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Mustang II clip on a '57 Hawk (big pictures)

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  • Mustang II clip on a '57 Hawk (big pictures)

    A while back I mentioned that my neighbor was rebuilding a Hawk and had a Mustang II front clip welded inplace. Attached are pics I took today of it. I didnt take any measurements, so what you see is what you get. The engine is a 350 Chevy.





    Autumn at Lake Barget
    In the middle of Minnestudea
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    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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    Brent

    I'm no expert on installing a front clip but that looks like a first rate install to me.

    Keep posting and update us on how it handles in the future when he gets it on the road.

    Bob

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    • #3

      Looks pretty good, should work well.
      Whats the big patch in firewall about?

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      • #4
        I don't know why the firewall has that patch, I guess plans must have changed along the way which required some redesign/rebuild.


        Autumn at Lake Barget
        In the middle of Minnestudea
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        In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Milaca

          I don't know why the firewall has that patch
          Maybe to pick up room under/behind the dash for A/C coil and/or heater core?

          Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
          In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
          If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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          • #6
            The only thing I see wrong is the butt weld.
            This should have been closer to a 45 degree angle, cut/weld. The direction of the cut is normally such that the weight of the car pushed down into the weld.
            The way I did my 60 Lark wagon (C4 Vette parts), was the opposite because I placed my cut behind the front body mount, rather than in front. This changes the load a little.

            In any case, it's good to see he notched (so to speak) the stock frame so the lower frame plate acts like a doubler.
            Nice job other than that.

            Mike

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