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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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1969 mustang "Rusty"

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I'm 15-years-old and who bought a 1969 Mustang Grande at the ending of September. the car has a lot of rust from being outside in the elements for too long. there is rust on the quarters, passenger side cowl, floors, roof, trunk lid, taillight panel, and hood. So far I have removed the grill area, entire interior besides the lower dash, fenders, trunk lid, vinyl roof, door glass, and doors.
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Huntingky, 120mm and capemustang like this.

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Awesome. Good to see the younger generation into the old muscle.


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What are your plans for the car?
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking of putting a bigger engine in instead of the 302 I have in it now, adding a hood scoop, a stock looking interior, new sound system, and i was thinking of painting it Lime Gold.
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Welcome!

You made me smile real big seeing that another teenager has jumped on board. I bought my mustang at 14 (26 now) and have been working on it ever since (no engine or trans came in mine....).

Best advice I can give since it sounds like you have a nearly complete car: get it running, address the rust, have fun!

Anything can be learned with patience. If you don't already, get a little wire welder, learn to use it, read some books, and get after it!

Welcome to the forum, there is a huge pool of knowledge here. Be sure and do some searching before you post, but if you are ever unclear, fire away with questions!

Does she run?
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Welcome!

You made me smile real big seeing that another teenager has jumped on board. I bought my mustang at 14 (26 now) and have been working on it ever since (no engine or trans came in mine....).

Best advice I can give since it sounds like you have a nearly complete car: get it running, address the rust, have fun!

Anything can be learned with patience. If you don't already, get a little wire welder, learn to use it, read some books, and get after it!

Welcome to the forum, there is a huge pool of knowledge here. Be sure and do some searching before you post, but if you are ever unclear, fire away with questions!

Does she run?
she does run but isn't liking this freezing weather. she is also leaking trans fluid and coolant.

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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 03:29 PM
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Cool project! Much nicer then the car I bought when I was 15. It was a 62 Fairlane 2 door, 170 I6 with 3 speed on the column. My wife has a 69 Grande that I've been working on. 351 M code, FMX. I'd suggest focusing first on getting the car running safely then make upgrades. It's not a lot of fun having a car in pieces on the garage floor that you can't drive. That's the fastest way to loose interest. I'd suggest checking to see if the engine runs. Replace it later. The point is to have fun.

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What a great starter car. So you have all ready started pulling things apart. Best advice I could give you would be not to try and do to many things at one tine-list the projects that need done and do them, one or two at a time. Bigger engines can wait..get it all operational and drive able, the body and paint can wait..cool car, wish you the best in your endeavors with it..where are you located?
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here is what the car looks like right now. I am in a stand still because I need to start getting the sheet metal and a welder to start welding in new floors and footwells. [/IMG]
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Good luck with your project. Check out my 69 Coupe project & it will give you an idea of what I had to replace as far as sheet metal on my Mustang which was a NJ car all its life.

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Good luck with your project. Check out my 69 Coupe project & it will give you an idea of what I had to replace as far as sheet metal on my Mustang which was a NJ car all its life.
the NJ weather have been very hard on both of our cars.

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There’s been a little more progress on the car. I have been able to remove the passenger side quarter which I have found has been replaced twice. I have also removed the windshield which I found underneath that the channel is rusted in a couple places and needs to be patched. ITV anyone has some advice on fixing the roof it would be greatly appreciated. Since I would like not to replace it.
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I'm at the crossroads to see if it is worth continuing this project with all the problems it has. after talking to Midlife about wiring and other stuff, he recommended me to ask the forums if I should cut my losses and sell the useable parts I have for the car or to continue working on it.*

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