Build Thread 1978 Mustang I I

rusty428cj

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I have decided no spoiler. The major bodywork is finished

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Two coats of SPI epoxy

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Block sanded and a little more bodywork

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More epoxy

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rusty428cj

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Sep 29, 2007
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Port Richey Fl
I ordered a spoiler from Mustangs Unlimited but after test fitting I realized I never did like how the spoiler is on the quarter panel and how tall it was.

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I cut it down and added a little fiberglass

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After some bodywork

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Epoxy primed

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I decided it was time to upgrade the engine compartment

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Two coats of SPI black epoxy

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The spring perches on the 1965 rear end are 1/4" to wide on each side so we added metal to the bottom of the perch with an offset hole.

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New rear shackles and test fitting the rear after the leaf springs were sanded and epoxy primed.

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It is hard to believe but new motor mounts for a V8 are not available so we made our own. We had a set Rod & Custom small block motor mounts that we did not use on another project. They were cut down and welded to the frame

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We will add another brace after the firewall is modified for the AOD and we install the engine and trans again

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The AOD is a tight fit so to make it easier to install we modified the trans tunnel

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Also decided to fill some of the holes in the firewall

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I also didn't like all the holes in the fender aprons

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Crossmember was also modified for more clearance

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We had to do a little rust repair to the hatch and bodywork and I painted the back side SPI Orange. The spoiler was bolted and fiberglass mat was added and needed bodywork before the back was painted.

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LILCBRA

I wish I didn't have all of these balls in the air
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That orange really pops!! I can't wait to see the finished product!! Out of curiosity, were you planning on leaving the car solid orange, or adding another color accent to the car? I used to have an orange Mach 1, so in my mind I keep envisioning black accents....