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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 01-05-2002 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hey '68 owners,
Rec'ved this emaul today, can anyone assist me on this one as my July built did not come with them.
Got a photos or suggeston I can pass on.
sam

Subject: car pics. interior
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 23:29:17 -0500

Hello from the boston area. am in need of a model, I am ready to put in the new pillar pads at the windshield and have forgotten how they are supposed to look. I was wondering if you might have some close up shots that you would email to me. Most interested in a shot where pad meets dash area (close up) and how the edge relates to the windshield gasket. If you can help its greatly appreciated. Thanks

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 01-05-2002 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put the clips back in-like doorpanel clips and press back on. Lower part should come down to the dash pad. After that- well, they're not that precise. Strange-my 68 was an early one, that according to the Marti report was built right after strike ended. It doesn't have them.

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davids68
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From: Louisville, KY, United States M&M # 351
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posted 01-05-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like mellow said on the clips. The pointed end with the screw hole is the top.

David

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 01-06-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys I'll copy your replies and froward..oddly this is one of the items dropped after the strike.
sam

Maybe we can put our heads together and come up wit a list of before and after items..
interest?
sam

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-06-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We touched on this before. Not all of them did not have pillar pads after the strike.Some did, for a time. This is one of the things that Jim Smart alluded to in his opinion editorial about judging for MCA, etc. There were so many variations from 3 different plants. Mine is California. But at some point, Ford DID stop using pillar pads, lower dash pads and front and rear bumperettes. Mellow Yellow was NEVER drilled in the back for the rear guards and never had front ones,either-or pillar,lower dash pad. Metuchen built, June or July,'68. No doubt it was a cost cutting factor and they just used them up or whatever. Another one is seat belt type on cpe and fastback. At some point in the model run, the 289 blocks began appearing with 302 cast in the lifter galley. Mellow Yellow had that on a matching # BLOCK. Also, have seen early 68's with plaid trunk mat but the judges want to see the ugly {opinion} speckled mat. Middle finger, judge! LMAO!! Viva la RESTOMOD!!

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-06-2002 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Pete,
Be nice and clarify your point Not all judges are Concours oriented.

Mike

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-06-2002 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry,Mike! Wipe the scuff marks off your toes-didn't mean to step on them. LOL! I was talking about what Jim Smart mentioned about mfring differences between 3 different plants, "attitudes of workers" as he put it. When people refer to concours judging, as HE did, they think of originality. I answered Sam's post about variations during the 68 run which I believe would be original. The middle finger remark was in jest-shouldn't have done that! Note what I said about restomod??? Go jump on Jim Smart man! He's the originator of "restomod"! LOL I merely mentioned his 'observations' Meant nothing personal about MCA judges and none of this had anything to do with modified. When you read the article, you'll get the point. I agree with most of what he says and am sure you would too as you don't hold tight to originality. I don't know what modified judges look for other than workmanship, cleanliness, etc. In closing he comments about concours judges: "They need to be fair, unbiased and structured around the way these cars were assembled to begin with, flaws and all." These are his opinions. Do agree with 2nd part of that. Sorry for long post. Like smiles better than frowns LOL!

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