Build Thread 1978 Mustang I I

rusty428cj

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I did not like the mopar gas cap or the rust

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The rust was cut out.

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Eleanor gas filler kit from Mustangs to Fear was welded in place. A gas filler neck from a 1968 Mustang was also used.

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Billet gas cap from Mustangs Unlimited

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rusty428cj

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The lead was removed from the seam and we found rust

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The rust was cut out and patched

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Rust was cut out of the rear hatch channel new piece was welded in place and epoxy primed

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Epoxy was brushed in that area and I sanded and added a little filler. Since we had a couple of patches in the channel I decided to add filler and also fill all the spot welds in the channel

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I wanted a cleaner looking taillight panel so the Ford holes were welded and ground down

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The bodywork is finished on the taillight panel

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rusty428cj

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Scottrods rear bumper fits great. The original bumper brackets were cut off and two holes were drilled in the trunk for a test fit. Add a few more bolts inside the trunk and a couple on each quarter and your done.

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We found a 8" rear from a 1965 Mustang. The spring perches are a little wider on the rear but we made it fit. I ordered a 1" lowering kit.

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I installed a Rod & Custom front suspension in my 1968 Coupe and upgraded to Baer brakes so I used the original ones that came with the kit on the II.

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The wheels and tires are from my son's 1994 Mustang just to test fit. 245/45 17 on an 8" rim with 5 1/2" back space. The front tires clear but the rear hits the leaf spring and I have about 2" clearance to the quarter panel. If I would have used a rear from a 1967 up Mustang they would work.

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I'm going to reshape the front of the wheel well for a little more clearance.
 
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