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some history of my car.. (lots of pictures!)
#1
Hey all,

i've just been on this forum for only a few days and having looking around i have seen some really nice cars in here! Some of you asked if i have more info on the car

so im not sure if mine is up to those standards, but here it goes..

Front suspension.
lower arms are boxed
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added a plate in the bottom and p.u. bushings.

Street or Track struts
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also there's a 1-1/8"swaybar

upper arms
relocated place for the spring perches
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reinforced from the inside
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sides plated
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roller perches
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rear suspension.
brackets for the lower arms,boxed the spring perches as wel.., the front of the arms goes in the stock location
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brackets for the upper arms.
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made a radical decision, it works better with the trunk floor out of the way..
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bar for the coilovers (qa1's ,the competion engeneering units broke really fast, so swapped them for the qa1's)
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brackets for the upper body mounts
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they go here
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everything painted and in place.
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shock tower braces.stock ones didn't fit anymore with the new valve covers, i got those from ebay .
first made some cardboard templates
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gave them to a buddy, he write programs for a lasercutter and works at a construction company
got the brackets back
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welded in some 32mm round bar ,here everything is welded,and in bodyfiller to make it nice
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painted
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at the same time i had brackets made for the front brakes, since no company had a conversion brackets for the cars, now S.O.T. has..
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i used '65 hubs for this..

same goes for the rear brakes,
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next is the engine

'72 Mustang , well, its black???
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#2
Sweet! Excellent work and how you inspire me! I would love to something similar but I need to drive and enjoy my car for a while before I go radical with it... Carry on!
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#3
thanks man Big Grin

the engine is a 351C
4-bolt block filled with a Boss crank and rods, it has trw forged pistons giving it a 10.2-1 cr, the heads are also Boss units with manley valve's comp springs and Manley 1.73 roller rockers, heads are skimmed extra for more cr. combustion chambers are now only 62cc's

Cam is from crane the F238, Cam has .554 lift intake. .577 exhaust. Duration @ .050 is 238 intake 248 exhaust so its fairly mild,but it has a nice idle..

intake is a edelbrock torker II with a 1" wilson tapered 4-hole spacer and a custom made QFT-carb.

all the fasteners are from ARP

headers are from FPA

here's a small movie of it, running again after 3 years..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QssCJ3N...ture=g-upl

transmission is a wide ratio 4-speed from a 67 Mustang coupled to a 9" with a equa locker (which has seen the end of its life after only 1000miles since the rebuild. ) and 3.89 gearing, i need to update the locker to a trac-lok or even get an detroit locker..

and the interior

Cobra seats, rear seats are deleted , i needed some music.. and custom console, made it myself.
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the console in the making
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dont have good picture of it finished other than the above pictures,.. i will make some...

this car also has its roof replaced, the humidity and the vinyl roof together wasn't a good combination
all small holes..
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and this section i cut out after a year i had the car.it had a 2" hole in it. and a few other smaller holes..
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i then placed some sheet metal underneath it, tacked it in place , filled it with bodyfiller, and drove it like that for 11 years..

in the mean time i found a replacement roof, this car was involved in a crash and was beyond repair obviously. so i had cut of the roof, and used it for my car..

out with the old
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the only thing was that the car had laid on its roof, luckily my buddy is magician with bodywork

he worked out all the dents
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then onto the car
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i filled the "gaps" where originally lead and bodyfiller is used with sheet metal
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and thats about it about the car.. now you guys know everything about it.. Big Grin

thanks for the interest!

'72 Mustang , well, its black???
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#4
It's good to see all your work again Ben. You've made some real good progress on your car. It's looking good.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#5
Nice work I really like the fender braces. Gonna have to do something with mine soon.
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#6
Yours will be on thir way this week. I just need a 45* router bit to finish.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#7
Is that a '59 ford wagon in the background?

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#8
yes it is,.. it belongs to a buddy of mine

he has got it driveable now..

'72 Mustang , well, its black???
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#9
I like those seats! Take much fabricating.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#10
lots of sweet stuff you did there. good work. can't wait to see more of the progress.goodjob

Eric


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DRIVE IT DON'T STORE IT!
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