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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Intro - 68 coupe to become a fastback

Hi all,

Making a proper intro here. Years back my dad bought the remains of what was once a 67 fastback. The floor, etc was rusted away. The front clip was also gone. No interior, really just the roof is usable. So he bought it with the intention of turning a coupe into a fastback one day.

Iíve been keeping my eye out for a coupe to buy to do the deed. Fast forward to a month or so ago I found a 68 coupe locally, which happens very infrequently. Has some rust, but the price was right and it seems fixable and itís a V8 car. It also seems like the right donor car as apparently a tree fell on it at one point and someone somewhat crudely welded on another roof.

This will be a long term project. Iím 31, with three kids and not a lot of time or money so convinced my dad to buy the car Time will tell as to who works on it and when.

If you look close, you can see the roof of the fastback hanging up at the ceiling of the last photo.

This is the first mustang for either of us. My dad has older Fords. I have a Model A pickup and a 67 LeMans convertible I bought and fixed up in high school.





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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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Welcome to VMF. Good luck on your project. I am building a 69 Coupe from an almost bare shell I acquired back in 2001 & I am hoping to get it running this year. Looking forward to seeing its progress. Go to the build section & start a build thread.
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You'd be hard pressed to find a better candidate for such a swap. At least one person here has done that swap and made a thread about it. It was a while back and in the Modified area if I recall. Worth hunting down for tips I'm sure. Welcome to the forum.
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Looks like two perfect cars to merge
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You'd be hard pressed to find a better candidate for such a swap. At least one person here has done that swap and made a thread about it. It was a while back and in the Modified area if I recall. Worth hunting down for tips I'm sure. Welcome to the forum.
+1.... here's one of mine for inspiration..
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...-progress.html
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