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Old 02-06-2022, 07:02 AM
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My harness is actually starting life as 1963 Galaxie underdash, front lighting, and engine harnesses. It has a similar fuse box and firewall plugs as the Cobra. I have 64 Falcon wiring bits for the heater / defroster. Im harvesting wire ends from other scrap 1965 Mustang harnesses that I have. The rest is wiring and bullets from British Wiring to tie the Ford wiring into the Lucas lights and switches. Its a lot of splicing and fabricating, but it will fit my car and should (with the help of the Lord and lots of continuity checks) get power from the battery to its intended target.
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Old 02-07-2022, 01:51 PM
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Wow, that is some serious work. Bravo on that!
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Old 02-27-2022, 03:28 PM
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Got the dash covered today.
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Old 02-27-2022, 06:02 PM
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Hey nice dash.
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Old 02-27-2022, 06:15 PM
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John,

If my car turns out 1/2 as nice as yours, Ill be a happy man.
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Old 02-27-2022, 06:20 PM
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Stacy, me thinks you've surpassed me already, or certainly will.

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Old 02-27-2022, 06:23 PM
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We’ll have the 2 nicest dark green 289 replica cars around, for sure.
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Old 02-27-2022, 10:30 PM
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Very nice looking dash panel!

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Old 05-22-2022, 04:52 PM
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I recently picked up a Shelley 12 DL jack on eBay UK for $12.00 (shipping was $40). Followed a couple of old threads on here regarding their restoration to disassemble and clean it. I took Armrers & LMHs suggestion to replace the worn out and pitted caged ball bearing with a roller bearing and shims from McMaster Carr. Got it all reassembled and started the difficult task of finding a curved saddle. After deciding not to waste an entire jack for the saddle, I figured I would try to fab one up. I took a couple of pieces of 1 flat bar, bent them to a curve that looked correct, and welded them together. A small piece of 3/4 tubing on the bottom of the saddle formed the neck. A little time on the grinder and the saddle turned out pretty good IMO. I need to peen the saddle on, lube everything, and then apply paint. One more thing I can mark off my list.
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:22 PM
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Nice job on the jack!
Can I ask - have you installed your dash panel yet?

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Old 05-22-2022, 05:27 PM
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I have installed and removed the dash a couple of times. It is currently out of the car while Im in the process of fitting body panels. Lots of fiberglass dust flying currently.
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Hey Glen! Your saddle looks great, about all it needs is to be beat up a little for that cast look. Then again, once it's against the bulkhead no one will be able to tell the difference! Cheers, Dennis
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Thanks Dennis, but it's not mine. It's Stacy's (Ivygreen65), and yes, he has done a great job on the Shelley jack.

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Old 06-04-2022, 11:37 AM
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Your 12DL looks really great! Cheers, Dennis
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