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Restoring a 68 Mustang grad project

Im a restoring my moms 1968 289 Mustang convertible as my grad project. There are no problems with the engine or transmission its only the exterior. It needs a new paint job and new seats and the bumpers could be replaced. I was wonder if anyone could offer any hints or good places to get parts. Thanks in advance.

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Im a restoring my moms 1968 289 Mustang convertible as my grad project. There are no problems with the engine or transmission its only the exterior. It needs a new paint job and new seats and the bumpers could be replaced. I was wonder if anyone could offer any hints or good places to get parts. Thanks in advance.
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where are you in PA ? Im doin the same as you...same year, convertible, but an I6 car. My mom bought the car new.

lets see some pics.



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Im located around 30 mins west from philly. Ill take some pics tommorow and upload them if i have time.

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Mustangs Unlimited is the best for us in the New England area. The ground shipping makes it to Massachusetts in 1 day. No need to pay for overnight.

Should be the same in PA.
I had trouble with 50% of my stuff from them going back. I no longer do business with them unless I have to. They also have some ridiculously high prices on smaller parts if your not careful.
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I had trouble with 50% of my stuff from them going back. I no longer do business with them unless I have to. They also have some ridiculously high prices on smaller parts if your not careful.
Wow you must have your own black cloud! 7 years 30 orders (MU) no problem. 1 back order and it was rushed DHS, they paid.

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CJ Pony out of Harrisburg has been great for me. fast shipping, great cust service. plus less than 2 hours away for us. I live in bucks county just a little northish of the city.

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Here are pictures

here they are
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I use CJpony all the time. Free shipping and the points add up for free gift certs. Not to mention I get things about 2 days after I order so you should get them next day.

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Mybach, nice vert! Good luck with the project. For a painter, find a small shop you can work with and can trust.
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i like NPD too cuz its wicked fast to me with several wharehouses they ship from and the fact you can still get parts made in the USA using orginal Ford Tooling..... 99% of my stuff (factory parts) comes from NPD...

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