Progress Thread 93 Reef Blue Coupe

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    The trim pieces came out nice[​IMG]
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    This guy isn't fuggin around!
     
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    I also decided to paint what Ford didn't want to
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    Nice job man! Very nice on painting that metal brace. Makes me want to pull and do mine!
     
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    I scratched up the inside of the quarter windows trying to remove some terrible purple tint that was on them. I found some decent ones off a 90 SSP car on Ebay. I'm going to redo those and throw them on when I get the car painted, eventually...
     
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    Thanks! If you ever have the dash out, go for it! It's so frustrating all the little corners Ford cut that could have made these cars last longer :mad:
     
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    I'm digging this thread.
     
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    My factory dash pad was starting to do the usual, the foam was pulling away from the metal backing. Otherwise it was in great shape so I tried to save it. I cleaned it up as well as I could, scraping away some of the old foam off the metal. Then I applied a healthy amount of 3M black super weatherstrip adhesive(be careful not to get any on the front;)). I made sure it was formed the way I wanted and then I wrapped the crap out of it with painters tape. I let it sit for a couple days and it turned out great! It probably will only last a couple more summers, but at least I didn't have to buy a new one!
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    Are you leaving that piece opal grey? Nice work on getting it stuck back to the metal backing.
     
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    I have an extra dash pad, I'm thinking of having it wrapped in black suede with red stitching. Sat in a Lambo with suede and it looked awesome, so I may try it on the pad.
     
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    Thanks, I'm glad it turned out pretty well. I am leaving the dash pad opal gray along with the door panels and center console. I'm going for a black and gray theme and will add black accents to the door panels and other places. I don't have the heart to spray dye my original factory pieces.
     
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    Go for it! Suede is sexy! I tried to wrap one in black vinyl, but had issues with it sticking out too far. I think you'd have to remove some of the original pad to make room for the new wrap. Otherwise it might not sit flush and the vents may be a tight squeeze.
     
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    My headliner got trashed from years of trying to fit things that shouldn't be in a coupe. Like surfboards and drum sets and various lumber. So I found this gem in a little blue coupe in the junkyard. It does have a map light hole, but it was in great shape and I took that too!

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    I had to scrape off all the old nasty foam
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    Then I sanded down the cardboard to get all the old adhesive residue off
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    Line up the headliner fabric and spray it down with 3M. Doing half at a time makes it way easier
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    Wait for it to get tacky and carefully lay it flat. BAM, factory fresh!
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    So curious, did you install that dual dome light or was it factory? I just have the single rectangle one.
     
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    That's my stock dome light. I tried to retrofit the rectangle one, but it was too much effort...
     
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    Very nice! It makes sense that it's the factory light since it's a'93. Looks like they just threw in a light from a '94.

    That headliner looked great as it was. That's one way you can tell if an old car was garage kept or not.
     
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    Thanks! I may still try to make an older dome light work. The map light and that dome light might look weird together. I had to throw that one in to hold it in place.
     
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    Starting to look like a car again :D
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    Nice!!! ....Paint the pad, a/c vent and glove box, leave the center console gray, .....would look WAY better.
     
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    I agree. The gray glovebox/pad area throws it off a little. It's not terrible just I think it would look better in black.
     
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