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66 Coupe Pro-Touring Restomod Project **Pic heavy**

Back story..

6 months ago I picked up a 66 Mustang 6cyl, that ran, with a title, for $500
It is rough, but my wife told me we were buying it before I could even look it over.

The deal was made and I trailered it home.

Shortly after I bought an old 55 series one Chevy truck, that was ratchet strapped to a 95 S10 frame, and that moved to the front of the line. Fast forward 5 months and the truck is on the road and driving, so the Mustang moved to the #1 position.

Car before being loaded and taken home





My son who has now claimed the Mustang as his, removing the fender



before he got too far disassembling the car, we pulled it into the garage.
Then we pulled the engine and fenders.





then removed the suspension and undercoating, and it is starting to look better



I was able to find 2 brand new fenders on Craigslist for $125.
Still black EDP coating on the back side, and a coat of primer on the front.



Then I found a set of wheels, regular price $179 each, and I got 4 of them for $69 each with free shipping!!



So far the only plans are
In the rear, a narrowed Explorer disk brake rear end, possible mini tub to run the new wheels, and I may also link the rear and do away with the leaf springs all together..

For the front, yesterday I ordered a Mustang II crossmember, and spindle/disk brake package as a start to the front end. Not what I originally planned, but I am on a budget, and this seems to be a good way to get some 5 lug disks and rack and pinion steering.
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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and if anyone cares..
Here is my 55 about five months ago



and now
4 wheel disk brakes, power brakes, power steering.. love this thing





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Welcome, $500 is a STEAL for a shell, more so if it's complete and running !

Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
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Nice project & love the old Chevy trucks
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Good looking projects. my brother has a 53 5Window Chevy.. very cool trucks.

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Cool truck. It looks like you have some work ahead of you on the Mustang, but your wife told you to buy it, so she can't complain when you are always out in the garage.....

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Started in this weekend at installing the Mustang II cross member.

Got a good jump on it, until I went to install the spring perches and found out I was sent 2 left side perches, instead of a left and a right... Grrrrr.

Now I have to call in the morning and get it straightened out.

Started on making some shock tower fillers as well

Lot more room now for different engine choices

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What brand are the wheels and where did you get them?

68 coupe 306 with TFS cam, twisted wedge heads w/ t5
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Tuned in!

Fitting 315's on the '66
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What brand are the wheels and where did you get them?
X2 please

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They look like American Muscle AMR wheels

Fitting 315's on the '66
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Im in wilmington myself. I want to check this out

66 coupe, 306, gt40 heads, edy perf intake, quick fuel slayer 600 carb, 274hr, 9" rear with 350's
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X3 on the wheels. Gonna be a sweet ride

66 coupe, 306, gt40 heads, edy perf intake, quick fuel slayer 600 carb, 274hr, 9" rear with 350's
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Sorry guys, been a long couple weeks at work, and also had a death in the family, but got to get back on her today.

Z06killinsbf is correct, they are American Muscle wheels.

workinprogress, not much to see yet, it's pretty rough, just trying to get a solid foundation to start with, then I can start replacing floors, and body panels.

Ok.. so the Mustang II front end comes with boxing plates to box in the stock frame before adding the crossmember.. I may have gone overboard, but I decided to box in the whole thing...



I also test fit the tubular arms, and rotor..



New rack and pinion will be here tomorrow..
I hope to finish the other rail and start throwing some paint into the fender wells this weekend.



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Lots more cutting, grinding, welding, undercoating, and a little more trial fitting..

If you recall, we started here









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