48 MERCURY

The 48 as with most projects has seen better days since it was first delivered to its original owner in western Canada, but with some work it will begin to look better. A L-98 tuned port 350 engine and 700R4 transmission will supply power to a 9" ford rear axle. The suspension for the 48 will consist of Heidt air spring front suspension and a four bar air spring rear suspension. Stopping will be provided by 4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes.  

The frame rails were removed from the x-member and boxed prior to mounting on our jig

The Heidts front cross-member was positioned and welded into place The suspension for the 48 is going to be air, and the Heidt Mustang II air spring suspension has been mounted in place and all necessary modifications to the frame made to clear the air springs. A front stabilizer bar has been added to give the car a more stable ride.

   
   

Engine and transmission set on the jig and  motor mounts, transmission cross-member and mount welded to frame. Front driveshaft safety loop positioned for future placement. Rear suspension mounted
 
   
   
   
 

 

New firewall, tunnel, brake peddle assembly and steering column installed

New rear tunnel Tail lights position marked

Drip rail removed, door handles and bearclaw latches installed and door corners rounded
   

 

 
   

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