Got my special pony home (picture heavy)

Discussion in '1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk-' started by Detector, Sep 16, 2011.


  1. Detector

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    After a week of waiting, which seemed like months, I was finally able to get the owner down to buy the new project. Loaded it up and brought it home for a closer inspection. It is indeed an early 1965(1964 1/2) and it still has the original 260 not a 289. I was curious when I saw from the pictures it was a 1964 1/2 but had a 2V carb. The 1964 1/2 289 was a 4V D code. This is a F code.

    Lots of work to be done as the years of sitting has taken a toll. We had to destroy one front brake hub because it was locked for probably a leaking brake cylinder and rust setting up like concrete. Someone has put floor pans in but did a crappy job and didn't cut out the old ones. A little bit of cancer in the inside bottom rear quarters and frame rails. Other than that everything else looks pretty solid.

    The paint job, candy apple red, is pretty new and not bad for a driver but I was happy to see the original color was poppy red in the trunk which is the color of my first car which was a 1964 1/2 convertible 4 speed. It has also had a new fuel tank installed.

    Here it is on the way home
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    At home in the garage after washing off the years of dust
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  2. Realmongo

    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius" Founding Member

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    That is one great score!
    Congrats!
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    65stanger big blue fuzzy closet monster Founding Member

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    Very awesome! It looks like someone saved the dash from the sun. And only a little rust. Great find, and it's really cool that you get to restore your first car.
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