Replace Full floor pan
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on
4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters
I bought a Lincoln Versailles rear end for my '65 fb and after completely overhauling and narrowing it, installed it and found out it was still too wide. All new gears, brakes, guts, etc. I got frustrated- sold it for $800 in 1 hour on CL, and bought a spanking new Currie complete axle for $3k. After installing and plumbing it, I bolted my new Coy's wheels back on... and found out the axle is 1" wider than stock. I could almost kill the Currie rep as he GAURANTEED me it was a direct fit application!! My second set of custom built wheels will be here in 6-8 weeks... (another $2k!) I'd trade you for your broken windshield in a heartbeat!
Our '67 vert!
Mind you we bought this as the sun was setting, knew nothing about Mustangs at the time, and my wife got all emotional about it since her mom had one. As time has passed, the expenditures have piled up and continue to do so. Now the motor is pretty much in need of a rebuild (1qt per 100 miles), the power top is in the state of malfunction (motor, cylinders or both), the body could use a de-bondo-izing (this is why you look under Mustangs in solid daylight) and a repaint. $12k purchase price + rear springs, shocks, water pump, new rebuilt cylinder head, new exhaust, new power top lines, and much more to come, I'm sure!
Still nothing like owning a classic convertible though!
Buying a coupe instead of a fastback. Don't get me wrong I love the little coupe but now I want a fastback and cant bring myself to sell the coupe (plus my kids would kill me) so I guess we will have two 65's one day.
Not making sure the backspace on the rear wheels was correct before purchasing. Now American Racing doesn't even make them in 18x10 anymore, only 18x9.5. My tires would be too big for the wheels if I got a smaller wheel (I think).
69 Fastback 302 Automatic. Ford '68 Highland Green.
Most expensive mistake was letting mustang "experts" replace sheetmetal on my car before I knew what quality work was. As a result, I'll be re-doing work that cost me a few thousand dollars.
1966 Mustang Convertible - T Code - vintage burgundy / black pony interior
1966 Mustang Coupe - C Code - currently red / black standard interior (going back to original dark moss green / ivy gold and white pony interior)
Not on my mustang, but i burned up a 700r OD trans in my c10 because i didn't adjust the tv cable right... on the new one I even checked the new trans shift pressures with a gauge... over 20k and 7 years later this one is still good.
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