Finally, finally some updates! Although it's been slow to update, I have been pretty busy on the car. I managed to snag a pair of GT doors off of an 87 Mustang. I really only needed the passenger door, but...
1. They were sold as a pair.
2. I needed the GT molding for the driver's door anyway, and they both had good belt moldings, too.
The driver door was damaged more than the one that I have, so I decided to scrap that door.
We have been doing some more rust repair and cleanup in the hinge areas, but aren't quite done yet.
My Cervini's Cobra body kit arrived, which is good. I also managed to pickup a Fiberglass hatch on Craigslist. It was made by Design Concepts. While it seems fairly good, I am a little disappointed with the fitment along the quarter panel. The gap is a little bit wider than I would like, which is somewhat expected with Fiberglass, but my HO fibertrends hatch fit better.
However, I do like the fact that this hatch has a finished underside, which the HO one did not. Overall, though, I am satisfied with the hatch.
I also finally pulled the trigger and bought a new hood from HO fibertrends. This one is a stock style fiberglass hood, and so far the fitment is as much as I expected, which is pretty nice. I won't give it a perfect thumbs up yet because I haven't done any final fitment of the doors and fenders, so I will give it another comment once everything has been fitted and I am satisfied with the looks.
Unfortunately, I had to buy another set of fenders. Turns out that the ones I bought that were supposedly off of a 92 Mustang were actually 79-90 style fenders. I am kicking myself for not double checking them when I bought them, so let this be a lesson. Double check, don't just take it for granted that you are buying what you think you are. I tried for two months to find a decent set of 91-93 fenders, and struck out. So, these are Sort-fit fenders, but actually they seem decent right now, but again final fitment hasn't been done because the doors are still off of the car.
Last thing that you guys may find exciting... I weighted some of the stuff as I pulled it off. So, read on to find out what some stuff weighed!
Okay, okay, on to the pictures.
Here is the car with the old fenders and hood on it. Everything is loosely bolted on in this shot.
Here is the control weight of your author...
First up to be weighed, the stock steel hatch. All wiring has been removed at this point, as well as the glass, the latch, the lock cylinder, etc. It is just a bare steel hatch.
and the verdict is... a simple subtraction of my weight gives us a total weight of 43.4 lbs.
How does that compare to the Design Concepts Fiberglass hatch?
24.8 lbs! Or about 18.6 lbs lighter than stock.
Next up is the back glass.
A total of 19.6 lbs.!
How about a Cervini's Cobra Wing?
10.4 lbs for the wing.
Okay, last thing I weighed was the Fiberglass stock hood. Since I just did this one today, here is the new control weight.
and the weight of the Hood is a total of 20 lbs.!
Some pictures of the hood installed. A reminder, final fitment has not been done, so don't judge fitment on these pics
The only downsides to the hood are the unfinished undersides, and the area where the latch hooks is not reinforced with metal like my Cervini's hood.
Here are some pictures of the hatch with installed Cobra Wing.
And with the Cobra rear bumper hanging loosely...
And finally, how the car is sitting right now...
Okay, that is it for now! Hope to keep the updates coming along a little quicker!