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Boom's 68 fastback

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Boom, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    Love your valve covers. Where did you get them?

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  2. Boom

    Boom Active Member

  3. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

  4. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Polished aluminum
  5. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Haven't posted much lately. I'm still getting situated at my new place. I did place an order to Gary with Vintage LEDs and got the full set for the car. They look very well made and arrived quickly and packed securely. http://www.vintageleds.com/

    I also ordered a new custom dash bezel kit from Mustangs to Fear, still waiting on that one though.
  6. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    I did convert my rear light to LED years ago . I did it only for safety reasons cause regular bulbs aren't bright enough and was scared someone would rearend me at some point.
  7. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I agree, that's the same reason I converted my coupe to LED years ago. There's so many distractions these days you need to make yourself be seen as much as you can.
  8. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I got the new MTF dash bezel in. It looks great. I'll get some pictures soon. They added a threaded stud for mounting instead of that plastic tube that you have to cut the stamped washer/nut onto.

    Need to order some gauges now. Good thing Autometer has a sale till the end of the month.
  9. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Show some pics cause I made one of myself but didn't finish yet !!
  10. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Here's some pictures of the new MTF dash bezel:


    Attached Files:

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  11. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Are those bezels all stamped aluminium ?
  12. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member


    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
  13. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Thanks guys, they are molded plastic that is painted to look like brushed aluminum.
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  14. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Went to test fit the new dash, there are a few trouble spots. Hopefully MTF can show me an easy way to fix the issues, maybe I'm doing something wrong.

    I should be able to install the new tail light assemblies. Just got fresh foam pads in from NPD.
  15. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Got some work done fitting the new MTF dash. Please excuse the mess of wiring.

    MTF dash 1.jpg
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  16. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    You might want to look at these:


    I have 4 of them going in a 4 gauge pillar pod in Doug.
  17. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Those look really nice, but they don't offer a 5" speedo and tach. Options are really limited for that, no speedhut, either. Only some of the Autometer lines offer them.
  18. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Looks Nice, What do they have for the Heater/AC control area on the left?
  19. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    They don't have anything currently. They are considering making a plate that would go over the existing bezel there. I may see about taking the factory one apart and having it blasted and painted to match.
  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I've finally gotten around to ordering my gauges. I went with the COBALT line by Autometer. I went with the standard 5" speedo and tach. Up top, the bezel is made to optionally fit larger 2-5/8" gauges. The bezel on the Cobalt line is very close in color to the Sterling finish on the bezel. I'll post some pictures once I have some more of the gauges in.

    I had to send the gauge bezel back as they forgot to add a few brackets, but it is back now and I have begun test fitting the gauges. I so far only have the smaller 2-5/8" gauge. I had to enlarge the holes a tiny bit to get the gauge to slide through, nothing major.

    I ordered new mounting hardware for the dash trim and the gauge panel from NPD, so hopefully this weekend I can start testing fitting the gauge panel in the car. I've slowly been making progress, I have the MTF dash pad as well so that also may need some adjusting to get everything to line up.

    The dash pad has spots for 2 additional 2-1/16" gauges. I'm thinking voltage and fuel pressure. Since I plan to mount the battery in the trunk and run an the in tank fuel pump it'll help me quickly notice fuel or electrical issues.

    More to come this weekend hopefully, been working alot the past couple months.

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