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13 Dec 2014 17:10 #92 by oestek
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HI-RES LINK: v8tvshow.com/BOSS302.0/hi-res/V8TV_BOSS302L.jpg

We are have started another cool project in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop (AKA V8TV) - The BOSS 302.0!

This 1969 Mustang was literally a barn find and will be going through a complete transformation in our shop with some high-tech parts designed to make this a comfortable street cruiser that will also perform on an autocross or road course.

The body shell will remain stock appearing, except for the addition of some carbon fiber body pieces from Anvil Auto. The Steinhauser Design rendering illustrates the clean appearance with the Anvil carbon fiber hood, bumpers, rear deck, quarter extensions, and dash face. Also visible are the Forgeline wheels and big brakes.

Under the hood is a 5.0 Coyote engine and a manual transmission. The suspension is all from Detroit Speed, utilizing their new Mustang AlumaFrame and Mustang Quadra Link in the rear.

We will be posting pictures and videos of the build of this car in this thread, and as always, feedback is appreciated!

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13 Dec 2014 17:10 #93 by oestek
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Here's what we're starting with:





It's a pretty clean AZ car.

Here is proof that this car came out of a barn!



During the disassembly process, it appeared that we had a fairly clean car to start with.

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13 Dec 2014 17:10 #94 by oestek
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The floor had some surface rust and the footwells appeared to be soft.



Some grinding here and there revealed ugliness in the doors.



And the driver side quarter panel was a victim to some previous repairs.



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13 Dec 2014 17:11 #95 by oestek
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We trimmed the majority of the damage quarter panel skin, leaving the original edges and creases in place so that we could accomplish two things. First of all, this will allow the media blaster better access to the inner structure of the car. Second, it retains the alignment points for when we go to install the new quarter panel. When that time comes, we will install the deck lid, quarter extensions, and door before trimming the remaining edges of the original quarter panel. This will allow us to align the new panel to those pieces properly.



We took a few minutes to make a closeout panel for the old heater box because we will be installing a Vintage Air AC system.



Next up, the media blaster!

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13 Dec 2014 17:12 - 13 Dec 2014 17:12 #96 by oestek
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The BOSS 302.0 survived its visit to the media blaster with minimal surprises.





The blaster left a few pieces of duct tape on the car to use as guides to illustrate how much filler was on the car in various places. The tail pan was toast, and the passenger quarter was pretty wrinkly from crash damage.






It's kind of hard to tell in this pic, but the passenger quarter was pushed in about 1/2" and had been pulled before.



Other than the quarter panel damage, the blasting process did not reveal any new surprises.



After the initial inspection, the crew spun the car on the Autowirler while blowing it out to free any loose blasting media. THen they attacked the car with an 80-grit DA sander to knock off the rough media blast texture, then scrubbed it with Scotchbrite pads and wax & grease remover before a final blow-down and BASF EP760 Epoxy Primer.



You'll note that the panels targeted for removal were not primed completely to save on materials.



Overall, the shell is very clean, and will provide a great foundation from which the BOSS 302.0 will evolve!
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13 Dec 2014 17:12 - 13 Dec 2014 17:13 #97 by oestek
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The BOSS 302.0 will be running the Ford Racing 5.0 Coyote engine, and the package comes with a controller and harness to make it all function.



The harness resembles most EFI harnesses, with a couple extra connectors for the 4 cam position sensors. The Coyote makes 412 HP and weighs 440 lbs, and all 4 cams are variable. Pretty cool stuff.



The ECM is a OE grade unit, and is OK to mount under the hood or even in a fenderwell. The manual explains the options.







We like the supplied power center, which houses the relays and provides LED indicators for quick visual verification of successful operation of each circuit. We like to put these in the glove box so you can see what's up at a glance.

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