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btw, if anyone wants to know, lots of rubber gromets keep popping up that I did not know existed, thats under the sound deadening..

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70's chassis, 60's suspension, boxy, jellybean or retro styling ,everyone and their brother has one, and us dedicated tbird cougar guys are to stubborn to buy them

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I like stangs but they are diffinately tampons

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70's chassis, 60's suspension, boxy, jellybean or retro styling ,everyone and their brother has one, and us dedicated tbird cougar guys are to stubborn to buy them
im not stubborn i just bought one.

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im not stubborn i just bought one.
I am stubborn but I am thinking of buying one for my wife, I cant decide if I want my buddies stang 2003 all suped up it puts 328 to the ground or if I am going to go to the auctions with my Grandpa and try to get a 05-07 gt cant decide but either way would be around 8,000 dollars, its just I know my buddies car and how he took care of it the auction car might actually be completely holed out.

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i like your fuel cell...i really want to get one. Guess i will follow and see what you do. Im at 3400 pounds in my car currently and really havent done much except little things. I still have all seats, dash, carpet, sound deadener, and most stuff. It really is insane though what you can remove with a WHOLE LOT of time lol.

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Guys, reason I said stangs suck, cuase he's my brother, and we are always raggin on each other...

paintme, the cell is light.
I believe it will be around 20 lbs less going to the cell.

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what external pump are you planning on running?

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The Mallory 250.

this one.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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....looks like Im not the only one with a big ass hole in the trunk whats yours for?
You really should get him out of there and have him find some other hobby.


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Update.....well, I have been working in it just about everyday, maybe 2 hours a day.
I've just about got all the rubber scraped out, and have been working on getting the yellow foam stuff out. Man, I tell yeah, there is no non-messy way of getting this stuff out.

I've got the dash pulled out, and the dash frame seperated from the dash shell. I will be cutting the frame up in a day or 2, to make the dash lighter.

sorry, no pics at the moment, nor have I weighed the rubber again.

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Snap some pics of what you do to the dash.

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Snap some pics of what you do to the dash.
I will....it will look nothing like stock though.....it will be finished with sheet aluminum.

Okay, I took some more pics, to show the progress made..

First, here is the trunk from the inside, if you look in the top right hand corner of the pic, you can see some yellow foam....all that is coming out too.



Here is from the passenger side....I've just about got all the rubber scraped..




How much rubber so far..




Stuff..




starting to get rid of the stock fuel setup..




And here is the dash...the first pic is the dash shell, this will not be going back on the car.




And the dash cage...this will be cut up for the new foundation for the new dash..






I still have a ton of work ahead of me.

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he gives the word a lil "elbow grease" a new meaning....i went over to his house and check out his progress this evening...WOW!
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He has 6 pounds of dirt in that rear bumper cover.

Wash the car Nick. Wash the car.
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What are your plans with the dash? I could snap some pics of the setup I use. I only use the part of the dash frame where the steering bolts to, then I made a custom aluminum dash. It just surrounds the factory cluster, and is a place for some switches. Not sure what your looking for, but I may be able to help.

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What are your plans with the dash? I could snap some pics of the setup I use. I only use the part of the dash frame where the steering bolts to, then I made a custom aluminum dash. It just surrounds the factory cluster, and is a place for some switches. Not sure what your looking for, but I may be able to help.
that sounds just like what I'm doing....if you could snap some pics, that would be great.

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he gives the word a lil "elbow grease" a new meaning....i went over to his house and check out his progress this evening...WOW!
just lemme know when you want to get started on yours!

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He has 6 pounds of dirt in that rear bumper cover.

Wash the car Nick. Wash the car.
you're probably right!!

but I must confess, the car is FILTHY right now!

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Your making me tempted to gut my dash now...the wife is going to kill me lol.

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just lemme know when you want to get started on yours!
well between me redoing the interior and me yanking alot of the dash panels off searching for the climate control culprit its starting to look like yours...
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Don't forget the stuff above the headliner. It's been awhile since I did this, but I remember it weighing in at 44 lbs total on the bathroom scale. That was all the tar crap bumper to dash and the deadener above the headliner. I don't remember if that included the carpeting or not...

Taking that stuff out sucks big monkey chunks...I had blisters for a long time. I used a propane torch to heat mine up. Get it the right temp and it comes out pretty easy...too hot and you have a goo that just smears around, too cold and you may as well use a chisel...ah the memories.

Oh, to get the rest of the residue off, I used an assortment of very stiff wire wheels and cups on a 4-1/2" angle grinder and 1/2" VSR drill. Worked great...good luck.

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Don't forget the stuff above the headliner. It's been awhile since I did this, but I remember it weighing in at 44 lbs total on the bathroom scale. That was all the tar crap bumper to dash and the deadener above the headliner. I don't remember if that included the carpeting or not...

Taking that stuff out sucks big monkey chunks...I had blisters for a long time. I used a propane torch to heat mine up. Get it the right temp and it comes out pretty easy...too hot and you have a goo that just smears around, too cold and you may as well use a chisel...ah the memories.

Oh, to get the rest of the residue off, I used an assortment of very stiff wire wheels and cups on a 4-1/2" angle grinder and 1/2" VSR drill. Worked great...good luck.
thanks

got some things weighed....going from memory here...

allright, the dash pad..weighs roughly 13 lbs.





The frame and wire weighs 33 lbs.







and also, I quiclky weighed the rubber while pieces were slowly falling off, it was around 28 lbs.....so, just for the rubber, its looking to be around 30 lbs....but I'm still not done yet.

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95badbird, I havnt forgotten your pics, but with our time change its dark when I leave and dark when I get home. This weekend I should have some pics for you. My dash is painfully simple and a breeze to build.

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no sweat bro..

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hey 95badbird
i was looking for a post you did to take weight out of your car to see what you have done. It still weighs less then my car good job
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Here's the pics I promised. I already had the dash out of the old car, but I need to cut it to get it to fit into the new car with the new cage. So I just dropped it back into the convertable bird and snapped the pics. Honestly this thing only weighs about 1lb more than the inst cluster (if that). It's all aluminum angle from tractor supply, and .040 sheet aluminum. I just cut holes and pop riveted the factory light switch into the left side, and put my switches for the fuel pump and fan on the right. Real simple, real light. Let me know if theres any questions. (sorry about the dirt LOL)

Here it is, in the car:


Top, with panel:


Top, without panel:


How it attaches to the floor on the left side, just pop riveted to floor:


How it attaches to the floor on the right side, I put it around the corner of that factory bracing, and just pop riveted it fast:


Backside of the left side:


Backside of the right side:


Like I said, just real simple, if you want I can get measurements for you.


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hey, thanks for the pictures.

well, the trunk area is done as far as scraping the stuff out.
I've also painted all 3 pedals.
I've cut the dash frame, and have started fitting it in.
Also, I've started to cut the un-needed wires and plugs from the wire harness.

no pics right now....but will get some later.

Okay, here are some recent updates...

Here is the gutted firewall..



Here is the under dash harness.




and here is how it looks now..






The new dash cage..






Pedals painted..



Whats left of the dash cage, and the wire from under the dash fills a brown paper bag half way!











and some new goodies..






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You are so cheap, Phatbird uses $100.00 bills in his threads. Seriously though things are looking real good as I said before you have a nice car, I can't wait to seemore pics.

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