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August 2013 Updates and new things to come

August 2013 Updates and new things to come

Well, It’s been quite a while since we did any work on the ol’ Mach 1. I have good news. Recently (this week) I purchased a bunch of parts from Summit Racing and CVF Racing. I am going to be doing the entire pulley system within the next few weeks on the Mach 1 and also the push rod geometry. Stay tuned because I will be adding a lot of content and my thoughts on the new products.

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Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED! Need Help

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED! Need Help

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED! Need Help. Well, the title says it all on this one. After upholstering the passenger seat, I decided to move onto the drivers side seat. I dismantled the seat, removed the existing upholstery and foam and lo and behold the discovery of the cracked lower seat frame. This was extremely disappointing because this will now halt my upholstery project and photos. I had always wondered in the back of my mind why this seat looked a little more “reclined” back than the passenger side… now I know why.

I am attaching a few photos of my newly found discovery and am in need of your help. If anyone has one of these lower seat frames that is in decent condition (no cracks, excessive rust, etc.) please email me: brian@archifx.com I would be more than happy to pay for shipping etc. Take a look at the sadness below.

 

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

 

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

 

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

 

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

 

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

Upholstery Project HALTED! Drivers Side Seat Frame CRACKED!

 

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Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. The new standard door panels arrived from CJ Pony Parts about a month ago and today I decided to install them. The process couldn’t be easier with only 2 screws at the top and 2 at the handle, the door panel comes right off. In the photos, I am re-installing fresh door panels (standard) along with some new shiny door handles and some trick chrome window cranks to give it a little personal touch (and because I didn’t want to drop $40) for new cranks right now. Check out the photos.

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. This is the old dirty moldy panel prior to removal.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. Old upper front door seal shown. This will be replaced.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. Notice the broken door handle. This will be fixed on new install.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. The door panel was previously carpet over to hide the speaker cutout and is pulling back from the door.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. Start by removing the upper front door seal.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. Door shown with upper trim removed.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware. Removing the door handle retaining screws. These were Philips head screws on my 72.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door handle was removed

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Removing the door pull handle. This is easily done with 1 screw.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door shown with hardware removed. Panel is ready for removal.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Closeup of the handle area prior to panel removal.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door shown with panel and hardware removed.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Closeup of handle area on bare door skin

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Speaker area where new speakers can be installed.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Fat mat rolled out and ready for install.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Fat Mat lightly pressed onto door skin. Before heat gun is used.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Using the heat gun to lock down the fat mat.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Yeah baby... Thats HOT!

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Fat Mat after the heat gun torture.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Closeup of door skin with newly installed sound deaden-er.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Time for the new upper front door seals. Here is the comparison of old vs. new

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

New door panel fresh from CJ Pony Parts on the bench

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

New hardware to be installed with the new door panel. Door handle and window crank.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Backside of the new door panel. Needs to be cut to allow for penetrations.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Cutting out the vinyl for penetrations. Use a sharp new blade for this.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

New door panel is installed and ready for handle and hardware.

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Upper front door seal shown with new hardware. Need to trim a bit of the fatmat.

 

New Window Crank Shown

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

 

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

Door Panel Installation With New Hardware

 

 

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Passenger Seat Disassembly & Preparation For Fresh Upholstery

Passenger Seat Disassembly & Preparation For Fresh Upholstery

Distinctive IndustriesPassenger Seat Disassembly & Preparation For Fresh Upholstery. While the new front seat foam is on order with Ohio Mustang Supply, I decided to get a jump on preparing the front seats for their fresh upholstery and seat foam. This involves a full dis-assembly, extensive cleaning, wire brush, sand, and paint. The photos shown below are pretty self explanatory as I go through the process. Luckily my seat tracks / sliders were in good shape and functional. The surface rust was wire-brushed, sanded then painted a flat black for aesthetics. Marine grade vinyl was added as a pre-foam insulator and will make for a clean fresh installation and reduce seat foam wear and dry-out.

ORDER THE MADE IN USA SEAT FOAM FROM OHIO MUSTANG SUPPLY HERE

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

 

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

Passenger seat disassembly & preparation for upholstery 71 72 73 mustang

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Upholstering The Lower Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Lower Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Distinctive IndustriesUpholstering The Lower Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback. After upholstering the upper rear seat back, I decided to dive right into the upholstering and foaming of the lower back seat. This section was a bit more challenging mainly because I had to produce and sculpt the foam for this seat. The aftermarket does not remanufacture the seat foam for the 71-73 Mustang so you will be at the mercy of saving your old nasty foam (not recommended) or making your own like I did.

The seat upholstery is probably the best I have ever seen, it is provided by Distinctive Industries and is made in the good ol’ U.S.A. I laid down a fresh coat of burlap over the existing seat frame and then laid down a layer of 1″ foam across the entire seat. Next I cut some 3″ thick density foam for the seat areas (these were square cuts) I then added another layer of 1″ foam across the center hump of the seat. On the ramp of the rear seat I left the 1″thick foam and cut another piece of 1″ foam for the center upper hump. After laying the upholstery over the seat I installed the wire into the areas provided on the underside of the upholstery. I made some relief cuts to pull the seat lowers thru and hog-ringed them to the frame. Starting from the upper center and working my way around the seat, I hog-ringed the rest of the upholstery down. Batting had to be added to the upper and lower parts of the seat to remove rippling of the upholstery. Check out the photos!

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Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback: BEFORE EXTRA BATTING WAS ADDED

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

Upholstering The Upper Back Seat | 71 72 73 Mustang Fastback

 

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