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 Post subject: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:33 pm 
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Should be able to start my worklog pretty soon. First major projects will be suspension and brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:19 am 
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She's good looking. Wish I had the front Handler kit or just the Air Dam. Keep us posted on your upgrades. I went with Aerospace brakes but stock suspension.


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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:11 pm 
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A quick front brake rotor comparison

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Meat platter :shock: :D
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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:41 pm 
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I bet that rotor is as big as the II's original rim diameter! Very sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Thats alot of stopping power.


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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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IIxs wrote:
I bet that rotor is as big as the II's original rim diameter! Very sweet.


As a matter of fact, it is. :D

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Speaking of Handlers, you might be interested in this Shawn:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Zee-Toys-Windracers ... 2a0d23a119

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Thanks Lance. I haven't seen that before, I put bid in on it.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:07 pm 
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So... I guess the first project isn't suspension and brakes. Not sure how far I'm going to be able to go with this shell but I'm itching to do something and need some practice.

Had a free hour today and decided to try out my spot weld cutter (never used one before) on the battery tray. When I was taking the front suspension off on the passenger side, I noticed I had a rust hole:

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I drilled out the spot welds and cut off the tray where it goes down as part of the frame rail:

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Got a little carried away with the cutter in a few spots. The top of the inner fender where the battery tray sat is pitted pretty bad, but isn't rusted through that I could find.

And here is the hole now that the tray is out of the way:

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Then I cleaned up for the night.

Still have to trim back the battery tray piece some more yet to expose the full amount of the rust damage. The challenge will be to repair the hole without having to resort to what Butch did here: http://www.mustangiitech.org/index.php? ... Itemid=120

I don't think I have the experience, talent and equipment to do that, at least not yet. Besides, for this car, I don't care if it is original, but it must look good and be structurally sound.

to be continued....

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Looks like the deal to switch the body is going to come together, so I began deconstruction of the Handler body in earnest this weekend.

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The front end is light enough now that I can easily lift it off of the jack stands.

Whole lotta of parts stuffed in the basement:

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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I like the black and gun metal gray paint scheme.


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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:35 am 
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I like the gray but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to keep it, I have something else in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:37 am 
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A little to report here. All deconstructed (http://www.mustangiitech.org/gallery2/v ... struction/).

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The last part of the old body shell left two weeks ago to make way for the new shell which should be here in three weeks (Thanks Tony!).

Also dropped the 9" rear housing off yesterday to have it narrowed.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Shawn, them cats dont go hungry do they???lol


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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:48 pm 
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50 dollarCOBRAII wrote:
Shawn, them cats dont go hungry do they???lol


Constantly hungry it seems. We have three. One is cool. one is going to eat herself to death, and the other I wish dead everyday but he will not die. :D

Picked up a couple of wheels for the front on the Pro-touring.com forum, should be here on Monday.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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feeble wrote:
50 dollarCOBRAII wrote:
Shawn, them cats dont go hungry do they???lol


Constantly hungry it seems. We have three. One is cool. one is going to eat herself to death, and the other I wish dead everyday but he will not die. :D

Picked up a couple of wheels for the front on the Pro-touring.com forum, should be here on Monday.

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Big improvement over the wheels that came on the ebay handler.


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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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I hope so, but in hindsight, it really wouldn't take too much to improve on it IMO.

Not sure I'll leave them black. A clear coated satin aluminum finish appeals to me as does a black center and a satin finish rim. We'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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Lookin' good Shawn. Really like the wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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I think the color choice of the wheels will depend a lot on the car color you end up going with. I'm guessing you will end up with a dark color (black or grey), but you may surprise us. I find the grey/charcoal/anthracite more appealing than just black, in general.

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 Post subject: Re: feeble's Monroe Handler
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Got some idea on the color but I may change my mind 10 times before I get there. :D

Front wheels showed up today, 17 x 8, 3.5" BS. They are very nice. Unfortunately though, it looks like I'm going to need about an 1/8" spacer to clear the caliper. I was really hoping that I wouldn't have to do that.

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