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progress, ordered a timken rebuild kit, looking for 3.70:1 ring and pinion. Its a good day, hopefully it will it will get beer shortly (beer was a typo but I'm thinking it wasn't after I typed it) *better
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As I'm always thinking about next steps. Is there a thread on here about installing the dash? From bare body to almost complete? 
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Working overhead is always hard on the shoulders and neck LOL :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-February-2017 at 6:44AM
Little update
Closing on a house this weekend that has a heated garage! should be able to actually work on the car in the next couple of weeks and get er wrapped up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ilyes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-February-2017 at 2:12PM
Nope, you are going to work on the house instead LOL
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Clap i was wondering where you been? yeah and ilyes too???
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-March-2017 at 6:48AM
Still definatly around, House is going to get some updateing but the car is going to make some real progress soon as well. The new job is a high school teaching job, makes my summers much more "open". 
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So what length bolt do I need for body mount bushings? and how much of a pain is it to do them? Is there any specifics I need to know? figure i ought to do them now before continuing any farther. heeding advice from the past somewhere?
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I found the bushings listed on the other thread, Checked out the prices and they have doubbled! Thumbs Down I check fords website and i believe rock auto was a little cheaper. The links that were on there were expired but does anybody know were I could find them at less that $20 a bushing?
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I'm second guessing myself for whatever reason but will this work for my body insulator bushing?

http://www.jcwhitney.com/oe-replacement-body-mount-kit/p3051116.jcwx
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The Torino final makes it to the new home!


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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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So i got a little bit of cash, 
I'm going to possibly order a...
Dorman 924-327 2008 crown vic body mount kit.
http://www.dormanproducts.com/itemdetail.aspx?ProductID=86316&SEName=924-327
Secptra F48A Fuel tank
https://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premium-F48A-Fuel-Tank/dp/B000C7W0HC
ron francis wr-75 wiring harness
http://www.ronfrancis.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WR-75


Does anybody have these they are will to let go? Complete harness,tank,mounts
Opinions on parts I'm looking at and prices, I know through the part store I can get the fuel tank for a little over two hundred. I found the mount set for about 200 ish I think. Wiring harness still around what is listed.


Also, what guts do I need for the fuel tank? Got a filler neck nowSmile 

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sending unit for the tank and filler neck seal, straps for the tank that should be it
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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man look into usin a 71-73 mach 1 flip type gas cap, would look so cool on a torino's qtr/sail panel.
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
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let the games begin!
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Clap Thumbs Up and new cuss words formulated LOL
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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So I have a few questions, and excuse my ignorance/ OCD for making sure of something before I do it.
What are those two bolts for directly in from and above the differential? Also is there a difference in the nose length between a 8 inch rear and a 9 inch rear?

What is this bracket for?

The tracking bar, should the length of the tracking bar be different between a 9 inch and an 8 inch?

What is this bracket for?

I lost the two little brackets that hold your front break lines to the frame.Cry could some body PM me and send me those brackets?

So in years past and more recent I have clean and PB'ed things. In the last week I have been PB'ing the Body mounts. This is were I ask one am I being a cheap ass and two what the thoughts on that matter are.
 
The front 4 body mounts appear to be in like new condition... (dirty yes but again ive been cleaning and oiling) the 2 under the front seats , in front of the axle, and 4 behind the axle need to be replaced ( i believe). could i just replace the ones behind the fire wall? For installing the body mounts is there a torque spec for them? I don't know how to measure up were the top bushing is, seems rather inaccurate to just stick a ruler up there. torque specs seem to make sore sense to me



btw the condition of the sheet metal looks really bad but I did the hammer check and its solid. Just surface rust.


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Pictures coming tonight, I got the body lifted up and the old up bushings out. getting ready to install the lowers and bolt them in. Any those on my other questions? I dont remember seeing a torq spec on the insulator bushings, and I didn't see one in the famous body bushing thread.
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is this under the drivers front floor pan? if so the parking brake cable with the adjustment rod end goes through it.
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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