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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:54 pm

You can still get the carpet, just haven't had the funds to order it. But once payday hits it'll be in the mail.

http://www.stockinteriors.com/items.asp?MakeId=18&ModelId=298&MainCatId=1&Desc=Mercury_Zephyr_Carpet

As for the paint, I couldn't justify the cost of the stuff from LMR. So I hit up the hardware store and found the "Krylon Fusion". Its what I used to paint the tail light housings and its held up real well in the elements. So I found a "satin burgandy" and gave it a try and it turned out pretty good. For 5 bucks a can you can't beat it. As for prep work I scrubbed it pretty good with some Simple Green. Nothing fancy, clean and paint.

http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 pm

SWEET! You rock man, I am sooooo getting one lol. My carpet is so grimy from the P.O., I tried vacuuming and scrubbing it but it still is nasty, and ripped in a few spots. Cool



I will have to look for that paint, I have quite a few areas that are pretty sun faded that could really use some paint. If I could make it look as nice as yours I think I would be 100% happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 pm

Since the weather was real nice this weekend I decided to work on an idea I have been wanting to try. Modify a Mustang console to make it fit in my Zephyr and still have the bench seat. Well I didn't get it in, cause I still have to figure out the wiring for the clock and turns out I'll have to remove the seat, so I can get it in. But this is as far as I got with it.

What I started with:


Here it is now, probably still have some trimming to do though.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:47 am

That should be pretty interesting, is that out of a 79-86 stang? Do you see them around at all down there? I have yet to find a console that wasnt 200$


Atleast the bench isnt hard to remove, and it should be even easier for you becuase of the lack of rust lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:54 pm

Yup, Mustang console. 200 bucks is insane. I got this one for next to nothing, mainly because it had a crack or two in it. Which is what I wanted because I really didn't want to cut up a good one for something that wasn't possibly going to work.

But I plan on making the shifter area my cup holder, have to come up with something I can fab up. Shouldn't be to hard though.

Rust? What is this rust you speak of?
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:30 am

i think RUST is some kind of new dope man! i dont know if you drop it, smoke-it, or inject-it, but i here it aint nice to have.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:15 am

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Yup, Mustang console. 200 bucks is insane. I got this one for next to nothing, mainly because it had a crack or two in it. Which is what I wanted because I really didn't want to cut up a good one for something that wasn't possibly going to work.

But I plan on making the shifter area my cup holder, have to come up with something I can fab up. Shouldn't be to hard though.

Rust? What is this rust you speak of?


Yea I thought that was a bit steep lol... I am going to go to this Mustang wreckers near here and see if maybe he has something usable. I too would not mind one thats a bit damaged... Should be nice having cup holders though Cool .


Rust is the reason theres no F/Z's left here lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:25 pm

Hope ya find one cheap!

Well, got the wiring all figured out, it was pretty easy. But still have to come up with the cup holder, probably hit up the pick apart next week and maybe find some inserts I can use. Waiting on that and an ash try assembly to install. But I did do this, since I won't be using the "info center". I thought it was pretty cool, going to put a couple lights behind it so it'll be illuminated at night.

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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:55 pm

Very cool!! That will look awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:23 pm

Here it is guys. I said heck with the cup holder for now, but will fab one up soon. So here it is all done, installed and wired up. Still have to set the time and date.

So what do ya think?



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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:59 am

Looks real nice, and the clock is a definite plus. How did you mount it?




I like the carpet on the dash Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:18 pm

damn im jealous!
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:33 pm

Thanks guys, its real nice having a clock now! As for mounting, I really didn't do anything special. Its pretty much wedged under the dash and the seat keeps it in place.

You should be jealous, nothing better than a bench seat Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:53 am

I loved the original bench seat in the 4 dr, but never regretted going with buckets instead. both options have pros and cons
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat May 08, 2010 1:15 pm

Well, still no cup holder. I really haven't done much with the car over the past few weeks. But today the wind finally stopped blowing and I did some work to it. I painted an extra grill I had for it go along with my "ES" theme. What do you think?





I got this dealer plate off eBay, thought it was kinda cool so I figured why not add it to stuff to bring to car shows. The original registration for it is still attached to the back and it's from Jim Click back in the day.

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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat May 08, 2010 3:20 pm

Lookin' good. I like the black grille.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sat May 08, 2010 6:45 pm

agreed, the grille looks nice
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Tue May 18, 2010 7:52 am

starting to come together very nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Tue May 18, 2010 2:16 pm

Looks really nice! I am partial to blacked out grills though.... lol I like the license plate too, thats a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:18 pm

Well I've pretty much done nothing to the car. It still sits uncompleted and still looking as it does in the pictures above. But I'm going to try a big push once the weather cools off to get it done...well we all know they are never done. So here is a list of some things I would still like to pick up. I'm posting this list on here before I do any of the other forums. I want to help you guys out first. So here is what I need/want:

A set of clean non-dented/gouged/pitted bumpers. These are hard to come across but if you have an extra set or just one laying around let me know how much you want for it.

An NOS passenger side headlight bezel. I have the d/s just need the other one. If you have one please don't think its gold cause its not. Also if you have it maybe the grill in NOS form, I have few used ones and will clean/polish one up if I have to.

An NOS speedometer, it has to be the correct one for 1981. Again, its not gold so the price shouldn't be.
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A set of good Zephyr tail lights, mine are missing a few studs so I wouldn't mind replacing them.

A NOS/mint dash bezel as well. Again I would like it to be like the one I have in the car now, but will make the exception for the one with the "engine turned" finish
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I would prefer a local deal on the larger items, cause shipping bumpers can get steep.

Thanks guys!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:29 am

Its to friggin hot to work on cars here, so I couldnt imagine how it is down there! lol. I havent got fuck all done on my 4 door either, sucks but you just need the motivation sometimes...

I should be picking up a console on Sunday for my wagon, hopefully it goes in as nicely as yours.


I cant help yea with the parts, shipping would be a bitch lol. I need to come down south and buy some nice bumpers, scratched and dented is OK, I just hate rust... Every F/Z bumper here is rotted.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanding on the Zephyr.   Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:52 pm

Its pretty miserable down here. The 100+ degree heat with humidity is not to fun to work in.

Good luck on the console!! My only suggestion in working on it would be to use a small hack saw blade. Always cut it to big cause you can always go back and trim it up one you have it in.

But I'm working on getting the parts I need. I just picked up an NOS fuel gauge and working out a deal on some tail lights, so now I can cross those off my list.
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