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LynnBob Mustang 11-01-2009 01:20 PM

Our '65 coupe project, so it begins (Lots of pics)
 
Well, my wife and I just got our '65 coupe home today.
It was a I6 with a auto.
We got her for $2000 and that included a mildly built '95 5'0 motor with cam and Cobra intake.
It also came with all the following new metal. A complete cowl, two full rear qtr's NOS front fender, new outer wheels wells, new LT rocker, new front floors, toe panels, new gas tank.
All documentation so far points to the car only having 28K on it and it came from southern PA.
We gotta long haul ahead of us for this thing, but I think it will be worth it.

http://uploadingit.com/file/j0lf6n6j.../Trunk%201.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/up5bvra5...n/Trunk%20.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/tp0qvqau...RT%20floor.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/1s2yswzp...y%20insdie.JPG

http://uploadingit.com/file/jszxhn7c.../Rear%20RT.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/nnaocmmq.../rear%20LT.JPG

http://uploadingit.com/file/uuxrejpg...ar%20floor.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/view/g3tg7ypc.../qtr%20rt1.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/view/jpdgupbh...p/qtr%20rt.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/view/yd4avibg...u/QTR%20lt.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/view/9zohocnq...t%20rocker.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/ajzzc74i...t%20rocker.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/sfiw97ko...Floor%20LT.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/nushhy9d...lor%20rear.JPG

http://uploadingit.com/file/sjamzwrg...nside%20rt.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/nds1lukb...nside%20lt.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/nr4ljyas...ine%20bay1.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/xsv5i1id...gine%20bay.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/wxrxizv0.../cowl%20rt.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/g7jtvqmj.../Cowl%20lt.JPG

The floor boards underneath have light surface rust only in a few spots, all the frame rails seam solid a rock.
Lynn

THUMPIN455 11-01-2009 01:41 PM

Thats decent, almost as good as my Cougar was. Dont forget to add torque boxes to it before you stuff in a V8. :)

LynnBob Mustang 11-01-2009 08:07 PM

Thanks! I thought about adding the torque boxes when I do some welding on the car, they will help a lot?

What is the best way to strip off the undercoating on the engine bay walls?

This will probably end up being a in progress thread if any one wants to see it..?..
Lynn

hiboostwoody 11-01-2009 09:53 PM

I always like "in progress" threads. I like seeing what techniques others are using. Better check out that driver's side frame rail under the floor pan real well. With that big rust hole above it you may end up replacing it also.

Nick.Simonds 11-01-2009 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LynnBob Mustang (Post 6608167)
Thanks! I thought about adding the torque boxes when I do some welding on the car, they will help a lot?

What is the best way to strip off the undercoating on the engine bay walls?

This will probably end up being a in progress thread if any one wants to see it..?..
Lynn

I used paint stripper and a putty knife to scrape everything off. Then neutralized the stripper and sanded a little bit.

How about a overall picture of the car? :)

tx65coupe 11-02-2009 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THUMPIN455 (Post 6607546)
Thats decent, almost as good as my Cougar was. Dont forget to add torque boxes to it before you stuff in a V8. :)

I thought our cars already had torque boxes. Am I mistaken?

rmodel65 11-02-2009 04:00 AM

iirc only verts got torque boxes then in 67 or 68 they all got them

LynnBob Mustang 11-02-2009 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick.Simonds (Post 6608498)
I used paint stripper and a putty knife to scrape everything off. Then neutralized the stripper and sanded a little bit.

How about a overall picture of the car? :)

Thanks, I'll try that.
The car is in my garage and is now up on stands and is not movable, unfortunately I forgot to get some pics of it on the trailer.
http://uploadingit.com/file/frhiwnnq...whole+car3.JPG
http://uploadingit.com/file/oae9wdq8...hole+car+1.JPG
Lynn

LynnBob Mustang 11-02-2009 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tx65coupe (Post 6609127)
I thought our cars already had torque boxes. Am I mistaken?

'65-'66 did not have torque boxes, '67 had one torque box on the driver side, '68 started with two torque boxes.
Lynn

kalli 11-02-2009 07:30 AM

the body itself is looking good, unfortunately the previous owner shoved a 5.0 into it seems the rest of the car is stock. at least the front wheels are 4lug, so my guess is that no steering components were changed to V8. if you have 4lugs in the rear then most likely you have the integral type 7.25" rear axle which will not withstand the power of a V8 ... (I blew two before I got fed up and changed the rear axle).
Since it looks like your trying to make this a decent jobbie and starting with the shell you'll have to put in extra money and effort to change to V8 components or try to find an inline 6 engine if you are not bothered with power or want to keep original

sorry for the bad news (if they are)

Kalli


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