1968 DOHC 4.6 Coupe Project

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  1. rusty428cj

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    It is hard to tell in this picture but the nose is to wide at the top so I cut off both sides

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    Another problem is the bottom brackets hung down over an 1" from the frame rail so I cut them off and bolted them to the frame

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    Next I used fiberglass mat and resin to reattach. When this sets up I will take it off and add more to the other side.

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    I got a package today from UPS and I was surprised to find these in the box. I can't wait to install these great looking hinges.

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    Man love those hinges! I can't believe I missed that show. When an where is the next one? Silver Spings? Awsome build.
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    I hope to have the car at Silver Springs the next car show in our area is today Dec 10th at Gator Ford in Tampa
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    Making new fiberglass ends for the front end.

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    I taped a piece of aluminum on there for a pattern than added two pieces of fiberglass mat

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    The next day I carefully removed the aluminum

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    I added more material to the back side than sanded a little and this is the first test fit. It's getting closer to what I want. I still need to reshape the spoiler.

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    I spent today adding fiberglass to the ends of the front end so it will mount to the holes in the fender where the stock valance bolts. It is now held in place with 8 bolts in the original holes.

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    So in the beginning, when you flared the fenders and quarters. You flared the front 1 1/2 and how much did you flare the back? Same? It just looks a little more. And did you cut right on the curve of the old flare? I went to the car show at Gator Ford and there was a 67 fast back there, that was flared also. wow it looked great. I love the extra care you've taken to make sure your lines gaps and panels are right and straight. Nothing worse in the world is going to a car show and seeing wavy panels and parts that just don't line up.
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    no clue how i missed this thread o_O Car looks superb! +1 on just painting the roof. Also the red matches your new suspension package ;)
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    No kidding, and mustangs were never the greatest from the factory, it takes so much patience to full off a clean look
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    Hopfuly this works
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    I'm having troubles doing more than 2 pics at a time.
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    The front and rear were flared the same amount. I did this a long time ago but I believe I cut it just as it starts to flare on the stock fender and quarter. I don't like that fastback the flare stands out to much. Mine looks like it came from the factory that way and if I don't tell someone they don't notice it.
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    I spent the weekend working on the gaps on the front end and is now ready for epoxy primer

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    Beautiful work and attention to detail....
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    Engine is out of the 95 T-Bird ready to be cleaned and test fit.

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    Please do NOT put that engine into that beautiful Mustang! 205 HP/ 265 Ft-lbs? :notnice: She deserves a new Coyote 5.0!
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    I finished the body work on the front end and bottom of the fenders and than epoxy primed

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    Amazing - looks like it came from the factory that way. Wish I had done mine like that, or rather I wish I had the skills to do have installed mine like that....Keep the updates coming!
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    Brian started cleaning up the engine

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    I wanted a plain grille for the Coupe so I ordered a new Dynacorn grille and drilled out the rivets that held the uprights.

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    Be sure and check out the June 2012 issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine because the Coupe and Fairlane will be on the cover. This is the first time a car not finished is on the cover.

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