CJ-7 Jeep Builds Restoration with 200 hours

John RussoAuto Body Tips, Body and Paint, cj-7 jeep, Metal Work, New Car Builds, Products, Restoration, Tech TipsApril 23, 20190 Comment

 

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds

CJ-7 Jeep Builds Include a Full Restoration with over 200 hours

This Is a Detailed Build List of Exactly what the process is when building Your Jeep.

Please check out the videos and links provided with all the information  

 

Choices are as follows on the CJ-7 Jeep Builds Also on the very bottom you will see Pictures of jeeps and different stages of the Build Process at PalmBeachCustoms we will build exactly what you want. We generally go with a 2.5-inch leaf spring lift and 33 in x 12.5 Tires to give you a little boost and still have decent stock handling characteristics. You will have your choices of interior colors and rims .we really like the Tuffy lockboxes ( center consoles) that enclose and lock your stereo in case you go topless you don’t have to worry about theft or the rain,also the factory dash its very tight with the heater defroster duct jeep originally installed smaller AM/FM radios ,Its a much better choice to install inside the center console and we use the 6×9 speaker boxes that mount really nicely on the front edge of the roll bar against the rear wheel well behind the seats they even have a cool spot for a drink holder for rear passengers.

CJ-7 builds basically can be with stock or stroker 6 cyl with stock or Webber carbs

or with Original 304 V8, we put a Mild Eldebrock cam, with a Performer aluminum intake and a quick fuel 650 CFM carb also upgrade to a single wire Gm distributor are you looking for a 6 cyl or V8

Jeep CJ-7 Builds

CJ-7 Jeep Builds to include  Clear Title

Job Description

Brand New Engine ZERO Miles 3 year unlimited mileage warranty

Transmission manual 

Restoration

Paint & Body you pick your colors

Stripped to bare metal all factory fusion welds removed

The body is straight underside was cleaned and chassis ( Black 1 gallon )

Body fenders stripped and Urethane High Build Black Primer 1.5 gallons was used for prep

Base Color is factory Color urethane Base 1.5 gallons used

Clear was High Solids 4-2 urethane clear ultrafine to 3000 grit and Buffed 1.5 gallons

5.5 gallons of material  on the Refinish Job ( no skimping )

Cowl panel to window frame 3M2 part epoxy seam sealed ( correctly )

INSTALLED: ENGINE

Brand New Factory Remanufactured 6 CYL Engine ( Built correctly )

Or V8 304

( 3-year unlimited mileage warranty)

Read about engine Process (titanengines.com/pages/about-our-engines)

The engine will have Brake in Hours with Lucas Zink additive in the oil

A first oil change will be due in 500 miles

Buyer will receive all invoices for build and warranty engine package

EXHAUST:

Brand New thick wall stainless steel exhaust with from manifold to rear bumper )

CJ-7 Jeep Builds: Mechanical

  • New Flywheel
  • New clutch
  • New pressure plate
  • New throw out Bering
  • New pilot bushing
  • New starter
  • New water pump
  • New fuel pump
  • New Oil Pump
  • New Carb
  • Complete tune up
  • New Alternator
  • New water hoses
  • New Belts
  • New Fluids
  • New park lights
  • New turn signals
  • New instrument cluster
  • With Speedo, fuel, oil water, and voltmeter all gauges New
  • New dash Bezels ( dash lights )
  • New dash Black back plat
  • New glove box door
  • New glove box
  • New Heater Motor
  • New heater core
  • New thermostat
  • Rebuild clean heater box
  • New heater duct to defroster vents
  • New shifter boots
  • New Front rotors, pads and calipers
  • New Rear drums pads and wheel cylinders
  • New fuel Tank & sending unit, with fuel lines
  • New pro comp 2.5-inch leaf springs (4)
  • New Pro-comp gas shock absorbers (4)
  • New body mounts with hardware
  • New Warrior Products heavy duty .5″Lift spring shackle kit
  • New Pro-comp front steering stabilizer (1)
  • All hinges and dash bolts are replaced with stainless fasteners
  • New Tailgate
  • New windshield
  • New windshield seal
  • New windshield cowl frame seal
  • New tailgate seal
  • New taillight assembly’s
  • New Park Light Assembly’s
  • New Headlights & Bezels
  • New tailgate straps
  • New black Spray on Bedliner ( Inside Tub )
  • New front Smitty belt seats
  • 3 point seatbelts front
  • stock seat for the rear with lap belts
  • rear bumper ( Chrome )
  • front bumper w/hoop ( Chrome )
  • Rear axle seals, and new differential fluid in the rear
  • Front differential service with fluids
  • Transmission and trans case service with fluids
  • 4×4 works as it should with upgraded front hubs
  • Sitting on BFG K20s5
  • OEM style15 in / wheels –
  • tuffy box with Sony stereo and wedge speakers
  1. V8 304 option with Edelbrock
  2. cam /lifters ,intake ,carb & single wire electronic distributor add $3000.00
  3. Build Time 90-120 day period This includes the purchase price of donor Jeep
  4. Customers responsible for Tax and registration ( separately )
  5. Customer to put insurance on Vehicle Before we road test

 

Different OPTIONS we offer for CJ-7 Jeep Builds

Full build with 6 cyl /soft top and soft doors $30,000.00

Full build with 6 cyl/hard top and steel doors $32,000.00

V8/304 option with Eldebrock Package, headers with dual exhaust add $4000.00

Vintage air option add $3500.00

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Best Top Super top soft Top with Tinted windows and 2 piece doors

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Keep in Mind if you want different Rims and tires No Problem

Different Bumpers ? some more upgrades? we can do it for you before

We ship ..Jeep is ready to Go Now we build these as a stock base so everyone can afford them if you want more goodies Let me know

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3 Featured CJ-7 Jeep Restorations & Custom Builds at Palm Beach Customs

CJ-7 Jeep Custom Build and Restoration Service

 

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds
1982 Jeep CJ-7 Restoration

 

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds
Engine Compartment with a Brand New 258 6 CYL

 

Palm Beach Customs
Totally restored Clean Engine compartment

CJ-7 Jeep Builds

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds
1984 CJ7 JEEP waiting for bumpers

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds
1978 JeeP CJ-7 V8 304
CJ-7 Jeep Builds
CJ-7 Jeep Builds This is a 1979 304 frame off Restoration

 

 

CJ-7 Jeep Builds

 

 

 

 

 

1988 Burb Life 4×4 Suburban

John RussoBody and Paint, Cool Cars, Latest Projects, RestorationOctober 10, 20180 Comment

 

1988 Burb Life 4×4 Suburban  

Truck 1988 Burb Life Now 30
Years Old that has been
Reconditioned
(only for cool People ) 

Video Here 

 

Burb Life

Brand New ENGINE 5.7  v8 ( 350 ci) 
 comes with 3-year unlimited mile warranty 
This Truck started out as a very clean Washington Truck with 140 k miles on it 1 owner 
The picture below is after we steamed Cleaned the underside & Chassis BEFORE  truck project was started. Very nice clean truck to start with all original sheet metal.
1988 suburban Before RESTORATION
I picked it up and did a nice restore on it
Done Right! & Gorgeous 
Two Tone Brown Metallic and gold
Factory Gm Colors for 1988 
1988 Burb Life
This is your chance for you to Get a Nice Suburban without having to dump a ton of time or money into it. 
You should be able to get this truck at a Fair price considering all the work and money that has gone into this Project 
This truck has a Brand New Engine with 3-year unlimited engine warranty 
Brand New Factor Oem Remanufactured 5.7 V8
You can read more about that below the Body section

1988 Burb Life

 

Body and Paint Work 
We did a Disassemble on the interior and installed new carpets and headliner 
The truck has full AC Including the back duel unit.
The body had factory coat on we stripped the roof and urethane primed and sealed before paint.
Hood was replaced underside was sprayed with brown base clear as well as fender edges.
BURB LIFE
The body was block sanded and the primed professional sealed entire truck was sprayed 
seale
Brown first then the gold base
( stripes are painted instead of tape ) 
PAINTED STRIPES
top coated 1.5 gallons With 
House Of Kolor Show clear
SHOW CLEAR
The body was very clean ZERO rust under door edges before the start 
doors were disassembled once the paint was completed we installed 6 full body to door weatherstrips 
We replaced all the inner door channels outer belt moldings and door lock – handle seals and new wheel well moldings as well as Bodyside Moldings
DOOR BELT MOLDINGS

Below you will see 8 /body to door seals and a full set ( 6) doors inner channel runs belt moldings & door handle and lock seals

 

BODY SEAL KIT

1988 Burb Life

Here is the List for mechanicals :
Brand New ENGINE 5.7  v8 ( 350 ci)  comes with 
3-year unlimited mile warranty 
NEW ENGINE INSTALLED
Engine Has Brake in Hours on it only ( with Lucas zinc additive ) 
LUCAS ENGINE BRAKE IN ADDITIVE
Engine  need the First oil change in 500 miles, save the receipt and all your oil change and services with your warranty paperwork 

YES, Nothing to worry about Here 

would you like to Purchase This Truck? 

Click Here 

 

350 CHEVY V8

You are getting a Fully rebuilt Brand New engine with 3-year unlimited mile warranty

Everything completed professionally and Neat

 

3 YEAR UNLIMITED MILAGE WARRANTY

LONG BLOCK SERI

  • 30/over bore decked, dipped and line bored and new pistons cam
  • lifters. Full head Job, Timing chain, oil pump with screen and pick up 
  • Gm Factory Oil Pan, water pump, thermostat  as well as a 
  • New alternator & Battery 
  • Belts hoses
  • Tune up fuel filter, new 40 gallon Fuel Tank   
  • A fresh set of Rotors Drums and Brake Pads 
  • Trans service filter and fluids  
  • Differential service and fluid 
  • 4-inch Rugged Ridge Lift Kit 
  • 36 Gal Fuel Tank with fuel lines 
  • TIRES 4 Brand New GENERAL GRABER AT 33K 12.50  /50R 15 LT 
  • RIMS Factory Stock Refinished with New Hub Caps 
  • EXHAUST New  Life -Time 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust with Stainless Magna flow Mufflers 
Many People realize The Time and Money that goes into these projects especially when they have already done projects themselves 
  • $5500 for the buy and shipping 
  • $2000 for interior work 
  • $4500 for mechanical work & parts 
  • $6500 for paint 
  • $2000 for materials 
  • $1000 tires 
  • $575 exhaust 
this totals $21,575 
We Built this for the Right Client 
  • Not any cry Babies who would not appreciate a Good truck of this vintage This is a Mans truck –
  • They should go buy a New truck
  • and pull up their skirt 🙂 
Note truck is a Silverado we chose the Black and chrome lower molding instead of the full chrome.
BODY SIDE MOLDING
 The custom deluxe emblems on the fenders are new we couldn’t locate new Silverado emblems and didn’t want to use old ones 🙂 
The interior is a 9.7 out of a 10 Very
needs new tunes and some dash up grades 
BURB LIFE
respectable for 30 years old almost brand New Looking.
We Installed New Carpets & headliner Ready for the new owner to add their finishing touches 
SUBURBAN INTERIOR

Can you find A Suburban like this? 

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Do you have a Project of interest?

If so feel free to Contact us Here and we would be happy to discuss your Goals
At Palm Beach Customs John Russo Has Been Building Cars since 14 years old we also sell and build Brand New Steel Body Muscle Cars and Classics  Below you will see a 1969 Camaro
With Chassis Package you can order To Have a Car that will handle big horsepower and stay together, Originally the Camaro s were unibody
( no chassis ) Today we have a Bolt On Chassis Package to strengthen your Build, Handle the horsepower and have state of the art handling
see below.
1969 CAMARO

1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

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1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

 

This restoration has been in progress for a while. It was originally owned by a pastor in New Mexico and was bought by PBC with only 90k original miles.

 

When we got it to the shop, we stripped it down to bare metal and removed all the old moldings, giving it a cleaner look. We also cleaned underneath the Blazer and added a new chassis black with undercoat. We also went with a stainless steel dual exhaust.

 

It has had a tune up and oil change, front end cleaned and brakes were redone as well.

It has a brand new dash, all new interior fabric (including the carpet) and a 400 small block engine.


Here is a video of the progress so far

The truck was Originally From New Mexico

Original Miles 92,000 purs like a kitten

the truck was stripped to bare metal bodywork and high-grade Black High build urethane primer 

then one gallon of Gm Emerald Green Poly with one gallon of House of Kolor UC35 Urethane clear 

ultra fine to 3000 and Buffed, 

The Top was textured and painted with Gm white 

The truck was steam cleaned and chassis Blacked along with undercoating on wheel wells 

ZERO rust on floors rockers and underside this was a dry Truck Rare for 39 years old! 

Door jambs & hood along with tailgate were prepped and colored in

along with all new body to door rubbers

doors were disassembled stripped and painted

  • new window channel runs and glass belt moldings on door panels
  • outer glass to door edges including door handles and lock gaskets
  • the windows are manual and roll up and down with ease
  • Rear tailgate glass weatherstrip inner and outer were replaced
  • New carpet installed
  • both front seats have been recovered
  • front dash was replaced
  • New headliner installed
  • the truck had a new radiator
  • new battery
  • new water pump and hoses
  • new oil change and tune
  • new tail lights
  • all dash lights and interior lights work
  • AC has been converted to  R 134 A
  • XD 17 Black Satin Rims with fresh
  • 285/70/R/17S BFG All terrain K2O
  • new 2.5-inch stainless dual exhaust
  • with Magna-Flow mufflers ( stainless ) from manifolds back
  • thick wall stainless with black Tips below the rear bumper

1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

We only need 2 things from our customers:

Vision & Commitment 

As long as you can provide us with those two things,

we can work with you to bring your classic car to life.

Whether you have an original classic car or want to start from scratch with a new steel body and chassis, at Palm Beach Customs we go over every inch of your car to make sure the build is solid and the details are perfect.

Go over to our FAQ page to learn some of the specifics and then get in touch with us – We would love to hear what car you’re dreaming up!

We also offer Brand New Licensed GM steel Camaro bodies assembled in the USA 

Take a Peek here 

 

1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud – A Dream

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1961 Silver Cloud Royce

Hey there!

And welcome to our Rolls Royce Silver Cloud build we did here at PBC.

1959 was a big year for Rolls Royce, and that’s why keeping the mint condition is so precious.

…..We had the pleasure of making that happen, and you get to see the process it takes.

 

A Brief History: 

 

The Silver Cloud model was introduced in October 1959 and proceeded to make its mark in history.

1959 was also the year that Rolls Royce beat Bentley’s production numbers; with 2,716 being built between 1959 and 1962 alone.

The Silver Cloud was also the first to use Rolls-Royce’s aluminum, “6.2-liter, 230-hp V-8 engine

which had been in the planning stages since 1947.”


1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

 

This Rolls came in the shop with ONLY 5,200 miles on it!

 

After some paint and TLC (read on for details), this bad boy was ready for some more miles. 

 

See for yourself: 

 

See what we do: 

One of the things needed to be done was SHOW QUALITY paint.

 

1961 Rolls Royce

 

1961 Silver Cloud

 

Here are some photos pertaining to us achieving just that.

Rolls Royce Restoration

Above we have every part of the car, NOT being painted, sectioned off with paper and taped down.

 

 

The two photos above are of the car, BEFORE being painted and AFTER being sanded down.

 

The photo above shows the car in the process of being painted, the top half will be covered once done, to be able and paint the bottom half.

 

 

 

Above are some photos of the car DONE with paint. You can see the high gloss and how reflective and smooth it is…..true aspects of show quality paint.

Some mechanics work was done as well.

That consisted of a brake job, uptuned radio and some interior work.

It also got new door bumpers and an oil change.

See more about this Silver cloud Build.

After 500 Man Hours:

 

1961 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce

 

1961 Silver Cloud Royce

 

1961 Rolls

 


 

When you come to Palm Beach Customs you can rest assured that your muscle OR

classic car restoration is with the right people. Go over to our FAQ page to learn

some of the specifics and then get in touch with us – We would love to hear what car

your dreaming up!

Contact Us to Learn More

 

Tech Tip: The Big 3 Body Secrets

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Big 3 Body Secrets

 

 

The overall body of the car is what makes people stop and stare when you’re driving down the road. So, making sure someone or yourself does a good job, is essentially crucial and can sometimes be harder than you think. These Big 3 “Body Secrets” are sure to help you in moments you lost hope.

For instance, some people can turn a wrench extremely well, but can’t keep a steady paint hand. However, that’s not what this post is about.

We will be showing you some simple tech tips to use when painting, priming, sanding and buffing your classic or muscle car. The car being used in the post is a Rolls-Royce Silvercloud build done at Palm Beach Customs.

Check out this video of the final walk around the Rolls Royce

 Click here to see more on this Rolls Royce Restoration.


Big 3 Body Secrets

 

 

 

In the video, we used Guide Coat black lacquer bomb spray on the car to be able to see the imperfections once we run the blocking on a car.

We then re-primed with another half-gallon of urethane primer then blocked with 80 grit; shown in the next video.

 

 

In this video, John goes over two of the three “secrets”, one being the way he sands to make sure you are getting each and every sport thoroughly.

For instance, the black lacquer spray used in the first video, allowed John to see the “low” points in the car and primer, requiring more sanding in that particular area and primer.

 


 

We hope you enjoyed the Big 3 “Body Secrets” Tech Tips

If you have any questions, Contact Us.

We would love to help. 

CJ-7 Door Assembly Tech Tips

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Original 1984 CJ7 Jeep Restoration in Florida

CJ-7 Door Assembly Tech Tips

Having nice doors is like having the right shoes or right hat…..or not having them at all is always an option too. Especially when driving a Jeep; keeping the doors on has always been questionable.

 

We know how to take the doors off, but putting them together is the tricky part.

 

That’s why PBC has put together this post to show you a CJ-7 Door Assembly to help you in your future endeavors experiencing the “Jeep Thing”…

 

 

Below is the final results of a 1984 CJ-7 restoration done here at PBC

Check out this post here for some more CJ-7 Jeep restorations.


 CJ-7 Door Assembly

 

jeep door assembly CJ-7 painted

Above is a photo, taken shortly after priming and painting the door and its pieces 

 

CJ-7 door assembly pieces

Jeep door assembly

Above are two photos, showing the individual pieces

(TIP:) that will be attached AFTER being painted and AFTER the window channels, glass window, and window vents are put in!

 

Below is a video, demonstrating the CJ-7 door assembly. 

 

 Tip: You HAVE to put the glass in first and leave it loose to be able to put in that window vent.

 Tip: Spray the window channels (the black rubber around the window frame) with Windex to make the pieces slip right into each other, without scratching or chipping the paint.

Tip: Make sure and roll the window up and down a few times before completing the assembly to make sure the window is placed correctly.

 


 

We hope you enjoyed the CJ-7 Door Assembly Tech Tips

If you have any questions, Contact Us.

We would love to help. 

 

Tech Tips: Welding Quarter Panels and Wheel Tubs

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1969 mustang restoration

Like every car builder will say, the foundation is a lot more important than the looks of the car. For instance, you don’t want ANY rust on the body of the car and you don’t want your welds to be to swallow, especially when fixing and assembling quarter panels.

We will be showing you how to do exactly that; fixing and assembling quarter panels.

In case you don’t know what the quarter panels of a car are exactly, they are the back two corners of your car, including the back wheel wells.

Showing you all these tips will be John Russo on the 69′ Cobra Jet Mustang Restoration project.


Welding Quarter Panels and Wheel Tubs

 

In this Video, John goes over some information and demonstration on how to get the best and strongest weld 

 

Here is what it looks like after the welding is completed. You can see the clamps holding together the metal that was welded into the wheel tubs.

Mustang 69' tech tips quarter panels replacement

 

Below is a video of John welding the rear quarter panels to the factory fusion welds. 

 


Tip: It’s really important to remember that before we started welding, the car was jigged and leveled and square. We pre-fit all the sheet metal panels and tested all the gaps by using Zip Screws in certain locations, allowing us to open and shut the doors and the trunk lid. Then, as we TACK weld, we remove each zip-screw as necessary.


 

Below is the inner, back part of the car. The OUTER back quarter panels and wheel tubs are what we are showing in the videos. 

 

Here is a good look at how someone inside the car would be looking at the back and working.

quarter panels replacement 69 Cobra Jet

Below is another photo of the wheel tub, and you can see how far that wheel tub goes into the middle body. That’s why we do the back wheel tubs as we do the rear quarters. 

wheel tubs quarter panels replacement

Here is a look at a welding spot as the welding is being done. You can see the heat from the weld almost reaching the other side and that’s important, as you want to make sure your weld goes through all the metal to make sure it is not loose. 


We hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful!

If you have any questions, Contact Us.

We would love to help. 

Mustang Car Steel Bodies

Tech Tips: Sandblasting

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The best thing about being able to do sandblasting is you can thoroughly clean many surfaces and not have to worry about any metal warping or rusting from it.

At Palm Beach Customs, we sandblast to clean the steel bodies that come into the shop. In fact, John Russo owned a sandblasting business in the 80’s and 90’s.

 

 

In this post, we will show you show you some tips and information on Sandblasting a 57′ Chevy and  69′ Cobra Jet.


Tech Tips: Sandblasting

Below is a video of the 69′ Cobra Jet shortly after being sandblasted. 

Below is a video of the 57′ Chevy being finished up in sandblasting. I will be moving on to the APoxy Primer afterward. 

Below is a couple of photos of the 57′ chevy BEFORE sandblasting is done. 

sandblasting 57' chevy

57' chevy sandblasting front

Below are is a photo of the 57′ Chevy sandblasted. It really shows how nice of a product you will achieve once you sandblast. 

sandblasting 57' Chevrolet all done


We hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful!

If you have any questions, Contact Us.

We would love to help. 

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Tech Tips: Car O Liner Measurements

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For this post, we are using the 69′ Cobra Jet build as our demonstration. This car had the whole back quarter panels replaced, and once on the dedicated jig (Car O Liner), we can make sure the whole car is exactly where it needs to be aligned.

The Car O Liner we used has a three-dimensional mechanical measuring system, the picture below is of unibody collision project. You will see later in the post, how we use it to build the muscle cars.

 


Tech Tips: Car O Liner Measurements

 

 

Remember: While welding, you want to make sure that you don’t move the car on the dedicated jig and that it is very important to make the measurements on the car correctly, or your doors, trunk lid, and wheels won’t fit right.

 

Below you will see a photo of the Mustang on the dedicate jig. 

car o liner and measurements mustang R code

Below is a photo of the Mustang on the dedicated jig. It is done being welded and assembled and is now ready for ePoxy Primer. 

car o liner and measurements on dedicated jig

 


 

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1969 Mustang Cobra Jet Restoration Tips

developerAuto Body Tips, Body and Paint, Metal Work, New Car Builds, Restoration, Tech Tips, UncategorizedMay 11, 20180 Comment

1969 Mustang 428 Cobra

Caught in a performance war, the 1969 Mustang model year had some exciting new elements added to the body. Including 3.8 inches added to the length of the body and about 1 inch added to the width of the body.

In 1968, 4 years into the performance war between Ford and GM, Ford introduced the 428 cu in Cobra Jet FE engine in a small group of Mustang GT’s; leading to the 1969 model we are currently restoring.

The 1969 Mustang was also the first Ford model to use quad headlamps placed inside AND outside the grille opening. The Mustang’s platform and engine bay were also redesigned to fit larger engine blocks.


Above, we have a video going over the Cobra Jet we are working on and below we will have some tech tips and photos for working on this build. 


1969 Mustang Cobra Jet Restoration Tips

Here we have a video showing how to fit the sheet metal and how to get the body lines on a 69′ Mustang.

 

Prior to the video, we dismantled the Mustang when it came in the shop. We went through tear down, sandblasting, full quarter inner wheelhouse, trunk floors and one-floor pan since water got under there and the other side was perfect.

In the video, the car is on a Car-O-Liner to make sure the car is aligned after welding is done to rusted parts that have to be cut out.

 

Below you will see clamps in place holding down the sheet metal before welding. 

Mustang 69' tech tips

Here you will see the Mustang on the Car-O-Liner.

69 Cobra Jet built Car-o-liner

Below you have a good look at the chassis before the rest of the steel body is assembled to it. 

1969 Mustang restoration steel body

 

Below is a Video, recorded after the first stages of primer with John as he goes over the next steps that will happen with the Mustang. John also explains what products we use to get such great cars. 


We hope you enjoy our Tech Tips post, and we will keep posting more as we finish the car.

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