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Old 01/03/2016, 03:10 AM   #16
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Hey, I ain't no "concours" guru, just someone who's tinkered with these cars far too long who tries to make mine stay as they were (for the most part, the EXP is a vast digression! But "period correct" in many ways... ). Which is getting harder to do as repro parts/panels are probably now 50% of all "Mustangs" out there.

And share what I see/know/think...

IMHO these days anyone documenting "original" is doing the future a favour as from what I see here in Australia the general trend it "it looks like a Mustang" ... from 10 meters... that's 32 feet, 9 45/64 inches to you "Yanks" ( I love throwing US units at Aussie engineers and designers I work with, fractions in dimensions just spin them out... )

No "gods", don't support that concept in the hobby (as the $ in restoration are driving some to define themselves as such, but appreciate the sentiment) just happy to share and know it helps others, many have helped me over the years... only fair to do the same.

As noted any corrections/amendments/adds appreciated...

Should we do one on the aprons and radiator support?
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Old 01/03/2016, 09:06 AM   #17
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Great information! And timely... my heater core is leaking... and I've got an AC car... I'm anticipating soon entering the next level of Dante's "fixing-my-stang" hell...

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Old 01/03/2016, 11:58 AM   #18
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Thank you for this! very helpful.
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Old 01/03/2016, 01:19 PM   #19
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Excellent post! Thanks! I added a link in the "Restoration Reference Archives" forum.

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Old 01/03/2016, 01:28 PM   #20
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Hey, I ain't no "concours" guru, just someone who's tinkered with these cars far too long who tries to make mine stay as they were (for the most part, the EXP is a vast digression! But "period correct" in many ways... ). Which is getting harder to do as repro parts/panels are probably now 50% of all "Mustangs" out there.

And share what I see/know/think...

IMHO these days anyone documenting "original" is doing the future a favour as from what I see here in Australia the general trend it "it looks like a Mustang" ... from 10 meters... that's 32 feet, 9 45/64 inches to you "Yanks" ( I love throwing US units at Aussie engineers and designers I work with, fractions in dimensions just spin them out... )

No "gods", don't support that concept in the hobby (as the $ in restoration are driving some to define themselves as such, but appreciate the sentiment) just happy to share and know it helps others, many have helped me over the years... only fair to do the same.

As noted any corrections/amendments/adds appreciated...

Should we do one on the aprons and radiator support?
All right, "ambassadors of the hobby". No that is not a reference to a Rambler!!

Sharers make the world go around!!

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Old 01/03/2016, 02:44 PM   #21
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Richard; I rechecked my A/C cars: The firewall holes for a NON A/C are as Arlie described.

p51: Be SURE to purchase a copper heater core. And leak check it before installing.

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Old 01/03/2016, 02:55 PM   #22
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The #1 area (dimpled for non A/C cars) is the location for the Heater vacuum control.

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Old 01/03/2016, 04:05 PM   #23
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Thanks for the verification.

If anyone knows what all the unused "black circle" dimples are for I'm all ears.
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Old 01/03/2016, 06:19 PM   #24
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Some of the top black circles are for mounting the speed control bracket.

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Old 01/03/2016, 06:41 PM   #25
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LH front Apron



LH Front Apron Holes
1 – Shock Tower/Spring Cover
2 – Washer bottle
3 – Wire harness /Washer hoses (#376756 strap)
4 – Fuel line grommet
5 – Rubber Plug (#377901)
6 – Rubber Plug (#376966)
7 – Rubber Plug (#377977)
8 – Rubber Plug (#377901)
9 – PS Hose Strap (289)

Grey squares are PO "additions" that were fixed...
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Old 01/03/2016, 07:12 PM   #26
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And the LH Rear....



LH Rear Apron Holes
1 – Shock Tower/Spring Cover
2 – Hood Hinge
3 – Rubber Plug (#376966)
4 – Rubber Plug (#??????)
5 – Brake Distribution Block
6 - ???
7 – Speedometer Cable Clip (#???????)
8 – Wiring Harness Clip (barb clip wrapped into harness)
9 - Wire harness/Washer Hose retainer (#376756 strap)
10 - Wire harness/Washer Hose retainer(#376756 strap)
11/12/13 – Clutch Z Bar support (different holes for big block vs small block)
14 – Speedometer cable/E brake cable clip (#381821 metal clip)
15 – Rubber Plug (#378770)
16 – Steering Box

Also one more Wire harness/Washer Hose retainer (#376756 strap) on the rear face of the tower above the brake line.
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Old 01/03/2016, 07:45 PM   #27
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I've collated what I have into a Word doc, if anyone wants a copy PM me...
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p51: Be SURE to purchase a copper heater core. And leak check it before installing.

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Will do. Thanks.
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Old 01/06/2016, 05:56 PM   #29
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dalorzo_f - Very nice job on the pictures/illustrations

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Old 01/06/2016, 06:36 PM   #30
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Thanks! Feel free to use it or adapt it elsewhere....

I can't figure out #6 on the rear apron... the hole is on my GTCS but in the same location my San Jose S code convertible and S GT coupe don't have it.... but my Dearborn X code does... it is very clean and looks factory, but not sure why it would be on one and not the others... maybe they got welded up on the two. Thinking a rubber plug...

One more here....



1 – Shock Tower/Spring Cover
2 – Hood Hinge
3 – Rubber Plug (#376966)
4 – Idler Arm
5 – Brake Line Clip (#370431)
6 – Upper Control Arm (lowered holes in pic, originals welded up)
7 – Starter Solenoid
8 - Wiring Harness “D” clip (#382184)
9 – Battery Tray (J clip and bolt)378680 J clip on tray, 378178 Bolt w/Washer)
10 – Brake line and grommet
11- TBD - May vary with disc/drum brakes
12 – TBD - May vary with disc/drum brakes
13 – TBD - May vary with disc/drum brakes
14 – Bumper arms
15 – Not used, probably indexing hole for fabrication jig
16 - Rubber Plug (#376966)
17 – Dimples for AC canister
18 - ? Dimples for…
19 - ? Dimples for…
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