Build Thread Vulcan 1968 Sohc Mustang

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by rusty428cj, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. The owner decided he didn't what the Shelby/Eleanor taillight panel that was installed before he bought the car. Brian had the fun job of cutting off the fiberglass taillight panel and end caps.

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    We bought another taillight panel to cut out the stock taillights.

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    After a lot of measuring and Brian standing back looking at them to make sure they were straight he welded them in place.

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    Since we have a side gas filler we decided to do away with the original one.

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    Brian cut out a section of the new taillight panel and welded it in place.

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    After a little grinding

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    Stay tuned for more modifications to the rear in the future.
     
  2. Glad to see the project is back on the front burner!

    As awesome as the SOHC is/was it is not the most appropriate choice in a street car. All aloominum FE will be a beast, will be hard to paint it corporate blue though. Planning on a vintage upper-half or something aftermarket with EFI?

    I'm still expecting to see a lot of 5.0 Coyote transplants into classics.
     
  3. Brian finished grinding the right side.

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    Carriage bolts were welded to the taillight panel and ground down to hold the taillights

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    He still has to finish the right side. He bolted it together and tack welded the carriage bolts removed the taillights and finished welding both sides. This is how they look before he grinds them down and weld them one more time before the final grinding.


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  4. EFI
     
  5. Brian finished welding and grinding on the taillight panel

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  6. We decided to install a roll bar and I bought a kit from S & W for a 1968 Mustang

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    We wanted to do something different so we cut about 1" off the end caps and spoiler.

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    As you can see in this photo the bumper needs to be narrowed

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    I cut the center out of the bumper and lined up both ends with the end caps.

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    I will have to add fiberglass to get a tight gap

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    Bumper fits better now but still needs a lot of work to look right

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    The gap was larger in the middle so I added fiberglass

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    We also added fiberglass to the bottom of the bumper

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  7. The end caps were bolted and bonded to the quarter panel

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    I also added a little fiberglass

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    Bodywork ruffed in

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    We now have a nice tight gap around the rear bumper

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    Epoxy primed

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    Next step is to finish the bodywork on the taillight panel and rear valance

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  8. Quarter scoops were bolted and bonded with 3m8115 panel adhesive.

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    Major bodywork finished on the rear of the body yesterday

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    Today I sprayed two coats of SPI epoxy primer

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  9. Quarter scoops were bolted and bonded with 3m8115 panel adhesive.

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    Major bodywork finished on the rear of the body yesterday

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    Today I sprayed two coats of SPI epoxy primer

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  10. We had to add fiberglass to the side exhaust skirts to give us something to bond to the pinch weld.

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    Bonded to the rockers

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    Started the bodywork

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    Headlight bucket was bolted, bonded and fiberglassed to the fender

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    Front fender flares installed

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    Bodywork getting everything to line up

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    Ready for a couple coats of SPI epoxy primer

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  11. Starting to fit the front apron

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    The shape was wrong under the headlight buckets so we cut it apart and glassed it back together

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    The spoiler was cut down and the front lip bonded back on.

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    After sanding

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    Bodywork to match the fender to the front apron

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    After a lot of sanding and priming

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    SPI black epoxy to seal the bodywork

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    Two coats of SPI Turbo primer

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  12. Looks good! Can't wait to see it in paint.
     
  13. Now I feel bad about my 67 just sitting and rotting....

    Really nice work, I'm excited to see where it ends up.