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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by grambo View Post
    This sounds ominous... but, cool i'm in...
    Hey you wouldn't happen to need a full irs suspension and brembo brakes from a mustang, as long as we are now friends anyway... I could use some money, and would be very reasonable.
    I am actually using a floater to save weight and reduce complexity.

  2. #22
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    Oh, that’s cool. I have never played with one before, I just had most of one when I got the chassis and saw no reason to look for even more trouble, also I liked how beefy it is. So, yeah... I totally get it. What are you tinkering on?
    My cougar project.

  3. #23
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    I dig it!!!!
    Good work sir!

  4. #24
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    Cool build! I like following weird and oddball builds. If you still have the stock computer and harness from the Mustang you might be able to find someone who can turn off the security stuff. According to Ron Francis Wiring's website they can do it for a lot less than what a controls pack would cost.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Styx1967 View Post
    Cool build! I like following weird and oddball builds. If you still have the stock computer and harness from the Mustang you might be able to find someone who can turn off the security stuff. According to Ron Francis Wiring's website they can do it for a lot less than what a controls pack would cost.

    Really? That’s awesome! I have the pedal, ecu, and, full harness, how would that work with a normal keyed ignition? I have a 21 circuit that I was planning to use for the chassis... I will look into that, thank you so much for the info! That would be awesome.
    My cougar project.

  6. #26
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    Update time! (My first real time update, man I feel cool right now.) so as I finished the history the whole front end was held in with three tack welds, 20 cleco clamps, and a jack stand, today i made and tacked up 8 mounts to hold the fenders in place. Name:  7DD71E13-7078-4534-A4AD-A78467197CFA.jpg
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Size:  160.5 KB I also went shopping and got all the stuff to make my rear spoiler.Name:  0EB3AC72-810A-4EB9-9676-FC86F03F981B.jpg
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Size:  218.6 KB I found this one in the for sale section and as I am cheap, and can do things I am copying it, (sorry buddyp, its super nice, I just cant spend that much and then chop it up with the hope that it will fit a car it was not made for, good luck with the sale though, imitation/flattery deal...)Name:  BFFD0B85-0416-4B06-99E1-A753E4ECF8E2.jpeg
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Size:  126.2 KB also I am thinking of cutting more holes in my car... so I mocked this up for thinking purposes.Name:  09212BB4-327C-4EE8-8B1A-A0D15E1DB670.jpg
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  7. #27
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    Just a quickie, the axis driveline finished my shaft today! Its a Frankenstein of new and 2015 mustang. I love how it turned out. Check it out!Name:  E80DF457-57FF-4E57-95AD-4C8A9F079D74.jpg
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  8. #28
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    This is such a great project. Shows your skill with putting this all together too.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinL View Post
    This is such a great project. Shows your skill with putting this all together too.
    Thank you.
    My cougar project.

  10. #30
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    What a great build.

  11. #31
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    Cool project!

  12. #32
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    I want to start by saying thank you everyone for your kind words, it means the world to me. I was quite apprehensive posting my car on here for a number of reasons, but I do not regret it now, thank you all so much. This car is not a show car or a fancy high dollar build, quite the contrary, it is just same thing I wanted to make, and so I am. Honestly I don’t want it too nice, as I would be afraid to use it hard.

    Well yesterday was my “car day” but I spent it on the toilet with food poisoning, and as I was still feeling weak I called in today also. Well I snuck out for a hour, and played with hood hinges. I wanted to buy some, but was having a hard time finding inexpensive ones that would be modifiable on line. I know I could have hit the wrecking yards, but I kept looking at the mustangs trunk hinges... they looked stout enough, and they open at a cool angle, which I liked, but the main thing was they were small when folded, so I pulled them and started modifying.Name:  636ACD65-8312-418D-B736-BD466AB4F544.jpg
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Size:  172.0 KB I made poster board templates, and transferred them to some flat bar.Name:  FBDF583C-4000-45FE-83C8-3DDA589D5074.jpg
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Size:  209.5 KB Cut and welded, and bam hinges, which I can’t test anytime soon, as I still need to make some hood pin mounts before I can take the front end back apart and finish weld all the new mounts and brackets that will hold the hood,fenders and front end, but here is the results.Name:  516F0E3F-8D3F-4DB3-9428-E6D19E8A2950.jpg
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    Also, as I was laid up, I started playing with color options, once more as I am cheap (and can’t drop $500-$2000 on renderings) I used a rim choosing program to experiment, here are options.Name:  9EC499F6-91B8-485E-8A5C-2F2481E2AFFA.jpg
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Size:  15.3 KB kinda thinking of a blue/silver two tone. I plan to wrap the car when I get to that point. this post was big for such a small amount of progress, oh well...
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  13. #33
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    Very cool !
    There are 2 factors in Autocross, Tires and the loose nut behind the wheel.

    Paul Grala
    69 Mach 1 project (For Sale)
    78 Cobra
    87 GT
    98 Expedition

  14. #34
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    So, my frame rails are also my door sills, its a nascar thing apparently. Anyway I had no way to mount the back of my fenders normally, so I got more unorthodox. I made little plates and used rivets to attach them to the bottom of my fender, then installed riv-nuts into the frame rail and bolted through the plate, looks a bit different, but I doubt anyone will notice once the car is on the ground.Name:  3FAE3F36-A1A9-4968-BA28-5A0FAC01F6E9.jpg
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    I have just been sneaking out when I can, as this is a busy week, but Saturday afternoon is car day, so much more will happen then.
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  15. #35
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    Today I should have finished my hood hinges, or built mounts for the hood pins, or made up the hood and trunk prop rod mounts, or made the brackets for the drive shaft carrier bearing. I did not do any of those things, instead I built 3/4 of my rear wing. Yeah I know it is not at all a critical piece, but I am justifying it to myself by saying the car is about making me happy, and doing this way not important piece made me happy. Still gotta install all the threaded arms, (and I am going to but them behind as I have more room than I thought) and I cannot mount it for real until the car is painted, but, well, I am happy...Name:  4571D5B2-A812-4960-99A1-A06119222B8B.jpg
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  16. #36
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    This is a really fun car, I love it!

    Cars are meant to be driven.

    John B


  17. #37
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    Loving the spoiler it looks good on there what is the material thickness etc

  18. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc70chevy View Post
    Loving the spoiler it looks good on there what is the material thickness etc
    It is 3/16 x 6 aluminum flat bar. I have 6 threaded turnbuckle support arms things that will hold it at the right angle when I finish it.Name:  0AF70895-4D0F-45C4-B434-1581B9C160D0.jpg
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  19. #39
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    Where did u accuire the turn buckle fastners

  20. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc70chevy View Post
    Where did u accuire the turn buckle fastners
    I pulled mine from the nascar body when I was removing the rear wing. But you can get them here:
    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Longa...ch,282409.html
    They come in a bunch of different sizes, but the 6 inch ones are just about the only size you will need.

    Looks like amazon has them too: https://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Ligh.../dp/B001NNE43C
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