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Old 04-06-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Since I know we recently have had some o crap moments with our installs I thought I'd try posting this up as an idea. If we get enough stuff on it I'll change it to a sticky so our members will have a common knowledge base to draw from.

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Activity (Springs, intake manifold, control arms, fuel injectors, etc.)
Year and Model (if it covers a range put the range down if you know it)
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I'd post it up in a pdf or word document as an attachment, pictures are a plus. If you don't want to type that up or it's a simple task feel free to type it into the post body, but it needs to stay on one post length. After this gets rolling I'll put in a table of contents for post numbers to topics.

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Driveline
Blowfish shift bracket for 5.0 w/MGW (11-14) - (Post 27)

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Springs/Strut Install (2005-2014 Coupe) - (Post #3)

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Oracle Halo Install (2010-2012, useful for other lights) - (Post #2)

Faux Gas Cap Install (2013 - 2014) - (Post#13)

Aerocatch Hood Pin Install (All Years) - (Post 26)
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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Oracle Halo Install
2010-2012 Halogen Lamps (Procedure can be used for other lights)
Difficulty: 5
Time: 6-8 hours
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File Type: pdf Oracle Halo Ring Installation DIY.pdf (1.05 MB, 6 views)
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Springs/Strut Install
2005-2014 Mustang Coupe (2011 shown)
Difficulty:6
Time: 4-6 hours
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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This is a good idea. Maybe make it a sticky?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #5
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I'll roll up my faux cap install into a PDF...
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Here's a thread with a bunch: http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...tech-info.html
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I'll go through those and convert them to make it a more searchable format.

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I'll roll up my faux cap install into a PDF...
That would be awesome. I made mine in Word using a 2 column table to keep the pictures from jumping all over the place.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:40 PM   #8
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This is a great idea! I'll see if I can put some together in my spare time.
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I can put one up about changing the drive axles and ball joints in a Subaru...
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I guess it will help Alan and New Steve lol. anybody else have a subie?
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I guess it will help Alan and New Steve lol. anybody else have a subie?
I had a "79 Subaru Station Wagon Deluxe in high school that I drove through a ramp I made.....Yep, drove through it. 3/4" plywood and cinder blocks aren't that strong....LMAO
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My 13+ faux cap write up
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Here are some additional tips while doing this project

If you have a GT500 wing or other aftermarket wing that extends past the trunk lid, you will have difficulty working the panel off from the top. Attempt to remove the bottom right tab first, then work along the bottom. This seems to be more ideal as it causes less stress on the plastic tabs.

approx pin locations:
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If you can get some leverage on the panel, sliding a screwdriver in and pushing the tip of the tab back, will release it easier, with less chance or breakage. The tabs are "U" shaped and there's not much to push on
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V6 OWNERS-Your workable area to stick the new cap to is much less than the GT cut out area.
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SHADED AREA=GT cut out
CHROME RING (between tape and shaded area)=V6 cut out
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GT OWNERS-When grinding the area to smooth out the domed area, it is best to use a cone-shaped or spherical grinding stone. Due to the small area to be leveled, your dremel is not going to give you much room to maneuver and you will have very little contact with the surface otherwise.
A cone-shaped/spherical grinding stone should double your contact area and provide you with a smoother and easier cut. The normal sanding bits will have a tendency to dig and bite and will take longer to work the surface.
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Clint, is the concept here that you can search the thread for the relevant post? If so, maybe we should work on creating a master list of what is included in the thread in the first post (similar to the member list) so that people know if their search is relevant and what the keywords would be?

I'll jump on it but I just wanted to make sure that was a good idea before I started editing.
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Clint, is the concept here that you can search the thread for the relevant post? If so, maybe we should work on creating a master list of what is included in the thread in the first post (similar to the member list) so that people know if their search is relevant and what the keywords would be?

I'll jump on it but I just wanted to make sure that was a good idea before I started editing.
That was my intent, we just didn't have anything to put in the ToC yet when I made it. I was going to put the post number next to the topic, maybe a link if possible.
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Fresh. Well now that we're on the same page we can make it happen buddy. I think a link is possible as well; good idea there.

EDIT: Oh, stickied the thread and I'm going to send you a PM on the linking.
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New here and want to look at the halo ring install but it won't let me. any suggestions?
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New here and want to look at the halo ring install but it won't let me. any suggestions?
I can email it to you if you want to post your email address.
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New here and want to look at the halo ring install but it won't let me. any suggestions?
Or get it from the AM website, except they butchered it after I sent it to them, somehow screwed up a copy/paste. Now that's talented.
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