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3/13/2015 1:25 PM  #51


Re: The Phoenix Project

Been working on the fan shroud. It looks like it's really close to the radiator, but there's more than 3/4" of space for the air to flow. The finned cast aluminum fan motor cover is from Speedway Motors.

http://images14.fotki.com/v380/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5792-vi.jpg

http://images43.fotki.com/v458/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5797-vi.jpg

http://images60.fotki.com/v308/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5798-vi.jpg

http://images44.fotki.com/v1486/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5802-vi.jpg

http://images58.fotki.com/v450/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5803-vi.jpg



 

 

5/25/2015 1:00 PM  #52


Re: The Phoenix Project

This doesn't look like a lot of progress, but I had some issues finding the right hood struts for my partly homemade hood hinges. Finally, the third pair I tried worked out as intended. Not sure what car they are supposed to be used on, but it says 400N that I assume means "400 Newton" on them. Looks very simple, but it was quite some work to get here:

http://images108.fotki.com/v1221/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5937-vi.jpg

http://images59.fotki.com/v684/photos/5/1058965/13552944/5939-vi.jpg

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5/26/2015 7:31 AM  #53


Re: The Phoenix Project

Very nice!!  Love the look of those "Boiled Bolts" http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

9/05/2015 4:43 PM  #54


Re: The Phoenix Project

Very nice project You have a Skill

 

1/16/2016 8:56 PM  #55


Re: The Phoenix Project

Thanks!

Made a fan motor cover today and shot a video while I was working on it, the video is full HD and can be watched full screen:



 

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1/17/2016 12:37 PM  #56


Re: The Phoenix Project

You da man Hakan.......really enjoy your posts and the craftsmanship involved with your build.......


.......common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.......
 

1/18/2016 5:39 PM  #57


Re: The Phoenix Project

Thanks Josh!

Made a similar cover with some stainless screen for the valve cover breather:

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zw2bcz.jpg


 

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1/18/2016 5:43 PM  #58


Re: The Phoenix Project

A Swedish MacGyver !!

 

1/24/2016 3:06 PM  #59


Re: The Phoenix Project

Replaced the cover behind the steering wheel:

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1/24/2016 6:29 PM  #60


Re: The Phoenix Project

The shoes, it’s the shoes man.’s ................I know it’s you Hakan by the shoes you’re wearing..!!!!!
Nice work too......


.......common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.......
 

1/24/2016 11:38 PM  #61


Re: The Phoenix Project

In IMHO I think it looks great.  Good job Dude.

 

11/11/2017 2:24 PM  #62


Re: The Phoenix Project

Finally done some progress on the Phoenix Project. Several years ago I bought a pair of old rusty Nordan bumpers as I was planning on cutting into them anyway to make them fit the way I want them to fit. Here's some pics from today's session with the front bumper.
http://i68.tinypic.com/iekvvr.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/33e0bro.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/5a4d1w.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/246m4ja.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/20kyr8x.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/317fea8.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2ntlbab.jpg

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11/11/2017 2:42 PM  #63


Re: The Phoenix Project

Almost forgot... here's the sign I made from LED letters that I bought yesterday. The letters were supposed to be battery powered. But I modified them so I can run them from an old desktop computer power supply unit.

http://i68.tinypic.com/30ryal2.jpg

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11/11/2017 3:10 PM  #64


Re: The Phoenix Project

Al McGee from Dallas Texas.  Amazing is an understatement!  I along with many others enjoy watching the Pheonix Project.


Mustang Steve Bash in Royce City, Texas Sometime in 2021
 

11/13/2017 4:13 PM  #65


Re: The Phoenix Project

almcgee wrote:

Al McGee from Dallas Texas.  Amazing is an understatement!  I along with many others enjoy watching the Pheonix Project.

Many thanks!

Not really done yet, but here's the right side of the rear bumper so far.

http://i66.tinypic.com/sfknr8.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/e0qy4n.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/66j286.jpg


The Texas license plate I have is of course just there as a placeholder.

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11/13/2017 8:49 PM  #66


Re: The Phoenix Project

Awesome fabrication skills Hakan 👍


John  -- 67 Mustang Coupe 390 5 speed
 

11/15/2017 4:04 PM  #67


Re: The Phoenix Project

Bolted to Floor wrote:

Awesome fabrication skills Hakan 👍

Many thanks!

Did the left side of the rear bumper tonight.

http://i68.tinypic.com/4j17ww.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/350ny1u.jpg

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11/22/2017 11:54 AM  #68


Re: The Phoenix Project

I'm glad that you picked the best State in the Union for the License plates. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
  Bumpers look great.  Are you going to re-chrome them or color key to the car?

 

11/22/2017 7:10 PM  #69


Re: The Phoenix Project

Glens 1965 50 wrote:

I'm glad that you picked the best State in the Union for the License plates. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
  Bumpers look great.  Are you going to re-chrome them or color key to the car?

Thanks Glen!

Re-chrome would most likely be very expensive so as of now I am thinking about painting them the same color as the body of the car. I am also very curious about what some kind of metal looking, shiny, brushed or even matte vinyl wrap on the bumpers would look like.

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11/30/2017 4:10 PM  #70


Re: The Phoenix Project

Wrapped the dashboard in real carbon fiber cloth, added several layers of laminating epoxy resin, sanded it smooth and then coated it with satin clear. The clear is actually applied with a brush, but it's six layers of clear and it's been wetsanded with 400 grit before I brushed on the last layer with a very expensive brush.

https://images59.fotki.com/v1653/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8727-vi.jpg
https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8728-vi.jpg

https://images44.fotki.com/v1655/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8731-vi.jpg
https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8733-vi.jpg
https://images108.fotki.com/v1659/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8734-vi.jpg
https://images53.fotki.com/v1657/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8741-vi.jpg
https://images49.fotki.com/v1658/photos/5/1058965/11635693/DSCN8744-vi.jpg

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12/04/2017 1:48 AM  #71


Re: The Phoenix Project

Wow!  What a great project.


"It's better to burnout, then fade away."
 

12/08/2017 7:22 PM  #72


Re: The Phoenix Project

Hakan
Please provide details on what you did to the rear bumper......I like the look and don't like the gap on my 65.....like to do something similar...just need details on how you accomplished it.

thanks


.......common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.......
 

12/09/2017 10:24 AM  #73


Re: The Phoenix Project

josh-kebob wrote:

Hakan
Please provide details on what you did to the rear bumper......I like the look and don't like the gap on my 65.....like to do something similar...just need details on how you accomplished it.
thanks

I started by cutting the edges of the bumper off and then shaped them to follow the shape of the fender extension and body. I shaped the edge pieces by cutting small gaps into them with a cutting disc in my angle grinder, followed by tack welding, test fitting³, filling the gaps with weld and then grind it all down. 

http://i64.tinypic.com/mrqsfa.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/etw7lc.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/15flrm9.jpg


Once satisfied with the fit of the edge I cut into the bumper itself and shaped it to fit to the edge piece. Same procedure here, cut, tack, test fit and so on. I filled the larger gaps with the same thickness leftover material from the front bumper.

http://i63.tinypic.com/29qe3qs.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/1z1d440.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/21jylpk.jpg

To shape the bumper here on the inside I used this kind of clamp.
https://cloudfront.zoro.com/product/full/Z0ywp_fo5oy.JPG

http://i66.tinypic.com/15gqxz5.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/ra11t2.jpg

Finally, a lot of grinding with a flapper disc in the angle grinder.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2w35mjk.jpg

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12/09/2017 11:17 AM  #74


Re: The Phoenix Project

Thanks Hakan......the other night in the shop, i was looking at my rear bumper and how it was mounted to the bumper brackets....thought, I might be able to simply shorten the brackets which would allow the bumper to sit closer to the body/body lines......maybe I'll give it a try since I have an extra set of brackets just asking to be cut up!


.......common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.......
 

3/24/2019 4:36 PM  #75


Re: The Phoenix Project

Finally an update on the Phoenix Project, here's how I shortened the 2wd Ford Explorer aluminum drive shaft I am going to use:

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