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  1. I appreciate the info. But what fun is it if you don't do it yourself? LOL!! I got a little work ahead of me.
  2. Awesome. Thank you. I’m thinking about building a frame jig and finally start tearing into my car.
  3. Nice looking jig. Do you recall the overall length of it??
  4. Any chance you can scan those into a PDF and post the pdf? Great measurements to have.
  5. Very nice David. My buddy has the same machine for cutting rotors. We use it all the time. We take a cut or two off the rotors every brake change just to square and clean them up. Nice machine to have around.
  6. Everyone has an opinion on oil. I have used Rotella 15-40 diesel oil in all my old cars, bikes, quads, tractors,etc. never had any issues.
  7. No problem. let me know if you have any other questions!
  8. The stock lower plates wont work because the size of the axle tube is bigger on the 8.8. That's why I ended up making my own plates and welding the shock mount ears to them. Also another thing you don't want to forget to do is to weld the axle tubes to the center section with a good stick welded and some 7018 rod. Get a little better penetration than mig welding them, but a mig will work if you have a 220volt and crank her up a bit. The stock axles tubes on the 8.8 are pressed in and tend to turn under some power.
  9. Yeah you got some work ahead of you. For the hard to find sheetmetal that's not reproduced, I would contact Don at Ohio Mustang Supply or Mike at Motor City Mustang. Both are on here as site supporters and both a very good guys to work with. And both have multiple parts cars for just such an occasion! Good luck on the build and keep us updated.
  10. Did you get an 8.8 out of an Explorer? spring perches I bought from summit racing, they are standard universal perches. I welded them on to match same pinion angle as the stock 8” Lower leaf spring plates I made from 1/4” flat steel. I cut the shock mount ears off stock ones and welded them to the flat plate. Drilled holes properly sized for custom u bolts I had made at spring shop locally. Driveshaft was made by same shop that made my u bolts. I used stock drive shaft front half and used rear of the Explorer shaft to bolt to rearend.
  11. Biggest thing is to not go too aggressive with your sanding or buffing. ESPECIALLY on corners and edges. Don't run the buffer too fast or build up excessive heat. Its very easy to burn through fresh clear and paint. To be honest if you have never done it before , I probably wouldn't recommend starting on this car! You can do way more harm than good if your not careful. Your water and paper have to stay clean, clean, clean. If your getting dirt nibs out first, make sure they don't stick to your paper because they will scratch the hell out of the clear if they get embedded in the paper.
  12. wow. Now that business knows what they are doing, extremely nice work.
  13. Wow!!! That grabber blue is gorgeous!!
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