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Vulcan 1968 SOHC 427 Mustang

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by GPR, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    I started this as an Eleanor project a few years ago and stopped working on it and decided to sell and finish the project the way the customer wants.

    This is how Vulcan will be built:

    Robert Pond SOHC 427 +++ cubic inch block
    Hilborn EFI
    TKO 600 5 speed
    Strange 9
     
  2. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    I will start back in the beginning when we were building an Eleanor for the first customer.

    This is what we started with back on 12/05

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    Rod & Custom front suspension that I would later use on my 1968 Coupe project

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    All the sheetmetal was removed and the skeleton was stripped to bare metal and epoxy primed and we took it to a car show 10/06.

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    This had been a slow build because of lack of funds so the owner sold it back to me and it had been sitting until 1/09

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  3. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    I was not happy with the way the end caps or taillight panel fit from the original Eleanor kit so I ordered new end caps and taillight panel from Mustangs to Fear. The fit was good except now the deck lid did not line up.

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    We cut the end of the deck lid off and lowered it

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  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    :thu :thu :thu :thu keep up that good work !!!!!!
     
  5. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Can't wait for pictures of the SOHC engine... :weas
     
  6. GTchris

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  7. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    We mini tubbed but did not narrow the frame rail.

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    Made the brake scoops functional

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  8. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Now you are caught up how the car looks now after being in storage for a couple of years.

    The first thing we did was order a lot of parts.

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    I have never seen a rear housing packaged like this Fab 9 before

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  9. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    :eek:mg :wor :thu nice goodies
     
  10. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    We had installed subframe connectors along time ago and since we were going with Total Control rear suspension we decided to cut them off.

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    Brian welded in the TCP subframe connectors

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    Center brace bolted in place

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  11. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Very nice work guys.

    I will pick up the body next weekend.

    Thanks !!!!
     
  12. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Sprayed two coats of SPI black epoxy on the Fab 9 housing

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    When we did the rust repair years ago the A pillar was not available. There were a few pits in the pillar so Brian decided to replace both of them. We did not feel right about giving it to the customer this way so we are fixing it at our expense.

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    The welds still need to be ground

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  13. gtscode

    gtscode Active Member

    Can't wait to see this one progress.
     
  14. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    This project was on hold for a few years and the owner has decided on a few changes. I'm sorry to say he has decided not to go with the SOHC but is going with an aluminum FE just not sure how big it will be yet. We will also be doing a few modifications to the body.

    It is out of storage and back in the fab shop.

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    The first thing Brian did was finish lining up the sheetmetal

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    Starting to install the Mustang to Fear gas filler kit.

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    Welded in place and the welds ground

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  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I remember this car, wondered what became of it. Sounds like fun with a Cammer
     
  16. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Nice gascap!
     
  17. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    The owner decided he didn't what the Shelby/Eleanor taillight panel that was installed before he bought the car. Brian had the fun job of cutting off the fiberglass taillight panel and end caps.

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    We bought another taillight panel to cut out the stock taillights.

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    After a lot of measuring and Brian standing back looking at them to make sure they were straight he welded them in place.

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    Since we have a side gas filler we decided to do away with the original one.

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    Brian cut out a section of the new taillight panel and welded it in place.

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    After a little grinding

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    Stay tuned for more modifications to the rear in the future.
     
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  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    love those welds!
     
  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Me too!
    REQUEST: Can you post another shot of the filler panel used to replace the void left by removing the gas filler. I want to see the backside of Brian's welded in panel. Interested in seeing how the reverse side looks when finished. No one ever shows that side of the work and as a guy trying to learn the craft it would be very helpful. Thanks!
     
  20. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Brian finished grinding the right side.

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    Carriage bolts were welded to the taillight panel and ground down to hold the taillights

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    He still has to finish the right side. He bolted it together and tack welded the carriage bolts removed the taillights and finished welding both sides. This is how they look before he grinds them down and weld them one more time before the final grinding.


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