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  1. 2011 gtcs

    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    No shit, it was hotter than hell at Fabulous Fords and the weather is perfect in AZ.
     
  2. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Like I said in the last update... the motor mounts needed some clearance around the block webbing....

    [​IMG]A29659F2-F046-4A2D-A23D-8678C8ED1F36_zps0bkb9szx by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D35448A1-E043-4C92-ADC5-38AB4BDAB9B8_zps8p9jjx42 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    And in case you saw that bug in the first pic and said "wtf was that" here is a close up.

    In this pic he's about the size of a quarter give or take.
    [​IMG]3A409EA1-00C3-4490-BF64-5CC75DFC2BFE_zpsfwcmicye by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    First snag today. Where the new panels were welded in there was an overhang and the k member would have folded and probably cracked the paint... so what the hell, might as well grind on some fresh and minty paint. I ended up putting down some thick tape on the engine bay side and only ground with the pad moving into the paint instead of away from so it turned out perfect without any chips. After these pics I put some touchup paint on the bare spots.

    [​IMG]B20C867B-6274-4A29-8400-31BF76A2DBE1_zpsq0jip5rp by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]0B12EE08-438A-41E9-992A-06D8C8114B88_zps1knnshgo by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    The motor mounts were a bitch fitting into the k member, but after an hour of jacking around with it we got her to fit. the one bummer is the k member bottom brace won't clear my headers so I will have to make a custom brace.

    [​IMG]8099EA50-B5BA-45F3-A58B-239F1318CF24_zpsrt4vshon by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]E9832F53-E7AA-41FC-9646-4452B2D4CDC0_zpstaqlnsvs by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]AC5C7005-8AD7-4B7E-9B03-44352E6642EE_zpsefywii3l by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]C1EDF782-1159-4C84-AC22-BD224D389861_zpstsepwpoz by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]9D5ACEAF-29FB-428F-9227-FCA0C34F5787_zpshmg0iowu by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]31CC9D5C-D38B-4C59-B23C-09FFC75E6BC6_zps2zilowno by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]ACD5A28C-C974-4283-9F65-05FF1D974235_zpsz2hkka0r by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    This pic you can see some orange peel. This strut tower is strange because from the bottom you can see it bad however from the top down its very very difficult to see. The painter offered to wetsand it after everything is all finished... I honestly don't know I even want to mess with it.

    [​IMG]B499966A-E3C5-40AC-B1A5-775287063539_zpsl4h06bu2 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]2BA98108-A091-4F04-A37C-1421EAB9D3AB_zpsnwceyssf by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]942B63F6-CECC-4E05-960C-CCBB21E748DA_zpszolwxesc by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Next step is to drop some plumb bobs in order to do some measuring to make sure the K member is square. Cheers!!! :beer:
     
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  3. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  4. Dig Race

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    It's coming together nice... If those little things are the only problems you have your doing good lol
     
  5. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks, I am going bolt up my headers tight to see what my fitments looks like however I have my concerns the collectors are too wide set for the trans humps. We will see....... But I will agree, things have been smooth overall.
     
  6. BLKFOX

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    Sweet. I saw your posts on FB this morning, looking killer!
     
  7. Bri03GT

    Bri03GT I Cant Stop Modding Established Member

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    Looking good!
     
  8. 94Gt5.0

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    Damn! Can't wait to get my engine in so I can see everything come together finally! Keep up the good work
     
  9. hyvltge

    hyvltge PSI Established Member

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    Dat bike doe!

    And no one will notice the paint from the awe of everything else. Leave it.
     
  10. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks!

    Thank you!

    LOL, comes in handy when the DD is down I can ride to the parts store and put parts in the basket! And yeah I was thinking the same thing, taking it back is going to be a hassle and then I have to get it recoated with cquartz... Im just over it at this point.

    If it bugs me enough when its done.... FOR SALE! lol
     
  11. 08 vap

    08 vap Member Established Member

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    Awesome Build!!!
    I have a 83GT that I gutted and converted to a drag car 25 years ago then retired it from racing about 10 years ago, I've been wanting to restore it and just can't seem to get motivated.
    I may use your build as motivation and for some ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Dwight
     
  12. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Please do use it as motivation! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for the kind words.
     
  13. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Small update....

    I received some grommets in the mail, I will be drilling holes in the fenders and firewall for wires and hoses to come through so to give it that factory look I got these.

    [​IMG]6E39A800-FE23-4D6E-9B46-E83DE4197F53_zpstvhnljyi by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    This is one of the holes that will be plugged....

    [​IMG]89A22205-7A48-4144-AAFC-D434E902FB6B_zpslijx5rzw by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    I decided to start putting the front suspension together.... greasing up bushings.

    [​IMG]E55C0681-1B68-4A13-B77D-B5BF71853B42_zps1nhzvssi by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    This is as far as I got, I sold my K member and it had the stock bolts with it. The kit requires to use their bolts for the front but you use the factory rear bolts and nuts.

    [​IMG]2BA8AE42-2AD9-4786-A850-425C02DFEF0D_zpsguejxcdo by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    I ended up buying the bolts as my local hardware store didn't have M16 shouldered bolts.

    I decided to move onto the steering rack however I was greeted by ugly bolts.... as you guys can see, I am either cleaning up every nut and bolt or buying them new, dirty hardware drives me nuts....

    [​IMG]1E6AC464-7857-4D64-84EE-66ACD2F1DE6A_zpsxuojgegv by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    These cleaned up decently.

    [​IMG]247D23E6-2BFB-4AE8-A089-CF7776247F43_zpsd0ujwsjr by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Thats all I really had energy for tonight.

    Probably won't have much time to work on it this weekend as I am planning a lot of maintenance on my daily beater. Plugs, trans filter and fluid as well as trans solenoid cleaning.
     
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  14. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  15. BLKFOX

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    Nice work. Seeing you post these pictures makes me so happy that I've already got this done. It was the most time consuming part of my build too. That and trying to be careful not to scratch my new paint lol.
     
  16. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Everyone keeps saying "oh the engine is in, it will be done in like a week now right?" No, this is going to take until around september to finish. Still have the full fuel system and all brake lines to do. Plus all the fabrication of brackets etc so I dont drill into the engine bay... Yeah, now is the most tedious part... but will all be worth it in the end.
     
  17. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Didn't work on the car too long tonight... but did get a few things out of the way.

    As you can see the engine is assembled with socket head cap screws and I love when shit matches everywhere....

    [​IMG]EAA80CBD-9A42-467E-A715-7467333A7659_zpsmaojs62p by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]BA3F3922-5008-424C-B88B-90B639D1018E_zpspejnykyc by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Since I want everything to match... see header bolts..

    [​IMG]567C76A1-798A-4B77-86AE-55A38EA3B7A1_zpsbzegqkci by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]ABE8DFDE-4442-4AB6-858B-F1CE82939FCD_zpsnoq9cxer by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]0F34F5A4-882B-4E2D-8ACF-6ACE6990D828_zpsboyxenef by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    While I was on top I decided to add my spacer.... 2" spacer...


    [​IMG]ECBBD504-9B69-4438-BACF-3BCF6B908ACC_zpsbjwvicdh by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Then the quick fuel carb....

    [​IMG]783C3DB6-452D-4BCA-9317-0A4683FF2C13_zpsj3gpswf4 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]56B70ED1-FFB2-4BE8-A874-8D90B8411B46_zpsnvfmr4xm by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]2944E6F5-A642-4CF2-9133-2D6075F81EE5_zps6j3i8vdd by |SK Photography|, on Flickr


    Thats it for tonight.

    [​IMG]EBC48CAB-390C-4661-A68C-F00A65628CFD_zpsk8d4cfv7 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    I am waiting on some hardware then I will button up the front suspension, I would like to have the car rolling next weekend.
     
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  18. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  19. scottL

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    Had the same issue when I switched from 1 3/4" to 1 7/8" Kooks long tubes. Made some relief cuts and angle bent each end of the original brace approximately 20 degrees and got longer bolts with thicker washers to clearance my headers. I didn't like how close to the ground the brace was after setting the car back down and ended up leaving it off.
    I'd really like to see what you end up doing with your custom brace if you go that route. And hopefully it'll be easy to make a second one for my car!
     
  20. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Yeah, im going to have to try and make something that is a multi piece brace to go around the headers instead of under them. Thats going to be down the line a ways though....
     

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