Monday, September 29, 2014

Problems that you will have ordering Aftermarket Mustang Fenders on eBay.

Aftermarket part manufacturers from overseas have no clue. Do they have a 1979 Mustang sitting in their plant to test fit parts. Answer is “NO THEY DON’T”
These fenders ended up coming from Tang Yang plant in Taiwan. Each Picture I will outline that not all Fox Bodies were made the same and to be honest the strength isn’t the same either. They feel flimsy compared to the originals. These were found on eBay with no mention of who was the manufacturer before buying. I had bought a set and the fenders came packaged with only the cardboard wrap and no other protector in the box. Plus they shoved both fenders in the same box with no separator of any type. First shipment only the passenger side came in unscathed. Driver side was twisted all to hell. Second shipment no attempt was made to add additional packaging after emailing the problems to the seller and again only wrapped with cardboard seen pictured. The idea of buying new fenders is to not have to do additional bodywork and when some advertises that the part works you expect it to work out of the box. Not the case again for the 1979 Ford Mustang. I have a couple dings to repair in order to use them and in addition I will need to cut and weld on them to make them work for the car. This is not as ADVERTISED.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

More Rust Elimination and outside Antenna Delete along with Newer era fender modification needed to allow fender to work on a 1979 ford mustang..

Below we have an original 1979 ford fender and if you notice there is a cutout. Later model Fox bodies do not have this issue. Modification are required. You can replicate the 79’s by tracing out and making a template to use on the other side. as shown below.
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Rust Removal and Antenna delete all in one.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Replacing the Hatch of the 1979 Ford Mustang

This was a whole new set of issues found. Before I bought this car many years ago, the previous owner had neglected the car and left it sitting under a tree. Rather than putting moth balls to keep mice out the idiot put poison in the car.

"What happens when you put poison in the car?" you ask. Well, I will tell you. That mouse will eat it and crawl into the worst places in the car and die. Now I have had this apart quite a few times thinking I had vacuumed all the carcasses and nests up. Apparently I missed one.


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Test fitting Fiberglass hatch I picked up second hand

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I would like to point out that not all parts are created equal as advertised. Sheet metal modifications will be required for this hatch to work. Latching mechanisms were altered over the year and a lot of part manufacturers will advertise 1979 through 1993, which is a complete load of crap.

Example the Hatch Latch mechanism is completely different in the later year foxes than what is on the ORIGINAL FOX of 1979.

Case in point. To the left you have newer generation Latch hole on Hatch and to the Right is the original 1979 Multiple piece latch.

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Even inside the car the connection point has changed. To the Left the original latch connection point and to the right newer generation angled connection point. Newer Generation internal sheet metal will need to be transferred and spot welded into the 79 for the fiberglass hatch to work, but well worth the trouble for never having to worry about the hatch rusting out again.

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