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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-25-2017, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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68 Coupe. Just another restomod.

Hello. My name is Matthew. Just signed up, and I wanted a spot to document things.

I got this 68 about a month ago, and we'll, I had quite a bit of hope for it. When it arrived, I started noticing things that i didn't before.

Started accumulating parts last weekend. and already I'm starting to get a bit more motivation. Just got a straight frame for the front end, freeIng it up from the old chassis today.

More pictures to come.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-25-2017, 08:20 PM
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Matthew, welcome to VMF.

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Great board!

Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted pile."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."

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Welcome...what's that beside the 'Stang?

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Beside the Stang sits my very first car. 1970 Nova. she say sat in a field for 8 years before I got her at the age of 16. I drove it until I was 22. Sold it to my parents, who parked it under a tree for 9 years. I got it back in my possession summer before last. I got title in trade for a new exhaust for my dad's corvette. Since then, I've replaced thr floors, both cabin and trunk, wheel wells, trunk extension panels, conversion panel, tail light panel, rebuilt the engine, got a new transmission, and worked the 12 bolt rear end to be a 4:11 full spool with strange axles.

On to the mustang . Got the new frame free of th garbage steel. pulling off the suspension and steering components here in a little bit. Then comes the removal of the drivetrain. Won't get any sleep tonight. But when you have folks helping. kinda have to work until they wanna stop.

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Matthew, looks like a nice project. That front clip looks to be in great condition. Looks like you got caught up with a jagged edge of your new section. I'm looking forward to following along.
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The last picture was a celebratory beer and smoke after I got home with the car. Not only did I think it was going to take a few days to get it to start. I wasn't expecting the brakes or the clutch to work.

it took 3 hours to get it running. so we took it for a drive. after we rigged up a radiator and "secured" the front valance.

On my way home, I was stopped by Sherrifs on the easement road : READ Zero enforceable laws on a private road.

They were nice enough to let me off with a warning... considering that the driver's side had no fender, all the lights forward of the firewall were missing, no hood, the front bumper was attached by plumbers grounding straps, the tabs expired in 2003, and the wheels were flipping flopping around like a sheet in the wind. The officer made me promise to not let it leave under it's its own power until it was safe to drive. And I did.

Turns out that the wheels flipping around bit had to do with bent ball joints as well as a compressed, bent and twisted tie rod end. I will be hanging those parts on the wall.

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Welcome buddy, loved the sink shot, most of us have been there. You should start a build thread on the build forum - there is a lot of serious work going on there and folks facing your same issues can follow along.

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The last picture was a celebratory beer and smoke after I got home with the car. Not only did I think it was going to take a few days to get it to start. I wasn't expecting the brakes or the clutch to work.

it took 3 hours to get it running. so we took it for a drive. after we rigged up a radiator and "secured" the front valance.

On my way home, I was stopped by Sherrifs on the easement road : READ Zero enforceable laws on a private road.

They were nice enough to let me off with a warning... considering that the driver's side had no fender, all the lights forward of the firewall were missing, no hood, the front bumper was attached by plumbers grounding straps, the tabs expired in 2003, and the wheels were flipping flopping around like a sheet in the wind. The officer made me promise to not let it leave under it's its own power until it was safe to drive. And I did.

Turns out that the wheels flipping around bit had to do with bent ball joints as well as a compressed, bent and twisted tie rod end. I will be hanging those parts on the wall.

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Looking forward to following this build. And for once, I agree with the sheriff. I'd have pulled that thing over too. Thank god they all went home by 9PM when I was growing up, or I'm sure me and my buddy's crap boxes would never have gotten out of impound.
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Welcome buddy, loved the sink shot, most of us have been there. You should start a build thread on the build forum - there is a lot of serious work going on there and folks facing your same issues can follow along.

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I thought this was the build sub group...

Anyways. Rear end is out. New one will be going in shortly. Trying to fly thr engine and trans out this afternoon.

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Hi Matt and welcome to the forum. Good luck with your build. By the way, what kind of block is that sitting in the front clip?

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Welcome buddy, loved the sink shot, most of us have been there. You should start a build thread on the build forum - there is a lot of serious work going on there and folks facing your same issues can follow along.

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I thought this was the build sub group...

Anyways. Rear end is out. New one will be going in shortly. Trying to fly thr engine and trans out this afternoon.

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My bad - went in through "recent posts", sometimes don't know where i am...
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Looks like it's a go.

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