1966 Mustang no rust repair but we are still going to cut it up

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  1. rusty428cj

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    We will be starting a new project this nice 1966 Mustang. No rust repair but we are making it a restomod. We are waiting for the Rod & Custom coilover front suspension and rear disc brake kit to come in also Procar Elite seats.

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    New 15" steel style wheels & BFG tires

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    Flaming River tilt steering column and wheel

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    That looks like a nice 66 minus the wheels. Eww. Great choice on the wheels for replacing them. What do you mean by cut it up? I hope you don't cut it up too much.
     
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    Remove the shock towers and front strut rod supports.
     
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    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius" Founding Member

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    Might be a good candidate for a fastback conversion!
     
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    Why are you removing the shock towers? Big block or mod motor?

    Why is it a good candidate for a fastback conversion? I would not eve consider doing that, its in too good of shape.
     
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    The shock towers are being removed to install the Rod & Custom coilover front suspension with rack and pinon and disc brakes. Engine is a 289. We are not doing anything to the body at this time.
     
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    Thank god. Don't cut the body up. I can't wait to see some pictures after your done with that part.
     
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    Today I removed the front end. Next step remove the engine and trans.

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    The engine was removed today we are waiting for the new suspension to come in before we cut out the shock towers. Getting ready to order an Edelbrock intake and a set of headers.


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    Parts came in today from Rod & Custom

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    Ready to cut out the shock towers

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    Nice steering wheel!
     
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    Today Brian cut out one shock tower

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    The Pro Car seats came in today

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    That looks like a nice seat.
     
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    Shock tower is out on the drivers side. Next step cut out off the strut and sway bar brackets and clean up the area.

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    Brian finished cutting, grinding, and wire wheeling now it is time to start installing the Rod & Custom crossmember.

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    Brian finished welding the crossmember and than we fit the sway bar and he welded the bracket to the frame.

    Test fitting the suspension.

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    Rusty,

    The work is looking good! Thanks for the pics and update.
     
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    Looking good Rusty!
     
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    Just wondering here, what tools did you use to get down to the shiny bare metal on your aprons? Was it a sanding flapper disc on an angle grinder and/or a wire wheel on an angle grinder?
     
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