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  • Vulcan 1968 SOHC 427 Mustang

    I started this as an Eleanor project a few years ago and stopped working on it and decided to sell and finish the project the way the customer wants.

    This is how Vulcan will be built:

    Robert Pond SOHC 427 +++ cubic inch block
    Hilborn EFI
    TKO 600 5 speed
    Strange 9 rear with 31 spline axles
    Rod & Custom front suspension
    TCP subframe connectors with G-bar rear suspension
    Fab 9 narrowed housing
    Wilwood 14" brakes
    18 wheels in the front 19 in the rear

    Body modifications:

    Fender flares
    Mini tubbed
    Eleanor side scoops
    Drip rails removed
    1967 Shelby style hood and deck lid
    Cowl vents filled
    Custom front valance with spoiler
    Custom side exhaust
    Custom interior

    This is how Vulcan looks at the start of the project







    Rusty Gillis

    Gillis Performance Restorations
    727-847-7973
    www.gillisrestorations.com

    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

  • #2
    This is going to be sweet.
    Rick Stevens
    Billet Fluid Line Clamps: www.lsbilletworks.com

    - FFR Mark III Cobra Replica (aka Rayne)
    - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
    - 2012 F250 Powerstroke

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    • #3
      I will start back in the beginning when we were building an Eleanor for the first customer.

      This is what we started with back on 12/05



      Rod & Custom front suspension that I would later use on my 1968 Coupe project



      All the sheetmetal was removed and the skeleton was stripped to bare metal and epoxy primed and we took it to a car show 10/06.



      This had been a slow build because of lack of funds so the owner sold it back to me and it had been sitting until 1/09

      Rusty Gillis

      Gillis Performance Restorations
      727-847-7973
      www.gillisrestorations.com

      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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      • #4
        Wow, that'll be a monster!
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
        My Mach's restoration progress
        My Sprint's restoration progress
        "Never offer advice. Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it." ~ author unknown

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        • #5
          I was not happy with the way the end caps or taillight panel fit from the original Eleanor kit so I ordered new end caps and taillight panel from Mustangs to Fear. The fit was good except now the deck lid did not line up.



          We cut the end of the deck lid off and lowered it





          Rusty Gillis

          Gillis Performance Restorations
          727-847-7973
          www.gillisrestorations.com

          Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
          Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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          • #6
            Can't wait to see this one done! It sounds awesome!
            Ed S.
            M&M #411

            68 S-code FB GT , 68 J-code Sprint"B" , 2015 F350 XLT Crew Cab

            “Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot."

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            • #7
              We mini tubbed but did not narrow the frame rail.



              Made the brake scoops functional





              Rusty Gillis

              Gillis Performance Restorations
              727-847-7973
              www.gillisrestorations.com

              Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
              Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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              • #8
                Now you are caught up how the car looks now after being in storage for a couple of years.

                The first thing we did was order a lot of parts.







                Rusty Gillis

                Gillis Performance Restorations
                727-847-7973
                www.gillisrestorations.com

                Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                • #9
                  More parts





                  Rusty Gillis

                  Gillis Performance Restorations
                  727-847-7973
                  www.gillisrestorations.com

                  Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                  Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                  • #10
                    I have never seen a rear housing packaged like this Fab 9 before







                    Rusty Gillis

                    Gillis Performance Restorations
                    727-847-7973
                    www.gillisrestorations.com

                    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                    • #11
                      I want to thank Alex for getting us the complete 5 speed kit and the 14" Wilwood brakes
                      Rusty Gillis

                      Gillis Performance Restorations
                      727-847-7973
                      www.gillisrestorations.com

                      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                      • #12
                        I think I remember you posting the beginning of this project before. It's cool.

                        That is one nice rearend housing.
                        Rick Stevens
                        Billet Fluid Line Clamps: www.lsbilletworks.com

                        - FFR Mark III Cobra Replica (aka Rayne)
                        - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
                        - 2012 F250 Powerstroke

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                        • #13
                          What is that rear suspension going in there Rusty? A 4 link I'd guess?
                          1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle - Built Not Bought!
                          347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Strip 10.49 @ 125.35

                          2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle - 12 valve Monster
                          244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower

                          Current CI Count - 97

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                          • #14
                            We had installed subframe connectors along time ago and since we were going with Total Control rear suspension we decided to cut them off.



                            Brian welded in the TCP subframe connectors





                            Rusty Gillis

                            Gillis Performance Restorations
                            727-847-7973
                            www.gillisrestorations.com

                            Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                            Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                            • #15


                              Center brace bolted in place

                              Rusty Gillis

                              Gillis Performance Restorations
                              727-847-7973
                              www.gillisrestorations.com

                              Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                              Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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