Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

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  1. RacEoHolic330

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

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    Congrats on the sale! Spend your profit wisely :)
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  2. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I put a chunk in savings. Some for bills, some for this car.
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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:
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    Made a 25' extension cord so I can get the welder all over the garage:
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    Finally started on a wheel tub before calling it a night:
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    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.
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  4. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Rub-a-dub-dub, this bish got tubs.

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    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...
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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:
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    Spindles, drilled/slotted rotors, aluminum calipers from an SN car and the QA1 coilovers in the back
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    Finally, the wheels. Couldn't pass them up for $800 and they have the right BS for the narrowed rear end.
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  6. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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!
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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

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    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    What are those wheels?
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Welds. They're billet and weigh about 10 lbs each. I couldn't say no
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    Hell yeah. Moving along quite nicely.
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    Yea those are sweet wheels. Good score. I was unaware Weld did billet.
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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?

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

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    Also got the cart in for the welder:

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

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  14. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    May have to move the arb mounts. The one on the racecar is forward of the rear and mounted up in the trunk.
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    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Those are some nice, hot welds. Good penetration.


    Yea, that's what she said.
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    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.
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    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?
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    btw... nice grinder!
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    I was thinking I welding it to the shock crossmember. Bad idea?
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    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...

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