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« on: September 12, 2012, 08:24:00 PM »
Hey guys. Want to put pics up but am writing from my phone. Thought is put out there what I've been up to an am planning. Have a 76 bobcat wagon. Was in rough shape but no rust at all. Have removed the dull and cracked wood grain, all the surrounding trim, and ground down and metal finished all rivets. The car will be painted white with black in the place of the wood grain and separated with blue pin stripe. The interior is blue and is in very good shape minus the driver's seat which I covered with an old school beaded seat cover for now :) It's lowered two inches in front, bumpers are flush mounted and Mercury emblems on hood are removed and filled. Removed the rear spoiler and filled holes but keeping the sweet roof rack. Fitted Mustang Pony wheels. Running no power steering or a/c. That's only a fraction of what ive been up too but ill try to post pics and let them speak for themselves. All-in-all the car is a mix between survivor and pro-touring minus a big engine

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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 09:47:11 PM »
i like it
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 10:31:48 PM »
Thank you! Long way to go yet:)

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 01:51:24 AM »
Take a few side shots. but it's looking good!
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 12:36:21 PM »
I have do something different with the back bumpers. I made brakets to flush the bumper up but i really want to use the factory shock mounts. Ive drilled halfway into both sides of the shock. No oil. No foam. Need to fab up lowering blocks too.

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 04:33:13 PM »
Document how you shorten the back bumper for sure. Im wanting to do that on my 79. I hate the diving board look.
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 05:04:04 PM »
Will do.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 05:13:15 PM »
The body sure looks straight!! Good base for a nice paint job from whata I can see!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 05:16:03 PM »
Thanks. I literally grew up in a body shop. My dad will put 5 upside my skull if it's anything less than straight  :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 05:28:08 PM »
Dads are good for that... I miss mine for sure...

But look how we turned out!!!
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 05:40:21 PM »
For sure!

Note for project sake : stopflex.com makes custom brake lines and hoses. Mine are too short with the drop spindles.

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 05:43:21 PM »
You should post that link in the parts resource section for everybody. Good site for sure
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 09:58:23 PM »
done!

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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 10:15:30 PM »
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152312616870174&set=pb.567395173.-2207520000.1354334638&type=3&theater

Removed bumper horns

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152312616320174&set=pb.567395173.-2207520000.1354334638&type=3&theater

Put mount in cold saw and cut outer shock sleeve completely around. Also cut a small slit to allow foamy stuff out.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152312616305174&set=pb.567395173.-2207520000.1354334638&type=3&theater

Collapsed mount and cut through the shock and sleeve in the band saw.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152312616355174&set=pb.567395173.-2207520000.1354334638&type=3&theater

This is how the parts came apart and how the new mount is set up

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152312570775174&set=pb.567395173.-2207520000.1354334638&type=3&theater

Welded and done. Had to crank the ark welder up quite a bit. Don't remember what it was set on but the shock is a solid piece of steel probably an inch thick.

Hope this helps. I had no idea what I was doing but it worked out well.

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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 08:39:57 PM »
For front brake lines with my dropped spindles I used 20" braided lines for street rods with straight ends instead of the banjo. Cost 50 bucks for the pair with all fittings.
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 08:54:10 PM »
Where did u get yours from if u dont mind?

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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 09:20:09 PM »
I have a local street rod shop called Kenny's Rod & Custom so I got mine there. I've seen them on Ebay cheaper but I needed then that day. They can be had with fittings for either the stock Pinto calipers like I got or the fittings for GM Metric calipers if you went to big brakes.
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 10:19:33 PM »
I got ya. Thanks!

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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2012, 03:51:41 PM »
Here's a couple pics of what I used. I slit a length of fuel hose & ziptied it over the lines because the added length gives you a few potential rub points but that's extra insurance they will last the life of the car.
 

 
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
That front end looks great!  I believe you want to sell me those brake hoses!  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 06:15:26 PM »
That front end looks great!  I believe you want to sell me those brake hoses!  ;D

Just trying to save you some headaches. I spent a week trying to make 3 different aets of hoses work before I went to Kenny's with the spindle assembly & test fit these & the hoses cleared the channel machined in the spindle. That's the 2nd problem with dropped spindles. Besides the hose now being too short the crimped end that threads into the caliper hits the spindle & there is no simple fix for that other than this type of line. I refused to grind my new spindles. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 06:57:41 PM »
That was me being passive-aggressive and suggesting that you sell them. Was just messing around. I appreciate the help a lot and youre absolutely right on about them hitting the spindle. I will try to find someone local but may have to email youre photo to the link i posted above

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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 09:54:34 PM »
I knew you were kidding  ;D  I usually over-explain to help out the people who will scour these forums in the future. Most of my searches yield half an answer & pics are always missing. i'm just trying to be thorough.
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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2012, 10:20:06 PM »
Picked up a 302 out of a 78 KC with motor mounts, all the accessories, Lunatti cam, Edelbrock 4bbl intake, etc. Just need a small bellhousing and eventually a c4. Might try and fit my c3 to the mII bell once i get one. I figure the c3 will hold with my style of driving.? I think the motor mounts from the Cobra might work with my V6 mounts. Not sure.

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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 10:16:00 PM »
So the engine is actually a 68 with j code heads and a mII oil pan and pickup . Ground out the thermactor bumps and very very lightly work the exhaust side. Also installed new valves and seals.put in new oil pump, summit cam and lifters and a billet double roller. Set timing straight up. Got a mII flexplate(autozone special order,) a mII bellhousing, new water pump, and serpentine accessory set up from 87 lincoln. Also went with a carter afb 500 cfm carb and performer rpm intake.

Should work out well

Thinking about builing a tie bar with heim joints and tie it to the firewall. Anyone ever seen one on a Pinto/Bobcat or have advice?

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Re: bobcat villager
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 10:07:45 AM »
Well, It's Been A Long Time Since My Last Update But I've Certainly Been Busy. The Car IS Painted, Reassembled And Running. If Anyone Would Like To See It On YouTube, My Username Is Wondersmelonad e.

I Ended Up Using A C4 Trans Out Of A 68 CougaR, Which Is Where The Engine I Am Now Using Came From Too. THe Original 302 I Bought For The Car Had 2 Spun Bearings And 4 Cracked Pistons. Yeah... I Got Ripped off.

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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2013, 11:31:57 AM »
That looks awesome! ^5
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2013, 11:53:14 AM »
Thank You! Will Post A Walk Around Video On YouTube When I Can Get It Outside. Have A Mustang In My Way Lol