One year later…still no progress…
Well, it’s been almost a year and I still have not stepped foot in my garage. I figured I would take this opportunity to take a few videos and post them online with the target of what I am trying to achieve. After all, it is called a dream.
In looking around the web, I did find some project which match what I m looking at doing with my car as soon as I have the time to tackle it again. Here is one at Mustangs to Fear. they did a good job with the car, including the Custom Blackened Chrome Bumpers, Trim, Accents and tinted glass, Power Windows & Locks. It’s the closest car I could find to visualize what I am trying to accomplish.
Underbody: I had sent out the car to a local shop to get the bottom sandblasted, remove all surface rust, and get it coated. It is not afterwards that I decided to get the transmission and engine upgrades, so I will have to modify the transmission tunnel, repair some panels which need some strengthening (driver side) and re-coat the underbody. Not a big deal. Given the body is in great shape, this is a good investment to preserve it once and for all.
Rear Axle and Suspension: I sent out the rear axle to a local shop here (the Rear end Shop), very reputable and does great work.
Here is the work order of the work done on it:
The suspension is a Rod and Custom RC-114 REAR COILOVER SUSPENSION KIT with RC-180 REAR 11″ WILWOOD DR&SLOT PIST/PARK BRAKE. The suspension can be bolted on or welded. I bolted it on, but with a good weld deal, probably can convert it to a weld.
Frontend: I assembled the front end to make sure all pieces fit, no missing key items, and so far so good. the bumper is not yet installed. I have brand new bumpers which will install at the end of the whole thing.
The front IFS is also a Rod and Custom RC-107 Complete Tubular A-Arm Coilover Kit with RC-180 13″ WILWOOD 140-12275-DR and a power steering installation. All pieces were powder coated.
Engine Compartment: You can see the full view of the suspension and the ididit steering column. Side panels were welded on and bondo’ed before paint.
Interior: Interior is in good shape. Nothing in there to be listed. Free for all. Some surface rust in the back panels, nothing major. Can be cleaned up easily. I did purchase an 8-point roll cage which is currently sitting in my living room. Needless to say, I am under pressure to get the car going again so we can regain our house…
Trunk: Some surface rust, which was painted over by the shop. Not work I would be proud of. Will have to get it all off, clean, treat the rust, and paint over again with a good coat to seal. The gas tank seat needs to be fixed in a few spots. The tank itself is new, and I have a Phantom 340 Aeromotive pump to feed the Coyote beast I want to install.