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Old 05-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Wire tuck

I I have been running the idea through my head. When the day comes to upgrade to my 408 build. I'm really wanting to make the engine bay just as show friendly as the rest of the car. Which means lots of little holes to fill and wires to be hidden under fender wells. Here's the question, does anyone have a link or know where I can find pics to simplify it? I want an idea of what is in store for me. And want to make a game plan so it's done right.
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Re: Wire tuck

I was thinking about finding help to do this as well. Are you going to polish the engine bay and firewall?
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What do you mean by polish? I want to smooth out the inner fender wells and firewall and paint it.. If you have any ideas or pics feel free to post them up.
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I used to know a real good one that showed how to make each filler plate and all that. But here is a good one.
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ml#post2329376
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Very nice thanks for the link.. Doesn't seem to hard.

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I can't believe people have done it with the engine In.. This might be my next project.
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I I have been running the idea through my head. When the day comes to upgrade to my 408 build. I'm really wanting to make the engine bay just as show friendly as the rest of the car. Which means lots of little holes to fill and wires to be hidden under fender wells. Here's the question, does anyone have a link or know where I can find pics to simplify it? I want an idea of what is in store for me. And want to make a game plan so it's done right.
You are in for a boatload of work.


However, I recently ran across some replacement inner fenders that were made for that purpose with no holes in them at all. If I could just remember where I found them now...
Be sure you crimp, solder and shrink tube the wires good. If you have a bad connection it is going to be a chore to find.

I found these - Dugan Racing Inner Fender Apron Covers - but there are some steel replacements out there too.

Here they are - 1979-93 Mustang Front Fender Aprons, Completely Smooth - No Holes!

There, that takes you down to a canoe load of work.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #8
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This was a few months of work when the motor was out.
Well worth the time and effort if your going for a show look
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This was a few months of work when the motor was out.
Well worth the time and effort if your going for a show look
That looks NICE!
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Very nice I can't wait.. I'm going to do it right and wait for the engine swap... That would make me fall I. Love with my car all over again!!
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Very nice I can't wait.. I'm going to do it right and wait for the engine swap... That would make me fall I. Love with my car all over again!!
I found the inner fenders, the links are added to my original post about them above.
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Yeah those are very nice I didn't see the installation instructions but it says direct bolt in. I would like to see where an how it attaches.. I'm going to search google and see if it turns up
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This was a few months of work when the motor was out.
Well worth the time and effort if your going for a show look
That's beautiful. Whenever my motor gets pulled I plan on doing it also.
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That's beautiful. Whenever my motor gets pulled I plan on doing it also.
I will look at all of you guy's engine bays who do this and drool over your engines.


My interests are purely power, handling & speed with looks a distant 4th.


A slightly rough looking, clapped out ride with amazing HP and handling capabilities is my heart's desire.


My looks efforts will be wholly directed at my youngest daughter's 89' Convertible, which will be a labor of love.
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I will look at all of you guy's engine bays who do this and drool over your engines.

My interests are purely power, handling & speed with looks a distant 4th.

A slightly rough looking, clapped out ride with amazing HP and handling capabilities is my heart's desire.

My looks efforts will be wholly directed at my youngest daughter's 89' Convertible, which will be a labor of love.
My top prioritys are the same as yours for sure. The smooth and tuck is a lot of work. But its not real costly, which in my book can be added in. I love a pretty engine bay. btw with my fresh build it will be years (hopefully) before I need to pull the engine for a 351. So no pics soon.

Is that something you may do on your daughters vert? I know you want to make as she would want it.
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My top prioritys are the same as yours for sure. The smooth and tuck is a lot of work. But its not real costly, which in my book can be added in. I love a pretty engine bay. btw with my fresh build it will be years (hopefully) before I need to pull the engine for a 351. So no pics soon.

Is that something you may do on your daughters vert? I know you want to make as she would want it.
I'm the opposite.. I've already had my fix for speed I guess.. Now I want a show worthy street car that can run mid 6's in the eighth.. But I also raced 3/4's of a season at Texas raceway.. I've been 6.0's in my old 79' I've never ran quarter but it converts to a 9 sec quarter..
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My top prioritys are the same as yours for sure. The smooth and tuck is a lot of work. But its not real costly, which in my book can be added in. I love a pretty engine bay. btw with my fresh build it will be years (hopefully) before I need to pull the engine for a 351. So no pics soon.

Is that something you may do on your daughters vert? I know you want to make as she would want it.
Yeah, that will probably be something we will do to her convertible.
Like I've said before it will be a show car and that will earn it extra points at shows I am sure.
I was dreading having to fill and weld up all the holes, now with those steel smooth inner fenders available it will cut down immensely on the amount of work needed.
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I'm the opposite.. I've already had my fix for speed I guess.. Now I want a show worthy street car that can run mid 6's in the eighth.. But I also raced 3/4's of a season at Texas raceway.. I've been 6.0's in my old 79' I've never ran quarter but it converts to a 9 sec quarter..
Yeah that's fast. Mines still has a ways to go

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Yeah, that will probably be something we will do to her convertible.
Like I've said before it will be a show car and that will earn it extra points at shows I am sure.
I was dreading having to fill and weld up all the holes, now with those steel smooth inner fenders available it will cut down immensely on the amount of work needed.
I didn't check them out yet but I will.
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But my 79' wasn't pretty.. It had a clean paint job but the engine bay was nothing to brag about... It did its bragging down the track..
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