Friends, I am in need of some help interpreting what I have. I made the rookie mistake of not documenting ENOUGH of my disassembly and cleaning/degreasing prior to being media blasted, and have many questions about what I have taken pictures of. Please visit the website I made for the car, www.my69cougareliminator.com
to see all the pictures I've taken, and to find out more of the significance my car has to me and my family. This thread might get a little long in the tooth, so I apologize in advance. Also, I have bookmarked about 50 different threads, answering most of my questions, but I still have a few. Here they are:
Has anyone seen this mark before in a similar location or what it would symbolize?
Or this one?
Of all the cowl photos I've seen, I've never seen another one look like mine in this spot. Now, it looks to me like when they painted the car, they didn't extend the body color past the pinch weld here. Could there be another explanation?
Here's another, wider shot but poorer quality picture. Also, notice the amount of sound deadener coverage. Has anyone else seen that amount on the wheel well?
Here's what the shade of slop gray looks like on my car. It seems to me the factory worker spread the sound deadener in more places than might be considered standard? Also, notice the piece of welding wire that has managed to hang on for all these years.
Again with the sound deadener, was this amount of coverage normal going all the way up the floor pan back this far?
Here's what was left of my buck tag. Was the tag attached after primer but before black paint, or was it bare metal attachment?
I did the worst thing to my axle, took it straight to the blaster without so much as thinking about markings. Sadly the N-case was swapped out at some point so I will need a new one. But I do remember what I thought to be a mark at the 5 o'clock position. Two questions with this, 1) is the shade/sheen of the axle the same as the engine bay, and 2) has anyone seen a mark similar to the one that I believe is at the 5 o'clock on the axle?
Sadly I had to junk this part, but it's dated perhaps earlier than one might see. Two questions here, 1) what is the general rule of thumb when it comes to date coding? Specifically, how old is too old when it comes to date coding? and 2) where can I find this part, it's the axle brake hose. I have searched and searched for this part number, but cannot find much about it?
Those are all the questions I have for the moment, I will post more pictures after your responses to these questions. Thanks for all your help!!!