So I tried to paint the mirror covers myself but wasn’t happy how they turned out :(
I took them to my Ford dealership and had the auto body shop paint them. Picking up tomorrow. Hoping to have the new turn signal mirrors installed soon :)
Once apon a time ago I was fortunate to find a harness for my old F250 at the wreckers that unbelievably still had the original tag on it.
But now with most of the yards gone, it’s looking on eBay.
Got the mirrors with built in turn signals. Since my mirrors are in much better condition, I will just swap the outside “skull” caps, and add the 2-wires that feed the signal into the factory harness on mine. So it’s just making the 5-pin to 5-pin connection.
X2 to what Fellro mentions. I’ve found the most important thing with buying a vintage vehicle is to make sure it’s turn key ready to drive. Being insured is also a big plus! You see a lot of guys buying a vintage “project” that even after many years, it’s still not on the road!I have found...
Ah, the good ‘ol oil bath air cleaner. Still one of the best for keeping out dust!
To clean, use kerosine in a container large enough to have the oil bath in. Let soak for the day. (More or less time depending on how dirty and contaminated it is)
Rinse well with water and dry thoroughly.