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Old 06-10-2014, 04:49 AM   #1
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Couldn't pass on this project car..

Had no intention of buying this car..

Last week I went to a guys house to look at another car, it was a lot rougher than expected, and way too much money.

I noticed a few other cars in the yard behind the house, and he mentioned that he just listed the Mustang on Craigslist for $500, running, with a title.

I started looking at it a bit, and my wife said, lets go to the ATM before I even seemed interested in it, lol. So I paid for it, took the title and keys home and told him I would be back the following Saturday. Monday I went to the DMV and transferred the title.

This weekend I went back up, threw it on the trailer and took her home.
I can not believe how cheap parts are for this car.. I think I could build 3 of these for the price of 2 Mopar rear quarters.. lol

So anyway, here is the $500 car.. Not pretty, but its something to start with.







and this is a picture my 7yr old son picked out for me to copy, lol


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Old 06-10-2014, 05:01 AM   #2
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You certainly won't have to chase down parts. I think there's an aftermarket piece for every nut and bolt on those. Keep us posted. We love project threads.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:39 AM   #3
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Your son has excellent taste. I am dying to start on my 65, but until I have the garage space, it just doesn't make sense.

Have you given any though to what you'll be doing for drivetrain, brakes, and suspension? Restomod?
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:52 AM   #4
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Can't wait to follow the progress. $500, thats a damn nice find!
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:56 AM   #5
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Nice, I have a 68 that I bought for my son 3 years ago, from the original owner. He has been slowly restoring it. The plan was to have it done for his senior year of HS, he graduated last night. I guess we will shoot for when he graduates college now...lol
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:19 AM   #6
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I have not given much thought to drivetrain/suspension yet.

Would be cool to find a decent Fox body Mustang with a 5.0 and 5 speed to transplant into this.

I am looking at one more car Friday. If I get it, then it moves to the top of the list and the Mustang will have to sit tight for a few months. If not, then I will have to take a trip with a trailer to NPD in Charlotte and pick up a boat load of parts for this one.
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Nice pick. As others have noted there are an abundance of parts - from wild to mild - for virtually everything on that car. Makes the process easy.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:52 AM   #10
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Can't wait to see how this one plays out
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Coyote would be pretty awesome.
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Yup, Detroit Speed Quadralink, Coyote, transmission of your choice, Baer 6Ps at all four corners. That's my goal on my 65 in addition to minitubbing it.

For a coupe, a nice 302 or 347 with a vortech and 4 speed auto would be a fun street car. Then you could spend more $ on suspension and brakes.
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Build a Terlingua clone..........

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That is sweet!

I am thinking a bit more low budget.. as of right now I am thinking a narrowed Explorer 8.8 rear end, debating on leafs or links for the rear..

The front I am not sure yet.

Even tossed around the idea of turning it into a full frame car.. then dropping the body over it..

Just brain storming right now until I find out what happens with the other car on Friday... once I know that then it's going to be on with one of the two.. I am itching to tear into something.
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IMO if it's going to have any serious power, or ever see track duty I'd say look at a 9" over an 8.8".

Seen too many axle tube problems. I don't know how so many people get them to work as fast as they do. In my mind once you get an 8.8" braced enough to hold up, they weigh up there with 9"s.

That's just my opinion though.
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Damn that's one hell of a score for 500 bucks. Nice find!
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nice find man! im pretty sure you can build a complete car between NPD, CJPP, and Mustangs Unlimited lol
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way to score dude. awesome find.
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Ok.. so while working on the truck I have been keeping an eye out for good deals for the Mustang..

Found a pair of brand new fenders for $125.

Then today, I was just looking around, and found a set of wheels..
they were normally $179 each and were on sale for $69, so I ordered 4. lol

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Spent most of yesterday trying to figure out the suspension plans..

In the rear, I believe I have to mini tub to run the wheels and tires I picked.
I am debating on moving the leafs inboard,
or linking it and running coilovers..

In the front, I looked into a mustang II setup,
thought about C4 Vette front suspension,
covert front to run fox struts,
or keep it simple and just do a Shelby drop and convert to disks...

I'm a poor guy, so trying to keep it on the cheep, but want it to be something nice
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How much rust does it have Andy?
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How much rust does it have Andy?
It's pretty much getting all new sheet metal other than the roof, lol.
Just as an idea, here is a list I have started of stuff to buy

Radiator Support with cross member 16138-1B 134.95
Front bumper stone deflector 17779-1A 27.95
valance and stone deflector mounting kit 17779-1K 18.95
Front Valance 17A939-1A 43.75
fender u-nut kit 16006-4K 5.95
fender bolts 16006-10K 4.95
Hood 16612-1C 169.95
Left full floor 107-8-2LH 61.75
Right full floor 107-8-2RH 60.75
Left door skin 20201-0A 52.5
right door skin 20200-0A 52.5
Full 1/4 panel Left 150-1LH 59.95
Full 1/4 panel Right 50-1RH 59.95
Trunk lid 40110-0AC 149.95
Exhaust opening trim ring 5C299-1A 25
rear valance 40544-2B 36.95
front bumper 17757-1A 104.95
rear bumper 17906-1A 104.95
windshield gasket 03110-1A 13.95
rear window gasket 42084-2B 20.55
Trunk and glove box lock 43507-0A 54.95
Gas Tank 9002-1B 93.5
sending unit 9275-1A 26.95
gas cap 9030-20A 94.95
Door Panel / pair PS-6-A 56.85
arm rest bases 24144-1 11
arm rest pads 24100-1A 8.9
arm rest screws 24100-1K 1.9
Door handles 22600-1C 17.9
window cranks 23342-2B 17.9
kick panels KC-56-A 31.5
carpet CA-58-65-51 145.5
Dash Pad 04290-4AR 112.95

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