It seems like the harder I work to get further on a project, the more behind I get on others. Have been working alot on the mustang to get it finished, but am getting less done on the 38. So I thought I would post some of the mustang pictures to try and get motivated. I have extended the lower portion of the car 3" all the way around. Just accentuating the factory body lines. Was done using 18 gauge steel. It required the redesigning of the lower front fenders and the way they mount, building a rear lower valance, and front lower valance. I modified all the door gaps and trunk gaps to be 3/16". I had to completely cut out the rear body panel and reposition it correctly, the prior owner had all new panels installed, but was done very poorly. I redesigned the scoops in the quarter panels to better fit the shape of the quarters.
Got the arms fit. Modified them so the bags fit. Now with the narrowed track width, there are a couple of more problems. The shock no longer fits in the stock location because of the bag. The fix for that was to mount the shock behind the arms and to a bracket on the frame. Problem is now the caliper needs that space to turn. Also could use a little more room in front of the arms also for the tire to clear during turns.Decided to re shape the area just in front of the arms, this should give me the room for a shock,and the turning clearance also.
Been working on the front suspension. The car has a nova sub-frame,and the track was a bit wide. Ordered some narrowed control arms. Bolted them up to check the fit. Found I needed to raise the spring pocket bottom for the bag to sit properly. Ended up cutting the bottom of the pocket off,and flipping it over to become the new"top" for the bag to mount to.
Well it seems time is moving alot faster than I am. I seem to have missed most of the summer.....Wanted to update whats been going on. Been working on another project a bit as well as the '38. The other project is a '69 Mustang Fastback. It belongs to a friend of mine.Came from the internet,alot of new sheet metal installed. Nothing really lined up,and the front dog house did not fit. Have gotten all the basic fitting done,now working on the modifications. He is going for a pro touring style. Made some simple carboard cut out wheels to see how large a wheel would fit the look of the car.Rolled it out side to clean up the shop,and got a overall look at the progress.