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Old 05-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #31 (permalink)
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oooooooo thats nasty! at least the floors are looking good! Ur doing everything else the right way so go ahead and replace the upper and lower cowl panels
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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oooooooo thats nasty! at least the floors are looking good! Ur doing everything else the right way so go ahead and replace the upper and lower cowl panels
I think I'm going to try Boyd's Mustang: Cowl repair I really looked this thing over and it's just the cowl hats. The patch panel comes with the outside edge and the upper cowl is in great shape. Not sure though... I'm still stewing that I have to mess with it. I thought I was just about done with the front of the car.

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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does the top panel need to be replaced too or not, from the pics it looks like it does but can't be 100%. that link u provided doesn't really show what the repair piece looks like, does it go all the way to the outter edge or not cause it looks like that edge is totally rotted away and you need that outer edge. maybe something like this will wrk better? REPAIR PANEL LOWER COWL DRIVER SIDE 1965-1968 | CJ Pony Parts
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Yeah that's the panel I plan to use. A buddy on another site called me out on that crappy technique. I plan to remove the upper cowl (it's in great shape, the P/O has some tin in there which makes it look like the upper is bad also; it's fine though), replace the cowl hats with the outer edges, and paint the whole thing while in there. Just sucks because I hadn't planned on having to touch it, but I can't do everything else right and leave an important area like that. Right?
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I feel ya, i though the cowl was one area i wasn't going to have to replace, wrong! it hides very well. the top wasn't in too bad of shape, btm was horrible, i figured since the top was off might as well replace it. if ur taking the top off completely consider paying an extra 60 bucks for a full lower panel. IMO its worth it, especially if the upper panel is completely off
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Finally got the upper cowl removed.


It needed the attention




I've got to finish removing the dash as I've got to replace the side of the cowl that runs behind the a pillar, place my firewall patch, then I can get the cowl patch finished up.

I need to do something with this also, but not sure how it's suppose to look.

This is the a pillar where it ties to the cowl. I'll need to search around and find out how it's suppose to look.
All and all a pretty productive day to get rid of that mess the lower cowl had. So, besides the cowl, the quarters, the doors, the floors, the wheel wells, the frame rails, the shock towers, the front aprons, and the trunk drop offs the car was solid as a drum lol.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Got some work done on the lower cowl. I still need to weld the passenger side in. I have plans for a new firewall and new upper cowl. I would have replaced the lower cowl also, but had already bought the patches. Also, got the vertical cowl panel in place on the drivers side. Gonna go ahead and replace the passenger one also, as the flange that the lower cowl spots to it is in bad shape.


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Old 04-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm trying to get the car prepped for a new firewall. Before I get there, I want to go ahead and get the passenger side torque box in. I found that my front outer rocker extension was had a hole in it.
It was rusted through right in front of the lower fender bolt hole. The P/O has pop-riveted some sheetmetal over it.
The inner rocker had a hole in the same area It can be patched with no trouble.
Problem is getting the old front rocker extension out is a booger. I first cut the inner rocker well past where the extension will be. Then drilled the spot welds.
Now it's ready for me to finish getting the rest of the extension out to make way for this

This piece is a major PITA. Should have it finished tomorrow evening if all goes well.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Finally decided to take a week away from work and spend with the stang...

First off was to finish the outer rocker extension




With that in and finished, I could work on getting a torque box in. As most know the 67's didn't come with a torque box, but I wanted one for rigidity. Since there wasn't one to replace and I had experience with the drivers side, this one went in without much work. I split the one piece into two separate pieces as getting it in is alot easier.



Then onto removing the remainder of the firewall.


HOLY SH!T


Mocked in place and ready for fitment...



Hopefully the work continues and I can get the cowl and dash back in the car this week.

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Got the firewall, lower cowl and upper cowl mocked in place. Decided to mock up the fender and hood to test fitment.


Ended up getting a new sig pic lol.

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Old 06-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #41 (permalink)
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This is how I'm aligning everything. What do you guys think. It all looks right, but second guessing my thought process.





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Old 01-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Got the drivers floor pan all buttoned up and fit and welded in the 69-70 seat riser.


Also, burnt in the shock tower reinforcement I got from Steve.


I bought some decent fenders also. They need some work but they are not rusty.



I started on the passenger floor pan and boogered it up. I cut it too short. I could make it work, but , I'm gonna pick up another one and try to get it in next week. If 65 bux is all that I have to worry about on this car, then I have no worries at all.

So, after I get the passenger floor pan and riser in, I'll been that much closer. I'll move back to the passenger side quarter area and replace the outer wheel well and patch the inner. I also have to replace drop off getting ready for full quarters. Then rinse and repeat for the drivers side. Still lots of work to do.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Been almost 6 months since an update, thought it was time...

Floor pans are all, but done. Need to dress the welds on the passenger and make a couple more passes to finish it, then burn in the seat riser. Close enough to move on for the moment.



Since I've got the itch to get this thing to a roller, I've shifted my attention to finishing up the suspension pieces and getting them in.
The rear is almost ready. The 8.8 has 3.25 axle tubes and my stock spring mounts wouldn't work and I didn't want to take the time to go the junkyard to get the explorer ones, I mocked some up to get them mounted... well the u-bolts came with nylon lock washers and of course wouldn't tighten up to where I needed. The hardware store was out of 9/16 fine thread nuts, so that put that project on hold.


Started working on the front pieces that are getting fitted with Opentracker supplied parts to convert to roller. After a few minutes with him on the phone, I got the upper bodies ready for sandblasting.


The lowers need the factory rivets cut out of the balljoints and they are ready for sandblasting.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Lotta work, but looking good,.......
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Good job...one piece at a time. You will get there.
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