Progress Thread Hoopty5.0's non-hoopty-clean-up-project

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hoopty5.0

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I'll get some better photos of the interior once I can get it all cleaned up and presentable. It really looks good, better than I expected.
 

FoxMustangLvr

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The car is looking really nice bro! I hope you get this HG issue figured out. E7's should take 10psi easy. If there is another HG issue I would stud the heads next time.
 

hoopty5.0

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#1) I finally got around to picking up and installing a 7# spring in the WG last night. I went and beat on it for the first time and everything seems to be holding together. The transmission shifts way too soon (3500-4000) so it's not easy to really lean on it. But that's probably a good thing. I smoothed out the VE table and it seemed to like that as well. No pics, but I did get some logs. They look good.

#2) I started working on the seat brackets, but it got late on me last night. The bolts are just holing it together until I can weld it. Going to try and finish it tonight.
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#3) I drove it to work today! probably has a couple hundred miles on it now. The exhaust is settling or something, it's rattling against the body somewhere. Slightly annoying at times, but if that's all I can bitch about, then I guess we're doing ok.

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Mustang5L5

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Man, I wish I had the space to build a shop that big.

And also didn't have to spend $50K to get it either.
 

hoopty5.0

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Man, I wish I had the space to build a shop that big.

And also didn't have to spend $50K to get it either.
Yeah, I am extraordinarily fortunate to have people willing to help me build. I'm still going to have a lot of money in it, but nowhere what it could be otherwise.