My original seats are in need of some love. My plan is to tear them down to the frame, powder coat them, and build them back up to near original. I haven’t yet decided if I should go with some of the upgrades like padding and headrest or not. First step is to get them ready to rebuild though.
The wiper washer mechanism for the 67 mustang is a strange beast. Rather than use the electric pump like the previous year, they went back to a mechanical bellows style mechanism that is powered by the drivers left foot. The pedal has an integral wiper switch, which I previously used frequently for a single swipe by just stepping on the pedal just enough to activate the switch but not pump the bellows.
There are a lot of things going on under the dash that are easy to forget about. Wipers are a good example. It turns out this is another engineering marvel, which translates into a pain to re-install.
It turns out, doors are pretty complicated. And getting all of those complicated parts inside the door through a few small holes and slots is quite the puzzle. Both in taking them apart and in putting them back together. But I have defeated them.
The plan for the seats is to remove the original upholstery and padding, blast the frames, then powder coat them. By the end, I hope to have no trace of the old smell and hopefully get rid of any squeaking as well. As an added bonus, the surface rust should be cleaned up and the frames protected from future rust.