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Join Date: Jan 2008
Next morning I decided to go through the car a bit..
Yup, no paint on the rear axle.. Spray some water up there, hopefully the rust will color it in shortly..
Fit n finish: Well, it looks pretty good.. Iím not to sure about the floppy plastic parts , especially the front chin spoiler/rear valance..
IMO we could use a brace or two there..
Tape mark: checkÖ
Under the hood: OK, so we save .01295 ozís and 12 cents by not painting the valve covers.. Stupid, just stupid..
Not painting the power steering pump is even worse. Ford is clueless about where to save a nickel.. Easily visible components are the wrong place to chintz out..
Passenger side front strut hasnít rusted anymore than the day I got it. Maybe itís that weird steel they use in artwork, you know, it only rusts so much, then the patina stops further rust..
Dash nice and straight. Panels lined up well, gaps even all around.
Canít say the same about the panel under the side windows..
Door panels tight, rattle fee..
Front speakers have the industrial/military look to them.. A bit much, but the sound over-rides the looks..
Mixed thoughts on the shifter.. Realizing it is where it is to keep the throw short, you must also realize it really interferes with the cupholder.. Yeah yeah, I know, but Dunkin Doughnuts coffee accompanies me most everywhere, and I hate knocking the top off with my elbow..
If I could keep the short throw, Iíd move the shifter back where I could grab it with my arm on the arm rest, and move the coffee forward of it..
Speaking of floppy, am I the only one who notices that you can no longer see the gap between the hood and the drivers side fender above 95?
Iím thinking I might have to invest in hood pins..
Needs another coat of waxÖ
May as well offer a rear seat delete option.. Iíd LOVE to see the rear done along the style of the 69/70 AMX..
Still no sign of the spare keysÖ
The Other Scott