It's Finally Complete

Discussion in '1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk-' started by tx65coupe, May 21, 2009.

  1. tx65coupe

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    My 65 is finally finished. Well basically finished. I guess they are never really done. Anyway, It now sports a 302, T5, 9 inch rear end, and 4 wheel disc brakes. It has been waiting for about 10 years in the garage under a cover. It was my highschool car. We just got it back on the road again last week.

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  2. 65Rob

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    Very nice! :D

    I'm just getting back to work on mine, did about a year's worth and then stopped to do a couple cars for my kids now it's back to me, well the wife actually, this build is for her. Maybe one day I'll get to do one for me :D
     
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    Very cool! :nice:

    I've always loved three pedal cars! :nice: :nice: :nice:
     
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    Sweet ride! Can't wait to get my Mach 1 done.:(
     
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    That's pretty darn sexy right there! Good job.
     
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    looks nice man. Your very right about never being done though...I've got a list of things to do on my car yet...(finishing up the AOD) and there's still a LOT left on that list :p
     
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    Verrrr-rrry nice :nice:

    I'm hoping that the workload lsows down enough that I can plan a three-day for the Cleveland; and that will get me going again.

    BTW, what brakes did you go with for "out back"?
     
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  8. tx65coupe

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. I am so excited to be able to drive it again. It hasn't been on the road in 10 years. It used to be an I6 3 speed. Its a completely different animal now.

    2ndstang, I agree. I love 3 pedal cars too.

    Dbdragracing, What does your Mach need? It looks like its complete in your avatar.

    Jlangholzj, What color is your 68? I think it looks great? How long till you have the AOD back in?

    StangDreamin, For the brakes it has Granada front and Versailles rear.
     
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    I'm very happy for you.

    My first was a 65 three speed 289 coupe back in 1970. I had to sell it during the gas crisis then life's responsibilities in the form of a family took over. I then bought my 67 coupe seven years ago and have really enjoyed it since. I make sure I drive it at least several times a month! :nice:

    Have a safe and great time with it. :nice:
     
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    My color is called "sonic blue" its actually the new(er) ford color that the new stangs have. Simply love it. It's got a violet pearl in it (DAMN expensive too) so its hard to capture a good color of it in a picture.


    and my dumb ass had to take out the rear case bushing for my AOD that i didn't have. :bang: So despite me having all the new clutches/steels/seals/rings put back in, I've got to wait till about mid next week probably. :notnice:

    but I'm excited to see how It'll go, the direct drum clutches i put in were kevlar :nice:


    But like you say, they're never quite done, I've got this yet that i want to do:

    1) new windshield
    2) replace headliner
    3) limited slip rear end
    4) aluminum radiator & electric fan
    5) 67 GT fog lamps


    then someday..

    6) aluminum hi-po aftermarket heads.




    being a broke-a$$ college kid right now...money is kinda the issue :rolleyes: but its in good driveable shape and I DO get out and drive it. so have fun with yours, then when you get bored, start tearing into it again :D




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    Looks really good. Nice job keeping it all these years. I still have my high school Mustang. Been thru lots of others since, but always kept the original.

    Congrats on the resto
     
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    very nice !!!! .,.............. congrats
     
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    I was dirving the Mach yesterday...its a good driver, but needs new quarters and a paint job to be a show car! Thanks.
     
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    Thats definitely a great color! I like it. Thats cool art work.

    Why do you want 67 GT fog lights instead of 68 ones?

    I hope your AOD project goes well this time around.
     
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    Thanks.

    I'm glad you still have your first one too.
     
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    Do you plan on bringing it back to showroom condition. That would be sweet. Its still a sweet looking car. As long as its not in too bad of shape at the quarter panels, I would probably just enjoy it. If they are really in poor condition I would have them replaced. I've never done that before, so I don't know how hard that is to do. I would probably have to have a shop do it, if mine needed it done.
     
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    I personally like the 67 style with the raised coral and light bar better than the 68. so its a 67' grille and fog lights for me! :)


    its what i like about my car, 67 rocker panel trim, 65 gas cap, (67 gof lights someday)

    baisically taking the best of the msutangs and putting them into one car ;)
     
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    great looking car
     
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    Thanks Calponycarsmike.

    Jlangholzj, I agree about the grilles. I like 65 and 67 with the bars better than 66 and 68 with just the corral. The fog lights on the bar grilles look better too. I like the idea of the 67 lights on yours. The 68 fog lights look cool too. If I had a 68 it would have one or the other on it.
     
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    for sure, i really like the look of yours and the 7's it just...pops out...lol





    and i am just UBERLY over excited now b/c my bushing came ahead of schedule...AND i found a guy locally that wants my C4 and i can use THAT money for steeper gears!! WOOOO!!! haha.

    3.40:1 gears are going in after i get that C4 otta the shop! :D :banana:
     
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