We’ve been busy as can be since our last update. With time running short we’ve really kicked it into high gear!
We decided to replace the entire front clip after too many nasty accident damage surprises. The crew stripped the donor clip down using our stripping discs and our 100lb Pressure Blaster. Once the new nose for Resolution was cleaned, I took the reciprocating saw and began surgery. We decided to cut the old front clip just behind the strut towers and in front of the OE lap joint. Once the bulk of the front end was off we made relief cuts in the necessary spots to slip the new front end in place. After a bit of cutting, some hammering, a LOT of measuring, and finally a test fit of front sheet metal, we were ready to weld. I used the MIG 175 to weld the new clip on permanently.
While I was working on the front clip the rest of our team were busy cleaning, painting, and detailing everything that was removed and destined to be reinstalled on the car. A lot of the parts from the car were surprisgnly reusable and they’ve all been getting some Eastwood detail paints. With most of the parts looking good we needed to address the interior. I’ve been working to install new black tweed seat covers on the Mustang sport seats. We’re currently working on a DIY how-to video to teach you how to recover your front seats right now. Stay tuned!
We haven’t forgotten the drivetrain either! After finding our old engine needed so much work AND being under such a tight deadline, we made some calls to Ford and found the LAST new Ford 302 5.0 engine in the country. Days later a big black crate showed up and we had our fresh NOS longblock. We immediately threw it on the engine stand and Kevin is working on assembling it and getting it ready to drop in. It looks like a lot is going to happen in the next few days!
Lastly Mike, Nick and the crew have been working hard getting the body ready for primer and paint. Nick and Mike have been putting in long hours and it shows! The Mustang just recently got a couple coats of fresh primer and just yesterday the jams and engine bay got some color. Below is a sneak peak at what color Resolution is getting!
Stay tuned, we are pushing hard and we hope you can check the car out in person for the 2013 Eastwood Summer Classic!