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67BarryStang
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From: Middletown, NY,USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-07-2002 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67BarryStang   Click Here to Email 67BarryStang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all, just found site and glad to be here.
I have the Pony emblems and M U S T A N G letters for the front fenders. There are no existing holes, is there such a thing as a template to drill the holes in the proper places? Also, I am in the Middletown NY area, are their any junkyards around with any old mustangs that anyone is aware of? I am looking for a replacement drive shaft for a 289 auto and a turn signal hood. Thanks
BU

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justgota65
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From: Plainfield IL
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-07-2002 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justgota65   Click Here to Email justgota65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmmm. I haven't been doing mustangs long so I dont know about EXACT placement. But for drilling the holes here is what I did on my Ranchero. Its prety simple. (I have two different methods)

Take a piece of card board from a shipping box that some new parts came in :-)

Press the emblem (or pony) into the cardboard so that the posts make an indentation.

Then I take a small nail set or even better like a 1/8" drill and knock the holes in that card board.

I then put the emblem back on the cardboard and draw a line that is straight across the bottom of the emblem (this is for leveling the hole prior to drilling)

Now tape the cardboard to the body panel and level it (to the body not the ground). hold in place with some 3/4 or 1" masking tape.

Use a center punch totap the centers of where you want to drill... and off to the races.

For the Mustang lettering (I had FORD letterd for the hood and Rear panel) I repeated the process on 4 individual pieces, then taped, measured, re-meaured, backed up and look, moved and retaped till i thought they looked good.

A good trick with lettering (if close together. Is to run this same process, even outlining the letters with a pencil on construction paper or on cardboard, so that you can "see" it.

Hope this helps.

Ron

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SuperDave
Gearhead

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From: Tacoma, WA USA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 01-07-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperDave   Click Here to Email SuperDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made my own template using an old wrecked fender that had the holes in it already.

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cynot65
Gearhead

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From: New York
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 01-08-2002 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the best site on the web!!! Ron and Dave both have interesting ways to achieve the goal but I just wanted to say hello and to let you know that if there is a question to be asked, the people here can answer it. Have fun and again welcome!
Tony C*

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69_sportsroof
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From: Camino Calif (yeah, it does snow here)
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-09-2002 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69_sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69_sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
all of my fenders have the emblems on the headstock...strats and teles...sorry couldn't resist
Jay

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 01-09-2002 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are using repo pin letters-65/6 GT and 67, dont count on getting straight letters EVEN if you use an old fender as a template. The one's that I have used are just not quite the same as original. I went through a large stash of used originals in order to find some GOOD originals. As it was, I had to use contact cement on a couple. They've been on car for 3 yrs. A used fender is the best source for template. better than the template from suppliers-just my experience with pin letters, for what it's worth.

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67BarryStang
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From: Middletown, NY,USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-10-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67BarryStang   Click Here to Email 67BarryStang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the recommendations
BU

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 01-11-2002 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leave them off looks cleaner


Put them in the glove box lol

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-11-2002 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AKBOSSMAN:
Leave them off looks cleaner


Put them in the glove box lol


Couldn't agree more. Leaving side stuff, script & emblems off of 68 along with letters on decklid. Put them in the "chrome box"!

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