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Mustang Jig build

Discussion in 'Paint & Body' started by B67FSTB, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Here we go.
    Some of you probably know that I have a 67 convertible also.
    The problem with the car is that is actually a summery of 2 car.
    I did notice it a couple of years ago and stopped working on the car because I didn't found a good solution to repair that car.
    The body was 1/2 inch too short and wasn't straight either.
    Over the years I looked for a proper solution but never found it that was within the budget.
    Lately I found a jig "celette brand" very cheap but I needed to put back its orginal wheels beneath it.
    The idea is to repaire the jig and make some supports so I can repair the vert.
    I have a 68 coupe that I gonna use as a template to make those supports.
    Here are some pics of the jig together with some old supports I bought in the Netherlands cheap.
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    Today we removed those tiny wheels and weld in some pieces, so later on the orig wheels ( iron wheels ) can be mounted back at there orig position.
    That way the jig can be rolled back and furth under the load of a car.
     
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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I will be following this closely Bruno
     
  3. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    If I had a jig I think I could build anything lol. With your 67 coupe as a template, this should be a nice way to set the jig up. I'm very interested in how this turns out.

    Bill
     
  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    OK. During the weekend , we did cut out some piece from the jig.
    Filled up the front and rear "U" beam and later on we put the cut pieces back were they did belong in the first place.
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    The jig rested on 4 jack stands during work (no pic ).
    Today , I put it on its side so we can finish the welding.
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    If done , I can put back its orignal wheel. Those are iron wheels which are better to push the jig when a car is on top of it.
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    I hope by sundayevening I can put on its wheels.
    Next step is to put the coupe on it and find out where its position should be on the jig.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  5. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    that's some heavy duty stuff!
     
  6. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Here is a pic of a celette jig with frame supports of a porsche 356.
    Anno 60's.
    porsch356 frame jig.jpg
     
  7. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Update.
    Today , sunday , I managed to roll over the jig on its back so we could finished welding.
    After that we drilled the holes so we could mount those wheels.
    Last thing we did today was to flip it over to its wheel.
    It rolls very smooth now.!!
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    next thing is to put on the 68 coupe.
     
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  8. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Update
    Today was time to put the 68 on top of the jig.
    I had to jack it up very high so I had enough space to roll the jig under the car.
    It took me 1 1/2 hours to accomplisch it.
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    next job is to adjust the car on the jig and see where the support will be positioned. On the car and jig.
     
  9. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Update
    Today , my son and I did dissamble the front and rear suspension of the coupe.
    Everything came loose with ease except the front bolt of the rear leaf springs.
    Took more then an hour to get those suckers .
    No pics cause my smartphone batts died at that time.
    Pics will follow.
     
  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Big step. Impressive progress.
     
  11. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    nice work!
     
  12. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Thanks guys for your interest.
    I didn't mentioned in my previous reply's but I have an official document from Celette France with a drawing of the bench and its supports for a 66 mustang.
    It also has the order number to lease a set of supports for that car.
    Of course this set isn't for lease anymore nor you can find one. And on this side for sure.
    It looks like the pic in reply n° 6.
    Next step is making the support that lines the front mounting attachment of the rear leaf spring :)confused:).
    This will take awhile.
     
  13. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    pics of dissambled suspension.
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  14. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Got some pics of the bottom of the car.
    Look fairly good to me.
    Everything orignally rusted and dented except for the RH shock tower.
    I measured the distance tower to tower ( just in front of those ) and came out of 100 cm. It has to be 40 inches or 101.6 cm which is 1,6 cm or 16 mm off.
    Look at the RH tower !!!!
     

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  15. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I always hate seeing a car where some yahoo went nuts with a torch to cut holes to get at the grease fittings on the upper arms.
     
  16. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Looks like it has the big block shock tower support on the driver and regular on the passenger, Odd.

    Bill
     
  17. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    You are right Bill !!!
    Didn't noticed till you mentioned it .
    Looks though it came from the factory that way. Looks both orignal at the frame rail .
    Explains why the RH has cracks cause the LH is much stronger.
     
  18. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    OK guys. You wouldn't believe me but the pics shows it.
    Last sunday ,I was lurking around on a german buy and sell site. Lets say a german craigslist.
    Suddenly I stumble on a add " mustang jig ".
    I looked at the pics and couldn't believe my eyes what I saw. A very well built jig for a 65 - 66 mustang. You know , german style built .
    They sold this for €400 ( $500). !!!! I couldn't believe my eyes and contacted them immediately.
    I asked for more pics and asked them if they would hold/reservate it for me because I am from Belgium.
    Whats the story.
    The guy who let built this jig was an owner of a racing car built shop . Again, german style .
    In his younger days , he drove a formula 3 car , later on touringcars , DTM cars and so on.
    The last 10-15 years ,he prepped classic cars like one seaters , english cars but mostly mustangs.
    When a friend of him , totalled his Shelby on the nordschleiffe at the Nurnburgring , He let built a jig and shipped it , together with his totalled 65 shelby , to Austria for repairs.

    3 years ago , the owner passed away , and now the kids are selling all the garage equipment.They probably didn't know how much money was put into this jig.

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    So , now I have one jig too much.:confused::confused:
     
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    WOW!!


    Mark

    Sent from my semi-smart phone
     
  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    That will make life easier. Nice find.
     

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