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rusty428cj
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We started working on it again this week. Brian started with the subframe connectors and than the roll cage. We cut the floor in the back and attached 2" box tubing inside the frame rail and than attached it to the torque box. The roll cage will attach to the tubing going to the rockers.




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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:38 am 
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Sorno
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Very cool work. I am assuming you are going to build the driveshaft loop right into your sub frame connectors? Do you guesst the tubes that are going to the torque box?

Post Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:16 pm 
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rusty428cj
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quote:
Originally posted by Sorno:
Very cool work. I am assuming you are going to build the driveshaft loop right into your sub frame connectors? Do you guesst the tubes that are going to the torque box?


Yes the drive shaft loop will go to the subframe connectors.
I had no plans on any gussets going to the torque box.
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Post Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:28 pm 
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We are gaining on the roll cage








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I finished the major bodywork on the quarters and sprayed two coats of epoxy



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Post Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:22 pm 
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Sorno
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I would really love to see some more pics of the rear axle set up on this car. What size wheels and tires are you running?

Post Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:16 pm 
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rusty428cj
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At this time I just have the stock 8" in the back. I plan on getting a 9 " narrowed and want to be able to run 10.5 x 30 slicks.
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ccain
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Lookin' great! Keep the pics coming! Cool

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outlawcaveman
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Great pics !!
Please post more as you go, and could you
tell us what brand cage you prefer and are you
happy with the fit they provide.
Thanks !
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rusty428cj
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I got the cage from Chris Alston's Chassisworks and I'm happy with it. It has been a slow process working on this between customer cars and a 1968 Mustang Coupe that I'm building to take to shows and cruise nights. With the economy that way it is it's taking longer to build the Fairlane.
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:47 am 
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It has been awhile since I worked on the Fairlane so I figured it's about time to finish the body. I ground down the welds on the firewall along time ago but never epoxy primed so I had some surface rust to deal with. Today I sand blasted and than epoxy primed the engine compartment. I need to get it on the rotisserie to clean up the bottom and epoxy. The next step is to patch the floor and install the door bars.






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Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:29 am 
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optika1illushun
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Looks very nice, i like the subframe connectors. id like to put a set on my comet and dads fairlane.
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I spent the day sanding the roll cage than Brian sprayed it for me.




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Post Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Bodywork is finished inside the quarter panel. I plan on spraying inside the quarters with SPI bedliner.


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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:55 am 
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rusty428cj
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Change of plans I have decided to make this a street car and not a race car. I have a 428 and a set of ported Edelbrock heads and a C-6 that I had used in the Mustang that we will install in the Fairlane.
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