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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 69 cyclone

been back at it for a while so I thought I would update with some pics,took a while to find the right trans and bellhousing,rebuild everything,clean paint and detail,got it all in and everything looks great.
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post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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also rebuilt the 69 shifter assembly and clutch pedals and support.had to tear the whole dash out of the car again to get it out.4th time I have had the dash out. im getting good at it now.
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post #18 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: 69 cyclone

Looking Good Kooter!

Does this car have power disk brakes?

Reason I'm asking - my clutch pedal sits a bit higher than the brake pedal and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it.

Keep up the good work!

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post #19 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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yes this does have power disc brakes and my clutch pedal sits about 1" higher then the brake also. before I took it apart it was 3"higher then the brake.turned out the bottoming bracket somewhere down the line had been broken and re welded.apparently in the wrong spot.so I bought another clutch pedal and restored it and added a new bottoming rubber bumper,which was missing in the first place.now everything sits nice.i believe they should sit about 1" higher,as they were made this way.
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post #20 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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finished seam sealing the new floors and trunk seams ,put a good heavy coat of high solids primer throughout the whole inside of the car.lightly sanded and cleaned everything and shot it with two good coats of red urethane paint.not quite the factory candyapple red paint as the exterior,but close enough for something you will never see.and 1/4 the price.but everything smells nice and clean now,no tar or mouse crap. lol
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Kooter - thanks for your reply on the pedal, I feel better about mine now!

Almost looks too nice to cover up!

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post #22 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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got the seats in and all lined up today,new floorpans means drilling new holes for the seats,hopeing to get it running again after 3 yrs sitting. within the next week or so.
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post #23 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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been a while since last post but heres some more progress,all panels are painted underneath and look great.motor is running and car drives.finally.
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then after countless hours of realigning fenders and doors ,I decided to strip the roof of the car last. wow! must of been 6-8 coats of paint on there as with primer coats in between.must of taken all day.at least the roof had no rust ,only a couple small dents.
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Wow, it's coming along! I almost never see a Cyclone, glad to see this one.
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post #26 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-03-2015, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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before the fenders were back on I ran all cnc stainless steel brake lines and fuel lines with a new master cylinder and rebuilt brake booster,looks great.also went thru the engine with a upgrade to a edelbrock f427 aluminum intake.wow what a weight difference between the cast one.also engine back in and detailed,just waiting for my aluminum cj covers to be polished,and a plug wire change and the engine should be done.
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its come down to body work and finishing now.we started filling and block sanding and priming with high solids over and over.getting these huge panels straight is tedious and time consuming.pics look like a lot of filler but most comes off during the blocking process.
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even something as easy as the factory hood scoop should be a simple fix right? wrong! pieces broken on edge and cracks in the fiberglass upon further inspection.lots more work ahead again.after many hours work it turned out exc.proabably straighter then originaly.actualy found the orig scoop studs on ebay,they fit great.
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got most body work all complete , started block wet sanding complete car to straighten all the panels and small waves,looks great when wet. super straight.
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finally finished the blocking process,as good as I could do it,and one final heavy coat of high solids primer,and its off to the body shop for finalizing and paint.thats if I can find a good shop in my area for paint. also tried on the new magnum 500s and bfg radial ta,s for size and they look great. I decided to reuse the pot metal rear deck lid spoiler I got on the car when I bought it,even if its not correct for the car.i think it looks factory and all the body lines line up with it. I have no idea what it actually is off of,
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