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    Quote Originally Posted by tjc78 View Post
    Looking good as always.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    All shiny black plastic. It includes the lenses for the cluster, the tripminder, and some of the idiot lights as well. Its not original either, the one in the car was missing the clear lens over the cluster. I have one from an 85 with "unleaded fuel only" printed on the lens. I don't expect I'll ever find a "diesel fuel only" lens.
    Yeah. Long shot.

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    Looks great Vic!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Looking at your steering wheel leather wrap. Did you take it to a shop or install a kit for it? Need something along those lines for my Rustang project.
    I installed it myself. It is a wheelskin cover. For the little use the car gets it has not aged well. It is deteriorating. I put under a 1000 miles a year on the car. Not very impressed.

    Original install thread back from 2011:

    http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...kin#post627168
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    I have had installed a Mr. Gasket shifter boot in my car originally for my 5 speed swap and was never quite happy with the way it fit in the car or the finish it had. It was always very stiff and the top plate was not the true hurst logo with red showing through that I had wanted.

    Original install:



    In time I came across a rusty hurst logo insert that I sand blasted and powdercoated chrome to install into the car and that held me over for a bit. I wanted more. I wanted it like real chrome/polished so I set out looking for hurst super boot kits. Gosh they are expensive new!

    Boot with powdercoated chrome hurst trim:



    I found a decent condition one on ebay and scooped it up ASAP. Not only is the hurst super boot made of a more pliable rubber, the corners are slightly more squared off and it fit better overall in the car…OH and it has the shiny chrome trim in the center that I wanted. So so happy with the results. The only way it could be better is if I purchase a new one…NOT happening. This will do.

    The real deal boot and all:










    The old MR. Gasket boot removed:



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    Noice.

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    Devil is definitely in the details. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Noice.
    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Devil is definitely in the details. Very nice!
    Thanks. I am very happy. When I was originally looking into shifter boots I came across the Mr. Gaskets ones that looked similar so I picked up one...further research revealed the Hurst Super boot is nicer.

    Now to heal the hell up and install those rear adtr control arms.
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    A lot of the Mr Gasket stuff is a bit meh quality. Seems like cheap knock-offs of the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    A lot of the Mr Gasket stuff is a bit meh quality. Seems like cheap knock-offs of the real deal.
    Yes. I am getting that vibe from their products. Live and learn...I now learned that I should have not picked up two spare Mr. Gasket super boot knock offs. lol Now I have three in total..for future projects I guess?
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    I got a Mr Gasket T-stat housing from a defunct performance parts store for the 351W. A week after installing it; the chrome started peeling off; and I haven't even run the engine yet.

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    Seen Toms ad for a factory Ford cassette tape organizer aka “cassetter” and looked into picking one up myself. At first I was just drawn to having such an obscure thing but then decided to see if it would work with my car.

    The box and extra parts and piece after the install:



    I recently installed a factory cassette deck and was utilizing an ancient CVS cassette tape organizer that held 15 tapes. This new one gives me room to grow if I decide to as I believe it can hold up to 18 cassettes. The rear of the unit is spring loaded in each cassette slot for some shock absorption.

    CVS organizer:



    Now I had to decide where I wanted to install it. Ford recommends under the dash someplace but I didn’t want it to be seen or potentially in the way. Turns out it fits right at home underneath the drivers seat! I got this inspiration from my Mercedes which has a cubby under both front seats.

    All I had to was make up one tab and the other three mounts just fit right into place with some self tapping screws into the seat frame. I went for a simple installation.

    Tab fabricobbled up on my ryobi bandsaw:



    Four holes (and one slipped drill bit hole ) ready to accept the casseter:



    Cassetter accepted on makeshift workbench:



    After it was all mounted up I sourced its power and ground from the power seats. Ford instructions say to utilize a constant hot source (I guess so thieves can see what tapes you have in the dark) so I did. Was finally a simple wring job for me as everything was right in reach.

    One can faintly see the two extremely dim lights in the lid:



    Once installed into the car everything fit so damn well. Sitting in the seat you don’t even notice it is there (which is what I wanted) but can easily flip the lid open and grab a tape (forced shuffle with albums ) Works for me.

    Seat view..dont see it at all!:



    Seat all the way forward..notice how seat does not contact shift boot either for those wondering:



    And seat positioned all the way back...a more normal position for me:



    Blends right in which is what I like:

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    Nice! I see you have some open slots; do you want my copy of "Suzy Bogguss greatest hits"? Fell out from behind the glove compartment of my '91 Ranger when I did the heater core. I don't have a working cassette deck anymore; otherwise I'd keep it

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    Neat. I kinda like tapes not being "naked" but honestly the tape cases usually got busted anyway. They are a lot more durable than CD cases but neither are what I'd call robust. Not sure what that shitty clear plastic is but it doesn't take much to crack it.

    then again I have a reel to reel deck, tape doesn't get much more naked than that.

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    The attention to detail you have is fantastic.

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    I spy lots of good tapes/bands in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Nice! I see you have some open slots; do you want my copy of "Suzy Bogguss greatest hits"? Fell out from behind the glove compartment of my '91 Ranger when I did the heater core. I don't have a working cassette deck anymore; otherwise I'd keep it
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Neat. I kinda like tapes not being "naked" but honestly the tape cases usually got busted anyway. They are a lot more durable than CD cases but neither are what I'd call robust. Not sure what that shitty clear plastic is but it doesn't take much to crack it.

    then again I have a reel to reel deck, tape doesn't get much more naked than that.
    Yes and yes about the cases. I think they should be safe inside of the cassetter though.

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    The attention to detail you have is fantastic.
    Thanks. If only I had it from day one with this car. Always find things I would have done differently.

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    I spy lots of good tapes/bands in there.
    All from my parents stash of tapes. Picked out some of the best ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    ...All from my parents stash of tapes. Picked out some of the best ones.
    Reminds me that when I was in middle & high school equipped with a walkman and huge headphones, I'd peruse my dad's stash of CD's. Having similar taste in music saved me lots of money back in those days.
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    Cool little mod. Love the placement.

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    Thanks. I find it fits so well there. I am tossing around the idea of finding another one cheap to throw up under the p.side seat. I;ll hack out the interior of that one though and use it as storage.
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    What an outstanding job ! Ford should have done that as it seems to be at home there. I can't believe it took so many years to sell mine. I will keep my eyes open for another one for you . I am liquidating though.
    One idea for whenever you get a new console for your car. Get a "console vault" I have one in the Subaru. Very good security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    What an outstanding job ! Ford should have done that as it seems to be at home there. I can't believe it took so many years to sell mine. I will keep my eyes open for another one for you . I am liquidating though.
    One idea for whenever you get a new console for your car. Get a "console vault" I have one in the Subaru. Very good security.
    Thanks Tom. I got plain lucky with it fitting there. It does not obstruct a thing and just fit well and really simple to install.

    There is one on ebay for around 150 or so right now. I dont need it that bad.

    Leaning towards just keeping this seat set up which would mean no place for a console. I am not sure if I would have anything of value to put in a console vault. The car parts on the car would be worth more than anything I could hide in a vault.
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    I didnt have any issues with the tape player but decided to pick up a cassette head cleaner and demagnetizer kit considering I picked up the unit out of a 1986 Town Car....Id say it wouldn't hurt to try. Cant say I notice any difference but the tape did visually pick up some dirt so it at least makes me feel like it did something.

    Snapped a few pics after my success. Juts so damn happy with everything.







    The only things I have been kinda kicking around (interior wise) were installing some kinda LEDs in cluster for Cruise Control "ON" and one for a check engine light...maybe in amber.
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