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Rich Ackermann

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  1. Going to paint on Monday! Well the time is finally arrived! Applied the Lizard Skin and painted the engine compartment Eastwood Chassis Black. Can't wait to see it get a nice coat of Calypso Coral. I still need to touch up the red oxide just a bit underneath.
  2. I like the tinman subs. They look somewhat stock. Also they were easy to weld a tab to them and bolt (2 bolts on each side) it thru the floor and the one piece floor pan to add some more rigidity to the chassis. I used raptor bedliner on the inside of the floors, wheel wells, quarters, and cowl and on the outside of the wheel wells and fender aprons. I painted the undercarriage with SPI epoxy red primer. Next I am going to spray the inside the doors and front part of the quarters and wheel wells, as well as, selected undercarriage areas and with the lizard skin sound deadner.
  3. Got it. Thanks for the further explanation. Maybe a thin flexible sheet of diffusing material that is red tinted would solve both the transparency and light hotspot/orange color issue? I have seen a product callled "Rosco lux Red Cyc Silk, 20x24" Sheet of Light Diffusing Material".
  4. I always thought the taillight lens are already designed to defuse the bulb light. I dont think the stencil film will help any more than the stock lens. I know white or clear led bulbs make a red lens glow orange. I doubt the stencil will fix the color issue, but you can use red leds to compensate for this. Have you looked at what these folks have to offer?.... I have heard good things about their kits. I plan on trying them when I am ready. https://www.hipoparts.com
  5. Making good progress. Done with welding sheetmetal and finished fitting panels. Painted undercarriage with a red Epoxy primer. Going to spray Lizard skin sound deadener on the floor pans then start block sanding.
  6. Well, I am 5' 7" so I dont usually have an issue. I am many months away from paint and installing the drive train, and then I'll do the interior. I'll let you know when I get to that point, but thanks for the heads-up! Pardon the pun.
  7. Check with CPP they have steering conversion kits. Also Borgesson has steering conversion kits. As alternative to rack N pinion, you might consider a conversion kit that is like the stock 71 and later years which is way better than the stock power steering used in 69-70. Not sure about an aftermarket column. A stock 70 column is completely different than a 69 column (ei 69 ignition key on dash panel), but its the same as a cougar of the same year. For a stock column try west coast classic cougar they will have it, may even one with a tilt.
  8. This one is for a torino. It looks different on the top where the rubber mounts. Mine is centered and bolts on, this one is offset.
  9. Also have an original one on my 73 Mustang vert. I thought all 69-73 mustangs had them.
  10. It was on the car. I am sure it was factory as was the original 3.25 open 9" rear. I had the Yukon nodular case pinion support machined so it will fit on it.
  11. In the meantime I had the rear center section built... A Yukon case with a Eaton True Trac and 3.70 gears. I stayed with the 28 spline axles.
  12. Tackled to part that scared me more than anything I done so far... Fitting the rear quarter panel skins. Decided to use the Dyancorn panel as is, (I did trim the front top edge under the quarter window) and trim the original quarter to meet it. I bought a HFT air flange tool and flanged the original quarter edge. You can see the flanged edge in the previous picture. Fit the panel to the flanged edge and screwed the panel down all the way around.... to the door jamb, wheel well lip, drop down, rear tail panel. The panel laid nice and flush into the flange on top. I checked the fit against the end caps. So far so good... what relief. Now the next worry....to stitch weld it to the original quarter.
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