1968 DOHC 4.6 Coupe Project

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  1. rusty428cj

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    If I had a choice I would rather have brackets welded on the rear end since we welded all the crosmembers in. They designed the kit to be bolted in.
     
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    do you plan on welding the brackets in at a later date or just leave it like it is?

    i still can't wait to see this car hit the road, i love those flares!!!!!

    are you going to paint it yellow and black?
     
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    If you buy it otherwise probably red and blacK
     
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    ummm yeah, i'll get right on that. the wife says i have two too many cars already
     
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    I changed my mind on the taillights. I was going to put a deluxe ribbed taillight panel in and I had cut out the original taillights. Now I have decided to french them in instead. I had put a reproduction taillight panel in our Eleanor project and cut out the original taillight mounting area.


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    The reproduction taillight mounting area was about 1/4" to big so Brian cut it down and welded studs on it.


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    Brian welded it back in and now has to grind the welds.


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    nice work, keep the pics coming

    p.s. I love XR4TIs...used to have 2, back when I was young and stupid and didnt know how to work on cars
     
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    Wow looks good. What a cool project and great pictures, keep them coming. BTW is that a xr4ti in the background? That is kind of interesting.
     
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    I started the Merkur project with my brother and we have way to much money in it and it is on hold. The cam cover on the Cosworth is now red.


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    Looks like a neat project. Thanks for the pictures. It keeps getting better a 69 Fastback drag car. Cool selection of stuff!
     
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    I started racing the Mustang in 1971. It is red on one side and blue on the other.


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    And this is 2008 after I restored it close to the way it was raced. I like red better so I painted red on the drivers side

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    Couple of pictures outside. SPI bedliner on the fender aprons


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    awesome, nice to see it coming along(mine is stalled for about a month or so) what width is that wheel? 8"? maybe its just the tire that makes it look so beefy, I might do bedliner outside of the engine bay, but have heard nightmare stories of it in the engine bay with high heat(which I plan on, turbos put out quite a bit more heat than NA engines and twin turbos are now in my main plans)

    p.s. did you weld on the 1/4 panel extensions?
     
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    They are 8" rims and 245 tires.
    I would spray the engine compartment with SPI black epoxy and it should hold up to the heat.
    The fiberglass quarter panel extensions are bolted and bonded on.
     
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    We started lining up the sheet metal. We are having a problem with the bottom of the drivers door sticking out at the bottom. I think we will have to cut it and weld it back up.

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    We still have to fit the front valance and spoiler

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    looking mean Rusty!!!!!!
     
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    This looks like a great project. I will definitely follow this.
     
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    I really like how the flares look. I'm going to have to find an old fender and practise your flaring method. I'm pretty sure if I try that on a car I will warp the fenders beyond use.

    I've hardly touched my 67/4.6DOHC project all year. I'm honestly about ready to switch to a 347 just so I can speed it along. I just don't have time to do all of the work these Terminator conversions require!
     
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    looking good...keep the updates coming, I'm possibly storing my 4.6L mustang away for a while...although work will continue as always...but slower most likely(since I'm too lazy to drive out to storage all the time to work on it)
     
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    That is looking really nice. :nice::nice:
     
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    Love the Merkur project I had one back about 8 years a go a road car with a Rapido front mount, 2.3 with a cam, Sierra grill, and a few other mods, it was a great car.
     
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