Calamity Jane's Rebuild#2: 2Fast2Furious, or 'Let's take less than 3 years this time' - Vintage Mustang Forums

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Calamity Jane's Rebuild#2: 2Fast2Furious, or 'Let's take less than 3 years this time'

It's rebuilding time. For those who are unaware as to why this car needs to be totally rebuilt, please refer to this thread: Horrible, awful news... [clicking will make you queasy]. In short, I spent 3 years building this car (Calamity Jane) and had her on the road for 3 days before someone rear-ended me going approximately 40mph faster than I was. Results were obviously not pretty and as such, she needs a makeover in a big way.

This first post will serve as a table of contents for easy navigation - below you will find a list of links pointing to each of my posts in this thread as the thread progresses. Or, just read the whole thing through.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Post #1: Ripping out the interior and initial pictures of interior metal damage.
Post #2: Removed due to incorrect information, standby for correct information in later posts when my head is on straight(er)
Post #3: Also removed due to incorrect information, see above comments regarding the condition of my head
Post #4: Update with insurance and initial game plan regarding Jane's repair.

The goal is to get back to where we were and beyond. Once she's done, she will resume being my daily driver with the exception of when I am in Wilmington NC - the town is simply too dangerous and I am not interested in driving there every again quite frankly.

My body/paint guy, Chas, will be in charge of most of this project as I will be in Colorado on a job (which I had intended to take Jane to). We'll see where this thing goes...

Onwards!


Calamity Jane 1966 Modified Fastback - Driven semi-daily!
Wrecked and rebuilt even better
289 v8, 4-speed, 3.25 9" rear, goodies and stuff.

See my travel blog here for my adventures: http://calamityjaneroadtrip.blogspot.com/
2014: 10,051 mile, 2-month-long road trip around America
2015: 3,000 mile trip to Knotts in CA, CO to East Coast, an engine rebuild or two
2016: East Coast to TX, Hot August Nights, more trips to the East Coast
2017: Several long trips in the works! Stay tuned

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Ah yes the only car that seems to have worse luck than mine. Good luck

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Can't wait to see Ms.Jane's resurrection.
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Glad to see it all coming together so to speak, will look forward to when the work starts and any plans on any thing different this time round? we all hope it will be a speedy and quality rebuild to get you to enjoy Calamity once again.
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Best wishes on Jane's second coming. She deserves it, and so do you!

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5/14/2013

Ripped out the interior today as the insurance company gave me the go-ahead on that. Remarkably little of my interior will need replacement I think, though the list will likely grow as we figure out more. So far, I will need:

Both interior quarter trim panels
Driver's side rear trim "elbow" (for lack of a better word)

I may also need a new 1993 LX Mustang driver's seat as mine is not doing so well. That will be taken apart at a later point in time to see what's up with it.

Anyways, here's the pictures of what the metal looks like underneath. Remarkably the rear seat assembly is intact and functional - pretty much everything just got pushed upwards. You can see in a couple of pictures where my gas tank cover (NOT tank armor, just a cover meant to keep junk off of my fuel lines) attempted to crawl through the trap door. Driver's wheelhouse has migrated as has the passenger side (though not to quite the same extent). The shocks also apparently tried to vacate the premises as that area is pretty twisted up. One piece floor appears nearly undamaged.









By the way - in the last picture you can see the ground. Gas tank got ripped up out of its mount.

Tomorrow she gets Chas's official opinion so I will update the thread with the game plan whenever we actually have one.


Calamity Jane 1966 Modified Fastback - Driven semi-daily!
Wrecked and rebuilt even better
289 v8, 4-speed, 3.25 9" rear, goodies and stuff.

See my travel blog here for my adventures: http://calamityjaneroadtrip.blogspot.com/
2014: 10,051 mile, 2-month-long road trip around America
2015: 3,000 mile trip to Knotts in CA, CO to East Coast, an engine rebuild or two
2016: East Coast to TX, Hot August Nights, more trips to the East Coast
2017: Several long trips in the works! Stay tuned
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Glad to see it all coming together so to speak, will look forward to when the work starts and any plans on any thing different this time round? we all hope it will be a speedy and quality rebuild to get you to enjoy Calamity once again.
The plan is to build her "the same except better", whatever that means. There will be no fancy valances or anything this time around, she'll be back to pretty much where she was before. Of course, no build is complete without at least 3 changes of plans, so I will keep everyone updated!


Calamity Jane 1966 Modified Fastback - Driven semi-daily!
Wrecked and rebuilt even better
289 v8, 4-speed, 3.25 9" rear, goodies and stuff.

See my travel blog here for my adventures: http://calamityjaneroadtrip.blogspot.com/
2014: 10,051 mile, 2-month-long road trip around America
2015: 3,000 mile trip to Knotts in CA, CO to East Coast, an engine rebuild or two
2016: East Coast to TX, Hot August Nights, more trips to the East Coast
2017: Several long trips in the works! Stay tuned
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Nice post. I hope the restoration goes quickly! Look forward to seeing more post. Enjoy your summer and hopefully they will get lots done before you get back!

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Excited to see your progress and sorry for you loss. I had a similar thing happen to a car one time and after it was fixed it happened again. I feel your pain.

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Kelly, Good Luck to you and to Calamity Jane.


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Nice to see she'll see the road again!

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so no fiberglass spoilered trunk lid ?! i'm !

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I'm definitely subscribing to this thread, wouldn't miss the rebuild.


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By the way - in the last picture you can see the ground. Gas tank got ripped up out of its mount.
I guess the safety nuts who say Mustangs will burst into a ball of flame when the bumper gets tapped were wrong, again.
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