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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to the VMF and look forward to finding all about the opportunities to restore my recently acquired 1968 Mustang fastback. Even though I have always wanted to find a 60's vintage car to restore I wasn't actively looking and hadn't planed on getting something quite so soon. But when I had the chance to pick up this car at a ridiculous price I pulled the trigger. The car was almost a barn find. It had been stored in a warehouse for the past 15 years in a state of disassembly. Front and rear bumpers were removed, front finders and hood taken off and the doors removed as well. The interior was gutted also. The good news is all the parts are still there. It is a "C" code car, with a 289 2 barrel and a 3 speed on the floor. It is a factory AC car. There is very little rust. I haven't decided what exactly I am going to do but I am leaning toward a resto-mod with a Bullitt theme. I plan to do all of the work myself with the exception of the body work and paint. Obviously, I have a lot to learn but I am looking forward to the journey.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:51 AM
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Welcome! And please, post pictures of what you have.

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Welcome to VMF, & X2 on posting pics of your Mustang.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 08:11 AM
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Yep, we LOVE the pictures

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66 Emberglow Coupe first car,71 Torino GT, 82 Fastback slooooow 6 banger, 71 Boss 351, 85 GT all long gone
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the pics of the way I found the car. Looks like a mess but it is all there. I'll be dragging it out of the warehouse in the next couple of weeks. I have found a restoration shop to have it media blasted and epoxy coated. Once I have an idea of exactly what I am dealing with, I'll get a game plan on starting the restoration.
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Welcome to VMF! This is a really great place, and I'm sure you'll fit right in. I'm new aswell, but this place already feels like home. I'd love to see some photos of your Mustang, I bet it looks great. Cheers!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 06:48 PM
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You have quite a lot there.
W'll all be curios to what you find after cleaning off dust.
It appears c solid. Why was it stored so long?
E love car stories
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the story...A customer of mine's brother bought the car 15 years ago from a person who just wanted to get rid of it. Apparently, the guy's girlfriend had a disagreement with him and took a razor blade to every part of the interior. The brother started the disassembly and was going to make it a father-son project but the son lost interest so my customer bought it, towed it to his warehouse and there it has sat. I have known about the car for the last 6-7 years and about every 6 months or so I would ask him if he wanted to sell the mustang. His answer was always no. It became sort of a running joke, always the same question, always the same answer. Then, about 6 weeks ago, again I asked the question and to my surprise he said he was thinking about getting rid of it. He said he had too many projects and he didn't think he would have enough time fix it up. If you look in the picture of the passenger side of the mustang you can see his other project he wants to complete, a 57 Chevy hardtop. When he gave me the price I told him I would take it. It is an original Texas car so it has been spared a lot of the rust issues you normally see. It has had the driver's floor panel replaced but it appears pretty solid. The fenders are in the passenger compartment along with the seats. the doors are leaning against the passenger side. All the original glass is there as well.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 07:54 AM
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I like the restomod idea...real good candidate for it.

Coyote build in 65 GT Fastback on the rotisserie
F150 SCREW Ecoboost as my daily
66 Emberglow Coupe first car,71 Torino GT, 82 Fastback slooooow 6 banger, 71 Boss 351, 85 GT all long gone
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