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NoReins 07-17-2010 08:17 AM

My 68 Fastback Build
I thought I'd post some pictures of our progress now that we are finally getting somewhere! I acquired this car about a year ago, as a wedding present from my husband. I've always wanted a Fastback (even before Gone in 60 Seconds!). So far we have replaced the transition, wheel houses, trunk floor and are now finishing the quarters and taillight panel. From there we'll move to the floors and then front end. We work on the car together a few hours a week; when it's done it will be MY car and I plan to drive it whenever possible. Plans are to do Mustangs to Fear Kit, PSE wheels, TCP front coilovers with G-Bar in rear, Wilwood Disc brakes, full 67 Deluxe interior. Drivetrain will be 351w backed by T5. On to the progress!

Day 1:

A few weeks later:
Months later:


Gun Jam 07-17-2010 11:27 AM

Oh yeah its looking good!!


NoReins 07-17-2010 06:09 PM

Thanks, we got a few more things done today:

40 year old tree growing in the cowl..

After some vacuuming, Ford's rustproofing at its finest; actually it wasn't as bad as we were expecting! We may be able to get away with replacing each end, the middle seems solid but we'll decide after blasting.

Aaron grinding down the welds. (Forgive his outfit- it was 92 here today!)

Mostly finished out back.

scootchu 07-17-2010 07:22 PM

You both work well together. It's shaping up nicely.

Tomahawk715 07-17-2010 08:34 PM

Seeing how you already mentioned your outfits lol--You guys must own the one vehicle that doesnt have 1000 sharp points and surfaces on it--I hate to even work in short sleaves on mine--seem to pay for it every time

Its looking good

LynnBob Mustang 07-17-2010 09:28 PM

I love seeing this stuff. Looking good, Keep it up!!

mr_velocity 07-17-2010 09:53 PM

Looks great!!! We're also in the process with a 66 although we decided to take the whole car to bare metal and start from there. This was us 2 weeks ago. Since then we've primed the car with zinc chromate epoxy, added subframe connectors, painted the bottom with POR15 followed by a couple of coats of pickup bed liner.

I wish I could get my wife working on the car :icon_fryingpan:

djsprinklesnjo 07-17-2010 10:45 PM

wow nice job. always nice to see a couple working together on cars.

kalli 07-18-2010 04:27 AM

it's coming together quite quick. doing the cowl is a major nightmare, but it actually looks quite good. i would have expected worse. good job.

kalli 07-18-2010 04:42 AM

.dupe post.

kalli 07-18-2010 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by mr_velocity (Post 7110193)
I wish I could get my wife working on the car :icon_fryingpan:

well that's the difference. it's her car ,-)

mr_velocity 07-18-2010 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by kalli (Post 7110549)
well that's the difference. it's her car ,-)

It's not even my car :icon_sad: She came up with the brilliant idea we do a car for my son. I guess she's the idea girl and I'm the labor. My son has done a little work but get's "bored" with the more mundane jobs :mad:

I'm doing the cowl now.....well attempting not to go through what you're doing. The PO replaced the cowl but used silicone caulk instead of seam sealer. It's a nightmare trying to remove it without taking everything apart. I'm hoping to get it all out today then use my undercoat gun to get everything covered with POR. Then some SEM (2 part) Self Leveling Seam Sealer then another coat of POR. Still unsure about POR but I'm loving the SEM products and my local supplier has been extremely helpful, as was SEM when I called to ask about prep before shooting their bed liner.

Your car looks great, keep posting those pics!!!

SaddleUp 07-18-2010 09:50 AM

This is a great thread, and thank you for sharing pictures of your progress!! I wish I had the opportunity to do something like this. You are both doing a very nice job. I can't wait to see how it turns out~!

NoReins 08-10-2010 06:26 PM

We've been working slowly, but here are a few updates.

First we decided to blast and coat inside the torque box since we were digging so deep into things.

Then we got the rear seat floor in place.

And we fit the floor.

And welded.

Since we were working with bare metal and I hate rust, I got busy with the paint.

I also stripped the fenders while the hub was welding. There are some bad spots but they should be worth saving.

We'll continue with the passenger floor, both toe boards and seat risers next. (Woulda Coulda Shoulda done a full floor pan, hindsight is 20 20!)

SaddleUp 08-10-2010 08:36 PM

Great job!!! You and your hubby should be so proud of yourselves already!! Excellent work....thank you so much for sharing. ;)

hightower2011 08-12-2010 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by mr_velocity (Post 7110649)
It's not even my car :icon_sad: She came up with the brilliant idea we do a car for my son. I guess she's the idea girl and I'm the labor. My son has done a little work but get's "bored" with the more mundane jobs :mad:

Just tell him he won't get the car unless he does some work. That should do the job. ;)

Great project so far NoReins!!! It's lookin good!!!

eatmyjeep 08-13-2010 05:02 PM

nice job, and thanks for the pics!! I find it so hard to stop what im doing and snap photos

NoReins 08-15-2010 03:26 PM

The hub must have ordered this Shelby Roll Bar under my radar. I tried to act mad that he bought it without telling me, but instead I was just really excited! We did a quick test fit and it fits like a glove. We also got busy on the driver's side floor and then the camera battery died.

NoReins 08-22-2010 03:27 PM

I appreciate everyones words of encouragement. Here are some new updates!

We also stuck the rollbar back in to figure out how we'll go about welding it to the torque boxes.

Does anyone know if this is a folddown seat? These are the only seat parts that came with the car. The back folds down, I just don't know if it's a "folddown". I'm hoping it is and I can scrounge up the remaining parts.

MustangFTW 08-22-2010 06:28 PM

after seeing this im kinda happy my dad bought me a 67 that runs!

but ya the rust protection on these beasts is horrible, im in the proccess of grinding one quarter panel down to bare metal and replacing the other one. might need a new oil pan too :(

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