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post #406 of 484 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned up the trim that holds the weather strip along the roof line above the door.





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Nice progress before you know it you'll be taking it to shows.
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After several days of soaking and scrubbing, I got the weather strip trim all cleaned up and polished.



Installing on the car was easy, as was putting the weatherstrip in. I simply laid one side in and used my little plastic pry bar to push the other side up into the track. I cleaned up the rear quarter window "Boom-A-Rang's" and fit them into place. I noticed the lower leading edges were both lifting up due to the front stud being tightened, bending that area down. I tried to straighten them a little and the driver's side came out nice. Unfortunately, on the passenger side, the chrome cracked a little at the bottom near the stud, so I am ordering a repro set. Originals here.


Got the drivers rear quarter window in, still working on adjustments.


You can't see it but the repro windlace is in on both sides. The original had yellowed badly and has a few scuffs on them. My 1 package of weatherstrip trim adhesive foam was not enough to do both sides, so I have ordered a second package and will start on the passenger side as soon as it arrives. This is the 1" wide EZZ-7624484 stuff meant for the newer Mustangs as the proper .75" wide stuff is just not available.

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Thanks. I've gotta keep at it if I want to be driving it January 1st, 2019.
Yep, still behind schedule. I have it entered in a local show here on the 27th of January (2019). Will see if I can make it or not. The big one is still the Ponies in the Smokies in March.

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Might anyone know the correct fastener for the inner rear quarter panel that goes on each side of the trap door at the trap door edge?
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Yep, still behind schedule. I have it entered in a local show here on the 27th of January (2019). Will see if I can make it or not. The big one is still the Ponies in the Smokies in March.
Car is looking Great!


The wife and I are flying up there for the weekend - land/house shopping. We are also planning on seeing you and the car in March.
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Might anyone know the correct fastener for the inner rear quarter panel that goes on each side of the trap door at the trap door edge?
Per Jeff over at Concours Mustang Forum, the parts are riveted in place.

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Car is looking Great!


The wife and I are flying up there for the weekend - land/house shopping. We are also planning on seeing you and the car in March.
Good! It will be nice to see you again.

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I've been busy the past week removing the old window sealer from the chrome, repairing and polishing the chrome. I got the rear inner trunk to passenger hatch installed. Waiting on 2 more window molding clips and I can install the rear window. Front windshield has been installed. I am waiting for the tape to arrive for the upper door trim, then I can install the weatherstrip chrome and the weatherstrip.

Next, I'm gathering the center console parts and the door window parts.

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I cleaned up the rear quarter window "Boom-A-Rang's" and fit them into place. I noticed the lower leading edges were both lifting up due to the front stud being tightened, bending that area down. I tried to straighten them a little and the driver's side came out nice. Unfortunately, on the passenger side, the chrome cracked a little at the bottom near the stud, so I am ordering a repro set.
Regarding the "Boom-A-Rangs", I had only one factory piece. The other somehow disappeared over the past 7 years. (??) I ordered reproductions and they are made from much thinner metal. Be aware they are pretty delicate. When I tried to bolt in the reproduction piece, the stud broke off. Doh! Now it's kinda loose. I suppose I'll have to order another set.

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Regarding the "Boom-A-Rangs", I had only one factory piece. The other somehow disappeared over the past 7 years. (??) I ordered reproductions and they are made from much thinner metal. Be aware they are pretty delicate. When I tried to bolt in the reproduction piece, the stud broke off. Doh! Now it's kinda loose. I suppose I'll have to order another set.
Seems I'm misplacing stuff all the time. Have to make emergency orders to NPD. Sometimes I find the original and now I have double, but most of the time, stuff is just gone? Feel like I have a gremlin that takes things after I have just seen them.

I put some sealer down first, under the boomerangs to help hold them in place so I do not have to tighten the retaining nuts so much they bend like the originals, and it ads a little weather protection to all the holes underneath.

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I've had these Traction Master Under-Ride bars sitting around for the last 20 or so years, so I put them on today. The inside and back of the plates have been welded, still need to do the front and outside edge on both sides.

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So I'm going to take the car out of the garage so I can finish welding the traction bars. Once I had it running I decide I might as well take it around the block to see how it feels, I'm not going to flog it or anything. Unfortunately, the simple trip around the block broke both welds and had one of the bars dragging on the ground. Back up on the ramps it went and I broke out the welder, cranking it up I weld them both back on. I take the car out for another test ride and can definitely tell they're they're working. The car is much snappier in acceleration, popping the throttle makes the front end jump right up. It still has no traction though, the tires break loose and it gets a little sideways through 1st gear. Sorry, I'll have to mount the camera next time.

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Finally feeling like I am getting something done. I got the drivers window in, both rear quarter windows in, and the rear seat side panels.



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