Progress Thread 2nd Fox Body - car show season is here!

Rdub6

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Are you going to do the moldings too Dub?
No, just the mirrors and door handles. I think I’m going to try doing the handles while they’re on the car, rather than dealing with those rivets. The appear to be original, so I don’t want to mess with them.
 
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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Did some prep work on the door handles tonight. Need more paint. I’ve been using the Rustoleum Trim and Bumper paint and I like it. I know SEM is the favorite here, but this stuff does a nice job IMO.
Went to Ace and Auto Zone- both out of stock. I’ll have to run to the depot when I get a chance so I can finish this up!
Hopefully red scotchbrite was enough of a scuff on these parts?
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Rdub6

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I know they all look like this, but I’m so glad I got rid of the body color on these mirrors and handles! Ties in nicely with the black 5.0 badges I added a while ago.
5 lugs, bigger brakes and some black wheels, and I’ll be done.......... nope, never done!
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Rdub6

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Picked up a nice matching pair of the inside mirror bezels on eBay. Painted them and they went in with the mirrors when I reinstalled.
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Here is what was there:
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If anybody needs a good 79-86 (driver side) or an 87 up (passenger) with an extra hole in it, let me know.
 
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I know they all look like this, but I’m so glad I got rid of the body color on these mirrors and handles! Ties in nicely with the black 5.0 badges I added a while ago.
5 lugs, bigger brakes and some black wheels, and I’ll be done.......... nope, never done!
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@Rdub6, since your at it, those lock cylinders should be black too! ;) Looks good!
 

Rdub6

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@Rdub6, since your at it, those lock cylinders should be black too! ;) Looks good!
Thanks Blake!
I was debating on the locks. I do use the key to unlock it on the occasion I drive it to work, or up to a store. I was thinking the black paint would easily start to chip and look even worse?
 

Rdub6

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@Rdub6, since your at it, those lock cylinders should be black too! ;) Looks good!

Since you’re in the business, would you recommend the same “trim” paint to be used for the lock cylinders if I do paint them? Or something better? I just don’t want to see it peeling or chipping off in a week!
Scuff them with the red scotchbrite and spray?
 

Rdub6

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Been doing a lot of research on springs lately. I’m going after this 5 lug/brake upgrade/ lowering thing, and I want to do it right!
I know the Eibach pro kit and the H&R sports from MM are two quality kits. But I keep seeing pics of @Mstng93SSP cars with the Eibachs. From the pics I see, the ride height is pretty much the same on all three, and they look perfect! So I can figure that’s what I’d get as well! Unless someone can tell me I’d get the exact same look with the H&R (for $50 less) I think I’ve made up my mind on springs!
 

Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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The H&R might, but for the trouble it takes to swap springs I would go with what you know will give you the ride height you are looking for. It's only $50.

Chris
 
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Just for reference I have pro kit rear springs with 275/40/17 M/T street comp , about 1-1/4" gap from the top of the tire to the wheel well lip.
Fronts are coil-overs 235/45/17.
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In the meantime, I had these shipped to my doorstep. I have to say I was a little skeptical at first about almost $200 for these. But after seeing them, they are solid, well made, and all hardware, including brake line adapters included! Money well spent on North Race Car brackets!
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These things have been around since Christ was a corporal and in all of that time, I've never heard a disparaging word about them.
 
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These things have been around since Christ was a corporal and in all of that time, I've never heard a disparaging word about them.
So I have been trying to figure out how long ago that is, cir. 0 B.C., or before the 7 days of creation?
Either way, it’s a strong recommendation.
 

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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A while back I took the nasty looking map pocket off of the passenger side, and just put the back part of it back on (pretty much a map pocket delete, but it still has the button).
Today I finally got around to doing the drivers side!
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