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Old 11-14-2011, 12:30 AM   #41
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Sounds about right......

I have actually wondered what the weight difference is between a tubed front end (strut tower forward) vs stock.... I know that also kinda depends on how much tubing, what kind and what not but still.....I will find out once I do it
lot of discussion on yellowbullet about this. comes out to be a loss most of the time because of all the bars you need to put back in for support. lot of guys do it for ease of access to things and also to get more room for things in the engine bay.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:46 AM   #42
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Thanks for the weight on the bumper.

When I do mine, im going to try and cut some other stuff off, and get some more weight out. would be nice If I could get atleast 25-30lb's out.

I hate how the stock radiator in my car hangs 1/2 inch or so into the engine bay, so I will probably cut a little cunk out of the radiator support, and the bottom support part, so that I can tuck the radiator under there. I'm only talking 1/8th inch or so. Maybe Its just OCD or something, but every time I'm looking in the engine bay, that damn radiator bugs the hell out of me.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:44 AM   #43
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i would suggest agianst it. Ford placed it there because of the aero effect from the air dam, if you move it forward your going to be eliminating the amount of air being forced in front of the radiator at speed
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:40 AM   #44
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i would suggest agianst it. Ford placed it there because of the aero effect from the air dam, if you move it forward your going to be eliminating the amount of air being forced in front of the radiator at speed
hrm. Good point, did not think of that.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #45
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maybe lean the top under the core support that way it looks hidden from the top but your not taking away from the cooling effect of the radiator position
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #46
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Easily fixed though with a small piece of sheet metal....
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Do it now while its out or you will be Mfing your self when you go to do it in the future and have to tear it all out. plus you will want to lay down carpet that will be cut for the cage once and the stuff that is factory doesnt really work to well aka looks like crap. 11.50 and faster you need a roll bar which is basically a 6pt though nhra will let a 5 point go which is a 6 point with no passenger door bar. I would strongly think abou your total goals with the car if you plan on adding power that can get you into the 9's go with a 10 pt because the 6 point roll bar is only good to 10.0 after that you need the halo up top and the dash bars.
I'm gonna go for it then. Haven't had it on a track yet, it's been a work in progress for a really long time. I'm sure the car is capable of mid to high tens once I get the suspension like it needs to be to hook up. I've been really thinking about where I want to take the car, and after I'm done with this body work and finish the suspension I will close the book on it. The setup is reliable for daily driving and it's FAST, which is what I want. Once I get finished with it I want to move into a modular project. A 96-98 Cobra to be more specific. I've always loved the SN body style, it's what I grew up with as a kid.

As far as the carpet, I just bought this new black carpet a few years back so I'm going to do my best to make it look good after installing the roll cage.
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Rocker panels are here!

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Old 11-23-2011, 09:56 PM   #49
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Gonna start cutting early Friday morning! Brought it to the shop tonight. The blue notch is my brothers. He started tearing it apart a couple days ago. Gonna be a turbo 5.0 build.

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Looks like it's coming along good so far.

I have lots of rust to fix on my car as well. Not looking forward to that at all.
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Nothing like cleaning up the rust cancer ,keep up the good work !
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Gonna start cutting early Friday morning! Brought it to the shop tonight. The blue notch is my brothers. He started tearing it apart a couple days ago. Gonna be a turbo 5.0 build.

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That is really cool; you and your brother both have projects going together. Gives y'all someone to lend a hand to and maybe a little competition to keep the momentum going as well. Keep posting pics of both of your cars!
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Got one side cut out for the most part. RUST EVERYWHERE.... We will get one side done this weekend, but the other side will have to wait until next weekend. Gonna start sandblasting the underside tomorrow.


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You have some work ahead of ya! My 83 is a little worse than that on the under side. My rockers are not gone though fortunately!
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It's not just the rocker panel that's gone, there is a major part of the structure missing. It's a part of the car called the cowl. Since its next to impossible to find this, we're going to rebuild it. It'll be stronger than it was new. Going to put in some angle iron where the roll cage will be welded up.
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Do they not sell cowls? I thought I saw some online somewhere... Might of been when I was looking at classic parts I can't remember though..
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I'm not seeing any. We've already made a nice piece, I'll get a pic in a few.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:17 AM   #58
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Yeah man, looks like it was for the classics when I was looking at buyin one. That rust looks like quite the project, can't wait to see the after pictures.
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There are not any companies that make the cowl yet. They make the cowl covers that cover the hole in the middle.
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[QUOTE=motorman524;7759356]Got one side cut out for the most part. RUST EVERYWHERE.... We will get one side done this weekend, but the other side will have to wait until next weekend. Gonna start sandblasting the underside tomorrow.
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Man, thats a lotta rust! I'd be tempted to go south and buy a roller - they're pretty plentiful around this area... But - since you're already into it - good luck!
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