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    Posted: 24-December-2017 at 8:30AM
As many of you already know Old Lazarus has a new home with me in Dallas. I picked the car up a few weeks ago in NC and trailered it back to Texas.

The car is still in amazing shape, but needed some attention due to it sitting.

The car is at the shop currently getting:

Engine timing cover set
Engine oil pan set
Engine rear main oil seal
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
Transmission filter kit
Transmission ext.seal bushing kit
Power steering pump assy
Right front brake caliper (sticking)
Spark plug wires
Spark plugs
Adjust carburetor, set ignition timing
Repair left door lock
Clean polish detail-including engine bay


This will be the official build thread for the car as I continue to do work and upgrades.

Upgrades to come:

1: Factory bucket seats (need some help with the mounting process) (sourced seats already)
2: Lokar floor shifter (mimic the factory look of the 4 speed until I do the 6 speed conversion) (do I need to find the hump??)
3: rear shocks are leaking so I will attend to that next time I have a few hours
4: Reconditioning the AC system as it was converted to R-134 or maybe I'll go with vintage heat and AC....
5: Dash pad developed a few small cracks (advise on this topic would be great)
6: Getting the stereo to function. (I want a Bluetooth setup but want to retain the factory look.... any suggestions)

Pictures to come!

Scored a set of factory bucket seats this morning while back in Omaha for the holidays.


Edited by 72Torino - 28-December-2017 at 10:45AM
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Originally posted by 72Torino 72Torino wrote:



1: Factory bucket seats (need some help with the mounting process) (sourced seats already)
2: Lokar floor shifter (mimic the factory look of the 4 speed until I do the 6 speed conversion) (do I need to find the hump??)
3: rear shocks are leaking so I will attend to that next time I have a few hours
4: Reconditioning the AC system as it was converted to R-134 or maybe I'll go with vintage heat and AC....
5: Dash pad developed a few small cracks (advise on this topic would be great)
6: Getting the stereo to function. (I want a Bluetooth setup but want to retain the factory look.... any suggestions)



Factory bench mounts on the outer 4 holes in the floor. But the inner 4 holes for the inner bucket brackets are there in the floor. You just need to get the U-nuts that snap into the holes. 

For the dash pad, you could either get a nice used one, or a brand new reproduction. Good used dash pads are around $150. The new reproductions are about $500. 

If you want the stock stereo, but want modern technology, then have it converted. Here is one of the places that do it...   http://www.randbvintageautoradio.com/radio-conversion.html
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Merry Christmas! I gotta see this car.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-December-2017 at 12:33AM
Congrats!  I've seen Lazarus a couple of times.  Beautiful car.  As a matter of fact, Lazarus' rear bumper spent some time in my Montego wagon, Buttercup, as I transported it from Louisville to Knoxville, where I met up with Paul for the exchange.  We were able to find one for him at the Street Rod Nationals. 
As far as a radio, I'm currently using a Retrosound head unit in my Montego.  It fit perfectly.  I'm sure they have one with Bluetooth.
 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-0-LCD-Car-Wireless-FM-Radio-Audio-SD-Card-USB-Slot-MP3-Player-Remote/302405332122?epid=503199067&hash=item4668c32c9a:g:mYwAAOSwNsRZ33JO&vxp=mtr

here's what I use in my 73, used a factory ford am/fm/cassette head unit and then plug one like this into the cigarette lighter and play it through the fm band. its cheap, it works and lets me keep a stock radio in the dash. I'm pretty darn picky when it comes to my tunes and I am happy with it. if you don't like it, you aren't out much money. This is just one of many of the cheap fm modulated models available, some with blue tooth.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-December-2017 at 6:50AM
I had my original radio converted.  At the time I did mine, Bluetooth was still new and that wasn't an option, so I just have a 3.5 mm jack.  It looks bone stock, but I can plug my phone in for music.  It can be used for phone calls too, although you need to use the speaker phone to do so. 
 
If you want the stock look, a radio conversion is the best way IMO.  I am sure they offer Bluetooth now too if you really want that.
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as far as bluetooth in relation to cell phones... if you drive a lot like i do and talk on the phone get one of these VXi Blue Parrott B250-XT Road Warrior Bluetooth Headset with Noise Cancellingblue parrott B250XT worth every penny!!! true noise cancelling last for years!!!
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I love this car! Personalise it to your taste. Buckets and a 5-speed
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