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WIDE-BODY KIT FROM SCRATCH
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And I almost forgot welcome from San Diego, CA! I like your take on the grille as well. I am trying to come up with a new custom look for my coupes grille as the stock one is shot. Got a few ideas, just need the metal and tools to do it. Oh yeah... time and money would help too. LOL!

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#42
Wide-body71;187596 Wrote:Hello fellow mustang lovers. Name is Angelo and last year February I purchased my 71 fastback. My schooling and current profession has to do with art and design and my hobby and passion is putting attitude into my cars using my love for shapes and design. The 71-73 mustang in my opinion has lines that say more than many other cars out there, old and new alike. I like a little bit of a challenge and my first restomod was my 68 coupe. I've had the car for 8yrs now and enjoy it very much but this 71 is my real challenge.

Nice lookin banner-must also be your stang. Very nice finish.

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(07-15-2014, 11:10 AM)Wide-body71 Wrote: I picked up this trick looking export brace this winter. Wondering if anyone else has seen or used it. I don't have any feedback for anyone since it won't be going in for a while but I thought it was a nice piece with the quick pull pins that give you instant access to the sides of the engine. Don't have the company name handy but I googled custom export brace for 71 and found it in images if anyone is curious.

It almost looks bent in that picture. The drivers side firewall mount that is.


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matrixx;188151 Wrote:
(07-15-2014, 11:10 AM)Wide-body71 Wrote: I picked up this trick looking export brace this winter. Wondering if anyone else has seen or used it. I don't have any feedback for anyone since it won't be going in for a while but I thought it was a nice piece with the quick pull pins that give you instant access to the sides of the engine. Don't have the company name handy but I googled custom export brace for 71 and found it in images if anyone is curious.

It almost looks bent in that picture. The drivers side firewall mount that is.


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That is actually supposed to be there but I wonder if it will stay that shape. I will give the setup a chance since I bought it already and I'm not running air conditioning. Who knows, it may have been brought to their attention and was beefed up a little.
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(07-16-2014, 06:45 AM)Wide-body71 Wrote:
matrixx;188151 Wrote:
(07-15-2014, 11:10 AM)Wide-body71 Wrote: I picked up this trick looking export brace this winter. Wondering if anyone else has seen or used it. I don't have any feedback for anyone since it won't be going in for a while but I thought it was a nice piece with the quick pull pins that give you instant access to the sides of the engine. Don't have the company name handy but I googled custom export brace for 71 and found it in images if anyone is curious.

It almost looks bent in that picture. The drivers side firewall mount that is.


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That is actually supposed to be there but I wonder if it will stay that shape. I will give the setup a chance since I bought it already and I'm not running air conditioning. Who knows, it may have been brought to their attention and was beefed up a little.

I took a look at my car when I got home and realized the firewall angles up a little bit there.

Let us know how it turns out.


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#46
First look at this thread. I have to say as others have already it looks like you have great talent in both concept and design as well as fabrication. This will be a gret project to follow. Please keep us posted. One question though... will the trunk ever open again????

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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bkdunha;188228 Wrote:First look at this thread. I have to say as others have already it looks like you have great talent in both concept and design as well as fabrication. This will be a gret project to follow. Please keep us posted. One question though... will the trunk ever open again????

Good eye.
Yes. The rear of the car will have 6 seperate moulds. The very skilled man who is making all the moulds for me only needed to know where I want the body lines. They didn't need to be cut into the work. The only mould that would be two pieces into one would be the bumper and lower valance. The rest would be as if they were stock.
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#48
Wide-body71;188232 Wrote:Good eye.
Yes. The rear of the car will have 6 seperate moulds. The very skilled man who is making all the moulds for me only needed to know where I want the body lines. They didn't need to be cut into the work. The only mould that would be two pieces into one would be the bumper and lower valance. The rest would be as if they were stock.

Would you or the very skilled man be interested in making a little business? Manufacture those "holy-camoly" widebody kits? I would be seriously intrested in, who needs pro street when you can have wide body. Just a though.

Incredible looking body though, keep up the good work.
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Finmach;188648 Wrote:
Wide-body71;188232 Wrote:Good eye.
Yes. The rear of the car will have 6 seperate moulds. The very skilled man who is making all the moulds for me only needed to know where I want the body lines. They didn't need to be cut into the work. The only mould that would be two pieces into one would be the bumper and lower valance. The rest would be as if they were stock.

Would you or the very skilled man be interested in making a little business? Manufacture those "holy-camoly" widebody kits? I would be seriously intrested in, who needs pro street when you can have wide body. Just a though.

Incredible looking body though, keep up the good work.
Yes. If there is going to be any interest in it the whole kit will be available sometime next year when I get it all done.
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#50
Welcome from West Virginia! Nice work, but I am more a purist and that car looked great to start with. I have a wrecked 73 that might end up a restomod now that they released front frame rail assemblies. I love Obsidian71's taillights and it would fit your car perfect. I guess I am in the minority though as far as thinking that the 71-73 rearend is one of the best looking ones Ford has done. Seems all others are just an afterthought.
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