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Horseplay: 1965 Fastback Restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Horseplay, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    It looks gorgeous, Terry! Congrats! And yes, it does look so very similar to the drawing. Enjoy!

    Oh, and you can change your signature. Not *under construction* anymore!
     
  2. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Yeah, creating a Youtube account and uploading a video is damn near rocket surgery.

    o_O:rolleyes::cool:
     
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Easy there, Skippy. I realized I actually already made one and uploaded to the site. Just have to remember how to log in now!
     
  4. stangg

    stangg Active Member

    looks great...enjoy driving it now!
     
  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Per the rules, a brief video.

     
  6. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Nice driveby grandpa.
     
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  7. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Well …... it rolls real nice.
     
  8. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Nice! A 10 year project finally came to fruition. And to think all this time it didn't exist. Enjoy!
     
  9. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    that's awesome!
     
  10. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Congrats on getting the car running. All joking aside, I think there is a handful of us on here that wish our cars were at that point.
     
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  11. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    All it takes is way too much money and far too many years. :confused::D

    On a serious note, (and I know this doesn't apply to you, Boom) I think too many people take on more project than their skills or budget can handle and never have a shot at reaching the finish line. Others, like myself, simply can't find the time needed and things drag out. My advice to anyone contemplating taking on a major project is to simply be honest with themselves about what they can handle. Know your limits both skill set and budget. Live within your means, so to speak. My journey saw me have to step away a number of times to regain my interest as life kept me from advancing along at a pace that did not frustrate me. This hobby is supposed to be fun. Getting in over your head will put an end to that very quickly.
     
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  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    You thinking you have skilzs.


     
  13. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Well done, Terry !! That engine sounds GREAT !!
    This is the kind of news I need. I taking a break from our landscaping improves to make more progress on my coupe.
     
  14. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Rained here almost the entire weekend. It did dry out just enough to allow for a quick drive around the neighborhood once the streets dried off. Now the fun starts as I get to do some final panel tweaking of the fenders and doors to get everything "just right". Then I am going to get to work on the paint. Some light cutting and a lot of buffing ahead of me. I held off all this time figuring any light scratches that might happen during the years long rebuild are better off on the "rough" paint rather than polished.

    I love this pic I took this weekend. After the small amount of driving I have been able to do the car has really settled in. The tops of the tires, both front and back, have nestled up out of view. Ground clearance is down to just 2.5" now on the exhaust. The custom work I did in the back and the narrowed rear end really place the tires (245/45/17) nicely, I think.
    3qtrview.jpg
     
  15. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Great view, lookin' good!
     
  16. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Looks great except the rust bubbles.


    Sent from my Sarcastic phone
     
  17. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Ah wipe that tear out of your eye it's distorting your view. It's got you thinking his car might just be running longer than yours in a short while.

    _____________________________
    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     
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  18. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Sexy. Great job Terry.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    So it has been extraordinarily quiet around here lately. Figure I can play catch-up and make some posts of things done to the car that didn't make the thread yet. Starting with a remote hood latch release set-up. With all the money tied up in stuff under the hood I wanted to make it a bit harder for the bad guys to steal anything. It is not theft-proof but much better than stock. Plus it's cool!

    Used a standard Lokar handle and cable along with assorted stainless and chrome bits plus some, shall I say, clever metal fab to pull it all together. The Lokar handle is tucked up under the dash and when pulled "pops" the hood like a modern car and then the original hood release handle under the grill is still used to release the safety catch arms so the hood can be fully opened. The goal was function but also stealth so there was nothing obviously changed or even visible. Turned out well and works great.
    release handle.jpg release cable firewall.jpg cable routing.jpg cable mount.jpg latch catch.jpg
     
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  20. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    more pics hood pin.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018 at 11:29 AM

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