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You will likely have to cut the floor around those connectors...it tends to dip down behind the front seats...but I am sure you know that.
No need to cut the floor. I have had the floor in to check for fit. I used the plans from Daze to make the connectors.

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Frames connectors are welded in. Need to finish a little cutting Andy welding at the rear of the front frame rail. Floor clears the connectors.
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what is that? 2x2? Probably about the same ground clearance as GW connectors....with the car stripped I end up with 7" of clearance...loaded down and lowered I am sure it will be closer to 4" or so though. Still trying to find a good idea of what the min clearance needed for a streetable car is. Most times people are concerned about front air dam clearance...but going over speedbumps at an angle doesnt help for cars that are low in the middle
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what is that? 2x2? Probably about the same ground clearance as GW connectors....with the car stripped I end up with 7" of clearance...loaded down and lowered I am sure it will be closer to 4" or so though. Still trying to find a good idea of what the min clearance needed for a streetable car is. Most times people are concerned about front air dam clearance...but going over speedbumps at an angle doesnt help for cars that are low in the middle
I do plan on lowering the car. Yes it's 2x2 square. Not sure how low I will be able to go but will work on that when I start fitting tires and rims and see how far I car tuck them into the wheel wells. Not even sure how low the Caltracs will hang, still have to buy those too.

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Got the passenger outer wheel tub welded in and prepped the quarter panel to be welded in. The panel is screwed and clamped in place. Maybe I will time to weld it in this week.
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I do plan on lowering the car. Yes it's 2x2 square. Not sure how low I will be able to go but will work on that when I start fitting tires and rims and see how far I car tuck them into the wheel wells. Not even sure how low the Caltracs will hang, still have to buy those too.
As good as your skills seem you could make a set of fake Cal Tracs for a lot less. Not dissing the Cal tracs as they are supposed to be a great product and company but the concept is fairly simple. I made a set and I don't have near the skills you seem to have. Just a thought.

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As good as your skills seem you could make a set of fake Cal Tracs for a lot less. Not dissing the Cal tracs as they are supposed to be a great product and company but the concept is fairly simple. I made a set and I don't have near the skills you seem to have. Just a thought.
Thanks for the kind words. I will look into making my own caltracs, I never really gave making them much thought, but I am now!

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Looking good. Man, hard to do this stuff when you've got a full time job, isn't it!

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Looking good. Man, hard to do this stuff when you've got a full time job, isn't it!
Thanks Matt and you got that right. There's always something to fix around the house, maintaining our daily drivers and such. But work has been crazy busy for me lately. The only good thing is, I'm making some good OT for the project. This week looks slow but the dr's always find something to add on and keep us late. Wasn't supposed to be late today, I was not part of the late team today. Still got stuck there late. lol

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As good as your skills seem you could make a set of fake Cal Tracs for a lot less. Not dissing the Cal tracs as they are supposed to be a great product and company but the concept is fairly simple. I made a set and I don't have near the skills you seem to have. Just a thought.
Found this today for homemade traction bars.

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That is exactly the website I used. I used swedged tubes which added to my total cost. Since you can weld you could just use some steel tubing with nuts welded on with heim joints and grade 8 fasteners. I just used some plate steel to make the front brackets with multiple adjustment holes. I cut an old pair of slapper bars for the part where the bottom of the heim attaches to the spring bracket. The actual Cal tracs I believe use a pressed pin for the part that pushes against the spring. I just used a piece of threaded rod which ended up bending before I reinforced it with a slightly bigger OD piece of steel tube. It has worked well. I dead hooked with street radials at the drags and shattered my 8inch so now I have a 9inch. Good luck!
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I had another long week of work this past week, 57 hrs. I had to pick up furniture today for my daughter and have a final walk through to go to tonight and a coworkers going away party to attend. I did squeeze in some time to work on the mustang. I was able to weld about 95% of the passenger quarter panel on today. It's slowly looking like a mustang again. Haven't snapped any pictures but it looks no different than when it was clamped in place. I plan on installing the axle so I can roll the quarter panel lip before I weld that part of the panel to the outer wheel tub. I have the Eastwood fender lip rolling tool.

I also had to replace the pull cord on my weed eater today, always something. lol

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Made some progress today and my son was able to help. He almost has the front core support removed. Has all the welds drilled. Just need to work it a bit more to get it all removed.

I welded the passenger side outer tub and quarter panel on today. Just needs a few more welds to be complete. It will be a couple of weeks before we get to work on it again. E57F3109-A8B7-44C1-9F91-E60CE729ABBC_1569179174119.jpg
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A Dynacorn outer wheel house? How does that one fit? My nameless wheelhouse had a horrible fit...so much modification to get it to work I am thinking of not using the one I have for the other side and returning it for a Dynacorn unit there. In particular...did you have to section yours to get the bottom rear lip to fit the trunk drop off? And what about the radius inside the wheelwell...I had to work that for hours today...and it still doesnt look great...its a good thing I will be rolling the fenders otherwise it would annoy me whenever I took off the wheel.
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I loved the way they fit. I didn’t have to modify a thing on the outer tubs. Passenger side didn’t match the the inner tub that well but matched the quarter panel perfectly and the drivers side fit great to both the inner DSE tub and quarter panel. I suspect passenger side DSE mini tub may have been slightly off but again it all went together very well.

The quarter panels took a little massaging to get to fit well. Very happy with the Dynacom rear frame rails and outer tubs.

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