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post #16 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 08:09 PM
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What's the backspace on those wheels?

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What's the backspace on those wheels?
They are 18x9's and the website says it's a 6.18" back spacing.
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post #18 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 08:56 PM
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Lol they will not fit my front unless I put that front end you have under there. I am ready to come check it out!

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My son who has now claimed the Mustang as his, removing the fender

Reminds of when I first worked on a Mustang with my dad, 25 years ago. Later on, he decided it was time to let it go, and I now own that mustang! Tell your son that maybe 25 years down the line he may be right!

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That is awesome!

I was finally able to finish the right side frame rail, and mount the suspension on that side, along with the rack and pinion..

Fenders are just resting there, next up is cleaning the firewall, and the dreaded Mustang cowl repair



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post #21 of 64 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing too exciting, but was able to pick up an Explorer 8.8 with limited slip, and 3.73s today. Going with a triangulated 4 link and mini tubs to get these rear wheels to fit.
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Ok,

Got some tires delivered and mounted (Thanks Brian **AKA ami2loud)
So today I narrowed my rack, mounted up the front tires, and pushed her out of the garage, and spun her around so that I can start work hanging the new rear end.

Once the rear is hung, I will work on firewall and cowl.. then I can do floors and start assembling this thing..

Hard to see without the proper stance, but should look good



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Got some tires delivered and mounted

So today I narrowed my rack, mounted up the front tires, and pushed her out of the garage, and spun her around so that I can start work hanging the new rear end.


Once the rear is hung, I will work on firewall and cowl.. then I can do floors and start assembling this thing..


Hard to see without the proper stance, but should look good





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Thats a ton of work. Good job, these are the type of things your son will remember about his dad.
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OK.

Only had 3 hours today to work on the car.

I was able to rip out the old 6cyl rear end, and wheel the new 8.8 under it.

Looks like I might have lucked out. I was expecting to be a hair too wide, and was planning on slitting the rear quarter flare and pulling it out an inch. Looks like I might get away with rolling the lips (after installing the new quarters of course)

Anyway, I know a thread is worthless without pics, so here we go.

Old rear coming out. Right side front leaf spring eye snapped off when removing the bolt through it.



Old and New (new will be painted before I am done of course)



Trial fit



Apparently a full width Explorer 8.8, 18x9 wheels with 6.18" Back space (30mm offset) and 275/35/18's is almost a perfect fit on a 66 Mustang

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Nice wheel choice
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Can you snap a shot of the wheels on the front, I want to see where they are sitting under there?
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Can you snap a shot of the wheels on the front, I want to see where they are sitting under there?
I will see what I have at home for a different angle, if not, I will take a new one for you once this rear is under and I wheel it back out.
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Man.. A sane person would have scrapped this thing..

Tonight I started cutting out some rusty frame rails.
Last foot and a half or so were bad, so I took it all the way back to about the axle centerline.
That way I can also tie the new rail into the crossmember that the shocks mount to.
it can't hurt to try to strengthen it up a bit..

Long way to go, but hopefully this weekend it will have a solid foundation, and back on the ground...
Then its onto floors, quarters, cowl, doors... after that I think the rust will FINALLY be gone!

Rusty rail



made a new rail

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Some more rust removal..

already cut corners out of the strip that runs all the way across the rear to get better access for the frame rails. It was pretty much rusted out where it met up with the trunk extensions.



Cut it all out



and cut a new piece to replace.. I will wait to install though until I get the new trunk extensions and have some clean metal to weld to on the sides. Top is clean steel, and bottom is new as well



Trunk rough cut back to clean steel.
Now I need to build a cradle for a fuel cell, weld that in place, then I can clean cut the edges and drop a new floor in.. Then it's onto replacing the trunk extensions once I have the new floor to weld to.



on a side note, to save some money and so that I can steer the car when I push it around, I cleaned up an old Grant steering wheel. I am going to grab some stainless steel allen head bolts for the holes. It will do for now





I also got a new steering column.

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Not much progress the last few weeks.. Been traveling a lot for work, and have been sick for 2 weeks now, but did get out and mount the fuel cell..

Made a cradle



test fit



and view from rear

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