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  • After measuring the rear that was in the Fairlane I found out the pinnon was not in the center. I had a rear out of a 1963 Galaxie that we started to narrow years ago but for some reason never finished. I measured it and once Brian welds the Strange late Ford housing ends it will be perfect for the Fairlane.

    I ordered a back brace and heavy duty spring perches from Jeg's and Brian started fitting and welding today.







    Next week Brian will finish welding.
    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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    • Brian finished welding the spring perches



      Welding the Strange late Ford housing ends





      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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      • I would say Brian has done some welding before. keep at guys. I really enjoy seeing your projects come together !!!!
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

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

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        • Ready for epoxy



          Two coats of SPI black epoxy. I'm going to wait about an hour and turn it over again and spray a third coat.

          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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          • Nice!
            '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
            It is much more effective to teach people how to swim than to try to dry all the world oceans.

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            • Originally posted by rusty428cj View Post
              Welding the Strange late Ford housing ends



              Rusty,

              Was the plate bolted to the center housing to keep/ensure it stays straight & true during the welding chores?

              What about twisting of the axle tubes - I've wondered if a bar should be installed through the tubes to ensure the housing doesn't go "banana" while welding on it?

              Ryan
              Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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              • Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post

                Rusty,

                Was the plate bolted to the center housing to keep/ensure it stays straight & true during the welding chores?

                What about twisting of the axle tubes - I've wondered if a bar should be installed through the tubes to ensure the housing doesn't go "banana" while welding on it?

                Ryan
                Ryan look at the left side of the bottom photo you will see where the shaft goes through and is bolted to the housing end. Also you will see four countersunk screws that attach to machined brackets that the shaft goes through on the inside of the plate. You weld one side let it cool down remove the shaft and bolt it to the housing end on the other side. The kit came from Chris Alston's Chassisworks.
                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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                • Originally posted by rusty428cj View Post

                  Ryan look at the left side of the bottom photo you will see where the shaft goes through and is bolted to the housing end. Also you will see four countersunk screws that attach to machined brackets that the shaft goes through on the inside of the plate. You weld one side let it cool down remove the shaft and bolt it to the housing end on the other side. The kit came from Chris Alston's Chassisworks.
                  Ah, yes...... I should have been looking closer at your pictures. Thanks for your patience, Rusty!

                  Yep, here it is: https://www.cachassisworks.com/p-477...ford-ends.aspx

                  Ryan
                  Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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                  • I sold the Fairlane to a friend of mine and he will be picking it up Saturday. It won't be far away and is getting a Blair Patrick 520" engine and C6. It will be a street legal race car.







                    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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                    • 520" Blair Patrick engine going in Fairlane.







                      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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                      • Congrats to the new owner! That is a sharp car!

                        What FI system in on the engine?
                        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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                        • That will be badass!
                          '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
                          It is much more effective to teach people how to swim than to try to dry all the world oceans.

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                          • Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
                            That will be badass!
                            Fast. Next year it may get twin turbos that he bought for the Mustang.
                            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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                            • I am going to miss this project. a very awesome ride in my opinion.
                              34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

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

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                              • Originally posted by blue34 View Post
                                I am going to miss this project. a very awesome ride in my opinion.
                                I will still post updates the Fairlane is about an hour away. Russ said I can make a pass in 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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