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    Thread: End result of 6 year project (65 Mustang Fastback)

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      08-07-2010 10:04 PM #26
      up for embeded link and build pictures monday

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      08-07-2010 10:15 PM #27
      Lower it
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      08-07-2010 10:27 PM #28
      in the workings.

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      08-07-2010 10:54 PM #29
      i heart fastbacks. well done.

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      08-09-2010 09:16 AM #30
      Might as well start from the beginning, found the car on ebay to start. I’ll find the ebay pictures eventually. We bought the car in late 2006 in Kennet, MO. Very small town, was full of junkyards full of 60’s muscle. We will return some day to source another car. Anyway, the show was on the way out and trying to move their merchandise. We struck a deal over the phone as we did not win the auction and the auction didn’t go for its reserve. We made a day trip to go a pick it up.



      That’s where we got the car from.
      And a few on the way and upon arrival.




      First project was to attack the rear end as that is where most of the rust was that we could find. And we wanted to update the suspension.
      So out comes the rear end






      Many hours of sanding and painting later



      The snag with this project was the leaf springs. The rubber bushings had dry rotted and the metal sleeve in them had rusted onto the eye bolt… so we burned out the bushing then had to split the sleeve, luckily is had a seam that made it easier.

      Next up we stripped the rear to send it to the body shop to replace the quarters, taillight panel, frame tips, trunk floor and part of the outer wheel housings.




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      08-09-2010 09:33 AM #31
      Fastback mustangs like this are my favorite of the vintange stangs. So it's a winner in my book! But the personal touches that were added look similar to what I would do, so I like the car even more. If I had the money sitting around when it came time for you sell, I'd be seriously tempted to buy it off you!

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      08-09-2010 09:37 AM #32
      I thought I preferred the coupe, but the fastback look is growing on me. I've always loved the original Mustangs, ever since a teacher in my elementary school drove one. Back then it was merely an old car, not necessarily a classic.

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      08-09-2010 09:45 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by 02jettakid17 View Post
      well, thank you. i love the car. we will prolly enjoy it for a year or two and sell. then start a new project, which we are considering a kit cobra. if we do were considering a bored out 351 to 408 etc..
      I actually just got a second job to start saving for a cobra kit car. I also plan on a 351 based 408 to power mine. when i am not on here i am on ffcars.com reading and learning. if you do build one please make a build thread, it is always cool to see the different ways people build those.

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      08-09-2010 09:51 AM #34
      As with every other project out there you run into problems. This one was no fun. We picked someone to work on the car that was suggested by a friend (at the time) and we ended up getting shafted. The guy had the car 6 months and had only managed to cut it up. He had moved shop and a number of insurance deals which take precedence. So we just let it slide for some. Next thing we know we wouldn’t get a hold of him to save our life. We go to the shop where the car was kept and had to contact the owner as it was a rental property. We learned from the owner the guy had packed up and bailed. Thank god leaving our car and all the parts. But it put us in a real bind with how he left the car..

      Here are some shots of the beginnings of his work








      And how he left the car. We pulled out and inventoried everything to make sure it was all there.



      I wasn’t present for this but we found a much better shop and an incredible body guy. (has done work on my 02 jetta (rip now), my 03 jetta, mom’s reg, and my dads cobra)
      If your in my area and need work let me know I’ll refer you to him.
      Anyway, they jerry-rigged the car and got it to his shop, which was across the street. And this is the only shot of that fiasco, apparently the used a fork lift/2x4s and some luck to get it moved without damaging it.


      And the work began…
      Did I mention the car was originally tropical turquoise?







      We also learned the other guy had put the passenger side frame rail on the drivers side… we were thankful he had bailed at that point.






      Dirty, but the finished trunk.



      And home from that phase


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      08-09-2010 09:51 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by rpmk4 View Post
      I actually just got a second job to start saving for a cobra kit car. I also plan on a 351 based 408 to power mine. when i am not on here i am on ffcars.com reading and learning. if you do build one please make a build thread, it is always cool to see the different ways people build those.
      will do

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      08-09-2010 09:52 AM #36
      Sweet Jesus.....awesome thread! Awesome project! Awesome results!!!

      Dude....you win
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      08-09-2010 10:24 AM #37
      Love early fastbacks, and what a great color combo! Nice job VW makes some great silvers/grays- my fiance actually used Silver Arrow on his '66 SS396 (the factory GM silver is kind of milky). The only thing I would be tempted to change is the wheels, for
      Salt flats but with spinners,


      Or Cobra wheels



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      08-09-2010 01:14 PM #38
      Next up we moved to the front.
      We decided to swap the drums over for a power disc set-up. We also went with all now components; upper and lower a arms, larger sway new kyb gas shocks and 1” drop springs. We also went with a 4 piston caliper. Here are before during and after:

      We had just lightly scrapped off some undercoating before we started removing everything.


      Old with the old


      Cleaned and primered


      Undercoated


      New suspension


      And the new brake set-up

      Next we tackle the engine bay and tired out 302.

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      08-09-2010 01:16 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenspanator View Post

      thanks
      salt flats look nice.
      with the cobras didnt want to get, "oh you did the car from that elanor movie"... which is why we didnt got with black stripes either

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      08-09-2010 01:46 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 02jettakid17 View Post
      with the cobras didnt want to get, "oh you did the car from that elanor movie"... which is why we didnt got with black stripes either
      Ah, didn't even think of that! Good call, I like the tone-on-tone look better anyway

    16. 08-09-2010 01:49 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 02jettakid17 View Post
      ghost'd silver stripes

      God yes!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Sweet Jesus.....awesome thread! Awesome project! Awesome results!!!

      Dude....you win
      What he said. Hot damn, and I'm loving the ghosted stripes.

    18. 08-09-2010 01:58 PM #43
      excellent work
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      08-09-2010 01:58 PM #44
      That is beautiful...so classy. I can't wait to see more photos of the build.

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      08-09-2010 02:40 PM #45
      Pulled


      Ready for bay work


      Sand blasted




      I wasn’t there when it was pulled so these are the first shots I have of it.



      Tear down and clean up.




      Pile of parts. Mostly junk


      Tranny back and ready


      Pile of goodies







      notice the cobra watching from a distance




      Ready for paint
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      08-09-2010 03:28 PM #46
      Beautiful car. You don't live out in the Old Richmond Road area, do you? Background of the pics looks familiar (I ride my bike out there).

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      08-09-2010 03:32 PM #47
      engine build went on out near frankfort
      body work done behind the kia dealership at Dream Machine (owned by the same guy who owns many of the s&s's)
      i live across from southland christian basically.

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      08-09-2010 03:44 PM #48
      So what's the 302 out of originally?

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      08-09-2010 04:50 PM #49
      to be honest there is no way telling. its how we got it. all we know it that it is out of a 1974 something...

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      08-09-2010 04:57 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by 02jettakid17 View Post
      to be honest there is no way telling. its how we got it. all we know it that it is out of a 1974 something...
      Did you take it all the way down or was the bottom end in good enough shape that it didn't warrant it?

      Great build. I agree about the ghost stripes. The car looks gooooooood.

      You'll need to bring it up to Louisville sometime and let me know so that I can check it out.

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