Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by hoopty5.0, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl
    SN Certified Technician

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    Messages:
    3,585
    Likes Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Allentown, PA
    Congrats on the sale! Spend your profit wisely :)
     
  2. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    I put a chunk in savings. Some for bills, some for this car.
     
  3. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Finally some forward motion!!! This week has been hell. First, my uncles wreck, then tuesday night, had to take my GF to the ER for a kidney infection. Today, I found out I have tonsilitis. But I refuse to let it slow me down.

    Got 240V wired in today and bought the welder/gas/wire/helmet... Had to order a welder cart, that's why its on the table. Itll be here monday:
    img0646ut.jpg

    Made a 25' extension cord so I can get the welder all over the garage:
    img0647bd.jpg

    Finally started on a wheel tub before calling it a night:
    img0648cu.jpg

    I didn't feel up to driving an hour each way to pick up my rear end, so I'm getting it Saturday. Its a narrowed built 8.8 with discs, some QA1 coilovers, and a complete front disc setup from a '00 GT for $1200. Not a bad deal I don't think...

    Got some work to do.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Rub-a-dub-dub, this bish got tubs.

    img0653pt.jpg

    img0652yl.jpg

    img0651yl.jpg

    Still got some cutting to do on the frame, but that part wasn't in the instructions. As if I read them before I started anyway...
     

    Attached Files:

    lizardsman and Sharad like this.
  5. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Picked up the stuff to finish off the rear half of the car today.

    narrowed 8.8: Drilled/slotted rotors, C-clip elims, 31 spline axles/spool, tubes and brackets welded:
    img0660gt.jpg


    Spindles, drilled/slotted rotors, aluminum calipers from an SN car and the QA1 coilovers in the back
    img0657qj.jpg


    Finally, the wheels. Couldn't pass them up for $800 and they have the right BS for the narrowed rear end.
    img0658gv.jpg
     
  6. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Headed out to go finish notching the frame so I can install the axle. Then I'll weld in the coilover crossmember and the ARB. That'll be a wrap on the back half of the car!
     
  7. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Got the pass side notched yesterday before heading out for the night. Once my hangover clears today, I'll try and get back at it... Maybe
     

    Attached Files:

  8. NIKwoaC

    NIKwoaC 中國製造

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,194
    Likes Received:
    437
    Trophy Points:
    164
    Location:
    Chengdu Province
    What are those wheels?
     
  9. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Welds. They're billet and weigh about 10 lbs each. I couldn't say no
     
  10. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Hell yeah. Moving along quite nicely.
     
  11. NIKwoaC

    NIKwoaC 中國製造

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,194
    Likes Received:
    437
    Trophy Points:
    164
    Location:
    Chengdu Province
    Yea those are sweet wheels. Good score. I was unaware Weld did billet.
     
  12. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
  13. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Finally got to work on the car today. My job got in the way this week. Gah.

    I finished notching and capping the frame today and tacked the rear suspension stuff in place. I wanted to make sure that it all looked ok with the pros on here before I made it permanent. The main problem I see is that the ARB is the same width as the shocks/mount and Im not sure how to get around that. Maybe srtthis madmike1157 Sharad could shed some light here or anyone else who has done this before?

    img0667ac.jpg

    Also, Where's a good place to start as far as where the shocks are mounted? The middle? The coilovers are 12" 110#.

    img0668xn.jpg




    Also got the cart in for the welder:

    img0670ac.jpg

    Which I have to say lays down some damn fine beads and I couldn't be happier with it.

    img0672jt.jpg
     
  14. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    548
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    in the shop working!
    May have to move the arb mounts. The one on the racecar is forward of the rear and mounted up in the trunk.
     
  15. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl
    SN Certified Technician

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    Messages:
    3,585
    Likes Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Allentown, PA
    Those are some nice, hot welds. Good penetration.


    Yea, that's what she said.
     
    88LX5.Oh, Cory Berg and hoopty5.0 like this.
  16. madmike1157

    madmike1157 If I could only jump.........I'd bite your ASS!
    SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    4,156
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    Trophy Points:
    164
    Location:
    Birmingham, al
    The same for me on the orange/blk 86 car I built last time. The bar is located so far forward it'll be really hard to weld it properly. (try putting one in w/ the trunk floor intact). Mine had tabs located on top of the housing that the heim ends attached to,.....be careful to mock the thing up first, reassemble the shocks w/o the springs, and run the rear end through a full arc of movement ( w/i the range of the chassis loaded at least) to be sure the that ARB will not contact the coilovers at some point.
    Then weld the pi ss outta it.
     
  17. madmike1157

    madmike1157 If I could only jump.........I'd bite your ASS!
    SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Messages:
    4,156
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    Trophy Points:
    164
    Location:
    Birmingham, al
    That said,....I noticed that the arb you have appears to weld to the floor,...so I gotta ask,....where are you gonna weld yours?
     
  18. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    548
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    in the shop working!
    btw... nice grinder!
     
  19. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    I was thinking I welding it to the shock crossmember. Bad idea?
     
  20. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,760
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    Welp. Today was payday. Instead of ordering front suspension, I bought my girlfriend some earrings for her birthday. Looks like it's gonna be another month before anything happens, haha. Headed back to Africa next week also. Updates in march...
     

Share This Page