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WIDE-BODY KIT FROM SCRATCH
#31
You got Skills, nice work and vision thumb

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You can never have to much tire

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#32
Rob73Mach1;187872 Wrote:You got Skills, nice work and vision thumb

PS
You can never have to much tire

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Car looks sinister! Satin finish on the paint looks very even. I like it and i considered it-not easy to do it well.

    A better picture of how the grill is mounted with just a few screws to the rad cover. I used the same grill for the brake cooling ducts in the chin spoiler i made. All the pieces are made out of an aluminum that i was able to put into a break and bund without it splitting on me, including the functional ram air tray i made. Since i dont know how to weld aluminum and i like more race appearance i used rivets to put it all together. 71 grill was just a rectangular cage and not as involved.
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#33
Wide-body71;187870 Wrote:Hi Kurt. This is exactly how i purchased the car. Stock trim and ride hight. Very nice but not really my taste so since i had a month to go before the season was here i chose to make a few tweaks. Lowered it front and rear 3". Put a posi 9" out of a 70 stang (with rear disc brakes) to tuck in the rear tire. Then i went with a 27" tall front tire and a 29" tall rear tire. Painted the rims and detailed the engine bay.

Now you have me even more interested about the stance than the grill (though your explanation was perfect, thank you). It so happens that we seem to share exactly the same tastes in stance and how much wheel should fit in a wheelwell - not to mention how far inboard, rather than outboard. Not many of us out there who prefer that look.

That said, did you take the 3" off the front with drop spindles or shorter springs? I see some negative camber, so I assume it came from the springs, correct? How about the rear? The stock shackles are quite close to the frame to start with, and I can't fathom how you did so, unless you used soft leafs with coil-over shocks (not that I'd recommend it on the fragile shock boxes).

You have me equally curious on the rear end. The disc 9" couldn't have been original to the '70; any idea where it came from? It's an art to stuff as much wheel as you can into a wheelwell and NOT tub the car - not to mention work it into the wheelwell so the outboard positioning looks bone stock. That's genius.

-Kurt

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#34
    Thanks for the props. You can almost see the 3" lowering block in the photo. The tire was only a 275 but i can't remember the aspect ratio. They are the same tires in the current build photos. Even they look tiny with the new body mods lol. The front was just a quick and easy coil cut. Worked fine for one summer. Need to hash that out in the new build. Rear brakes are SSB. Bought them slightly used locally. Car drove really nice.
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#35
welcome From San Diego. I like it,I like it allot.
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#36
With all that beautiful carbon fiber bodywork and the fine body mods on the mach 1 I find it hard to believe you do not learn to weld aluminum. I really like the clean front of the underhood on the 68. It just keeps getting better.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
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#37
    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.
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#38
MPG Heads sells that one I believe

The mount to the firewall flexes too much, the cross brace won't clear aftermarket large distributors or AC and the tabs the push pins go through bend easily.

They sell for about 315 bucks.

Given your skill set you could do much better

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#39
As one with a preference for the more "period correct" mods, I gotta say I like what you're doing! This is going VERY well, and you've got some mad skillz! thumb thumb thumb

Can I ask which rear disc brake system did you go with and got stuffed into 15" wheels?

Eric

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#40
Mister 4x4;188103 Wrote:As one with a preference for the more "period correct" mods, I gotta say I like what you're doing! This is going VERY well, and you've got some mad skillz! thumb thumb thumb

Can I ask which rear disc brake system did you go with and got stuffed into 15" wheels?

The rear brakes are SSB. (Stainless steel brakes). I think they are out of Cali.

Jeff73Mach1;188095 Wrote:MPG Heads sells that one I believe

The mount to the firewall flexes too much, the cross brace won't clear aftermarket large distributors or AC and the tabs the push pins go through bend easily.

They sell for about 315 bucks.

Given your skill set you could do much better

Thanks for the heads up. And the vote of confidence. Lol. Wouldn't be the first expensive mistake I made. Would like to call it my last but my crystal ball is in the shop. Seems my skills need more skill. Maybe if I run some wire through it it will become a neat light fixture??

    Just came from the CFD auto. My buddy Danny has just about got the rear valance worked out. Car almost tells you how it wants to look. Taking on a life of its own.

    I think this shot gives a better idea of just how much I lengthened the rear of the car. Light pan is in the stock position. I added 2" to the trunk and end caps to give the car the balance i felt it could use concidering the length of the front fenders and to get a bit of a Selene feel to the light pan
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