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Mickey Thompson "MonoCoque" Mustang F/C: On the Workbench 3/21/19

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Great progress, John! It is really coming together!

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Looking forward to more of this great build John, and a huge congrats for the awards recently.

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Summer vacation is officially over for you young man.   Time to get back on this one!  cheers, tim

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I was wondering what ever happened to this build. I think this is a record for you Johnny and only shows you are human after all. Get back at it.

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Hi have lots of before and after pictures of this car when we had it in the shop during the restoration/preservation.  Brought to us by his son(?) and it was in really bad shape but it was a fun challenge to bring it to how you see it today.

When the car came in it originally had black wrap padding around all the bars on the roll cage.  That went in the trash the first day.  At the end of the day I pulled it out and kept it.  I still have it today wrapped in a bag out in the garage.

I took a picture of the car the minute it came in the shop.

I remember the blower ( right side rear ) had a huge hole in it the size of a baseball from a. blower explosion and we filled it - then repainted it.  The blower is empty inside with no guts - display only car.  We took it out to Bakersfield

and put it on the starting line where I took some really great photos of it.

 

I'll find the pics and post some if you want to see it in its rough stage and finished stage. It was fun project working on this car.  I've worked on Ivo's cars, Prudhomme and many others during my career.

 

Bill - corbettclassics

 

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2 hours ago, MAGIC MUFFLER said:

Hi have lots of before and after pictures of this car when we had it in the shop during the restoration/preservation.  Brought to us by his son(?) and it was in really bad shape but it was a fun challenge to bring it to how you see it today.

When the car came in it originally had black wrap padding around all the bars on the roll cage.  That went in the trash the first day.  At the end of the day I pulled it out and kept it.  I still have it today wrapped in a bag out in the garage.

I took a picture of the car the minute it came in the shop.

I remember the blower ( right side rear ) had a huge hole in it the size of a baseball from a. blower explosion and we filled it - then repainted it.  The blower is empty inside with no guts - display only car.  We took it out to Bakersfield

and put it on the starting line where I took some really great photos of it.

 

I'll find the pics and post some if you want to see it in its rough stage and finished stage. It was fun project working on this car.  I've worked on Ivo's cars, Prudhomme and many others during my career.

 

Bill - corbettclassics

 

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Bill....that would be great if you posted the pics.....I haven’t forgot about this build.....just took a little break from it....I plan on getting back to this build soon.

thanks

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2 hours ago, MAGIC MUFFLER said:

Hi have lots of before and after pictures of this car when we had it in the shop during the restoration/preservation.  Brought to us by his son(?) and it was in really bad shape but it was a fun challenge to bring it to how you see it today.

When the car came in it originally had black wrap padding around all the bars on the roll cage.  That went in the trash the first day.  At the end of the day I pulled it out and kept it.  I still have it today wrapped in a bag out in the garage.

I took a picture of the car the minute it came in the shop.

I remember the blower ( right side rear ) had a huge hole in it the size of a baseball from a. blower explosion and we filled it - then repainted it.  The blower is empty inside with no guts - display only car.  We took it out to Bakersfield

and put it on the starting line where I took some really great photos of it.

 

I'll find the pics and post some if you want to see it in its rough stage and finished stage. It was fun project working on this car.  I've worked on Ivo's cars, Prudhomme and many others during my career.

 

Bill - corbettclassics

 

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Quit being a tease. post away

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Ok - I found some pictures but they are the old film type.  So, I had to take a picture of a picture and they are not the clearest but you can see what we went through.  It was a lot of disassembly and reassembly of just about everything.

 

I'm downloading them so I can post a few for you.

 

Here's one of me wiping it down at the California Hot Rod Reunion.  I was responsible for the Rambunctious as well as many others that we had there on display from the NHRA Museum.  I worked in the museum for about 12 yrs.

 

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30 minutes ago, MAGIC MUFFLER said:

Ok - I found some pictures but they are the old film type.  So, I had to take a picture of a picture and they are not the clearest but you can see what we went through.  It was a lot of disassembly and reassembly of just about everything.

 

I'm downloading them so I can post a few for you.

 

Here's one of me wiping it down at the California Hot Rod Reunion.  I was responsible for the Rambunctious as well as many others that we had there on display from the NHRA Museum.  I worked in the museum for about 12 yrs.

 

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Very cool Bill

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Here's a couple pics from my wall of a few cars I've worked on with many signed.  You can see the article on the wall ( 2nd from left - 3 pics ) written on the MT car when we finished it next to Ivo's signed pics.  I worked on Ivo's 4 engine car many times for Tommy, the twin engine, the T-bucket etc.  Also pics of me with the Hirohata Merc, Leno's cars ( misc cars for him over 20 yr period ) and many others. I've been fortunate to have had my hands on so many famous cars over the decades.  These two pics don't really even scratch the surface!  Anyway pics coming ......

 

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Mickey Thompson Funny car pics:

Here you can see a before and after photo of the motor.  It was pretty rough!!  I can honestly say that it was fun turning the wrenches on this car and making it come back to life! ( painting - polishing - researching etc )

 

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The steering area : it was missing gauges and really tired looking!

Again, I apologize for such crappy photos because these were old film type and I had to take pics of them with my phone.

 

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Time to move it on to the track at Bakersfield for a few shots.  I took these photos myself with a Canon AE1 film camera.

 

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I have many more pics but they are all packed away.  I hope you guys enjoy these photos anyway and maybe they help in your build one day.

 

Also, I do have other pics with Ivo when he had me work on the 4 eng car.  I did lots of paint touch ups on the motor - sanded names off the plastic side windows and polished - lots of detailing and Tommy standing there with me telling funny stories the whole way!

 

Thanks and be back soon,

Bill

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That is some awesome reference material Billy.  Thanks for sharing with us, its so cool to see the before and afters. I have no doubt that this will help John and he will knock it out of the park as usual.

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11 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

John you need to get your net and round up your minions so you can finish this up.

Hi Bob.....I have been in the process of moving into a House.......I have at least another few months before I get back into this build......thanks for checking in.

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