Schematics simplify the circuit and show you how it works, while wire diagrams show you how the car is actually wired with all the plugs, wire colors, etc. This is for Exterior lights. There is another page for the interior lights. Everything above the red line is the headlight circuit. If that doesn't do it, start disconnecting wires one at a time until it stops, then you'll have to follow that wire until you find the short. Since your tail lights don't work either, that involves both circuit breakers, and they should trip independently. It could be that it's such a solid short that it drags the voltage down coming into the light switch terminal B before the breaker trips. You need to find this thing before it melts some wires. I believe there are over 40 light bulbs on our cars, so this could take some digging. If you get stumped, tell us what you did and all the details- everything is a symptom.
  40. 1 point

    Front end alignment

    Len, there are different ways/tools/gauges used to do alignment and they will all have different numbers for same color but give the same result; so It is difficult to give a paint by numbers version without knowing which tools/gauges you have. You do not need to buy a special gauge (like the one use on the link above) unless you need to adjust caster which is not necessary in your case just to drive to an alignment shop (unless the shop is a few counties over). Just search for "how to adjust camber with a digital angle finder (or level)" and "how to adjust toe with a tape measure". Then you will see many ways and find one that you can accomplish with the gauges/tools you already have or by only buying a cheap angle finder. On a side note, you even don't need a special gauge to align caster.
  41. 1 point

    Custom Console

    Ed this is the one I used in my car. It was decent I guess but if I remember correctly I think I had to take the shifter plate off and put on top of console which made it set up higher. The shifter worked fine but it throw the selector pointer off a bit as I remember it. Have sold car since then so I can't confirm.
  42. 1 point
    Full power only in my house. 2 percent has too much sugar added. Although I'll eat a half gallon of ice cream in one sitting.
  43. 1 point
    I did mine in a satin black epoxy. Pro's are that it is easy to match/touch up the inevitable scratches and dings that will happen during installation. I think the body color option is pretty cool, but requires more prep time. So, as you said, personal preference
  44. 1 point

    Lower door weatherstrip install

    Those tabs line up/hold the edge of weather strip the way they are, they do not get bent over.
  45. 1 point

    69 coupe from SVK

    Wow! Fantastic! Beautiful!
  46. 1 point

    Spilt Milk

    I hope you've taken the time to copy/paste this post to a Google, Yelp and Facebook review. That's really where it'll help fellow buyers. Once that's done I'd put it to bed unless he reaches back out to you to make amends.
  47. 1 point
    Rich, congrats. Really, the best part about finally finishing a high quality restoration like yours is to share the details about the build with the other car owners at the show. It makes all the hard work worth it. Nicely done.
  48. 1 point
    I did the exact same upgrade. I love it and the only difficult part was getting the shroud around the trans cooling lines.
  49. 1 point
    I use Ford Dark blue. Pretty sure I got this at NAPA. Works out pretty nice for me as touch up is easy and the color always match's up. I spray a small amount into the cap and use a very small paint brush for the touch up. Brian
  50. 1 point

    Seat back leaning

    MikeStang, it's hard to tell, but from the top view photo it looks like something is bent on the seat back. He mentioned he is going to try to adjust the brackets. Yeah, he did a nice job fitting the upholstery.

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