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Boom's 68 fastback

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Boom, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Made some progress on the front end. I mounted the front fenders, passenger side is OEM so it dropped right into place. The driver's side is pretty close, I just need to align the door a bit better.

    [​IMG]20180415_172436 by Brett, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20180415_154910 by Brett, on Flickr

    I also got a few more parts from Cobranda. Started mounting the pieces to test fit and see what needs adjusting before sending the parts off to be powdercoated.

    [​IMG]20180423_220939 by Brett, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20180423_220952 by Brett, on Flickr
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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I bought all my Shelby grille and headlight parts from them, nice quality.
  3. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    Just curious, how much $$ do you think you will have into this beast? Awesome work so far.

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  4. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Enough to make me not want to count up the receipts. :eek:

    Thanks, I love working on this car.
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  5. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels at c2 Donator

    Three times what he originally budgeted!
  6. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I didn't really have a budget in mind when I started this. More of a vision of what I wanted the end car to have/be. I take my time and try to do all the work myself where I can. The only real frustrating thing for me is having to buy the same part twice because I changed my mind or something wasn't planned right.
  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    LMAO. "Budget"! Once you cross that line into custom/restomod if budget is in your vocabulary you are not going to have a good day. Ever. The only way to even try and reign in expenses is as Brett says try to do ALL the work yourself. And work FAST. Otherwise something new will come out or an idea form and plans get changed and more cash gets spent. Not that I would know anything about any of that. :D
  8. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    it's best not to even add it up... If you are restoring/restomodding a car you just need to figure on spending all your disposable income for a few years (in my case going on 30).
  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels at c2 Donator

    I actually lol’d when I read “a few years”.
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  10. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I had a spreadsheet for Midlife; it's still up on the Web. Fortunately, that was back in the early 2000's when money was cheap and easy.
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  11. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Starting to fit the nose to the car. Found out that to mark the proper position for my high beam lights I had to have the grille on, which needs the nose, which need the fenders, which need the door, which needs the quarters, which are finally aligned off of the taillight bezels. Come to think of it, are the holes for the taillights the only holes not slotted on these cars?

    The nose is a 67 Shelby style from MTF, been sitting in a spare room for a couple years now.

    Holy shnikes does having a repro fender on one side make this more fun. I'm pretty sure Dynacorn just throws darts at the lip of the repro fender and say "yep, thats where the hole needs to be".

    Almost got the nose to mount all the way up to the fender.
    [​IMG]20180506_113656 by Brett, on Flickr

    Found out what was holding me up:

    [​IMG]20180506_113635 by Brett, on Flickr

    Some careful measurements and quality time with the dremel notched the lower lip there and now the nose is super close to fitting fairly flush (well, flush enough to start looking at what needs trimmed/added) Just have one lower fender hole left to get dremeled out (of course its on the repro), hell I may need to add metal to be able to pull the lower fender out far enough and still have something for the stud to mount to.

    Got everything trimmed so the nose sits pretty much in place. I need to get some flange nuts and washers to start cinching it down. I also need to look at Rich's dvd to see how to pack the nose so it has a better lip. Pretty sure thats what I have to do, i'll check.

    Anywho, here is how it sits currently.

    [​IMG]20180506_150852 by Brett, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20180506_150903 by Brett, on Flickr

    Looks like I need to make another order with Cobranda for these trim rings for the grille. Just noticed they now have a sale going on....FML
    Last edited: May 6, 2018
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  12. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Finally had a chance to go buy a machine shop and have my air cleaner base milled down. Then I had to find the right combination of studs to fit the darn thing. Of course the one that came with it wouldn't fit.

    [​IMG]20180509_213819 by Brett, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20180509_213802 by Brett, on Flickr

    I have a post over on MTF's forum to see about hood clearance. I am really hoping to use their 68 style hood, we'll see what they say.
  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Camera angles can be deceiving but it sure looks like it sits really tall.
  14. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    Looks Fantastic!! I was thinking one day I may change my front end/hood similar to yours.

    What are you going to do with the rear end and what color??

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  15. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Thanks! I'm planning on keeping the stock lights but adding the Shelby decklid and end caps. The car is going to be Grabber Blue.
  16. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    Just curious how many hours to match up the nose to the car? Any trimming of the fenders or adding bondo to the fenders? Or was all your adjustments/sanding/trimming just in the nose?

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  17. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Thats literally the nose as it comes from MTF minus the notch for the hood latch support. The repro fender required some elongating of the holes to slide the nose on.

    I just did some work on the light bar and high beam brackets today. Going to reassemble the nose and test fit again then I'll send the brackets off to be powdercoated and once I get them back I'll try to start blending the nose in a bit better.
  18. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    Pretty impressed that the nose matched up so well. What hood are you going with?

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  19. Boom

    Boom Active Member

  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Haven't worked on the fastback much lately. I did decide to order the dash pad from MTF so I can start getting some other things lined up.

    [​IMG]20180606_174454 by Brett, on Flickr

    The middle will have voltage and fuel pressure (after regulator)
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