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    ...........and now with trim to finish off the bare edge of carpet and the visible metal under the weather seal. I have a bunch of fender welting (Mr. Roadster brand from Speedway Motor's) left over from the roll I bought for mounting the hood scoop so,,,,,,,,,,,trimmed half the "flap" off and used 3M trim tape to attach it. Turned out not so bad.

    After and before. Got the photo's backwards, oops.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Still thinking about adding the filler around the hinge? I think it looks good as is.

    For mine I'm kicking around the idea of doing it in tin/aluminum.....

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    I did put a piece of carpeting behind the "slots" to cover the shiny silver insulation and it's better but, I still may do the brush deal. Time will tell if it bugs me or not.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Decided to walk away from trying to figure out the under deck lid panel for now and put the seat track cover on. Since I had the car out of the garage earlier, made sure to park it farther from the wall so the door can open all the way.

    Kind of crappy pics but, before and after. It's like the black carpet and trim pieces suck every speck of light up like a black hole does. My regular camera with a flash has decided to quit working (it's ONLY 18 years old, lol) so took these with the video camera.

    OK, so it's after and before. Got the photo's backwards,,,,,,again. darnit.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Ran across a length of weather seal while rooting around up in the attic today. No idea what it came from, appears to be the type that sits in a channel and it's kind of a hollow tube. The clip holes are not even close and plus, I don't have any clips the right size for the holes in the hood so,,,,,,,,,,cleaned it really well and used 3M trim tape. The seal is about 3" too short but it'll do the job and it looks right. It should help keep the hot underhood air from being sucked into the cowl vents, along with any errant fumes.

    I really need to get a new camera with a flash. The video camera takes excellent photo's but lighting is always a problem indoors. It'd probably help also if I would fix the lighting. There's 15 4 foot florescent fixtures and 6 of them don't work anymore, and a couple others are only about half as bright as they used to be.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Little details, great differences!

    Everybody is gutting their old florescent lights and converting them to LED.
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    That's my plan exactly. Been eyeing up the ones Summit has. Complete 4 ft units ready to mount. The price isn't too bad ($299 for a set of six, 2 tube fixtures).
    At work we have high output florescent 8ft, 6 tube lights and they aren't enough. One had the ballast burn out and they replaced the unit with an 8ft 2 tube LED fixture as an experiment and,,,,,,,,it puts out more light than the 6 tube florescent's and it's a nicer, whiter light too. Eventually, they'll all get replaced. They're hi $150 each so it's kind of pricey to do all the lights at once.

    I'm going to also look into retrofitting my existing fixtures also and weigh the costs before making a decision.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I have some 4' lights in my garage that I purchased for $25 a piece.
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    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T Super Pak T-Tops
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    These lights come from www.RuralKing.com and can be ordered online to be delivered. At $25 a piece they are an alternative to some of the more expensive lights out there.
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    How do they do for light? In the pic it looks like they're nice and bright. I need some good lighting out there. The older I get, the more light I need to see, which I guess is normal.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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