I guess this will be my build thread. Got the truck mostly assembled, but having to tear it down to fix previous owners horrible work.
Loading the 55 to drive it 800 miles
Here she sits in my garage. Starting to dis assemble and get a closer look
You'll notice no strut rods and no shocks on mustang II front end
Besides media blasting rear and front fenders, first real work done on the truck was today 2/9/13. The stock 74 mustang II crossmember was cold welded and installed backwards. Special thanks goes out to Garbz and Bill W for the help. Learned a lot today and look forward to learning so much
Saw zaw and angle grinder and most of the crossmember was out. Bill W goin to town on the BFH!!!!
Grinding it down and making it smooth
Forgot to say make sure everything is balanced before any welds.
Marked centerline and tack welded.
Garbz welded in crossmember. During the weld, old boxing plates weld cracked all the way down the frame..
Nice welds Garbz!!( I actually made 3 tack welds today
To be continued... Tomorrow replace control arm bushings and ball joints. Originals since 1974. Install shocks and rest of front suspension. I guess I'll just post pics as I go?
Got some more work done on the truck today. A lot of work I should say. Also took put tranny crossmember, proportioning valve, brake lines. (Dont have pics of thatvthough)
I'll try to post these in order:
Both strut rod brackets welded on and truck at ride height
Mocked up shock to keep truck at ride height
Wheels back on with motor balanced and centered
Back on the ground. Just the right height...LOW!!
Rear render and running board mocked up. Little rake from back to front
And to finish the day....
I'll post pics of the tubular motor mounts tomorrow
Haven't done much. Next step GArbz and I are doin' is custom fabbing a tubular sliding tranny crossmember thats not really crossmember. And a 4 link. gonna be bad a$$.
So for now, Attempting to Fill in some holes in the firewall and floorboard. Started on the battery box. One side looks good on the tacs, but the other side has a bigger gap so I bought some steel bars and gonna drop them in the gap and weld.