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    Ok, last night I finished up the outter & bottom of the passenger side frame rail.


    And tonight I worked on the area under the brake booster on the driver side frame rail:


    Again, welded in - just need to grind down:


    I'll spend the next bunch of time sanding / cleaning up the rest of the engine bay so I can spray back to factory color. So no picture updates for a while....

    Enjoy - JT
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    Long time since I updated so here goes. The engine bay has under gone some additional clean up work:



    Worked on the driver side floor. First grind down all of the old spot welds and hit with weld-thru primer:



    Then fit the pan and trim excess metal. Also need to drill holes along rocker panel and to the subframe for roset welds:


    Then go to town with the welder....




    And finally, fixed the lower cowl area with a patch panel:



    And here is how she sits as of tonight


    That's all for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    And here is how she sits as of tonight


    That's all for now.
    Major thumbs up to you!

    That looks like a lot of work accomplished.

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    I enjoy seeing the progress of your work Joe, great job you are doing
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    long way to go, but your doing great.

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    <---taking notes.

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    Any progress lately Joe?

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    Awesome job as always Joe! You are saving this car the right way and it will definitely pay off to have a clean 82gt ttop. Keep up the good work
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    You are doing a great job on one of my favorite years of mustangs. I am curious to know what gauge metal did you use one the frame rails?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangjoe413 View Post
    Any progress lately Joe?
    Yes and no. Fall cleanup and Turkey day holiday have slowed the progress. I've got the passenger floor pan almost done. Engine bay is the same. Started converting some aero HB doors, getting ready to transfer the guts and some support metal to the new driver door. I did pickup paint for the bay and hope to spray soon.

    I'll post pics once some of the sub-projects are done...

    Quote Originally Posted by mustang4life1985 View Post
    Awesome job as always Joe! You are saving this car the right way and it will definitely pay off to have a clean 82gt ttop. Keep up the good work
    Thanks Paul - seeing your Black 82 at the fall MU show lit a fire under my butt to start working on my car

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    You are doing a great job on one of my favorite years of mustangs. I am curious to know what gauge metal did you use one the frame rails?
    Thanks - Not exactly sure of the gauge, I had some extra steel plates lying around that I cut up and used. It's a bit thicker than the original so from a strength standpoint it's good to go.

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    Man, one of my biggest regrets was getting rid of my 82. With those t-tops....Man! You have to be happy you didn't sell that one for scrap. I can't wait to see what you do it it.

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    Finally got the floors finished up:

    And welded back in the cross member:


    Got a bunch of other smaller spots fixed, no pics though....

    JT
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    Nice work JT. Keep it up!

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    That looks so clean. Nice job bro.
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    That was fast,looks great Joe
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    Great work!

    I'm gonna need some dents worked out on the wagon
    we'll talk at Carlisle

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    Awesome job Joe! The floor pans came out really good. I'm glad seeing my car made you want to work on yours.
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    Coming out great. Did you reuse the seat support that runs across the top of the floor pans or replace it?
    That is an amazing amount of work. Great job!

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    Nice job as usual Joe!! I thought you were losing steam for a bit, I was getting a bit worried.

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    Looking good Joe. I'm a few plugs away from having a very similar looking interior myself.
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    Joe, you are going to have another sweet fox. Floors came out awesome.
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    congrats, to add to the praise. As always, eager to see what comes next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeprete View Post
    Nice work JT. Keep it up!
    Thanks Ed!
    Quote Originally Posted by escogt View Post
    That looks so clean. Nice job bro.
    Thanks Esco!
    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL8286 View Post
    That was fast,looks great Joe
    Thanks Joe, not as fast as I hoped, but life gets in the way...
    Quote Originally Posted by SVO4PWR2 View Post
    Great work!

    I'm gonna need some dents worked out on the wagon
    we'll talk at Carlisle
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    Thanks Rich - we'll prob be talking before Carlisle.
    Quote Originally Posted by mustang4life1985 View Post
    Awesome job Joe! The floor pans came out really good. I'm glad seeing my car made you want to work on yours.
    Thanks Paul - yes, seeing your car was the motivation I needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    Coming out great. Did you reuse the seat support that runs across the top of the floor pans or replace it?
    That is an amazing amount of work. Great job!
    Thanks - I re-used the original seat support/brace. I ended up cutting out a lot of rusty metal and welding in patches on the support. Form followed function on this part if you know what I mean.
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    Do you give lessons???
    Yup, scheduled sporadically on Tues through Thurs 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Granville, Mass
    Quote Originally Posted by mustangjoe413 View Post
    Nice job as usual Joe!! I thought you were losing steam for a bit, I was getting a bit worried.
    Not losing steam - just taking my time and pecking away at it as I can
    Quote Originally Posted by n20capri View Post
    Awesome Joe!
    Thanks Mike!
    Quote Originally Posted by 85GT-79FJ40 View Post
    Looking good Joe. I'm a few plugs away from having a very similar looking interior myself.
    Looks like we almost have a competition going to see who gets painted first. It's on like Donkey Kong.... (j/k) I do keep tabs on the progress you are making on your 84 RS - looking real good!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by 86asccoupe20 View Post
    Joe, you are going to have another sweet fox. Floors came out awesome.
    Thanks - just looking for a nice driver when I'm done.
    Quote Originally Posted by 86 50CPRI View Post
    congrats, to add to the praise. As always, eager to see what comes next.
    Thanks you sir! I'll be sure to post updates once available.

    JT
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