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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Officially in over my head...

I went back home for Father's Day this past weekend. I'm always looking for the next deal, so I broadened my search area to include my hometown. I came across a '67 coupe roller (shell) and worked out a deal with the owner for what I thought was a VERY fair price. I took my dad with me to pick it up. He's always been the reason I love old Mustangs, so to see him get excited was pretty cool. I trailered the car home on Sunday and pushed it into the garage where it will sit until I know what I want to do with it. It is WAY over my head and experience level, and will likely cost a small fortune in the long run, but it's another one of these old cars saved. A '67 Fastback has always been my dream car, so I'm kind of kicking around the idea of a conversion...

Anyways, here's the details.

1967 C-Code Coupe (originally Wimbledon white with red interior)
Came with a pile of spare parts including most of the glass and trim/bumpers/etc
Car has been media blasted but then was primered again...
8" rear and 5 lug swap, disc brakes up front
Depending on where I go with it, it'll need some new metal (quarters, floors, cowl) but is fairly straight and solid.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 12:16 PM
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Congrats! Have fun

1966 Mustang Ive had for 20 years. Mild built 289, 4-speed coupe. Runs strong but the rest of the car needs help!
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You should share with us what you paid for it. It's nice for us to keep current on prices. AAMOF, we should have a sticky ongoing thread where we do this. Would have been fun to compare from 10 yrs ago....
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Congrats looks like it's going to be a fun project.
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You should share with us what you paid for it. It's nice for us to keep current on prices. AAMOF, we should have a sticky ongoing thread where we do this. Would have been fun to compare from 10 yrs ago....
Well I horse-traded for it, but the value of my trade was about $350.
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Well I horse-traded for it, but the value of my trade was about $350.
that's a great deal. have fun with it.

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So what is the story about the picture showing the 67 in a garage with a red 65? Is that your garage, or the garage of the person you got the 67 from?



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So what is the story about the picture showing the 67 in a garage with a red 65? Is that your garage, or the garage of the person you got the 67 from?
That's my garage. I've had a lifelong obsession with classic Mustangs. A little over a year ago, I sold my boat and I bought the '64.5 coupe to scratch the itch after owning a few fox bodies as a kid. That reignited my passion for the classics. Recently I've been seriously looking for a '67-68 Fastback but have so far been priced out of the market. I found this coupe and was maybe a little over ambitious in thinking I might convert it to a Fastback. Still not 100% sure what the plan will be, but for now, she's tucked away in the garage to tinker with when I get my driver coupe "good enough."

Build thread (if it can even classify as one) for the '64.5 coupe is here: https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...ver-build.html
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Looks like a clean car. Bodywork already done? Congrats on the purchase.

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Well I horse-traded for it, but the value of my trade was about $350.
I saw this one online and told some co-workers that was a GREAT deal, and I am SUPER happy you got it instead of some hack that will just dress it up and try to make a fast buck on it. WELL DONE.

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Looks like a clean car. Bodywork already done? Congrats on the purchase.
Not really. At the very least, if it stays a coupe, it needs a quarter, new floors, and a dash. The cowl was welded shut (poorly) so that needs fixing too. Overall it is pretty straight though.

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Well I horse-traded for it, but the value of my trade was about $350.
I saw this one online and told some co-workers that was a GREAT deal, and I am SUPER happy you got it instead of some hack that will just dress it up and try to make a fast buck on it. WELL DONE.
I was pleased with the deal and the seller was a super nice guy. Come to find out, his uncle and my dad used to race each other back in the late 70s/early 80s at the old Warner Robins Speedway when my dad had his ‘67 Fastback.
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Don't take "feeling in over your head", as a bad thing, it's normal. we've all walked in your shoes. Simply, make a plan and move forward. Keep records of purchases and document your adventure. We're here to help. Lot's of talent within these four walls, or, I should say, an inter-link away.......Geez, we've come so far since I was tearing into my ride in '96.
My journey started in '96 and ended in spring of '04.
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Well I horse-traded for it, but the value of my trade was about $350.
I'd do that deal every day and twice on Sundays, for $350, even if you never finish the project, you can get several times your investment back out of it. You may want to consider flippin' it, because if you feel like 'you're in over your head', then you probably are. I speak from experience; I've got a few car and toy projects that are totally up my wheelhouse, not over my head, but damn it's hard to find time, after the kids, family, work, etc. I know how that goes...

Flip it, spend a little more on a project that's further along, and if that doesn't happen in a year or two, flip that one too. Nice thing, is values are goin' nowhere but UP !!
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I wish my 66 was in that good of shape when I got it.... Right now nothing forward of the firewall and one floor pan welded in working on putting in convertible inner rockers and another floor pan... Then quarters after I get the front frame rebuilt... Would like to find a 67-68 for the next project though.
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Congratulations on your purchase! My first Mustang was a 67 hardtop that 2 of my 3 children came home from the hospital in.

Taking a sharp turn here.... I'm waffling between buying a 14' or 16' open aluminum car hauler to tow my Mustang to track events. I noticed in your first post a picture of you new found joy on a 14' U-Haul trailer. How did it tow and at what speeds? The reason I ask is I can store a sub 20' trailer over all "14'" indefinitely without ever having to look at it on the property unless I need it, whereas a 16' = 21' overall is going to require some work.
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