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Here it is all done.. with a few bugs in it. May 26,2007 is the official date that it moved under its own power. It was exactly 3 years and 8 days since I took the first bolt out. June 2, 2007 is the official date of the first road test. I drove it to a gas station 2 miles up the road to fill the tank. The power steering was whining and the front-end was in dire need of an alignment. Besides that, it drove very well. The transmission shifted very smoothly and the engine didn't get too hot. I ended-up taking the powersteering pump out to find that I had assembled it wrong during the rebuild.

In this side view you can see the pinstripes and the Limited Edition 600 decal. The decal is rotated slightly on purpose. I debated this for a while. I decided in the end to orient it like the ones the were originally found on Don Hughmanick's car back in 1982. I had two original sets of NOS Ford pinstripes, but none of them were good enough to put together one good set. Except for the ends below the scoops, the stripes are identical to standard off the shelf pinstripes. The black stripe is 5/32" wide and the red center is 1/8" wide. They are seperated by a 5/32" gap. The special pieces that go below the scoops I had made at a local auto graphics shop. It cost me $100 for everything.

The tires are F70-14 GoodYear Polyglass Wide Tread tires from Kelsey Tire. They are identical to what Ford put on the Mach I's when white wall tires were ordered with the standard Mach I chrome styled steel wheels. This car originally came with standard Firestone E78x14 white walls and wheel covers, but I decided to dress it up some, but stay within the concours rules for tires and wheels.

Here's a front view of the car. I like the stance that the big tires gives it. You can tell that it needs an alignment by the way the left front tire tips in at the top. You may notice that the front license plate says "Ford, Its the going thing". The plate is a reproduction of an original that Ford was putting on cars as part of their 1969 Model Year ad campaign. They even put together a signing group and a single to go with it.

Here's the driver's side. The lines and gaps are pretty good on this side as well. Towards the rear of the door at the bottom you can barely see I piece of the lower door L-shaped weather seal. The theory is that Ford put this on to cut down on wind noise.

Here we have an inside shot from the driver's side. This car is unusual for an LE600 since it came with AC and an AM/FM stereo.

And here is one from the passenger's side. This car was originally equipped with a map light, which would turn on when the glove box is opened. The car also has an ashtray light and a parking brake light (barely visible between the shifter T-handle and the heater controls). These were all part of the Visibility Group. Though these items don't seem like a big deal today, they were not typical in 1969. A good map light sells for $50 - $100.

Here is a picture of the trunk. The spare is a styled steel wheel to match the rest of the car. To be correct a felt mat goes on top of the wheel to protect the chrome from the jack. If this were a standard steel wheel, the jack would be underneath the tire and only the jack handle would show. I kept the decal on the trunklid correct for the wheels that the car originally came with. THe placement of the decal is correct for Metuchen built cars only.

In the plastic bag is a set of Headlight Aiming Adaptors. Every 1969 Mustang came with these adaptors and an instruction card, which is also visible in the picture.

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