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My 68 Build thread...and I'm in no hurry.

So it begins....
Up until last Saturday I've been without a project car for 15 years and without a classic mustang for 20. My wife (after many home improvement projects) agreed that it was time to fill the barren third bay.
I was patient and knew what I wanted and finally landed a 1968 Coupe. The plan *at the moment* is a reliable cruiser and occasional autocrosser.
This thing is solid....and that is something I'm not used to coming from New Orleans to Phoenix. It currently has a 200 6 cylinder mated to a 3 speed but that will eventually change. But again...see the 'no hurry' part in the title.
Now....on with the pics!

This is what I saw when I drove up to talk $$.



And after i drove it home at 8pm in 100 degree heat.

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I was up the next morning to get pics for the insurance people.








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Now for the interesting part....the car had 3 Bullet holes in the drivers door and 3 ricochets on the pass. rear roof and quarter. I asked about them at the time of purchase and was told that the previous owner never 'fessed up.




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So I had the idea of digging into the door to see if I could locate the old slugs and hang them from the mirror as a joke for the wife and I......what I found was a sticky situation.....literally.






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Luckily the bees had been dealt with before I found them so all I had to do was clean up the mess.....good times.







The next step is a full tune up and brake job. It needs to go and stop better and I'm willing to spend a couple hundred bucks to be able to tool around in it while I stockpile more parts.
I don't know how much interest there would be for it but I will likely post pics of both of those endeavors as they happen....for posterity!

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Get any honey out of that bee hive?�� Nice car by the way.

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Get any honey out of that bee hive?�� Nice car by the way.
Sadly, most of the honey ran down along the bottom of the door onto the body trim. My leg kept getting stuck to it when I was getting in and out.
Thanks for the compliment. Here's to it looking better as we go!

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Welcome,.....nice condition 👍

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Damn....Nice car but if I were you I would repaint/disguise it in a hurry..I wouldn't want to be mistaken for the guy they were shooting at!


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Damn....Nice car but if I were you I would repaint/disguise it in a hurry..I wouldn't want to be mistaken for the guy they were shooting at!
LOL..but yea!

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I like it! (Insert corny joke here)~> It looks like a SWEET ride!
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Love the 67/68 coupes. Yours looks great - a nice solid foundation to start with and it looks like its all there.

Best of luck with it.

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Very cool, but did you find the bullets in that mess?
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So... how was the drive from New Orleans to Phoenix. Any problems?
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Well I'd guess the cars name is "Honey".................

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