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Old 01-09-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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4th Gen Rear Coilovers...and more

I am currently in the process of replacing the stock rear suspension with a set of QA1 double adjustable coilovers. While I am in there, we have removed the stock gas tank to replace it with a 12 gallon fuel cell, are moving the battery under the bed, and I'm going to put in a rear driveshaft loop as well just to be safe. Here is how the truck sits as of today, and I will be updating later in the week. I hope to have it back up and running next weekend.


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Old 01-09-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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I like that! post more pictures of what's being done.....
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Greg. Plan is to weld in 3 new chromoly crossmembers. 1 over the axle for the upper coilover mounts (coilovers will be mounted inside the frame rails to allow clearance for wider tires when I narrow the axle in the near future), 1 crossmember over the back section of the driveshaft for the rear loop, and another crossmember at the back of the cab. Fuel cell is being hand made of aluminum and will be mounted beside the battery under the bed where the spare tire holder used to be. We have already built new rear control arm mounts which have worked great so far, but the coilovers should really help us dial in the suspension and get this truck off the line once I put the bottle to it.


I'll throw some more pics up early in the week once we have made some more progress.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:57 PM   #4
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That'll be a sweet setup. My plan is to mount a 17 gal tank rear of the axle. Mine needs to be bigger as it's a street truck...
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This one hasn't been on a trailer yet, but I only drive it around town for fun and to the track. Track is 70 miles away, so 12 gallons should be more than enough for my needs. I don't ever keep my stock tank above 1/4 tank anyways...haha.
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This one hasn't been on a trailer yet, but I only drive it around town for fun and to the track. Track is 70 miles away, so 12 gallons should be more than enough for my needs. I don't ever keep my stock tank above 1/4 tank anyways...haha.
No doubt great fun, I'm sure you have surprised more than a fair share of mustangs...
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Here is how the truck sits right now. Should have the fuel cell installed and battery cables run tomorrow. Really hoping to have it up and running for the weekend...


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Old 01-14-2016, 08:42 AM   #10
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Very nice, excellent fabrication skills.
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