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Old 30th July 2012
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Ooooh, pretty!



That picture was taken in daylight with the sun shining through my garage window. I'd have taken nighttime pictures except I left the car at our shop for the night.

So I thought I'd try and tear into my rear seats to see how they really were inside, and.....well it didn't go well. I started with the seat back and it started looking bad once I got the cover off...


Oh boy.

So I took off the padding...


It's done for. Damn. From what I can (or I guess can't) find they don't make these anymore. At all. And they don't seem to be cheap used because of that.

After that, I had no hope for the seat bottom, but I was pleasantly surprised. The padding is nasty, but the frame is perfectly fine.


Also, never underestimate old chrome and the power of steel wool!


The door handles and window levers cleaned up very nicely! I'll be getting new ones, but I wanted these to look alright for the time being.

(Yes that is summer sausage on a Ritz Cracker. Snack of champions! )
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Oh yeah, this came awhile back.



Goes in tomorrow. Carpet later this week.
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I almost accomplished my goal today. I would have if it didn't take for ever to get the adhesive!

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It's in there!



Ordered a few more pieces today.

Almost ready to enjoy this car for the last couple/few months of nice weather before it gets packed away for the winter.
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So it started running like s*** again and it liked to blow black smoke...It seemed to point to a screwed up carb so I sent it off to be rebuilt today. This is only a temporary fix until I have the cash for this

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CMB-03-0127/

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Man, that's a labor of love right there...!
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Man, that's a labor of love right there...!
Only way to describe it. 5 years and I'm starting to get close. "Normal" people just don't get it.
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I hear ya...I got the itch real bad a few years ago for a 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado motorcycle, but the police version. My choice was to either get one and try to restore it myself, or get one that was already pretty much done. I found one in Phoenix that looked like it was more or less what I was looking for, and the seller said if he misrepresented the bike in any way, he'd pay for my flight back to LAX. So I flew out to Phoenix, and two hours later I was riding the bike back home.

I just don't have the tools, patience, or knowledge to undergo any kind of restoration project like that or your Mustang, so my hat's off to ya!
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I got the carb back on it today. It runs so much better! I put about 30 miles on it today and seems to be doing fine. No more flooding!

Now, I must say, it's pretty cool being in a car that people can't help but stare at while they walk by it in a parking lot, that gets thumbs up from other Mustang owners, and that causes someone to pull up next to you at a stoplight and roll down their window to say "Nice car!"
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