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Old 06-18-2015, 03:41 PM
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Default 38 Ford Bobber with a 440 Chrysler

This is a failed project a customer of mine brought me.
Don't take anything I might say as a discredit to the person that tried to do his own build.
I believe anyone who thinks they can do a good job should at least try.
Be like this fella and know when to say when though.
I started tearing into it this morning.
So far we pulled the engine and tranny, cut the firewall out, that the customer tried installing then, cut, bent and put a better 14ga. one in.
Pulled the rearend out so we can install an 8" Mustang rear with a triangulated 4 bar.
Pulled the engine and tranny before we took the first pic
I'll let the build unfold instead of listing what we are going to do
Enjoy
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:43 PM
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A few more pics
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:48 PM
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:50 PM
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If you are not careful you will get a reputation for being the go to guy for fixing other peoples messes....

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:57 PM
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What's the plan for the front end? Looks like it needs some stance work for sure. Nothing a master builder like you can't handle I'm sure.
Where do you find these guys?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:29 PM
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Do your magic! We're tuned in...
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:25 AM
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:30 AM
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What's the plan for the front end? Looks like it needs some stance work for sure. Nothing a master builder like you can't handle I'm sure.
Where do you find these guys?
Pops, they find me. Word of mouth is a double edged sword sometimes
I think it's becoming what Torchie said
I'm honest with them going in. I always tell them up front that, it'll be more for a rescue than it would be if I had started from scratch.

I tried to get him to go straight axle like mine but, he decided to keep the front suspension.
It's a stock Mustang ll.
I'm installing 2" drop spindles, tubular upper and lowers and will be baggin this beast to get a good ride height.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:28 PM
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The chop sure makes the doors look like they were stretched. I think the slice in the door panel helped throw me on it, too. Makes mine look lie a phone booth T coupe.

Looks like a project... But we know you can handle it well.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:06 AM
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Skip I love the looks of your truck
My son Eric is working with me in the shop now
First pic is of the firewall welded in.
We took the truck apart to do the mods and found the frame to be 5/8 out of square. They used 2 x 4 tubing slid into the original Chevy Luv frame. We cut the drivers side at the weld and adjusted it.
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