Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 5” 86 4 eye T-TOP notch build

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95steedamustang

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Sand And strip. Repeat till like new.
all the metal front bumper pieces back from blast and coated in grey epoxy
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The only real reason to swap is for wheel choice.

If you already have that piece worked out... :shrug: There are lots of nice 4-wheel brake upgrades out there. Pretty convenient for folks who really like their 10-holes. :p
If he delivers the car with less than 300 RWHP then ok... but otherwise we need to talk about brake upgrades and safety and the 4 lug options might work but to meet the demands would be stupid expensive. It's the age old question of "yes, you can... but why?"
 

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If he delivers the car with less than 300 RWHP then ok... but otherwise we need to talk about brake upgrades and safety and the 4 lug options might work but to meet the demands would be stupid expensive. It's the age old question of "yes, you can... but why?"
I suppose it just depends on what you're trying to do. I had this same discussion with MRaburn about the white 86. :shrug:

Here's another wrinkle... I possess everything necessary to do the Cobra Brake conversion. Now, I'm second-guessing because I really want to keep my OEM wheels.
 
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For the red/black unit above... why would anyone keep the 4 lug setup?
Ummm, I am not using 4 lugs. I just use old 4 lug axles to hold my rear end off the ground after the coating so they dont have to sit on anything. I didn’t even own a 4 lug wheel until I started buying up all these 4 eyes. 86 and 85 will be 5 lugs with disc brakes all around
 

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I suppose it just depends on what you're trying to do. I had this same discussion with MRaburn about the white 86. :shrug:

Here's another wrinkle... I possess everything necessary to do the Cobra Brake conversion. Now, I'm second-guessing because I really want to keep my OEM wheels.
Ive built plenty if cars for customers for this very reason. There are a lot of purists out there that will not bend on oem wheels. I’m just not one of them. I can’t leave any car stock
 
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So far as I know, this is as close as I can get and a pretty good reason to spend a little more dough on the 4-lug disk:

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Here they are on MRaburn's restoration:

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I [really] like this and to me, the raised white lettering and 4-eyes just go together.
 

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^^^^^^^^
ten holes with raised white letters is a classic look. And just an FYI. I make a kit that allows cobra 13 front and 11.65 rear discs to work with 4 lugs so its really not that hard or expensive to keep them and still have good brakes. I have an old set of HRE wheels In 5 lug I’ll probably use on the 85 T-Top
 

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^^^^^^^^
ten holes with raised white letters is a classic look. And just an FYI. I make a kit that allows cobra 13 front and 11.65 rear discs to work with 4 lugs so its really not that hard or expensive to keep them and still have good brakes. I have an old set of HRE wheels In 5 lug I’ll probably use on the 85 T-Top
Ahhhh... I've added that note to "The Book [dun-dun-dun]". I'll hit you up about that in PM (if you don't already have a thread about it :stick:) as I get closer to getting it back out and doing some work on it.
 
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Is that the place holder for the 17-inch SC wheels? :O_o:


Wait... What color is this car going to be? :scratch:
Lol! I haven’t said yet. But the 86 T-Top notch in this thread is getting Stern 3 piece wheels. The 85 T-Top hatch is getting HRE wheels
 
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