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Old 05-16-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Kinda dumb I didn't do a project thread from the beginning, anyway I'll post up all the old pics as well as all the new ones I take along with descriptions.

First stage is body/wheels: (from 2/17/06)

hese are the wheels I plan on running on the '86 wagon with a turbo V8 when it's all ready. They're 17x9 fronts and 17x10.5 rears. Rears are 315 width and I'm thinking a 275ish or less on the front, depends. The spacers are 1.125" on front and rear, and I'm thinking I can go a little less on the front, more like .5" would work nicely without having too much fender work to do. The goal is keep them perfectly flush with the fender lips, so a little massaging is in order of course. And I'm not really dead set on the spacers for the rear either, this was just a photoshoot/fitting thing. The rears are anthracite, but I'm running them all in silver, got a couple extra 10.5's a year or so ago for fitting. Anyway, enough blabbing:









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Old 05-16-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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And the most recent work completed yesterday, sadly more than a year later, wow that should be motivation enough:

Used a 4wd jack to press the fenders out from the inside, then welded in my cheapo conduit bracing in preparation for some sheet metal coverings soon hopefully. Engine is still in being assembled, but it's pretty much the same thing that was in it before except factory forged pistons for a little more piece of mind over the old casties. Loooong way to go still, but thought I'd show that I am still working lol.











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Old 05-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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I've missed my favorite V8 brick. Good to see you are working on it and have some awesome plans taking shape. Nice!
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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how much further were the fenders pushed out?
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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how much further were the fenders pushed out?
I'd guess roughly 2" at the top centerline of the tire, much much further at the bottoms to get the tires to tuck inside. You can kinda see in these pics, but if you look at the top of the fender, these pics are before it was pushed further out at the top:






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Old 05-16-2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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damn. i love it! at the VA meet at vinces, you were having clutch problems, right?
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:50 PM   #7
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damn. i love it! at the VA meet at vinces, you were having clutch problems, right?
Yeah I replaced the clutch shortly after with the ceramic 6 puck and it was holding strong until the rear end took a dump.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:52 PM   #8
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Yeah I replaced the clutch shortly after with the ceramic 6 puck and it was holding strong until the rear end took a dump.
damn. well, it looks like a fun project. good luck
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:53 PM   #9
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Now that is sweet, Semi Tubbed! Watch out... narrow + grip = Shinny side down!
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:49 PM   #10
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Done with one side of sheet metal fenders!







Got some primer/sealer to spray it all with and seam sealer to run along the spot welds to seal it all up after I'm done lol hopefully it will look better once it's all painted and covered!

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:44 AM   #11
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awesome! can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:12 PM   #12
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Man... that is going to be so badass when it's done.

Keep going man!
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:15 PM   #13
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:15 PM   #14
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Will the back seat still fit? Are you going to keep the tubing?
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:03 PM   #15
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:55 PM   #16
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haha yeah no back seat unless I severely modify/reupholster it, maybe I could just put a couple bucket seats back there!
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:25 PM   #17
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Chunky and solid looking, nice.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:10 PM   #18
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Sweeeeeet! Man those are f'ing huge tires on the back.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:16 AM   #19
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you should be able to remove the tubing now i imagine if you welded that sheet metal in properly. looks awsome!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:30 PM   #20
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what this wheels firm name?
sory for bad english
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:37 PM   #21
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what this wheels firm name?
sory for bad english
Those are stock Ford Mustang style wheels.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:46 AM   #22
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what this wheels firm name?
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Ford Mustang Bullitts.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:48 AM   #23
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The back ones of course being deep dish ones. Those are aftermarket.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustangwheels.html
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:11 PM   #24
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do they have the same bolt pattern?
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do they have the same bolt pattern?
As a Volvo? No. You may be able to find them in 5x108 though.
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