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post #31 of 280 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey folks, been a busy and crazy spring and summer. Since March I have been working on retiring from active duty, and starting a new job as a civil servant, thats working pretty darn good now, an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I can not remember when I started pulling the Mustang apart to begin the final phase, I think I pulled the engine in late October.
The car had been in a couple of minor fender benders and had some nice battery corrosion along with the many holes drilled to mount this and that. I wanted to get all this looking good and replace the cut and bent metal.
I had the frame checked (it was dead on), then I had the engine bay and fender aprons soda blasted, then I removed the front aprons, radiator support, and suspension. Once it was all cleaned and old metal removed, I replaced both front inner aprons, and the radiator support.
I also decided to go with the big block so while I had it down, I stitch welded all the seams and braces in the front end, and notched the shock towers to boot.
The shock towers were a given, regardless of the power plant, having wresteled with the extra 1.5 of deck rise and subsequent pain in the ***s tight spaces up there with headers and clutches on the 351W, I would do this regardless. I gained me nearly 4 inches in extra clearance while keeping the stock suspension and not having to pay two grand for a MII front end.
Here is some of the work I have done, tech articles are in the que and coming if you have questions about what or how. Or you can just post/PM me.

























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Looks like you're making some good progress.
Nice,clean job on the shock towers,and he satin black in the engine bay is a big improvement IMO.

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Looking good Gydyup! That makes me want to pull my engine to replace the aprons and notch the shock towers!
What's next on the project list, paint?

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I'm interested in the details of the shock tower notch. Like, what guage metal did you use and most importantly measurements.
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Thanks gang, in case you wondering, I decided to do the shock towers after I got it all put back together and painted. This was decison time, as I was on the fence with the big block. But like I said, my decision to go for it was based on more room regardless of the block size, but I am set on the BBF now. Next in line is popping the cowl and fixing the waterfall! Then door skins, rocker dent has to go, still toying with putting a Shelby decklid and quarter caps on (what do you guys think), then sanding and prepping the body. After that, wire harness, and start putting it back together with the big block, toploader combo.
BillyWATSON not Martin sorry, the panels are 1/8". I have a tech art in the hopper so I wont stretch this out if you can hold up for a week?


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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
"old School - WWDD"

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Thanks, no Eastwood special coatings here - this is just plain old Rustoluem Satin black - I love this stuff. Goes on in a rattle can but doesnt look like a rattle job. I do use one of those gun holder things, works really well.
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Looks like you're making some good progress.
Nice,clean job on the shock towers,and he satin black in the engine bay is a big improvement IMO.


Project 521 Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coup
521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
"old School - WWDD"
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BillyWATSON not Martin sorry, the panels are 1/8". I have a tech art in the hopper so I wont stretch this out if you can hold up for a week?
Sure looking forward to it.
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Nice job!..The extra clearance after the shock tower notching should be a really nice bonus..The shock tower notch would make an excellent tech article.


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Thanks, putting Hooker big tubes on the 351 block with the blow proof bell was a PITA. This should make anything much more fun.
I researched a lot trying to find the info on the notch job, lots of individual data points, but never a one stop shop how to do it, so I wrote it.
I guess there is some changes going on with the forum, so I cant get it posted for a week or so? I still use photo bucket to download and file my pics, anything better or easier out there?
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Nice job!..The extra clearance after the shock tower notching should be a really nice bonus..The shock tower notch would make an excellent tech article.


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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Hey quite a lot of good work you've done there. Just checking in since I'm also in Chesapeake. I'll be looking for you on the streets to admire the finished product.

I put in my crankshaft, pistons and cam today, but came up short on a couple connecting rod nuts. Mine will hopefully be on the street in the near future. It's been sidelined by life for a while.

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Cool, I have a cruise every 2nd and 4th Fri of the month at the Sams at Ches Square - look me up or PM me to hook up. I will be at the City Park show next Sat trying to move some parts that are piling up.
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Hey quite a lot of good work you've done there. Just checking in since I'm also in Chesapeake. I'll be looking for you on the streets to admire the finished product.

I put in my crankshaft, pistons and cam today, but came up short on a couple connecting rod nuts. Mine will hopefully be on the street in the near future. It's been sidelined by life for a while.


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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
"old School - WWDD"
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I started my cowl removal and repair project, thought I would upload a few pics. Lots of spot welds here, getting the dash and gauges out, windshield too. Great fun though. Also tossed in a pic of my Chebby truck that will be my Mustang hauler one day, so I made it up old school and it has the reverse color scheme the Stang will have, white on blue.
I have done a couple of tech articles on the apron/rad support and shock tower notches, but with all the hoopla going on, I guess they are not posting new tech articles. Sad.









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Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Absolutely love the old school look. It goes great with the Stang!

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Thanks, now if I can get the car done. I know its a Chebby, and I sort of felt the ground shake when I posted it. Would love to find an early 70s Ford F100 Shortbed to fix up like this.
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Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Whats is lurking under your Cowl top, be afraid, very afraid.
Got the top off the cowl, the Bernzomatic Big Torch did the trick, I think. Guess there is no way to work these brazed seams out without bending the corners of the cowl top all to heck.
I think I can salvage it, tap it back smooth and tack in some end tabs where I tore up the corners working tem off the brass welds.
The underside of the cowl was not overly bad, it can be fixed. I did find a fuel pump gasket, various nuts, bolts, wire terminal pieces , sand and brackets of all sorts in this thing. What a piss poor design from Ford. The drain holes are not even the lowest point of thecowl, so even if the drain is not plugged, it wouldn't drain 100%.
Now to order the replacement vent patches and start getting it ready to go back together. Lots of stripping and fixing holes I got a little crazy with the spot weld cutter.











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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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