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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, going to start posting in here as I slowly make progress. I bought a 68 from a close friend who started to build an eleanor car but lost interest/ time after finishing the body and paint. As it sits now, its got a coilover front suspension, baer brakes and a 9" rear with 3.55 traction loc. No interior, no engine or trans. Got a long way to go but looking forward to the learning experience.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Been buying stuff in preparation for when I have time to work on it. While its a bare interior and a rolling shell, im going to get some of the welding work done by a shop. Recently purchased:

-Mini tubs from mustangs to fear (goes flush with the frame rail and wont interfere with interior)
-Street or Track 3 link rear suspension (will use my existing 9" housing, shop will weld on brackets)
-Street or Track framerail connectors
-American Autowire full wiring harness
-Scott drake coso ferroce steering wheel and new rag joint

I have a garage full of other parts that came with the car. First order of business is to sand a paint the steering column, install that and the steering wheel so i can move the damn thing without turning each front wheel individually. Then trailer it to the shop and get the connectors, mini tubs and suspension brackets welded on. Then project will be on hold while i have to go away for work for a while. At least there will be time to save up the engine and trans!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like a great starting point. I'm liking your plan so far, keep us updated on the progress. We really enjoy pictures of the progress and I look forward to your impressions of the wheel tubs.
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Looks close to being finished.
Iíll be following.
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Beautiful body to start with. What mayor, trans are you planning for it?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, for the motor i really have a wide scope right now.. i want around 500hp and efi in a small block. so ive been looking into 408 or 427 windsors. eyeing some turnkey engines from prestige motorsports in concord nc. For the trans ill go with a tko 600 5 speed.
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