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    Looks great, definitely do all fitting prior to paint. I wasn't confident at the time and regret not going through the process, I left it up to the painter and they did all the fitting and body work.

    Back to your post from July last year, did you end up putting the Fitech O2 sensor in the header, if you could post a pick please do. How do you like the system? I'm thinking about switching over to EFI maybe next year and am looking at MSD and Fitech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Progress is slow but Iím attempting to mount everything I can think of prior to disassembling for paint. Putting off mounting the windshield for last.
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    Hi Jacob,

    I think the windshield should go in prior adjusting the door. It can affect the door overall fitment. I am fitting the body as well now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidW View Post
    Looks great, definitely do all fitting prior to paint. I wasn't confident at the time and regret not going through the process, I left it up to the painter and they did all the fitting and body work.

    Back to your post from July last year, did you end up putting the Fitech O2 sensor in the header, if you could post a pick please do. How do you like the system? I'm thinking about switching over to EFI maybe next year and am looking at MSD and Fitech.
    If you look real close on my #56 post on the left you can see where the sensor is on the header. I can get you a better pic. I put the O2 sensor on the header per Gordon Levy,s recommendation. My experience so far with Fitech has been limited to go carts around the neighborhood and infrequent starts, but so far it starts and runs! Based on what I read , some fine tuning / adjustments will be needed after 3-400 Miles.
    Last edited by Jacob; 04-04-2018 at 08:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    Hi Jacob,

    I think the windshield should go in prior adjusting the door. It can affect the door overall fitment. I am fitting the body as well now.

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    Yes I’ve heard that too, and also read where the body should not touch either of the posts? So many horror stories on the windshield, makes me reluctant to touch it...even though I know it’s got to be dealt with!
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    Levy 306
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Yes I’ve heard that too, and also read where the body should not touch either of the posts? So many horror stories on the windshield, makes me reluctant to touch it...even though I know it’s got to be dealt with!
    That is correct, no touching. Plus, you may need some shims for brackets and frames. They may not lined up, you certainly don't want to create any pressure point there.

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    I have an assortment of shims and plan on following Edwardb’s method of tapping with 1/2” thread and shimming...plus not letting the body contact the posts...after that?
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    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Nice work Jacob. The vinyl you chose looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    I have an assortment of shims and plan on following Edwardb’s method of tapping with 1/2” thread and shimming...plus not letting the body contact the posts...after that?
    You should be good to go. You may need to keep in mind the angle/distance, if you plan on doing a soft top. I recall something like 27" measured from front top of the windshield screw to end of the door panel. Either ways, it would be a good practice.
    There are some well documented treads with pictures, https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...ghlight=gumbal
    Last edited by broku518; 04-05-2018 at 01:34 PM.
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    Since I installed the IRS by myself, figured I’d go ahead and mount the windshield. Passenger side required more shims than the driver side? Normal? Anyway everything has been assembled and taken off. Installed the mini bear claw latches and now starting to level up the areas around the doors.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Still sanding and sanding....
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Are you going to paint it yourself? (Sorry, if you've already posted the answer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yama-Bro View Post
    Are you going to paint it yourself? (Sorry, if you've already posted the answer)
    Yep...I’ve painted a few cars, but I’m real slow and deliberate. Always solid colors so I’m waffling between silver and white as primary colors? Besides if I paid the $$$ and got a scratch or chip I’d be sick!
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
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    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Almost have both doors where I’m comfortable with their fit. Probably how I fit the panels beneath both doors, but I’m not liking how much filler I’ve had to use to get the right levels between the door panels and the front and rear posts. Tried to follow the instructions where the pass side is pushed in and the driver side in at the post and out at the rear? Shooting for 3/16” for the gaps.
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    Levy 306
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    This is my attempt to get the “curl” out of the rear corners of the hood....

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    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Got the door gaps, trunk gaps and hood gaps set. Hood scoop and hood cutout set. Plan to take the body off and get ready to start the primer filler stage (slick sand). Arrived at a center line. Had to apply pressure and heat to push down the curl on the ends of the hood. Quite a bit of work to this point! The pressure and heat so work!
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    Took the body off after all the gaps have been set to 3/16”. Also after windshield set, side pipes, headlights,tail lights, hood scoop, basically all holes drilled so that I won’t be messing with a freshly painted body. Will spray slick sand next week.
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    Started applying slick sand today. Trying for three coats on all panels. Hope to spray the body tomorrow!
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
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    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    2 Gallons of Slick Sand on

    Didn’t have any issues getting the slick sand on, once I got a gun with a bigger nozzle (2.0). Think another gallon may be needed after block sanding? Sanded a small spot and it impressed me with how smooth the surface was!
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    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Currently sanding the slick sand with 150 grit. Plan to spray with one more gallon of reduced slick sand and use 240 grit prior to primer coats. None of this is done very quickly (obvious that painting is a long labor intensive process)!

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    Last edited by Jacob; 06-24-2018 at 09:24 PM.
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    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    After 3rd gallon of slick sand (overkill I’m sure),sanded with 220 grit. This dry guide coat stuff is great, should anybody be curious?
    Last edited by Jacob; 07-10-2018 at 08:32 PM.
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    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    The warm weather and other obligations have slowed me a bit. The 2K primer has been sprayed and now I’ll sand this to 400, then 500 before paint. Color not yet decided?
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    In the last stage of sanding before paint, wet sanding with 600 using a dry guide coat. This is good stuff. Seems like it amplifies the orange peel from the primer, but the surface is smooth as a baby’s butt. Just gently sand until all the low black areas disappear. Doors,trunk,hood and scoop done. Just lack sanding the body.
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    Last edited by Jacob; 08-19-2018 at 06:35 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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    Done with sanding prior to paint, block sanded 2x with 600, used guide coat powder. Plan from here is wait a few weeks for less humidity and cooler temps, then paint. Obviously haven’t worked on the body everyday but as a point of reference, body work started Dec 2017, with a bit of overkill stopped sanding yesterday!

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    Last edited by Jacob; 09-13-2018 at 03:33 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
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    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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