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post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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I think 1967 was the only year of the GTA Mustang badging.

Nice solid car. Is that the tilt column? If so, Is it properly functioning?
Correct. GTA, from what I have read, is only 67. Yes, fully functional tilting column. I'm keeping that in for sure. I'm having the body/painter strip and repaint it black to match the new interior.
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Looks like a great starting point. Solid car, congrats!
Your leak is probably a cowl leak, best to fix it and do it right at this point if you can. Then it's done and you won't have to worry about it again. It's a shame when you get it all nicely painted only to find the leak progressing 4 or 5 years later, and need to remove the cowl/repaint it again. I know your windshield etc is out, but windshield pillar seal is also a possible source of leaks, that could be your source of your issue too. A gallon or so of water poured into your cowl vents will tell you which one is the case.
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Correct. GTA, from what I have read, is only 67. Yes, fully functional tilting column. I'm keeping that in for sure. I'm having the body/painter strip and repaint it black to match the new interior.
I had a 1968 Mustang that came with a factory tilt. The tilt vacuum hoses leaked, so I never had is correctly setup, but I loved it. I don't know what your plans are, but you should probably plan on keeping the power steering as the u-joint in the tilt steering column can wear out with the additional stress from manual steering. Best of luck with the build!
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Body shop is making progress on the car. All metal repairs are complete and the epoxy coat has been applied. Block is at the machine shop to inspect if I can get away with just honing. At first glance, the shop owner said it looked promising, but would need to get it on the equipment to be checked, etc. before giving a definitive answer.
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Found out it was rear ended, and the drivers side door was replaced.
I know nuttin about the 68 GTA, but how do you know it's a GTA without the original driver's door and data plate?

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I know nuttin about the 68 GTA, but how do you know it's a GTA without the original driver's door and data plate?

Never said it was a GTA. GT is for east coast and 68 and up. GTA was 67.

Without having original bill of sale, it's more difficult but not impossible. A few different items tell them apart. For starters, reinforced plates added in below the rear seats to accommodate dual exhaust hangers. Fog lights, grills, badges, hub caps, gas caps,etc.

I'm still trying to track original bill of sale. It's out there.

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What color have you decided to paint it?

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What color have you decided to paint it?
After a very long debate over black and blue, I settled for blue with silver racing stripes. The blue I found is close to Acapulco Blue but a little more electric I guess? Some people call it Daytona Blue.

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After a very long debate over black and blue, I settled for blue with silver racing stripes. The blue I found is close to Acapulco Blue but a little more electric I guess? Some people call it Daytona Blue.
I'm partial to blue myself...my last 69 was deep impact blue..loved it
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After a very long debate over black and blue, I settled for blue with silver racing stripes. The blue I found is close to Acapulco Blue but a little more electric I guess? Some people call it Daytona Blue.
I'm partial to blue myself...my last 69 was deep impact blue..loved it
That is a striking colour of blue. Love it!

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Today I visited the restoration shop to confirm paint color. They’ve done so much and the car is starting to come together. Very happy in the quality of work so far. Looks like we have about a month to go and then it will be back to my garage.







Color I settled on is lightning blue with silver racing stripes.



I am also bringing the racing stripes right around from chin to bumper. They will be same width as the turn signal hood vents. I know it’s not by factory standard, but this build was never going to be a stock restoration.


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What did you find about the cowl thing? Did it hold water/no leaks?

[/SIGPIC]67 Fastback GT -- original colour (Frost Turquoise), original 289 A code engine. Pic is of me and the Mustang taken in May of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 speed back in the mid '80's, with tach dash, original Equalock rear, Koni's, Opentracker UCA, LCA, roller perches and idler arm, roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights, 4100 carb (old 4300 put in storage probably forever)
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Wow, it's wonderful to see a shop actually working on a car instead of pushing it aside for other quick projects. Looks great!
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After a very long debate over black and blue, I settled for blue with silver racing stripes. The blue I found is close to Acapulco Blue but a little more electric I guess? Some people call it Daytona Blue.

Mine is Daytona Blue - I think it looks pretty nice
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Paint is done. It’s coming home this week which is exciting but also stresses me out. There’s a lot to do and a fair bit will be a first time for me. Here’s a couple teaser pics my body shop sent me. He refuses to send me final photos as to not ruin the “reveal” when I go to pick it up.




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