Thursday, August 10, 2017

Post #66, 8-10-2017, All of the finishing touches!

65 Mustang Restoration

And away we go with most of the finishing touches for the car.

Starting with finishing the trunk area,,, since we eventually plan on road tripping a bunch, which means luggage & other items in the trunk, I want to protect my quarter panels & pretty them up a bit.

It starts with a pattern, and a very thick Yoga Mat. 

Just glue on some killer spray adhesive,,, and wrap with a nice vinyl (or whatever you'd like).

And there you go,,, super nice looking & thick quarter protectors!

Next it was time to cure that wobbly spare tire situation. Again,, it starts with a pattern,,, then cut & bend the aluminum into shape.

Test fit & once again, cover with more vinyl.

And BAM,, a super solidly mounted spare tire setup. 
 I then finished everything off the trunk with a custom piece of loop carpeting that I made to fit the front section, along with the carpet mat/rug that I bought & modified to fit my fuel lines.

Next, I moved forward to the engine compartment. I started by adding a 2nd water temp sending unit for my dash, since the main sensor is being used for the EFI unit.

It sure was nice of Edelbrock to have an extra thick area for me to do it.

Next it was on to the custom 2-piece fan shroud. 

 I know it looks easy,,, but the only thing easy, is killing an afternoon to design & build it.

Then it was time to grab some stout wire & design the 4 sections of my transmission lines. 

And after a bit of bending, you hopefully get something like this.

My Eastwood flaring tool does perfect flairs in seconds!

We have tranny lines!

Though the lines came out great,,, I never liked how solid everything was,,, so I changed to barbed fitting in the radiator & cut the lines back 6" and added transmission hose with high pressure clamps.

I installed the new High Torque Mini Starter which works great once it was wired properly. 

Then I had to design my Amsoil air filter support bracket. Needless to say, it works great. 

The engine bay is done!

Since the front fenders were done already, I taped off the rear wheel houses, scuffed them up a bit, and gave them several coats of undercoating.

I added the new shoes,,,

,,, and a new set of classic chrome traction bars.

I then installed a new 2.5" Stainless Steel Magnaflow X-Pipe Dual Exhaust System #15815.

But I changed out the turn-downs for angle cuts (tips). 

I'm-a-think'n that the bottom is done!

 And finally,,, I needed some leg room, so I designed a set of 2" seat extensions. It's AMAZING what 2" can do for you! It even had me changing out the new 13.5" steering wheel,, for a 15" version which was dished a bit more,, and much easier to control when sitting back farther. 

Luckily, I only needed to do the drivers side.

The next time,,,, the Final Product!

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