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Whose wheels are those and what are the specs on the tires and wheels? I like the look of the wheels and I have to run a fairly big offset because of the wider track width on the RS chassis - so I am thinking something like yours might work. The whole car is coming together nicely - looking forward to your interior work.
 

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They are American Racing Daytona wheels, 17x7 front, 17x8 rear with 0 offset. I dont think they are available any more. The tires are 245/45/17 front and 255/40/17 rear which puts fronts slightly higher so getting the ideal stance is a compromise, the wheels and tires came with the car. I found some flat center caps and had some black running horse stickers made, I did not like the stock American Racing caps.
I thinking of going with a dark blue carpet but I have modified the floor quite a bit. Larger tunnel, lowered the seat platforms, etc. I also did not want the toe pad added in the carpet, I read a 69 carpet carpet does not have the toe pad and fits earlier Mustangs with lowered seat pans. I need extra material for mine to work, no center console for now,
 

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Thanks for the info! I was planning on 17x7 up front and 17x8 in the rear - so glad to hear that works. I am looking at the wheels from vintagewheelsus.com - they look pretty close to what you have and I can get them in a custom offset - I really appreciate you answering my questions! Good luck with the carpet - excited to see how it turns out.
 

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I took my piece of trim and rubber strip to an upholsterer to be sewn, this is the windlace, weatherstrip that goes at the front of convertible roof. I had called Robbins who manufactured the roof and they said that is how they come, separate, oh well.
Fitted the a/c drain line and insulated the a/c lines in the car. I made a stand for my grinder so I could polish the stainless trim around the window. Made the stand out of scrap wood and 2x4's and clamped in a Workmate. I bought a stainless buffing kit on Amazon and have at it. The top windshield pieces I thought were just stained but they were pits maybe from the old roof. They took quite a bit of work to sand all the way out and also many scratches. One untouched and the other with a first pass on the buffer after sanding with 600, 1000 & 1500 wet and dry. Still more work required.
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Completed header trim and my buffing stand. Quite pleased how they came out. Next the side pieces, those will get the most attention as they will be most visible.
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I ordered some carpet samples, I think I will buy just the material and lay it myself. I have fitted carpet like that around speaker boxes and the front and rear of luggage compartments, they came out well. Cant be that difficult can it?
 
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