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    So while I wait on Jegs to exchange my broken Water Temp gauge, this week I started getting prepped for my 5-lug conversion...well sort of anyway. I started to prep my 17" steel wheels for paint. https://youtu.be/ZDPgV1zDc4c

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    It's like every time I get something fixed on the gauge pod, something else malfunctions...https://youtu.be/iNqmn8uVg5k

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrEFI View Post
    Yeah, your odds of finding an early F/Z in a good color are NOT good.
    This is my '79 F/Z with a non-beige color. I remember that beige color back then. I don't know what we were thinking back in the '70s, but I do know that I probably had a pair of bell-bottomed pants (and platform shoes) in that exact same plaid color as what's in the interior of his Futura. ;-)

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    Your wheel/tire combo looks spot on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8sixfan View Post
    Your wheel/tire combo looks spot on!
    Thanks! I've got those wheels put away for the winter and have a set of 16-inch 1995 Mustang GT standard wheels on right now.

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    Also, I still have those plaid front buckets and rear bench seat. The seats in there now are beige-ish/brownish vinyl. I know the Age of Plaid seats aren't going back into the interior of this FairStang because I'm going to restomod it for the most part with a mix of '86 Mustang GT and other parts inside. And also because plaid brings back too many memories of my teen years in the late 1970s. ;-)

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    Yea, those are exactly my seats!

    Here's the latest update on my build. Not much this week. I'd say hopefully the next 1.5 months will end up being a huge turning point for my car though, especially thanks to a member on this forum.

    https://youtu.be/p1nRiejE6cs

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    Ashtray gauge pod is finally complete! https://youtu.be/wEbhadX6eEg

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    I'm up for input on my venture into the 5-lug swap - https://youtu.be/Mv8aiKl3Sbg

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    Dropped the fuel tank today! https://youtu.be/SnbDyris1XQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8sixfan View Post
    I'm up for input on my venture into the 5-lug swap - https://youtu.be/Mv8aiKl3Sbg
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...version-Thread

    Can I assume that you've taken a look at the above thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmatt View Post
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...version-Thread

    Can I assume that you've taken a look at the above thread?
    Yes. Been through it several times. There's very little info on Ranger front Rotors. Luckily I was able to by-pass all of that since Erratic50 sold me his old set-up. Also if you watched the video, I mention how I had mis-read some other info from that thread (though I don't actually reference the thread itself), thinking that the axle I bought was 1.25" wider total than stock...rather it's 1.25" wider on either side.

    I hope to have it mocked up by the end of the month though.

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    So you have the front set up? I put '87+ GT front spindles/calipers/rotors on mine, but I stayed 4 lug. I think all I would need for 5 lug is Mark VII rotors. This gives the larger 11" discs. I also added the GT sway bars front and rear while I was under there.
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    I have the parts, they're not on yet. Hypothesizing that I'll need to run some spacers, but I know a good place to get some 7/32" spacers that are 5 on 4.5" if need be. Going to mock it up without first.

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    Fuel gauge works again! https://youtu.be/h3KlLgkdM6E

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    Going to try and pick these up today for the car! https://youtu.be/pIu6tXZyLEA

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    Looks like a good shop, I need to call them with my heads and get a quote. Thanks!
    Mike

    Now stang-less.

    88 Cougar 5.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcb82gt View Post
    Looks like a good shop, I need to call them with my heads and get a quote. Thanks!
    Do it, tell them I sent ya! You're now like the third one to say something similar. Heck if I send enough people their way, they might get you a discount!

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    Check it out! I drove my Fairmont to work on Friday - https://youtu.be/2-Do3rOH7hw

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    What valve springs did you wind up installing on the heads? Thanks Grant.
    Mike

    Now stang-less.

    88 Cougar 5.0

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    Coming along! Good to see it on the road!
    Brad

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    Went with stock valve springs since I have zero intention of doing a cam swap on the budget build. I'm going to run out of money anyway. I was wanting to do some 1.7 Rockers, but I don't think that will end up being in the budget either. The way things are looking right now, is I probably end up in the 5-10% over budget range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8sixfan View Post
    Went with stock valve springs since I have zero intention of doing a cam swap on the budget build. I'm going to run out of money anyway. I was wanting to do some 1.7 Rockers, but I don't think that will end up being in the budget either. The way things are looking right now, is I probably end up in the 5-10% over budget range.
    200-400 over, I still consider that a success. Keep it up.
    Mike

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    https://youtu.be/90vGkelem4g?list=PL...bjNanCciDvnkSc

    The 8.8 rear axle swap is underway!

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