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  1. And I can't forget to post my custom made cross-brace, export and Monte Carlo bar. It is based on Mike Maier's for 70s Mustang (https://mikemaierinc.com/products/64-73-mustang/chassis/64-70-mustang-mod-shock-tower-brace/). I bought his DIY kit which comes with the shock tower pads and straight tubing. I had to redo the firewall brace, bend the tubing, modify the pads and weld. I still need to paint it. I will eventually post a separate thread with more details. PS: don't spend too much time looking at the welds
    3 points
  2. Another upgrade over the winter was the front suspension. I installed Mike Maier's MOD1 suspension with single adjustable JRI coilover shocks (https://mikemaierinc.com/products/64-73-mustang/front-suspension/64-73-mustang-mod-1-front-suspension-kit/). This suspension is awesome. The car is super responsive, rides nice and stays very flat when cornering. The strut rod and LCA are mounted to the chassis with bearings. You can feel the road a lot more but not to an excessively harsh point. Definitely a sporty/racy feel. The coilovers are great to adapt the ride height. I decided to lower the front end about 1" from what it was. The springs are located further outwards in the UCA than stock making them more effective. The UCAs are non-symmetrical to allow for more caster without pushing the wheel to far forward. I am now running a 5 degree caster. The sway bar is 1 1/8" from Hellwig. Overall, I am very happy with it. Installation was straight forward.
    2 points
  3. Ok here we go ! So the last post we had did the rustbullet on the interior of the roof that's finished I also did the install of the Raam mat sound deadner & installed the custom roof braces. To bring you up to speed I was working on doing the body work on the roof & passenger side of the car, All the body work was finished on the drivers side & put in epoxy just needs to have the 1st round of blocking 2k primer applied-So I finished the roof it has its first coat of 2k applied and I also finished the passenger side quarter panel-So all I had really left was the passenger door.fender & the hood, This past month I finished the door, last week the fender, & friday I started the hood, I think somewhere on the site there's a bunch of pics of the hood work since it's a custom hood I'm making with 68 shelby vents & I also filled all the underside holes (with metal welded in) smoothed the panel edges- I'm getting ready to bond the vents in & hope to do that tomorrow. Pics to follow on that.
    2 points
  4. Well Guess what guys? I'm back It's been 5 years since I last posted on the site (man time flies) In that time I've finished a few other projects (including my other 1972 Mustang) & unfortunately this car got put to the back burner. I also had to give up the shop I had it in. But that's another story for another day the main thing is that I'm on a major mission to finally FINISH this car. I'll try & post up on here & also try to get more videos done, I've revamped my you tube channel & have posted a few new videos. I've also posted up on the site face book page, For the new members here who have no Idea who I am or anything about this car you can check out all the videos I did on you tube to get caught up on the work I've done to this car plus lots of tips & stuff that will help anyone working & restoring one of our cars. For the new members here a quick history, I have over 30 years in the Auto Body Biz doing high end restorations & high end collision work (retired from that biz now) I've owned this particular car since 1979 & was the first car I ever owned, it was my daily driver for about 9 years in 1988 I took it off the road for a full down to the shell restoration, I have the complete numbers matching drive train and all bolt on numbers matching parts that were taken off when I disassembled the car. I had also had the motor rebuilt about 4000 miles prior to taking it off the road. So fast forward to NOW I'm going to pick up where I left off on my last post in 2016 here's the link to my you tube channel for those that want to start at the beginning and get caught up to now. (there's also other videos of my other 72 the green one) https://www.youtube.com/user/fuzzenut/videos
    2 points
  5. If you notice in our "new" seatbelt buckle, there is a sliding lock mechanism that locks the buckle position to the belt. If we can wedge this mechanism and force it to stay unlock it will allow the buckle to move up and down. I think it will still offer some resistance so it won't fall all the way to the floor but it may be enough to allow the belt to fully retract. I need to study it and compare to newer cars. I wonder why they are using this old mechanism.
    1 point
  6. Geoff, thank you very much for your lovingly congratulations, I will share them with my family! Yeah, you are right - with kids your time runs even faster! I exactly know how the birth was on my little daughter before - and boom, now it's 3 years after and she is a lovely little princess with her own strong will! But best is: she loves "loud cars" as she says always and enjoy driving in my Challener R/T. How might she look and enjoy when time has come and the Mustang is ready? And even little Aaron? We will see... In the meanwhile I enjoy time with my kids whenever I can - theses times are worthwile!
    1 point
  7. Next step is thread 200 tires so i can push the suspension even more. I will keep the Magnums but switch for AutoX.
    1 point
  8. Tim, I forgot to mention congrats on the new little guy Aaron, so congrats to you and your wife on the new baby BOY. Enjoy him while you can, they grow up way too fast.
    1 point
  9. Thanks Guys ! Yes been a long time ! I'll do what I can with pics & videos, My work area is really small so a lot of stuff needs to be done outside & I'm at the mercy of the weather, I've got a bunch of parts that have been stripped & prepped ready to epoxy prime but waiting on some good weather to do that- All my dash brackets -4 speed under dash stuff -motor mounts-etc. All the little bits & pieces to reassemble the dash-My plan is to finish the body work (just the hood left) -Than get the car driveable again- Originally I was going to wait till it was painted to do that, Will just be a lot easier being able to have it running-A few months ago I was seriously considering selling it but just couldn't do it, I'm to deep into it & the sentimental value is priceless !
    1 point
  10. Well... last weekend I ran the power wires for the fusebox and the MSD. I moved the start relay to below the charcoal can to hide it a bit, gotta make a hole for the battery cable yet. . The engine harness is pulled through the firewall and is waiting for the engine to get dropped back in before cutting the wires to length. On to wiring up the column and interior switches.
    1 point
  11. I was hoping to get the car painted in 2020, but the three shops I have in mind treat classics as back burner work (even though I have made it clear I would pay shop hour rate) Because of that I decided it was time to put it together enough to be minimally road worthy and enjoy it as-is. Working on getting it to a point where I can insure it and not get pulled over within 5 minutes of it being on the road. My take on car shows is that they are for fun. It isn’t pebble beach... I am slapping an “incomplete Pete” garbage pail kids sticker (if you know what that is) on the car and rolling it to the car show. It is high time I enjoyed the car.
    1 point
  12. I enjoy seeing the great progress and attention to detail in your project. Congrats on your new pit crewmember Aaron!
    1 point
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  14. Wow so clean Tim!! To me, if you go for originality and buy that tube for so much, you should buy a nice bin too, and put it next to the car at a show with it and canister in it. Kuz that's where all the original ones went together with rev limiters and other stuffs that owners got rid of right away. True originality :D
    1 point
  15. May be a claim form for a warranty or recall. The 71s had a recall on the strut rod crossmember, where it wasn't welded sufficiently and could separate from the frame rail(s). The solution was to weld the snot out of it. My Mach has some piles of booger weld that clearly were not factory.
    1 point
  16. @bishoppeak thx man Today was an exhausting day again. Spent like yesterday the entire day crawling under car, on the floor, and up, and down and up... Played with acid and finished to remove what was left till the member holding the trans support. Will take it from there again when I will handle the underside, so I needed create some overlap. While there, I saw brown... so I know already I will be crawling again when I'll do the floors! :( Also did entire frame from torque boxes to radiator and all the rust is now gone. Thanks to a thick layer of oil and grease from unknown origin, the car was as seen yesterday surprisingly rust free. Only a tad under the tower where the lower arms hang. Now clear of this brown misery At the end of this tiring day, sprayed some protective zinc, looked at it and thought: next step epoxy baby!! And closed the garage lights, hungry and with muscles crying for rest! Now totally tired, BUT very happy to finally have the entire bay solid and ready for some durable finish. looks now a whole lot better than few months ago! This also means that I'll be able to work on the suspension/steering parts finishes and install most of them (car needs to be able to roll). Which in return will recreate some really welcome space in my tiny crowded garage! Now excuse me I nee..zzzzzzzzZZzzZ
    1 point
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