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  1. #1
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    69 mustang Sportsroof from France

    First of all, I have been a regular reader on thos forum for several years and after doing some ground up restoreations on mustangs and cudas, I decided it was time to build what I call my last car ( I am restoring as well at the same time)

    this is and will be a low budget build with parts scored around here in France or Europe. My goal is to spend no more than 10 000 euros ($11500) on this build !!

    I already bought a 69 shell which was an abandoned project for $2500. I also bought lots of sheetmetal from another guy fpr $500. I had a C5 corvette suspension and frame rail for another $500.
    the mustang was already blasted and epoxy primed so I saw what I bought and why the guy gave up.



    I also some nearly perfect 69 doors less glasses for $250 and I have in my shop a 2003 mustang 8.8 axle with brakes.

    My last purchase is a set of new disc brakes and pads I found in a local classified journal for $100.

    so I am $3850 off my budget.

    here is a list of what I will need to buy : front fenders, full quarters, hood, engine + trans, seats, harness, wheels.

    we are working for now on swapping the front corvette rails and some kind of front chassis in the mustang.

    plan is to set the front rails at the height as in the corvette and then we will adjust with the rails we will be welding on the mustang rockers. First I was thinking of using all the corvette chassis specs but these may be too low for my mountain roads.
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  2. #2
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    Fantastic! Looking forward to updates.

    Andrew
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  3. #3
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    Really looking forward to see this build unfold. I am always interested to see what guys can do that have a limited budget like me. Looks like you have a great shell to work with

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    the shell is in poor condition but perfect for what I have in mind.

    what was not sandblasted will be cut soon
    we will cut front rails at the firewall, the rear of the shell behind the wheelwells. I aready have the new sheetmetal for the rear. that will be the easy part of the job, replacing panel is easy when your friend is a retired old school metal crafter.

    I build a jig for the c5 front suspension according to the factory specs and we will go from these specs.

    choose between factory c5 ride height and something a little higher.
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    Thats really cool! I'm looking forward seeing this build come together!

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    ok build a small jig for the front suspension according to the C5 chassis specs.

    The upper arm bolts are points of reference from the datum line (leveled line)

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  7. #7
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    juste bought a set of 17" corvette wheels for $200, this is just for mock up

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  8. #8
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    more cutting, out with the original framerails, floors and some rotted sheetmetal and it is starting to look like a good shell to build something from.

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  9. #9
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    ready to move
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    Cool project ! Keep it up
    Gil

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    thanks it is moving along really quickly

    I cut some more metal around the rear torque boxes in order to prepare for the new rails. if I remember well, rails are 6"x2" and will be welded to the rockers

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  12. #12
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    just tack weld the frame for the inner chassis, everything went well, is squared and leveled, the floor in this area of my shop is perfectly flat so it helped me a lot setting everything right,
    I also welded some square tube under the chassis rails to set the ride height at 6". I may add 1 inch to be safe as as I add parts and weight to the stang, it may lose height.

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    Don't you love it when someone from across the pond shares the same passion as us here in North America.
    Good for you, in the end you'll have a ride that no one else has.
    Keep at it!

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    thanks slazisme

    moving along as I bolt a fender to check where I need to set the suspension and then I decided to try the c5 wheels for motivation, I really like the 6 inches stance even if I may add 1 inch to compensate for the overall weight of the car on the suspension.

    let me know what you think !!

    front suspension : C5 suspension, craddle et frame rails
    2x6 chassis rails
    2000 3L73 explorer axle with disc brakes
    triangulated 4 bar suspension with QA1 coilovers
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    setting the front suspension in place to build finish the front chassis and hoping to weld everything next weekend

    took me 2 afternoons to measure and set millimeter after millimeter so everything is squared, leveled, spindle centered in the wheel opening. I set everything within 2 millimeters, was not able to set at 0 but my friend who will do all welding will come and recheck evreything next week. I hope the front wheels will be on the ground within a month.
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    after spot welding some steelplate between the corvette rails and the 2x6 tubes welded to the rockers, I was able to do some strong welds so everything is rock solid and won't move.
    I will weld some steel plates on top of my U-shaped plates so it will be really rigid.

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    better front pict
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    Going to be a nice build! Be sure to keep the pictures coming.

    Carl Wilson
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    thanks, this is a slow build, goal is to have the stang on its 4 wheels by the summer, then, I will work on the cuda so the body of the cuda will be rustfree by end of the year.

    after final welding of the front rails, next is a rear triangulated 4 link suspension with a lengthened 8.8 explorer rear axle.
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    Looking good so far.
    I hope you have a registration for it because it's getting tougher with the FFVE.
    Everything can be fixed with a big hammer.

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