68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

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Mustang Sally
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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by Mustang Sally » Fri 19 Feb 2016, 15:21

Hi JMVV
Looks really, really good!
Love the steering wheel. For the MUSTANG lettering on the bootlid - did you use the stick on letters or the ones with pins?
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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jmvv » Fri 19 Feb 2016, 17:04

Mustang Sally wrote:Hi JMVV
Looks really, really good!
Love the steering wheel. For the MUSTANG lettering on the bootlid - did you use the stick on letters or the ones with pins?
I did not have the intestinal fortitude to go with the pin-on letters. (I have yet to learn how to un-drill a hole :lol: )

I went the stick-on route and got the dimensions for the letter spacing off a link on the CJ Pony Parts website.

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jmvv » Fri 19 Feb 2016, 17:32

Today was a milestone.

Got the electrics sorted and brought the dash to life.

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It was great to hear the big V8 roar to life and have all my gauges working perfectly.

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by Ranger1 » Fri 19 Feb 2016, 19:37

The front looks really nice with those gauges and steering wheel.

Mark

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by Mustang Sally » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 09:56

That looks sooooo good!!
Did you treat the wood of the steering wheel or is it stock like it came?
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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jmvv » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 17:47

Mustang Sally wrote:That looks sooooo good!!
Did you treat the wood of the steering wheel or is it stock like it came?
Thanks for the compliments.
The steering wheel is as delivered.

On a different note.
Today I feel rather chuffed, as I managed to install central locking in the Mustang's doors.

It's rather deceiving to say it quickly, because it was a MISSION. The main reason is that I did not want the lock actuators to be visible once the door panels go on and everything is an arm's length away from the only access opening in the doors. My arms look like I fought with a wild cat (the feline type :D )

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jmvv » Fri 22 Apr 2016, 17:32

Finally, the car is done.

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The seats were done locally (new foam and covers) when the stuff ordered from the states did not meet my expectations.

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The final item required was to build a center console (where else would you put your cell phone and house keys and such)

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I still plan to have it tuned on the dyno, before it goes home to its owner.

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by moparmad » Fri 22 Apr 2016, 18:25

That looks so neat and tidy, very nice job! I know its wrong to desire, but I want one!!!

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jmvv » Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:15

I was asked to see if I could do something about the boot as it looked a bit low rent.

With the battery in the boot, housekeeping was not at its sharpest.

So I made some custom panels, that I trimmed in black vinyl.

I had some left over fender emblems, that I used as accent pieces and as handles to open the side cubicles.

This is the panel at the rear of the car. I needed to conceal the bracket for the boot lock.

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This panel conceals the boot springs.

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The right hand side panel covers the battery.

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The left side panel provides storage for the tyre inflation kit (From a BMW X5) and the fire extinguisher.

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Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Post by jlebenon » Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:51

Looks fantastic ... Very nice job well done boet
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