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Old May 26th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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1971 Mustang help/advice


Hi, Im currently assisting in the resto of a 71 mustang. I have completely blown the car apart and have begun to sandblast. Now here is the issue RUST! The car is from IL and is still here and it is bad. The entire front sub frame near the firewall is really bad. I have a full shop, lift, welder and the such and not afraid to get dirty. I want to custom fab the whole front frame kinda race inspired (the car will not be a correct resto... sorry to all the OEM guys) it will be a very utilitarian car(bare bones), access panels and such to ease fixing it later on. I need to hear about the do donts, let the pros do it, I did this, I did that, kinda advice.You can email me at cbab0510@yahoo.com Thanks in advance for your help. Oh a few specs on it so far.
engine: 460 built (on stand)
trans: 4 speed manual
rear: ford 9
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Old May 27th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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Make no mistake, this ain't gonna be an easy project. I had a 71 Mach 1 that I was gonna restore and I quickly found that the 71-73 cars seem to be the "bastard stepchild" of the classic Stang family. Parts are out there, but you gotta look REAL hard to find them, and you really should save every link that you find as a success. They all come in handy later down the line.

As for a custom frame fab, that's uncharted territory for a LOT of people. I can see a lot of benefits in it, though obviously you wanna save anything that you replace so you can use it as a template and/or reference.

Good luck with what looks to become a beast of a build! post pics, dude!
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Old May 27th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the input man! This looks to be quite a challenge. I just can't see saving this front end! It is really bad.
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