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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.
The floor boards underneath have light surface rust only in a few spots, all the frame rails seam solid a rock.
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'99 GT automatic
CDC Shaker scoop, K&N Filter
MAC cat back
Max Speed 1 ½ Lowering springs
KYB GR2 shocks and struts
Cobra front brakes
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.
Absolute rule number one: If it has tires or ****, your going to have trouble with it.
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)
302ci, Edelbrock RPM heads, xe268h, 650 speed demon, Hooker Long Tube headers and Flowmaster 40s
Quick Performance Racing 9" rear, Moser axles, 3.5:1 trac-loc from FRPP and T5 transmission.
CSRP disc brakes front and FRPP discs back. http://www.gascc.ie
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