Wheels on the Ground

It’s been a while since I have been able to spend much time on the 67. Partly because I have been busy, and partly due to my tendency to over analyze when it comes time to spend money. Wheels and tires are some coin, so I had to do my thing and over analyze it. In the end, I think it was worth it.

This post is going to be mostly gratuitous pictures of the 67 finally sitting on it’s own suspension after over a year on a dolly or jack stands. It’s a milestone I am glad to finally see.

So, to decide on the look, remember I am modeling some of the aesthetics on my ’05 GT, which of course is based on the 68 Fastback. Well, the ’05 has aluminum wheels, so I wanted to go with a classic style mixed with a modern feel. Rather than the traditional steel and chrome Magnum 500, I went for a 15 inch billet aluminum Magnum 500 from Legendary Wheel Company.

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I couldn’t be happier with the results. Add in the traditional BF Goodrich Radial T/A with raised white lettering to complete the classic look. I opted for the black mustang logo center caps as well. A little under stated that doesn’t call much attention to themselves.

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It was dark by the time I got it on the ground, so the pictures are bad, but I was excited to see it on it’s own suspension finally.

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Excited enough I wanted to see what it looked like with a fender on it. So, I brought one out and tried it on. Definitely needs some motor weight in it, but it’s good progress.

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Looking at the positive camber, I was worried that something wasn’t setting up right with a whole new suspension. I messed around with it for a bit, trying to adjust it as much as I can, but I couldn’t get it reasonable. In the end, I took the advice to put the crazy away and don’t worry about alignment until I get full vehicle weight on the suspension. I expect to see the camber come back into the right place once the front end gets pushed down some. Though it’s a bummer not to be able to see the stance and how low it will be.

Last little note, before I put the wheels on, I finished off the hoses in the back with fuel and axle venting. I had a hard time finding a pic of the vent tube, so I figure I should contribute.

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Now that I look at it, I seem to be missing the axle bumper stop too. Always another part to buy.

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