Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 7” 85 GT T-Top build thread

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95steedamustang

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More engine bay welding and smoothing
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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The EV is doable but really?
I like the modular engine because it can be easy HP with grocery getter driveability, can be dependable with decent fuel mileage.
I don't like the modular engine for the cost of stuff like headers for instance, 1k to 1500 bucks for a set? Budget buster.
Its his money, not ours. Let’s spend it!!
 
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CarMichael Angelo

my rearend will smell so minty fresh,
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If you really wanna be different..
Do not put another ford anything under the hood. ( it’s already been done a bagillion times already)
At the same time, do not put a GM anything under the hood either…( it’s already been done a bagillion times already)

Honestly,…I’m at a paradox….I can’t possibly recommend what to put under the hood ….

All I know is:

It shouldn’t be a Ford engine…
And
It shouldn’t be a GM engine..

Wheres that leave us?….:shrug:
 

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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If you really wanna be different..
Do not put another ford anything under the hood. ( it’s already been done a bagillion times already)
At the same time, do not put a GM anything under the hood either…( it’s already been done a bagillion times already)

Honestly,…I’m at a paradox….I can’t possibly recommend what to put under the hood ….

All I know is:

It shouldn’t be a Ford engine…
And
It shouldn’t be a GM engine..

Wheres that leave us?….:shrug:
What’s left has already been done a Carmichaelangelotime
 

95steedamustang

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Peddles.
There are enough smart ahhhh people around here to figure gear multiplication ratios to get it to move.
Surprised no one said Ferrari engine but sadly I have already done that too in a customers 65 fastback a few yrs ago. Since Im probably goin to give this car to my son when he turns 16…the ole 302 is probably goin to be best.
 
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95steedamustang

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Today marks 2 weeks since I drug the 85 into the garage and started on it. Got the engine bay down to a blank canvas. Body work has also began with shaving the antenna hole.
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95steedamustang

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Body work off and running.
Go ahead and get 10-12 gallons of primer headed my way.
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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You have too many cars and not enough 'drivers'.
I can help with that.
I'm also pretty handy with a broom, and I can sand the paint off most anything that stands still long enough.
 

95steedamustang

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You have too many cars and not enough 'drivers'.
I can help with that.
I'm also pretty handy with a broom, and I can sand the paint off most anything that stands still long enough.
Tell me when your coming and I’ll get you some
Sandpaper. Just ask @SorsCode. I put all visitors to work.
 
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95steedamustang

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Well, to convert a GT hatch into an LX hatch the right way is pretty time consuming. Welding up a bunch of holes and drilling a bunch of new ones. Of course I had other repairs to make as well.
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All these pieces prepped, fitted, stripped and primed in epoxy. The spoiler I molded
Off another one and made it slightly longer to match the rear bumper distance from the car.
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