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  • #76
    I ordered a spoiler from Mustangs Unlimited but after test fitting I realized I never did like how the spoiler is on the quarter panel and how tall it was.



    I cut it down and added a little fiberglass



    After some bodywork



    Epoxy primed

    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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    • #77
      I decided it was time to upgrade the engine compartment





      Two coats of SPI black epoxy

      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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      • #78
        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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        • #79
          Looking better and better!

          Tim
          76 Cobra II
          351W powered
          C90x "shelby" intake
          Ported D0OE heads
          Holley 650
          Wide Ratio AOD

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          • #80
            The wheels and tires we will be using

            Last edited by rusty428cj; 10-27-2015, 08:15 AM.
            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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            • #81
              unk: I like it !!!! are you thinking of adopting a 62 year old kid ? I am always available..............................
              34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

              it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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              • #82
                The spring perches on the 1965 rear end are 1/4" to wide on each side so we added metal to the bottom of the perch with an offset hole.



                New rear shackles and test fitting the rear after the leaf springs were sanded and epoxy primed.



                It is hard to believe but new motor mounts for a V8 are not available so we made our own. We had a set Rod & Custom small block motor mounts that we did not use on another project. They were cut down and welded to the frame



                We will add another brace after the firewall is modified for the AOD and we install the engine and trans again

                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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                • #83
                  We had to do a little rust repair to the hatch and bodywork and I painted the back side SPI Orange. The spoiler was bolted and fiberglass mat was added and needed bodywork before the back was painted.



                  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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                  • #84
                    The AOD is a tight fit so to make it easier to install we modified the trans tunnel



                    Also decided to fill some of the holes in the firewall



                    I also didn't like all the holes in the fender aprons



                    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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                    • #85
                      Crossmember was also modified for more clearance



                      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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                      • #86
                        We made our own trans crossmember using some of the original and a thick piece of metal



                        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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                        • #87
                          I finished the bodywork in the engine compartment and sprayed a couple coats of SPI black epoxy. Next day I sprayed SPI Turbo urethane primer.







                          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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                          • #88
                            I started working on my II again. I painted the back side of the doors

                            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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                            • #89
                              :banana::banana::banana:
                              34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

                              it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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                              • #90
                                I had not planned on putting the Mustang II on a rotisserie but the more I thought about it I could not just leave the undercarriage looking like this. Brian and I (mostly Brian) fit it on the rotisserie yesterday.





                                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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