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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 66 kcode fastback,gt, 4 speed, red pony interior, raven black, original engine and trans. The car is completely disassembled and ready to begin the restoration, i normally stick to stock restos, but a shelby clone keeps popping up in my cluttered mind! Just asking for opinions on which direction to take the car. Thanks!!



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Old 02-20-2013, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd go stock, personally. Sounds like it would be a stunning and very desirable car when done. I love Raven Black with the red interior. In the end, it's yours, but since you asked...keep it stock.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It would be tragic to use a K code for modification. Do it stock, sell and buy a C or T code for your modified project. It'll wind up costing you less that way, too.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would not worry much about paint or stuff that gets bolted on, or even an Arning drop or bolt on rack & pinion etc.., but I would not add torque boxes or convertible inner rockers etc..and I would not cut out the air extractors and put in windows on a K code FB to get the 66 Shelby look.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Clones and restomods are a dime-a-dozen. You've got one of the most desirable and uncommon Mustangs right from the factory.

No way I'd visually modify that car in any way, and there's not much I'd do mechanically, either.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Agree with 22GT completely. Keep it stock and love it, or sell it and use the hefty proceeds to build your clone!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've modded the hell out of my A code GT. No way would I do that with a K code. I would have sold it and started over.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A black and red K-Code is too awesome in and of itself to turn into a clone. If I had a fastback I'd clone your car.
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Thanks for all the comments, guys. I had never considered anything but stock, have a couple friends that are into restomods trying to lead me astray. I agree with all of you, i can always do a shelby clone out of a much less desireable fastback.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A black and red K-Code is too awesome in and of itself to turn into a clone. If I had a fastback I'd clone your car.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd keep that particular car stock, it was the cats meow the day it was built.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Another vote for stock. When you have all or almost all of the original parts - it is always the best way to go.

If you were missing some major items (engine/trans./rear) I would vote for a clone or whatever you want. One thing though, I would never cut or otherwise make the car too custom. That way it could be put back to stock some day.

If it were a six popper or 2-barrel - the sky is the limit. Cut/chop/weld whatever. They made millions of these types.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Another vote for stock, nothing wrong with a few bolt on options like dual master cylinder and the original gear safely stored away.

Find a C code if you wish to cut loose with the mods.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I also found a "barn find" K GT awhile back. Fortnately for me, the interior had been stripped and car is in primer. It was Silver Blue w/ std light blue int. It's going to become Twilight Turquoise w/ aqua & white pony int. It has 58K on it and had been stored for 37 years. Car was a complete driver and we've put about 1K on it since purchase, but it really needs to be gone thru before doing a lot of driving. It will also get a dual m/c, for a major safety upgrade.
Other that paint & int, it'll be a stock FB and a fun driver.
Neat extra- it has dealer-installed 65 T-Bird taillights from 65, so they will stay!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My K code will b mostly stock.. I do plan on an Arning drop and even though I have a complete NOS exhaust I may opt out for a Arvinode exhaust ..
I have no problem with a few choice mods but keeping
appearance looking stock..
Roller perches,wheels and some modern tunes (satellite radio ) are other mods I am considering..
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