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    Two and half years in

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    A bit of a milestone, body on, for what I hope is the last time. Heads up for those who install heater / defrost! Defroster vents “must be closer to the center “! Gonna have to fabricate a plenum on the passenger side. The warning may have been in the instructions...either way the vent outlet cannot be above the heater box! Other than that, here’s about 2.5 yrs of work...but it’s been fun!
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    Fantastic Job! Keep it up!
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    Looks Great!
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    She's a beauty!
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    Very nice! I like the white and blue or are they black stripes?
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    Greetings. I have been looking at a lot of whites for my coupe and nothing stands out but I do like yours. Would you be willing to share the color and paint code. Any photos outside? Thanks and good looking car. Thansk

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    Looking great. Re; defroster. I've had an APE hardtop for 10 yrs and it stays on the car year around. I've gotten caught in the rain quite a few times but needed a defroster maybe 5 times. If that plenum gets to be too difficult, I'd just forget the defroster. Cap the outlets and you will get more from the heat outlets. Keep a towel in the car.
    FFR MkII, 408W, Tremec TKO 500, 2015 IRS, DA QA1s, Forte front bar, APE hardtop.

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    Looks great.
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    looks great. congrats on the build milestone!
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    Looking good Jacob!

    Heater box and defroster boot don't play well together on the passenger side. I cut and reglassed a full width plenum one time but it still didn't work really well on the RH side. Now any heat and defrost cars I do get a functional defroster vent in front of the driver and a non-functional dummy grill on the passenger side.

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    check out North Race Cars, Richard Oben, he has a plenum for just this issue, I just got mine and not installed yet but in test fitting it is going to work fantastic. It will allow you to put your vents anywhere you want.

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    Codes below
    Last edited by Jacob; 02-08-2019 at 12:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricobrafan View Post
    Greetings. I have been looking at a lot of whites for my coupe and nothing stands out but I do like yours. Would you be willing to share the color and paint code. Any photos outside? Thanks and good looking car. Thansk

    Sure, pics included, if you can’t pull up the details on the paint, let me know. The colors chosen were the result of 2 yrs oh agonizing over “go original or new paint “? Finally decided it needs to be original for the most part but I cheated on the blue, it was a compromise, not old put would agree with the W white.
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    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Looking good Jacob!

    Heater box and defroster boot don't play well together on the passenger side. I cut and reglassed a full width plenum one time but it still didn't work really well on the RH side. Now any heat and defrost cars I do get a functional defroster vent in front of the driver and a non-functional dummy grill on the passenger side.

    Jeff

    Not real concerned about the passenger and really don’t expect to use the defrost, but I’ll try to make a plenum, if it works ok, if not I’ll plug it off. Thinking 1” thick, 9” wide, 4” deep?
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    That's a great looking white car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDhemmings View Post
    check out North Race Cars, Richard Oben, he has a plenum for just this issue, I just got mine and not installed yet but in test fitting it is going to work fantastic. It will allow you to put your vents anywhere you want.
    That's the one I had to cut up to work (sort of) on a Mk4.

    Jeff

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    Thanks for the info and the additional pictures.

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    Jacob-

    Those new pictures do a great job showing off that beautiful paint! I liked the picture of the body on that you posted the other day. However, those extra ones you posted really show off that great looking paint job. She looks great, and I know you must feel terrific after getting to that milestone.

    Please show some more pictures after you get her all put together. Congratulations again!

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    Nice !
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