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  1. Ridge Runner

    2011 interior in a 69?

    I would see what the width is in the 69 and compare with the 11 ,i think the 11 is quite a bit wider . I am planning about the same thing with a wrecked 2007 into a 56 ford ,the 56 is 3/4 inch wider than the Mustang so it fits easily . I will be using almost everything from the Mustang ,3 valve 4.6 ,5 speed auto ,AC unit and all .
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    Photo needed of installed 69 Fender Extension

    With it being behind the grill i would paint it black so it blends in with the back ground
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    69 front valance same as 1970?

    It kind of looks like it was a last minute thing ,but the bumper covers it well
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    69 front valance same as 1970?

    The only place the valance follows is where it meets the fender ,it does not match up to the headlight bucket ,guess ford figured the bumper will hide it
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    Photo needed of installed 69 Fender Extension

    I have seen them painted by brush and what looks like rattle can in black
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    Console lid dimensions please.

    They are the same
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    Fastback inner rockers

    I actually helped set up the first TCI subframe connector at Stangaholics in Terabella Cali .Jim Smart did an article out of it in i believe MustangMonthly . We discussed what extra strength it would actually ad . It was a lot of fun ,if you have never done one of these shoots there is quite a bit of work involved . We installed and dissassembled at least 3 times before the final bolt up and welding . We also did another shoot on front frame rail bracing ,especially after removing the spring towers
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    Fastback inner rockers

    I am not saying they dont help some ,if you have all the front end bracing they probably do some ,but if you have none of the front bracing especially those who have done a mustang ll type front end ,there is nothing to support the front rails . Every part of a unibody is part of the structure ,the more removed the weaker it gets
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    Ever want to punch one of these guys ?

    So on face book ...i know its face book . Someone is asking about the dynacorn bodies ,i chime in and tell him if you want a fast back why not build your own from a coupe and save your self some money and extra work straightening up a dynacorn body . This guy jumps in and tells me i am going to kill someone building these conversions welding them to gether with a mig instead of pinch welding ,he is a metalergist and he knows better. Well i do a search for BAR OF CALIFORNIA and find one of the guys from BAR has written a book on the subject of welding automitive bodys ,here is a small screen shot from a long page
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    Ever want to punch one of these guys ?

    220 ,or 110 ? 220 will weld pretty nice but the metal needs to be clean . I am going to by a miller spot welder soon as i can afford it
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    69 Vert project

    I bought this liner from Wallmart ,it is made by rustolium ,$80 for a sprayable gallon and it is just as good as the expensive stuff . Its a two part mix and takes over night to fully cure . I even sprayed it in the roof ,i had a spot that pushed down easily ,it didnt stay down but it was like a soft spot ,after spraying the bed liner ,it would not push down any more,also took out the ringing when you tapped on the roof
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    Ever want to punch one of these guys ?

    They just passed an exhaust law here in Cali. The scum balls slipped it in . No mods of the exhaust system on 1975 and newer ,that includes tail tips . Automatic $1000 fine ...this is supposed to stop street racing !
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    69 Vert project

    I sprayed the inside of mine with bed liner as well ,i like the look even though it will never be seen ,i left the under side in red epoxy though
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Soak a wrag with acetone and hold it tight to the stickers for a bit ,it will soak through and they will lift pretty easy ,any glue will wipe of with acetone as well
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    Let's talk Air bagged suspensions.

    They have an air assist shock ,i used to use them on street rods ,been so long i forget who makes them
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    Let's talk Air bagged suspensions.

    Even air bags need a shock ,it would be about the same as leafs with out a shock
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    Funny, but not really...

    My Expedition hood is full of little hard seeds ,no way to get them out . My CJ had acorns inside the rockers ,never found an opening big enough for them to fit in ,this rat must be a magician
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    Fastback inner rockers

    I can see the floor support attached to the SFC keeping the front from pushing back ,i just cant see it keeping the front from flexing upward ,just not a strong enough piece . I would be willing to bet with a colision like you had it would bend right in front of the SFC.
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    Fastback inner rockers

    Rust free cars in Cali. This is damage due to a jack or running on a curb but the end of the floor support doesnt handle much of a load before it will bend
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    Vulcanet Car detailing wipes

    Oh wow ,i thought this was some type of toilet paper haha
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    Fastback inner rockers

    You can see there is a lot of leaverage behind where the torque box would end ,arrow is the front
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    Fastback inner rockers

    This is the reason i dont like the sub frame connectors ,you are only tieing into the floor support in the front ,unless you split them open and insert square tube first you are only tieing into a thin sheet metal 3/4 side box with very little strength . This is an aftermarket floor support ,a,little heavier gauge than original but still not very strong . Here is a 67 coupe ,you can see the kink in this one ,maybe from a jack under it or running up on a curb
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    Fastback inner rockers

    The only problem i see with this set up is ,the front of the SFC only ties into the floor support ,i have replaced a bunch of these and there is very little strength in the floor support other than supporting the floor ,they bend and twist very easily ,the reason i have replaced so many of them. If they attached to the frame rail its self that would be a different story
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    Home Shop Air System upgrades - help

    This is what i am going to do for my compressor
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