Backhalved Fox Mustang... UPDATED 5-31-2018 IT'S ALIVE!!!

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Post  jbozzelle on October 25th 2009, 11:24 pm

Mocked up the heads and intake just to find out the headers won't fit without the engine mounts being hacked off. I can't close my 4" cowl hood either... I might look into some k-member spacers or a dropped k-member.

I also got my buddy over to weld up the majority of the cage and frame connectors that I had previosuly notched and mocked up. It was a jigsaw puzzle trying to figure out what to weld first, then next, etc... It took us a few beers to figure it out! We got it done though. The hoop dropped through the floor just enough to get to the top welds done.


Next on the list is motor and mid plate mounts and tabs, chop the engine mounts off the k-member, mock up the headers, finish the cage and do the floor. Then it's assemble the engine and put the thing together....


I would've dropped it off the stands and rolled it out of the garage today, but I realized I haven't installed the wheel studs in the front hubs yet... Embarassed
















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Post  Northwest outlaw on October 25th 2009, 11:40 pm

looking good
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Post  jbozzelle on October 25th 2009, 11:43 pm

Thanks. This was the hill I had to get over. It's all down hill from here.

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Post  westsideford on October 26th 2009, 12:20 am

Suxs ya cut out the trans tunnel.. Now ya got to add more bars! How fast ya gonna go?
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Post  cletus66 on October 26th 2009, 6:10 am

jbozzelle wrote:Thanks. This was the hill I had to get over. It's all down hill from here.



It just gets more expensive from here. Shocked Mad But stick with it. The car will be bad@$$ !!! Cool
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Post  torkair on October 26th 2009, 9:12 am

Looks like youre planning on going hella fast, probably somewhere in the 6 to 7 second range! You, Sir, are a far braver man than I.
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Post  gdog on October 26th 2009, 10:11 am

Jon,
Car is coming together nicely.

It is good to see that Leroy donated a Kan Koozy.
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Post  D. Sea on October 26th 2009, 12:27 pm

Glad to see you back at it John, looking good! Cool
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Post  Northwest outlaw on October 26th 2009, 1:43 pm

With the floor and trans tunnel cut out all he has to run is the rocker bars and winshield bar for a 8.50 cert looking good
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Post  the Coug on October 26th 2009, 2:48 pm

John I only see one thing I would have done different !!!! I would have raised the rear cross member up 3 inchs to get the lower ride height in the rear end and give the car better transfer....

but thats just my opinion

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Post  bruno on October 26th 2009, 3:48 pm

looking good JB Wink
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Post  IDT-572 on October 26th 2009, 3:50 pm

Don't let up bro, you got her by the shorts now, stay after it................ cheers cheers
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Post  jbozzelle on October 26th 2009, 9:47 pm

Trans tunnel was missing when I bought the car. It's getting rocker bars and a dash bar regardless. Gotta be safe first. Randy, the backhalf was already done when I got it. I'll see how it all works out. Once I get it on the ground I can at least get some initial IC dimensions and see what it looks like.


Gordy, Besides that beer koozie all he contributes is a few grunts, farts and the constant "Hurry up and finish it so I can make a pass" comments...

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Post  TravisRice on October 26th 2009, 9:56 pm

Anymore I find that just getting started is 75% of the battle. Once you get going it aint so bad. The car looks real good Jon. Keep us posted on the progress. Everyone loves pictures Smile

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Post  jbozzelle on October 26th 2009, 10:02 pm

You're right Travis. If I can keep it going it isn't too bad. Once I stop working on it it'll take a good while to get motivated again.

Here's a few pics of the engine mocked up.




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Post  TravisRice on October 26th 2009, 10:29 pm

[quote="jbozzelle"]You're right Travis. If I can keep it going it isn't too bad. Once I stop working on it it'll take a good while to get motivated again.


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I think my biggest problem is that my car is tore WAAAAYYYYYYYYYY to far apart. There is just so many things that need done and I really want it to look professional when I am finished. Hence I don't want to F-it up. I also find myself wandering around the OPS races here looking at these killer cars getting better ideas........................ that is a good and bad thing both. First when I see something I like I find a way that I can duplicate the same product myself........... Second and the bad, I keep thinking if I wait I will see something I like better yet. LOL /. No No win situation for me.

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Post  jbozzelle on October 26th 2009, 10:42 pm

Sounds like we suffer from the same sickness.

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Post  TravisRice on October 26th 2009, 10:45 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Sounds like we suffer from the same sickness.

Damn the bad luck!! Rolling Eyes Wink Razz

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Post  bbf-falcon on October 27th 2009, 12:56 am

Lookin Good Jon, stay w/it. Very Happy

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Post  cletus66 on October 27th 2009, 8:19 am

gdog wrote:Jon,
Car is coming together nicely.

It is good to see that Leroy donated a Kan Koozy.
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You may be a redneck if you have ever been too drunk to weld. I have been... Embarassed lol!
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Post  bruno on November 1st 2009, 8:19 am

any updates John ???
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Post  badnotch on November 1st 2009, 10:57 am

john - you gonna center that motor up in the car ? sure would make the car perform better
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Post  jbozzelle on November 1st 2009, 11:35 am

If anything it at least needs to be in line with the pinion. I need to check it still. The engine is still sitting in the factory mounts.

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Post  RapidRuss on November 4th 2009, 10:11 am

Allright John !! You've come along way on the car ! and its lookin good Bud ! I remember when we did the Altered years ago...You CAN over think things...Keep up the good work ! Cool
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Post  jbozzelle on November 5th 2009, 5:50 pm

It sure ha sbeen a long way. Long time too. Doing more on it this weekend. Just getting that much of it welded up the other night has me fired up to finish it now...

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