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Old 07-05-2016, 12:21 AM   #71
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Awesome! Do any work/upgrades to your garage BEFORE you move the car in, you'll thank yourself later.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:14 PM   #72
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Awesome! Do any work/upgrades to your garage BEFORE you move the car in, you'll thank yourself later.

Garage is basically ready. I'm just glad to have my own space. Besides I can always move it out into the driveway if I need to upgrade.

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:29 PM   #73
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Awesome. Gotta be great feeling. Congrats. Now the fun begins.


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Old 07-06-2016, 02:27 AM   #74
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Garage space is clutch. I can't wait till I'm back and I get to move my baby out of storage. Enjoy it!
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:12 PM   #75
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Finally put the shock tower delete panels in the engine compartment. It is currently held in by sheet metal screws and I plan to swap those out with a unique looking nut/bolt combo. I could weld it it, but I'm thinking of giving it a different look, and I like the idea of being able to remove them later on if there is ever an engine issue.

Might also put the "Boss 302" decal on both sides when I get around to painting it.

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Also, if someone can snag a picture of the fender bracket behind the front tire on the bottom that attaches the fender to the torque box area, I'd really appreciate it


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Old 08-07-2016, 11:47 AM   #76
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Looks awesome


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Old 08-08-2016, 12:01 AM   #77
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I like the bolt look. Are the brackets year compliant? Or would a 68 work?
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:31 AM   #78
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I like the bolt look. Are the brackets year compliant? Or would a 68 work?

I have no idea. On the 70's, there are 2 bolts on the bottom of the fender between the tire and the door. One location is obvious but the other one I'm having trouble with.
It is pretty close to the torque box and I wasn't sure if there was a bracket off that which I forgot to put back on, or if it attaches to the splash shield or something else.

I should've taken a photo of that but now I'm out of town for a week.


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Old 08-08-2016, 04:28 PM   #79
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Well I had to make some custom ones for mine because mine were rusted and didn't want to buy new ones, but I found these on Google. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-15-2016, 06:35 PM   #80
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Well I had to make some custom ones for mine because mine were rusted and didn't want to buy new ones, but I found these on Google. Attachment 204063Attachment 204064

That's awesome! How did you make custom ones? That must be the cause of my two extra fender bolts then


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Old 08-16-2016, 12:57 AM   #81
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I just bent some flat stock and drilled a couple holes.


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Old 09-08-2016, 06:59 PM   #82
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After working for 16 straight days, I finally have more than a few off to get some real progress done on the car. My plan right now is to try and get most of the body sanding completed and maybe, just maybe put down some more primer. Although that may be shooting at the moon.

Anyway, I spent today working on getting all of my panels aligned and in their final place. I had already had gotten the driver side door and fender where I wanted it. That left the passenger side door and fender, hood and trunk lid. I pretty much got everything where I want it, except for the height of the hood near the cowl, a headlight bucket and one of the quarter panel extensions.

The passenger side headlight bucket has about an 1/8"-1/4" mismatch to the fender. The bucket isn't bent and I'm not sure if the fender was bent somehow? It's hard to tell on the picture since it isn't tight, bit about right in the middle is where the mismatch is.
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Not the quarter panel extension gap is off about 1/4". My best guess is that I didn't double check the fitment when I installed my quarter panels, the passenger side is spot on and couldn't be any better.
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If anyone has any suggestions on how to get these aligned better, I'd appreciate it.

One last picture before I tuck her in for the night!
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:22 PM   #83
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You could count a wedge out of the quarter and then weld it back together to get the gap perfect. As far as the head light I'm assuming theres no dents or wrinkles in the fender? How does it line up with the front of the hood?
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:46 PM   #84
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No dents in the fender at all. I can get the edge of the bucket to line up fine at the hood and on the curved portion. It's just really about right in the middle of the top side is my trouble spot.

I have noticed though that in a lot of pictures on the web, this piece is rarely perfect.


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Old 09-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #85
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Is it just low? Or is there a gap it's kinda hard to tell in the picture.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:23 PM   #86
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The gap is fine. There is just about 1/8"-1/4" mismatch about 6" long. The bucket sits lower than the fender.


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Old 09-08-2016, 11:02 PM   #87
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Can you just enlarge the mounting holes?
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:48 PM   #88
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Can you just enlarge the mounting holes?

Possibly. This is what it looks like with it snug in place.

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I'm pretty sure the bucket is ok. It's heavy duty steel and is a really solid piece. Not sure if the fender is a little warped or what.


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Old 09-10-2016, 08:44 AM   #89
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I was able to dial in the door fender gap on the driver side. Tried to get it as straight as I could. I've only used 80 grit so far but it is starting to turn out great.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:57 AM   #90
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Good progress!
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:22 AM   #91
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I've taken a few days off from doing body work and decided to tackle some other minor things. I purchased another box of Raptor Liner and after mulling over whether or not to undercoat the interior floor, I decided I might as well.

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It came out alright, at least I won't have to worry about painting it.

I also put in the replacement shock tower panels and installed them with stainless steel cap screws. I like it for the most part. I just need to go buy 4 more that are a bit longer for the bottom.

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Old 10-19-2016, 08:49 PM   #92
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Making a lot of progress and it looks nice.
With the alignment issue with the fender and headlight bucket I've seen this although not quite as noticeable on the 65 and 66 Mustangs I restored and they were OEM fender and bucket.
One thing to try is elongating the holes just a little, other than that a little hammer and dolly to the fender will work.
Is the bucket OEM or aftermarket and is the fender OEM or aftermarket?
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:53 AM   #93
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From my knowledge, they are both OEM. But I'm not sure if the fender and the bucket are from the same car when I stripped it.


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Old 12-12-2016, 02:02 PM   #94
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Definitely keeping an eye on this. Giving me a lot of ideas for my future 66 restomod.
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