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Old 01-13-2013, 12:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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A little more progress and a few more pictures. Repainted the needles on the speedometer and gauges, then I decided to wipe the faces down with rubbing alcohol because they looked dusty. Well, turns out the "dust" was oxidized paint. After the cotton swab I was using came off black with paint, the alcohol dried and left the face of the speedometer with whitish marks all over it.

I wasn't sure what to do about it until I figured, well, oxidized paint...I usually use a cleaner wax to take the oxidation off of paint, so I got out the Zymol and very carefully applied and polished until the oxidation was gone.

Its probably one of those things that nobody would notice except me, but it would have bothered me every time I got in the car. I think it turned out pretty well.







At this point I've got the seats, carpet, and well pretty much everything out of the car. Right now I'm stripping the paint off the dash and I'll probably do a few of the smaller projects while I wait for my Classic Auto Air kit to come. I'd like to get that and see how its going to fit up under the dash before I dig into the wiring, but I've got plenty of other stuff to do in the mean time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Got the Classic Auto Air kit today! But I need to wait for the new firewall insulation to come before I stick the unit up behind the dash. I think I will also put the floor insulation in beforehand as well. That should make sitting on the floorboards easier on my butt.

In the mean time I got the dash pretty well stripped of paint this week and I will put up some pics.


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Old 01-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Great progress
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks. I usually only get a couple of hours a day to work on it so progress is slower than I'd like, but I suppose it would be slower than I like no matter the speed. Next up, I think, will be some clean up so that I can get the firewall insulation in when it comes. I may take some time off of it this week as the weather is supposed to turn extremely cold for most of the week and I don't want to go through that much propane to heat the garage. Maybe I'll take the rally pac in the house and pull it apart and get it prepped while the weather is cold. There are probably some other small things I can take in the house.

By the way, I'm certainly no expert at this stuff. Comments, suggestions, and questions are completely welcome. I'd like to do this up right and if I'm screwing up I'd like to know about it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Its currently 5 above zero here, and while its a balmy 20 degrees in the garage, I decided to work on the rally pac in the house.







As you can see I decided to clean all the paint off. I'm going to leave the chrome rings around the tach and clock as they are and paint the body white to match the dash and steering column. While I had it apart I also cleaned the faces, replaced the lenses and changed the clock over to quartz movement. I don't know how or if it will work yet. Does anyone know if I can hook 12 volts to the clock to test it or will that fry something?
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Your work is looking great. What did you use to clean up the gauge cluster? The chrome and the paint look really good.
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I'd paint the rally-pac black, as is correct. Just MHO.
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Yoour work is looking great. What did you use to clean up the gauge cluster? The chrome and the paint look really good.
The instrument cluster has a new SD bezel and lens. I still have the originals and will probably hang on to them. They aren't in too bad of shape, but a lot of the chrome chipped off the plastic on the bezel and the ornaments on the lens. The speedo and gauge faces I used a cleaner wax on to shine them up a bit. The housing I just used dish soap and water on.

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I'd paint the rally-pac black, as is correct. Just MHO.
I gave that a lot of thought and decided that I'd prefer white. I think it will go better with the rest of the interior.
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Its looking like great progress compared to mine, keep up the work looks great.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks! I got the firewall insulation in today and started in insulating the floors. Didn't think to take the camera to the garage with me so I don't have any pics to put up today, but I'll try to remember it tomorrow.
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Well, the first stage of floor insulation is complete. I'm not sure that I've ever done a more tedious and time consuming job on any car than this. But, here is how it looks now.









Next will be the neoprene foam insulation. Then I can get to work installing the Classic Auto Air unit.
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Looking really good so far. Nice work.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks! The second layer of insulation is installed on the floor. Next week I'll start on the installation of the A/C unit.





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What is that second, non-reflective layer of insulation? You're going to have the quietest Mustang on the planet!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Its a neoprene closed cell foam. I'm not sure how it will work, but it was sold under sound insulation at the foam factory for $21 for a 24" x 80" sheet. I used almost 3 full sheets on the floor and I will probably need 2 or 3 more to do the rest of what I want.
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