1968 DOHC 4.6 Coupe Project

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    I took this in trade toward some labor on a 68 Shelby we painted. It had a 302 with a C4. I started out wanting to build it with the Trans Am Racing look. I had to replace the floor pans, torque boxes, trunk floors and a few other patches. I flared the fenders and quarters a little and bonded in the Shelby end caps. I went with the Rod & Custom Mustang II front suspension and have decided to run a 4.6 engine and trans out of a Mark VIII. This will be a long term project since it is my car and I have a lot of customer cars that come first. I will update as progress continues.

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    subscribing, I'm sure this is going to be an awesome stang once finshed :)
     
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    Comin along great. Lovin the look so far! Keep it up and plz keep us updated!
     
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    wow. Talking about potential. keep us posted.
     
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    Very similar to my current project so I'll be watching.
     
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    Here are a couple of pictures showing how I flared the fenders and quarters. I cut the fenders leaving them attached at the bottom and than added about 1 1/2 to the flare.

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    The rears were a lot harder because you have the inner rear wheel well to flare also.

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    I thought I would update you on my progress. Rod & Custom Motorsports front and rear suspension.


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    The engine compartment is ready for paint.

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    Mock up of rear suspension


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    Bottom of body epoxy primed and than sprayed with SPI bedliner


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    this is really nice job were deed you get the SPI bedliner from ?
     
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    What's the rear suspension?
     
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    Rod & Custom Motorsports coilover rear suspension.
     
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    I thought I would give you an update with the Rod & Custom coil over front suspension installed.


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    What are you going to do about the structural integrity of the front, now that the shock towers are no longer there?
     
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    Looks like it is progressing along nicely. :nice:
     
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    I just finished installing the Rod & Custom coil over rear suspension in my Coupe. The rear center section is not installed yet. This is the first time I have installed everything on the car with a 9" rear end.


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    looking good Rusty!!!!!! i really love those flares, subtle but so bad-ass!!!!!!!


    how do you like the R&C rear suspension? I've never liked the way they attach the upper links to the car, looks like would flex way too much with only the 2 or 3 bolst from center section holding everything together. i would much rather see the upper links attached to brackets welded on the diff housing. that's why i'll be using the TCP G-Bar on my Cougar, plus TCP is the only one offering a rear system for the Cougar anyway.
     
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