Was doing something else today and got a little sidetracked, I was looking for my die grinder and was digging around in the back of the red truck, I decided to get a cover out of there I bought a few years ago at WM in the clearance section, it is a RainX cover and one car listed on the package was a Mercury Comet, well it is way too small to fit, not even sure it would fit on my wife's little Eco-Sport but I only gave like $10 for it, I decided it would cover the roof at least (barely) and keep rain from blowing into the car, for now, it might if it will stay on there
While I was in there I had pulled some of the trim out to avoid bending it, I think I mentioned I had some 404 rear quarter spear panels I bought off eBay a long time ago, they are far from perfect or even very good, I didn't give much for them. My intention is to paint them flat black, they fit right into the 202 spear trim, one is missing a "T" but I think I can just drill the holes for a regular "T" and run nuts on from inside the trunk, certainly won't de-value the parts any.
I also found out the "M" on the other one had been epoxied back on at some point.
I will just try and stick it back down with panel adhesive maybe, it still has one pin intact.
You can see they are full of dings, I tapped some of them back out the best I could but they never will be very good so hopefully, the flat black will hide some of the imperfections.
I sprayed one with aluminum primer on the end just to see if it would stick a couple of years ago, it appears to have, so I will spray them with that and then the black. I want to paint the centers of the letters with red.
A quick question on an unrelated thing, the plate around the shifter (not the boot plate) I need to screw down with some kind of flat-headed fasteners because there is going to be a flat aluminum panel over it eventually, just wondering if anyone has a suggestion for what I could use, an Allen head screw with a tapered head might work (like a wood screw) I want to have the panel removable in case I ever want to remove the current shifter I can do it without dropping the transmission.
I will run some rubber or something between the metal console top and the aluminum so I don't have to worry about any rattles (fewer) I would like to make grooves in the aluminum plate to match the dash but I may just do a brushed look on it, not sure if I could run a plate through the router table with a tiny bit on it and make the grooves, I will have to experiment