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Old 04-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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I began by de grunging the buckets, applying a coat of rust converter and baking. Then sprayed the outsides black; insides gloss white. I repaced the old corroded sockets with and added ground wire

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I then removed the exixting 'yucky 'units; by the looks of the number of holes; they have been replaced several times.


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Old 04-15-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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I used one of the existing holes to position the template, drilled 3 more mounting holes then cut the clearance hole. You can buy special blades for cutting FG, but I ruin a cheap blade for each cut.


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I had to use a drum sander in the rotary tool to add a bit more clearance, but the bucket fit. One of the studs broke (upper left location) Drilled it out and added a machine screw. Installed the bezel and lens for the time being. Will polish the up a bit more and get everything wired soon.


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I like the look much better than those yucky units. After I get this wrapped up; a flashing 3rd brakelight above the door
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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Nice job, they look great!
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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These look great. Are you gonna fill the other old mounting holes? This can be easily and cheaply done with some two-part epoxy or FG resin, or even Bondo. A little white touch up paint and yer done...
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Took this shot after dark; quite pleased with the look


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I will leave the extra as is for now. Have a gathering at the end of the month and many additions to get done
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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Lights look Very Very Very Very nice !
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. The more I look at them; I think they need to be further to the outside, so in the future refurb; I'll make a raised panel and make it more Mustang looking.

It rained yesterday, so I cut, ironed and sewed curtains.
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I think they need to be further to the outside, so in the future refurb; [b]I'll make a raised panel and make it more Mustang looking.
I like that idea! Maybe go to a junkyard and get that part, cut it in half, and mount on both sides of the door?
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I like that idea! Maybe go to a junkyard and get that part, cut it in half, and mount on both sides of the door?
Or get two, cut the center out of the second one and mount it on the door also!
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DEFINITELY a great look Dave! I shuddered at the pic of all the old holes, like you say, looks like the lights have been replaced multiple times.
Going to have to do some replacing of the lights on my CII eventually, and haven't seen anything yet that covers as much area on the mounting spot as the old ones, so I'll probably be filling holes in too. So DEFINITELY post a thread and some pics when you do that, so I can learn too, K? hehe

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Actually I was thinking of a raised panel even with the raised section at the door. I had 36 years as machinist/toolmaker, so fabbing with f/g is seecond nature for me. I'm not a Mustang freak, but like the look
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