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Old 30th June 2017, 06:17
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I would think about throwing a metal body over this fantastic frame and engine instead of fibreglass...
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Old 30th June 2017, 16:01
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Axel- I have been giving that some serious thought lately. I have some timet getting all the mechanical and electrical sorted. I have been looking for a metal shaping class to take locally.
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Old 30th June 2017, 20:10
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Do you know the site allmetalshaping.com?
You will find a lot of info and help there.
If you have the fibreglass body it would be easy to produce the metal panels after you have joined a shaping class with your talent and skills.
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Old 1st July 2017, 16:31
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I did a little trimming yesterday and got the engine to sit back and down where I want it.







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Old 1st July 2017, 16:33
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Do you know the site allmetalshaping.com?
You will find a lot of info and help there.
If you have the fibreglass body it would be easy to produce the metal panels after you have joined a shaping class with your talent and skills.
Yes I have been there before! There are some really great projects over there.
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I wish i had the knowlege and skills to do what you guys do. Looks fabulous.
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Old 7th July 2017, 06:01
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Could be interesting for you:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Weber-Vergase...079&rmvSB=true
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Very sexy kit there... Too bad the seller is not willing to post to the states.
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more trimming on the tunnel and firewall
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Old 8th July 2017, 00:36
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Made the mounts. Although it took a while it was a lot more straight forward than I thought it could be.











Final test fit





tacked into place





set into place with only 4 small tacks per mount. Well that's reassurance that I can burn in strong welds! I need to refill my argon tank before I can finish the welds.
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Very nice work!
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High quality work as normal..
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Very sexy kit there... Too bad the seller is not willing to post to the states.
Get them posted to one of us in the U.K. And we'll ship them

Done loads of times for guys on my motorbike forum

Happy to assist in anyway I can
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Very nice work!
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High quality work as normal..


Thanks fellas!

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Get them posted to one of us in the U.K. And we'll ship them

Done loads of times for guys on my motorbike forum

Happy to assist in anyway I can
Funny you mention bikes... I've built a bunch of classic sohc 4 cylinder hondas and setting up the carbs is a lot of work! I do love the look and sound of carburetors but for reliability sake getting the fuel injection going will be the best bet. I can dress it up, or dress it down rather, for a more period/racing look.
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Not a whole lot to report here but the pedal box is tacked back into place. I moved it over about 3.5" from the factory location.





I ordered a few more materials so I can fab the trans mount shortly.
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Trans mount is done. First I had to make some little brackets with captive nuts



I welded those to the inside of the main frame rails



Cut up the factory mustang trans mount I bought and bolted it into place




boxing in those gaps





A lick of paint and it's good enough for now.


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New toy. For $300 w/ the anvils what's there to really lose.
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Incredibly impressive work! These folks can help with the body: http://www.hietbrink.com/. (Click on "models" on the left side of the home page to see some examples of their work, including a 275 GTB).

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I'm sure that you already have this planned for the future, but you should incorporate rubber bushings into the motor and transmission mounts to avoid transmitting vibration into the chassis rails.
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Old 8th August 2017, 18:23
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Incredibly impressive work! These folks can help with the body: http://www.hietbrink.com/. (Click on "models" on the left side of the home page to see some examples of their work, including a 275 GTB).
Thanks for sharing that site! Beautiful alloy body.

The engine mounts have 2" rubber doughnuts and the trans mount is a clamshell style mount with a rubber isolator. It's a bit hard to see in the photos.
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