64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

This area is for posting questions/information concerning 1964-66 year Thunderbirds NO FOR SALE POSTINGS

Moderator: redstangbob

Hitman
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Re: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

Post by Hitman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 pm

So I'm seeing how the uploading works on this site since photobucket has gotten greedy. Mostly been trunk work last month, the 2 open boxes above the flat floor will be plexiglass so you can see the IRS (I didn't want to hide something that took so much work). The flat part of the floor will have the fuel cell/tank in it. like I said in my last post, I'm messing with the dash (primarily the dash cap), I've also cut out some rust and will eventually be repairing the rear quarter; its 1/2 as bad as the drivers side though.
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg

stubbie
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:23 pm

Re: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

Post by stubbie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:38 pm

Not to sure how fiberglass would stick in the long run on vinyl. It may delaminate over time. I think I would grind off any lumps and bumps then drill some 1/8 holes into the urethane foam so that the resin soaked into it and acted like an anchor point.

Hitman
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Re: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

Post by Hitman » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:17 pm

Finally got a chance to paint the front wheel wells, trunk, and underbody with raptor bedliner, pretty happy with the results - now I can start bolting the IRS up for good. The dash fiberglassing is going pretty well, I drilled holes in the foam like stubbie suggested and it feels firm, just need to start 'profiling' it, hoping to have the dash back in the car in a few weeks to be ready for wiring.
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg

Hitman
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Re: 64 Tbird big project- 4.6L mod motor, 5spd manual, IRS

Post by Hitman » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:01 am

No real progress recently with life getting in the way but figured I'd check in. I bought the rest of the mark viii harness and Ecm that I think I'll need to get the engine running (eventually). hurricane Irma came by last week and knocked out power for a bit. My parents live on the coast here in FL so they came inland for the storm bringing my dads car so potential storm surge didn't wash it out of their garage (ended up not having any surge, everything's fin everywhere for us). I'm also switching jobs here next week and picking an extra 30mins up on my commute so we'll see how much time that will take from the project too, but things will still get done!
image.jpeg
image.jpeg

Post Reply