Guess What? The Engine Guy Got His Car!

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  1. gregski

    gregski Active Member

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    Well six months ago my wife bought me the 302 V8 engine and a C4 transmission as a birthday present. Some of you may have suffered through my posts as I tried to bring back "Mud Dog" back to life, and with your help I believe we did it.

    And now approximately six months later I picked up a 1968 Ford Mustang coupe. Pretty much complete except for the hood for $800 bucks = score! ... and by the way it came with a 289 V8 and another C4 tranny not to mention three different kinds of mismatched rims, LOL.

    The county told the pre-previous owner to get rid of some of his Mustangs as he had 30 on his property, that's why they marked them with the "X" or they would be towed otherwise. He kept the convertibles and the fastbacks and started liquidating the others to his neighbors. I got this one from one of those neighbors, a real ford guy, who already had four vehicles not counting this one.

    Check out some of the pics, and yes a lot of bits like the seats, hood hinges, bumpers, windows, trim, weather stripping, door panels, are not shown, because they came home in the back of my truck.

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  2. tx65coupe

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    Thats cool. I didn't realize that you didn't have a car for the drivetrain. Usually its the other way around.
     
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    No doubt, now my friends can stop teasing me with Craigslist ads saying they found a car for my engine, LOL!
     
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    you're never going to get anything done sitting around looking at it...............without a beer in your hand :D

    nice score........:nice:
     
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  5. Realmongo

    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius"
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    The '68s are good looking cars.

    Congrats!
     
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    Cool....I wanted to go look at that car a few weeks ago but didn't have the time.
     
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    is that a brake light on the top of the trunk???
     
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    I think it is a JCW third brake light. Thats not a bad idea, but I would rather have it in the window, provided it was low profile and not obvious when off.
     
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    Yes sir, once I saw that, I had to have the car, LOL - NOT! It will be the first thing to go.
     
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    Umm, thank you, glad you didn't - LOL.
     
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    More Pics

    Instead of sanding and cleaning and disassembling I just got back from a five day LOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGG camping trip with the family, can you say torture, guys? All I did was thumb through Mustang parts catalogs, LOL and drink beer dreaming.

    Thank you all for checking out this post and wishing me luck and giving advice, here's a few more pics:

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    Looks like a nice project.

    Hey just get some specialty tags "racerX" and keep the X's :D j/k
     
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    new projects rock!!:nice:
     
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    Got a hood

    Scored a used hood for it off of Craigslist for $60 bucks, believe it or not I pretty much have everything (in boxes, rafters, under the bed, lol for it) and all it needs is a lot of work, well except for the wear and tear items, like tires, brake shoes, fluids, belts, you get the idea.

    $800 - car
    $60 - hood
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    $860 - TOTAL (so far...)

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    That was a good deal for the hood.
     
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    Got some wheels

    bought some 14 inch slotted wheels on Craigslist with two extra tires for $250, kinda wish they were 15 inchers at least but oh well

    $800 - car
    $ 60 - hood
    $250 - wheels

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    $1110 - TOTAL (so far...)

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see more of the project!
     
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    love the wheels...............of course that is because i have them also........:D
     
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    Cool can you show a pic or two please?
     
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    Got Sum Lug Nuts

    well learned there's about 17 different lug nut types and out of the 7 different mixed and matched ones I had non were right for the wheels I just bought, so off to Tognotti's World I went and scored a set of the right ones at $2.25 each - yes I have the center caps I was just too excited to put one on for the photo opportunity, well maybe next time

    $800 - car
    $ 60 - hood
    $250 - wheels
    $ 50 - lug nuts (rounding for tax)


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    $1160 - TOTAL (so far...)


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