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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »
Yes please
And the panel
On or off of car

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2019, 11:38:14 PM »
I can do the trim ring but im not going to pull off the carpet panel just yet. Just not enough room have the rear end inside of Wagon as storage space at this time if you do some searching on this forum you should be able to find some good pictures of the carpet panel. Here is a bit of info i have saved for when I get to that point. These are the clips that hold the carpet panel on.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2019, 06:20:34 PM »
Thanks 
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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2019, 05:54:55 AM »
Got the passenger side suspension taken apart. Surprisingly the lower control arm bushing bolt i didn't have any problems with taking it out. Unlike drivers side inner sleeve was rusted to the bolt. Just need to remove the old bushings and ball joints then i can blast them and then paint.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2019, 05:58:14 AM »
Sorry Spacecowboy I wasn't able to remove the trim ring I tryed a little bit  but it wasn't going to come out easily without breaking so i left it for now. Plus i was out of time had to go to work. Took 2 pictures for you hope it helps.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2019, 06:15:09 AM »
Also noticed something interesting on the spindle that wasnt on the driver's side or i just forgot. Is this white foam almost like the thin packaging foam. Anyone know what this is, or needed after rebuild. Only thing I can think of is a sealing surface for the wheel bearing.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2019, 08:19:42 AM »
Thanks
Warhead
And I took dust plates off
2 1979 wagons and that white
Foam was behind them
For a seal.
Let me know if you find new ones
Thanks again

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2019, 08:31:38 AM »
No problem. Yeah i noticed on an older picture that it was behind the brake dust shield. Guess i forgot it was on the driver's side. If i do find new part ill let you know.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2019, 11:37:33 AM »
Also noticed something interesting on the spindle that wasnt on the driver's side or i just forgot. Is this white foam almost like the thin packaging foam.

Yea, I saw that too when I was replacing my rotors with re-mans, I had never taken the dust shield of any of the Pintos I owned since back in the day. Your right, it does look like packaging foam, I remember thinking the same thing, :)  Nice progress on your wagon- keep them coming, it spurs us all on, those of us who have projects in our garage, to focus on our builds.
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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2019, 02:31:46 AM »
Got the old bushings removed and control arms sand blasted and clean. Now time for paint.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2019, 02:50:01 AM »
Thanks Scott. I try to work on my Pinto at least 1 to 2 days a week on my days off. Car is stored at a friends house or would probably be more days. As for the foam did a little research it's only there for vibrations of the shield and keep dust out. Some say foam n shield is not needed but im going keep mine lol. I found out packing foam max temp is 160 to 180f. Brakes can get up to 300F normal driving. Also found a company that sells hi temp foam https://www.stockwell.com/gasket-types/

They have high temp foam sheets may be able to make your own.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2019, 11:47:27 PM »
Got my upper control arm bushings in. My question is does the inner sleeve seat all the way to the lip of the bar? And does it look right?

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2019, 03:25:52 AM »
Got my bushings in on my lower control arms. Come a long way from what they used to look like.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2019, 12:30:47 AM »
Took the passenger strut rod off looks like I'll have to by a new one from speedway.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2019, 07:09:26 AM »
You get the hood hinge boots ? Compare them yet ?

When / if you find the (new) strut rods, please post info where you found them & part number !

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2019, 12:22:05 AM »
You get the hood hinge boots ? Compare them yet ?

When / if you find the (new) strut rods, please post info where you found them & part number !
Yes i got them. Sry I didn't respond sooner haven't really done much in the last month or so.
But I did compare them and it seems the 79 to 93 Mustang boot won't work outside diameter is a little to big and the inside is a little bit smaller see pictures. I got to thinking if where careful to clean up the old ones I wonder if felx seal spray would work coating the outside?

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2019, 03:43:26 PM »
For my boots I cleaned them up
Put a coat of silicone primer on
On a small spot or 2 used a bit of mesh fiber tape
For drywall then coated inside and out with the
Flex All
Worked great

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2020, 01:08:47 AM »
Not really anything new haven't had time. I did buy these silicone cone plugs on Amazon. Used them once so far and they work great. They also  have a different one that you can slip over bolts or scews to keep paint off of.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2020, 06:52:25 AM »
Took the passenger strut rod off looks like I'll have to by a new one from speedway.

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Just searched Speedway & could not find them.....link please ?

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2020, 06:59:58 AM »
Its under the Mustang 2 parts

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Mustang-II-Front-Suspension-Replacement-Strut-Rod,2104.html

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2020, 08:12:17 AM »
I'll take measurements today & see if they'll work for a 72.
Says it may not fit....

I wrote the measurements down & dug out a strut rod. The measurements look the same.

But want to be 100% sure before I order any.
Can you please trace out the new one you get (as close as possible to perfect) and snail mail to me ?
I'll PM my address in case you lost it.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2020, 06:17:58 PM »
Got your pm I will when I order one. Don't know when that will be probably in the next 6 months. I want to try and get the front suspension put back together soon since it is all clean n painted. Still need a few more parts.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2020, 01:48:49 AM »
Got the passenger side fender off and started cleaning inside fender wall with soap n water. Getting ready for sanding and primer then some undercoating.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2020, 08:21:42 AM »
I stripped the tar (grease, oil etc) off of my blue car.

Wipe a thick coating of Go-Joe hand cleaner (gel & no grit) and power wash off. Use a second coat if necessary.

Easy & works very well !

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2020, 07:42:35 AM »
Nothing new to really report. Plan on working on it this week some. My Mom sent me this picture it's from Jan 1987 OKC of a snow covered Pinto .

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2020, 11:40:47 AM »
Clean out that cowl vent area while you have the fenders off too - while you have the chance.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2020, 02:17:09 PM »
Also re-seam seal the pinch weld that connects the cowl to the kick panel side.  All my pintos had dried up seam sealer in those locations and leaked.
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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2020, 08:57:47 PM »
I may remove the cowl and clean and repair rust and seal it up properly. Plan on getting a mig welder once i get my stimulus money. And for the seams i do plan on resealing all seams. Do you know if the seam sealer is the same for inside and outside? Or 2 different products?

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2020, 09:00:54 PM »
Also incase anyone was wondering this is the product I used for my suspension parts. Its available on Amazon.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2020, 05:11:45 AM »
When you get the Mig , set up for gas. MUCH better than flux core.