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Old 10-22-2018, 02:26 PM
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:29 AM
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Progress has been kind of slow with family and work, but we got out to stretch our legs this am in honor of National Mustang Day. Car turns 55 this year.
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After almost a year, my wife still had not ridden in the Mustang. No rear seatbelts, or room for car seats, makes it problematic for a family of 5. Not to mention that it wasn't running for about a 4 month window.

Taking advantage of a free babysitter and date night, we decided to pull the Mustang out and go for a ride. Needless to say, she loved it, and I now catch less crap for the money and time it takes to own a classic car.

I also bought a vintage set of M/T valve covers (like my dad had on his '67 Fastback) that I'll install when I freshen up the motor. Not as exciting as Frank's updates, but this is a poor man's ride.
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Poo Poo how much longer before you get to take it for a test drive?
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Poo Poo how much longer before you get to take it for a test drive?
I dont know.. it's all the little things that seem to take the most time to do.. i'm hoping weeks..
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:53 AM
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I dont know.. it's all the little things that seem to take the most time to do.. i'm hoping weeks..
It always seems like anything with these old cars takes more time than it should.

After having my headers installed, I was still slightly making contact with the shock towers. I decided to address the issue vs. banging in the headers with a hammer.

I bought a new upgraded export brace and Monte Carlo bar to hopefully hold everything in place as it should be. I knew pretty quickly that my hunch was right. I need the shock towers to move almost an inch to be where they should be. I've been fighting with this project for a week now. Porta power is coming out tonight...
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Tweaked my shoulder a couple of weeks ago so I haven't been able to do much with the car. I did have some time over the weekend to clean up and paint the valve covers though. They turned out pretty good, but we'll see how tough the coating is... I have a feeling I'll be stripping them and having them powder coated...

After working on this car for a year I've really gotten the itch for a Fastback as of late. Started shopping around for a true project car to tinker with. The amount of money people want for these things is pretty discouraging... Rusted out piles of garbage are $5k+. Guess I'll stick with the coupe for a while.
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Tweaked my shoulder a couple of weeks ago so I haven't been able to do much with the car. I did have some time over the weekend to clean up and paint the valve covers though. They turned out pretty good, but we'll see how tough the coating is... I have a feeling I'll be stripping them and having them powder coated...

After working on this car for a year I've really gotten the itch for a Fastback as of late. Started shopping around for a true project car to tinker with. The amount of money people want for these things is pretty discouraging... Rusted out piles of garbage are $5k+. Guess I'll stick with the coupe for a while.
Kept you from being able to write checks, huh?



The Fastback is where its at. Especially if you find a true GT Fastback.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:11 AM
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Kept you from being able to write checks, huh?



The Fastback is where its at. Especially if you find a true GT Fastback.


I bid on one on Ebay the other day. It is a rusted out POS, but it's a Fastback... offered the guy $2k and he basically laughed at it. Thought he could get more. I told him to keep me in mind if it doesn't sell and I'd bring the trailer to get it.

A GT Fastback (with the 390) would be awesome...it'll never happen for me though unless I find some poor old lady that has no idea what's sitting in her barn. Not too many barns on SSI though.
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If I were gonna build a Rustang. Faster, better mileage and better handling. Considered a Classic now too. Yall can every single one of those old Mustangs. The only one I would even be remotely interested in is a 67 GT500 Eleanor

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:17 AM
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If I were gonna build a Rustang. Faster, better mileage and better handling. Considered a Classic now too. Yall can every single one of those old Mustangs. The only one I would even be remotely interested in is a 67 GT500 Eleanor

I've thought about it. I miss my old coupe, but at the end of the day a '67 Fastback > Foxbody coupe. Always will be...

I actually made an offer on an '84 coupe last week that needed some work. Was hoping I could get it and flip it, but the guy wasn't willing to deal.
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