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The Lounge / Re: 51 year owner
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:49:41 PM »
I ordered/bought my first new car in Nov. ‘66. Just graduated HS in June ‘66.Brand new 1967 Galaxie 2 dr. 428,4 speed. Delivered to the Chicago Ford dealer I worked at (beginning July ‘66,)in Jan. ‘67....just in time for the infamous Chicago snow storm. 18 years old and crazy as hell...raced it @ US 30 Gary,Ind in ET brackets,did a little street racing,a little drive-in movies, ::) and so on...
I still have it. Never let it out of my sight. Had a 427 MR for a while after 428 expired  >:(

I continued as dealer tech full time for 43 more years and part-time until about 2012.
The ‘67 Galaxie is still in my garage waiting for me.....hope I make it

Some repo windshields are not as thick as originals.

Yes,and I have an original dated 6F that is .200 in. And an original 7D that is .300 in

Just how thin are the repo ones? A friend of mine picked up his repo and said it was VERY light compared to his original...

Are early,pre ‘67,different thickness than later?

This original windshield is .300 thick. So far,most of my polishing has made a huge difference. Some spots are harder to remove and I believe it is from hard water drying in the sun......
Lots of elbow grease and buffer time but I am going with the ORIGINAL glass!

Not Restoring to compete in shows,but trying to preserve my ‘68 GT 350 convertible instead of replacing everything with new/repo just to be “pretty”,for lack of better description. New ,correct paint,top and mechanicals. Original seats,(very,very nice,not perfect)and many NOS Ford parts when needed. All other glass is very nice and will be re-used. I just spent many hours cleaning,buffing the original windshield to about 85%....not perfect,but every mile this car has racked up was with this I nuts to keep it? Every time I replace an original part with repo I feel I have cheated the car....crazy,I know.

Parts For Sale / Original 68 Mustang AM-FM $250 + shipping sold
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:43:52 PM »
soldHad this for years saving for 68 that got the factory AM instead. Can not guarantee it will work 100%. Connected to speaker,old antenna,and power and got garbled/scratchy sounds. Looks good and has correct numbers. Includes knobs and mount as shown. $250 + shipping.

SAAC-45 / Re: Penske buys Indy - track and race series
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »
Damn,and I was going to buy late,dollar short. MANY dollars  ;D

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Best repo outside door handles?
« on: November 01, 2019, 10:50:11 AM »
The pair I have here I struggled to get installed and found the tapped holes are not the correct angle...not willing to modify the door for Chinese handle. I see Branda sells a set “made in USA”. Anybody used those or others that fit correctly?

The Lounge / Re: Does anyone know what
« on: October 28, 2019, 12:50:33 PM »
I think it had a few “flaws” that,when added together may have soured it.
 #1 Green is not at the top of choices
#2 Missing parts under hood....smog,heat shield/S tube,etc
#3 Not original 4 speed car. Quality of change-over?

Just my thoughts. I think there are some mediocre cars being “flushed” and that brings average prices down for cars that just need more $ spent. Want a great car to own/drive/show ? Grab one now. Want an investment that will give huge return in short time? Not now.......

Concours Talk / Re: 68 air cleaner finish
« on: October 27, 2019, 06:49:13 PM »
I use the factory Harley-Davidson black krinkle. Every one can get different results ,but I follow directions.
Hint: Walk in backwards ,with pants down.........typical  HD pricing. Very high quality ,typical HD.

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Chicago
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:46:59 PM »
Maybe he had his first “romantic” experience in one like it  ;D

Or,maybe  figured NOW is the time.....
Can’t say how many bad gambles I have made......
Survived so a few....lose a few
A well advertised auction will bring in serious buyers.

Up For Auction / Re: 68 KR 500 Convertible
« on: October 25, 2019, 06:06:46 PM »
Well,around here the term “auction” is like “swap meet” to most. Attend only to try for some chance to “steal”an item.I do the same on Ebay,throwing in a lowball bid ,”just-in-case” popcorn and a common interest brings most out. The only way ,I believe, to get serious bids is going with the best advertised ,on-line,auctions.
 After dragging a lot of my treasures to swap meets only to deal with people that are not serious,I started listing/selling with local auction company with world wide web system. Drop it off.......they mail a check. GONE! Only good for large,popular items,not small detail itmes. Many ways to sell our collections........

Up For Auction / Re: 68 KR 500 Convertible
« on: October 25, 2019, 10:15:13 AM »
Must have been more than one interested person/bidder to arrive at that price. I hope there was a LOT of bidders.

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Chicago
« on: October 24, 2019, 07:46:56 PM »
A fake? Or what % orig?

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