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Old 06-06-2014, 10:03 AM   #41
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Thanks.... hoping I wasn't going crazy
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #42
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Don't know how I missed this thread. I remember you talking about just picking up a T-Top in my build thread.

You're way past me! Hahaha. The car looks great, and your progress on it is amazing. Keep it up!

Oh.. and much like you, I've never seen a working hood light.

Consider me signed up to watch this project grow!
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #43
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Nothing super exciting to report, but I did finally get my new fog lights installed. Here's a pic taken before I waxed it, with the old headlights, and no fog lights, compared with how it looks now.



If you've never replaced your fogs, the brackets for the repros have a tab that either needs to be ground off, or you have to reuse your old ones. Maybe the later GTs have a tab that helps it line up, but the 1987 doesn't. Here's a picture of the repro so you can see what I'm talking about. That tab that sticks up isn't on the original.





Also, I replaced my driver's side door handle bezel.

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Took it for a cruise for a couple hours tonight.

Not really a big deal, but the rubber pad on the clutch pedal cracked and fell off.

Every time I drive it, something breaks, LOL.

Guess it's part of the "charm" of a 27 year old car!

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Just stumbled upon this thread. Congrats on the Fox. Good luck with the rest of you restoration.
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Thanks! I'm having a blast with this car. It's been a while since I had anything to wrench on. It's fun to get into it again.
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Every time I drive it, something breaks, LOL.

Guess it's part of the "charm" of a 27 year old car!

I can relate to that struggle all too well lol.
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Congrats! Looks like you are enjoying wrenching on your new Mustang. Makes me miss my Fox
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Replaced the old fan today.

The original was stamped Feb. 10 1987.

I kept reading stories of fans giving out and taking the radiator with them when they go, so I figured go ahead and replace it.

Here's the old one:

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Oh yeah, and I replaced the broken clutch pedal pad.

$7.99!
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Your plastic fan seems very familiar too me... Glad I found mine before it found my hood!

I've never had much luck getting those pads to stay on... Any tips?
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Your plastic fan seems very familiar too me... Glad I found mine before it found my hood!

I've never had much luck getting those pads to stay on... Any tips?
I don't know how well this one will stay on. I haven't driven the car much since.

I'll be curious also if it stays on.
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I don't know how well this one will stay on. I haven't driven the car much since.

I'll be curious also if it stays on.
I'm curious why you decided on a plastic replacement instead of a metal, since you're sticking with the mechanical fan?

I'm going to be switching over to an electric eventually, but the metal fan does me well.
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Hadn't really thought about it, but I'm good with keeping it as stock as possible right now I guess. The plastic fan worked for 27 years, this one should be good for a while.

If the motor ever goes bye bye, I'll definitely do heads, cam, and intake, and do all the other stuff around it to support the extra performance.

I've danced this dance too many times before, I'm ready to just have a car to enjoy and drive instead of it being in pieces all the time!
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Not much new to report. Just been driving it and enjoying it.

I did buy an extra set of T-Tops.

I know it sounds crazy, but I have this irrational fear of something breaking and not being able to find either a replacement, or parts for the broken T-top mechanism.

Plus, this new set looks to be in better shape than mine anyway. The previous owner had sunshade things that were stuck on the underside of the T-Tops. Over the years, the rubber ate the tint, so when I remove the sunshades, it left 4 round spots where the rubber suction cups were.

This new set looks to be in much better shape judging by the pictures. We'll see for sure in a few days.
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You might check your ignition switch, I know you just replaced it, but if the electronic part got stuck, might cause a hang up as well, like if you held the key on too long.

I had the opposite issue, I had to rotate the key slightly backwards after starting to get the accessories to turn on, turned out be the electrical connection in the ignition switch, but it was a simple, non-mechanical fix, which might be a good place to start, idk


very common problem and iirc was the subject of a recall back in the day.
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Got my spare set of T-Tops in today. They are in great shape, much better than my stock ones. Paint is better, and no weird stains on the tint.

There's no key though, so I'll have to replace the locks, I already found a new set.

The seals are actually better too, I'll probably put these on whenever I wash the car. That way I wont have to line the seats with towels to soak up all the water that leaks in during the wash!

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Got my spare set of T-Tops in today. They are in great shape, much better than my stock ones. Paint is better, and no weird stains on the tint.

There's no key though, so I'll have to replace the locks, I already found a new set.

The seals are actually better too, I'll probably put these on whenever I wash the car. That way I wont have to line the seats with towels to soak up all the water that leaks in during the wash!

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That's what they make big black trash bags for. I carry spares
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Ha! Great idea!
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I finally tried out that touch up paint I got a few months ago. It's not perfect, and while the paint is correct, it doesn't match exactly because of 27 year of fading, but it's better than it was, and a WHOLE lot cheaper than a paint job!

I need to buy some more cans, I had enough to do some of the worst spots. I'll probably end up doing all of the titanium lower section eventually.

Here's what it looks like now. A whole lot better than huge ugly yellow spots!



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