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rob289c:
I didn't start fabbing the frame as I said I would, but I did remove the front and rear seats, all the rodent-smelling carpet and insulation, and I was able to get the entire, intact wiring harness out from the left kick panel to the taillights.  I was able to remove two of the four shifter bezel screws but will have to drill out the other two.  I have the parking brake lever disconnected but haven't disconnected the cable yet.  I will be cutting out the firewall, transmission hump and driveshaft tunnel to graft into what is left of the Mustang.  I need to get the intact, under-dash wiring harness out next weekend.  I plan to use as much of the Pinto as possible in this project.  This trike is going to be my retirement toy (i'm 5-6 years away) and I want it to represent the three vehicles that meant the most to me:  Mustangs (teen years to current), Pintos (Navy and college), and motorcycles (since a kid to current).  This will be all three.   Some day I will be too old and feeble to hold my Harley up but this trike will let me be a biker, and a Mustang and Pinto enthusiast for years to come! 

rob289c:
My progress:  I mocked up the firewall and trans hump to the Mustang body.  I bolted the trans mount to the tunnel to be sure I get the shifter linkage in the right position.  I removed and stripped the steering and suspension from the front frame section.  I will be grafting that into the remnants of the rear Mustang frame with c-channel and 2 x 4 square tubing.  I will bolt everything and tack weld, then drag it to a weld shop I use and let him weld everything solid.  I have a Lincoln ST-125 wire feed that is great for bodywork and light gauge steel but I want to be sure this is solid and strong.  I am going to spend part of today welding patches in the Mustang floor under rear seat section.  I want to sand down the body and spray with epoxy primer over Labor Day weekend.  My goals before November 1 is to get the frame buttoned up, the engine bolted back into frame, and the body in primer.  Then I can put it away for the Winter.  I only do oil changed and tire rotation, and emergency repairs, if needed over the Winter.  I work 7 days a week and the shop becomes a storage barn in the Winter.  It will come back out in the Spring and the build will resume.  How do I move this thread to the "Your Project" section?  I think it would be more appropriate there. 

dga57:

--- Quote from: rob289c on August 16, 2020, 04:39:55 AM ---  How do I move this thread to the "Your Project" section?  I think it would be more appropriate there. 

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I took care of it for you.  Have a great weekend!

Dwayne :)

rob289c:
Thank you for moving this thread.  I participated in a Back the Blue Motorcycle Run today, then another Pinto owner stopped over to look over my parts to see what he can use.  Heading back out to the shop to continue cutting/patching the rear floor area. 

dga57:

--- Quote from: rob289c on August 16, 2020, 03:23:07 PM ---Thank you for moving this thread.   

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Glad to have been of help.

Dwayne :)

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