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Old 06/28/2017, 05:01 PM   #16
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It sounds like you need to get back in the game!!
Here is a driving light.
Unfortunately, that probably won't happen for a while. We just bought 20 acres of forest just north of us. Ok, see the black square under the glass lens that shields the bulb and is mounted with two arms or tabs? I don't remember my fog lights having that piece. That's the part I'm curious about.

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Old 06/28/2017, 10:54 PM   #17
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I got the export brace back on... cleaned up and sprayed the fog lights with some chrome paint... and then used vinyl wrap around my GT hubs to make them stay in place!

I'm also running into a bit of a dilemma with my mirrors... Someone installed 70 Eliminator mirrors almost identical to 70 Torino sport mirrors... Well the holes are 6.75" apart... and the shop that did the final work didn't test fit the mirrors I gave them. Car is painted and it looks like I'm going to be stuck with sport mirrors instead of stock mirrors. Unless I want to repaint the entire door to weld up the hole.

I also just found out that I may have to remove the vent windows to properly install a front vent door seal they missed... Don't know if there is a work-a-round or not. To me it looks like the vent window trim fits on top of a portion of the seal.
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Old 06/29/2017, 04:46 AM   #18
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Could you move both mounting holes and cover the wrong holes? The vent window seal is held with a screw from the bottom. Removing the window is the only way to install the screw. You might try just pushing the seal under it.

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Old 06/29/2017, 12:26 PM   #19
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Unfortunately, that probably won't happen for a while. We just bought 20 acres of forest just north of us. Ok, see the black square under the glass lens that shields the bulb and is mounted with two arms or tabs? I don't remember my fog lights having that piece. That's the part I'm curious about.

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Twenty acres will give you room for a real big shop!!

I don't remember if the fog lights have the black squares, and I gave all my remaining Lucas parts to Neil so I don't any to reference.
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Old 06/29/2017, 05:59 PM   #20
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I got the seals installed today - a bit easier than I anticipated... I didn't have to fully remove the vent window... just got it out enough to get a screw driver in there!

Regarding the mirrors... the only solution short of welding up the hole and re-painting is to find a chrome mirror that looks similar to stock, with a 6 5/8 hole spacing. I've searched all over and am blanking. I've got fairly rare 70 Eliminator mirrors - and they look OK - but they're not what I wanted.
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Old 06/29/2017, 06:46 PM   #21
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How long is the stock mirror, not the holes, but the entire base?

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I found one and it's 5 3/4" center to center. Would a full-size Ford have a larger mirror that looks similar?

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Old 06/29/2017, 07:01 PM   #22
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While you are talking about the lucas lights I'm looking for a pair of covers.

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Old 06/29/2017, 09:31 PM   #23
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I found some covers at cobranda - not sure if they'll work on mine or not...
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Old 06/29/2017, 09:32 PM   #24
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How long is the stock mirror, not the holes, but the entire base?

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I found one and it's 5 3/4" center to center. Would a full-size Ford have a larger mirror that looks similar?
Thats what I'm hoping to find! Still looking.
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Old 06/30/2017, 08:35 AM   #25
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Sport mirrors look bitchin!!!

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Old 06/30/2017, 09:20 PM   #26
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Ooooh that looks fantastic! 76 ball and all!
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Old 07/01/2017, 04:24 AM   #27
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Rob must take the ball off when he drives it because I am sure that the antenna would break off with the speed and wind resistance.

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Old 07/06/2017, 09:26 AM   #28
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Looks like my rubber bumpers for the trunk lid got filled in... Just confirming - Our trunks use the same location as regular coupes for the round rubber bumpers?
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Old 07/06/2017, 12:08 PM   #29
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There are no rubber bumpers that I can recall.
Shelby convertibles have bumpers, but not our cars - if we're talking about the same thing.
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Old 07/06/2017, 03:19 PM   #30
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Just the foam tapes on the sides of the deck lid where it mates with the quarter extension.

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