The Mustang is still moving forward, but like many projects of this magnitude it’s never as fast as we would like. Here is a look at the flush mount tail lights, steering shaft, pedal assembly, telescoping steering column, accelerator pedal and a/c mounting. We have also installed the front end sheet metal for its first test fit ( there is also a rendering of what the finished product will look like ).
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O/k, we have been busy, but a little slow on posting. Here are some pics. of the flush mounting being done on the front and rear glasses, its very time consuming, but the finished product is really awesome. There is also a picture of getting started on the 3″ stainless steel exhaust. We will also be fabbing up stainless headers on this project. Almost forgot, a couple pictures of the tunnel once finished are also here. Thanks for the views.
After trying a couple of different engine locations I believe we have finally settled on one. Now we can get a little more sheet metal work going, we’ve done some fire wall and tunnel work, now we need to start mounting some steering and brake pedal assemblies. Thanks for the looks and we will have more soon.
What we are wanting to do is to integrate the quarter extensions and the bumper into the car for a really smooth tail. We still have several hours left, but you can see on the left side the goal we are after. Also take note of the pinch weld area around the exhaust opening to give it the appearance this is a completely separate panel. Later we will ad some flush mount tail lights to help with the smoothing out of the ponies tail.
This Mustang is starting to take some shape, though many hours have been put in, there are many more to go.You can see the body mounts we fabricated and installed, however the finish welding will not be done until the body is removed. There are also pictures of the wheel houses going in and as you can see some heavy modifications had to be made on the outer wheel houses to accept the large tire and wheel combination. We have pictures of the divider wall between the passenger compartment and the trunk area being installed, along with pictures of the trunk drop off and trunk floor ext. There is also a picture of a tire and wheel bolted on to check the fit, this will be one sweet package once it all comes together.
In these pictures we’re looking at the floor assembly. You will see cross members that have been broken out, pictures of the re-enforcement pieces where the body mount nuts will be welded in. Once the assemblies are fully welded the cross members and the area of the floor that will be covered by the cross member will receive a coat of self echting primer for protection. The next update will cover floor instalment and some body mounting.
In these pictures most of the work will be test fitting. Everything will be removed and prepared for final installation at a later time.
We have some pictures of the Art Morrison MaxG frame that will be the foundation for this build, it’s a 2 x 4 x .120 wall rectangular tube frame with a 9 inch ford rear – end, tubular front control arms and rack & pinion steering. There are also 6 piston front, 4 piston rear Willwood brake callipers sitting on 13 inch rotors.
The last few pictures show the fabrication work for the rear floor section. On the sheet metal break Josh is fabricating the cross members, while I form the edges of the floor pan that will create the pinch weld area. Once all the components are complete we assemble them to create the floor frame. The last step for the day was to shear & bead roll the floor panels for their test fitting,and as you can see will create a smooth flowing floor pan.
Here is a 1965 Mustang, a car the owner is going to make into a Pro touring car. It will have a full tube ( Art Morrison ) chassis and go fast pieces galore. As you can see, there isn’t much car here. There are many panels to be installed and many more to be fabbed, It should be an interesting project to work on for sure, we’ll have more to come on this project in the near future.
The owner has plans to install an iPad into the car and use it to drive most of the functions of the car … unlocking doors, turning on head lights etc. If all goes as planned this will be really cool don’t you think.