It's been a while since my last update ,the weather is finally clearing up .
I bought the hood pin kit from Stang-Aholics ,it's a Scott Drake kit in stainless steel and it is nice . The pins bolt into the hood bumper bracket ,you need to drill them out to 1/2 inch first .The hood bumper then moves to the first fender mounting bolt hole .I just screwed the cable for the pin clips right beside the hood bumper mount.
I used my hole saw kit and drilled a 3/4 inch hole...
Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion
66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion
I epoxy primed the quarter vent covers, front and back, with two coats .A block sanding and they would be ready for paint .The fenders and hood will be next .
one thing i forgot to consider while making my covers was when shaping my covers on the English wheel ,the metal shrinks in size as the curvature is formed . i got lucky ,all the rivets worked ,just barely . they look a lot nicer formed to match the curvature of the quarter,rather than being a flat panel just riveted in place. i used a few aluminum rivets to hold them in place as i drilled the rive holes so they would not move around, they will drill out easily. the next problem will be when...
i was going to use Shelby quarter windows but pricing changed my mind.
i decided to go with block off panels instead. i decided to make my own ,the last ones i bought were not all that great. i made them from 18 gauge
mostly because that is what i have here. i started off...
i cleaned up the old suspension and bolted it back in so i could roll it out of my paint booth.
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