Kick Panel Upholstery Installation

Kick panel upholstery

Refurbishing / Replacing Kick Panel Upholstery First-generation Ford Mustangs used plastic kick panels.  If you had the standard interior, that’s all it was— a big piece of plastic.  Deluxe (Pony) interior cars added kick panel upholstery and a bright piece of stainless trim to jazz things up a bit.  Essentially Ford glued a piece of carpet trimmed with … Read more

Accomplishing Nothing Despite 6 Hours of Work

Working for Six Hours, Accomplishing Nothing Sunday (yesterday, by the time you read this post) I accomplished nothing.  I worked for seven hours, and I have nothing to show for it, other than dirty forearms.  Accomplishing nothing of substance is understandably frustrating, so I’ll share with you what I’d intended to do this past weekend. In … Read more

Scott Drake Oil Pan is to Blame

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The Scott Drake Oil Pan is Responsible for my Clearance Issues I’ve had a positive experience with Scott Drake reproduction parts on the Disgustang ’66 Mustang build.  Much of his stuff is excellent.  His concours-quality outside mirrors?  Perfect.  His styled steel wheels are works of art.  The trunk weatherstrip he sells is great.  His windshield weatherstrip?  It’s … Read more

Clearance Issues Have Me Stumped

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Clearance Issues are Par for the Course… I’m confident that everyone building a resto-mod will at some point abruptly smack into clearance issues.  That’s the nature of the beast.  Modifications are rarely bolt-in installations, and tolerance stack-up is a legitimate concern.  In other words, clearance issues multiply with each additional modification.  There’s no way to … Read more