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    Joe - Let me know when you need a hand! This is gonna be a cool project!

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    Looks like the nickname fits! But like you said it still looks to be solid where it counts so you can certainly bring it back. We'll have to see who finishes first! You've got more welding to do than me but I suspect you may get a bit more garage time than I do also. And I have to do all my painting off site now. Could be close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85GT-79FJ40 View Post
    Looks like the nickname fits! But like you said it still looks to be solid where it counts so you can certainly bring it back. We'll have to see who finishes first! You've got more welding to do than me but I suspect you may get a bit more garage time than I do also. And I have to do all my painting off site now. Could be close.
    I figured this would happen sooner or later, a friendly competition to see who finishes first. I want to see the two cars side-by-side at the Fox-A-Que next summer.

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    Please take plenty of pic of the floor pan replacement. My interior looks like your right now. Need to replace passenger side pan and patch drivers side. Switching to black interior also.

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    Ok, started inside on the floor, first up was to remove the support brace that the front seats monut to, lots of spot welds:

    and fully out:


    Then removed the driver side pan:

    Took it out in pieces, here's the scrap that's left:


    Need to do the same to the passenger side, it looks like Swiss Cheese:


    Even with new floor pans, you need to re-use this stuff:


    And here is the front end, all stripped down:

    That's all for now, heading out later tonight for more surgery
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    damn dude - you're a brave man!

    But I love the fact that you're saving it....it would be way too easy to just sell it for scrap

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    Yes, brave man indeed. I couldn't do that stuff. Nice work.
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    Oh my, I can picture you doing this on a 85 vert


    Fantastic work Joe!
    You never seize to amaze me

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    Yabba Dabba Dooo - we now have a Flinstone Mobile....
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    Joe, I have always been curious how you store you parts, wuold you mind showing? How do you manage to not lose anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by subsGT View Post
    damn dude - you're a brave man!

    But I love the fact that you're saving it....it would be way too easy to just sell it for scrap
    Thanks - if it was up to my wife....

    Quote Originally Posted by 69clark View Post
    Yes, brave man indeed. I couldn't do that stuff. Nice work.
    Tom, you're a wizard with auto builds. I would never attempt the sort of custom mods that you did to your PC. I think the resto is much easier than the custom work...

    Quote Originally Posted by Capriman86 View Post
    Oh my, I can picture you doing this on a 85 vert


    Fantastic work Joe!
    You never seize to amaze me
    Thanks, Let's talk in the spring Jeff....

    Quote Originally Posted by 85.0 View Post
    Joe, I have always been curious how you store you parts, wuold you mind showing? How do you manage to not lose anything?
    Well, I've been collecting parts to rebuild this thing for the last 4 years. So stuff that I've bought, I leave it in the box and mark it. For the dissassembly, I bag common hardware (ie interior stuff in one bag, engine bay in another, etc). The larger misc parts I just box up. My basement is full of all the stuff for this car.

    But one thing I don't do is parts hoard. If I see something f/s that I need, I buy it and store away. But I don't just go buying parts for the fun of it.

    Also, I've been ripping into / rebuilding 79-93 fox Mustangs / Capris for over 20 years now, so I have pretty good idea what goes where and with what sort of hardware. Hopes this helps answer the question.

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    Got tired of working inside the car on the floors, so today I dug into the passenger front frame rail. Looked like a past issue with battery acid:


    I cut out a pretty good section ~ 17" overall:



    Then started to patch in new metal:




    I still need to replace the outside and bottom of this side, maybe tomorrow. I put about 3-4 hours in on this repair, after that my back was shot....
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    Damn Joe, you do nice work. Clean, and you can tell its done right.

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    You are like some fearless superhero, do you run out in the garage like Clark Kent runs into the phone booth and put on your superhero outfit when doing this?

    I am waiting til you goof and catch a reflection and we know for real.

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    That is awesome work, will be following this along.

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    Got the outer pass side frame rail welded in and then ran out of welding wire.....
    And I thought I had an extra spool!
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    Absolutely awesome work Joe. I have always wanted an 82 GT, and/or a T-top car. Nice save.
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    Joe - The work looks awesome. I took notes on that battery area frame repair. I think I know where that might come in handy again...

    With both floorpans out of the car, and it being a T-Top, do you have to do anything to keep the car straight? Would SFC's be helpful? Just curious...

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    Thanks for posting pics of the floor removal. How did you decide where to make the cut on the transmission hump on the floor? Did you lay the new pan in and mark it?

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    Joe , you never fail to amaze! Great documentation, neat work...keep up the progress!

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    Looking good Joe. You'll probably have those pans in before I even start cutting the rust out of mine if you keep going at this rate. Nice fab work on the frame rail too.
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    ^^^^Thanks guys More work tonight, I will post some pics when I'm done in the garage.

    Quote Originally Posted by dznj View Post
    Joe - The work looks awesome. I took notes on that battery area frame repair. I think I know where that might come in handy again...

    With both floorpans out of the car, and it being a T-Top, do you have to do anything to keep the car straight? Would SFC's be helpful? Just curious...

    D
    Doug - even w/o the floors, the car is still very structurally sound. Between the rocker panels and the top, there is plenty of structure left. And I have a set of SFC's that I'll be welding in once the floor sections are back in.

    And, yup - we may need to do that to a certain other t-top car, but hopefully not as extensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim-82GT View Post
    Thanks for posting pics of the floor removal. How did you decide where to make the cut on the transmission hump on the floor? Did you lay the new pan in and mark it?
    No problem, I basically cut out anything that was rotted. There's plenty of extra metal on the pans. When I go to actually install the new pans, I will use the opening of the floor to mark (from the bottom) the new pan. Then I'll leave about 3/8" to 1/2" of overlap on the pan to the remaining floor....

    Quote Originally Posted by 85GT-79FJ40 View Post
    Looking good Joe. You'll probably have those pans in before I even start cutting the rust out of mine if you keep going at this rate. Nice fab work on the frame rail too.
    Well, I only have 1 floor pan right now (need to get the passenger side). I've been focusing in the engine bay for now, because I'm tired of pushing this thing around....
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    Joe, what do you have planned for a drivetrain? Stock or something custom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86 50CPRI View Post
    Joe, what do you have planned for a drivetrain? Stock or something custom?
    Stock, I'm even going to try out an SROD....
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