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post #31 of 124 (permalink) Old 04-11-2016, 04:50 PM
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totally relate to the lighting thing, especially when you get into tight spots. Nice job on the ad-lib-light. Looking at your bar, do you have bracing at the roof line, can you throw in a picture? I'd like to add additional support on my harness bar at the upper bend by adding a brace and welding in a seat belt plate behind the B pillar. Could use some ideas, thanks.
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[QUOTE=groho;794064Looking at your bar, do you have bracing at the roof line, can you throw in a picture? I'd like to add additional support on my harness bar at the upper bend by adding a brace and welding in a seat belt plate behind the B pillar. Could use some ideas, thanks.[/QUOTE]

Take a look at the first couple of pictures in this post to see how the rollbar mounts.
Shelby Rollbar/Removeable Cross Bar Pics That's not my car, but it's the same rollbar. Let me know if you need better shots.

It's using the holes that are along the roof line where the original shoulder harness would have mounted. I'm using a long-reach U nut for now ( like this: McMaster-Carr ), but will probably weld up a nut plate for a stronger fit before I'm on the road.

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Finished repairing the rear quarter trim panel. Just have a light coat of paint on it for now...when I figure out the color scheme for the car, I'll have them all repainted.



I put a light dusting of spray-can bed liner to get some of the texture back. Thought it came out pretty good.'


Also started welding in the trim brackets. Lots of "panel on - panel off" to get things lined up correctly.




I have a long time before I'm ready for paint, but today I was thinking about colors. I really would like a lighter interior...maybe grey trim & carpet with black front seats. I might paint the outside yellow and do titanium stripes. Saw this combination online today.


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Finished repairing the rear quarter trim panel. Just have a light coat of paint on it for now...when I figure out the color scheme for the car, I'll have them all repainted.



I put a light dusting of spray-can bed liner to get some of the texture back. Thought it came out pretty good.'


Also started welding in the trim brackets. Lots of "panel on - panel off" to get things lined up correctly.




I have a long time before I'm ready for paint, but today I was thinking about colors. I really would like a lighter interior...maybe grey trim & carpet with black front seats. I might paint the outside yellow and do titanium stripes. Saw this combination online today.

Nice combo..I always thought this color would be cool with carbon fiber replicated stripes.. Stock scion color... Just a thought to be a little different...
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Quick line to say that I followed the advice of a couple of guys here and contacted Tommy Zee regarding my Shelby roll bar. Within 5 days Tommy had made and shipped the bar despite him becoming a father during the same period of time! Now that is service. Bar arrived in the UK with some other parts I ordered through American Connection in Florida yesterday. Awesome job Tommy.

thanks Chris

ps yet another occasion when forums like this come into their own.
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yet another occasion when forums like this come into their own.
So true...I don't know how guys built cars in their home garage before we had the Internet.

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So true...I don't know how guys built cars in their home garage before we had the Internet.
Hemmings Motor News and lots of local pulp-newspapers. I sort of miss those days, sometimes.....
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Went down to Brunswick this weekend to hang out with the Deep South Cobra Club.

While I was down there, I picked up a motor for the Mustang. 302 with Dart Iron Eagle Heads. Won't need it for a while, but the price was worth getting it now. I cleaned it up and prepped it for storage..then put it away.

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Couple pics from the weekend road trip.

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Saw a nice 66 at a car show on Saturday with the drop. I'm going for. This one has a coil-over front and reverse eye leafs to get around a 2" drop. 17" wheels in front and 18" in back.

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Was surfing craigslist today and found a pair of fox body seats. They need to be recovered, but the foam is in good shape.




Where do you find reasonably priced upholstery for these seats? At most of the places I'm finding online, they sell TMI. I'm sure the quality is good, but I'm going with the Fox seats mainly because I thought I could save a few bucks. By the time you buy the TMI covers and pay a shop to put them on, I could have bought ProCar or similar seats.

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Dan. I'm a TMI dealer and we can cover them.
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Check with your local, personally owned upholstery shops. Im havin 2 SVO seats recovered with my materials of choice for half of what I could get some of the available skins alone for. If you have the cash, the TMI skins are great Im sure, but there are ways to keep the budget intact and still have an awesome finished product!

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Dan,

I did my own seats using the TMI covers on a '65 coupe I built ten years ago - they were very easy to do and the project required very limited tools (hog ring pliers, rings, new "listing" rods, a heat gun, and a can of silicone spray to get the covers to slide over the foam easier).

After all you're tackling with this project, I'm sure you can do this and have them turn out great.

Here's a pic of the final product - they look surprisingly similar to the Fox seats... just without headrests.

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Going to worry about the seats after I get the brackets modified and mock them up. Will probably recover them as one of the last steps (so I don't damage them pulling them in & out a bunch of times).


With some help from Brad (4ocious), I finished welding and seam sealing the front end, so I used some bedliner on the inner fenders. This will give it better long-term protection from the elements and adds a bit of sound-deadening to the sheet metal too (not that anyone would really be tapping the inner fender from the engine bay side.

I did this part now so I can mock up the front suspension and leave it there when I eventually get the car on the road and drive around in primer for a while (before I tear it down for paint).





Now I'm working on doing some welding on the back end of the car (improving the welds on the wheel housings and getting the 4 link brackets tacked to the frame). I also ordered the dual-exhaust reinforcement plates just in case I do go out back with the pipes. Right now, I'm planning on the GT350 style exhaust that will come out in front of the rear wheels...but plans change and I figure it wouldn't hurt to get those plates in there now.

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Still waiting for some parts to arrive so I can get the suspension installed.

I'm still not sure if I'm going to do a side or rear exhaust, so I figured I would put the floor reinforcements in place just in case I go out the back. It's a lot easier to get these in now before I spray sound-deadener on the floor.



I'm also doing some prep-work in the engine bay so I can spray it with a satin black epoxy primer...but no pictures to show for that work. It's the basic sand/fill/inspect/repeat process we're all used to.

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