Birth of a Fire Breather by Ken Hooker
The sacrifice of the donor The donor car was my daughter’s 1990 Mustang LX Convertible that had been stolen twice.
Let the work begin Old parts removed cleaned and painted.
Friends couldn’t believe I could get so dirty.  So they took some pictures to prove it.  Here’s to good friends
What a Mess!
Hey where’s the Fast Orange?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The new arrival The kit was shipped from Massachusetts with 7 other kits to be delivered along the way
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s get it rolling The front and rear suspension was the first to go on.  Coil over shocks all around with a 3 link susp...
 
 
 
 
 
The heart of the Beast A tired 302 motor was disassembled and remanufactured better than new
 
 
 
<ul><li>B&B automotive Remanufactured the Engine Parts, and were a great help with assembly pointers. </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Changing from an automatic to a manual transmission required a new fly wheel
 
 
 
 
 
Body Beautiful Sanding down mold lines to prepare for paint
 
 
 
 
 
Minor Modifications The rear shock mounts in the trunk needed to be covered.
 
 
 
 
Almost a Car Putting the aluminum in place to get a feel for the look – Awesome!
 
 
 
 
What we hope to have soon!
 
 
 
 
 
The road will never be The Same!
I Hope you Enjoyed It. Thanks for Watching
The End
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  1. 1. Birth of a Fire Breather by Ken Hooker
  2. 2. The sacrifice of the donor The donor car was my daughter’s 1990 Mustang LX Convertible that had been stolen twice.
  3. 3. Let the work begin Old parts removed cleaned and 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. 14. The new arrival The kit was shipped from Massachusetts with 7 other kits to be delivered along the way
  8. 24. Let’s get it rolling The front and rear suspension was the first to go on. Coil over shocks all around with a 3 link suspension in the rear.
  9. 30. The heart of the Beast A tired 302 motor was disassembled and remanufactured better than new
  10. 34. <ul><li>B&B automotive Remanufactured the Engine Parts, and were a great help with assembly pointers. </li></ul><ul><li>The original plan called for a contractor to rebuild the engine. When we saw how the engine came apart we decided to try our hand at putting all of the parts in their appointed places. </li></ul><ul><li>Gee I Hope it runs! </li></ul>
  11. 43. Changing from an automatic to a manual transmission required a new fly wheel
  12. 49. Body Beautiful Sanding down mold lines to prepare for paint
  13. 55. Minor Modifications The rear shock mounts in the trunk needed to be covered.
  14. 60. Almost a Car Putting the aluminum in place to get a feel for the look – Awesome!
  15. 65. What we hope to have soon!
  16. 71. The road will never be The Same!
  17. 72. I Hope you Enjoyed It. Thanks for Watching
  18. 73. The End

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