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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-May-2016 at 2:24AM
Beautiful!

I was not aware of the security package. One of the cars I scrapped had the locking hood release like yours, but I thought it was an aftermarket add-on. I hope I didn't toss it.
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I have seen the factory locking spare, deal, but didn't know there was a hood mech. too. Beautiful car.
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Some cars even got an alarm system. If you locked any door, you had to use the key to unlock it before you opened any door, or the alarm went off. Great fun in the summer. When the window is down, push the door lock down, then pull it up...
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mcford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-May-2016 at 5:43AM
Yeah, my first Sport, a 73, had the hood and spare tire locks.
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I took the complete assembly out of a 76 T-bird before it was sent off to the "big yard in the sky". Thought I was going t use it on the ranchero MX.  
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FINALLY found an NOS coolant tee. You'd be surprised how hard it was to find this damn thing! lol




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Had this parts car 5yrs. and could not stop the alarm system,guy who bought the motor locked and unlocked the door it stopped.
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They say you can't polish a turd.... well I think they are wrong! It just takes an electric buffer/polishers, various buffing pads and compounds, and a few hours of hard labor, lol. Not too bad! A fresh compound even made the repainted right front fender match better :)






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That's one pretty turd you have there buddy! Tongue Nice job on the buffing.
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looks good!
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Ya wanna stop over and do mine???
I just picked up a 55 gallon drum of turd polish.
 
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Finished up restoring the air cleaner snorkle. I am very pleased with how it came out.

I started off with glass beading the entire part, including the vacuum motor. I left the motor on since it had never been removed and still had the original rivet attaching it. I knew it would be a challenge to refinish it like that, but I wanted to retain that rivet.

For reference, I found a picture of an NOS (new old stock) snorkle on ebay (it was $300!). This was a great pic, because it shows the ink stamped engineering number, as well as the inspection paint marks on the vacuum motor.



After painting the main body blue, I then refinished the vacuum motor. Since nobody makes paint to replicate gold cad plating anymore, I had to improvise. I started with a base coat of shiny aluminum silver paint. Then I found a Chrysler gold body paint that looked like it would work, and dusted a few coats on. It's hard to tell by the pics, but in person it has a nice gold tinge to it. After that I replicated the yellow stripe and black dot paint inspection marks.

To re-create the ink part number stamp, I worked with various fonts till I found the proper one, and then had it made into a rubber stamp of the correct size. Then I used white paint to re-stamp it on the snorkle :).  Oh, and the uneven strike of the stamping IS on purpose. These stampings rarely were 100%.



So here it is.... $20 worth of stuff and my brain power, vs a $300 NOS part ;)




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Clap well done!
$300 Shocked that's crazy
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75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Are you looking for a nice air intake and air hose?
John 75Gran Torino 4spd
Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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Originally posted by 75GranMan 75GranMan wrote:

Are you looking for a nice air intake and air hose?


I have the plastic intake, but I do need an original flex hose.
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Some more resto/detail work... This is the engine code decal. Every Ford engine has one. It usually contains information about the type of engine, build plant, build date, and options. I was able to save the original decal off my valve cover, but it was not reusable.

Unfortunately, nobody offers a reproduction decal that matches mine exactly, so I had to take my own measures. Using GIMP (a photoshop type program), I created a new decal using the closest font I could find. I then submitted my design to an online sticker company, and had a batch of 10 made. That was a good call too, because it took 4 decals before I got it applied the way I wanted, lol.

And it only cost my time and a few bucks more than a repro decal.





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Fantastic work. Now that's thinking outside the box.Thumbs Up

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x2! Clap
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That decal looks great. My friend has a 72 GTS and has done a lot of that sort of thing to get his car all the correct detail.
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Thanks guys!

New exhaust tips on today....


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