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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even though I'm not crazy about spending money, I really enjoy gathering the parts for my Mustangs. Some of the parts are rare and it's more like a scavenger hunt to locate them, but it is fun when you start getting the stuff in.

It's cool seeing the beat up parts come off and the new or reconditioned parts go back on. It's like you are erasing the years off.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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mellowyellow
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posted 02-08-2002 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like Christmas, when the brown clad "santa" deliver's the goods! Sent away for a tilt column today-for my 68.

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70SportsRoof
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From: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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posted 02-08-2002 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the best thing is when you go to a swap meet and find a bunch of parts at dirt cheap prices. I picked up a set of '70 Mach I hubcaps, very good conditoin, for $25 for the set. Finding deals really makes my day, especially when it's a hard to find item that takes forever to find. I know exactly what Steve is talking about, I love to put that shiny new part on my car, it makes her look just a bit better.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 70SportsRoof:
I know exactly what Steve is talking about, I love to put that shiny new part on my car, it makes her look just a bit better.

Wouldn't it be cool to have time-elapse photography as the parts go on. Sort of like a 'Christine' movie thing.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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73trials
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From: New Orleans, La.
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posted 02-08-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last weekend i went to a salvage yard to get a spare tire holder for my truck, wound up leaving with a near perfect RUST FREE left fender for my '73 (a rare find in a Louisiana junkyard) and a flawless urethane front bumper. Spent $80 on the whole deal. Now that was fun! Never did get that spare tire carrier. Oh, well, guess i'll have to go back tomorrow!

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Jeff
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Registered: Mar 2001

posted 02-08-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you ever notice how your 'Stang runs better with a car wash? Fresh oil change?

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-09-2002 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes parts are always cool.
Parts for swap meet and bone yards are really cool.I have rear seat belts and door arm rest all kinds on Ford embelems.All from the bone yard.
I just keep looking at my car when the new parts are on.And as I drive around town I know every one else notices the parts too.Even if they are under the hood.

Jeff,it's a fact that your car runs better after a wash and oil change.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 02-09-2002 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One cannot have enough car parts!

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 02-09-2002 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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One cannot have enough car parts!

Ohhhhh, I don't want to be the party pooper, but I cannot agree with that! When I look in my yard and the pile of parts is larger than my car, I have a sinking feeling
On a more positive note, cars -- and bikes even more so -- always run better on a full tank. I've sworn by this all my life 'cos it's TRUE!

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-09-2002 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the stash that is clean, and it's a lot! is in the guest room. Large items like consoles across the bed plus boxees of stuff. Nice part is, THERE'S NO ROOM FOR GUESTS!!

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Fastback68
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posted 02-09-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I have three spare windshields, and there's only one place to keep them, on the double bed in the guest room! I also have few guests these days

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7DMACH1
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posted 02-09-2002 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes you never can have enough parts. Story of my life, 3.5 mil. and still don't have anything in stock{or so the techs say} LOL RAY

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70SportsRoof
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posted 02-09-2002 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Instead of the guest room, maybe we should call them parts rooms. I know if I had it my way I'd have shelves in the spare room full of cleaned parts for all my cars and trucks.

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1970 Deluxe SportsRoof (63B), (2)46 Ford trucks, 47 Ford truck, 57 Ford Fairlane 500 4dr, '72 Olds Vista Cruiser, '88 Bronco II...you can never have too many cars

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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 02-10-2002 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NEW parts ARE always cool . OOppsss gotta go I can hear the parts catalogs calling me. Got to order some more parts. Saying to self, with 2 cars to redo seems that is all I am doing is ordering parts. Now what was wrong with that?.

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