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  1. Explain to me the layers of carpet...

    Mine is a stock California fastback and it had a layer of insulation like stuff with a black heavy rubbery backing. I left that in there. Then there is the jute backing on the carpet which came bonded onto the new carpet. The old jute backing was mostly crushed and destroyed so it was thrown away with the original carpet. david
  2. seat belt buckles

    Mine didn't rattle either when I first got them. The spring used to hold the clasp is light duty. After about 10k miles and hundreds of buckling and unbuckling most of mine rattle now. I also tote my two kids to school in mine so the other buckles get a lot of use as well. david
  3. seat belt buckles

    The SD buckles look like 67 Mustang buckles. You could buy the Wesco setup and use your stock 69 buckles instead. I can tell you that the chrome aviator style buckles shown in the picture above rattle a lot. david
  4. Lower Dash Color

    I wouldn't spray clear because it can get scratched as well but would be much harder to repair at that point. Clear has the benefit that when it scratches you can lightly sand/buff it out but you can't do that on a panel like your dash that has a grain texture to it. Also I haven't noticed the Dark Charcoal Metallic paint scratches easily... or at least, if it does, I haven't noticed them. david
  5. seat belt buckles

    Can 1969 standard seat belt buckles be converted into deluxe buckles?
  6. Years ago my father would have found the leaky tube, cut it at the top and bottom, pinched it together with some nines and soldered it shut. I'd definitely keep an eye on your engine temperature. Sometimes, especially if the radiator is rotten, the leak will suddenly get a lot worse. david
  7. Production numbers

    I remember looking for a long time for a 69 fastback with a 250 in it and I only found just a couple. Of those few, all of them were either in rough condition or had a V8 in place of the six. They are really quite rare and something I love to see at car shows. david
  8. New Headlights Setup?

    The driveway is definitely sloped... if it didn't slope away from the door, I'd have water running into my garage. I'll see if I can hang a sheet or something against the backwall and take some pictures. Give me some time, I'm travelling the next few weeks. david
  9. New Headlights Setup?

    So here's my problem - I can't take a picture of the garage door 25 feet away because my driveway isn't that long. The best I can do is half that distance. I essentially took the instructions for lining up the headlights and modified them to be half of what they suggested. I'm happy with the headlights however I'm willing to help others out - what can I do outside of locating a garage that has a long level driveway? What pictures would you like to see? david
  10. New Headlights Setup?

    The Mustang Project LED Headlights discussed earlier feature the same Hella H4 Lens but with 5000 Lumen CREE bulbs. david
  11. Who would do this??

    Yeh that car is ruined - just look at the metal dash structure and you'll realize how much heat was generated. The roof would be tremendously warped. They setup a go-fund-me account: https://www.gofundme.com/ninosmach1 david
  12. ~ 1969 Stance on all fours

    Another pic to show that I don't rub around the wheel well. I didn't have to modify any sheetmetal. david
  13. ~ 1969 Stance on all fours

    I don't remember the front backspacing... they came in a package of four. Do they make different 15x7 backspacings in the Magnum 500s? The rear is 5.5" backspacing. Here is a pic to show the difference in the front and rear tires... the rear is about 2 inches taller which really helps to give a very slight rake with reverse eye leafs.
  14. Temperature Gauge Help

    Stock should be about 192 degrees. I'm unsure what the coolant temperature would read at the radiator but I think it would be cooler than what it would read in the block. I have the stock thermostat and my Speedhut gauge with digital sending unit reads around 195 degrees most of the time. david
  15. ~ 1969 Stance on all fours

    Thanks so much for the compliments, I sweated the decision quite a bit before ordering them and especially before mounting the tires. I really love the deep rims and wide tires in the rear. david
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