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  • glockster
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    Probably not the right way but like I said, it's my first time. I basically cut a piece of sheet metal to bridge over the low spot caused by the oil can.




    The mustang rear end I originally mounted was really a little too narrow. Plus it had four lug axles and I also wasn't confident I was getting the geometry right on the factory control arms. I scored a good deal on an 8.8 out of a late model lincoln town car and built a paralell 4 bar to hold it in





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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by glockster
    Believe it or not it was my first time, I was following instructions out of an old magazine. The biggest problem was the roof, I should have cut it farther forward where there was more support. After I got done the whole center of the roof "oil canned" down about an inch, took a lot of fill and patch work. I'm always very envious of those guys who can do metal work like this with no bondo.
    the oil canning can be fixed - heck, even the pros get that issue.... but you cut in the right spot on the windshield, you left it on the original frame when you cut it apart, you did perfect cuts.... those are the major ones that 1st timers ignore. you do have me curious.... you filled the oil canning? with what?

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  • Russell
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    Looks like a really fun project, look foward to seeing more

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  • Weldangrind
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    Welcome!

    Love the split window and the cab beltline. I'll enjoy this build.

    What is that grille shell from?

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  • 67pete300
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    Wow! Awesome project (and progress so far.) You'll be right at home here...keep us updated!

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  • glockster
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    Believe it or not it was my first time, I was following instructions out of an old magazine. The biggest problem was the roof, I should have cut it farther forward where there was more support. After I got done the whole center of the roof "oil canned" down about an inch, took a lot of fill and patch work. I'm always very envious of those guys who can do metal work like this with no bondo.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    cool project.... however, I'm not terribly sure I believe that you have no idea what you're doing - nice chop.

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  • DanStokes
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    Lookin' good. I'd say that was a good deal for $50 - remember that the bits you don't use (like the frame) have weight and therefore value. Looks like you're well on your way.

    Welcome to the madness that is BS
    Dan

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  • glockster
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    My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    Was at a farm sale a few years ago and spotted this beauty. Had no intention of buying it but was the only bidder at $50


    rust 42-46 ford truck cab with a trashed front clip.



    http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd180/usnen2/5.jpg

    Was all mounted to a 60s ford truck frame. body mounts were pieces of steel fence posts welded to the firewall and the frame.


    I had no idea what I was doing but I decided it would look better with 4" or so out of the top




    Definitely a step in the right direction


    Next I got rid of the old frame and started fabbing up a new one out of 2x4


    fox body rear end I scavenged out of the scrap pile at a friends house



    fabbed up a Welder Series mustang II front

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