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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Can you sandblast headlight buckets/fender extensions

without messing up the pot metal.

And while we are at it. Anybody know the bolt sizes for the 302 frame rail and engine motor mounts?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 12:38 PM
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I blasted mine in a media cabinet. It left the surface rough like may be 100-120 grit sandpaper but that gave the epoxy primer something to bite into. THE finished product looks absolutely smooth.

Can't help you on the bolts for the frame rails and mounts.

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I blasted mine in a media cabinet. It left the surface rough like may be 100-120 grit sandpaper but that gave the epoxy primer something to bite into. THE finished product looks absolutely smooth.

Can't help you on the bolts for the frame rails and mounts.
Thanks sixseven... Was really just trying to get a response on the bolt sizes...

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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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...And while we are at it. Anybody know the bolt sizes for the 302 frame rail and engine motor mounts?
Same size as the ones that came out of the part when you took it apart, bagged and tagged it and safely put it away in storage low these many years ago, I'm willing to bet.

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So, the same bolts that hold up a 200cid engine would also be used to hold up a 302?

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So, the same bolts that hold up a 200cid engine would also be used to hold up a 302?
Ouch

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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If I could just find a fastener listing for everything on our cars I could then either get from Fastenal or AMK.

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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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I sand blasted my headlight bucket pot metal using a cheap Harbor Freight pressure blaster. I had the pressure down to about 70 psig and simply washed the paint off the pot metal. Blew it off and shot it with epoxy primer. Looks like new...

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I am pretty sure you can find what you need here:

Ford Master Kits

They list by year all the Ford Mustang fasteners in what they call the Master Kits categorized by location, like engine, body, bumpers, under hood and so on. A friend used them to replace almost every fastener on his 65 FB. If you cant find it here I don't know who else could provide it.
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Yeah, will prolly go with all new AMK fasteners.

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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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You may want to also order their Fastener book "AMK PRODUCTS GUIDE TO FORD FASTENERS 1953 to 1973. "This book provides detailed information about the fasteners specified in assembly manuals and parts books. All 12,300 fasteners are referenced to a photo!"

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I had mine soda blasted and they came out well
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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The guy I bought mine from didn't have all the bolts.

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Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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