I purchased thetop of the line woodgrain steering wheel from NPD. In assemblying the wheel, I do not understand how the plastic pieces are supposed to be installed per a Ford parts pic. From what I see looking at the plastic pieces 6 ea, 3 fit onto the inner ring prons and 3 ea. fit on the outter ring prongs. The Ford parts drawing, makes it look like the plastic pieces do not fit onto the prongs, but fit against the prongs. Which is correct? I am having a tough time getting the proper spacing between the 2 rings so my horn is not blowing all the time.
Sorry for the delayed reply, I was on vacation. The correct color is our # AP-GPA Medium Charcoal Metallic. The top edge of the moldings are NOT supposed to be bare. You should spray the entire molding. So your moldings are currently painted correctly, although I can't speak to whether they were sprayed in the correct color.
The correct clips for the letter come with our Scott Drake repro letters, but we don't have the clips seperately. Perhaps an email to Drake could glean a Ford standard part # or industry #. It's just a little 5/16" - 9/16" press-on clip.
There is only Ford one drawing I know of that shows fastener locations and fastener types for the moldings themselves. We have a Ford Text & Illustration manual on CD, L-TI-6572.
You've helped me out a few years back when I was restoring my son's 66 coupe. I have another question for you with regards to my 70 Mach 1. I researched some posts on this subject and saw your responses though they are a few years back. I am looking at my rocker moldings (they are in good shape) and need to repaint them. Which dark argent paint should I purchase (if that is still the correct paint) and are the moldings top surface bare with the paint recessed as on the "MACH 1" lettering? My current moldings were obviously painted and they are completely painted and I don't think that is correct. I am going to replace "MACH 1" lettering and I have had trouble finding the proper fasteners that go behind the molding. Do you know where we might obtain those fasteners? I am still trying to figure out how to disassemble and reassemble these things as I haven't found a good drawing or instructions on how this is done.
I've got a 1969 Mach1 that needs a tail light panel replaced. I've read a few of your posts about repro sheet metal and had a question. Has NPD received any feedback on the tail light panel "improved repro OS", on page 219 of the 2012 catalog, as far as fit goes?
I posted the info below on VMF and a respondent suggested I contact you....
I would appreciate any help with the following query:- The NPD catalog lists the paint for a 67 grille as Charcoal Blue. I want to remove the current untidy, chipped black finish and respray it the original color.
Due to HAZMAT regulations the paint can't be air-freighted to Australia. You might be able to give me a lead on the code/manufacturer of this paint so I can get it mixed here.
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