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PostSubject: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:07 pm

A few pics of the transformation
Our first date. I thought it was a nice clean car!

Carbbed 302/ C4 combo had to go!

OOPS! Not so clean afterall.



New Anthony Jones Engineering K-Member

91 mustang brakes and control arms, Strange adjustable struts, Eibach springs





Every part of the structure of the unibody was rotted.






More rust repair







Trunk is patched up,cleaned up and POR15 coated. I later seam sealed it, added sound deadener, and painted with speckeled trunk paint

Starting to look like a car again. Finally back on four wheels





Mustang 8.8, rebuilt tracloc with 373s, c-clip eliminators, still Four lug :-(


I had some ten holes powder coated. (going for the stock/clean look)



11:1 compression roller 306, Afr renegade 165 heads, Custom Buddy Rawls Cam, Pictures of the EFI set up will come soon.

I had to clearance the headers to avoid the oil pan.

tremec tko 600



Im just learning how to post these pics. I hope you enjoyed them. More to come as the journey continues. thanks for looking[img]
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Man, bummer about all that rust! It's going to be so sweet when it's done though! I love the color!
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:58 pm

ZephyrEFI wrote:
Man, bummer about all that rust! It's going to be so sweet when it's done though! I love the color!

Yeah! It was rediculous! I couldnt believe how clean the car looked compared to what was hiding undeneath. I had many more pics but didnt want to bore anyone. I even had to cut out the upper door jam channels and rebuild them. A normal person would have scrapped it but im glad I save this one. It was NOT safe to drive since there was really no structure left to the car. As for the color...THanks! Its a love it or hate it color just like the whole car. I wanted a different color that wasnt too flashy but cool. Its called Light Tundra Metallic. Its off of a 2007 Lincoln. I stuck with a mercury color.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:19 pm

Looks great ! Nice work and happy to see different color!
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:02 pm

This car ever get finished? I would like to see it. Looks really good.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:54 am

Mr Mach 1 wrote:
This car ever get finished? I would like to see it. Looks really good.

Sorry guys. The project has been coming along slowly. Health issues have gotten in the way lately. I will post a few more pics up shortly. I plan to start rewiring the car this weekend. I hope to have it fired up in a few weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:57 am

which lower control arms did you use the the aje k-member? it looks pretty cool...
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:28 pm

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which lower control arms did you use the the aje k-member? it looks pretty cool...
I used stock control arms off of a 91 5.0 mustang. I put urethane bushings,new ball joints and some rattle can paint on them. I pretty much used everything off of a mustang that i could for the build. I figured it woul make future maintainance and parts replacement much easier.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:30 pm

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Looks great ! Nice work and happy to see different color!
Thanks man. I really like yours too. Its a labor of love. haha.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:23 am

IM test fitting som 9'' wide draglites with som 275/50 drag radials.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:26 am

These are the "BUSINESS" shoes!
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:39 am

For the driveshaft I got an aluminum unit out of a 90s F-150 pickup. I sent it off and had it shortened and balanced. Incase you are wondering I have around $250 in this custom aluminum driveshaft. I was quoted around $500 to build this thing from scratch from front to back in 3'' diameter tubing so I think it was a good move. Plus it should be just about indestructable. This thing is 4" in diameter so it was a tight fit underneith. I will show undercarriage pics soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:42 pm

Looking good! I had an aluminum Aerostar shaft I was considering using, but I cheaped out and stuck with steel. haha.
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PostSubject: Re: My 79 Boxtop Zephyr   Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:00 pm

nice little ressurection project there!!
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