Over the past few months you have all been very helpful and this site is fantastic for a first time restoration bloke.
I thought I would share where I am and where I am going with this pony.
It started last november when I decided to get a mustang, I had always wanted one and my wife and I were pregnant and i thought.. Well its now or never!
I looked at a 69 Mach1 where the guy had half completed a pro-street racer and decided that it was too much for me to take on. It required a full front end and we thought it may be twisted...so i kept looking. I stumbled upon an add for a coupe, it was a 67 daily driver owned by the same guy for 27 years. I jumped on it and after looking over the car realized it had very little rust and apart from the paint being a disaster she was in very good shape.
So after a little discussion I got the car and a host of tune up parts for 4.5K so not bad.
The guy even drove the car to my house 20 miles north and I was able to drive her to work a couple time before i started the restoration, as the winter kicked in and it got cold the car sat in the garage as I assessed where to start..the months went by and the baby was almost upon us and all thoughts of the mustang disappeared.
Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse and after my daughter was born it was apparent she was very ill. My daughter was undiagnosed and dying and after a 2 month fight we lost her. This was devastating but as a couple months went by I decided to turn to my car, I needed to occupy my mind so the mustang has been getting my full attention!
So here we are, So far I have...
- Stripped the entire car apart from suspension.
- TinMan Subframe connectors installed
- Installed passenger TorqueBox
- Rebuilt Toploader (4 speed)
- Stripped back to bare metal, Sprayed with primer.
- Stripped Rear suspension and obtained 9" Rear end.
- Purchased "Stang-A-Holic" Shelby kit
- Stripped Engine bay
- Welded up all holes in engine bay, floor and trunk
I used Dave Key for the top loader rebuild kit, highly recommend it!
At present I am finishing off the sanding before I prep and prime the interior.
Stripped Engine Bay
Car So Far
I'll keep posting updates, and questions. Thanks Guys!!