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  • MY 1968 Coupe Restomod

    I've had this car for about 3 years working on it a little than it would sit a long time and than work on it again a little and than sit untouched for a long time. We did all the rust repair new floor pans, one torque box and the trunk floor in 2006. I flared the fenders and rear quarters using metal. Toward the end of the year I decided it was time to finish this project. It is hard to find the time to work on your own when you have customer cars to paint. We are working a couple of hours at night and weekends.

    Here it is before we started





    Cut out the rusted floor pans and replaced





    We have installed Rod & Custom coil over front and rear suspension crossmembers and getting the bottom of the body ready for epoxy primer.
    I will post more pictures as I have time.
    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
    Very nice work!!
    '64 Falcon Futura 2dr hdtp. 289 4 speed.
    '90 Mustang LX Coupe. 5.0. Aod.

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    • #3
      I added about 1 1/4" to the fender flare







      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
        Looks good!!!
        Can't wait to see it finished!!!unk:
        Jeff

        Member #4179

        1969 Falcon
        1971 Grabber
        1984 Mustang

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        • #5
          Looks great Rusty!!! I think it's MANDATORY for the 67/8's to come with those wheels, mine had them on it when I bought it too.
          William
          Semper Fidelis

          One
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          Mistake
          America

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          • #6
            whats the story with the Merkur? I see a rare piece sitting on the rear latch too!
            Brian

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            65 Mustang 293ci, AOD
            06 Cobalt

            BCP Custom on Facebook

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            • #7
              I LOVE fat tires. I'm thinkin' some REAL big fatties under those flared fenders are in the plan. Please tell me I'm right. Can't wait to see.
              Jerry Cooper
              66' Coupe, Wide Ratio Toploader, 9" 3.25 Traction Loc
              302 .060 over, Solid Lifter,294 adv. duration, 246 @ .050,.544 lift
              Eddy RPM intake, Autolite 1.12 Carb,
              Hooker Comp. Headers, Dynomax Super Turbos, Flowmaster 2 1/2" Mandrel bent, H pipe
              MSD RTR, Blaster2 Coil
              70' 351W Heads home port job, 9.5 to 1 CR
              15" Styled Steel Wheels, KYB Gas adjust Shocks
              620 1" Lowered front springs, 1" Front Sway Bar,Rear Sway Bar, Shelby Traction Bars

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              • #8
                Some nice workunk: Not a flare person but those are done right and look right.Looking forward to seeing more. My favorite kind of pics!
                1968 Mustang Convertible aka "Tru Blu"

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                • #9
                  Great pics Rusty ..... I've been to Rusty's shop and seen his work. Terrific ! :banana:
                  Keep 'em coming !
                  Eddie "D"
                  '70 Sports Roof, 351 W, 13.1 @ 107: Maple Grove.
                  "The deadliest weapon in the world is a U.S. Marine and his rifle." Quote by General John J. Pershing U.S. Army.
                  M&M Member #339.

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                  • #10
                    Merkur

                    The Merkur project has stalled at this point. My brother has a company www.boostvalve.com that makes boostvalves for turbo cars. He has owned a Merkur since it was new and I talked him into making a race car out of an old parts car he had. We have spent alot of time and money to get it to this point and it still needs alot of $$$$$$ to finish. It has a 2.0 Cosworth engine (the cam cover is now red). You can see more pictures of it at www.g2motorsport.com.



                    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
                      What color are you going with on the 68?
                      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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                      • #12
                        Top of the car black and the sides red. I will be using www.southernpolyurethanes.com red that has no orange in it just a pure red.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rusty428cj View Post
                          The Merkur project has stalled at this point. My brother has a company www.boostvalve.com that makes boostvalves for turbo cars. He has owned a Merkur since it was new and I talked him into making a race car out of an old parts car he had. We have spent alot of time and money to get it to this point and it still needs alot of $$$$$$ to finish. It has a 2.0 Cosworth engine (the cam cover is now red). You can see more pictures of it at www.g2motorsport.com.



                          Back in England those were called Sierra Cosworths (a Ford Sierra)
                          Those were bad little cars, more than capable of putting a hurt on a BMW M3.

                          I hope you get that on the road someday, that would be something unique to see.
                          Phil Ball
                          68 mustang coupe
                          331 engine, AFR185 heads, comp270s cam, 650DP, Airgap manifold, C4 trans.

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                          • #14
                            We stripped all paint and undercoat off and welded up all the seams




                            Subframe connectors and Rod & Custom Motorsports rear crossmembers welded in




                            Test fitting the rear suspension so the rear sway bar brackets can be welded in. Found out the sway bar was to long.
                            This was their second kit that I've had for awhile and they now have a 2" shorter sway bar which they sent me.

                            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
                              that's looking really good over there.

                              those Merkur's are nice cars. (over here they are called Sierra's,) when properly built, those things put out well above 400hp!! unk:
                              72 Grandé , 351C,4-speed,3.89 gears, 4-linked rear = tons of fun!

                              back on track!

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