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Post by 78StangII on May 1st 2011, 9:18 am

T.Hadley wrote:Where did you buy your carpet, yours looks like it fit really nice, we just tried to install the carpet we got from Stock Interiors, and it is not so good and 1" short at the sill plates

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I got mine from Stock Interiors also. I can't believe you were short. I had to trim a lot off to get mine to fit right. Especially at the firewall. The only gripe I had with mine was with the heel pad was sown in crooked. Other than that I had no problem with it.
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Post by T.Hadley on May 1st 2011, 3:21 pm

Yeah I'm not sure what the deal is, they were highly recommended, but what I received was not of a high quality, in fit or craftsmanship, right side was all matted together, big creases in the backing, and not from shipping, from the molding process.

I sent a e-mail off to them, we will see what kind off customer service they have.
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Post by 78StangII on May 1st 2011, 4:42 pm

Wow! Did the box have ACC on it. That's who they normally get there carpet from. My carpet was in two pieces as was for my Duster. ACC normal makes good quality carpet kits. I does seem like I heard they have new ownership. That may have something to do with it. IDK.
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Post by 78StangII on July 7th 2011, 1:58 pm

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, I've a lot of things going on. This week I got the hood, hood scoop and front fenders installed. I also started wet sanding of a few runs I had. I guess I'm going to have to sand off the paint in those areas and repaint it. It didn't take much sanding to go through and some of the runs are pretty bad. I think in the end this will be easier.
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Post by 78StangII on July 7th 2011, 2:06 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks great. Did you use spray can or gun?
It was a gun that I used.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 7th 2011, 2:24 pm

hey welcome back....
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Post by cac1967 on July 7th 2011, 8:42 pm

Car looks good from the pic's posted, can't wait to see some new pic's of the car together,I've alway's liked the 74-78 mustang's, especially the v8 car's and the cobra's !!
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Post by 78StangII on July 7th 2011, 9:23 pm

cac1967 wrote:Car looks good from the pic's posted, can't wait to see some new pic's of the car together,I've alway's liked the 74-78 mustang's, especially the v8 car's and the cobra's !!
Thanks. This project has gone on longer than it should have. I'm ready to finish it. This car was retired from weekend drag racing. It's a original V8 car but with a late 80's 5.0. The rear end is mini-spooled which I thought about leaving in. Not sure on that one yet.
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Post by cac1967 on July 7th 2011, 10:32 pm

It'll be a fun car when finished,keep up the great work,and all my project's go on longer than they should !!!!
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Post by retired plumber on July 7th 2011, 10:47 pm

^ ain't that the truth.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 9th 2011, 12:40 pm

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cac1967 wrote:The rear end is mini-spooled which I thought about leaving in. Not sure on that one yet.
Is that like a locker? Are you running a regular 8 inch gear and housing?
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Post by 78StangII on July 9th 2011, 1:30 pm

In a mini spool you weld the gears to where both axles turn at the same rate.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 9th 2011, 11:21 pm

78StangII wrote:In a mini spool you weld the gears to where both axles turn at the same rate.
On the street huh? Yikes! Gotta be dangerous for those with no experience with whatever form of posi-traction, let alone rear-wheel-drive. Could be fun though... Twisted Evil
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Post by 78StangII on July 10th 2011, 12:14 am

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:
78StangII wrote:In a mini spool you weld the gears to where both axles turn at the same rate.
On the street huh? Yikes! Gotta be dangerous for those with no experience with whatever form of posi-traction, let alone rear-wheel-drive. Could be fun though... Twisted Evil
Oh, loads of fun. It's not that bad. Just make sure you are going straight before you nail it. My Duster has a suregrip rear end which is almost the same as a posi.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 10th 2011, 3:22 am

And my Stang has "Traction Lock," which is also similar to Posi. Welded gears are a whole way more twitchy ballgame... AFAIK...

What about "pop-up" rain-showers? Yikes! unintentional donut city...
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Post by 78StangII on July 10th 2011, 10:02 am

I've really never had an issue driving it in the rain. You do have to be aware when you make a turn and starting off. Hell, I've gone side ways more in my Duster in the rain than I have the Mustang.lol The only thing I don't like about a mini-spool is having to make a tight turn. Your inside wheel is wanting to turn at the same rate as the outside. This causes the tire to hop a little.
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