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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2001 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
For me, it would be a '72 Mach 1 grille for my Sprint.

It also took me years to find a pair of NOS hood hinges.

What parts are you searching for?

We have the eyes of the best Mustang parts vendor, National Parts Depot, on us. Let's take advantage of it!

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larrym
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posted 03-30-2001 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for larrym        Reply w/Quote
Center lower console for 67-68 Mustangs.

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Larry
67 fastback restomod 351W
68 convertible 289 C code

R Rainwater
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posted 03-30-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for R Rainwater        Reply w/Quote
II parts
Bob R.

skips69
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posted 03-30-2001 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69        Reply w/Quote
A Good console for a 69' Mach 1. A pair of solid front turn signal assemblies for same car. A pair of rust free doors for a 69 or 70 for under $300 each. A rust free used Ford driver's side fender, still looking. Have a repop on that side now, looks like crap.......

Bob429
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posted 03-30-2001 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429        Reply w/Quote
Correct distributor. Finally found one. Also those little black seat belt things That cover the bolts. 71 -73

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Bob
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71 J code
429 SCJ-R Sportsroof
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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 03-31-2001 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft        Reply w/Quote
71 Mach 1 grill for under $200.,71-3 power window anything,69-70 door shells, 71 ram air seal,.71-3 rear licens plate light.71-3 fresh air grilles.

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MCA# 48755
71 Mach 1
71 Grande
69 Fastback

71RESTO
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posted 03-31-2001 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
I'm with you Steve, a '71/'72 Mach 1 grill that isn't a fortune. I would also like to see someone reproduce the ram air hood (hint, hint NPD). I got one that will require a lot of work to make good, but it was thrown in when I bought two doors for my '71. Otherwise we're looking at $700 or more for a hood in decent shape, and I definately can't afford that kind of expense (and still stay happily married -LOL).
Also '71-'73 racing mirrors that don't cost a bloody fortune. My '73 has a cracked base and all I ever find are ones for $100 plus.


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Duane
71 Fastback (under resto)
73 Mach 1
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mellowyellow
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posted 03-31-2001 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
An elusive part for me has been a 68 302 damper. It is a one year deal, I believe, because it takes a 3 bolt lower pulley. After that, they became 4 bolt unless I''m missing something.

7DMACH1
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posted 03-31-2001 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1        Reply w/Quote
NOS interior door trim panel for a 70 Mach1.
Took about 1 year to find and don't even ask how much.

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1970 MACH 1 351C 4SPD
1986 CAPRI 5.0 5 spd.

dhearn
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posted 03-31-2001 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn        Reply w/Quote
1. affordable shaker repops that are somewhat correct. (69,70)
2. H-pipe for 351 windsor (69) seems like every catalog has them listed but no one had them when I tried to order
3. 69-70 dashpads that dont cost as much as a parts car
4. console anything for 69-70

I am sure that there is more 69 specific parts but I cant think of them right now or havent run into them yet.

Dennis
69 mach1

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-31-2001 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
An elusive part for me has been a 68 302 damper. It is a one year deal, I believe, because it takes a 3 bolt lower pulley. After that, they became 4 bolt unless I''m missing something.

'69 were three bolts, also. '70 was the first year for four bolts.

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skips69
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posted 03-31-2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69        Reply w/Quote
The light assemblies for 67 and 68 hoods that came with the inserts. Correct reproduction seat belts and buckles for 65-73. 71-73 Console aasemblies. And, I have noticed one supplier offering a re-pop 71-73 NASA style hood now, are you ready.............................................................. $1200 plus shipping! Does it fit good? Who knows, too pricy for me. I'll keep re-welding up the rust holes.

sigtauenus
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posted 03-31-2001 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
some specific distributor parts, such as the bushings. Upper B8QH-12120-A is still available from Ford for about $3 each, but you have to buy a box of 4 of them. The lower, C5AZ-12132-A, is no longer available so I have them custom made. Sure would be nice not to have to buy 4 uppers at a time or custom make the lowers. Also, breaker plates, D2FZ-12151-A, or maybe D8-187-A motorcraft, think it used to be a service part but also no longer available. (the original breaker plate numbers should be B9AF-12151-A and -B) Its annoying to have to pay $150 to get a concours rebuilt distributor when all you need is about $25 in parts to do it yourself. (ok, minus verifying the tuning on a distributor machine).

sigtauenus
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posted 03-31-2001 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Also been looking for the driveshaft yolk for a 68 mustang 4 speed but they always seem to be out with all the vendors, seems like its been that way for about 3-4 years now at least. I'm pretty sure the same yolk fits like all the 65 to 68, maybe even 73, small block 3spds and 4 spds. Mine has a groove worn into it so even with a new seal it still leaks...

71RESTO
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posted 03-31-2001 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skips69:
And, I have noticed one supplier offering a re-pop 71-73 NASA style hood now, are you ready.............................................................. $1200 plus shipping! Does it fit good? Who knows, too pricy for me. I'll keep re-welding up the rust holes.


I couldn't agree more!! I'll deal with the rust and hood pin holes on the one I have for $1200. Maybe some day it will get more reasonable.

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Duane
71 Fastback (under resto)
73 Mach 1
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Troy
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posted 04-01-2001 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Troy        Reply w/Quote
Power steering hose bracket assembly-70 Mach 1

20 Gallon California fuel tank (emission style) and related hardware.

Headers that will fit a 70 Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland and a 4 speed.

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Troy Esrey
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fly75
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posted 04-02-2001 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fly75        Reply w/Quote
i also agree with the 67-68 lower center console,also lucas fog lights and accesories and more specific parts for the high country's and california specials

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brockjoe
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posted 04-02-2001 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe        Reply w/Quote
71-3 sport mirror repair parts i have 4 of these 2 dr broken knobs 1 pass w/broken mirror, ram air hood, how about front bumper gaurds, insturment panel clear plastic, some kind of aftermarket gauge mounting bracket (ever try to find a "good" spot for them)pedal assemblys, seat tracks, fender extentions, door handles and right now i need the trunk drain rubber gromits.

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71 Coupe
302 w/2x4
73 Coupe parts car.
Boycott NASCAR

RICKS
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posted 04-02-2001 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS        Reply w/Quote
Hello all. I appreciate the input. Understand that I do not wish to "peddle" on the forum, but on the other hand I can help a few of you out. I just do not wish to be seen as "exploiting" the forum for personal gain. Let me know if I ever cross the line. Can't help you on all those used parts wants, the challenge of finding rust free original panels has been around as long as the hobby, and will only get worse. Reality. Now, to put things in context, a part is only reproduced when the project is economically feasible. i.e., things like engineering, tooling expense, production expense, potential sales volume and the retail price that must be held in check to achieve that volume all have to work out in a balance in which a favorable business model would actually exist. Items like Lucas fog lamp parts....forget it, too few buyers for a huge investment in development and manufacturing. Once you divided the projected sales over 5 years by the cost of tooling and production, each lamp would cost more than anyone would want to pay. It would be a spruce goose (such as the $1200 71-73 NACA hood). You have to take this realistic approach with any part on the car. If you don't have enough demand to cover the costs in a reasonable amount of time, you won't see a repro. Welcome to the world of the Rambler American owner, or the '60 Pontiac owner who wishes all the stainless trim on his car was reproduced, but doesn't realize that only a couple hundred '60 Pontiacs remain registered in the entire U.S.. As Mustang hobbiests we live a charmed life, where the scale of our cars popularity afford a scope of reproduction availability that NO OTHER car even comes close to enjoying. I'm not saying that you should shut up and be happy :~), I'm just giving you some context. O.K., die-cast is hugely expensive to tool, so the 67 console pieces may never come to pass. I won't say "never", maybe Scott Drake will bite the bullet. But reproducing the brushed effect properly makes them difficult pieces to do, and when done they won't be cheap. I'm on the top of that wish list, would love to see fresh pieces on the console of my '67 GTA! The plastic console inserts for 69-70 are naturals, I've already been pressuring the manufacturers on those. I already e-mailed Steve the low-down on 71-72 Mach 1 grilles, so he can fill you in on that. Everything else seems pretty practical, and alot of it is already on the drawing table at manufacturers. My one "pitch" , because it may help somebody out who's been getting the "sorry, we ran out a year ago" line from most suppliers: If you're looking for any of the Ford parts that recently got dumped/obsoleted over the past year, we've still got tons of it (not all, but many things, yes). I know that Carpenter sold alot of surplus to other suppliers as well, so my message is to always ask, even though you know it was obsoleted. You may get lucky. But beware, some suppliers are asking rapist/exploitive prices for the stuff. There's alot of it out there, so don't bite of a high price before you've shopped the part around. Last details. 67-68 hood mounted turn signal lamps. Scott Drake repros them, but I've got two n.o.s. ones in the Ford boxes remaining in inventory in the same bin as the repros, for sale for the repro price. Call the Florida store, and be sure to have the salesperson walk back into the warehouse and physically take the o.e. Ford ones off the shelf for you if you want them. DB-187-A breaker plates. I've got 2 in FL, 1 in MI, #12151-A $10.95/ea. Slip yoke, #4841-4 for 67 ALL except hipo, are in stock at every NPD location except we're out & backordering in FL. Original Ford. Hope this helps, and Steve or Alex, I don't intend to be in here every day selling parts. That's what our link to the 800 #'s is at the top for!! But I'm always happy to help or advise, or send someone in the direction of a supplier who has something whenever I get time to browse through the forum.

dhearn
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posted 04-02-2001 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn        Reply w/Quote
Ricks,
I dont know how every one feels but as for me I really liked your post and wish that we had a manufacture/retailer forum so that if we are looking for something you guys can get back to us and let us know if you have got it, how much and which store to call.

I work 3rd shift and sometimes it is difficult to get on the phone and make a dozen phone calls looking for a part.

every one else out there lets hear what you think. and Steve is something like this possible???

A plus for something like this is that vendor might start competing for our buisness.

Nos351C
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posted 04-02-2001 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C        Reply w/Quote
There are some questions I would love a store's representatives' thoughts on, like my roofrail moldings
I tihnk that the knowledge the business side of our hobby brings is important and can often times help us hobbyists with our decisions.

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69maverick
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posted 04-02-2001 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
By far the center console for a 68 auto! then the frames around the rear side reflector.

sigtauenus
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posted 04-02-2001 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RICKS:
DB-187-A breaker plates. I've got 2 in FL, 1 in MI, #12151-A $10.95/ea. Slip yoke, #4841-4 for 67 ALL except hipo, are in stock at every NPD location except we're out & backordering in FL. Original Ford.

Woohoo!!! I'm calling to order first thing tomorrow morning!!! I have been looking for those breaker plates for about 3 years now. They aren't listed in the catalogs and the only guys who have them seem to be the guys who do the $150 concours restoration...and guess what, they want me to buy the whole restoration instead of selling me the parts.

As for your post Rick, I thought it was very informative and objective, and I'm glad you made the plug for those couple parts you mentioned.

Also, those 68 reflectors I bought for my car 6 years ago and paid $40 for a pair of them new in the Ford box. I noticed they are now $110+ each. I assume the Ford stock is dwindling, which would drive up the price, so I wonder if there's enough demand for them to be available repro soon?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Rick, I don't mind your post at all. In fact, the reason I started this thread was to get insight into the classic car parts business.

I also think we can use this partnership of NPD and M&M to improve the hobby. NPD gets a glimpse of what Mustang people want and need, and we get a chance to mention the parts we'd like to see reproduced.


Anyone that understands basic business realizes you have to have sufficient demand for the reproduction of a part to make sense.

My question is "How does a vendor determine if it makes sense to reproduce a part?"

Take, for example, the '71-'72 Mach 1 grille. NOS people ask up to $950, used and broken grilles sell at $350-500 on average of once a week on ebay, people snatch them up like piranhas. I personally would probably pay $350-500 for a good reproduction or NOS. {preferably less} Are there not enough guys like me to make it worth it? {It drives me nuts that you can buy a '73 Mach 1 grille for $70}

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'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dhearn:
Ricks,
I dont know how every one feels but as for me I really liked your post and wish that we had a manufacture/retailer forum so that if we are looking for something you guys can get back to us and let us know if you have got it, how much and which store to call.

I work 3rd shift and sometimes it is difficult to get on the phone and make a dozen phone calls looking for a part.

every one else out there lets hear what you think. and Steve is something like this possible???

A plus for something like this is that vendor might start competing for our buisness.


It's possible, but why not just call them? They're open 24 hours. Or e-mail them.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

RICKS
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posted 04-03-2001 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS        Reply w/Quote
Sigtauenus, Scott Drake is working on a repro of the reflector, but I've got no clue as to when they'll be ready. Steve, I haven't been "super" aggressive on looking into a repro 71-72 sport grille simply because Daniel and Dennis Carpenter are still hmmm-hawww-ing whether or not to spend the huge bucks on repairing and restoring the damaged original Ford tooling. You would hear a big loud Homer Simpson "DOH!!!" from me if I sunk big money into an overseas repro, and then the originals be affordably re-issued by Carpenter from restored and licensed tooling. That would thereby submarine my original sales projections and scuttle the profitability. I guess I'll call Daniel and bug him about it again. Those guys have SO much going on right now, there's only so many projects that can be juggled at once. That's the real dilemma with ALL of us. I've had my head buried in developing our new Firebird/Trans Am parts catalog this year, and I simply can't say grace to everything at once. There are many good parts that need to be reproduced, but the resources and size of this industry dictate only a certain amount of throughput. Things therefore get prioritized, and it takes sometimes years before a manufacturer finally gets around to the parts you're wishing for. Such is the evolution of repro parts. Parts are reproduced for 65 through 73, but if you look at the evolution and number of reproductions made, and put it into motion in your head, you'll see a "wave" that started with the 65-66 models, and is slowly rolling up through the years. It's a SLOW wave, due to the niche nature of our industry. Anyways, enough rambling. Myself and Scott Halseth will be perusing the site from time to time. Our schedules and travel don't permit being on "beckoned call", but we'll do our best to keep up on things and we'll be looking for good ideas or suggestions. My only worry would be for the volume of questions and suggestions directed at us to be beyond what we have time in our day to properly deal with. I'm going to have to take liberty and only chime in on those threads that I can actually address in a good and timely manner, in the spirit of doing only what I have time to do RIGHT. Besides, shouldn't all you guys be out in the driveway finding parts that you need to buy?? (just kidding) :~)

69maverick
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posted 04-03-2001 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
Rick: Why are there so few Maverick parts available? Its easier to buy parts for a 69 AMX than it is to get just about anything for a Maverick! If someone had a reproduction
grabber hood at a reasonable price I bet they would sell a ton of them!

GTRocks
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posted 04-03-2001 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks        Reply w/Quote
This is awesome! I think I actually have a warm-fuzzy!! Nice choice of vendors, Steve!!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RICKS:
Myself and Scott Halseth will be perusing the site from time to time. Our schedules and travel don't permit being on "beckoned call", but we'll do our best to keep up on things and we'll be looking for good ideas or suggestions. My only worry would be for the volume of questions and suggestions directed at us to be beyond what we have time in our day to properly deal with. I'm going to have to take liberty and only chime in on those threads that I can actually address in a good and timely manner, in the spirit of doing only what I have time to do RIGHT. Besides, shouldn't all you guys be out in the driveway finding parts that you need to buy?? (just kidding) :~)

We understand that, Rick. I don't think anyone expects you to be doing a Q+A, you do have a company to run...

Thanks for the input! Keep checking our threads from time to time and you'll get a great inside view of the hobby.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 69maverick:
Its easier to buy parts for a 69 AMX than it is to get just about anything for a Maverick! If someone had a reproduction
grabber hood at a reasonable price I bet they would sell a ton of them!

No it isn't! I'm helping a friend try to find parts for a '70 Mark Donohue Javelin, and it is going to take some hunting! For example, theirs has the same wheels used for the Rebel 'Machine' Can anyone point me to a pile of those?

For the second part of your question, your key term is 'reasonable.' The more hoods you can sell, the less the tooling cost per unit.

If we can't get some parts for '71-'73 Mustangs, good luck with the Mavericks! There must be 100 Mustangs restored for every 1 Maverick, wouldn't you say?

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
....Which brings me back to something I always say:

Buy Parts Cars! The best 'bang for the buck' in the car hobby!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Keep your driveway all Ford!"

mellowyellow
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posted 04-03-2001 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Buy parts cars..best bang for the buck! Say amen to that! That IS the right way to fly!!

sigtauenus
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posted 04-03-2001 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Buy parts cars..best bang for the buck! Say amen to that! That IS the right way to fly!!

Hey, that's the way I like to fly!!

I've had two parts cars, one was bought as a fixer upper and by the time I found all the rust and then my current 68, it turned into a parts car. The second one started out as a parts car. The first was sold for a loss, then I learned a little bit, the internet came along, and the second was sold for a profit. Right now I'm even, but will come out ahead after the next one comes along.

Ordered those breaker plates this morning. Now I have to explain to my wife how I called for one thing, and then figured, since I had them on the phone...

Scott302
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posted 04-03-2001 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302        Reply w/Quote
Just to add my $.02 worth. 1971-73 hood hinges are in the works. Should be here this summer. A note on the 71-73 hoods...We could make fiberglass available if people are interested. I used one on my brothers 72 with good results.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I bet the hinges will be a great seller. I paid over $300 for a pair of NOS ones.

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'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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Moneymaker
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posted 04-03-2001 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I also concur with Steve, that Ricks input and NPD availability is a great asset to our website. This service is something that no other Mustang website can boast of and I thank Rick and Scott personally for dropping by from time to time. Now if you guys could only help a certain March 1965 "K" code owner/Administrator get the correct carpeting for his car that would be well above and beyond the call of duty.

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71RESTO
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posted 04-03-2001 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
Hey Scott302 sign me up for those '71-'73 hood hinges!! I can't wait for them to come out. My '71's are totally rusted and very hard to deal with, while my '73's are restored. A day & night difference. Anyway, can't wait.
Also, I would be open to a fiberglass NACA hood, provided it isn't reaching the cost of the repro listed earlier ($1200) or even a decent second hand ($700).

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-04-2001 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Maier and US Body has fiberglass Mach 1 hoods for $450.

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70mach1
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posted 08-26-2002 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70mach1        Reply w/Quote

I'm restoring a 1970 Mach 1 and having lots of trouble finding that woodgrain dash piece that holds the clock on the passenger side.

indyphil
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posted 08-26-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
CONSOLE PARTS!! for a 68 auto

Hell_Fish
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posted 08-26-2002 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish        Reply w/Quote
The finned chrome for the 1/4 panel grills on a 69 coupe or convertible. Why are they $75 each?

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BLstangin
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posted 08-26-2002 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin        Reply w/Quote
Troy, I may have one of those power steering hose brackets for a '70. E-mail at [email protected] and be more specific about the exaclty which part you need and I will see if I have it on my mach 1 parts car.

68stang351
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posted 08-26-2002 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351        Reply w/Quote
I would also like to find a 67-68 console. I found one, but its just the shell, and he wants 300 for it. I would kill to have a console in my car, it would look sweet with the 5 speed shifter and a nice leather boot sticking through it.

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posted 08-26-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70mach1:

I'm restoring a 1970 Mach 1 and having lots of trouble finding that woodgrain dash piece that holds the clock on the passenger side.

They are on ebay all the time.

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BLstangin
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posted 08-26-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin        Reply w/Quote
70mach1 what part of Minnesota are you from? I am from the south western half, maybe if you are close we could meet sometime and check out each others cars.

ctastang
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posted 08-26-2002 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ctastang        Reply w/Quote
Tail light assembly for a 75 Plymouth Fury. The catalogs only go through 74 Also have had problems finding the side markers for that car - John had to cannabilize a Dodge Diplomat at a junkyard. Because of the damn lights, that car will not pass state inspection (can't count on the back-up lights to always work) so we had to license it as an antique. Now we need a passenger door handle. Yes this car is worth it - less than 40k miles.

Now for Mustangs - I would love to find 35th anniversary floor mats in palamino for my Anni. For my 66, everything I've needed so far seems to be readily available. Fortunately, she does not have a center console!

Carole

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73trials
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posted 08-26-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials        Reply w/Quote
Guess i've been lucky, hadn't had to many problems finding parts for my 73. Best thing was having an 'old line' salvage yard nearby. Ive gotten lots of goodies there, including NACA hood with very little rust and a rust free left front fender. (rare find in these parts.) Still, there are a few things, such as a left rear bumber bracket, good deck lid, left rear quarter glass, etc. I would love to find a parts car.

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LWLW GT/CS
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From: Chicago, IL USA
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posted 08-27-2002 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LWLW GT/CS        Reply w/Quote
Just starting lookin' but I think it's gonna be Marschal fog lamps

68 S-code GT
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posted 08-27-2002 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
The bracket in the trunk of a 67-8 FB that holds the trap door open! You can find the seat assemblies but most people forget to remove the bracket out of the factory fold down cars!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-27-2002 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
Clutch linkage/hardware! Ok, everyone has upper rods, lower rods, forks, boots, etc...

What about the pivot link between the upper rod and equalizer bar? I had to make my own.

Or a clutch pedal stop bracket? I've put a four speed in my originally equipped C4 car. Again, had to make my own.

Clutch pedal return spring bracket: You guessed it, had to make it myself

I did have access to parts to pattern after, I just had to put them back when I was done. Salvage yards won't sell you anything short of an 'assembly', at least not around here

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posted 08-27-2002 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Still looking for the "correct" carpet.

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Jeff
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posted 08-27-2002 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
An elusive part for me has been a 68 302 damper. It is a one year deal, I believe, because it takes a 3 bolt lower pulley. After that, they became 4 bolt unless I''m missing something.

Isn't the '65/'67 3-bolt harmonic the same? Seems like it would be...

Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
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posted 08-27-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff        Reply w/Quote
Love to see repros for the air extractor interior vent grilles on my '65 fastback. I've done the best I can with them but they're not what they once were.

mellowyellow
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posted 08-27-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jeff:
Isn't the '65/'67 3-bolt harmonic the same? Seems like it would be...


the 65-7 damper is for a 289. The 302 IS different and is similar in thickness to the 289 hi po damper. While the 69 may be 3 bolt, the 68 damper is a one year deal from what I've been led to believe. It carries a C-8 part #.

Hemikiller
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posted 08-27-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller        Reply w/Quote
I've got one of the US Body Source Mach1 raceweight (pin-on) glass hoods. It's pretty decent, takes about 15 Dzus fasteners to do it right, but it saved about 50 lbs off the front end of my Mach. It definitely is NOT a Harwood, but like all glass stuff, it's in the prep. www.usbody.com they also make glass fenders, trunk lids, doors etc for just about every Ford imaginable, Mustangs, Mavericks, Torinos, trucks etc etc...

I'd like to see more 71-3 stuff, like some harnesses, fenders, the Sports grille, washer, headlight, lighter knobs and trim. Maybe repro outer wheelhouses since they are much in demand and going for $250 + everywhere. The filler panel between the quarter and the taillight panel would be a relatively simple piece, and is very much needed.

The 68-71 Torino console is a MUST! I've seen shattered ones go for over $100, and nice units sell for $300+. Mine looks like Magilla the Gorilla sat on it during a cross country ride, but I'll piece it back together for now. 70-71 'rino quarters would be noce, I got some of those canadian hand formed panels, and the body guy who did the d/s was not thrilled in the least, but it came out nice.

Ricks: I have to applaud NPD, I'm impressed with the quality of your parts, and your catalog is very clear and well laid out. I like how you follow the Ford numbering system, makes it easy to find stuff for me.
I've been restoring 71-3 stangs for 15 years, and I've gotten some crappy parts from the local place, and am less than impressed with them, even though I worked there when I was at UCONN. I have to say their worst was the south american made suspension parts that lasted 3k miles before I had to replace them again.

sigtauenus
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From: Va Beach
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posted 08-27-2002 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I too would like to see some options for the upper air vents on the interior of 67-68 fastbacks. You can find them on ebay for sale, but usually the problem is that the chrome is crappy more so than the fiberglass breaking. The way they are attached, you can't even pull the chrome off and have it rechromed...no way to reinstall it.

How about a repro dash clock for 67-68 or even a repro tachometer?

How about a rear defroster for 67-68 fastbacks? Impossible to find, even on ebay (they are always for a coupe).

pony boy
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From: n.y. n.y.
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posted 08-28-2002 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pony boy        Reply w/Quote
How about reasonably priced rally pacs?I mean come on it's only a tach and a clock.

indyphil
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From: Senoia, G.A. USA
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posted 08-28-2002 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
clocks shouldnt be too hard should they?
I think there seems to be a general desire for console parts and dash parts.

kid vishus
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posted 08-28-2002 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
I have to agree with the dash pad for a 69-70 that doesnt cost you your first borne child. I would also like to be able to find a repro, the part of the interior trim of a 70 fastback that goes right under the rear qrtr window, and extends to the floor. Not sure what it is called, but mine was tore when some a-hole broke into my car, and I have yet to see ony repro's offered. BUT, I havent looked for awhile either, so, maybe they have started making them.

Tom G
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posted 12-14-2003 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom G        Reply w/Quote
67/68 Fold down seat parts and full rear 1/4 panels for a 67 FB.

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pmhvps
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posted 12-14-2003 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps        Reply w/Quote
I need everything for a 68 Coupe.......thats not rusted.........lol.

Tea'sGrabber
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posted 12-15-2003 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber        Reply w/Quote
MELLOWYELLOW..... I've got your dampner.... I happen to have it and the untouched crank it came on... It has to be the C-8 because those are the #'s on the 4V cylinder heads that are on my car... I have no need for it as the one I used had to be SFI.... E-mail me @ work and I'll go get it out of the shop. [email protected]

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70SportsRoof
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-15-2003 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
Lately, the stainless part glued to the back of the door glass on a '70 fastback, the part that has the rubber strip that seals against the quarter window.

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cobraii351
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From: Altoona, PA
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posted 12-16-2003 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351        Reply w/Quote
Hey guys YOU do have it pretty good. None of you are trying to restore a Mustang II. With the exception of most of the "Cobra II" parts SOME of the weatherstriping, and a handfull of other parts the II guys get nothing. Oh I forgot, we can get all kinds of after market front suspension parts too. Beyond that it's NOS, used, or SOL.... Usually SOL

Tim

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66HIPO&more
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posted 12-16-2003 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more        Reply w/Quote
64.5 lock knobs.
Small pieces, but significant to a concours restoration.
Enjoying this thread, thanks Steve and Rick.

J.

johnmustang
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posted 12-16-2003 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang        Reply w/Quote
One of the hardest and non-reproduced parts for a 65 fastback is, the 7 piece molding set that ties the top and bottom interior panels together, especially the two small end caps. They are impossible to find. If anybody does see some or knows of any please let me know.

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66HIPO&more
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posted 12-17-2003 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more        Reply w/Quote
Oh Yeah! Another Part I just remembered...

1968 convertible trim that holds the top cover/boot down. 68's don't have snaps like 67.

Have seen a set on ebay for $375!! for two little pieces of metal! so for the time being our 68 has 67 snaps.

J.

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