I began work on my 1966 Mustang Coupe February of 2011. I'm starting this thread to track progress and share photos and videos for anyone who cares to follow the thread.
This coupe was my first car. I got it in the spring of 1991, I was 15 at the time. Over the next 9 months my dad and I freshened up the car and had it painted. I drove it daily (as weather allowed) during my high school years, and put it away during college as it was suffering from some really bad paint bubbling (I suspect a reaction with the product).
I've driven it now and then in the past 10 years on sunny days, but the car was starting to look rat-rodish. Some rust had started and I didn't want it to get any worse, so I took it off the road fall of 2010.
At that time, the car looked pretty much like this:
It was a pretty decent 10 footer, but the rust had started:
And the paint looked like hell:
But, most of the body was solid:
Like I said, I wanted to get at it before it got any worse.
So I've been pecking away at it ever since. I have two toddlers so my free time is at a premium, but the car is progressing and I'm hoping to lay down paint next summer.
The plan is to:
- paint the car ingot silver (a newer Mustang color)
- lower it as much as I can get away with
- 16" 2005-2009 Mustang V-6 rims (with spinners) painted flat black
- carbureted roller 5.0/AOD
- custom, mostly hidden audio system
And most importantly, the car will have a military tribute theme. I'm not a veteran, but I am a free man and because of that I feel deeply grateful to the veterans and current active servicemen and women. I haven't yet decided on the final details, but some or all of the following will be incorporated:
- olive drab hood, a reference to USAAF
- custom military center caps
- a custom airbrushed mural on the glove box door
- custom markings on the car
- signage to accompany the car and discuss the influences, and my personal gratitude to vets and active military
Lastly, I'm chronicling the entire restoration on Youtube. I have a LOT of videos related to the restoration, but I'll be posting some key progress indicating videos on here.
Anywho, thats the gist of whats going on. I welcome your feedback, and thanks for looking!
Note: I'll be posting links to a bunch of videos in the next few posts.