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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    Fantastic! Looking forward to updates.

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

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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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    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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