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Old 10-05-2012, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

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...
  1. Stripped the entire car apart from suspension.
  2. TinMan Subframe connectors installed
  3. Installed passenger TorqueBox
  4. Rebuilt Toploader (4 speed)
  5. Stripped back to bare metal, Sprayed with primer.
  6. Stripped Rear suspension and obtained 9" Rear end.
  7. Purchased "Stang-A-Holic" Shelby kit
  8. Stripped Engine bay
  9. 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.

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Rebuilt Toploader



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Stripped Interior



Stripped Engine Bay



Car So Far



I'll keep posting updates, and questions. Thanks Guys!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do have a question for anyone ready this, any advice on interior treatments like "Lizard Skin" or Eastwood "Extreme Chassis Black" I am trying to decide on what to apply?

Plan so far,

1. Strip,Sand
2. Prep
3. Rust Encapsulator (For any rust I can physically remove)
4. Etch or Epoxy Prime (Rattle Cans)
5. Either "Extreme Chassis Black" or "Lizard Skin"

Thanks again...
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You will likely get allot of opinions on what's best to spray the floor with from the other members. I would say you should epoxy it and then lay down some sound deadener material like Dynamat or a cheaper version of it. It should help insulate it also.

I am in the middle of a '67 Coupe restoration as well, but I have a bit of rust to repair

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Good luck with your build.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks RareBread!

I know there are so many options for interior treatments. I am hoping the rattle can epoxy is ok, I would like to spray but we have tight regulations in CO and I don't want to get a 10K fine
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My condolences on your loss.

I can't help you with the resto - my car still needs it.

Good luck with everything.
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Hi guys,

Thank for all your responses, I have been busy getting the car on a body cart and stripping the paint on the front clip. which I am glad i decided to do as i found a couple of surprises.

Progress so far.





Found a couple problems, need to patch the drivers "rear fender apron" and suprise surprise looks like I have a crack in the drivers shock tower. Looks about 5-6 inches long right around the spot welds.

So i think i can either weld it, replace it or weld and then strengthen it with a BOSS sytle kit.



So if any of you out there have any ideas or recommendations let me know.

Thanks guys, Happy New Year!!
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Looks great, you definetly put some hard work into the car. It's going to awesome when you get it done.
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Sorry about your daughter, but glad you have a demanding project to occupy your mind. Nice work. Are those speaker cut outs on the sides of the cowl?
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Thanks guys, has been a lot of work so far but every time i start to repair or restore a section I think "well I have got this far may as well go a little further"

Yes they are speaker cutouts. I am not very happy with them as they are very thin metal 22 or perhaps 24 gauge i think, I was thinking of removing them and patching those panels but need to tackle the shock tower first.
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So anybody have and suggestions for the shock tower crack??

I am wondering if I am a bit over my head on that one.
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So anybody have and suggestions for the shock tower crack??

I am wondering if I am a bit over my head on that one.
I believe that you would need to drill a hole at the top and bottom of the crack to stop it from expanding and then weld it up.
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Thanks, do you think this crack is too large to repair?

I have ordered a BOSS style shock tower reinforcement kit from OpenTracker, I think if it is not too large I am going to try to weld it up myself and then install the kit.

Do you know if it is worth closing up all the seems around the shock tower where seem sealer has been previously?

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Nice build. It's gonna look awesome. I'm also starting a restoration of a 1966 2+2 GT. I have an auto twirler and am trying to decide whether to do a rolling restoration or bite the bullet and do a full rotisserie restoration. That Eastwood Body cart is a steal!

I'd like VMF to have a "Tool Shed" where users can trade, check out tools like a library system. I'm also on Hybrid Z and have used several tools in their shed.

Keep up the good work. Keep us posted with regular updates.
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Thanks Titus, yes the Eastwood body cart turned a out to be a good call making life much easier.

I would liked to have had an "AutoTwirler" they are bloody awesome but I just don't have the room in my 3 car garage. (Colorado winters, wife would not like the car to be outside - LOL).

I keep the updates coming, good luck on yours!
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OP - build is looking good! I just recently purchased a 67 coupe myself a few weeks ago. Working on getting my garage finished and setup to start the resto. Mine is a bit rusty underneath though. Keep the pics coming! And sorry for your loss!
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