Project "Therapy Sessions" 1972 Maverick

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by car-nut, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    Excellent work as always Glenn!!!!. If I hadn't already built my own power windows, I would be buying a set of those. I would like to buy that dual switch though. I plan on mounting one like that in the console. Do they sell just the switches?
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Yes they do. I believe they are listed on their web site.
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Thanks Dave. Glad I could help lift up your day.

    I appreciate your comments. Positive reinforcement definitely keeps the progress rolling.
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Today I got the last remnants of the driver side quarter cut off and all ready to start fitting the new NOS quarter in place. I still need to prep and paint the entire inner structure to protect what is here from rusting anymore.

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    I welded in the panel I made for the gas tank. I then used black seam sealer to keep everything water tight.

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    Last test fit of the tank to make sure everything is still good. I am going to use button head stainless bolts to keep it in place.


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    And a view from the bottom....


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    As so many B4 me have stated - ur doing some great work. Wish I had ur talent and workshop.
    I have a few questions:
    1.) Is it necessary to have the tank level as long as the pu is at the lowest point?
    2.) Will u carry a spare and where will the battery be located?
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    I don't think it is absolutely necessary to have the tank level, but it does help. My pick up is mounted from the top and centered in the tank. So for my car if the tank wasn't level it would leave fuel in there that I would not be able to pick up and use.

    I will be running an Optima dry cell battery in the trunk. Not exactly sure of it's location yet.

    I do plan on putting a spare tire in the trunk as well. I plan on making a removable cover that will go over the gas tank and making the floor completely flat. The cover will also help to protect the fuel lines and wiring at the top of the tank. That is the reason I made the rear most part of these panels with a 3/4" drop.
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Not a lot to report today. I spent most of the time in the garage cleaning up and getting organized a bit. Too much crap all over the place makes working out there difficult at times.

    I did spend time looking into fitting the new throttle pedal and brake pedal assemblies that I bought from Lokar. I purchased the ones for the 69-70 Mustang in the Midnight series. The throttle pedal assembly is an absolute direct bolt in replacement of our stock Maverick gas pedal assembly.

    For the brake pedal, all you have to do is remove the factory rubber pad, mark and then drill two 1/4" holes on the steel plate. Then bolt on the new pedal from Lokar. The entire process took no longer than 20 minutes.

    The one big issue I could see is that you will need to use a Lokar throttle cable. And the hole for the cable may need to be redrill a little lower than the stock hole. The arm doesn't look to be as long. I am not positive about this as I wasn't ready to install the cable.


    http://www.lokar.com/product-pgs/directfit-pedals/directfit-pages/mustang-pedals.html
     
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    I know what you mean. My crap keeps encroching upon the car. I find that it is gone too far when I somehow can manage to get under it with a creeper but somehow I can't get out the same way I got in. I have to roll off the creeper while part way under the car and crawl out the rest of the way. I spent a couple of hours yesterday cleaning up. :)
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    I spent some time yesterday, after cleaning up the garage, fitting the new quarter panel. I am not entirely happy yet. While it is nice having brand new sheet metal, there are some fitment issues to be worked out.

    The biggest for me is the outer wheel house area and where it goes down and meets the drop off. I had fitted and spliced in metal from a 65-66 Mustang outer wheel house before. They fit well up to the after market skin that I had at the time. But the way they fit the skin and the way they fit the correct sheet metal isn't good. Looks like I may have to cut all that back out, fit the quarter to the car, and then refit the outer wheel house to the quarter. Did all that make sense? I hope so.

    Never the less, it is nice seeing the car with a full panel once again!! So once again, one step forward, and two steps back! That should be the motto for this car. Wow.....


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    The way these cars were seemingly thrown together, I'm not surprised. I had lots of fitment issues with my outer wheelhouses not meeting my aftermarket skins properly, they weren't even close, and after fighting with it forever, I didn't blame the panels. The one stuck out so far I would have had to bent the quarter around it. I forget now if I cut it or used a BFH to push it in. I ended up with quite a gap between the rim of the wheelhouse and the wheel well lip on the quarter on both sides.

    It does look great though. I would rather have wrestled to fit full quarters on my car, I just couldn't pull the trigger on the cost.
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Happy New Year!!!!

    I have spent the majority of the weekend working on the hood and grill shell of a 32 Ford coupe I had done in October. The guy had yet to fit everything up so I was just getting to those parts. Having a long weekend helped me get the done and out of the way.

    I wish I had been able to spend the four day weekend working on my car. I do have the outer wheel house area fixed and fitted to the quarter properly. I will post pictures at a later date of what was done to the outer wheel house.

    While killing time between coats of primer on the 32 parts I played around with some fine line tape to get an idea of what I am going to do on the stripes of my car.

    Here you can see I have a basic 70 Boss Mustang style stripe layout. Very similar to the Brazilian stripe, but it runs a little higher up the fender.

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    For the hood I am again going to buck the trend and change the factory Grabber stripe. Here I have laid it out as a single stripe.


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    Here I did a separation, but not all the way down the center. So instead of being two separate stripes it is still one, but with less mass in the center. In this one the center point is rounded a bit....


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    And on this one the center comes to more of a point to try and match up what the very leading edge of the hood has.


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    Glenn
     
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    Very cool, Glenn! I think I like the pointed version the best. Those stripes are gonna look awesome, can't wait to see what you come up with. (y)
     
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    Like the stipe layout! What is your plan for the deck lid?
     
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    car-nut Glenn

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    Thank you!!

    Thanks. You know, I am really not sure. I have thought about doing them on the trunk lid, but if I did I would end them at the top front edge of the spoiler. I would not carry them over onto the back. Still up in the air on that though.
     
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    Very nice work.

    What about turning the hood stripe towards the fender stripe? Not meeting it but leaving a gap between the two. Just a thought.
     

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