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    Rsanter got a reaction from TexasEd in I see the light ... body and paint   
    Some things to think about
     
    you remove and reinstall:
    emblems
    bumpers
    door handles
    etc
     
    how bad is the engine compartment and how extensive of a paint and detail,do,you want to do?
    you might want to pull the engine and trans before sending to the body shop, pull the bolts and electrical out of the engine compartment to get a better paint job in there.
    you may need to do blasting if there is rust and acid damage
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    Rsanter got a reaction from RPM in H pipe for Hedman 88408 headers.   
    X pipe is better
    this is what I made for my car

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    Rsanter got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in H pipe for Hedman 88408 headers.   
    X pipe is better
    this is what I made for my car

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    Rsanter got a reaction from KMD88 in Mentorships and where to find them?   
    Find local mustang people around you.
    offer to get together and work on cars, offer to help them on their car.
    i have had several apprentices over the years, one was a younger guy from work that knew a little about cars. He would come over and help me with my cars and I would help hum as well as give him a place to work on his car.
    currently it’s my daughters x-boyfriend. He has learned a lot about cars from me as well as helping me a lot around the shop
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    Rsanter got a reaction from RPM in Mentorships and where to find them?   
    Find local mustang people around you.
    offer to get together and work on cars, offer to help them on their car.
    i have had several apprentices over the years, one was a younger guy from work that knew a little about cars. He would come over and help me with my cars and I would help hum as well as give him a place to work on his car.
    currently it’s my daughters x-boyfriend. He has learned a lot about cars from me as well as helping me a lot around the shop
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    Rsanter got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in VIN mystery   
    Either a stamping mistake or the car had a vin swap.
     
    we came across a guy they bought a 71 mach 1 that had the vin plate on the dash that was from a station wagon.
    he didn’t know the difference and the poor guy was showing off his newly acquired toy and we burst his bubble.
    he had the car inspected by the police and they found the original vin on the car and it was stolen, and they took the car
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    Rsanter got a reaction from JayEstes in Disc brakes question   
    Stay with stock for now.
    upgrade to more aggressive pads and look at adding drilled and slotted rotors to handle the heat better.
     
    there are upgrades that can be made later if you find it is not enough.
     
     
    in my 69 conv, I have factory front disc brakes and added rear disc.
    if I don’t warn you or you are not buckled, I can put your nose to the windshield operating the brakes with my big toe
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    Rsanter got a reaction from Caseyrhe in Interesting Bumper Stickers   
    I had a ranchero that had one of the best bumper stickers.
    ”the Indians had bad immigration lawsL
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    Rsanter got a reaction from RPM in Bump steer?   
    Round file or use a die grinder 
    if you make the hole larger all around that effects the side to side and the up and down location.
    just elongate the hole a little one the one you drilled a bit off till you can slide the bolts in
     
     Bob
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    Rsanter got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in I got a new toy.....   
    been cleaning the shop to buy a 4 post lift and came across this.
    those that know me know I love having equipment so I couldn’t pass it up.
     
    ranger brake lathe
    will turn rotors and drums and will also turn flywheels 
     
     

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    Rsanter got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in I got a new toy.....   
    been cleaning the shop to buy a 4 post lift and came across this.
    those that know me know I love having equipment so I couldn’t pass it up.
     
    ranger brake lathe
    will turn rotors and drums and will also turn flywheels 
     
     

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    Rsanter got a reaction from Midlife in Whats wrong with this picture ??   
    I don’t see anything wrong with that picture....
    the car on the other hand has lots of things wrong with it
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    Rsanter got a reaction from RPM in Alternator questions   
    Get it tested
    dont you want to know for sure that’s the issue before spending money
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    Rsanter got a reaction from Grabber70Mach in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from mwye0627 in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from Shep69 in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from SWPruett in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from Caseyrhe in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from Ridge Runner in Completed some oil pans   
    Here are pictures of a completed pan based in n the T sump kits I am making.
    just got them back from plating








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    Rsanter got a reaction from RPM in Need opinion on wheel choice   
    No, you are not stuck with the vintage look. However if you change the wheels to something more modern then you are putting yourself in the position of needing to update numerous other things on the car to meet and match the look you are then going with.
    You have a car there in good condition. If your car needed a paint job and interior and everything done, then it would be just a matter of matching up all the looks to the theme you are looking for.
    I am a big fan of setting a theme and sticking with it. Nothing bothers me more than to see someone spend tons of money on good parts that do not match a theme or look and then they have a car that looks like a mismatched hodgepodge. The top hot rod designers are masters of getting the look and theme right. The local punk kid often does it all wrong. Remember the last time you saw a stock minivan with very modern 20s on it and rubber band tires? Looks weird huh?
    Have you ever wondered why that 65 Shelby clone always looks so sharp? It's all old technology, all following an old pattern. That's because it's a classic look that is accepted by everybody.
     
    It is your car and I don't want to tell you what you should do with it, however I don't want to see you start spending money at random and going in circles trying to figure out why you are not getting where you want to be. Take a look at the cars that some of the members here have, some have done a great job of hitting the target for looks of a theme. Look at the Internet and magazines and find the look you really drool over. Then look at your car and see what the difference are. That is the beginning of setting the theme that you want.
     
    Also remember that you can go with a modern theme with modern wheels. After a few years or a decade that look could be gone and you may be wanting to change the car again. How many 80s hot rods have you seen in great hardly used condition but look totally out of date?
    One benifit of the vintage look is that it already went out of style and has come back to stay. Odds are that vintage look will never go out of style again.
     
    So as I am dragging on, it is your car so do with it what will make you happy. However consider this. If you are going to start throwing money at the car to change the look, how about getting a different car and start to build in it the image you have in your head. In the end you could end up with two badass cars that each have their own personality
     
    Bob
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    Rsanter got a reaction from mwye0627 in 69-70 Hood catch   
    I guess they didn’t have a big enough press to do it the way the factory did
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    Rsanter got a reaction from Caseyrhe in Car Trailer   
    I have had both 
    i like the steel bed better.
    the wood bed trailers are cheaper,  it the wood will need replaced at some point. A.so if you need to drag machinery onto a trailer the wood bed makes it harder
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    Rsanter got a reaction from bigmal in Car gender?   
    Cars that are expensive and need constant attension or they won’t run are female for sure
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    Rsanter got a reaction from SWPruett in Seat riser repositioning?   
    I don’t ever move the seat pan.
    i modify the seat tracks to move the seats back
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    Rsanter got a reaction from latoracing in Next Gen Stealth Tank for Carb/EFI Applications   
    I was wondering the same thing as well.
    perhaps if we are asking for 3-5 sets they might think about it
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