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Re: New Addition

Reply #60
Ditched the old ratty hood liner that was falling apart as well.  This is a glue on style one ... hopefully it holds up and doesn't sag.  The cat head logo is just a sticker that was added after install.

Re: New Addition

Reply #61
Finally started making some headway on the reassembly, got some good time on the car over the holidays.  Front suspension is going back on the car.  Upgraded to Mustang GT front sway bar and spindles (11" front brakes going on the car), had those items powder coated black.  Putting in new SN95 V6 springs, SN95 struts, and replaced the lower control arms with new FRPP units.

Re: New Addition

Reply #62
The car sat for 20+ years (inside on a lift) before I bought it.  To get the car running, the previous owners replaced the fuel tank and pump before I went to look at it.  After I got it home and started digging into things, I noticed that they either replaced the fuel tank with the wrong size tank or straps ... the straps appeared to be the stock units, but they were not fully seated/installed where they bolt up.  Upon further inspection, the wiring and lines were also being pinched between the trunk floor and the tank.  So, I took all of that back out and ordered another new tank.  I replaced the wiring harness where it had been pinched and had the new tank and original straps powder coated black.  While the tank was out, I also noticed that the stock filler tube was extremely corroded on the inside.  Luckily I had a nice spare in my parts stash.  I cleaned that one up and replaced it.  

 

Re: New Addition

Reply #63
Pulled the leaky trans.  Car has 120+K on it ... just gonna bite the bullet and get it rebuilt.  Figure just replacing seals isn't worth the effort of having to take it in and back out again.  Probably going to convert to a floor shifter while I'm at it.

Re: New Addition

Reply #64
Good progress this weekend, got all of the stuff inside the fenders taken care of and the front end pretty much squared away.  It's always time consuming getting body panels to space out evenly.  Still need to "fine tune" a few spots but got the fenders, hood, bumper, and header panel all reinstalled.

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Reply #65
The car looks great!
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #66
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The car looks great!
  Thank you!

Kept the nice original grille and put it away for now, had a spare that had been roughed up over the years ... painted that body color with blacked out mesh.  Got that installed and the front end is pretty much locked in now.  Put a nice junkyard headlight harness in ... the original was breaking down around the starter relay and alternator areas.  Got that all cleaned, new loom, and tested.