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1968 Restomod Coupe


I took this in trade toward some labor on a 68 Shelby we painted. It had a 302 with a C4. I started out wanting to build it with the Trans Am Racing look. I had to replace the floor pans, torque boxes, trunk floors and a few other patches. I flared the fenders and quarters a little and bonded in the Shelby end caps. I went with the Rod & Custom Mustang II front suspension and have decided to run a 4.6 engine and trans out of my Dad's wrecked 1995 T-bird. This will be a long term project since it is my car and I have a lot of customer cars that come first. It will take a little time to get you updated.











Here are a couple of pictures showing how I flared the fenders and quarters. I cut the fenders leaving them attached at the bottom and than added about 1 1/2 to the flare.






The rears were a lot harder because you have the inner rear wheel well to flare also.





Rod & Custom Motorsports front and rear suspension.





The engine compartment is ready for paint.







Mock up of rear suspension





Bottom of body epoxy primed and than sprayed with SPI bedliner







I thought I would give you an update with the Rod & Custom coil over front suspension installed.











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Old November 26th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Rod & Custom coil over rear suspension in my Coupe. The rear center section is not installed yet. This is the first time I have installed everything on the car with a 9" rear end out of a 1963 Galaxie.













I changed my mind on the taillights. I was going to put a deluxe ribbed taillight panel in and I had cut out the original taillights. Now I have decided to french them in instead. I had put a reproduction taillight panel in our Eleanor project and cut out the original taillight mounting area.





The reproduction taillight mounting area was about 1/4" to big so Brian cut it down and welded studs on it.





Brian welded it back in and now has to grind the welds.




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Any chance you could post some details on frenching the tail lights? I've been looking for a kit to do this and can't find one, so I guess I'll have to roll my own.
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I love the little details you have show here. I love the flairs and the tail lights and the trunk opening.

Good Job, Very nice work....
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very cool project, keep it going!
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Originally Posted by ajzride View Post
Any chance you could post some details on frenching the tail lights? I've been looking for a kit to do this and can't find one, so I guess I'll have to roll my own.
Use an old gasket and taillight and bolt on 1/4" studs than weld the studs to your taillight panel. Grind the welds and than use a little filler.

The only reason we used a piece from another taillight panel is because I had ruined mine and had to replace that section



After the welds were ground

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The cowl vents were filled in along with the heater holes in the firewall





I removed the drip rails



Bodywork on the flares



Black SPI epoxy primer and than sprayed 2 costs of gray Slick Sand polyester primer



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Hey GPR, where did you get the inner fender panels to replace the shock towers, they look great, Brent
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Hey GPR, where did you get the inner fender panels to replace the shock towers, they look great, Brent
They came with the Rod & Custom kit but the last one we did on a 66 Mustang were flat
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very cool ride man!
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Very impressive!
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I love those fender flares, wish that was done on mine.
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I love those frenched tail lights, I would be afraid to try it on my own and a shop would probably charge alot for it. Definitly on my list of what I want now. looks amazing.
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Man that is some quality work.

Thats gonna be a nice looking car when its all said and done.

Cant wait to check it out as it comes along.
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^This, and maybe a photo or two of that Sierra XR4i. Kinda curious whats going on with that as well. I love those flared fenders though that is one more thing you added on my list of wants. Along with those frenched tail lights.
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I also did away with the turn signals in the hood. I bonded them on and blended them into the hood.





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^This, and maybe a photo or two of that Sierra XR4i. Kinda curious whats going on with that as well. I love those flared fenders though that is one more thing you added on my list of wants. Along with those frenched tail lights.
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I did not like all the gaps on the fiberglass rear bumper so I narrowed it and extended the ends to meet the end caps.



The deck lid sticks out to far on the bottom



I added fiberglass to the back and sanded the front to match the end caps

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