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Old 01-26-2009, 07:41 AM   #11
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a lot of people wont spend the dough to have a tubular front end made or to buy aerospace brakes.

i do know the first time i saw your car it gave me several ideas though
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:41 AM   #12
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WOW!!! That is sick. Can you remove that much metal forward of the strut towers with the stock frame members and upper fender supports?? i like the idea on the doors and definitely like the way you did your tunnel and dash....BUT several people said remove the E brake stuff...How the hell do you keep the thing from rolling around so much...oh i have no drive train installed right now.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:28 AM   #13
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leave it in gear or parking blocks
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:45 AM   #14
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What about the metal removal...think that would be strong enough with stock frame rails and strut towers
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thanks everyone for the compliments.
but the stuff i've done doesn't take alot of money. i have less then $100 in the front clip setup.
all i did was buy the tubing fromthe local steel place and went to the shop and set it up.it is super easy to do.i did it all in about 8 hours. by myself.
i only put my car up here to give you guys ideas. if you look closely to the details you'll se what i mean. all it takes is a little time and creativity.
if you're serious about shaving wieght then you'll find ways to do it.
Oh and jasper the brakes are $1100 for the complete setup. it's the best money you'll spend on your foxbody gauranteed.
just an example.
i have a 100% bonestock 89 hatch. i converted it over to 5 lug so i could put nice wheels on it. and then i used the earospace breaks all the way around. just changing the breaks front and rear i saved over 60 pounds and gained 3/10ths in the 1/4
it ran 14.2 before and 13.9 after. and the brakes was all i changed.
heres the car just before i put the brakes on it.
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note to self.


convert to 5lug
buy earospace brakes.
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The best weight reductions are what I have done.


Alum Heads-Stock Ones are like weights!

Factory Seats-VERY HEAVY, get front racing, I threw the rears away.

HATCH AND GLASS-VERY HEAVY-Get Fiberglass and Lexan

STOCK HOOD-Get Fiber Glass

Alum Driveshaft STOCK VERY HEAVY, and Heavy Rotational Mass

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:52 AM   #18
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convert to 5lug
buy earospace brakes.
i thought it was aerospace. hahaha

im checking into strange brakes myself. what do you think about them killer?
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i thought it was aerospace. hahaha

im checking into strange brakes myself. what do you think about them killer?
strange brakes are excellent choices as well. but the aerospace brakes are considerably less expensive.not too mention they look real pretty.
the reason drag brakes work so well and you can pick up E.T. with them, is that they are designed to back off when you let of the brake pedal.
unlike stock brakes that are always draggin.
when you let off the brake pedal with aerospace brakes or most other drag brakes,the pistons suck back into the caliper and pull the pad away from the rotor. factory brakes don't do that. and not to mention you save a ton in rotational wieght and unsprung wieght.
when aerospace told me i would pick up at least 2/10 in the quarter with thier brakes i didn't beleive them.
they gauranted i would pick up 2-3 tenths ,so i said send them to me.
and they did exactly what they said they would.
and in reference to the other guy that posted that his wieght savings measures were the best ones, i will argue that.
the best wieght savings you can have are the ones that are free. buying a fiberglass hatch and hood are very expensive. i don't have either on my car and i gaurantee it's lighter then 98% of the foxbodies out there.
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convert to 5lug
buy earospace brakes.
it's very inexpensive if you do them at the same time. if you have a stock rear end. all you need is the 5 lug 28 spline conversion axles which can be bought very cheap.like less then $140 here
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/79-93...Q5fAccessories

. then you will need c-clip eliminators like these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...4506.m20.l1116

then all you have to do is order the front and rear 5 lug brake kit from aerospace. and if you shop around you can find them pretty cheap on ebay, or some that have been used for mock up on the nmra forums.and thats it. so for about $1400 or less you can swap over to 5 lug and have a sweet brake setup, that looks and work much better then stock. and then you're open to a whole lot more wheel choices as well.
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