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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2016, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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'67 fastback restomod project in England

Here is my new 67 mustang fastback project. Its an original GT spec 289 car.

Its a little rougher on front frame rails and rear torque than I would have liked but hey, it is nearly 50yrs old.

Some work already done to it, whoever put the rear and roof on it, was well............, poor workmanship.......has New roof and half floors.

Plan is a restomod that will take me circa 3yrs to complete.

Why 3years? Well bit of budget related stuff and was trying to get some use of it in spring/summer and then carry the work out over the winter in each year. I will be doing most of the work myself as I'm just finishing a 3yr resto on my '70 Mach 1.

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Plan was to start using it as is for this spring/summer, but will have to patch the front frame rails and rear torque box, so might need a plan B as I'm booked to go to the Le Mans Classic in less than 3 months time and I wont get the car in my new place for another 4 weeks.

I was going full Eleanor bodykit, but having second thoughts at the moment,as thinking a nice plain jane 67, sort of along the lines of a GT500 would be nice.

I as also going for a Coyote conversion, but the rules over here in England are really starting to be tightened on historic cars and should not really be modified from original, so alas a Coyote might catch the bureaucrats eyes..........

What I will definitely be doing the following, mainly mustangs to fear ltd kit:

Front chassis frame rails with subframe connectors and front IRS,
New cowl
Rear coil overs with 9 diff
Stick shift 5/6 speed
Engine -as least 450BHP at the flywheel - 351W EFI stroker or Coyote (see above)
Exterior/body: GT500 or full Eleanor look
Repaint; dark blue metallic type modern paint colour
Interior; new wiring harness, GT500 type dash and console, BMW E30 leather seats (have these already), roll cage etc

that's just the initial list, more to think as I go along I'm sure..........

So fellas what do you think about my options/ choices ?
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Street or track time? If just Street & touring, why not put in Shelby type roll bar
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Street or track time? If just Street & touring, why not put in Shelby type roll bar
Had crossed my mind but to be honest, I have to replace my front frame rails anyway, so thats why I'm considering MTF rails with coil overs
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Hey Silverfox - The 67 fastback is my all time favorite! Good choice. I vote for the GT500 look - I think the Eleanor look is getting old. I like to keep everything that is visible more traditional / original looking, but underneath make it a fire breathing dragon!

I have a 67 fastback sitting in the barn (since 1997) waiting on it's turn to get to the top of the priority list. Got two 66 coupes and one 65 fastback in line ahead of it.

Good luck, if that is the right choice of words, on your build. I am already looking forward to seeing restoration pictures and the finished product.

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Hang in there, the best is yet to come!

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I agree; Eleanor looks hideous - reminds me of a riced out Honda Civic; completely ruins the original lines and beauty.


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I agree; Eleanor looks hideous - reminds me of a riced out Honda Civic; completely ruins the original lines and beauty.

THANK YOU. I too, find the Eleanor hideous.

My vote is for a GT350 look if you want to change it up I'm a little biased towards lime gold though..


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I agree; Eleanor looks hideous - reminds me of a riced out Honda Civic; completely ruins the original lines and beauty.

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So many Eleanor haters! I actually don't mind them. I do prefer the GT 500 look to the Eleanor, but I think the Eleanor cars look ok and would be happy to own one.
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Anyone else prefer the stock lights over the Shelby option?

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Anyone else prefer the stock lights over the Shelby option?
do you mean like this?
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do you mean like this?
Beautiful. Eleanor way overdone and the stock lights and ducktail go so well together.
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do you mean like this?
Exactly.

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So many Eleanor haters! I actually don't mind them. I do prefer the GT 500 look to the Eleanor, but I think the Eleanor cars look ok and would be happy to own one.
I'm with you on this, I like both Gt500/350 look (preferably '67 GT500 with inboard lights) but I also like the Eleanor look. Don't quote get why a few in the mustang forum get so wound up by Eleanor's

BTW guys, some nice cars psoted here to date for ideas
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I'm with you on this, I like both Gt500/350 look (preferably '67 GT500 with inboard lights) but I also like the Eleanor look. Don't quote get why a few in the mustang forum get so wound up by Eleanor's

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Chris: what size are the wheels on the project?
Are you going to use them?
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