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Our '65 coupe project, so it begins (Lots of pics)

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #61
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this summer im gettin to work on it. i wanna pull the engine, suspension, everything. take an inventory see what i can use again and see what needs to be replaced. you can be sure i'll have many more update pictures coming this summer.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:58 PM   #62
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Thumbs up Nice work

Nice work on that cool ride. I just don't have the experience to do work like that. Spend a good amount of time just learning how to clean up some dents and paint problems this summer on my 66. You are an inspiration dude.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:04 AM   #63
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Nice work on that cool ride. I just don't have the experience to do work like that. Spend a good amount of time just learning how to clean up some dents and paint problems this summer on my 66. You are an inspiration dude.
Thanks!
I don't have the experience either, I'm just winging it and learning as I'm going. This is my first time for doing something of this large a project so I'm a restoration virgin also.

Just read a lot, ask a lot of questions, and decide what options are good for your situation.
When I found out it would cost over $2000 to do the cowl alone I said "F it" I'll learn to do it my self. I've got almost $1000 invested in a welder, supplies for it, and tools to take off panels. When I'm done I'll have a good supply of tools, knowledge, and satisfaction that I did it my self.

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #64
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I always think that is the best way as long as you have the time. It can also be very therapeutic.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #65
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Update.
I just ordered my Grab a Trac suspension from MU that has 1" lowering front coils, 4 leaf mid eye rear springs, 1" front sway bar, 3/4" rear sway bar and GR 2 KYB shocks.
I plan to order the all the front end parts and a bunch of others parts that I need this weekend when CJ Pony's does the 10% off for the weekend.

My welder is now all set and I got everything to run it, I just got to do it.
I did get a few more parts restored in the basement since I posted anything here last. I just can't wait until the weather breaks so I can get back outside in the garage and dive into her again.

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:36 PM   #66
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Sounds like it moving along.
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Sounds like it moving along.
LOL!!
Slowly!!
I can't wait until it gets warm again, I was outside assessing things on the car and I said to heck with it, I'm not working out in this cold. I just got new 6 ton jack stands today so I could get the car up a bit higher to work under it and I said to heck with it I'm not getting them under the car either. LOL!
How's your going? Making any headway?

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Its in the storage yard still, im getting a 10x30 storage unit and a media blaster in a couple of months to save me about 2000.00 in stripping costs and renting a trailer and truck to haul it there. Im heading to Alabama in a month to pick up its engine, a 95 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 dohc with 89,xxx miles on it, other than that ive just been buying tools here and there.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:58 PM   #69
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LynnBob, Id have to say u got a pretty damn good deal on that car. Good body+ sheet metal , and motor for 2k. Ours needs bout 2k in sheet metal.
U R not the only one waiting for spring temps!
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:52 PM   #70
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LOL!!
Slowly!!
I can't wait until it gets warm again, I was outside assessing things on the car and I said to heck with it, I'm not working out in this cold. I just got new 6 ton jack stands today so I could get the car up a bit higher to work under it and I said to heck with it I'm not getting them under the car either. LOL!
How's your going? Making any headway?

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No snow today, but plenty of rain!!! I really know how you feel. I just came back from looking at a house nearby. It had 4.6 acres and get this a 35' X 75' garage that had a shooting range in it. There was enough room for about 10 rebuilds to be going on at once and some.
Too bad the house was a chopped up re-renovated mess that would take sooooooooo much time to fix.
I asked if I could just buy a small parcel of land with the building on it. LOL
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:32 PM   #71
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I told the wife the other day that if we start to get some good natural gas lease royalties here in the next year or two, before our gas lease is up in three years, we are putting up a nice 40' X 60' heated garage, lift, full air equipment, and adding another car or two to the stable. She agreed.

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #72
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That would be nice. I would stop over. LOL
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:32 PM   #73
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It has been a while since I updated this...
I got the floor rust cut out.
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I just got back from a little training practice with my welder from one of the best welders around this part, he gave me a bunch of thin scrap metal to practice on and said have fun.

He didn't think I did too bad a job on welding the really thin stuff. The stuff I trained on was like 28 gauge sheet metal and it is thinner then anything I would do on a Mustang.

He told me if I could weld that thin a gauge good, I'd have no problem doing it on the Mustang.
So I'll start to practice a little more and start to tackle the trunk, and then the floors.
The welding practice was pretty fun and I guess I did surprisingly good for a newbe.

I've gotten all the front end parts I need for the V8 swap and a full Mustang disk brake conversion kit from CSRP.
I have gotten a rear end located and I hope to get my welding done and this puppy rolling by fall.
I also have gotten torque boxes and sub frames that i will be putting in as well.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #74
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Awesome keep up the good work. Keep us updated.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:28 PM   #75
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Looks like a great restoration! Keep us posted and the pics have been great!
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Wow, I feel for you guys who buy these basket case mustangs. I paid $2,000 for my 66 coupe and its an all original 66,000 mile car. The floor pans still look brand new. I'd never pay $2,000 for a car you have to totally dismantle and restore... but thats me. BUT after looking at your thread Lynnbob im thinking about dismantling my car and resealing it, painting it etc. looks like you are coming along. I hope you all the well! And please keep us updated with pics
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Wow, I feel for you guys who buy these basket case mustangs. I paid $2,000 for my 66 coupe and its an all original 66,000 mile car. The floor pans still look brand new. I'd never pay $2,000 for a car you have to totally dismantle and restore... but thats me. BUT after looking at your thread Lynnbob im thinking about dismantling my car and resealing it, painting it etc. looks like you are coming along. I hope you all the well! And please keep us updated with pics
dang when did you get that kind of deal in the 80's. you sure dont see deals like that much,maby 5-6k. ours is a $650 basket case needing more than lynbob, its just how bad you want the car. In the end i'll have more than $2,000 in and far from "original 64.5" and hopefully be in my family for years to come.
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I bought it in 2003... The guy DID NOT know what he had. It's truely amazing. Seriously, i have horrible luck and getting that car for that price was the best thing in my life. I need to take pics for everybody..
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:50 PM   #79
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I just thought I'd drop a line on how the progress is coming along on our '65 coupe.
I've made a lot of head way in the past month or so. I've finally gotten all underneath the car cleaned and painted and I did the last little bit this weekend. I have all the rust cut out in the floor pans and ready to weld in the new patches.

I don't have to put in the full front floors and toe panels that I got with the car and luckily I only need patches, I want to keep as much original metal as possible. The engine bay is now fully painted inside and out. I just installed and bolted in the sub frame connectors today and I got the rear springs installed into the front perch. I'll weld the SFC's in later when I get a little more proficient in welding. I learned an expensive lesson in welding, turn off your tank when your done using it, I forgot to turn it off the last time I practiced welding and lost all the gas, it was a $35 mistake I won't do again, at least I hope... LOL!!


I've got to get to get the rear end I need and I can have the back end rolling. I have drilled the holes for the Shelby drop on the front end and now I can start bolting the whole front end together and get that rolling. Now that the SFC's are installed I'm getting the torque boxes and floor prepped so I can weld them in when I do the floor patches.

Once that is all done I'll start on the rear end and take the tail light panel, back cross member, and trunk drop offs out and get the new parts all welded in.

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Update..

1)Floor pans are now done.
2)Seam sealed inside of floor pans and getting ready to under coat the inside.
3)Installing torque boxes, we just cut the fire wall slots tonight and I have to trim them some more to get them in.
4)Cutting out taillight panel, drilled out most of the spot welds using a spot weld cutter and started to pull it apart.
5)sub frame connectors are bolted in, I will weld up later.
I will try to get pics up.
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