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Forum: Our Rides 08-12-2016, 04:53 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Beautiful job, John. The final product looks...

Beautiful job, John. The final product looks exactly like it came from the factory. The sign of a great restoration is when it doesn't look like it was restored.

Everyone knows spring steel cannot...
Forum: Our Rides 07-05-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
John, you are a great Dad, giving Megan memories...

John, you are a great Dad, giving Megan memories that she will never forget. Years from now she won't remember prices and such, but she will always remember that car her father restored for her and...
Forum: Our Rides 06-23-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
As an actual Ford employee who worked in...

As an actual Ford employee who worked in assembly, I have to respectfully disagree with Fuz. I think anyone close to Wixom would know that Lincoln serial numbers all started with '4' and all Ford...
Forum: Our Rides 06-22-2014, 03:06 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
I get a kick out of 'high level staff'. Some...

I get a kick out of 'high level staff'. Some cars are used for internal company use, like donating a dozen cars to be destroyed on a movie set or in crash or corrosion tests. Maintenance...
Forum: Our Rides 06-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By simplyconnected
ROT sheets are simply a copy of the broadcast, a...

ROT sheets are simply a copy of the broadcast, a convenience for the workers in the assembly plant. It's an internal 'guide' that may be referenced, or it may never be looked at.

Your 'double...
Forum: Our Rides 06-06-2014, 02:41 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
John, I'd like to draw your attention to this...

John, I'd like to draw your attention to this Youtube video about how to reupholster your Mustang seat covers. Squarebird and early Mustang seats are identical in the...
Forum: Our Rides 06-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
Wow, that IS bad. I never liked the covers with...

Wow, that IS bad.
I never liked the covers with heat-pressed pleats. I sew mine in with real thread.
There are listing wires that hang down just below the piping (yours should be silver piping). By...
Forum: Our Rides 02-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
Check the wires on your Key Switch, and make sure...

Check the wires on your Key Switch, and make sure they are tight. If they are, I see a new Key Switch in your future.

The switch comes with no lock cylinder, so you can transfer the one you have to...
Forum: Our Rides 02-09-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
I am concerned about water that gets trapped...

I am concerned about water that gets trapped under padding. It's a recipe for disaster unless the floor can breathe.

You're going to think I'm nuts but I went to my favorite box store and bought...
Forum: Our Rides 11-30-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
Doug is right on the money, here. You can do the...

Doug is right on the money, here. You can do the work once at the lowest cost, or do it over again.

There is an alternative. Remove the "A" arms and either do the bushings in your garage or have a...
Forum: Our Rides 11-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By simplyconnected
John, you do nice work. It all looks so much...

John, you do nice work. It all looks so much nicer after you cleaned and painted your parts.

Now, let me lay some more work on you...
Since you are taking the spindles off (to change ball joints)...
Forum: Our Rides 06-22-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
My laugh must have been loud because Robin wanted...

My laugh must have been loud because Robin wanted to know why.
Awesome adventure that Megan will never forget.

I love this story and I can hear it now in the coming years.., 'Hey Dad, remember...
Forum: Our Rides 06-03-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By simplyconnected
Yeah, but yours looks the nicest. Good pics,...

Yeah, but yours looks the nicest. Good pics, too. It's no wonder, why Megan was smiling the whole time. - Dave
Forum: Our Rides 05-05-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
She's a pretty girl. Hope she had a great time...

She's a pretty girl. Hope she had a great time at the prom. - Dave
Forum: Our Rides 04-20-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
So... her car is named after a former Jet who...

So... her car is named after a former Jet who works in a candy store in NY? Well, ok. Wait 'till she finds out "Tony" is really a feisty and classy girl car. It's been many years since this old...
Forum: Our Rides 04-20-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
I never heard of anyone welding springs, because...

I never heard of anyone welding springs, because it just doesn't work.

I assume you will replace both front springs with new ones. If you have any questions, we can help. BTW, you don't need a...
Forum: Our Rides 03-24-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,979
Posted By simplyconnected
That is really sad, John. Brakes are easy enough...

That is really sad, John. Brakes are easy enough to redo on a Saturday. Isn't there some way you can get to it before homecoming?

My Mom learned to drive when she was 47. The only car we had back...
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