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  • Got the chassis, reared and exhaust back from powder-coating! Woo hoo! Really happy with the results...could not wait to start bolting things together. It feels good to do some final assembly....

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    High temp coating...

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    • Assembly is moving along. We are in this frigid spell so it takes a while for the shop to warm up...making the most of the weekends....

      Rear axle is in place, fuel and transmission lines installed, rear brake lines done, and installed the sending unit into the tank.

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      Starting on the front suspension next...

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      Even recruited my cousin's son to help out...showing him how to cut and flare lines...

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      • Making progress on the brake lines and front end...still in the cold spell...

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        • All the lines and rear brakes installed. I installed the exhaust for now just to make sure everything clears when the body is installed.

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          This feels like a big win..??? The dash is painted and put together! She picked the color layout and I think it turned out really good! Tried to keep it a little nostalgic with modern conveniences...

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          • your work is truly inspiring, not a detail left untouched, really really nice.
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • Groovy !

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              • Thanks guys!

                Wow - I have never thought of it as inspiring? hehehe I'm on here looking for inspiration...but I guess that's why this hobby is so cool...we can help each other in many ways. I have built other cars and helped friends, but nothing this in-depth. I have plenty of motivation for all my builds, including this one!

                Thanks again! Moving forward!

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                • Originally posted by BFXJason View Post
                  Making progress on the brake lines and front end...still in the cold spell...

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                  Not being critical, but will this clear the inner fender, or are you not using them?
                  Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                  HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                  Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                  The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                  • I bought some inner fenders made for the Mustang II. I had to do a little extra "clearancing" for the upper a-arm and rework the passenger side so the tire would not rub at full lock. Other than that, they will fit - no problem.

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                    • I thought the brake lines looked close........glad it isn't a problem.
                      Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                      HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                      Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                      The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                      • Ya - I actually had the inner fenders on as well as the back "splash pan" when I made the brake lines. Also moved the wheel lock to lock making sure the lines did not bind. It took a few different attempts to find the right placement..hoping I thought of everything???

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                        • Not much to update...Made a stand for the dash so it was easier to move around and wire. Mounted the tach...not sure it will stay there and mocked up the heater box cover to see how it all worked...

                          Wife is happy with it...so...sounds like a green light to me...

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                          • Going back together...for the last time....I hope!

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                            I know most would paint the body off the frame since masking it will take up a lot of time. However, I know my luck and I wanted to make if something moved once the body was bolted down, we could fix it before paint. Everything lined up great. Even the exhaust cleared - woo hoo!

                            So....one of the last minute changes....I figured to jump into this before the final paint...starting the mock-up process. I wanted to use the original heater, but I think this will work out much better...and the air conditioning is a big plus! I try to find a way to use the original heater cover.

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                            The other last minute change...we bought the paint....but on the way to the store the color we planned came into question...it's different now!...but that will have to wait...
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                            • Air conditioning is coming along.
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                              It's a tight fit, but works! I had to move the MSD box, but I actually like this location better.
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                              At this point I am happy with the location, now I just need to get the lines and ducts figured out...


                              The exhaust looks good underneath but....

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                              Bailey the pup is giving me the stare-down...she is telling me the tailpipes are unacceptable. They just hang too low behind the fender... I have to agree with her...

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                              Gonna have to cut it off behind the axle and start over... but one thing at a time...

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