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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #150 on: December 18, 2022, 11:41:28 AM »
Always good when a DMV story turns out right. Glad it worked out for you.

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2022, 08:05:01 AM »
Always good when a DMV story turns out right. Glad it worked out for you.

Ain't that the truth!?!?!? :P
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #152 on: January 02, 2023, 07:03:54 PM »
Although my project is on Winter Hiatus, today I replaced the right motor mount.  I purchased two mounts months ago and when I installed this Fall I found that one had an M10 stud (correct), and the other had an M11 stud (incorrect).  The incorrect one, M11 - 1.75 needed a nut that I couldn't find anywhere.  The mounts don't come with nuts so I couldn't use the one from the old mount.  I temporarily threaded an SAE nut sloppily on to hold it in place, then ordered another so I could get one with the correct M10 stud.  Now I will return the incorrect one using the more recent order...the other one was from well over 30 days ago so I couldn't return it without buying another.  Thank God the recent order came with the correct stud!

So there you have it....an off-season progress report. 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #153 on: January 05, 2023, 05:05:54 PM »

So there you have it....an off-season progress report. 

Way to go!!!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #154 on: January 17, 2023, 07:55:24 PM »
The upholstery shop called today.  My seat is ready to pick up.  I can't get to it until Saturday.  I'll post pics after I get it and set it in place.  Spring can't get here soon enough...for several reasons!
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« Reply #155 on: January 21, 2023, 04:08:22 PM »
I picked up my seat today.  Overall it came out pretty nice.  The upholstery shop owner did say that the seat cover material was pretty crappy quality and wasn't completely satisfied with the way it came out.  It looks fine to me and this isn't supposed to be a pristine show car anyway.  He had to modify it by cutting a slit in the center for the parking brake lever to protrude through.  On a Mustang, the parking brake is under the dash and pulls rearward.  I cut the Pinto parking brake well out of the area between the front seats and welded it into the Mustang driveshaft tunnel between the rear seats.  Since that isn't where it normally would have been, the seat cover needed a slit cut.  He did a nice job of building up material around the slit to create more integrity.  As a side note, it was almost impossible to find rear seat-only upholstery for a Mustang.  I had no need for the front seat upholstery as there are no front seats in this ride (will be driven from the rear seat) so I didn't want to buy an entire kit.  What I found wasn't high quality, and not even a proper reproduction with correct ribbing, but it was all I could find so that's what I got.  Take a look below.  I have the interior quarter panels but they are green and not ready to be installed.  I hope Winter is over soon so I can get back on this project...
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #156 on: January 21, 2023, 09:38:12 PM »
When someone restored my 73 Mach 1, they didn't use original looking covers or door cards, but they still do look nice.  A guy could go broke trying to keep everything original looking.  I think the seat turned out great!
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #157 on: January 22, 2023, 08:34:49 AM »
Yep, thanks...good enough for me!  I got the seat frames from an old, defunct junkyard and the original covers were blue and in terrible shape.  The burlap was rotted and vinyl ripped and cracked.  I did a little fabbing and welding on the frames and now with the new padding and seat covers, they are WAY BETTER! 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #158 on: January 23, 2023, 07:16:00 AM »
I think that seat looks pretty good.  From what company was the material purchased? 

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #159 on: Today at 04:04:45 PM »
I can't remember who I bought it from...I bought it 2-3 years ago.  I have the packing slip and/or invoice in my project folder.  I can look it up.  The upholstery guy was pointing out deficiencies that are noticeable if you look for them but it's good enough for this project. 
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