Resto-mod project - Page 2 - MustangForums.com


Classic Mustangs (Tech) Technical discussions about the Mustangs of yester-year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2010, 08:21 PM   #11
jcoby
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 307
Default

'67-68 is much easier to convert to v8 than the 64-66. basically you need to replace the engine, trans, driveshaft, rear axle, springs and shocks, brakes, wheels. since you're doing a full restoration, you're really not looking at much more cost or time than restoring the I6. you can use any 65 or later (5-bolt) 289,302 or 351, including the post-86 (94 for the 351) roller cam engines. i've seen complete running gear out of a v8 car for under $300.

the i6 is definitely sort of rare to see anymore but it's definitely nice to have v8 power and the 302 is easier to find performance parts for.

making a list of todo items is a great idea and it's definitely important to keep working at a consistent pace. it's very easy to stop working on the car and then 2-days becomes 2-months becomes 2-years and the car just sits there rotting.

as for the trunk, replace it. looking at the car, the trunklid is going to be the easiest rust to fix by far
jcoby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #12
Jonk67
3rd Gear Member
 
Jonk67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Smyrna, TN
Posts: 678
Default

Welcome and be sure to ask about upgrades or preferrable brand parts before buying anything new, there are often better parts for the same price. One example is the gas tank, be sure to get a N.American tank (US or Canada made), I think I've read that Scott Drake makes a quality tank too, his company makes a lot of repop parts. If you would like more miles per tank the '70 tank is almost identical (mounts same) but holds 22gal. vs. '68 16gal. You will need the '70 sending unit for your gauge to read correctly and you'll need to tweek the filler neck to line up as the '70 neck points down at less of an angle than the '68. The extra 6 gals. come from the top of the tank being ~2" taller so it sits about level with the trunk floor. You're going to need a new tank and I wouldn't trust your sending unit.

Forum wise try to focus your questions on one section or part at a time as too many areas at once will go unanswered sometimes.

I'm not a body/paint guy so I can't tell you what order, etc. but I did a lot of light rust removal from frame areas and parts with a wire wheel, then used self etching primer and paint. It's slow and messy but gets in the grooves well.

Looks like a good starter project, if you stay with the 6cyl. there are things you can do with it to make it better too adding hp and mpg. There's a 6cyl. specific website for the engine improvements maybe someone will post it. You can usually find someone upgrading to a different engine and you can get there's for a great price that has already been gone through.
Jon
Jonk67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:37 PM   #13
rmodel65
Yukon Cornelius
 
rmodel65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: deep in the heart of dixie GEORGIA
Posts: 11,750
Default

welcome from Georgia
rmodel65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:56 PM   #14
chilebilly
1st Gear Member
 
chilebilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 68
Default

Good luck saving this car! Looking forward to following your progress.
chilebilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #15
71Mach14spd
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: California
Posts: 234
Default

I would just replace the trunk lid, get a used one for sure, pretty easy to find im sure. As for the gas tank good think you pulled that. Get a 70 22 gallon if you can, that's a good replacement.
71Mach14spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 09:35 PM   #16
Bitter
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 256
Default

If you really want to go from a 6 to an 8, you didn't mention the wheels and brakes. You'll want to go to 5 lug and larger brakes. While disk brakes are great, bear in mind that drums served the Mustangs well.
Bitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 10:34 PM   #17
chilebilly
1st Gear Member
 
chilebilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 68
Default

71Mach - will a '70 22 gallon fit in a 67FB as well w/ no problems? What is the tank capacity in earlier years?
chilebilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 04:22 AM   #18
tx65coupe
5th Gear Member
 
tx65coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,458
Default

Man, You sure moved fast on tearing it down.
tx65coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 07:14 AM   #19
65pony6cyl
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7
Default

The 6cyl specific forum website is http://fordsix.com/forum/ and http://classicinlines.com/ has 6cyl specific performance parts if you want to take the route.

Good luck, keep us posted on your progress, and don't be afraid to ask questions as we were all mustang newbies at one point in time.
65pony6cyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 07:20 AM   #20
hightower2011
4th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
hightower2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Madison, Georgia
Posts: 1,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tx65coupe View Post
Man, You sure moved fast on tearing it down.
Haha thanks, like I said, I'm eager to get to work!



I'm still waiting for the guy with the V8 parts to get back to me. So no updates there.

Last night I took out the wiring to the back. So I wouldn't get confused, I put pieces of painting tape on each end of the wire (where it connects in the dashboard) and numbered them correspondingly so I wouldn't get them confused when re-installing. I also recorded their locations on a sheet of paper. Simple way to add some re-assurance.


Since I'm working from front to back, my next problem would be the doors. What should I do about them? I'm sure I need to remove the glass, but what would be the best process of disassembling the door? The door panel and cranks are already removed.


Thanks again guys for the support! It's invaluable information to me!
hightower2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Matt Farah's Fox Body Is Finally Done! MustangForums Editor Mustang News, Concepts, Rumors & Discussion 1 01-21-2016 01:30 PM
Starting a new project....could use some input. Matt's 95 Stang 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 2 10-05-2015 07:16 AM
Hello from Alberta Canada Jack Weinmann New Member Area 7 09-25-2015 03:59 PM
V6 Project Problems ThatJuanStang V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 4 09-25-2015 08:01 AM
New Projects coming 2016 stealth_GT The Racers Bench 4 09-22-2015 02:19 PM


Tags
1968, 68, bullitt, classic, convertible, coupe, fastback, hightower, mods, mustang, pictures, recommended, resto, restomod, silver

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.