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Our backwards resto....66 vert!

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default Our backwards resto....66 vert!...IMMMM BACK!

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i havent come up with a name for him/her yet,...sorry i dont know if that is like bad luck, like not having a name for your boat accourding to forest gump...
but for those that dont know the story, here is how it starts and where its at now...
i am getting way to many things started at once, but yet again i can not pass up this deal...
my mom was in chicago visiting my uncle and aunt, and i was talking to them the other day and jokingly said "if you ever want to sell that mustang let me know..he responds...
"if you come and get the Fing thing out of my garage, its yours..." "i do not want it anymore and have no need for it, it has been sitting for 18 years...so its yours as of today"
i have called a transportation company and currently trying to set up a date to have the car delivered to my house...it is going to cost me 790$ and it will be here in two days of selected pick up date...

the car has 42k ORIGINAL miles on it
update:
just got back from spending weekend in chicago got a chance to check out the car and take some pics...
well, i am very happy with the car, it NEEDS A TON or work, but as soon as i walked into a garage that had no been opened in 18 years, something inside of me fell in love with this thing...the smell of this garage was something that can not be described, the door had not been opened since the car was parked 18 years ago...and there was this car just sitting there, its hard to explain, like it was just parked one day and that was it...this project is going to take a lot of time and money, but these are things i am willing to put into something like this...my dad thinks i am nuts, but once again, something inside me just fell for this car on first site...
almost like a piece of history was just left sitting, forgot about, and now its time to bring it back...
i talked to some mustang GURUs and they say the v8 convertable has become a super rare car and there are no many left and go for BIG $$$$

needs new:
fender
door
quater panels
drivers side floor
entire new brake system
good:
car is 100% there not missing a single piece
original tires (haha) absoltly no thread left (so i am assuiming they were light up one to many times haha
engine still had oil in it and coolant
he had disk brakes installed up front and power steering
hooked up battery and top and windows went right up, lights went on and windeshield wipers
no rust in engine bay or trunk
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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front tear down, fenders are now off along with both doors...whole front end will be new and two new doors

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interior coming out

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interior out, we ended up selling it all to a resto shop in cali, so the parts will be put to good use and continue to stay in the mustang community

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only piece we kept
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Default RE: Our backwards resto....66 vert!

That's what is called a "barn find"

Nice find!
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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floor is in pretty bad shape

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we dropped the car at the hot rod shop and it is in the process of getting a ENTIRE new floor, it cost alot of money, but im sure it will be 199% worth it...

here is the first shipment of parts we got, this is every single part, nut, and bolt of the interior of the car...

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new front seats, keeping the pony rears in black along with a black top and a dark cherry red paint
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #5
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Why wouldn't you save the seat frames? looks like they are in good condition...
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:33 PM   #6
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sorry for the confusion, we didnt keep the fronts, cause we wanted new front seats, we kept the rear seat frames and i am in the process of recovering them with black pony upholstery,...
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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this is my second resto, but my first american car, i have never had my hands on something this old and this american, everything seems to be so simple,..so far,...but here are the other two cars i have built...

04 subaru making about 450 ponies

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:40 PM   #8
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this is my 1973 porsche 914 that i have restored to a somewhat original condition,...still on original motor with 72k, my father was the original owner, and the car sat in my garage under a cover for 28 years, about a year ago, i got up some go nads, took the cover off, and about 1 year later this is what you see....
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:42 PM   #9
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by no means am i anti-restomod, but if the car is so original and rare, why restomod it?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:46 PM   #10
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not to sound like a dick, and please dont take this the wrong way, i know im the new guy here, but..

#1. its my car to do what i please
#2. i am not a pure-ist, if thats the right word?
#3. i want a safer car (4 link rear, coilovers, disk brakes all around, etc...)
#4. this is a car i have wanted since i was 16, and now that i own one, i will spare no expense in making it into my "dream car"
#5. it will stay somewhat original...but i would rather have a well built weekend cruiser/warrior, then a stock original 66
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:53 PM   #11
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right, but also not to sound like a dick, then why point out the rareness of a car and how much it could be worth if u kept it original if ur gonna make it very unoriginal?

restomodding a car, in most cases, does not help the value of the car, whereas maintaining and restoring a rare car does.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:02 PM   #12
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i was pointing out the rarness of the car/and the find,...but to me, a resto 66 vert is worth more then a original, its just me and its just personal preference...i do not plan to sell the car and plan to pass it on one day to my kids...i stated my goals, and i think it will turn out great...i do plan to keep the engine bay stock, i am goin to run the motor in there now for a while then plan on pulling it for a FUll rebuild...so motor and drivetrain will stay original, but brakes and suspension are OUT!

i also plan to install a shelby hood along with shelby front valance that accepts front bumeper
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:20 PM   #13
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #14
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Did you check the VIN? I assume you did, but if it happens to be a 'K' code car (if it's a GT it is at least an 'A' code car), you will have restomodded a car that is very valuable (in $$$) in original condition. I'm not against restomodding (I'm doing one myself - mod motor, 4-wheel discs, etc.) and don't want to dissuade you, but it wouldbe a shame to do things that are not reversible if it really is a rare car like a K code vert. I saw a very nice restomod 65 fastback at the street machine nationals a while back. When I looked at the VIN it was a K code, 4 speed car. I assume the original motor was long since destroyed by some kid hotrodding it, but it made me a little sick to think that a car that could be worth maybe $50-75K in original conditionhad been restomodded (given that there are a lot of C and A code cars around that would have been just as good to start with) and made to be worth half that.
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Who cares how rare a car is unless you own it?

Even a "rare" Mustang will benefit from performance and safety upgrades.....

If I were fortunate enough to own a rare Mustang I think I would be sure
to start mods right away, just so I would get over my fear of driving a car
too valuable to drive.......

"Cutting up" a rare Mustang might be kind of scary,,, but IMO turning a
Classic Mustang into a trailer/garage queen is much more frightful.....
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Who cares how rare a car is unless you own it?

Even a "rare" Mustang will benefit from performance and safety upgrades.....

If I were fortunate enough to own a rare Mustang I think I would be sure
to start mods right away, just so I would get over my fear of driving a car
too valuable to drive.......

"Cutting up" a rare Mustang might be kind of scary,,, but IMO turning a
Classic Mustang into a trailer/garage queen is much more frightful.....
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:58 AM   #17
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Who cares how rare a car is unless you own it?

Even a "rare" Mustang will benefit from performance and safety upgrades.....

If I were fortunate enough to own a rare Mustang I think I would be sure
to start mods right away, just so I would get over my fear of driving a car
too valuable to drive.......

"Cutting up" a rare Mustang might be kind of scary,,, but IMO turning a
Classic Mustang into a trailer/garage queen is much more frightful.....
Trailer queens are abominations of cars, the car was built to be driven. People are driving and modifying their new GT500's, I'm pretty sure there is someone on here who drives their Boss 429 on road courses. And the idea behind the mustang was to build an affordable car that people could buy and customize it how they please. We have the biggest aftermarket of any vehicle ever made available to us, I think that speaks enough for modifying.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:59 AM   #18
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blane had a very good point as to why point out the rareness like bragging "hey i have a rare car that most of you would love to have but i dont care haha im cutting it up" yes it is your car but blane had a very very good point of y pointing it out.At any rate sounds and looks like youre on an awesome path.Cant wait for the pics along the way.I wish i had your budget.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:15 AM   #19
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Dont look bad ignore them its your car do anything that makes you happy.I wouldnt do a 4 link unless your going drag racing only have you thought about a 3 link with a watts link it will out handle a 4 link.To me its a mass production car notthing rare there at all.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:21 AM   #20
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I totally agree.Just acknowledgin blane's very viable point..But definitely firs and foremost have fun and do what you want.I agree with maybe not 4 link tho.
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