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My 67 fastback build

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Fst Blk, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I know, I have had mine 26 years now and the first 9 or so it was real slow progress including time in storage as I moved three times during that period. I had owned it 17 years when it finally got painted. And it is still not done!!!
     
  2. RyanG85

    RyanG85 Well-Known Member

    That's nothing, my restoration began in 91.... still hasn't seen the road.
     
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    This made my day. I'm not alone in the seemingly never ending path to the finish line.
     
  4. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    9 years and counting.

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  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Hate to admit it but I am just at seven years. BUT...oh so close finally.
     
  6. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I'm closer today than I was yesterday. Actually I'm close to getting her to a driver. I'm done worrying about this or that. I want it driving even if that means alot still needs to be finished. Hoping I can accomplish that when I take my vacation in early September. Keep plugging away and fingers crossed.
     
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  7. RyanG85

    RyanG85 Well-Known Member

    When graduated from high school, I put in the yearbook that my goal in life was to finish the mustang. That was 1994, goal still hasn't been accomplished. ....
     
  8. stangg

    stangg Member

    I think this is a good way to do it... get all your mechanicals and safety stuff in order, then shake it down to see if anything needs tweaking before finishing off paint and interior.
     
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  9. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Plus, I'm ready to drive it lol.

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  10. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Engine is dropped in... still far from anything but for a guy that has been pulling 70+ a week I'm OK with the progress. [​IMG]



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  11. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

  12. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Looking good but you could probably get more done if you quit two timing with that Chevy in the picture.
     
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  13. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    True. Wanna buy it lol.

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  14. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    here are some pic we talked about on the phone. Some are when I first put the nose on. You can see the brace attached and the fenders are not cut. You can also see in the bottom pics, the upper didn't fit real well but I was able to tweak it and not add any filler.
    broken nose 1.jpg Picture 331.jpg Picture 351.jpg July06 045.jpg July06 044.jpg
     
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  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    you will notice, I made some braces to tie the bottoms of the fenders to the chassis. This helped. The lower nose is attached in the wheelwell and to the fender where the bumper would have covered. Also it is attached to the brace. You can see some supports in the first pic. It's screwed into those behind the grille.
     
  16. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Thanks Craig. That does answer a lot of my questions. I can see how it attaches over the fenders. I know it's a week before you're home again, but when you do make it back, you think you could pull me some measurements off that brace we were talking about and pictured above? I'm good with the bumper mount side to side, but the length it comes forward and the height of the upkicks??

    Thanks dad.
     
  17. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    not a problem!
     
  18. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    And for those that don't know what we are talking about... picked this up along with a shelby decklid Saturday. 500 bux for all of it was a steal. The decklid alone would have cost that shipped. [​IMG]


    Pics of decklid to come when I make it home.

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  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I agree with you too on removing the lights in the upper nose! I didn't like them either.
    Broken nose after.jpg
     
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  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Makes them far too busy for my taste. And losing the lower nose lights also. I like the inboard lights, but don't think I'll do them either. I've been looking at getting halo lights and trying to wire my turn signals into the halo... I thought that would be cool.
     
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