Current Status: Where I Stand – November 25, 2015
Yesterday was my birthday (go me!), and my reader may recall that the original goal was to restore the Disgustang into a Mustang before my birthday…in 2014. So here we are, a year after that, and I’m still not done. So here’s where I stand today, the current status of the project:
- Chassis: front and rear suspension, steering, and brakes are installed.
- Paint and body: All sheet metal has been installed on the car, including the headlight and taillight extensions.
- Engine: Rebuilt, dressed, ready to install.
- Transmission: Rebuilt, ready to install.
- Dynamat: All surfaces covered.
- Various bits installed: Headlights, parking lights, reverse lights, antenna, voltage regulator, battery tray.
- Wiring: Main interior harness remains to be installed, taillight harness is missing one clip, under-hood/headlight/main harness is installed, gauge feed harness is installed but is waiting for the engine installation before it can be completed.
- Transmission conversion: Need to remove master cylinder/booster to drill for the clutch cable hole.
- Air Conditioning: System has been bench-tested and calibrated but needs to be installed. Evaporator and condenser require holes to be drilled before installation. Right side air inlet blocked off. Compressor mounts installed.
- Power Steering: Hoses will not be installed until engine is installed
Not Yet Started
- Glass: Windshield, back window, side glass, vent windows all remain to be installed. Passenger rear quarter window is STILL on back-order. Windshield and back glass can’t be installed until after headliner is installed.
- Headliner/Interior: Headliner will be the first interior piece to be installed once the side glass is installed.
- Exhaust system: Not yet purchased.
- Driveshaft: Can’t purchase until required length is measured (once transmission is installed).
- Wheels/Tires: On-hold until project nears completion. Wheels have been purchased.
Bottom line: I’m a long way away from finishing this thing up, but there is hope. The car is registered, though, so the DAY I finish it, I’ll be able to drive it, which is a nice carrot to finish the job.