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Major details get wrapped up on Project 50/30, now it's off for paint!

Major details get wrapped up on Project 50/30, now it's off for paint!

Over the last few months, we've been making a big push to get Project 50/30 ready for paint. That meant Bill, Josh and the team had a lot of details to wrap up with finishing off the body, suspension and steering before it got dropped off for paint last week!

To start, the team had to make a few body modifications in during the month of April. They started by shortening the front bumper, so it would be a little tighter against the body, and a little more streamlined. After that, a 2010-2012 California Special Front Valance was added, which certainly gives our 1965 Mustang fastback a unique look! In order to continue that modern, sleek look, the drip rails, cowl vents and quarter vents were also shaved.

In addition to all of that, Bill also shows a few of the suspension modifications that needed to happen to allow the big wheels and tires that we intend to install to fit properly.

One of the final steps before sending the Project 50/30 Mustang out for paint was to get the steering system installed. Since we're doing everything else completely modern on our project car, of course we're going to install modern electric power steering components. These include an Ididit Tilt Steering Column and an Electric Power Steering Conversion Kit that mates perfectly with our Coyote V8. Bill and Josh give you an overview of this system:

While the main suspension components were previously installed, it was time to give the air ride system a test, now that the rest of the components were working and we could install some wheels. Thankfully, Josh from Ridetech was able to stop by and give us an overview of how things work and help us get the initial testing completed, so we knew everything worked before the car got painted. You might also notice that we had dropped in the Coyote 5.0L V8 just before this video.

Finally, we got Project 50/30 out for paint. In the video, Bill introduces you to our painter and shares a few of his plans for it.

Project 50/30 will be getting painted over the next few months for SEMA, but by mid-summer, expect to see our next update, which will feature a freshly painted 1965 Mustang fastback!


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