Birth Of A Fire Breather Pictures 1

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Garrett and I have been building on this kit since 2006. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel--what a Blast.

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Birth Of A Fire Breather Pictures 1

  1. 1. Birth of a FireBirth of a Fire BreatherBreather by Ken Hookerby Ken Hooker
  2. 2. The sacrifice of theThe sacrifice of the donordonor The donor car was my daughter’sThe donor car was my daughter’s 1990 Mustang LX Convertible that1990 Mustang LX Convertible that had been stolen twice.had been stolen twice.
  3. 3. Let the work beginLet the work begin Old parts removed cleaned andOld parts removed cleaned and painted.painted.
  4. 4. Friends couldn’t believe I could get so dirty. So they took some pictures to prove it. Here’s to good friends
  5. 5. What a Mess!
  6. 6. Hey where’s the Fast Orange?
  7. 7. The new arrivalThe new arrival The kit was shipped fromThe kit was shipped from Massachusetts with 7 other kits toMassachusetts with 7 other kits to be delivered along the waybe delivered along the way
  8. 8. Let’s get it rollingLet’s get it rolling The front and rear suspensionThe front and rear suspension was the first to go on. Coil overwas the first to go on. Coil over shocks all around with a 3 linkshocks all around with a 3 link suspension in the rear.suspension in the rear.
  9. 9. The heart of theThe heart of the BeastBeast A tired 302 motor wasA tired 302 motor was disassembled anddisassembled and remanufactured better than newremanufactured better than new
  10. 10. B&B automotive Remanufactured theB&B automotive Remanufactured the Engine Parts, and were a great helpEngine Parts, and were a great help with assembly pointers.with assembly pointers. The original plan called for a contractor to rebuildThe original plan called for a contractor to rebuild the engine. When we saw how the engine camethe engine. When we saw how the engine came apart we decided to try our hand at putting all ofapart we decided to try our hand at putting all of the parts in their appointed places.the parts in their appointed places. Gee I Hope it runs!Gee I Hope it runs!
  11. 11. Changing from an automatic to a manual transmission required a new fly wheel
  12. 12. Body BeautifulBody Beautiful Sanding down mold lines toSanding down mold lines to prepare for paintprepare for paint
  13. 13. MinorMinor ModificationsModifications The rear shock mounts in theThe rear shock mounts in the trunk needed to be covered.trunk needed to be covered.
  14. 14. Almost a CarAlmost a Car Putting the aluminum in place toPutting the aluminum in place to get a feel for the look – Awesome!get a feel for the look – Awesome!
  15. 15. What we hope toWhat we hope to have soon!have soon!
  16. 16. I Hope you EnjoyedI Hope you Enjoyed It.It. Thanks for WatchingThanks for Watching
  17. 17. The EndThe End

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