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  1. #1101

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    The washer tank would clean up your engine bay. Plus someone left a rail of sockets in that shell! Probably Chinese junk
    Last edited by 2nd chance cobra; 06-20-2018 at 05:55 PM.

  2. #1102

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd chance cobra View Post
    The washer tank would clean up your engine bay. Plus someone left a rail of sockets in that shell! Probably Chinese junk
    I agree. I am swapping to an aero tank on my 85 to make room for all the electrical crap I am putting on the DS apron. I even cut up one of my snorkel tubes so I can still run my snorkel air cleaner if I want.
    1985 GT, Sunroof, 5 Lug, Rear Discs, 01 Graphite Bullets, 88 forged piston shortblock, 2.02/1.60 Alum heads, Weiand Stealth, Holley C950 TBI, BBK Long tubes

  3. #1103

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd chance cobra View Post
    The washer tank would clean up your engine bay. Plus someone left a rail of sockets in that shell! Probably Chinese junk
    I was thinking about that Shane. A newer one inside the left fender would be cleaner. I'm still thinking on that one though, maybe something totally different.

    Those sockets belong to the yard owner. I was really just going up there to look at the pedal assembly he had, but when I saw the dash was out, I knew I could get it out pretty quick. So I borrowed his tools. Craftsman mainly, if it matters.

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    What did I do today?

    First thing, I took my son out to the car to show him my plans. Luckily I went out barefoot and found the old frame rail I cut out with my left little toe. Thank goodness it blead enough that no germs could have possibly stayed in the wound, lol.

    So, after cleaning up my bodily fluids and bandaging up my foot and putting on some FREAKING SHOES, I got after the frame rail.

    After doing the fitting again I put the front rail cover on to see how it fit. Comparing it to the left side I saw one small issue, Name:  IMG_0845.jpg
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    While I was looking at the left side I thought I should go ahead and take the time to remove the last of the old radiator support, and since I was there I figured I would go ahead and remove a size able chunk of the inner panel.Name:  IMG_4329.jpg
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    After that squirrel, I went back to the frame rail. After it's final fitting I drilled out the holes for the 14 gazillion spot welds I'll be doing. 14 gazillion holes in 14 gauge steel can wear a guy out.....Name:  IMG_4332.jpg
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    Then I welded in the inner bumper bracket, then welded the new crush tubes to their lower plate and welded that into the frame rail.Name:  IMG_4334.jpg
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    More in the next post.
    Last edited by Davedacarpainter; 06-23-2018 at 09:04 PM.

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    Once those parts were welded on I placed it back on the car for another fitting and put the front top cover on again. It looks much better now.Name:  IMG_4337.jpg
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    After all the fitting I pulled the rail back off again and coated the inside with POR15. I also coated various areas of the strut tower and the rear down tube area of the subframe.Name:  IMG_4338.jpg
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    Tomorrow I will finally weld the frame rail up! Woohoo! I'll start fitting the radiator support after that.

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    Looking Good! You are making Great Progress too! I really hope to get back to work on one of my Foxes one of these days.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Looking Good! You are making Great Progress too! I really hope to get back to work on one of my Foxes one of these days.
    Thanks Trey.

    Lol, you should work on one of yours. With all of that spare time you got, that is.....

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    Stop working on everyone else's stuff trey! Oh wait, that's how you pay for your stuff. Capitalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    Thanks Trey.

    Lol, you should work on one of yours. With all of that spare time you got, that is.....
    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd chance cobra View Post
    Stop working on everyone else's stuff trey! Oh wait, that's how you pay for your stuff. Capitalism
    Thanks!

    Working on others stuff right now is not the issue, I can't seem to get anything to go my way with my truck overhaul lately and just don't have the time to constantly work on the same stuff! I have a coolant leak that I can't seem to find after thinking I had it taken care of on a couple of occasions before. Oh well, hopefully I will get some stuff done on the Capri in the near future. I am sick of looking at it sitting there all sad and ugly.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

  10. #1110

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    I started today with fitting things up AGAIN! The measurements were great. I put the new radiator support into the mix and the numbers are still great.Name:  IMG_0846.jpg
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    I got the rear area from the strut tower back welded in. I wanted to do a perimeter weld around the rear bracket, It was going along fine and I got the outside done and started on the inside. That's where all hell broke loose for me. Sputtering and popping, burnt holes in my pants, little green men running naked in the driveway........I ran out of argon.

    I didn't get the upper plate over the crush tubes welded in, but it all fit up great. The lip of the rail needed to be bent down to match up with the top cover. Also a little bending of the end tabs of the upper plate that will weld to the strut tower.Name:  IMG_4342.jpg
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    Oh well, I put the rest of the stuff back on just to be sure again that my measurements were good. They areName:  IMG_4345.jpg
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    The end tabs of the new rail needed to be trimmed. They were about 1/2" to long. NBD. Another chance to play with my new reciprocating saw!Name:  IMG_4343.jpg
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    So hopefully tomorrow night I'll finish the welding of the frame rail. There's something else I want to do prior to welding in the new radiator support, Then I'll get it and really get after smoothing out the engine bay.
    Last edited by Davedacarpainter; Yesterday at 07:23 PM.

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    Dave you gotta put warnings on your posts, I spit pop out my nose when I read about your little piggy. Boy have I been there before.

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    So, my relationship with my nephew has taken a turn for the less than good side. I wanted my brother's 351, but i'm not so sure now if it'll happen.

    Let's get real for a moment, it'll be the summer of 2020 before I really consider the drivetrain.

    I WANT this https://www.jegs.com/i/Ford-Performa...60FRT/10002/-1

    What do y'all think? 575/575 might be kind of nice......

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