My brother ( He had a '69 eliminator , his first car ) and his youngest boy came over today and we got it together enough for us to go for a quick drive. First time I got to drive it since I've own it,except for in and out of the garage.It did good for a car that sat for 15 years.While we were working on the car my nephew decided he needed to go home and bring back there '67 cougar that he is driving till his 68 mustang is restored. ( meant to take pictures of his but was to busy taking care of mine)
It was gone for only 3 months but after two bad attempts at painting. It was completely stripped down and redone and came out good.
We got the color wrong it is a shade darker than it should be, but close enough. If I do a complete restore It will be right. I'm just putting it together to drive and enjoy.
They are 17's 8 inch 245/45 in front 9 1/2 285/40 in rear. Worked for ECI BOB so I went for the same size.
It got late but I took 2 pictures to send to my other nephew, I'm planning on getting more when I get off work tomorrow.
Thought I should post a note about the wheels/tires. The rear rubs the inner fenderwell when going up the driveway at an angle.I'm going to hammer the lip flat and it should take care of the problem. I'll post a picture of it when I get it done.
Your really should just role the lip. Do you have a baseball bat? you can go on yourtube and check out rolling a fender lip there. Using a hammer will chip the paint and rolling just does a better job.
It looks like your hitting the upper portion of the wheel wells as well. Are there bump stops in the suspension to limit the amount of movement in the travel of the suspension? Also, your leaf springs may be week if your bottoming out like that as well. I could be wrong.