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  • Today was another beautiful day so I did a little more work on the Mustang. I put the back of the Mustang up on jack stands to start running the Lokar parking brake cables to get the center mount parking brake hooked up.
    Mike & Robin Grentus
    69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
    08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
    00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
    99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
    14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
    M&M Member #- 890
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    My 69 Coupe build album
    http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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    • Good stick-to-it-ness, Mike!

      So how did the Lokar go in?
      Did it slip in like it was made for it?
      Are you happy with it or is it a 'it looks like it'll work' type of thing?

      Ryan
      Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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      • I`m interested in the Lokar set up also as I have a floor mount E-brake handle in my coupe. twice over the years it has locked up & needed
        to be removed to be repaired. due to this I have been reluctant to add their cable set up.
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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        • I am using the center mount parking brake handle from a 1987 Mustang, I am only using the Lokar parking brake cables. Here is a pic of the handle assembly I am using.


          Here is a link to the cables I am using.
          https://www.cjponyparts.com/rear-par...1993/p/PBCR31/
          Mike & Robin Grentus
          69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
          08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
          00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
          99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
          14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
          M&M Member #- 890
          MCA #- 4549
          My 69 Coupe build album
          http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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          • Mike, I had a similar handle unit in my coupe from a Mustang ii. while under the car one day I noticed how rusty it was & the black handle
            matched nothing else so I went with a chrome handle unit. I am waiting to see what you think about the cable kit. thanks
            34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

            it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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            • Today I performed the parking brake handle assembly mod & finished the install of the r/s rear parking brake cable.
              Mike & Robin Grentus
              69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
              08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
              00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
              99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
              14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
              M&M Member #- 890
              MCA #- 4549
              My 69 Coupe build album
              http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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              • Today I finished installing the Lokar parking brake cables from the rear drum brakes to the center mount parking brake handle assembly.



                Last edited by Mike65; 05-05-2018, 07:15 AM.
                Mike & Robin Grentus
                69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                M&M Member #- 890
                MCA #- 4549
                My 69 Coupe build album
                http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                • Today I started to try to remove the front windshield. It looks like someone loaded it up with sealer trying to stop a leak. My windshield removal tool will not cut through it so I am heating the sealer with a brazing torch & working it loose with a putty knife. So far it is loose up the r/s "A" pillar & part way across the roof.

                  Mike & Robin Grentus
                  69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                  08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                  00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                  99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                  14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                  M&M Member #- 890
                  MCA #- 4549
                  My 69 Coupe build album
                  http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                  • Today after work I was able to get the windshield loose on the l/s "A" pillar & the rest of the way across the roof. Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon it should be out. Then the clean up begins to get the old sealer out of the windshield channel.
                    Mike & Robin Grentus
                    69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                    08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                    00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                    99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                    14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                    M&M Member #- 890
                    MCA #- 4549
                    My 69 Coupe build album
                    http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                    • Dang, what is that, silicone or urethane? You never use either in a gasket type window, only bedding compound.
                      ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                      " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                      "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                      • Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
                        Dang, what is that, silicone or urethane? You never use either in a gasket type window, only bedding compound.
                        The windshields are glued in with butyl on modern cars. That can be tough to cut especially if itís an original windshield. I think the guy that did my Mach said that they now use a butyl thatís not as strong to minimize the damage to people that donít believe in physics and refuse to use seatbelts.
                        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
                        My Mach's restoration progress
                        My Sprint's restoration progress
                        ĒMercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.Ē ~ Adam Smith

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                        • Today I finished removing the front windshield, & was able to scrape off most of the old sealer. I found a couple rust holes in the l/s "A" pillar that I will have to repair.



                          Here is the old sealer & a small pile of the old factory vinyl top that was under the sealer.



                          Mike & Robin Grentus
                          69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                          08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                          00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                          99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                          14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                          M&M Member #- 890
                          MCA #- 4549
                          My 69 Coupe build album
                          http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                          • Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

                            The windshields are glued in with butyl on modern cars. That can be tough to cut especially if itís an original windshield. I think the guy that did my Mach said that they now use a butyl thatís not as strong to minimize the damage to people that donít believe in physics and refuse to use seatbelts.
                            Right. You don't want to use that to put in a glass with a rubber gasket. If your glass shop tries to do that, find another one that knows what they are doing. I researched all that out when I did my Maverick, bought the proper bedding compound at OReillys and put my own glass in. Glass shop wanted to use the butyl or urethane glue and the gasket, it never would have sealed. Just a light bead of bedding compound is all you have to use on the pinchweld section. I'll be doing the same thing on the Lincoln later on.
                            ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                            -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                            -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                            " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                            "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                            • Today I started removing the remainder of the sealant from the front windshield channel using a wire wheel in a drill.

                              Mike & Robin Grentus
                              69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                              08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                              00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                              99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                              14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                              M&M Member #- 890
                              MCA #- 4549
                              My 69 Coupe build album
                              http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                              • Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post

                                Right. You don't want to use that to put in a glass with a rubber gasket. If your glass shop tries to do that, find another one that knows what they are doing. I researched all that out when I did my Maverick, bought the proper bedding compound at OReillys and put my own glass in. Glass shop wanted to use the butyl or urethane glue and the gasket, it never would have sealed. Just a light bead of bedding compound is all you have to use on the pinchweld section. I'll be doing the same thing on the Lincoln later on.
                                Good to know, Ford84stepside! Thanks for sharing......

                                Ryan
                                Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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