Shoebox in for updating. Airbags,
Interior, Drivetrain upgrades, new front suspension and much more.
As we've gotten into the project there will be some items that need
to be addressed. The body will need to be put on proper mounts. It
is currently welded to the frame. Stay tuned as we dig further into
the existing car and go about creating a new ride
We will be
updating and cleaning up some of the existing work on the body
interior. Intense will be redoing the interior to bring it up to
more modern standards.
use marine vinyl among other materials. Before this car leave it
will be sporting a whole new look.
There was a
large hole on top of the transmission tunnel. It created a very hot
environment inside the car. We will be building an all new tunnel to
properly clear the tunnel and driveshaft. We will also be making new
bodymounts. Those little 1x1 bridges are welded to the body and
Front end is
stripped. We will be clipping this with a newer front end for better
This is one
of the front bodymounts. The body from the firewall to the front of
the rear wheelwell is welded to the 2x3 thinwall then welded to the
frame with 1x1. We will be building rear bodymounts with urethane
channel was used to mount the wing windows and as a wire channel.
This will be corrected as well.
We will need
to fill in the holes from the old trim. There are some body filler
issues we will need to address
Transmission / driveshaft tunnel progress
rear mount in front of the rear wheel well. Random pieces not really
side rear mount in front of the rear wheel well. Duct tape to help
fill the gap.
Hole in the
passenger side front of the rear wheel well. That would be where a
coffee can covered the missing metal
tunnel piece in place
shaved. All factory and bonus holes have been filled and smoothed.
Frame has a
mild notch as well as completely plated.
As we dig in
more we notice more items that will need repairing. Body mounts are
rusted out so we will be building new ones.
redone wheel wells will be lowered back to their factory height
on the passenger side.
member for frame strength and body mounts
Vito leveling the body and measuring for mounts.
passenger rear urethane bodymount
side rear urethane bodymount
Door gap now
lines up with the new mounts
stripped metal replacement and reinforcement begins.
rebuilt Ford 9"
Rear end in.
lower link bars mounted. Angle finder for locating the upper bar
of our new Watt's Link kit begins.
in the new bodymount
the back of the car is going in now that all the bodymounts are now
area sheetmetal underway
showing the repaired wheelwells. No more duct tape.
suspension clip welded in.
shot of the now fully plated frame.
picture of the fabricated done to blend the new suspension clip with
the existing frame.
Lower shock mount recessed to clear any wheel movement.
Shot of the
back of the interior sealed and painted.
front passenger area painted sealed and ready for reassembly.
One of two
airtanks in the trunk.
custom made fuel cells that will be located under the floor.
sheetmetal back on car back on the ground rolling.
body and an all new color.
New engine with accessories
Kustum Watts and the custom fuel cell
Digital did a great job on the new gauge cluster
Custom Dakota Digital gauge replaces the factory clock. It gives
corner pressures and tank pressure
the completed front end alignment.
touches on the engine compartment
roof to better flow with the car.
compartment done. New valve covers air cleaner. Vintage air setup
head off for it's full custom interior
Intense Kustum, 7332 Deering Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA