Turbo Mark VII Time

Lincoln Mark VII

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    Decided to gut the dash since it weighs 100lbs, even with just the steel structure left, its still a tanks worth of weight. I think it needs to be made out of a composite of some sort.

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    Tonight's musical motivation:
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    I decided to fill in all the holes that are found in the engine bay of this platform and with that, I realized I need to fire up the weld I got for Christmas years and years ago that I never touched. It's your average Harbor Frieght Fluxcore box but, that should be more than enough for this project. I had some spare metal laying around from other projects so I decided to make a few test passes to see what I can do and how bad I am.

    I have no real idea what Im looking at here. I know the splatter is just a by product of Fluxcore stuff and, i know I was starting to get decent beads to lay down but, past that. It looks like Greekaphilgy.

    First attempt:

    Attempt 1 was to weld the bent steel the the steel plate. The top weld was my most recent on that attempt and, where I turned up the speed the wire. Clearly, the top weld was the best one there. The weld to the right was a test past to see how the wire speed increase actually worked when applied to metal.
    32053857925_3999677e0c_c.jpg DashGutting-5606 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    32053854895_1ea74565c9_c.jpg DashGutting-5608 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Second attempt:
    Cut out a small piece and weld it to create a little wall. That didnt turn out well, trying to weld that little piece with no means of holding it up resulted in burning through (lower left corner) and just really sloppy looking welds. Not being happy, I took a 5lb mini sledge and bent it over and as you can see, it held. Then I tried to weld it down while filling the gap that is obviously left with that type of bend. After that, I just decided to make a few lines that resemble letters or snakes.

    32014783956_ce6710ebc0_c.jpg DashGutting-5616 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    32053846455_1ea479b762_c.jpg DashGutting-5620 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Musical inspiration provided by:
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    This may hurt some but, all of the connectors are cut off and all of the wiring from the car is ready to go to the metal recycler.

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    Another piece to the puzzle, thanks to Bastard SVT, a free Team Z radiator support.

    32855040831_ca25da8e9e_c.jpg 16797619_1800002993657409_826622344870984824_o by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Let's see if I end up having to do a tube front after welding this thing in and turning things into liquid.

    33390088050_e8a3b2a8fc_c.jpg 17622603_1824121184578923_1694905473_o by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Well, I am officially not a welder but at least I didn't burn the place down and the welds hold the weight of me. Just need to do some trimming so the turbo fits into the core support and can be bolted to the turbo holder pedestal thinger. Soon, I'll have no choice but to finish cleaning up the engine bay.

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    I decided to toss the nose on (its sitting close to where it needs to be) to get an idea of what it will look like when its together.
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    Materials loaded up and ready for a trip to the zarrrrb machine.
    34167149045_f77516408c_c.jpg BCN_0044 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    I forgot to grab the camera but, the cage has been started.

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    In other news, I didn't burn the car or garage down tonight. The welds are ugly and no where near good but, they didn't break with repeated hard blows with a hammer. I'll take that as a plus. I burnt through a few times, figured out how to not blow through the new and old metal.

    36597019792_84a6fd838b_c.jpg Woodward_2017-4357 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

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    After last night's horrific outcome, I decided I should sacrifice some metal,wire and gas and figure this whole welding thing out more. The pictures are in order of what what I was doing. Some are horrible, a few are good (?) but, I think I see some progress.

    36646089291_c6170ca2ba_c.jpg Learning_to_Weld-4374 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    35976080923_e7f230b9ff_c.jpg Learning_to_Weld-4375 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

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    It's not amazeballs, fabricator good but, its better than it was. Its held in there well and who ever puts the cage into the car and finish it off as they please.

    37140572201_6a7e3e91c5_c.jpg Learning_to_Weld-4410 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    37110758372_feac25a0a8_c.jpg Learning_to_Weld-4411 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Stupid spot weld bit broke with one weld left to drill out.

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    Cell phone pictures from the guy doing the work. Next weekend, I'll drag it home, clean it up and get some paint on things.


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    Got the car home today and started the process of cleaning up the tubing and painting it. After that is done, it'll be time to get the engine bay coated, primed and painted then...Build a rear end perhaps?
    24349050028_6ee9ef0d15_c.jpg Motor Plates by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    24349075958_f49736e046_c.jpg Roll cage by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    24349101598_81ed157d0d_c.jpg Roll Cage by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    It is a big body Fox Body so, I can see that.

    100% some truth to that!

    The cage is doing its week long curing thing so, I toss the seat back into it and started to get ready to tackle the engine bay. I'll be doing the wheel house/upper rails in satin black over Por15 and the engine bay in the factory metallic gray once its stripped and coated. I am debating on if I want to fill the holes or not. It's not a show car and, all it really would do is add that extra pound of weight.

    I also need to figure out a dash. The factory dash does not clear the dash bar and would need to be cut to let the bar come through. The idea for a Mustang dash has been with me for a while now, just to make saving the weight easier and mounting a Racepak.

    26498294079_0c263429b0_c.jpg Cage-4435 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

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    I put one more coat of Por15 down on everything that matters. I'll let that cure out for a day or two then spray the wheel hose in that roll cage paint, to make it satin black and prime the engine bay, to get it ready for color.

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    Figuring out the order to bolt all this crap together sucked but, the brake pedal, booster, steering column and all that jazz is finally in the car for good. Though, now I see just how dirty everything has gotten.

    37967491684_088eeb77a4_c.jpg BCN_4497 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    37797834335_be7374c929_c.jpg BCN_4487 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    I'm not sure if the cuts are worth it but, I guess the illusion of the door feeling has much as the other does. There is still some to cut out and some trimming to do but, that's for tomorrow.

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    The camber/caster plates came in today so, I had to toss them on to see what they look like. I also tossed on the mock up Strange struts since they didn't fit the stock strut mounts. All I know now is, full droop is what ride height use to be.

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    Decided to toss the fender and a wheel on, to see what it will look like if, it ever stands up.

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    39169074741_f1571685d2_c.jpg BCN_4528 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Holy shit, I made something! I mean, it's complete crap but, you have to start at crap to make it up to garbage...right?

    Got the Flaming River rack in the other day so, that got tossed into the car and, I made the steering shaft. It looks like I need to go to the store and get another set of outer tie rods for this rack. When I de-powered the factory rack, I switched over to all SN95 stuff and this rack, uses Fox based parts. I should have read up a bit more before assuming it would all go together magically.

    25527378698_fced44b1ae_c.jpg BCN_4864 by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

    Put the new outer tie rods on, tightened up all of the suspension for the first time and set it down. I may need to put Fox length control arms on up front, to suck the wheels in a bit more.

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    So, I took advantage of the semi warm weather and dusted the car off. The water that came off of it, was worse that most rest stop toilet water.

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    A radiator about the size I needed, popped up for sale on the other side of the state so, I had to go get it. I made up a quick bracket and, to make RaceStatus happy, I didn't paint it black. Rather, it got painted body color. I still need to make up something to fully secure the bottom of the radiator but, that can be done tomorrow.

    It is tempting to cut out the bracket and make it hollow in the middle. It would be more for looks than anything since, it already weighs nothing. Also, I need to get a bolt that what I had laying around.

    40421995682_6a406436f7_c.jpg Radiator (1 of 9) by Jason Bacon, on Flickr

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      Alright! It lives!

      What K-member application did you use? I know Team Z but was it for a SN-95 mustang? If so how well did it bolt in?
       
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      It is for a SN-95 with, SN-95 arms. It bolted in great but, being SN-95 specific, the rear bolt holes are further back and needed to be elongated towards the front of the car. It also needed 3/8" spacers due to the upper frame rails being on a different plane compared to the Mustang.
       

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