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    Posted: 02-May-2016 at 4:25PM
Well, we're never really completely done are we......but I want to thank all the great members on this site whose "swarm intelligence" helped me get this project done with information, parts, contacts and support! THANK YOU!



I'm partial to the Formal Roof with its light, balanced, flowing lines and convex rear windshield.



I'll post more pictures soon. A small surprise coming with the rear shot of the car.Wink But for right now.....I'm going cruz'n!



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WOW beautiful !!! Thumbs Up

check with ilyes... he may have those seat belt plugs
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ilyes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2016 at 11:49PM
I'll check if I still have them over the weekend. I really like the color, it's feels really warm.
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Congratulations! It's 1980 again and your driving around without a care in the world. That's what it does for me and it will for you. -Rick-
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That is outstanding. That really tests my decision not to go back with that original gold on my '72 Formal.
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yea that gold glow looks awesome!!!!
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My first headliner and rear window install. The headliner came from Dearborn Classics. The passenger side sail panel was recovered with some of the old headliner material. Please note the rear window seal is tobacco/dark brown not black as all new ones are. I found this one deep in the back of my parents garage still attached to the old rear window. The seal was in absolutely perfect condition so I used it instead of the new black one. So glad I did as it looks just like my old car, matches the factory tobacco parcel shelf, and sealed up perfectly.

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looks great!
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I made a tool out of wood using the radius of the bolt holes for the steel windshield interface panel. This provided uniform tension which was needed as I left the original glass in-place. I simply clipped the headliner to the tool and propped the tool in-place with garden stakes. I anyone wants to use the tool just let me know Wink

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That looks awesome!
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The simple things in life.......Polished stainless, clean plastic and fresh paint!

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i got a chubbie
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The upholstery shop was able to stitch the original ribbed backing material into the new front seat covers from Dearborn Classics. They did a fantastic job and also said some of the stitching in the new seat backs were stitched wrong from the plant....but they fixed that too. Too bad I did not know to ask him to look for the Build sheet. After seeing one of Joe's posts, I called them, but they said not to try to take the seat apart to look!!Angry In this picture the only thing NOT original are front seat bench and seat back cover with original ribbed back sewn in, carpet, repainted passenger door panel, polished original sill plates with new Ford logo plate. Everthing else is factory original.




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I suggest just leave it....Those seats are just beautiful! Ya gotta love the 70's look! Clap
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This door panel is the original plastic restored and repainted in Dearborn Classics Medium Ginger. This panel was starting to loose all its color, the driver panel was very good so I only painted this one. The arm rest is also Dearborn painted in Med. Ginger. But the best thing is how well the panel, the panel insert, and all the stainless and chrome was preserved all these years. All I needed was some semichrome metal polish and a lot of TLC. 


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I really like that color combination, looks sharp man.
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

I really like that color combination, looks sharp man.
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Thumbs Up The computer monitor doesn't do that int. color  justice.
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When I found this car, I struggled with the Ginger interior having seen the plaid version. I considered changing to the darker Tobacco but then decided to keep the car entirely original. Glad I did as this Ginger is not too bad. The Dearborn Ginger paint lacks the gloss element that the original color has, but it is pretty close.  
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Originally posted by fordismyboss fordismyboss wrote:

When I found this car, I struggled with the Ginger interior having seen the plaid version. I considered changing to the darker Tobacco but then decided to keep the car entirely original. Glad I did as this Ginger is not too bad. The Dearborn Ginger paint lacks the gloss element that the original color has, but it is pretty close.   It looks great. I too bought a can of int. paint from Dearborn, & notice the same thing. I will probably spray a semi flat or satin clear over it. I have some hard trim seat pcs. to spray.
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