We’re back to normal now and Christmas seems like a distant memory. The project behind the scenes is still going on and taking up plenty of Yogi’s time, but it’s progressing well all be it slowly. The amount of panel beating needed has put the skills of Yogi to the test. Not that it phases him, he just grabs some metal and bends it a bit, cuts a bit, shapes a bit and all looks a real mess until the metallic mosaic just falls into place on the car, in fact a we would go so far as to say that it’s a work of art from our very own Mustang Monet. 🙂
We have a ’67 in for the interior to be put back together, any problems the part gets replaced. So far so good.
A few little wiring niggles we’re not surprised about and then the interior gets screwed back together. It’s amazing just how much a car will change with the dash gauges going back into place.
The seats are now out and with our upholsterers to be re-trimmed in black. These seats shouldn’t take to long, but the seats are not the standard style, but work well.
66 Wiring Issues
Speaking of wiring we had an unusual request to get the read dome lights working on a ’66. First things first we grabbed a new bulb just to see if that was the issue. Of course it wasn’t but its worth a go. We checked the voltage feed – nothing. So Yogi worked his way forward to check the A pillar switches. Pulling out the switch unravelled the start of a problem that needed to be sorted out. Something got a little hot should we say.
Yogi pulled out the rear domes and they were corroded and not looking good. so a new pair of the shelf to be fitted.
Yogi tested the wires back looking for a safe place to splice into replacing the damaged wires, easier said than done as it soon showed a potential cause of the problem. The fuse box was corroded too. These fragile fuse boxes share multiple connections for wiring based on the same amps as there are only five fuses in total. We suspect that the fuse blew as the interior dome lighting circuit to get hot and start melting. A potential fire risk to the car. Yogi was not happy with it and decided the best thing was to rebuild the fuse box and keep this little lady stock looking.
Some random wires were cut into the loom, left exposed and things not looking as they should shall we say. The fuse holders were rusted with some new fuses replaced which always gets the alarm bells ringing. Yogi disconnected the wires from the fuse box, the correct wiring diagram was consulted and the new holders sourced from a our secret supplies. With a fair bit of soldering skill and a lot of patience and the fuse box was up and running again looking as good as new.
With the fuse box now sorted a short interior loom for the rear dome lights was routed through with the interior partially taken apart ready for the domes to be fitted.
The bulbs now work as a test fitting via the replaced loom. We just need to tidy up and put the little lady back together again. Funny what a blown bulb or fuse can expose when you dig into the root of the problem.
We spotted Adam in the forklift with a grin on his face driving his forklift to the storage areas at the back of the yard. We can’t say what is in it, all should be revealed soon enough once we get the OK to let you guys know.
All oil has been removed from items in crate! Very cryptic. 😉