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1966 Mustang Coupe Restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by GPR, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Round 2. The black line is where Brian will be cutting

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  2. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Brian wanted to see how 275 x 18's fit so he borrowed these from another project car

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    This is the owners original 255 x 17's that are now to narrow and will be going on my Mustang II restomod under construction.

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  3. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Sprayed a little epoxy to keep it from getting any surface rust

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    Brian is starting on the other side. Bolted on the stone guard and front valance to keep everything lined up.

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    Left side

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  4. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Wow, guys got skills!! Excited to see it finished
     
  5. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Rod & Custom coilover rear suspension

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    Currie 9" with Wilwood brakes

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    Test fitting the rear suspension

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  6. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Really like the black rotors
     
  7. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    I have the second Rod & Custom rear suspension kit sold on my 1968 Coupe and it fit great. We can get the car real low if we want. The kit has been redesigned and it is a little harder to install and you cannot get it as low as my car.

    The upper shock mount now has heim joints because I'm sure not all early Mustangs have the same distance between the frame rails. Tack welded in place

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    Upper control arm crossmember and rear end brackets tack welded in place

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    Installing the rear coilover shocks

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    Everything was installed according to the directions and this is the lowest it would go.

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    After talking to Rod & Custom they said to turn the lower shock mount over

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    This is the ride height now with no weight in the car

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  8. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    How much lower will it go once interior, glass etc are installed? Seems like it might be to low, if there is such a thing.
     
  9. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    You could take a piece of bar stock, drill some holes and extend the holes closer to the ground if needed . . . I can make a sketch and attach if you want to see what I mean.
     
  10. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    The Customer likes it and it will go down a little with weight in it but not as low as my car with the original kit.

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  11. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    With weight in the car I think the ride height will be about right

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    Welded the rear valance in place

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    We wanted to do something different for the exhaust. We cut the exhaust outlets from a 1967 valance but had to make it a little larger to fit our tail pipes

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  12. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    Fixing the trunk gap

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    The owner wanted a spoiler but did not like how tall it was so we lowered the Mustangs to Fear spoiler and end caps about 1". It will be straight with the top of the quarter

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    Spoiler cut and test fitting

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  13. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    The end caps were bolted, bonded and fiberglass mat added to the quarter panel

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    The spoiler was bonded to the deck lid and fiberglass mat added

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  14. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Very nice indeed.
     
  15. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Nice work!
     
  16. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    I epoxy primed the body

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    Block sanded and a little more bodywork

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    One coat of SPI epoxy primer

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    Two coats of SPI Turbo primer

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  17. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Great job. Wish we were closer, I would have you do my fender flares when I ready to do them.
     
  18. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    That looks great.
     
  19. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    cool built !!!!!!!!!! :cool::cool:
     
  20. GPR

    GPR Active Member

    We took the body off the rotisserie and mounted it on a cart so I could finish the taillight panel and rear valance. I block sanded one more time

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    Epoxy primed

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    We want to test fit everything before paint. Starting installing the Rod & Custom suspension

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    Back on the ground

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    Getting ready to install the 347 engine and TKO transmission. Those hoses got to go.

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    Engine and trans installed

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    Ididit steering column with a Billet Specialties wheel

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    A few more photos

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