Tuesday, August 16, 2011






UPR Tubular K Member
Front Upper Tubular A Arms
Front Coilover Shocks
95 Mustang Front Brakes (5 lug)
Caster Camber Plates
Bump Steer Kit
Subframe Connectors
Welding the Torque Boxes
Install 8.8 rear w/ 3.73 gear (posi) with 5 lug axles
Rear Anti Roll kit
Rear coilover kit with 70 lb springs, shocks are single adjustable (qa1)
Rear aluminum spherical bushings
Rear Upper and Lower Adjustable Control Arms











Suspension almost completely finished!!







UPR Tubular K Member
Front Tubular A Arms
Front Coilover Shocks
95 Mustang Front Brakes (5 lug)
Caster Camber Plates
Bump Steer Kit
Subframe Connectors
Welding the Torque Boxes
Install 8.8 rear w/ 3.73 gear (posi) with 5 lug axles
Rear Anti Roll kit
Rear coilover kit with 70 lb springs, shocks are single adjustable (qa1)
Rear aluminum spherical bushings
Rear Upper and Lower Adjustable Control Arms



































































































Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Collector of Performance Parts



More performance parts aquired! It's just another step closer to having an incredible racing suspension for the Fairmont. QA1's single adjustable coilover shocks with QA1 170 lb springs along with all hardware and mounting hardware. Purchased from Autofab Racing.



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back in the Groove


Getting warmer here in the South, so I have been visiting junkyards, swap meets and car shows. Hadn't posted here in a while, so check out the Grille Guitar.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Never thought I'd find these in great shape!!



But it happened! I finally found a set of these rear interior panels that aren't cracked! Usually these are busted all to pieces. The ones that are currently in the fairmont have at least 5 chunks out, and several cracks. These red panels are as near perfect as you can get. Probably nobody ever sat in the backseat of the car they came out of. I also bought some bucket seats, a plain front bumper without the guards (guards are lame), a rear side window trim, some misc trim, some tail light lenses, and even a passenger side door. The bucket seats are a big plus because now I can put a floor center console in, as soon as I find one.






Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Bit More Authentic


I'm always striving to find ways to make the Coke Machine more and more authentic looking. I finally came across a breather that looks like the one originally used on the Coke Machine, and for a good price. Got it at the Charlotte Auto Fair. Jared went too, but he never posts here anymore because he's a Fail-bot.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sprucing Up Some Parts



















Here is a picture of my "restored" 1995 Mustang Spindle/Rotor/Caliper thats going on the F-Bomb, along with the newly painted rear axle. Looking good so far. These parts are ready to bolt on. I degreased them and used a little stiff wire brush all over. I used Krylon Satin Black on everything except the Calipers where I used a special Caliper Paint in silver; and the brake drums, which I chose to paint Castcoat Gray

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rare Fairmont Futura Jacket Patch


Had to grab this while the gettin' was good on ebay. I searched ebay for about 14 months before this finally showed up. I started to think there was no such thing!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

A fair amount of Fairmont progress :)


I am pleased to say I have accumulated all the parts needed for my 5 lug conversion! First I finally found the 94-95 mustang spindles complete with rotors, calipers, and brake hoses locally for $175.00. Then I found a scrapping yard that sold me a 1988 Ford Ranger Drivers side Axle Shaft (which of course is the secret to swapping directly into an 8.8), along with good drums which I had turned. A week later the same scrapping yard had and Aerostar van, which has the proper axle on its *passenger* side. Picked up 4 wheels and tires from the van while I was at it so the F-Bomb project can sit on the ground until I pick up the wheels I want. Here is a picture of the wheels I want:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

8.8 Rear found on Craigslist


I recently (and finally) found a bargain on a nice 8.8 rear for the Fairmont. The good news, its a real 8.8 from an 89 GT mustang, the bad news, it has a 2.73 rear. I will need to convert this one to maybe a 3.73 or 4.10, and use 5 lug axles from a Ranger.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011