Progress Thread Project Fury 2

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


  1. Fredmatic

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    Time for the rear suspnsion goodies. Rear end is all assembled with 3:55 cogs, Eaton Diff, 31 spline axles, new bearings & seals.
    Steeda 5 Link II going in, along with UPR Battle Boxes, Tokico 5 Ways, and Steeda Billet Weight Jacker LCA's
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    Lets weld the axle tubes too.
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    Fresh coat of black paint
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    Stud girdle on
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    Mounting tabs welded in, for the new postions of the 5 Link's upper control arms
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    Upper brace welded
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    Welded in mount
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    Other mounting tab, with HD hardware
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    Better shot of the upper control arm mounting position. also new 400 lb rate rear springs
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    Almost finished. Need a set of rear isolaters, rear swaybar, then tighten everything up, set pinion angle after engine and rest of drivetrain installed
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    More interior reconditioning and dying:
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    Now on to some engine bay work. Out comes the stock steering shaft.
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    Distribution block getting refurbished
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    Flaming River steering shaft in
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    Front suspension dis-assembly, clean up, and rebuild.
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    Old ball joints coming out
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    Painted up, with Steeda X2 ball joints, ond offset urethane bushings.
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    Swaybar endlinks cleaned up, with new urethane bushings
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    Going back together. Struts were in good shape, so we cleaned up the dust boots, painted them, & reconditioned the studs up top for a clean look.
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    Held off on installing the new Seeda 1000lb front springs, as we need the motor in the car.
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    Rear interior panles are in. A painstaking process when you have a 6 pt roll cage. Happy to report, no scuffs!
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    How hard was the dash board to remove and re-install if you've done it already? I really need to do it on my car but have been slightly intimidated, I'm concerned with lining the heat back up and everything working.
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    In this case, removing and re-installng the dash wasnt too hard, since I got the car back with most of the interior gone.
    Good thing is, plenty of how to's and tutorials out there, with pics to make the project not as intimidating as it may seem.
    Did a quick Google search, and here is what I found:

    https://www.google.com/#q=remove dashboard fox mustang
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    Even better is the age that we live in. The HARDEST part is recalling where everything goes. Takes LOTS of pictures as you take it apart. These will serve as a reference when/if the head scratching begins.

    That aside, it's a very time consuming process. One that should include replacing the heater core with an OEM replacement FROM FORD. If you have an aluminum radiator then I'd be inclined to opt for a QUALITY aluminum heater core over the OEM piece, but just barely. The OEM core last for how long? Yeah... it's a good piece.

    Your local parts store is NOT a good place to get a replacement heater core. They are very hit and miss in quality.

    @Fredmatic

    This is coming along very nicely! I love to see this kind of build. I can't wait to see/hear how this suspension package reacts to the car vs. the stock 4-link! :nice:
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    Thanks for the advise guys. Fredmatic the build is coming along nicely, keep us posted
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    nice build!....thanks for the read....keep it coming looks great...!
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    Headers and accesory brackets going out to the coaters

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    Front brakes hung. Brembo 4 pistons with 13" rotors
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    Dashboard in
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    Old steering wheel on for now. Refurbished one will be installed later.

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    You should use MDF to build your speaker box. You'll get better sound out of it.
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    I actually posted the wrong pic. That was the older box, we used as the template for building the new box DOH. We are using MDF material
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    Also headers, brackets, and powerpipe back from coating.

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    Located a Holley Systemax off Ebay. Headed off for some port work, then cleaning/coating for bling.

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    Finished hanging the rear Cobra brakes. 11.65 rear vented rotors, getting the squeeze from Cobra-specific calipers.

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    Got the updated front door speakers, and the rest of the stereo hooked up. Sound is AMAZING ! Thanks again to Kicker for their support, and well engineered complete system.

    Dash tweeters
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    Front door speakers required slight metal surgery, but no other mods to fit.
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    The guts of the system
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    Sub is in and tuned.
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    Now, on to the custom rear seat delete, panels, and interior completion
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    Nice work! Can't wait for the finished product
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    nice sound system

    kicker kit/setup ... can you list the items?

    rear seat speakers?

    Thanks!
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    Here is the pic of what they sent me originally. Only deviation from this was the subwoofer, and we changed front door speakers. I will find out later what the part#'s are.

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