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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 11 2015, 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wiring problem has been repaired and double wrapped. Back on the road again. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 11 2015, 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digging the splash shields, a trailer queen would not have those! Overall I like the whole truck, it looks just right to me. Hope you have no more un-fun pump wire suprises.
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PostPosted: Sun, Nov 29 2015, 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cold to paint but not to cold to change things you don't like. The first pic is of the lower radiator hose. Quick and easy. I wasn't comfortable with that many splices. I had a rubber reducer bushing in it also. When I cleaned up the shop, I found some 1.75" j-bends that I hadn't completely used up. There was enough material for me to replace the center section and remove the reducer bushing. One end is 1.5" welded to the 1.75". I think I'm headed in the right direction. Smile


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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 01 2015, 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on the radiator pipe. I know there are VERY good reasons to use those flexible corrugated water lines, but I smile and nod to see someone took a little bit of extra effort by building a line just to fit the car.
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PostPosted: Wed, Dec 02 2015, 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now it needs metalflake paint and back in the truck !
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Be prepared, C.K. ! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri, Dec 04 2015, 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KB,
That is exactly how I hooked up the radiator in the COE. The only hose is at the radiator and the engine. My tubing is about 4 foot long. Shocked

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That is exactly how I hooked up the radiator in the COE. The only hose is at the radiator and the engine. My tubing is about 4 foot long. Shocked


Ah.....Nah.... I'll leave it alone ....... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat, Dec 19 2015, 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more little item. I replaced the dome light with one from a 93 Dodge intrepid. This one is switchable. Try not to fall asleep. Smile
There will be more work on the headliner when I get an idea on how to finish it.



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PostPosted: Sat, Dec 19 2015, 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One more little item. I replaced the dome light with one from a 93 Dodge intrepid. This one is switchable. Try not to fall asleep. Smile
There will be more work on the headliner when I get an idea on how to finish it.


93 Dodge, huh? Watch for when it falls off.

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Gee, Frank, it's a good thing I used that high quality Mustang wiring to connect it. That way it won't fall completely off. Smile
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Gee, Frank, it's a good thing I used that high quality Mustang wiring to connect it. That way it won't fall completely off. Smile


Installed with more Mustang parts Question Does it work Question Question

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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 20 2015, 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KB have you thought about doing a headliner with the fiberglass resin over a sweater like enjenjo's post about doing speaker boxes ? You could spray glue it and cover with some type of cloth . You could also make it pop in and out with clips like on door panels . That way it would be easier to replace the mustang wires when they short out Wink
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 20 2015, 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry , I just had to say it , at least you didn't use the mustang dome light.
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Sorry , I just had to say it , at least you didn't use the mustang dome light.


Perhaps it didn't work "on arrival" Question

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KB have you thought about doing a headliner with the fiberglass resin over a sweater like enjenjo's post about doing speaker boxes ? You could spray glue it and cover with some type of cloth . You could also make it pop in and out with clips like on door panels . That way it would be easier to replace the mustang wires when they short out Wink


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KB have you thought about doing a headliner with the fiberglass resin over a sweater like enjenjo's post about doing speaker boxes ? You could spray glue it and cover with some type of cloth . You could also make it pop in and out with clips like on door panels . That way it would be easier to replace the mustang wires when they short out Wink



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You guys are GREAT!!! Smile
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I have a few things to add. I kept having trouble with the Speedhut speedo going crazy when you would hit a bump at real slow speed. I sent it back and they updated it. Same thing. I had the wiring going to it off 3 times and didn't find anything. I tied the harness up so the only way it could move was if the engine fell out. Smile I emailed them a few weeks ago and they suggested that I send it in and they would change it to the gps version. I had nothing to lose so off it went. I was apprehensive because of signal drop outs. They suggest you install the receiver on the roof. Not going to happen. Smile It's on the dash right next to the windshield in the middle. So far it's working. It has normal gps functions like time, altitude, max speed and it has 0-60 mph and 1/4 miles times. Driving off normal it says I ran 15.25 at 91.2 mph. The mph is about what I would expect from my 260hp. engine. I'd like to think it will run 14's with some effort and traction. This morning as I was going across town and running through a dip, this awful noise occurred. I looked in the mirror and saw something bounce off the pavement. I stopped and found a 4" piece of 3/4" tubing. I was puzzled for a bit and then guessed that it might be a swaybar link. When I got back to the shop I found a broken link. The first pic is of the manufactuer supplied all thread. It was run inside the 3/4" tubing as a spacer. The next pic is 2 3/4" bolts that I cut off and bored and threaded for replacements. It's all back together so we'll see if I improved it or there is still a problem lurking. Smile


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It almost looks like the bar went 'over-center" & over stressed the link .. Question
Most 80'-90's GM 4X4 trucks do that often but somehow the bolts don't break .. They get installed straight, but one good trip around the block & they return with the bolt bent at a 45* angle at the bar connection.. Confused
They then stay in that position & rust until they match everything else on the front of the truck requiring removal with a saws-all..... Evil or Very Mad
I started using long grade 8 bolts in mine a long time ago....They seem to hold up well ... Idea

Was that a Mustang "replacement part" Question Do you think that word might be spreading Question

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