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Old 04-29-2013, 11:11 AM
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Here's the license plate lamp. I cleaned the steel bracket, screws, bolts and lens cap with sulfuric acid (muriatic). They cleaned up amazingly. Finish is semi-gloss engine enamel. The FoMoCo logo is clearly evident, as well as the markings on the bolt heads.

The glass lens had paint on it from a previous resto and that cleaned up easily with dilute sodium hydroxide.

This had to be completely rewired. I love shrink tape!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:20 AM
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This is the back side of one of the back-up lights. Both had been damaged by hitting curbs or whatever. The outer trim rings and lenses could not be salvaged but repros were available. The pot metal housings were both bent and cracked and not available.

I straightened them by putting the edges in a wide jaw vise, heating them with a propane torch and then letting them cool in the straight position. I cleaned them up with degreaser and hot water and a toothbrush. I put super glue in the cracks and let that harden, then applied a thick coat of E6000 clear adhesive to both sides of the crack. If you haven't tried this stuff, it works very well. It hardens to a hard rubber-like consistency and can be painted. The inside is painted with white engine enamel.

The black duct tape covers some sharp chrome pits. I could have used the E6000 on those as well.
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I forgot to ask... How did the LEDs work out for your 3rd stop light? Got pic's? - Dave
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I forgot to ask... How did the LEDs work out for your 3rd stop light? Got pic's? - Dave
My dad (retired electrical engineer) will be here next week and I wanted to finish it as a small project with him. So no, I haven't completed that yet.
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Reconditioned the rear vent doors. I found new vacuum motors in a catalog for late 60's Mustangs. Cleaned up nice. The rubber is still nice and soft.
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Rear seats are done.
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Rear seats are done.
I just went through the thread looking for before pics of the seats, but don't see any. So what did you do to them? They look great.
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Here's the rear seats "before". They were code 76 "rare" Pompeii cloth as shown here.

That link is cool because it also shows you a detail of the material, which is sort of a blue with a gold thread randomly sewn into it.

Mine were badly faded:
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I'm going for what I call "Original Plus". For instance I'm installing a hydraulic roller cam with just a little bit of rumble. And I've got Sanderson headers on order and will be installing a stainless steel Magnaflo exhaust.

My new seats are 100% top grain leather. I instructed the upholsterer to use leather on all seating surfaces with vinyl trim on the sides where necessary to save money, so he bought 1-1/2 skins for the job. With all the needle work he was running short so bought another 1/2 skin and he ended up not using any vinyl at all.
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Major milestone, engine back home.
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