Eleanor front end update

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by 68 & 00 GT, Oct 14, 2003.


  1. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    The excitement of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel made me post my progress with my project.
    Sorry too excited to wait for the billet grills to arrive before posting up. I should have the grills by this weekend though.
    You'll notice I decided not to use the Eleanor hood and instead decided to use a 67 Shelby hood.
    What do you guys think ?!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
  3. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    more-

    BAD HOOD HINGE on the passener side. Wish I had pused it down for these pics. :bang: The hood really fits like the 3rd pic for the top seen above. :nice:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #3
  4. mustang70

    mustang70 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego
    Not bad. Are you going to keep the car that color?
    #4
  5. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    last one -
    [​IMG]
    #5
  6. oboebrian

    oboebrian Founding Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2002
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In the Gutter Gaurding the Closet Door against She
    I've gotta admit, that looks really good with the 67 style hood. How was teh fit of everything?
    #6
  7. 67GTFastback

    67GTFastback Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    I agree, the 67 Shelby hood looks awesome. Nice work, keep the pics coming as you make progress.:nice:
    #7
  8. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    No. As of right now I plan to paint it this color - " '03 True Blue" :nice:
    [​IMG]

    My wife asked me why I am putting black pieces on the car ! :bang: :bang:
    #8
  9. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    Pretty good. It still needs mucho work / adjusting. It only has a few nuts, and bolts holding the front end on. I'm waiting on a dremel tool. The hood I'm more worried about though. It has a bow in it. I guess I'll end up cutting the fiberglass under side re shaping it, and re glassing it back together as someone suggested.
    #9
  10. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    Thanks -
    More pics coming when I get the grills in. :D :D
    #10
  11. DarkBuddha

    DarkBuddha Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Location:
    Seattle & Tampa
    I usually don't care much for Eleanor (understatement...), but I think the front end looks great overall. I have to agree that using the Shelby hood looks really good, but I still have some issues with the front valence. Are you planning on using the Eleanor lighting (PIAA, etc.)?
    #11
  12. mustang70

    mustang70 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego
    Nice color.

    Don't feel bad. My dad had a buddy that he used to go drag racing with. One time he bought a set of slicks and his wife yelled at him for buying bald tires. :doh:
    #12
  13. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
  14. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    I haven't really decided yet what I want to do with all the lighting possibilities. I may use my lower valence amber turn signals / parking lights right next to my headlights, (my amber parking lights stay on when the headlights are turned on too ever since they installed my alarm) and put only some superwhite fogs in the holes (just outside the lower grill opening) in the lower valence. No big ole fogs in the middle of the upper, or lower grills. I probably wont use PIAA regardelss due to cost. I'll look for some less expensive like APC or something. :shrug:

    Any ideas, or suggestions welcome. :nice:
    #14
  15. BobV

    BobV Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Leavenworth, KS
    I'm not an El fan either, but I like what you're doing. I'd put the parking/turn lights up next to the headlights like you were thinking. I'm not a fan of the fog lights, but putting them in the holes wouldn't be too bad. I'd make the holes functional brake cooling ducts, myself. Another possibility would be to mount the fogs beside the headlights, use the headlights with "city lights" in them (as turn signals), and keep the holes for brake ducts....

    Only other comment I have... Turn the cooler 90* so the ribs run horizontal like the billet grill will (fittings at the top). You will still be able to see that cooler with the grillwork installed, especially if the "lines" run perpendicular to the rest of the front end - just a visual thing that will mess with people's eyes...
    #15
  16. 68DARKHORSE

    68DARKHORSE New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, Tx.
    Is the lower valance available separately?
    Where did you purchase your parts?
    Thanks
    Alton
    #16
  17. BAD67FUN

    BAD67FUN Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    QUESTION HERE!!!! Hey, did you buy the entire kit? I've always been intersested in just the valance. Not the entire kit. Can you just buy that lower valance? If so, WHERE??
    #17
  18. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    I like the fog light idea, but I don't understand the headlights with "city lights" in them (as turn signals)

    Yeah I thought about that too. Wonder if I can move the trans cooler, or maybe just run the lines back into the radiator. I'll be converting to an AOD after the body / paint is all done. Does an AOD still need a trans cooler?
    I got my Eleanor parts here - (scroll down in this page)
    http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/Fiberglass/eleanor-kit.htm
    This is an awesome company. Great customer service. While you guys are at thir website submit you car pics to their OK corral ! Mine is there -
    They also have Eleanor kits for 64-66 Stangs out now too. Get a different hood for sure though !

    68 Darkhorse- I don't know that the lower valence will go well with the car w/o the upper nose section which would then need the long hood too. Fit ? Yes. look OK ? Not sure. Wish I had tried it to see for everyone. My old stuff is gone.
    Bad67fun- I did not buy the entire kit. I ordered the hood one month, the upper, and lower nose sections, and head light buckets the next month, and just ordered the grills Monday.
    They do sell individual parts, but it's all pretty expensive. BTW- I got all my parts w/ in a week of ordering them. :nice: Maier in California is keeping up aparently.
    #18
  19. BAD67FUN

    BAD67FUN Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Those Prices Are Insane!!!
    #19
  20. 68 & 00 GT

    68 & 00 GT New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    Yeah but if you consider what Shelby fiberglass costs too, it's not insanely over priced.

    BTW- Don't tell my wife ! :D
    #20

Share This Page