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post #1 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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66 A code Coupe GT

Decided to try and document this car as I go. I run my own business so most of the time it's 30 minutes here, 45 minutes there on my projects. But hopefully with this car being in pretty good shape we will be able to see some progress faster than normal.
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post #2 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 09:01 PM
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right on, nothing better than a '66 GT Coupe! I could be biased… Looking forward to the progress

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I hear ya 66GTCoupe! Kelsey Hayes calipers cleaned up fairly nice...Got some pistons and seal kits on the way.
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post #4 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Pulled the rest of the carpet out this morning. The passenger side floor pan has a couple of bad spots. I think the rest just needs cleaning and treating.
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Some blasting or grinding should show you what you have to work with. May only need some patches here and there. Although, when in doubt I say cut the whole floor pan out and get some fresh metal in there.

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Got to do a little work on the car today. This is the passenger side floor pan. I have determined that this rust is from a leaking windshield as the cowl looks to be in good shape.

As a side note, I have been looking for a 289 engine coded close to the build date. 65Les has one in Michigan. Who's traveling from Michigan to the Gulf Coast?
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That is going to be one nice car when done. All things considered I would still want to take off the top cowl panel to fix/clean and seal the lower cowl. Although it may not be leaking much, I suspect its like all the rest of these cars, in need of some form of fixing. Now is the time to do it! Are you keeping the original color combo?
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Thanks geicoman58. I'm sure I will "visit" the cowl once I have the floors completed. I have the car in my warehouse (8750 sq. ft) so no worries about rain. To be honest, I doubt I will ever drive it in the rain. I really have not made up my mind on the color combination. I lean towards keeping these cars as original as possible, but my wife fell in love with a Mustang on CJ's website. Will have to make that determination later I guess...

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post #9 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-13-2016, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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The passenger side is cut out.

The drivers side will have to have some cut out as well.
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Also decided to just order new calipers and rotors today. I'm getting those from Dan and Carol at Chockostang!

In an above post I cleaned up the calipers I had, but I ordered the wrong seal kits. Put some thought into to this and just decided I might as well install all new, it is the brakes after all.
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Got away for a little bit today to work on the tail light panel. Dis-assembled to see what the damage is. I am pleasantly surprised by the passenger side as I thought it would be more "beat up".

I have never replaced a tail light panel, so think I'll do a bit of research before taking it off...
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Just a bunch of spot welds and a few copper braze joints. Not that bad of a job. I replaced mine with a HF spot welder and my Lincoln Mig.

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Not what I had planned to do today but got started and decided to keep going until it was removed. The bottom of the tail light panel was the worst part to me (also the last). I basically had to grind most of the spot welds along the bottom instead of drilling them out. I will clean up the rear end before installing a new panel. Found a NOS panel but it's pricey...

Glad i made a productive day out of this...

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Got the parts in from Chockostang (Thanks Dan and Carol!).

Unfortunately, I got started and a client came by the office and stayed a while. Always like talking to my clients and the parts will still be there tomorrow.

I did snap a picture of the driver's side rotor installed...
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Got both rotors and calipers on. I had to run this morning and get the correct hoses (the car had 7/16" hoses instead of 3/8"). Luckily there is a Scott Drake dealer about 1.5 hours from me.

Also grabbed a radiator (3 core) while i was there as the car had a 2 core put in just to say it had one (I think ).

Goal on this particular car at this point is to :

A. Make sure it stops!
B. Make sure it goes!
C. Make sure all the sheet metal is good and/or replaced.
D. Then worry about cosmetics...

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