CaliforniaSpecial.com -- Message Boards -- 1968 California Special Limited Edition Ford Mustang GT/CS
D I S C U S S I O N . F O R U M
COMMUNITY
1968 GT/CS & HCS
2007+ GT/CS
1966-1967 HCS

Vote!

Old 06/27/2017, 11:11 AM   #1
bassman2
 
2-'68 CS / 1- '68 GT500 onitsway

Location: Camas WA
Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 117

My Garage
Finishing touches... need advice on several items

I drove my Blue CS home last week!!! I'm doing some finishing touches on the car and would like some advice!

My GT hubcaps fit very loosely in my new vintiques 15" chrome wheels. I'm worried they'll fly out while driving. Any common/creative fixes besides tape?

The Lucas fog light internal buckets are rusting along the edges and gasket area. The body color of the bucket is greenish... I've treated with Ospho and may use rust encapsulator... How important is the greenish original color? Also one reflector had foil in it because it was so badly corroded. Any better ideas other than foil? Also these lights aren't rounded they're partially squared off lucas 8 light... Are these correct? I have a broken lens and can repair - but I did find a new NOS lens for some big bucks...

More to come...
bassman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 03:24 PM   #2
Mosesatm
 
Mosesatm's Avatar
 

Location: Spokane, Washington
Joined: Jan 05
Posts: 7,381

Quote:
Originally Posted by bassman2 View Post
I drove my Blue CS home last week!!! I'm doing some finishing touches on the car and would like some advice!

My GT hubcaps fit very loosely in my new vintiques 15" chrome wheels. I'm worried they'll fly out while driving. Any common/creative fixes besides tape?

The Lucas fog light internal buckets are rusting along the edges and gasket area. The body color of the bucket is greenish... I've treated with Ospho and may use rust encapsulator... How important is the greenish original color? Also one reflector had foil in it because it was so badly corroded. Any better ideas other than foil? Also these lights aren't rounded they're partially squared off lucas 8 light... Are these correct? I have a broken lens and can repair - but I did find a new NOS lens for some big bucks...

More to come...
Can you post a photo?
Mosesatm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 04:19 PM   #3
Ruppstang
 
Ruppstang's Avatar
 

Location: Weeping Water, NE.
Joined: May 09
Posts: 2,377

My Garage
I may have some spare parts.

Follow HCS restoration at http://68hcs.weebly.com
Ruppstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 05:03 PM   #4
franklinair
My Car Details
 
franklinair's Avatar
 

Location: Franklin, NC
Joined: Mar 07
Posts: 3,873

My Garage
I also have numerous lights & pieces that Arlie sent to me, plus I have a nice set of Lucas lites I'm not going to use.
(I plunged for a pair of Marchals)

Neil
franklinair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 08:08 PM   #5
robert campbell
My Car Details
 

Location: Bremerton Washington
Joined: Apr 07
Posts: 3,666

My Garage
I know that it sounds lame, but I tightened mine up with a few wraps of electrical tape around the hub of the hubcap that fits into the wheel.

Rob
robert campbell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 08:54 PM   #6
bassman2
 
2-'68 CS / 1- '68 GT500 onitsway

Location: Camas WA
Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 117

My Garage
photos on the way... I glued the glass lens and it seems to have worked....

hold on for some pics!









Last edited by bassman2; 06/27/2017 at 09:24 PM.. Reason: fix photos
bassman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 09:26 PM   #7
bassman2
 
2-'68 CS / 1- '68 GT500 onitsway

Location: Camas WA
Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 117

My Garage
Robert - this was the car that was all in primer when you saw it a few years ago!
bassman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 10:15 PM   #8
franklinair
My Car Details
 
franklinair's Avatar
 

Location: Franklin, NC
Joined: Mar 07
Posts: 3,873

My Garage
I can see the Monte Carlo bar. Can't see an Export Brace/Shock Tower braces.

Neil
franklinair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/27/2017, 10:36 PM   #9
rvrtrash
 
rvrtrash's Avatar
 
So many cars, so little time!

Location: Post Falls, Id.
Joined: Apr 03
Posts: 3,445

My Garage
Aren't those the driving lights instead of the correct fog lights?

Steve

The wannabe formerly known as an owner.
rvrtrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 12:39 AM   #10
bassman2
 
2-'68 CS / 1- '68 GT500 onitsway

Location: Camas WA
Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 117

My Garage
Yes - export brace is off at the moment.

Thats my question on the lights... they came with the car - and looked similar to the ones on my other car - but I didn't look that closely at the time! They were in pieces.
bassman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 04:52 AM   #11
Ruppstang
 
Ruppstang's Avatar
 

Location: Weeping Water, NE.
Joined: May 09
Posts: 2,377

My Garage
I have used chrome paint to repair tail light reflectors. You might try it on you fog lights really nothing to lose.

Follow HCS restoration at http://68hcs.weebly.com
Ruppstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 06:16 AM   #12
Mosesatm
 
Mosesatm's Avatar
 

Location: Spokane, Washington
Joined: Jan 05
Posts: 7,381

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvrtrash View Post
Aren't those the driving lights instead of the correct fog lights?

Steve
They are fog lights. The driving lights don't have vertical flutes.
Mosesatm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 07:16 AM   #13
rvrtrash
 
rvrtrash's Avatar
 
So many cars, so little time!

Location: Post Falls, Id.
Joined: Apr 03
Posts: 3,445

My Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mosesatm View Post
They are fog lights. The driving lights don't have vertical flutes.
It's been a while since I had mine, but I just didn't remember the black piece in front of the bulb on mine.

The wannabe formerly known as an owner.
rvrtrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 03:14 PM   #14
robert campbell
My Car Details
 

Location: Bremerton Washington
Joined: Apr 07
Posts: 3,666

My Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassman2 View Post
Robert - this was the car that was all in primer when you saw it a few years ago!
I know! I have been watching your progress! Looks cool!

Rob
robert campbell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/28/2017, 04:19 PM   #15
Mosesatm
 
Mosesatm's Avatar
 

Location: Spokane, Washington
Joined: Jan 05
Posts: 7,381

It sounds like you need to get back in the game!!
Here is a driving light.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1009.JPG
Views:	7
Size:	82.4 KB
ID:	21475  
Mosesatm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  CaliforniaSpecial.com Forums > GT/CS and HCS Forums > GT/CS and HCS Discussions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.


This site created, owned and maintained by Jon Hanna - Copyright 1996-2011
All rights reserved. CaliforniaSpecial.com is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.