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1971 Coupe resto-mod
#21
Thanks, love what you have done to your Coupe and great to see more of them restored and in many cases modified or improved.

An update on where we are. Rear Jag IRS now in place and not far off being ready to weld in fully. Luckily I have access to a very trick/brand new laser wheel alignment piece of kit that when we have the front suspension updated and in place (Street or Track Bilstein kit) we can check, measure and adjust accordingly to ensure straight and true. Scott made a up a jig/bracket to adjust and looks and measures up very well at the moment.

Recent work has been on fabricating the rear suspension/shocks using the original Jag top hats. Some really nice and strong fabrication that looks great and gives the car the original Jag layout in the back of the Mustang! Perfect wheel placement and suspension travel. We lowered the car down on Thursday night and sits really well on its own weight.

Last week we removed the old auto box from my donor engine and have now attached new gearbox spacer and manual box. Scott yesterday then managed to trial fit the engine and gearbox to measure up and it fits really well and almost sits on the original engine mounts!! Had to cut out a hole in the firewall for clearance but this will be covered over when all in position.

Great progress and the largest fabrication jobs are being ticked off!

Photos and pics to follow!

Floor opened up to fabricate and locate Jag rear strut/top hats.

   
   
   

Rear brace fabricated and welded in with Jag mounts for shocks and rear mounts fabricated to be adjustable.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Manual box attached to engine and stripped on ancilliaries to help ease access and fitting. A great fit and engine mounts are not far off!

   
   
   
   
   
   
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#22
Wow. Your just banging it out. Looks solid. Keep the pictures coming!!
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#23
Wide-body71;203044 Wrote:Wow. Your just banging it out. Looks solid. Keep the pictures coming!!

Thanks! Yes some really good progress daily. Trying to figure out best option for rack and pinion change, trying to look at alternatives to the 'kits' available and come up with a solution. A few more panels ordered from the states but good progress on the front sheet metal and rust repairs.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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#24
I personally do NOT like the original Ford shock towers. Depending on how good you are with a welder, I went with with a complete new front member made by full tilt street rods. removed the shock towers all together, made new 3/16" thick front frame rails. This set up is much stronger than the original sheet metal towers and does not require top cross bracing which IMO always looked like an after thought when Ford realized the towers would flex without it. It also frees up around 20" of space int he engine compartment. Space I need for batteries (EV project).

I bought the entire front end with 12.6" slotted and drilled rotors, 4 piston Willwood brakes AND rear end (FAB9 with same brakes + Emergency brake) for $6K.
I also put in coil overs in the rear, 2 way Viking Adjustable shocks all around. Triangulated rear suspension that's much nicer than the original leaf springs.

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It does take a lot of work but if it was easy, everyone would do it. Worth it in the end IMO.

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#25
Going to be a unique engine bay with that Jag motor. Keep those great shots coming. As for the EV project, I have to agree with the export brace being some kind of afterthought but by now were used to seeing them there lol. With the crazy power the EV is going to make your going to need those brakes.
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#26
Wide-body71;203226 Wrote:Going to be a unique engine bay with that Jag motor. Keep those great shots coming. As for the EV project, I have to agree with the export brace being some kind of afterthought but by now were used to seeing them there lol. With the crazy power the EV is going to make your going to need those brakes.

Thanks, good progress on your car too, really keen on buying one of your front ends when available! I have been looking at other fibreglass parts from darkhorse racing? I need new wings and the cost of them here in the UK is sky high so started looking at alternatives but not sure of their fit and finish for a road car... Keep up your good work I will keep the updates and photos coming!
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#27
Front facia is pretty much ready for order. It's probably the only piece I can send to someone and it would be installed and painted way before I'm at they stage myself lol. If you want one fire off a private email to me and we can get it happening. I need to set up a paypal account still and things like that but at least it moves me into action if I know you need one.

As for my project I decided to do all the body and paint in my shop so I picked up a large compressor to run the sanders and lay paint. Never could say I painted a car myself but that needs to change. Still under the guidance of my good friend Danny at CFD

Not sure what Wings are.
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#28
Thanks, I will send an e-mail. Sorry forget the terminology here, wings are fenders in the UK.
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#29
mustaguar;203351 Wrote:Thanks, I will send an e-mail. Sorry forget the terminology here, wings are fenders in the UK.
No need for terminology explanations! I think we all watch Top Gear and Wheeler Dealers. Ed China rules! Big Grin
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#30
With parts harder to buy off the shelf here in the UK and the time it can take to receive parts Scott has put his skills to the test and come up with these! Excellent work and impressive to see some amazing fabrication work!!

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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