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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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New member from NC

Long time lurker in this forum. Lots of great information here.

I’m in the home stretch of restoring my ‘67 fastback, which I have been plotting since receiving it as my 16th birthday present in 1983. She’s actually been a family member since 1975. I drove her through high school, parked it while attending college and through the first couple of jobs until 2001. In 2015, I sent it off for a 6 week paint job which resulted in it being torn down to the bare body and basically left to sit for three years. Of course that led to a new paint shop, and now she’s back together and painted finally with the drivetrain back in place. Now it’s down to the interior work and a few odds and ends and she will be back on the road. She’s going back together mostly stock, with a few minor exceptions - primarily the exterior color. No amount of cajoling could convince me to spend all this money and show up with a playboy pink paint job.

The picture of the Mustang is from just before bringing her home from the paint shop.

The long restoration road has been made more bearable by taking possession of the other “family jewel” - a 1969 S code Mercury Cougar.

Looking forward to finding answers here, and maybe sharing some hard earned knowledge from my restoration.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 10:27 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Nice Cougar too.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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Welcome, always good to see the Carolinas represented.

Get off my back, get out of my pocket....

1965 2+2 painted (66) Vintage Burgundy, 1998 roller 5.0 with GT40P heads, plans are for Sniper, T5 and 3:55 rear.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 04:39 PM
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Welcome, I love the cougar.

2000 Ranger 4X4 (my DD)
1999 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
2008 Escape (spare)
1969 Mustang Coupe (project)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom (wife's toy)
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AKA; mike65, member here since 12/00.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 07:17 PM
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Welcome! Nice cars.

Where abouts in NC are you? Greensboro here.


1965 Mustang convertible

347 Stroker with Holley Dominator EFI
Street or Track coil-over suspension
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 09:04 PM
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That's a fine pair of classics ya got there. Welcome to the VMF
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:44 PM
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Great looking pair of classics you have there. I'm sure the family connections make them even more special. Welcome to the VMF.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 02:02 AM
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Two great looking rides!
Welcome from one N. Carolinian to another.

66 C Code hardtop from Cali--original paint. (Clearwater Aqua)
Tossed on a small 4-barrel, all new suspension--lowered about 2" all around.
3:25 gears, TMI buckets seats
Next up: AOD, Exhaust, Multi-port EFI and disc brakes.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 10:05 AM
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Same question, where are you located?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 12:13 PM
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Welcome from Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill, NC
***PM me if you're close by and can lend a hand with my 65 Fastback project***
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 12:56 PM
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Welcome from Kannapolis

You never know until you ask.

2nd owner 1966 Mustang Coupe V8.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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To those expressing curiosity, I live in “downtown” Hurdle Mills.
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