My winter project is centered around seats. I have a few minor issues to take care of. Right now the driver's seat is out of my car. I'm swapping out the power seat switch and possibly going to tackle debugging a slowly leaking lumbar support. I have a second seat that I am using for reference and parts. While having the two side-by-side on the bench I noticed something. There are numbers marked on the bottom. In the picture below, my seat is on the left and has "3 8". My spare has "4 16". With my car being built on 3/10/1993 I think that the "3 8" could be a date. This might be widely known but I didn't know I'd find this.
This is quite possibly the best deal on feature car parts right now. NOS Ford with Carlite glass for your bright white topped 1993 feature car. It's on ebay with a BIN of $189 plus $89 shipping.
One is listed but the description hints that there are more.
Over at the SSP forums, there is a thread on reproduction VIN labels created to gauge the market for such a thing. Ford licensed. About $100 for a set and available for order after the start of 2015. This seems like a good idea for those doing restorations and the like.
The ninth annual gathering of limited edition Mustang LX 5.0 Convertibles is being planned for the 2015 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals held from June 5-7, 2015 in Carlisle, PA. It's time to register!
I was recently pointed to an incredibly documented story of the restoration of a 1988 Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback/t-top car. If you haven't already, you must read it.
Early Sunday afternoon my son was eager to hit the road after our three days in Carlisle, PA at the Ford Nationals. He was ready to go and a little mad at me that were were staying until mid-afternoon. Truthfully, I was ready to go, too. That was when my phone rang. It was my brother who had attended with us but had the sense to leave first thing on Sunday morning. He was home already. He asked if I had taken a look at the calendar that we all got in our goody bags. No, I hadn't. He said I should look at October 2015. He said that we were in there. Hmmm. So, I did. And, we were.
Thanks to 5pt0joe, I was able to get my hands on boxes to ship the Mustang 50 Year posters. (They are free from USPS...they have a 25" x 6" x 6" tube). As a result, I have added them to the list of 50th merchandise I am offering for great prices. I mostly want to cover what I spent to get them.
If you haven't already seen it, the Carlisle Invitational vehicle list has been published. As previously known, Building T will host a display of Mustang special editions. From the published list, it looks like there will be a lot of great fox-bodies including 5 that are our favorite - feature cars, mine included.
As many of you know from reading the forums, I applied for and received the Mustang 50th Celebration Kit made available by Ford to qualifying Mustang clubs and Ford dealers. It included several items in bulk intended to be shared with club members. Well, let the sharing begin. I am making available a couple of the items for a nominal fee. I had to pay $200 in shipping and handling fees to get these items and I hope to just recover that money because it is needed to keep the site running. In addition to what is listed, I also have posters which I would like to offer as well. I just need to find a source for tubes to ship the 24" x 36" posters.
Remember that collection of feature cars that was painstakingly assembled and then offerred for sale as a unit? Well, the owners of that collection have just informed me that the cars are now being offerred for sale individually. These are relatively low mileage fox body convertibles and I am told they are original down to interiors and tops. Check out the original listing for details on each of the cars. The contact information remains the same as posted there.