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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2022, 06:08:57 AM »
Annnnnd more pics.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2022, 07:04:37 AM »
More pics

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2022, 05:57:10 PM »
Coming along nicely Geoff.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2022, 12:08:04 PM »
So all of these bits off the KR were lightly blasted then painted satin black to keep the rust at bay, Iím guessing some of these bits should not be finished that way and would be grateful if the knowledgeable folk here could advise the bits that are wrong so I can finish correctly
About to start reassembly next week.
As always, thanks in advance.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2022, 01:14:02 PM »
Rear brake drums  were cast iron

Engine brackets and bolts are bare steel

The cups for the front turn signals were gold dichromate (plated)

The power steering drag link was bate steel

The power steering ram bracket was cast iron
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2022, 07:57:05 AM »
Rear brake drums  were cast iron

Engine brackets and bolts are bare steel

The cups for the front turn signals were gold dichromate (plated)

The power steering drag link was bate steel

The power steering ram bracket was cast iron

Thanks Pete, saved me hours and hors of trying to work it out!

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2022, 07:02:55 AM »
Finally.....after all that pulling apart, endless research, blown budget and skinned knuckles, starting to put 4159 back together and it feels good, it will all be worth it in the end. The guy under the car isn't me that's my helper mate.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2022, 07:08:02 AM »
rest of pics, remember I'm  not going for concours just a quality resto :)

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2022, 11:54:54 AM »
Even though not going for concours, just by restoring original parts, it usually takes minimal extra effort to do them the correct finish.

Do the rear wheel wells have sound deadener?
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« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2022, 02:17:45 PM »
Even though not going for concours, just by restoring original parts, it usually takes minimal extra effort to do them the correct finish.

I can attest to that.  I did a non-concours level restoration on my car,6S1134, and found it was very easy to restore finishes on original parts.  Very cost effective as well.  Plus, the guidance from folks here, like Charles, Bob, Jeff, etc., saved a lot of experimentation and time.

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2022, 02:30:05 PM »
Why are you using rusty old brake hardware when new stuff is under $10?
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1968,mustang,7.0l+428cid+v8,1132366,brake+&+wheel+hub,drum+brake+hardware+kit,1752

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2022, 03:46:50 PM »
I can attest to that.  I did a non-concours level restoration on my car,6S1134, and found it was very easy to restore finishes on original parts.  Very cost effective as well. ............

Yes since you have to refinish the parts anyway might as well replicate the original finish especially on the paint and unibody. Everything else is bolt on or off after that. Also may help later when it comes time to move on or may expand options, going forward with the car.

As always good luck with your choices. Make them wisely and own them
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2022, 07:51:58 AM »
Maybe a stupid question, but why were the interior floorpans not repainted back green ?? 

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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2022, 03:15:45 PM »
Maybe a stupid question, but why were the interior floorpans not repainted back green ??

Maybe they made that choice since those areas will not be seen normally once the car is assembled. Plus painters are often more comfortable about controlling/limiting overspray and the like

Just one possibility that hopefully was not copied under the car
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Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2022, 09:16:06 AM »
Why are you using rusty old brake hardware when new stuff is under $10?
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1968,mustang,7.0l+428cid+v8,1132366,brake+&+wheel+hub,drum+brake+hardware+kit,1752

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because I got 2 beers for that $10- I saved....but really, the parts were in good shape completely functional and maybe even were made in the USA, replacements parts would remain unseen and shiny but maybe would come out of China. Also being in Australia means 2-6 weeks freight time at best, I have purchased 100's of parts and cost of part is doubled by freight, tripled with exchange rate, not relevant for $10- or an individual item but on $30k of parts comes into the overall approach, not so much for cost but just practicality from overseas and getting the car back together in a timely way.