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    You carpeting the trunk Brandon? I have the back of my speakers barely fitting in between the two shoulder belt trunk tabs just like yours...

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    Cgundermann. Yes, I hope to eventually.

    I haven't forgot about you all. I have lots of work done on the car the past few months.

    I am deploying again soon and as usual life goes back on hold.

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    Body went on in Mid April 2018. Much to my dismay the fitment was tight and took some movement to get the doors, dash, and cockpit just right.





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    Not long after the body went on I got to installing lights, rollbar, doors, trim, windshield, electricals, and what was left of the sheetmetal laying around my garage.








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    Here I used a unique way of trimming the hood, I flipped the intake, used it to draw my lines, flipped it again and drew the lines to form a nice pyramid trapezoid shape. I really like how the intake shines through the hood. I further used a marker taped to the paint stick to get my gap right on the hood. It turned out better than I could have hoped for.








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    I furthermore added the mirrors and trim to the interior, I cut the holes for the windshield defroster and installed all the shiny stuff.








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    Installed the carpet and further insulated everything with tripple X xxx sound deadener.




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    I bought some weather tight connectors and installed them around the cars electricals. The connectors were only 24 bucks on ebay for 2 packages of 10 complete sets. Not too bad for a quality build.





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    The problem is you have to add solder and do it right. Its very time consuming but it will last forever.




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    Custom metal factory five center caps. The caps are the emblems that are with the kit. Someone on facebook gave me a complete set and I modified four FORD center caps to attach and accept the caps.



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    SERIOUS progress made; looking good Brandon! Love the wheels...

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    Original post January 2018
    Power steering rack installed. Got quite a few things planned for this and I will come back and update this post when I get more pump and lines installed.

    Power steering rack installed, sold the manual rack.


    Updated July 8th 2018 I used a kit from ebay that was about 150 bucks for the pulley, the bracket and the belt. All were purchased separately but from the same buyer. The belt was 57.3 gates brand done in the v coniguration. I may later do the S configuration to get more bite on the pulley but for now this is working great.








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    Quote Originally Posted by cgundermann View Post
    SERIOUS progress made; looking good Brandon! Love the wheels...

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    Thanks Chris, I am half way though my masters degree and something had to give, the forum was it for the past few months.

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    Wow!! That is a lot of progress. Car is looking great!
    MkIV complete kit #9259, Coyote, TKO600, IRS, Wilwoods x 4, many parts from Breeze, Forte, Russ's Garage and North Racecars
    17" Bullit style wheels, custom Kirkey seats, mid shift conversion, drop trunk, KRC power steering, Forte Hyd. clutch and slave, manual brakes
    overall build plan: build it to drive, not polish and black it out wherever possible, paint will be some shade of dark cherry

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    Really like your power steering setup - looks very nice. You got a target date for paint? Can't wait to see your color scheme Brandon...

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    MK4 Basic Kit #7404, 347 EFI - Pro M Racing ECM, 30# injectors, 70 mm throttle body, 80 mm MAF, Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads & RPM II intake, all new G-Force T5, 3:55 gears, Pro 5.0 shifter, 3-link, carbon fiber dash/custom Speedhut gauges and paint by Da Bat.

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    Sbhunter thank you

    cgundermann, I have changed my mind a few times but narrowed it down to grey and blue in some form or fashion. I am about to deploy again. Paint will have to wait til 2019.

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    I spent the better part of a day building an extensive spreadsheet. It can be done. I am at 23900 for my build cost and I am pretty much 100 percent done minus paint. I tried to attach the over elaborate spreadsheet but she is not showing in the attachments. So this is the best I could muster. Many can be proud of the quality of the build but while using little to no donor for major parts this is probably the best you may see in price vs non-donor vehicle build cost. The donor used was a completely restored mustang so the parts were new to begin with. Gonna be hard to beat the cost of this build. I feel I am in full donor cost but did an almost full non-donor build for the money and made power to boot.

    Part "Item/description" "Make/model" "Serial number/ID number" "Date purchased" Where purchased "Purchase price" Tax/Shipping Notes Est value
    Rear Axle 8.8 LSD 3.73 Ford 8.8LSD 6/6/2016 Donor Free 2,200.00
    Pedal Box Fox Pedal Kit Ford 6/6/2016 Donor Free 150.00
    Transmission Bell Bell housing and fork Ford 6/6/2016 Donor Free 375.00
    Steel Brake Lines kit Russell Performance 6/6/2016 FFR Free 110.00
    Brake Kit Power Brake kit Ford Performance m-2300-k 6/6/2016 Donor Free 2,000.00
    Alternator 140amp polished chrome Powermaster 6/6/2016 Donor Free 241.00
    Pulley kit Polished Aluminum March 6/6/2016 Donor Free 173.00
    Harmonic Balancer 28 oz Balancer Trick Flow 6/6/2016 Donor Free 160.00
    Radiator 2 core 29.25 inch SVE LMR 6/6/2016 Donor Free 170.00
    Bump Steer Kit Heim Joints Maximum Motorsports 6/6/2016 Donor Free 139.00
    Firewall Adjuster Cable adjuster Maximum Motorsports 6/6/2016 Donor Free 53.99
    Clutch Quadrant Billet Maximum Motorsports 6/6/2016 Donor Free 139.00
    Battery Yellow Top d34/78 Optima 6/6/2016 Donor Free 281.99
    Breaker 100 amp Rockford Fosgate 6/6/2016 Donor Free 30.00
    Coil Blaster TFI Coil MSD 6/6/2016 Donor Free 50.00
    Horns Hi Low Dual w/ bracket Fiamm 6/6/2016 Donor Free 36.00
    Brake Handle Foxbody assembly Ford 10/11/2017 eBay $20.00
    Fuel Tank Foxbody assembly Ford 6/6/2016 Donor Free 325.00
    Fuel Pump 255 LPH Walbro 6/6/2016 Donor Free 112.00
    Clutch Cable heavy duty Ford 9/25/2016 modifymymustang $33.50 $0.00
    347 shortblock engine, roller assmbly, etc TRE Performance 9/26/2016 Tre Performance Costa Mesa CA $2,324.00 $326.00
    cam shaft roller Cam, timing chain kit, install TFS, Rollmaster, TRE 10/7/2016 Tre Performance Costa Mesa CA $430.00 $0.00
    Heads 190cc 11R CNC Heads tfs 52515601-c01 10/7/2016 Tre Performance Costa Mesa CA $1,630.00 $0.00
    Engine Parts Intake man, misc parts assembly parts 11/1/2016 eBay $455.00 $0.00
    Roller Rockers Hyd Roller Comp Cams 7/16 Alum 11/8/2016 Americanmuscle.com $166.00 $0.00
    Oil Pan, fuel gauge, plug Misc Parts American Muscle 11/8/2016 Americanmuscle.com $98.00 $0.00
    Clutch Kit Clutch kit Ford Racing King Cobra 11/9/2016 KMJ Performance $160.00 $0.00
    Engine Parts Fuel inject, Girdle, Distrib FiTech, Moroso, etc 11/10/2016 Summit Racing $1,508.89 $94.31
    Oil Pump Mel M68 Melling 11/19/2016 O'Reilly $31.50 $2.60
    Water Pump Water Pump GMB 11/30/2016 Summit Racing $80.00 $0.00
    Push Rods Chromoly Trick Flow 7200 11/30/2016 Summit Racing $100.00 $11.00
    FFR MK4 KIT Kit, rollbar, steering wheel Factory Five Mk4 Base+ 2/7/2017 FFR $11,757.00 $1,500.00 Big Sale 9999 3,999.99
    Suspension Upgrade FFR 3 Link Kit Factory Five 3Link 2/7/2017 FFR $0.00 Free 650.00
    Transmission T5Z Custom Order Ford Racing T5Z 4/7/2017 Austin TX [email protected] $1,010.00 $495.00 495 Core
    Turn Signal Turn Signal assembly Grote 10/25/2017 eBay $24.00 $0.00
    Starter Motor High Torque LMR SVE SVE11002B 11/1/2017 LMR.com $110.00 $0.00
    Clutch Pivot Ball Clutch Pivot Ball Ford 11/5/2017 Atlanta Ford Gwinnett $21.50 $0.00
    Spark Plugs 3924 Spark Plugs Autolite ATL-3924 11/13/2017 Summit Racing $26.00 $5.00
    Dyno Engine Service Engine Dyno Full Throttle Marine 12/3/2017 Full Throttle Marine Spicewood TX Military Discount 1,000.00
    Synthetic Fluids Engine, Trans, rear end AMSOIL 9/20/2017 Jared Gough Amsoil Dealer $140.00 $0.00
    Break in oil AMSOIL and oil AMSOIL 1/4/2018 AMSOIL $60.00 $15.22
    Rack and Pinion Power Steering Rack o'Reilly 1/17/2018 O'Reilly $95.00 $9.00
    Wheel Tire Pkg Bullitt Nitto 04 Must Wheel Tire 2/21/2018 LMR.com $1,200.00 $0.00
    Air Oil Separator Steeda Steeda 2/22/2018 LMR.com $73.45 $0.00
    Plug Wires Ford Ford Racing M12259M301 2/22/2018 LMR.com $44.99 $0.00
    Park Brake Parts Cables, clips, misc Ford 2/22/2018 LMR.com $60.79 $0.00
    Brake Rotors Turned Brake Rotors Cut o'Reilly 2/22/2018 O'Reilly $60.00 $0.00
    Driveshaft Chromoly Factory Five 11.25" 2/22/2018 FFR $300.00 $0.00
    Gas Pedal Gas Pedal Factory Five 2/22/2018 FFR $50.00 $27.53
    Ignition Switch Starter Switch Factory Five 2/22/2018 FFR $40.00 $0.00
    Gauges 6 gauge set cluster eBay 2/24/2018 eBay $220.00 $0.00
    Throttle Cable Kit Cable, Chrome Mount, Springs Lokar 3/2/2018 Pep Boys $84.00 $10.49
    Coolant Non Diluted Prestone 3/2/2018 Pep Boys $30.00 $0.00
    Brake Fluid PEAK Break Fluid Dollar General 3/5/2018 Dollar General $9.00 $1.66
    Air Cleaner Assm 15 inch oval polished KMJ Performance 3/31/2018 KMJ Performance $52.91 $0.00
    Power Steering Hose High Pressure, Low Pressure Ford Mustang 4/1/2018 eBay $45.00 $0.00
    Power Steering Kit Pulley and Brackets March 5.0HO 5/9/2018 eBay $127.00 $0.00
    Power Steering Kit Pump, Cap, Core Auto Zone Endurance 6383 5/25/2018 AutoZone $73.32 $6.05
    Power Steering Cooler Power Steering Cooler Summit FSS-53019 6/1/2018 Summit Racing $29.99 $15.11
    Dash Components FFR Metal Dash Factory Five 7/2/2018 FFR $110.00 $15.00
    Heater Kit Heater Core, swithes, tubes Vintage Air 11/25/2017 FFR $150.00 $0.00 225 less than new 225.00
    Hardware, Elec, Hoses Misc Hardware Misc MISC $575.00 $46.95 receipts Odds and ends
    Wilwood Reservior Brake fluid reservior Willwood 2/25/2018 eBay $47.50 $0.00
    Headers Ceramic Long tube Factory Five 11/1/2017 Forum Member $200.00 $0.00 550 less than new 500.00
    Wire Harness Custom Handmade 16 gauge 1/28/2018 Custom $0.00 Free 100.00
    Emblems wheel center caps Factory Five 6/15/2018 FFR $0.00 Free 30.00
    Brake Light 3rd Brake Light chrome Dime City Cycles 7/10/2018 Dime City Revival Florida $39.00 $9.00




    TOTALS INVENTORY ITEMS: 67 paid$23,902.34 shipping and tax $2,589.92 free or donated parts 13,250.97

    Total Price out of pocket with shipping and tax $26,492.26

    Total Price for replacement including all parts free or paid 39000

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    Congratulations. Youve done well, sticking to the plan.

    Thanks for the spreadsheet! Im guessing guys will be printing this and showing it to their spouses for years to come.

    See Honey, I was able to keep it under $40K, just like I told you.....

    -Steve
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    That is impressive! You can truly document every single part.
    I wanted to build my engine, but the amount of work that goes into this was just scary. Plus, I have no tools. Plus, my boys would hide some lego bricks inside of it

    I was tracking my build for a month or two, all the receipts and add on parts. But eventually I got tired of it and chucked it.
    I can't even remember the countless trips to a local hardware/car parts store
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straversi View Post
    Congratulations. Youve done well, sticking to the plan.

    Thanks for the spreadsheet! Im guessing guys will be printing this and showing it to their spouses for years to come.

    See Honey, I was able to keep it under $40K, just like I told you.....

    -Steve
    Steve, thank you. I could not have done it without the help of some great people at FFR, Bob Lloyds Dyno, and many that gave me parts when I asked for them. I was willing to pay but people sent me hundreds of dollars of stuff free. They made my dream come true on a budget. I just had to do the work. My donor isn't shown here but I parted out a pristine Foxboro and made about 6000 back in aftermarket parts. On top of that the bank refunded me 7000 on credit card fraud that I hadn't seen in 10 years. I have just been blessed time and time again. The other part of this and it has to do with faith.... My wife and k have donated thousands to charities. I believe good things come around to those who have a giving heart. I still want to go back and redo a few things in time but my next phase will be body and paint next year. I am getting ready to go back to Afghanistan soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    That is impressive! You can truly document every single part.
    I wanted to build my engine, but the amount of work that goes into this was just scary. Plus, I have no tools. Plus, my boys would hide some lego bricks inside of it

    I was tracking my build for a month or two, all the receipts and add on parts. But eventually I got tired of it and chucked it.
    I can't even remember the countless trips to a local hardware/car parts store
    Lol, love the bricks comment, the engine build is not for the faint of heart. I worked up to the engine build and have built other turbo engines in the past. This was easier than building up a turbo car as it has less moving parts. Thank you for the kind words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straversi View Post
    I’m guessing guys will be printing this and showing it to their spouses for years to come.

    “See Honey, I was able to keep it under $40K, just like I told you.....”

    -Steve
    That's a great idea! Cutting/pasting/saving for future use right now. I think the build for a coupe is close enough that she won't notice...

    Brandon-
    Kudos for sticking to the plan. Outstanding discipline. Like many, I have trouble saying "no" to mission creep. All the best to you on your deployment.

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    You're Not Faking It By Any Means!

    Bravo & Keep Up The Great Work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt K. View Post
    That's a great idea! Cutting/pasting/saving for future use right now. I think the build for a coupe is close enough that she won't notice...

    Brandon-
    Kudos for sticking to the plan. Outstanding discipline. Like many, I have trouble saying "no" to mission creep. All the best to you on your deployment.

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    You're Not Faking It By Any Means!

    Bravo & Keep Up The Great Work!
    Thank you guys. I am having a blast and of course with all our builds there is always more to be done.

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    Dash work coming along now. I use a radius from the steering wheel to bring the gauges some much needed attention compared to what ffr does.







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    Really coming along.

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    Thanks Scott,

    Cant wait to see what your engine does when its dyno'd I am sure you will love it.

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    Here is the most recent work on the dash, its just a mock up, I am going to move the knob for the heater over to the right one more hole. The switch is for the passenger ejector seat.

    2018-07-12_10-09-40 by Brandon Fertig, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    I furthermore added the mirrors and trim to the interior, I cut the holes for the windshield defroster and installed all the shiny stuff.







    You've been busy!! Your picture showing the air cleaner through the hood from the top with the distributor wires looks like the engine is in there smiling, fingers crossed over its chest, waiting for start up. I like the Ford design and placement of the distributor better than a Chevy which is in the back. Looks great!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv2065 View Post
    You've been busy!! Your picture showing the air cleaner through the hood from the top with the distributor wires looks like the engine is in there smiling, fingers crossed over its chest, waiting for start up. I like the Ford design and placement of the distributor better than a Chevy which is in the back. Looks great!!
    Lol, I see what you are saying now. Thanks for the kind words.

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    I like your gauge mock up. I am just starting mine and kind off moving them around to see where I want them. I haven't seen anyone do it your way, it that a pilot thing or the artist in you coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    I like your gauge mock up. I am just starting mine and kind off moving them around to see where I want them. I haven't seen anyone do it your way, it that a pilot thing or the artist in you coming out?

    Mark
    Not sure mark. I hated the stock layout and it interferes with my turn signal. I called up ffr and bought a blank. The idea behind the gauges is that i could not see what I wanted to see concerning situational awareness. I also plan to surface mount my fitech control screen just above the steering wheel. It gives me air fuel ratio, timing info, and many more engine parameters. The radius idea was to make the driver feel more in the center of information during driving. I thought several radii based off the steering would give me that focus point.

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    Finally got around to installing a fuel pressure gauge. The fittings are 6 an with an 1/8 npt fitting. The gauge was 25 bucks and the fitting was 12. I like the look and accessibility of the gauge. I chose this one because the oil filled gauges tend to be less accurate and flop around like a fish. The heat soak in the liquid gauges is a concern as well. I chose the proven fuelab products that i have trusted in my builds for years.


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    Installed a 3rd LED Brake light.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    When I started my 3rd brake light mod, I had orgiinally purchased a billet motorcycle brake light from a place in Florida. It was really nice but it stuck out like a sore thumb and I removed it. I had already drilled a hole in my rollbar and thought maybe I will just put some LED's in there. But I found this single chrome LED from a great website called superbrightleds.com

    The bolt beam 12mm LED provides 55 Lumens of eye piercing red stopping light. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ed-light/1494/



    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    I jumped the rear brake lights from the circuits running to my turn signal stalk. I kept some service loops and made it all neat in the beginning stages of my build.







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    Lastly here is the rest of the install.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    In order for the two circuits to run the one light, I would have to solder and heat shrink in some diodes to keep the power from crossing over to the other set of lights. If these diodes are not used the lights will all turn on when the brakes are depressed. This way they act as a power gate only allowing electricity to flow to the LED and not back into the rest of the circuits. I was going to make a PCB but it wouldn't fit in the roll-bar. I decided to use a few layers of heat shrink.











    I underexposed this photo to show the light. Its much brighter and will certainly keep me a lot safer going down the road. These cars are so small and low, this mod was very high on my list.

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    Sadly I havent done a whole lot in the past month or so. I have installed the amp and a lot of electrical, installed the rest of the carpet and installed an 8 speaker sound system without subwoofer. There is no need when the trunk acts as an enclosure. There is still much to be done but here are a few shots of the 6 relays, the amp, and much of the custom wiring. The cost benefit analysis here is that if I am not cruising I still have tunes for the shows, cars and coffee, etc. I also added some neat footwell lighting with chrome covers. They are mounted straight through the main dash support /chassis support tube. They are clean and wire loomed like the rest of the car.

    REDUNDANT LIMP MODE
    I built redundant power into the car so that if the subsystem powering all interior systems shorts out or fails, the car can be started by the fuse panel under the hood in limp mode. So the fuse under the hood powers efi and starter relays only. Fail safe just in case. Also added some bracing and finished wiring all other systems.

    My favorite part of all this is the guys that comment on facebook and see all the smaller inputs I do to the car on a daily basis. David Hammer said, "I’ve been watching your build with admiration (this guys got his sh*t together). You just took it to a whole new level." Thanks man. I am glad I can do something that inspires or helps someone along the way. That is how we all grow.




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    Covered the Dash with vinyl I purchased for a marine grade upholstery store on Amazon. 11 dollars a yard. CLICK HERE>>>

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1





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