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    I see you have one of those retractable under hood lights. Those are sweet. I am looking for a couple more at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    I see you have one of those retractable under hood lights. Those are sweet. I am looking for a couple more at a reasonable price.
    Yes. A novelty I picked up years ago at the junkyard. It works too and the magnetic on it makes it super handy once pulled out. I just dont have the electrical connector plugged in. Same goes for the trunk lights. Guess I have a fear of the mercury switch failing and draining the battery.
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    I would be worried about the dash pad ending up in my lap when I was properly launching and powershifting that 5 speed...
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    Was a concern of mine too on my first test drive. It did fine the way I drive. Not even a peep out of it. Fits in well around the vents and the rubber frog I have wedged between the glass and center of the pad does the rest of the work.
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    I wanted red calipers. Went to junkyard to see what was around...all was super crusty. Hopped on rockauto and found that powerstop sells red powdercoated front 2002 calipers. I picked up new 1992 rears and then powdercoated them myself...some pics of that below.

    New rear calipers awaiting full disassembly for media blasting and powder coating:



    All apart and right caliper media blasted:



    Both calipers after blasting and outgassing...ready for powder:



    Brite red powder applied just before putting into the oven:



    After curing:



    And fully reassembled:



    Install will likely take place over the winter. New pads will go on at the same time.


    I also have a drive shaft safety loop awaiting install.
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    Those seats were a great upgrade. 88-89 with the larger headrests are quite comfortable. Hope to see this car someday...
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    Thanks. I am very happy with them.
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    Been eyeing something like this for some time and finally found a set. Two extremely tight 21mm bolts later and I have them. I pulled them from a 1993 Town Car.

    Drivers side was quite dirty. Some diluted super clean, brushes and my steamer and they look so damn good now...cannot wait to get them in the car.

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    Oh I also picked up a spare hood because I had a vehicle to fit it in!



    Much happy.

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    so happy you're sideways

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    Oooo integrated hideaway cup holders! I would go for that upgrade.
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    Nice find on those armrest/cup holders ! They cleaned up really well. Sure wish I could find some maroon ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    so happy you're sideways
    Apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Oooo integrated hideaway cup holders! I would go for that upgrade.
    I found out some have cup holders while others don't. I got damn lucky. I believe I see some with coin holders in place of the flip out cup holders.

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    Nice find on those armrest/cup holders ! They cleaned up really well. Sure wish I could find some maroon ones
    In leather? I seen some in cloth in Grebles U pull it, Myerstown PA. Ill keep my eyes out for them. I now have a 21mm in the junkyard tool kit. I had to go out special and pick one up just for these armrests so now it lives with the other junkyard tools.
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    I got lucky. They just fit with the mans trans set up/shifter I have installed. My height helps too as the seat is back just enough. Cup holder on the drivers armrest is useless though. May end up removing the cup holder (looks like two screws) and gain some extra storage space in the drivers cubby. P.side cup holder clears...ma be in the way with a cup in place and going into reverse. Compromises.....

    Before:



    One and one comparing the size difference:



    And all installed:





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    OH they are REALLY tight in the car. Kinda fight eachother if moving the seat back and forth....Overall very happy though.
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    Hey, I would like ones in red cloth if you go back to that U-pull-it! WagonMan
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    It will now be something I will be keeping a better eye out on for sure. They are neat and I am sure others would like them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    OH they are REALLY tight in the car.
    Pretty damn well considering those armrests nor the floor shifter ever came in these cars.
    Front middleseat probably out of use since the manual swap?

    My friends '84 Ford Fiesta is so tight that he pretty much got into second base with his gf by shifting to 4th.
    Now it has bucket seats so there's less accidental thigh fondling.
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    If you decide to sell them, let me know. I will dye them to match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    Pretty damn well considering those armrests nor the floor shifter ever came in these cars.
    Front middleseat probably out of use since the manual swap?

    My friends '84 Ford Fiesta is so tight that he pretty much got into second base with his gf by shifting to 4th.
    Now it has bucket seats so there's less accidental thigh fondling.
    I think I was the last one to sit in the middle front seat when my pops owned it! The seat belt has been removed for a LONG time before I put the 5 speed in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    If you decide to sell them, let me know. I will dye them to match
    I am for sure holding onto these. I will pick them up from the yards from now on though if I come across them.
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    wow... that is stupid tight. But if it fits... it sits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post


    I found out some have cup holders while others don't. I got damn lucky. I believe I see some with coin holders in place of the flip out cup holders.
    All Signature and above late 1992-1994 have that style of armrest with fold out cupholders. Change holder is 95-97 which don't have fold out cupholders and wouldn't even work on the older seats as they mount in a U shaped mount on the seat bottom not the seat back.
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