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Old 04-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #381
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EPIC Build! I hope to see this ride in person one day!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #382
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got some work done today, pulled the fenders off the car and set them back into the molds I made and then whipped up the flange molds.



even cured quick enough to zip the holes in for bolting the flanges in place and pop them off. DONE!



I spent a bunch of time on the mold for the wing, but didn't get too far on that....maybe later this week.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #383
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Dude I love you build thread and look forward to every update. Keep up the amazing work!
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #384
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I got most of the bottom half of the mold for the rear wing "tooled" (read: fixed the areas where it molded the wrinkles created by the paint de-laminating from the wing during molding)

Then Checko gave me a hand laying up the top half of the mold.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #385
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So will you make the 2 halves, then bond both together?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:22 AM   #386
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So will you make the 2 halves, then bond both together?
exactly.


This also makes it possible to install bolts from the inside to use as mounting studs.....this will be a bolt-on swap for SVT's, even re-use the FORD extended acorn-style cap nuts for inside the hatch. For non-SVT's tousley ford has the template for installing SVT wings that can be used, and regular 10mm nuts can be used.
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This pic came out a little blurry, but the top part of the mold popped off pretty well, and doesn't really need any tooling, just trimming.



Then I got right to work on repairing all of the busted studs (all 5 broke, I fixed 4) on my hatch trim/grab handle.....used a kneading epoxy (think JB-Stick, but in a bodyshop quality brand) to put some bolts in after I drilled out the remainder of the old studs....and popped some holes through the strip and countersunk the outside of those holes so the epoxy would push through and create a rivet-type bond (can't pull through).







I also filled in the recess from the ford badge while I was at it







productive night to say the least. Going do a major suspension and brake overhaul tomorrow at my buddies shop (so I can use the lift, shop press, and hunter alignment machine fo FREE), then sunday going to try to get the fenders, door rub strips, wing, and hatch trim all ready for paint (And paint if time permits). ALMOST THERE!!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #388
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Nice work man.........except for the blurry photo lol.
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Firstly, major shoutout to "pirite" for being a MAJOR help today. spent nearly 10hrs today completely overhauling my suspension and brakes, and he put it on the Hunter and did my alignment for me.

Secondly, my g/f has been getting super pissed at me for spending all of my time on the car.

Swapped out front brakes, front lower control arms, replaced the heims in my Focus-Central rear control arms and toe arms, installed adjustable camber arms, and did a lot of swearing in the process.











probably going to try to prep and paint my fenders, rub strips, and wing either monday or tuesday, hopefully can get it all done and the car back together by thursday evening to head down to Ohio Friday afternoon for the weekend to hit up Spring into Focus
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