Progress Thread Project Fury 2

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Fredmatic, Oct 5, 2012.


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    Moved some things around, loaded up parts, getting the car ready to come out of storage and off to the shop. Clicked off a few camera phone
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    A few pictures. Found about 40 lbs of sand in the factory carpeting. took over an hour of high psi compressed air, brushing, shampooing and a shop vac.
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    Gutting commences!
    Found a take out 8.8 rear end, getting axle tubes welded, and stripped down. 31spl axles, gears, differential, Steeda 5 Link II, along with UPR torque box reinforcement kit and battery box are in house!
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    A few more pictures. Scot Fab panels are in.
    GEO sourced a large portion of needed assembly items, (fender, acc brackets, bolts, hardware, harness etc) locally
    Complete new AC system is on order, and Eaton differential to complete the rear end build

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    Per request updated pics. Engine bay stripped, interior panels removed, and final steps prior to bodywork and paint. We determined a new windshield was in order, so that will be done t the body shop.
    All trim pieces will be refinished in the appropriate black, with proper paint that Ford should have done for longevity. New refurbished quarter glass and trim is at the ready once she comes back.
    Got some more parts goodies in from Baer brakes and Kicker audio, so stay tuned
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    Couple more pics prior to trip to the bodyshop.
    Hole cut for fresh air intake tubing and future S/C inlet pipe
    Cut hole for fresh air intake and future S/C inlet pipe
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    Test Fit
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    Metal work for blocking off heater box holes in firewall
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    Hood mock up
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    Car went to the bodyshop last week. A few more tweaks
    Most every LX bumper I've seen has waves in the lower opening. See here
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    Hard to tell from the lighting, but GEO fabricated metal plates to flatten out
    the ripples. No more issues.
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    Donathen Racing front bumper will be replacing the heavy stock front bumper
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    Crafted up heater block off plates
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    Fender opening for wiring was opened further, for more clearance and future fuel system.
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    Couple more shots en route to body shop.
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    More coming of the parts inventory we've collected
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    About time to see some of the goodies we will be installing

    Rounding out the suspension, we have Steeda aluminum CC plates, 5 Link II
    400 lb rear springs, & billet swaybar mounts. Billet Weightjacker LCA's are in place now.
    An Eaton 31spl posi with Superior axles and 3:55 gears will be going into the rear end.
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    Brembo 4 piston clampers will be squeezing Baer 13" 2 piece rotors.
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    The 2 piece design saves a few pounds of rotational weight!
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    UPR Battery relocation kit, On/Off switch, 'Battle Box' UCA & LCA boxes, & urethane motor mounts
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    Yes, real car and real air conditioning. All new system for beating the Florida heat.
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    When rowing gears, you got to have the proper tunes, so we worked together with Kicker audio to package a complete system for the LX Hatch.
    All components, amp, sub & required accesories. An Alpine head unit will command the sounds.
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    Progress from the body shop as of today.
    Removing all panels for proper prep
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    The Scot Rod Fab firewall cover is being updated to cover the wiper motor hole. We decided Rain X and the go pedal will work just fine :cool:
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    Bumper covers & wing off
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    Red, Whte, and perhaps blue hood for patriotism ?
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    Since were on a diet, off comes the stock bumper mount, & on goes the racing lightweight mount. Goodbye to 25lbs or so of nose weight.
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    She's coming back to life!
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    The body shop work has been progressing quickly. I'm relieved and excited at the mindset of these guys. Being on the same page while undertaking this kind of project makes me sleep better
    We decided to pull out the stiff springs, to allow an easier work angle on the front end.
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    Factory antenna hole was blocked off, with welded plate underneath, and smoothed.
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    Here you can see the painstaking work of welding, sanding, grinding and filling holes & rough areas of the engine bay.
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    Upper radiator support is also getting cleaned up
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    Work on the drivers side, and fender. You would not believe the amount of ripples & dents along the tops of the fenders. NOTE never lean over your Fox fenders without thick blankets.
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    Rear quarter panels getting smoothed. Also rolled the fender lips properly
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    Drivers door needed extensive work. Thieves bent up the bottom panel, and busted out the lockset. all new tumblers for doors & trunk
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    Passenger side rear lower fender was bent in ( Orange cone excursion I believe) More work on the passenger side
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    More progress pictures from the body shop. These guys are doing an incredible job, and are enthusiastic about the project. That's hard to come by these days.
    Hood underside painted.
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    Fenders ready to be squirted
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    Drivers door opens and closes like new.
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    Right rear quarter needed quite a bit of work, and huge ding above the fuel door is gone.
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    The stock rack & pinion BROKE while pushing the car :o GEO got a rack and installed it now so we can move the car around again. K member and underside will be cleaned up and repainted too.
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    Car is scheduled for paint coming up shortly. 8.8 rear end is getting built this week, with all kinds of goodies, so stay tuned. :cool:
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    While the car is being finalized for paint, Geo tore down the 8.8 housing, and installed the heavy duty goodies.
    Donor from 1998 GT
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    Housing bushings cleaned out
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    Bushing shrapnel !
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    Free from the stock Trac-loc and 3:27 cogs, cleaned & awaiting a new cog
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    Gun owners should .appreciate this. Geo used numerous passes with brake clean soaked rags to insure the inner tubes were free from old lube & contamination. Numerous passes until the rags came through with ZERO dirt.
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    Looks brand new
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    Races
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    A set of 3:55 gears going in, thanks to Chris Jones at BBR for donating a set of take outs.
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    Ring gear mounted to the Eaton differential, Thank you Jeff from Nitrostang for the great price.
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    Superior 31 spline axles nestled in
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    Assembled!
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    Mounting a T/A Girdle, after the axle tubes get welded up, & paint
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    Some teaser pics of initial paintwork. Car got squirted today, so Ill post more Monday
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    Still loooks wet, but it's dry.
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    Fenders are arrow straight
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    Paint work is complete! Wetsanding and buffing, and final tweaks commencing this week, then she is back to the shop for wiring and the reconstruction.
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    Paint work and wetsanding/buffing is now complete. She's back in GEO's shop awaitng reconstruction. Wiring will commence soon, with interior restoration to follow.
    The pictures just do not do the workmanship justice. Quote, It's CRYSTAL CLEAR!
    Ride back from the body shop
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    Back to the operating room
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    Alright, wheels gotta go
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    True Forged Mach 5's may be in the future, like these
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    Engine bay the way it should be, without the swiss cheese look
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    Tucked away
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