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keepat 08-21-2010 01:44 PM

My son's future Bullitt
 
My son Kurt & I are building his 1st car a 68 Bullitt replica. Here are a few picture as it looks now. The big work will start this fall.
Pat

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback017.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback001.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback004.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback014.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback010.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback015.jpg

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keepat 08-21-2010 01:44 PM

Kurt & I started restoring his original front seats. The foam in the driver side seat was bad so we order new foam for both but we were unable to find replacement foam for the back of the front seats.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...tangInt001.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...tangInt002.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...tangInt006.jpg
Sand blasted and repainted
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback045.jpg
Here is a picture of a good original foam for the back of the front seats (bottom pic) above is cut off thr top of the front foam.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback047.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback062.jpg]
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback057.jpg
As the front foam is too soft we cut the corner off and used spray foam to shape it and firm it up
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang025.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang024.jpg
We use new burlap but on top of the burlap we used a fabric deck for a better foundation then the steel rods in the burlap.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang026.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang028.jpg
Painted all the steel rod that hold the seat covers on
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang029.jpg
Used a new foam pad over the frame to protect the new seat foam.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang031.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang030.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang032.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...mustang033.jpg
We will post a few more pictures after we receive some seat hinge parts
Thanks!
Pat

Future

crow magnum 08-21-2010 01:49 PM

great car..really very cool..you need to teach your son first of all ..how to boil the rears tires off!

BULLITT3230 08-21-2010 01:57 PM

Awesome Cool car!!!! And appears to be in wonderful shape.
What a great Father/Son project...infinite rewards!

....and.....

You gave your son a GREAT name! ;)

:lol:

MonsterKing 08-21-2010 01:59 PM

you tell your son that if he ever gives you too much grief that I am volunteering to let you adopt me...

dennisafrompa 08-21-2010 05:08 PM

Nice......Can't wait to see it Highland Green.

DHGBULLITT 08-21-2010 05:35 PM

:cool: That is absolutely awesome, great father/son project.
Will look forward to seeing the finished product.:smile:

Pronkie1 08-21-2010 07:30 PM

Thanks for sharing and posting......Nice little project.......Keep us updated with the progress.........

djaggen 08-21-2010 07:37 PM

Welcome... Looking forward to watching your project grow! :)

Bullitt 736 08-21-2010 09:59 PM

Sweeeeeet!!!! Wimbledon White. My first car was a '67 Fastback that was WW.

Welcome to IMBOC.

Palerider 08-22-2010 02:10 AM


keepat 10-01-2010 09:08 AM

With Kurt back in school and me busy at work we have slowed down on the mustang restoration but we still manage to find time to do some little things like restore the seat tracks. This weekend we plan on going to Carlisle PA to pick up a few things for the car and eat some hot Italian sausages (they are the best!)
Thanks!
Pat

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback080.jpg
After removing one of the damaged track to floor studs we were able disassemble the track clean & sand blast it.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback084.jpg
We used Eastwood zinc phosphate paint to duplicate the original gray/black phosphate color
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/a...astback086.jpg

first ford 10-01-2010 10:12 AM

Great project. car looks pretty good. all you need is the proper caps for the wheels [wheels for less.com] has em. A wood grain dash would look good too. Can't wait to see the progress on this. Happy motoring.
and as for boiling the tires I have always preferred to "smoke em".

JackDW - 852 10-01-2010 01:51 PM

Pat not sure how far you are planning on taking this project and if you have even considered the drivetrain yet but you may want to check out this thread.

5.0 in Classic Mustangs

Depending upon how you will end up using the car, this could make a much better driving car.

MaDMaXX 10-01-2010 03:26 PM

Looking very interesting, i love watching restoration projects.


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